[Healeys] engine and piston question
derek.c.job at gmail.com
Fri Jan 9 13:38:31 MST 2015
As others have mentioned, you have a 3000 engine. Earlier 100-Sixes had IC
engines later ones had 26Ds. Personally I would keep the 3000 and rebuild
that. Exchange the pistons for the correct ones. This upgrade happened to a
lot of 100-Sixes, the alternative was to bore out the 2600 to 3000 but this
is always a risk as the design of the blocks is not the same and the bored
engine will not take heavy stress.
On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 8:10 PM, josef-eckert at t-online.de <
josef-eckert at t-online.de> wrote:
> To 1960 MKI 3000 29Dxxx engines were fitted. You need to ask BMIHT to
> correct your certificate.
> 29Fxxx engine is from a BJ7.
> Josef Eckert
> Betreff: Re: [Healeys] engine and piston question
> Datum: Fri, 09 Jan 2015 21:04:18 +0100
> Von: I Erbs <eyera3000 at gmail.com>
> An: Michael Salter <michaelsalter at gmail.com>
> My 29F is in my1960 MKI 3000 with two carbs according to my BMHT
> Ira Erbs
> Portland, OR
> _______ _______
> (______ \____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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