Tag Archiv: bj8

For Sale: 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.

Price is $79,500CDN call Richard Owen 250-891-7475.

2017 All British Field Meet at the VanDuesen Gardens.

Take a ride with us to the VanDuesen Gardens in our completed 1967 Austin Healey BJ8!

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 6: Engine Installed

IMG_8394

The engine has landed. Lucky for us BMC used light metallic green on the engine so we could apply a very nice base/clear finish on our restoration car.

In typical BMC fashion everything was installed on the engine prior to paint so we mimicked that process, somewhat.

At the factory even the alternator, fan belt, breather hoses and exhaust manifold were painted with the engine.

A couple items I forgot were the intake drain tubes and vacuum advance line which are also green.

IMG_8362

IMG_8388

IMG_8389

IMG_8394