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    SID1 a racer ..last post for today !!

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

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    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 to Larke Hoskins through Austin, Sydney Australia
    Engine #222743 body #75 despatched 20th July 1955.
    -which is now in the hands of Joe Jarick
    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.

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

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    AHS3905 at Bathurst in 1957 being driven by Sam Miller

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    AHS3905 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.

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    AHS3905 in 2018 in Queensland
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    Joe and Lyn Jarick in AHS3905 in 2018.

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    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.

    Some pictures posted before but now grouped together.

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    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

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    or
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    OR
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    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 !! "
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    " 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
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    Meanwhile at the Spare Parts Counter .....
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    This was at the local branch of the business back in 1980's.
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    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.

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

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

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    Two rather different Austin Healeys seen at Goowood.

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    Milan, Thank you - I guess you are now back ? Hope you had a great trip .. On my Bucket List !! Goodwood ..

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    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 which i knew off in the late 1980's and have severalphotos of it.

    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

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

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    a closer view

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    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 "

    More to come on this car - if I can get more info from Mark Donaldson.....

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    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 !!

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    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 ..

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    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 !!

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    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).

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

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    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?

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    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 ..

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milan Fistonic View Post
    This was in a publication called Classic Car Weekly that I picked up in the UK.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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

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    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.

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    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.

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