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Florida Green 100M from Amelia Island

Florida Green 1956 Austin Healey 100M

Florida Green 1956 Austin Healey 100M

One of the many outstanding cars from last weekend’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance was this 100M from Larry and Wendy Titchner of Toronto, Canada.

This car was owned by a single family from the early 1960s until the current owners purchased it in 2010.

It is also certified by the 100M Le Mans Registry to be one of the 640 factory built 100M models.

Photos by Alex Marks

Florida Green 1956 Austin Healey 100M

Florida Green 1956 Austin Healey 100M

Great Healey Videos

Found a couple great Austin Healey videos lately. If you have any to contribute please let me know

The Healeysport Championship 2013 Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb

How to build and equip an Austin Healey 3000 works rally car byn Timo Makinen

Austin Healey Bonneville Runs

Return To Bonneville

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Austin Healey BJ8 Dashboard Restoration

On Friday I finished restoring Don Manning’s 1967 Austin Healey BJ8 Dashboard.

This car is special because it has an all-original interior and has never been fully restored.

The video goes through the process in detail and I hope it provides some insights for future jobs.

The wood panels were refinished by Karen Trickett of Coventry Woodworks http://www.coventrywoodworks.ca/

The completed dashboard:

Unrestored Dash:

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 5: The Engine

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Today we picked up our Healey 3000 engine from Mid-Island Engine and Machine in Duncan.

Scott and Chuck have a great facility and have proven extremely capable for this job.

They gave us a breif tour of the shop which had some pretty impressive machines.

For our Healey engine, Mid-Island balanced all the rotating masses, grinded the valves and fit new hardned valve seats.