[Healeys] engine and piston question
eyera3000 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 9 12:42:51 MST 2015
My 29F is in my1960 MKI 3000 with two carbs according to my BMHT
(______ \____1960 BT7____/ _______)
On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 9:31 AM, Michael Salter <michaelsalter at gmail.com>
> Hi Bud,
> A 29F engine is from a 3000 MkII around 1962.
> The bores are 3.281" whereas the original engine for your car had a bore
> of 3.125".
> It is very likely that the carbs and manifolds from the 100/6 were used
> because a 29F engine had 3 carbs requiring different manifolds, throttle
> linkage and various other details.
> Depending upon how accurately you want to restore the car you could leave
> that block in or try to find an original 100/6 block.
> You really have to know your Healeys to be able to tell the difference
> If that degree of accuracy is not required I would suggest that you
> rebuild the 3000 engine and use it.
> Michael S
> BN1 #174
> On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 12:12 PM, Northside <nside at hiwaay.net> wrote:
>> I am rebuilding my100-6 BN4. I ordered a set of pistons. When they came
>> in the mechanic showed me they were too small. I have reached the
>> conclusion that the engine must have been swapped out at some point. The
>> number on the block is 29f/1H 5487. Can anyone tell from this # what the
>> engine might be.
>> Thanks for any help.
>> Bud W
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