[Healeys] Revelations and Questions
Ulla & Sven Ordell
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Fri Nov 8 02:00:47 MST 2013
I agree, it most unlikely that an MGC block was used. There would be no
benefit in using an unproven design where no tuning data was available
instead of the well proven 4 bearing Austin-Healey block.
Please, Derek, verify if possible so no more myths are spread unnecessarily.
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Fvr Derek Job
Skickat: den 8 november 2013 09:38
Till: Jackson Krall
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Dmne: Re: [Healeys] Revelations and Questions
Is it really correct that the aluminium engine was based on the MGC engine?
I have never heard that before. That car and the engine, which is not
currently in the car, are maintained by Paul Woolmer and Ive never heard him
mention the MGC design. I'll check with him.
John Chatham is currently re-manufacturing aluminium engine blocks based on
castings taken from one of the three (or four?) engines that were originally
made. I believe only two originals now exist.
On 7 Nov 2013, at 18:57, Jackson Krall <jackson_krall at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I've been pouring over my meagre collection of AH literature lately
> and a
few things of interest have come up, probably covered in books I don't have,
but some on the list might also take interest.
> GCH states that the whereabouts of KWD, the original 100 prototype, is
unknown. Is this still true?
> There was a 100 drop head coupe exercise. What happened to that car?
> The remote control Armstrong shocks recently discussed on the list
> were used
on the 100S spec, red and black, 100 coupe driven by DMH for some years.
> The aluminum block engine used in the last "works" built competition
PWB 57, for the illfated 1967 RAC rally, and I found this almost shocking
and deeply ironic, was actually an MGC engine built for the GTS. I did not
> So there you have it.
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