[Healeys] Questions about originality 100 BN1

Michael Oritt michael.oritt at gmail.com
Sun May 5 13:48:33 MDT 2013


Re the transmission:  BN2 transmissions had separate bellhousings whereas
BN1's were a one-piece casting.  Yours looks like a BN1 to me.

Best--Michael Oritt

On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 12:50 PM, Simon Griffin <simon_grif at msn.com> wrote:

> I have been taking stock of my car, a 54 RHD BN1.  As I have been digging
> into
> the car I have found what is clearly original Healey Blue paint on the
> firewall.  This confirms the Heritage information I was given back in the
> 80's. I also think I have revealed one of the original door cards.  There
> are
> photos of this on my Photobucket site
> http://s1234.photobucket.com/user/simon1966/library/Austin%20Healey%20100Does
> this look like the original door trim to you? Back in the late 60's/70's
> one
> of the PO's had told me that the gear box was replaced by a 4 speed BN2
> box.
> THere are some shots of the box on the photobucket site.  Does it look
> like a
> BN2 box to the experts? Thanks for your input.  I have posted the same
> question and photos on the British Cars forum, I'll check both places.
> Thanks
> for any input. Simon G.Troy, IL
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