1966

Austin-Healey 3000

Mark III Phase II

 

A "Big-Healey Super-Car"!  

How awesome is that!

This is the latest and greatest!

It had been off the road for years; waiting for its moment...

it has been an awesome project to bring back to life!

Better than ever!

A "Big-Healey"

Supercar

Automotive 

and technological

sculpture!

Several months were spent finishing this long term restoration.  It has become an automotive sculpture.

A Super-Car! Few were made and few exist in this fresh of a state.

 

The last of the 3000 series, the Mark III Phase II BJ8 represeants one of the most sought after and collectible british sports cars ever created.  Its legacy in the rallies of the1960's created a legend that lives on in the high price that the final "Big-Healeys" command.  The BJ8's are the most luxurious, weather tight, and powerful of all the Austin-Healeys.

These have steadily increased in value since the 1960's, and continue to do so. 

 

Exterior...The clean and rust free body has "New" paint, and assembled with clean hardware

              -recently buffed, polished, and three coats of wax applied.  

            The clean and rust free under-carraige and chassis is sealed in quality paint (check out wheel well photos)

            New convertible top, just installed and with a 6 year mnf. warranty.

            Fresh racing wheels.

             New Mirrors

             NEW Tires

 

Interior... New front Seats,New seat rails, New carpet kit, New Vinyl, New window / door seals and fuzzies,

         New driver glass, New window glides, New door stops, New door hinges, New door handles,

         New door releases, "mileometer" vacuum gauge.

         New dash control backplates and knobs, New cable controls, New choke controls

         Rebuilt tachometer (all New "old school" electrical components) 

         Rebuilt speedometer (New drive gears)

          New Speedo cable

          New 90 degree speedo drive

         Awesome interior lighting

 

Brakes...  New master cylinder, New brake booster, New wheel cylinders, New calipers, New Caliper paint,

             New shoes and pads, New springs, turned rotors, New paint on drums, springs, rebuit adjusters;

 

Engine....  Fresh engine mechanicals.  I did the initial fire-up; pre-lubed with added zinc and an initial burn      

   time of 20 minutes at about 2000 RPM.  Oil drained, then New filter, oil, and zinc. 

   Valves adjusted as per AH handbook.

   Freshly rebuilt HD8 Carbs,

   Awesome engine compartment lights: ready for the evening shows

 

Transmission: interior is glyptoled and has crisp clean gears. Oil drained and overdrive sump strainer cleaned; New    oil, overdrive solenoid and electronics have been adjusted as per manual.  It cleanly shifts through the gears,  as well as in and out of the A-type overdrive.  

 

Misc: Detailed rear end, New clutch Master cylinder, New clutch hose, New clutch slave cylinder, New Hydraulic         resivour, New exhaust system, serviced fuel pump, NOS fuel tank, painting and detailing through-out,

    new firewall grommets.

   

Suspension...NEW tires, New wheel bearings: presure greased and shimmed, New paint, New hardware,

    fresh and new bushings

 

Electrical...  New Battery, New wiring harness, misc. connectors fluxed, soldered, asembled with di-electric grease.

 

NEW TIRES... Firestone F560; New tube in spare tire

 

 

 

 

Rear End

Front End

ArmStrong Shocks!

ArmStrong Shocks!

believe it

believe it

Hardware

Hardware

Ready to assemble

Ready to assemble

wow

wow

NEW and READY!

NEW and READY!

New Wheel Cylinder

New Wheel Cylinder

Wheel cylinder and H Brake assembly

Wheel cylinder and H Brake assembly

Rebuilt Brake Shoe Adjusters

Rebuilt Brake Shoe Adjusters

adjuster

adjuster

Adjuster hardware and drum detail

Adjuster hardware and drum detail

Ready for use

Ready for use

Rotor to hub assembly

Rotor to hub assembly

Hub assembly shimmed and calibrated

Hub assembly shimmed and calibrated

selected fastners lock-tighted

selected fastners lock-tighted

Brake line caliper bracket

Brake line caliper bracket

Driver side

Driver side

Brake-ability

Brake-ability

Cool grease packer for NEW bearings

Cool grease packer for NEW bearings

New Booster

New Booster

Fuel

Drive-Train

HD8 Carb by SU

HD8 Carb by SU

classed out and calibrated

classed out and calibrated

Fires up and runs smooth

Fires up and runs smooth

Prep for cleaning and assembly

Prep for cleaning and assembly

Rebuild Kit by SU

Rebuild Kit by SU

Pieces

Pieces

New Needle Valve

New Needle Valve

Float Level Calibration

Float Level Calibration

Ready for assembly, New Jet Needle

Ready for assembly, New Jet Needle

Jet Diaphram centering process

Jet Diaphram centering process

cleaned polished rebuilt calibrated

cleaned polished rebuilt calibrated

Linkages; body color retaining clips

Linkages; body color retaining clips

Fuel Pump Restoration

Fuel Pump Restoration

Fuel Pump installed and pumping

Fuel Pump installed and pumping

The Big 6

The Big 6

Fires right up and purrs...

Fires right up and purrs...

Transmission Top Cover

Transmission Top Cover

Gearbox internals, Lookin Good!

Gearbox internals, Lookin Good!

Overdrive sump magnets and strainer

Overdrive sump magnets and strainer

New Oil Filter

New Oil Filter

New Exhaust

New Exhaust

Interior

New interior

New interior

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new interior

new interior

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Electrical

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New Wiring Harness

New Wiring Harness

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Convertible Top

Instrumentation

New "oldschool" tach electronics

New "oldschool" tach electronics

New "OldSchool" tach electronics

New "OldSchool" tach electronics

replaced tach components

replaced tach components

New internal speedo gears

New internal speedo gears

New odometer and tripmeter gears

New odometer and tripmeter gears

Under Carriage 

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A Big Healey

A Big Healey

polished and waxed

polished and waxed

Ready for Your Stable

Ready for Your Stable

New Robbins Convertible Top

New Robbins Convertible Top

Front Driver Side

Front Driver Side

Front Passenger Side

Front Passenger Side

New Bearings, Shims, Castle Nuts,etc

New Bearings, Shims, Castle Nuts,etc

Rear Differential

Rear Differential

New Rear Brakes

New Rear Brakes

New Engine

New Engine

Rebuilt Carbs

Rebuilt Carbs

OverDrive Transmission (6 speeds)

OverDrive Transmission (6 speeds)

Transmission Gears

Transmission Gears

New Exhaust

New Exhaust

New Tank and Wiring Harness

New Tank and Wiring Harness

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the sky.... but its also down.

there was a young lady named bright,

who coud travel much faster than light,

she set out one day in a relative way,

and arrived the preceeding night.

A happy soul is the best shield for the cruel world of people

My Trail Family

 

To the ones who I have crossed paths with along the way, who have been so great and real! Thank You; I miss you all

The Crew

I could not do it without them...

For the support, guidance, and encouragement to dream dreams, and to chase them...

 

 

Abraham of the River

 

Since the Dawn of Dream

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