|2.6 - 4 100|
|Left Hand Drive|
|1956||Black / Maroon|
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2010-12-02 14:02:44 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 12/2/10
No expenense was spared. There are over 2,000 manhours in this professional build. The engine was proffesionaly gone through and the Paxton supercharger was bought new in 1995 to replace the original missing Paxton when I found the car.
I also found a new old stock Smiths 100 '"S" 140 MPH speedometer for it. Very, Very rare.
The Healey has an interesting past. In 1967 Ford was experimenting with the possibilty manufacturing a limited production run of a muscle car. They installed Gurney Weslake heads on a Couger for testing. They never followed through with the production to the public.
In 1967 a Ford engineer at the Ford plant owned this Healey. He wanted to build the ulitmate sports car. He took a new 302 Ford block off the assembly line along with a set of the new Gurnery Weslake heads with the 4 barrel intake, C-4 Ford automatic transmission, 8" Ford positraction rear end, and built the car. The car owned the streets of Detroit until it was stored in 1972. In 1992, I unearthed the Healey. It needed total restoration including updated engineering. The original Paxton supercharger had been sold so I purchased a new one from Paxton when they were still in business. The engine is built right by pros. We updated the transmission to a Ford AOD for that big 4th gear overdrive but with great deep gears, first through third.The Healey is very streetable and if you want to put your foot in her, hang on!
Many hours of planning to get the right size wheels for the right look and with some meat for traction. We had to tub the rear body fender well area 2" to accommodate the meaty rear Goodyear Eagle GT-4 P215 65R15 tires on new special ordered heavy spoke wire rims. Not an easy task but the results are perfect! The fronts are P195/7 R15's. ALL suspension front an rear is done right. Either new or rebuilt pieces. Just the right look and handles O so well!
The hand built exhaust headers and performance mufflers with dual side exits are a work of art. All high temperature coated. VERY throaty sounding! When you fire it up, all eyes are on the car. Healeys have bumper guards and I love a smooth look so we eliminated the bumper guards and filled in the bumper guard holes before show rechroming. Much nicer lines now. I also "decked" the rear trunk. It looks so much better without the trunk handle. The grill was restored to concours including having the grill teeth a satin finish just as the original was. The hood was louvered per 100 S specs so she look oh so mean. There are two 6" fresh air vent tubes that go to the front grill on Healeys. These help cold air to the cockpit. I intalled two Marine air fans in line for plenty of fresh air to your feet area.
The steering wheel is restored to concours and is a work of art by itself as are all the guages. So British and so beautiful. I located a new old stock Smiths 140 MPH speedometer that was made for the factory racing 100 S Healeys. Oh so rare!
Also have a Paxton supercharger boost guage in the dash. The leather seats and side panels are stichted tight and perfect. The original side curtains are restored to councours. The black top is fitted by a pro, nice and tight! There is a slick transmission cooler installed just under the front end grill area.
Custom made Griffin aluminum radiator.
All my builds are painted Black. This will show off how perfect the body work is just as the door borders must be perfect. The Healey speaks for it self.
I feel the Healey 100's are have the most beautuful lines ever, a timeless classic that will never depreciate in value.
Clear North Dakota title in my name.
2010-12-03 16:33:24 | Anonymous writes:
2014-07-28 08:14:35 | pauls writes:
Car was again at auction in Kissimmee 2014, WhereTheCarsAre by Mecum, did not sell.
V-8 conversion done by Shelby engineer in 1967 at Ford Racing Division in Detroit. Believed to be the only known Gurney-Weslake Healey ever built. Paxton supercharged Ford V-8 with 400 HP. Gurney-Weslake heads, 4-barrel intake. Custom headers and side exhaust. NOS Paxton supercharger obtained from Paxton in the 1990s. Ford AOD 3-speed automatic overdrive transmission. Narrowed 8 inch Ford Positraction rear end. Discovered in 1994 in a warehouse and underwent a 2,000 hour restoration. 100M-style grille and NOS 140 MPH Smiths.