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For Sale: 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8

-Show car Sports Convertible 3000 with exceptional fit and finish throughout.
-Built for fast road use and upgraded throughout.
-Mechanical rebuild, refinish and rotisserie restoration by Jetstream Custom Auto http://jetstreamauto.ca/
-Desirable early BJ8 convertible Healey with single blinker/running lights.
-Fitted with rare New-Old-Stock (NOS) Abarth Sports Exhaust from Italy
-New dashboard and timing chain work by Owen Autotmotive http://owenauto.ca/
-Fitted with John Skinner Manufacturing interior upholstery https://www.john-skinner.co.uk/
-Fitted with Denis Welch Motorsport redesigned Steering box https://www.bighealey.co.uk/
-Other Major upgrades include lowering kit, high-flow intake manifold, tubular exhaust headers
-Long list of new parts include front shocks, brake lines, brake system including servo, wiring harness 1-2-3 distributor with Nisonger Tach conversion, new bumpers, wheels (2016), tires (2012), hubs, front grill, Pipercross air filter, Dennis Welsh rear main seal, Dennis Welsh aluminum back plate and all new rubber.
-Fitted with Twin SU HD8 manual choke carburetors

Price is $92,500CDN call Richard Owen 250-891-7475

Sold: 1963 Austin Healey 3000 MKII BJ7

-Early convertible Healey with wind-down windows and metal dash.
-Completely restored from 2002-2005
-Bought from Arizona as a restoration project
-Paint and Body by Coachwerks Automotive Restoration: http://coachwerks.com/
-Matching numbers hood, catch and trunk
-Rebuilt spare engine with new bearings, rings and rebuilt cylinder head
-Rebuilt Rhys Kent Island Automotion Carburettors: https://www.sucarburetors.com/
-New Front wheel bearings, new fuel tank, new heater core, new wiring harness
-Large image gallery available on request.

Sold: 1966 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8

-Very well presented and well sorted BJ8; one of the best we have worked on.
-Originally delivered to Jacksonville, Florida in September of 1966.
-Retains its original engine confirmed by the heritage certificate.
-Solid, original-floor car with original panels: matching hood, catch and trunk body stampings.
-Excellent paint and body with exceptional fit and finish throughout.
-Upgrades include mild race camshaft, rear telescopic shock absorbers, 3-1 exhaust headers,
-Undocumented original 57,000 miles
-New leather upholstery with matching canvas soft-top and green piping
-Given a 9/10 in an appraisal from the acclaimed Guild of Automotive Restorers
-Licensed and registered in Sidney, BC, CANADA.

BJ8 Restoration: Part 7: Completed Engine Bay

We have reached a critical point in the Healey restoration. It’s time to add the front body panels, but not without having a good look.

The factory clearly assembled the car in a similar manner, which makes tasks like the front ventilation tubes actually doable.

As mentioned in the video, the engine and anciliarys have the following upgrades and many more I forgot to mention:

Athena Multi-Layer Head Gasket
ARP Cylinder Head Stud Kit
WOSP Dynamotor
Denis Welsh CRANKSHAFT REAR SEAL CONVERSION
Denis Welsh OIL PUMPS
Denis Welsh SPIN-ON OIL FILTER CONVERSION
Denis Welsh Valves
Denis Welsh HYDRAULIC TIMING CHAIN TENSIONER
Top Hat valve stem seals
Kenlowe Electronic Fan
Autosparks wiring harness.

The engine bay is still missing a few things, like the distributor vacuum line, and filters but is mostly complete.

BJ8 Restoration: Part 4: Metal Work

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Once our BJ8 project was stripped bare and blasted, we then had a unique opportunity to address the weakness of the original design and deal with any present or future problems.

We trusted Steven Gicas to do the job. Trained by Roy Moore for Jetstream, he has put together several of the Hugh’s brothers Healeys and will be working on more Healeys in the future.

After cutting away the inner, intermediate and outer sills, we decided under Steven’s guidance to replace all 10 floor board pieces. These were simply tacked onto the chassis by the factory with little regard to corrosion protection between the floor and chassis. Steven applied weld-through primer the entire ‘sandwich’ surface which when combined with seam sealer should outlast the intended lifetime of the structure. This also refreshed the flanges that the inner sill attaches to.

We also spent considerable money to get the fenders, doors, sills, shut panels and hinge panels sufficiently lined up. Steven weighed down the chassis to mimic the 690 lb engine and transmission, but I would recommend leaving the engine in for this process otherwise.

This leaves the Healey ready for Trevor Black to do final bodywork and prepare it for one his superb topcoats. It will be going back to its original hue of dark Britsh Racing Green GN25.