[Healeys] upgrading a healey

J. Scott Morris jstmorris at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 10 11:16:06 MST 2008

Hello Jess; 
Regarding value enhancement by modifying your Healey 100, I tend to believe
that the conversion costs will far outweigh any value enhancement; in fact,
the value may decline.  As an investment, the risks may be far greater than
the benefit/rewards; this is especially true in the current economic climate.
If you wish to make the modifications for your own enjoyment, that is an
entirely different situation.  For details of the Le Mans modifications, you
may wish to spend some time on Larry Varley's fantastic Austin Healey 100
Restoration Site.  There you will find a letter [ provided by Patrick Quinn ]
which outlines the Le Mans engine modifications [a pdf copy is attached] as
well as a 16 page Special Equipment and Tuning Instructions for the Austin
Healey 100 BN1.  The links are provided below.
Special Equipment and Tuning Instructions
I wish you the best with your modifications.  Above all, have fun.
--Scott Morris; Simcoe, Ontario, Canada;  "60 MkI BN7 & "62 MkII BT7
J. Scott Morris - Keep Smiling, Murphy Lives

--- On Tue, 12/9/08, Jess Power <jessmd1 at comcast.net> wrote: << I purchased a
1954 100/4 BN1 in good shape.  It had undergone a frame off resto in 1995 and
the original pistons were replaced with larger high compression pistons with
100M specs.  If I were to replace the cam with a high lift cam and larger
carbs and cold air box following LeMans specs, how much would this increase
value of the car?  It has no rust and fair interior. >>

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