[Healeys] 1959 100-6 front disc brake conversion

HealeyRick healeyrik at gmail.com
Sat Nov 29 07:23:04 MST 2014

I have a 345 hp small block Ford and 5 speed manual in my BJ7.  The rear
end is stock Healey with 3.54 gears and I run Dayton 72 spoke wires,  RPMs
at 70mph are 2200.  It's a cruiser and I'm not doing any clutch dumps with
it.  If I was going to have problems with the wires, I would expect it
would be wear in the splines.  Dayton makes "dental drive" wheels that I'll
look to if my rear splines ever wear out:

On Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 9:07 PM, Chris Scholz <drscholz at visioncenterpc.com>

> I am wondering if I can keep the stock Healey axle and install a 3.54 gear
> and
> a limited slip diff?  I want it to be a low rpm cruiser at 60mph. The
> aftermarket rear ends would put the driveshaft at a very odd angle and it
> will
> be expensive to attach my splined hubs to the non-stock rear end. The car
> will
> have an all aluminum LS V8 (300hp) with 4speed automatic overdrive so it
> will
> be easier on the rear end vs a stick. With skinny tires and an estimated
> 2100
> lb curb weight, I can't imagine that there would be much stress on the rear
> end.  Has anyone else rebuilt their stock rear with taller gears and
> limited
> slip?
> Sent from my iPhone
> Chris Scholz OD

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