Monster Race Wear
Page 42 of 44 FirstFirst ... 324041424344 LastLast
Results 821 to 840 of 868

Thread: Austin-Healey’s and the Austin Healey Car Club of NZ and Others

  1. #821
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,367

    SID1 a racer ..last post for today !!

    Thanks to Aussie Healey guy Joe Armour of a magazine cover C and CC from the UK.

    Name:  Motoring Books #186 SID 1 AH 3000 racer on cover C and CC Mag  (2) (618x800).jpg
Views: 208
Size:  162.0 KB

  2. #822
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,367

    AHS3901, AHS3906, AHS3701 a Cooper Bristol ? AHS3905

    AHS3701 - Sold new to David Smith through York Motors Pty Ltd, Sydney Australia
    Engine #222720C body #54 despatched 4th April 1955.

    AHS3901 - Sold new to Da Silva Ramos through AFIVA, France. Engine #222741 body #71 despatched 2nd July 1955.

    AHS3905 - Sold new ; Imported by Austin, Sydney Australia for dealer Larke Hoskins and sold to John Crouch
    Engine #222743 body #75 despatched 20th July 1955.
    The car was subsequently owned by Jack Davey and Sam Miller amongst others - see more of the History in a post of 12th November 2019 [ today as I write this ]

    AHS3906 - Sold new through Austin, Melbourne, Australia Engine #222748 body #76 despatched 22nd July 1955.

    Photo of the four cars at the Australian Grand Prix meeting in 2006.
    Photo by Marshall Cass from the Archives of Paul O'Neill in Australia.

    Name:  AH 100S #97 3910, 3906, 3701, 3905 AGP 2006 - photo Marshall Cass Paul O'Neill arch .jpg
Views: 187
Size:  118.8 KB

    another photo of the David Smith car AHS3701, at Gnoo Blass in 1955.

    Name:  AH 100S #16 AHS3701 David Smith Gnoo Blass 1955 Bob Williamson.jpg
Views: 186
Size:  65.2 KB

    AHS3905 at Bathurst in 1957 being driven by Sam Miller

    Name:  AH 100S #17 AHS3905 Sam Miller Bathurst 1957 Bob Williamson .jpg
Views: 194
Size:  105.0 KB

    Another well known Australian AHS3807 in 1982 with Joe Jarick and another 100S - in Queensland.
    Car on the left has a NSW Registration Plate, so presume Joe's car is the one on the right. Identity of this car being sought.

    AHS3807 was " Invoiced to - J. J. Concalves Sucrs., Lisbon, Portugal Engine number 222737 Body number 65 - despatched 25.5.55 [ 25th May 1955 ]
    - Quote Geoffrey Healey book " Austin Healey -the story of the Big Healey's "..

    Name:  AH 100S #97 at Lakeside QLD 1982 TRS mid-year pic.jpg
Views: 190
Size:  69.8 KB

    AHS3807 in 2018 in Queensland
    Name:  AH 100S #33 AHS3905 Joe Jarick's 100S AHOCQ meeting August 2018 AHOCQ archives.jpg
Views: 199
Size:  140.0 KB

    Joe and Lyn Jarick in AHS3807 in 2018.

    Name:  AH 100S #34 AHS3905 Joe Jarick's 100S Joe and Lyn in car August 2018 AHOCQ archives.jpg
Views: 194
Size:  131.9 KB

    Paul O'Neill owns one of the 100S but unsure of the Chassis number - presume one of the above cars but not AHS3905. - Will check that out and amend the post.

    *** Errors being corrected the Joe Jarick car, which Joe and Lyn have owned for 40 years or so is AHS3807 and not AHS3905 - clarification from Mark Donaldson of the AHCCNZ who has known Joe, Lyn and the Car for many years [ probably the 40 or so ]

    Some pictures posted before but now grouped together.
    Last edited by Roger Dowding; 11-11-2019 at 11:37 PM. Reason: Errors corrected ####47

  3. #823
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,367

    A Healey or N Healey or ?? John Mckechnie !!

    Quote Originally Posted by John McKechnie View Post
    At last, a Healey that is pleasing to my eyes....
    John Mck - this needed a reply !! I must have been asleep, ZZZZ Mate -

    Healey 100
    Healey Nash
    or
    Healey 100 ??
    OR
    Healey 100S

    Name:  AH 100 #213 AH 100 BN2 a Concour Car Geoff White .jpg
Views: 173
Size:  109.5 KB

    Name:  AH 100 #212 Nash Healey 1953 Motor Show K Stelk archives .jpg
Views: 177
Size:  131.9 KB

    or
    Name:  AH 100 #211 AH 100 different grille K Stelk archives .jpg
Views: 175
Size:  155.8 KB

    OR
    Name:  AH 100S #33 AHS3905 Joe Jarick's 100S AHOCQ meeting August 2018 AHOCQ archives.jpg
Views: 178
Size:  140.0 KB

    For their time and with the American Influence the Nash Healey is a great looking car, in my mind though it is the AH 100 .. a bit biased of course.

    And the Thread cracked the 250,000 views, long way to go to get to ERC with over 850,000 .. even with my 8 threads only at 640,000 - " so much to do, so little time !! "
    Last edited by Roger Dowding; 09-17-2019 at 04:52 AM.

  4. #824
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,367

    " Kerbside Motors - a division of the Backyard Motor Company [ BMC ].

    Labour charges at Kerbside Motors - the English branch of the Company.

    Sign in the workshop
    Name:  Motoring #9 Labour costs British Classic Cars Fb .jpg
Views: 157
Size:  85.6 KB

    Meanwhile at the Spare Parts Counter .....
    Name:  Motoring #6 Unipart cartoon R Dowding .jpg
Views: 158
Size:  131.0 KB

    This was at the local branch of the business back in 1980's.
    Name:  Garage scene Herne Bay My Cars #145 TR4A second accident garage view CCI12102016_0005 (2) (800x5.jpg
Views: 159
Size:  117.1 KB

  5. #825
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,367

    Austin Healey Christmas Cards..

    Cards from the 1980's sent to me in 1983 the first two and 1985 the last one - by the people who owned the cars.

    Bill Bolton had just acquired this Racer - at the time he owned ABL6 - the Modsport car and UJB141 the Sebring Works car that rolled in a big way and was rebuilt.
    Bill has sold all the cars - ABL6 is back in the UK, unsure of the whereabouts of the others.

    Name:  AH 3000 #197 Bill Bolton racer Xmas card 1983 CCI01102019_0018 (800x396).jpg
Views: 128
Size:  100.7 KB

    The late John and Shirley Wilson, from Eugene Oregon - their [ one of their ] 3000. Card from 1983

    Name:  AH 3000 #198 John and Shirley Wilson xmas card 1983 CCI01102019_0019 (800x407).jpg
Views: 130
Size:  139.1 KB

    The Wilson Family and two of their cars another of that 3000 and a Sprite - photo from 1985 - colours have faded on this one !!

    Name:  AH 3000 #199 Wislon family 3000 and Sprite xmas card 1985 CCI01102019_0020 (800x405).jpg
Views: 132
Size:  117.9 KB

  6. #826
    Two rather different Austin Healeys seen at Goowood.

    Name:  IMG_1713 (2).JPG
Views: 131
Size:  128.8 KB

    Name:  IMG_1718 (2).JPG
Views: 132
Size:  157.4 KB

    Name:  IMG_1710 (2).JPG
Views: 129
Size:  139.2 KB

  7. #827
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,367
    Milan, Thank you - I guess you are now back ? Hope you had a great trip .. On my Bucket List !! Goodwood ..

  8. #828
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,367

    BU1629 a 1954 AH 100 with a bit of history well a story

    BU 1629 owned by the Heasley family back in the 1960's -a photo from 1966.
    Car became IF4514 ** This now is incorrect but I knew of IF4514 in the late 1980's and have several photos of it. car is Red as

    This detail from Mark Donaldson, founder 1st President and again President of the Austin Healey Car Club of New Zealand.

    " I purchased this great car in 1971 and it was the reason I founded the Austin-Healey Car Club in 1972. It had a racing history from the early days when the late Phil Neill owned and campaigned it. He fitted it with Dodge flat-top pistons sponsored by Hepolite. A very quick car. "

    The Heasley Family photo - from 1966 - the plate would have been issued in the 1964-65 Registration Year.
    Photo from Colin Heasley of his brothers car - the same photo appears on the Carjam website

    Name:  AH 100 #261 BU1629 - IF4514 1954 100 photo 1966 Colin Heasley family .jpg
Views: 105
Size:  178.3 KB

    A couple of my photos of IF4514 ** from the AHCCNZ Rally in Masterton in 1989.

    Name:  AHCCNZ events #41 1989 Masterton Rally The Concours  the line up 100 first CCI01032016_0002 (800.jpg
Views: 107
Size:  139.7 KB

    a closer view of IF4514 **

    Name:  AHCCNZ events #40 1989 Masterton Rally The Concours  100 and others CCI01032016_0001 (800x579).jpg
Views: 106
Size:  153.2 KB

    Carjam shows the following;

    The Plates History is inaccurate as original plate issued BU1629 in 1964 year - first of the new plates the July 1996 date is for the personalised version [ re-issued ]

    " Plates History

    Plate Effective Date
    BU1629 23-Jul-1996
    IF4514 04-Mar-1977
    Registration

    Registration Status: Get Full CarJam Report
    Plate: BU1629
    Plate Type: Personalised
    Origin: NZ New
    Used as: Private Passenger vehicle
    Cause of Latest Registration: New
    NZ First Registration: 04-Mar-1977
    NZ Last Registration: Get Full CarJam Report
    Was Registered Overseas? No '

    The Car details ..

    " Year: 1954
    Make: AUSTIN
    Model: HEALEY
    Colour: Red
    Body Style: Sports Car
    Plate: BU1629
    Engine No: N/A
    Chassis: 159475 " *** see note below

    More to come on this car - if I can get more info from Mark Donaldson.....
    There is some conflicting information about the Number Plates = Registration ..

    It appears that Carjam have merged two cars details as BU1629 is Chassis Number 159745 and not 159475 .. so correct designation is BN1-159745 .. It would seem that IF4514 is 159475 - but will seek confirmation.
    *** Information from Mark Donaldson of AHCCNZ - in fact Mark states that his owning BU1629 the ex - " Phil Neil car in 1971 is one of the reasons he started the Austin Healey Car Club of New Zealand in 1972 ".

    More to come on this - to confirm IF4514 the Gary Weaver car which is the Red 100 in my photos.
    Last edited by Roger Dowding; 11-12-2019 at 01:33 AM. Reason: Errors corrected ####47

  9. #829
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,367

    Pukekohe - 1964 an entry list with Austin Healey's 100's and 1000's 3000's that is

    From Graham Woods archives - unsure which meeting but could be either the ACC meeting in December 1964 or was it the GP meeting at the beginning of the year. Posts of other races from 1964 and 1965 have been on " Old New Zealand Motor Racing " Fb page recently by Graham ..

    The W [ Bill ] Dunster 3000 - now with BMC BOY, and Trevor Sheffield in his Daimler SP250 too !!

    Name:  Pukekohe 1964 #27 Sports Car Race 6 1964 Graham Woods  .jpg
Views: 86
Size:  98.5 KB

    Charlie Conway in his 100 and J Kingdon in a 100/6
    R Speedy in a 100 [ 4 ] and D Curlett in a 3000.
    The AH 3000 with 4000cc engine P McLoughlin - I do not know of !!

    Will pass the item on to the NZ Healey Club - may get some answers ..

  10. #830
    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    From Graham Woods archives - unsure which meeting but could be either the ACC meeting in December 1964 or was it the GP meeting at the beginning of the year. Posts of other races from 1964 and 1965 have been on " Old New Zealand Motor Racing " Fb page recently by Graham ..

    The W [ Bill ] Dunster 3000 - now with BMC BOY, and Trevor Sheffield in his Daimler SP250 too !!

    Name:  Pukekohe 1964 #27 Sports Car Race 6 1964 Graham Woods  .jpg
Views: 86
Size:  98.5 KB

    Charlie Conway in his 100 and J Kingdon in a 100/6
    R Speedy in a 100 [ 4 ] and D Curlett in a 3000.
    The AH 3000 with 4000cc engine P McLoughlin - I do not know of !!

    Will pass the item on to the NZ Healey Club - may get some answers ..

    That's from the Auckland Car Club meeting at Pukekohe on December 12, 1964.

    The race was won by Jim Boyd (Lycoming), from Ian Green (Tojeiro Jaguar) and John Donnelly (HWM Thuderbird).

  11. #831
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,367
    Quote Originally Posted by Milan Fistonic View Post
    That's from the Auckland Car Club meeting at Pukekohe on December 12, 1964.

    The race was won by Jim Boyd (Lycoming), from Ian Green (Tojeiro Jaguar) and John Donnelly (HWM Thuderbird).
    Thanks, Milan.
    I sent the entry list to Trevor as he is mentioned, and have asked BMC BOY and Mark Donaldson - President of AHCCNZ, if they know of the Healey's especially that one from Thames shown as 4000cc " Austin Healey 3000 M I " .. Don't think the Healey-Valiant had been built in 1964.

    Graham Woods has posted the entry list for most of the races and the Presidents Letter for the December 1964 meeting.
    I will put them on the Pukekohe thread soon.
    Cheers
    Roger
    Last edited by Roger Dowding; 10-14-2019 at 07:44 PM. Reason: more info #### 47

  12. #832
    This was in a publication called Classic Car Weekly that I picked up in the UK.

    Name:  IMG_5879 (3).JPG
Views: 83
Size:  179.7 KB

  13. #833
    Originally posted by Roger Dowding
    ......Don't think the Healey-Valiant had been built in 1964.....
    A 'Healey-Valiant' would have to be powered by a Slant 6, they were about 3.76-litres but could stand a lot of boring out.

    But would the engine have been installed as a slant, or vertically? As a slant it would have made it terribly difficult to work on.

    And what might an earlier '4000' have carried under the bonnet?

    Perhaps a Princess R engine like the factory 4000s? Or is that too much to ask?

  14. #834
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,367
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Bell View Post
    A 'Healey-Valiant' would have to be powered by a Slant 6, they were about 3.76-litres but could stand a lot of boring out.

    But would the engine have been installed as a slant, or vertically? As a slant it would have made it terribly difficult to work on.

    And what might an earlier '4000' have carried under the bonnet?

    Perhaps a Princess R engine like the factory 4000s? Or is that too much to ask?
    Ray Bell the Princess R motor was my thought too !!.

    Tha Valiant Healey " Healey Valiant " did have the slant six - I don't have a photo of the original Valiant motor when fitted but do have this photos of the current installation. On a slant with the lovely Webers sitting flat ..

    Name:  AH 3000 #106 Valiant Healey 2019 -engine Milan Fistonic.jpg
Views: 81
Size:  175.8 KB
    Photo by Milan Fistonic - rebuild by the current owner - who had to take out the non-compliant V8

    One of the Owners [ Grant McKenzie ] photos of the car from Mark Donaldson at the All British Day in Auckland last year I think

    Name:  AH 3000 #105 Valiant Healey 2019 -Grant Mackenzie Mark Donaldson pic.jpg
Views: 79
Size:  87.4 KB

  15. #835
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,367
    Quote Originally Posted by Milan Fistonic View Post
    This was in a publication called Classic Car Weekly that I picked up in the UK.

    Name:  IMG_5879 (3).JPG
Views: 83
Size:  179.7 KB
    Thanks Milan - Interesting that they would pair the two cars - the 100 SIX, actually had a smaller motor 2639 cc compared to the 4 with 2660 - was less powerful and longer and heavier - Still I would like any Big Healey these days.

  16. #836
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,367

    Bill Bolton's Healey Racer Corvallis Oregon

    Learn't a bit more about this car from another guy that both Bill and I know - Rex Urban from Salem Oregon was a Sprite and small BMC Cars Man Austin A30's A40's -[ which were pretty rare in the USA ] Rex and his mate Paul Lawry and Mini's ran " Mini Motors " for many years - Rex Urban is still restoring and rebuilding cars.

    The photo again.

    Name:  AH 3000 #197 Bill Bolton racer Xmas card 1983 CCI01102019_0018 (800x396) (2).jpg
Views: 80
Size:  100.7 KB

    a bit of the story on the car;

    " Rex Urban – who restored the car in White ; it was restored as it raced in the can-am racing series. White.. I'll look for pictures. It had very interesting mods. Lots of alloy and no vent in the bonnet. Light doors and boot. Brings back memories of 1980s.

    Dave Birchall; That would make it the 1961 Canadian Championship winner? With alloy body. Driven by Grant Clark?

    Rex Urban : reply to Dave Birchall ; Yes!!! That's it!.. Bill made sure that the numbers were exactly correct. Wonderful car. Lots of mods to the engine. Very driveable
    "

    Bills other two racers - ABL6 the Modsport type car and UJB141 the ex Sebring 1960 works car part of a Team of 3, UJB143 did Le mans as well in 1960. UJB141 had a huge rollover at Sebring.

    Name:  AH 3000 #126 UJB141 on a roll-over crop (2).jpg
Views: 77
Size:  75.4 KB

    Both these cars have been sold by Bill, the Modsport ABL6 is in the UK, UJB141 and the above racer I am unsure

    Name:  AH 3000 #141 ABL6 with UJB141 Bill Bolton and Mark Donaldson Ross Cammick  (2).jpg
Views: 79
Size:  125.3 KB

    Rex Urban will look for photos of the car and its rebuild.
    Interestingly a couple of ex North American racers have made their way to New Zealand - unsure if they have been rebuilt restored yet - one arrived in the 1980's and owned by Mark Donaldson.

  17. #837
    I'm pretty sure you posted that Slant 6 pic before, Roger...

    And I think I commented then how difficult it must have been to get to the distributor. But there's room for carbies and that's all good.

  18. #838
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,367

    The AH 3000 with 4000cc engine P McLoughlin

    Following up with Ray Bells comment on the 4000 cc engine.

    More information on the " Austin Healey 3000 M I capacity 4000 "- entered in the Auckland Car Clubs December 1964 Race meeting at Pukekohe. by P A T McLoughlin.

    The entry list again from Graham Woods archives;

    Name:  Pukekohe 1964 #36 ACC Dec 1964 Sports Car Race 6 Graham Woods.jpg
Views: 53
Size:  98.5 KB

    P A T McLoughlin was one of the McLouglin Brothers who owned the Austin Healey in 1964.
    have gleaned some of the story from BMC BOY [Ross C ]and the cars current owner and restorer Myles Hick [ son of the late Gavin Hicks - well known in Classic Car and Restoration circles in Auckland and indeed New Zealand.

    Myles observes ;
    " Interesting it’s listed as 4000 as most of the programs had it entered as 4200.
    The original motor would had been 4000, so they must have done the enlargement after this date "

    Ross writes about the car ;
    " I think the McLaughlin car is the Ruddspeed Healey that belongs to Myles Hicks (do you remember Gavin Hicks father of Myles and Justin. He passed away recently)
    It was fitted with a 4000 big Austin motor and the original Ruddspeed was fitted into a A95 Sedan which I think hit a bridge and killed one of the McLaughlin brothers.
    When Gavin bought the Healey the 4000 was still in the car and they could drive it.
    The A95 was parked in damaged condition under a tree with the Ruddspeed engine out beside it.

    Myles is currently finishing the car which had only about 40000 miles on it and in very nice condition bodywise for its age. Old English white over black as original with a black works hardtop.
    It has a lot of mods fitted from Ruddspeed including an original 100S oil cooler.
    It’s a 1959 3000 BT7 from memory. No doubt it will go overseas to get the sort of money cars built to the Hicks’
    standard can be found.

    They found a buyer with a Jensen 541 who wanted a modified 4000cc Austin 6. Probably the only person who would want one of those boat anchors!
    "
    Spelling of the name McLaughlin or McLoughlin - will clarify as we know spelling in entry lists is often incorrect - the organiser / secretary having to decipher " Boys "handwriting.

    Have other entry lists from meetings around this time at Pukekohe,being from Thames it may be the only track they raced on but could well have been at Matamata, Mt Maunganui and other middle North Island Race Meeting.

    Myles no doubt has more information on the car - Probably met him back in the 1970's when involved with the Austin Healey Club - I have met and seen Gavin at many meetings of AHCCNZ or other Classic Clubs TACCOC, Jaguar Drivers when competing.

    More to follow.
    Last edited by Roger Dowding; 10-22-2019 at 09:14 PM. Reason: typo cats/cars ###47

  19. #839
    "Boat anchor" would probably be a good description if it's the truck motor...

    They were also used in the A125 Sheerline and big Princess models of the late forties and early fifties, they would have put an enormous load on that Healey front end.

    It was, in fact, the six from which the Healey four was derived. Built on a pre-war truck engine which started out, IIRC, at 3500cc.

    Rex Law used one briefly in his Regal...



    ...but replaced it with a Cadillac V8. His was 3500cc from a military ambulance.

  20. #840
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Bell View Post
    "Boat anchor" would probably be a good description if it's the truck motor...

    They were also used in the A125 Sheerline and big Princess models of the late forties and early fifties, they would have put an enormous load on that Healey front end.

    It was, in fact, the six from which the Healey four was derived. Built on a pre-war truck engine which started out, IIRC, at 3500cc.

    Rex Law used one briefly in his Regal...



    ...but replaced it with a Cadillac V8. His was 3500cc from a military ambulance.
    They where a pretty reliable truck engine in there day, only the odd burnt valve [typical of that head design] but not many other problems, would never think you would be able to get a lot of performance out of one though, the McLouclan brothers were in the TVCC, around the same time as I was.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •