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  1. Correction to previous posts .. Post #822 on the 100S and #828 the 100 Four

    Correction of information has been made on both posts.
    Incorrectly attributed Chassis Number AHS3905 to Joe Jarick from QLD Australia with that Chassis Number Joe and Lyn Jarick's Car is AHS3807...
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    Saw that Jet thing at Pukekohe during the...

    Saw that Jet thing at Pukekohe during the interval at the Supercars on 14th September
    Lots of noise and vibration but very underwhelming when it putted out on a run down the start finish line..
  3. Ruddspeed 3000 Austin Healey 4000 / 4200. Back to 3000 -The Hicks story..

    Recent photos of the restoration from Myles Hicks -restoration started in 2018 ;
    Some other interesting cars in the edges of the photos - other Hicks projects.

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    The...
  4. Ruddspeed 3000 Now the Austin Healey 4000 / 4200. The Hicks story..

    Ownership Number three - we are now in 1985 - the car having sat since 1970.

    Myles Hicks writes ;

    " Gavin purchased the car in 1985, as it sat for the last period, with the Cooper still sitting...
  5. Ruddspeed 3000 Now the Austin Healey 4000 / 4200.

    Pukekohe 1966 Race No #35 -being driven quickly - the car is at Rothmans Hill - this photo has been cropped. I am hoping to get the Original.
    Car now 4200 cc

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    Entry list from the Race ;...
  6. Ruddspeed 3000 the change to the Austin Healey 4000.

    The McLoughlin ownership of the car and some competition details - events, entry lists and photo's.

    Myles Hicks writes ;

    " He then sold it the Pat McLoughlin. They raced it through until 1970....
  7. The Ruddspeed 3000 - The Russell Leathers story

    The first part of the Leathers, McLoughlin, Hicks story of an interesting Austin Healey 3000.
    - The Ruddspeed 3000 - Austin Healey 4000 / 4200 - Ruddspeed 3000.

    Most comments from Myles Hicks and...
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    Ray Bell, " Have I ever related the change it...

    Ray Bell,

    " Have I ever related the change it made to Ross Bond's 3000 when they fitted the alloy head? "

    A story for the Austin Healey thread, in there, but don't tell Ken H .. am working...
  9. The Full Ruddspeed story will follow

    The Full Ruddspeed story will follow ;

    not quite ready but I have this ..

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    Something to get a hold of ..

    The Car had three Registration - Number Plates;
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    In the Healey Club we had an acronym for Healey...

    In the Healey Club we had an acronym for Healey ..

    " Heavily Engineered Almost Likeable English Yacht " - ' boat anchor ' for an Engine even the 100 Four 100 Six and the 3000 motors were heavy ..
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    MFJ915 What is / was it ..

    A bit like the " Riley Car " but this is a .....

    " Year: 1937
    Make: AUSTIN
    Model: 10
    Colour: Green
    Body Style: Utility
    VIN: 7AT00T16X17127899
    Plate: MFJ915
    Engine No: 589883
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    Agree Ken H [ Hy ]... with the comments Great...

    Agree Ken H [ Hy ]... with the comments Great action ... and Thanks .. The Wheels ..
    Or is That /That is an American thing all show and no go !! John Mck 's Car looks brilliant .. Thanks again ERC ..
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    Ken H, That 1962 Ardmore programme - great you...

    Ken H,

    That 1962 Ardmore programme - great you still have worth keeping it and drying it out. [ Have ' borrowed ' the images from it. Thanks

    1962 at Ardmore is also part of the Ruddspeed 3000...
  14. Sports Cars Races Ardmore and Pukekohe the GP meetings 1960-63

    Entry Lists from Graham Woods of the Sports Car Races - Trophy and Handicap Races.
    The extra link is the connection with the Russell Leathers Austin Healeys [ he had more than one ] and the...
  15. Pukekohe 1963 - the first NZIGP meeting the Sports Car Races

    Entry List for the 1963 Sports Car Trophy Race - which was previously held at Ardmore some years a Trophy Race other years there appears to be a Handicap Race at Ardmore, maybe both. Sports Cars were...
  16. John McK - I would say yes the Floride or...

    John McK - I would say yes the Floride or Caravelle in some markets - believe some were Cabriolets some were hardtop Coupe and I think a remove-able hardtop version too !! I am not a Francophile so...
  17. " Give me a break Roger, I get off at 4 pm and...

    " Give me a break Roger, I get off at 4 pm and did this at about 4.15 pm. CA time.
    I'l be 71 in 3 weeks and you guys are all retired, playing lawn bowls, darts or down at the pub,while I struggle...
  18. " Cut and Shut " Nah !! " Cut and stretched " -...

    " Cut and Shut " Nah !! " Cut and stretched " - what a sad fate for a beautiful little car .. but then where else in the world would a single seater Ferrari GP car become a Corvette powered Morris...
  19. Ruddspeed Healey that became the 4000.

    Been busy going through Myle Hicks stuff - his writings and photos which is helping to get it in sequence.
    A guy called Russel Leathers had the car originally a 1959 BN7 - so an early 3000 and ran...
  20. Not " picky " Stu B, - gave it a " boys look "...

    Not " picky " Stu B, - gave it a " boys look " probably remember Lasers being it that colour - they would be the first of the front wheel drive 323's / Lasers -
    My Uncle had the last of the rear...
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    EG774 a Riley Car ; What we do know [Carjam is...

    EG774 a Riley Car ;

    What we do know [Carjam is not perfect ] is this...

    Year: 1937
    Make: RILEY
    Model: CAR
    Colour: Green
    Body Style: Saloon
    Plate: EG774
  22. Bandini 750cc DOHC engine. It is all original".

    Ken,
    " Bandini 750cc DOHC engine. " That is brilliant - and look at that engine - twincam with style .. Testa Rossa = Red Head.

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    Makes a more Modern take look bland - Bandini has those...
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    I have been asleep for a while to Ken after the...

    I have been asleep for a while to Ken after the Rugby - and great - the oldest Austin Mini Cooper in the USA, well done Friend..
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    Bought one for $12,500 in Mount Albert, Auckland...

    Bought one for $12,500 in Mount Albert, Auckland in 1973 - a mate told me a year later it was now worth $15,000 - inflation wow !!
  25. Nigel, thanks for these the last few posts - the...

    Nigel, thanks for these the last few posts - the Healey's the Mini's and others - saw some of the Mini's at Ngatea on Friday heading for the Bay of Plenty and some around Tauranga - Yesterday. That...
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