[Healeys] Was the BN4 Ever Delivered New with 4 Wheel Disc Brakes

Patrick & Caroline Quinn p_cquinn at tpg.com.au
Wed Dec 16 19:31:58 MST 2015

Hello Graeme


Yes Joe is 100% correct.


You will find a small reference to it in Clausager’s book.


According to records approx 50 were so fitted at the DHMC. Some years back I wrote an article on the conversion and I have attached the copy of the Flat Chat Magazine where it was published.


During the early 1970s I recall one such car was in Victoria. I saw it at Calder Raceway in either 1973 or ’74 during the early 6-hour relay races that I took part in.


Hoo Roo


Patrick Quinn



From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Graeme Molony
Sent: Thursday, 17 December 2015 12:27 PM
To: healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: [Healeys] Was the BN4 Ever Delivered New with 4 Wheel Disc Brakes


Good morning guys


I want to throw a cat amongst the pigeons for your consideration/advice.


Up until yesterday I believed that the only Healey’s to ever come out with disk brakes prior to there introduction on 

the 3000 MK 1 was on the 100S model and possibly a few Specials


Trawling the net yesterday to see if I could find the contact details for a Healey guy I came across a posting buy

Joe Jarrick the 100 S guru who lives here in Aust.that indicates that there were a least 40 late 1957 BN 4’s maybe

even 50 that were produced at either Warwick or maybe Longbridge that were equipped with 4 Wheel  Disk Brakes

prior to leaving the factory. It also appears that a conversion kit was available from the dealers at the time


A quick look through  a number of the usual reference books that I have including Geoff Healey’s and Bill Emerson’s

books and Roger Moments Restoration Guide makes no reference to there ever being a 100/4 with disk brakes as 

standard equipment


What say you, does anyone know anything about this claim and maybe there are a few more secrets out there we 

don’t know about


The web site in question including some photo’s of several supposedly original disk braked cars is as follows




Look forward to your comments


Graeme M


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