[Healeys] miata seats

richard mayor boyracer466 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 20 19:14:07 MDT 2015

Here's a photo of the brackets I fabbed up for Miata seats.  The two rear
brackets are welded to the outriggers in that space between the floor
pans.  The front brackets are bolted to the floor pan in 4 places. You can
easily see the relationship of the Miata mounts to the holes for the Healey

On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 11:30 AM, Al Fuller <al at bighealey.org> wrote:

> Hi Ira:
> I put Miata seats in my BJ-8, and really find them more comfortable than
> the stock seats.  See this link for pictures of the seats sitting in the
> car before mounting [I'm traveling, and do not have pictures of them as
> installed with me...]:
> https://sites.google.com/site/1965redhealey/restoration-blog?offset=10
> My wife is also short at 5'0", and I am hoping that the increased travel
> will allow her to drive the car without any pedal extensions, etc.  We
> haven't tried that yet...
> I have also attached an external picture, showing the seats.  One has a
> sheepskin cover on it, so no - they are not different colors.  There are
> some really nice leather re-upolstery sets out there, and I will get them
> looking better at some point, but for now they are plain black fabric.  I
> also have not yet replaced the stock speakers in the headrests, but will.
> As to mounting, I agree that the trans tunnel does limit the forward
> travel of the driver seat.  My [long] to-do list includes pulling the trans
> tunnel and narrowing it.  Since I also have the narrow Toyota trans in
> there, that will not be an issue.  I will gain some much needed leg room
> that way, anyway.  I mounted mine using fabricated mounting brackets and
> the stock Miata seat rails.  The healey seat rails come out completely, and
> when you are done, the seats can be unbolted in seconds, from inside the
> car, with no need to get under the car.  the brackets I used are at this
> link, together with instructions on modifying the Miata seat rails:
> http://tr6.danielsonfamily.org/PattonMiataBrackets.htm
> Please let me know if you need any more info.
> Al Fuller
> al at bighealey.org
> '65 A-H BJ-8
> '85 Rx-7 GSL-SE
> ------------------------------
> *From*: "I Erbs" <eyera3 at gmail.com>
> *Sent*: Sunday, September 13, 2015 2:50 PM
> *To*: "Ahealey help" <healeys at autox.team.net>
> *Subject*: [Healeys] miata seats
> I'd like to hear from anyone who has put Miata seats in their big Healey.
> I'm 6'3" tall, wife is 5'4" and the stock seat tracks don't move up enough
> for her to drive the car. I have seen Miata seats in the cars and they look
>  a lot more comfortable. I realize it does not take much to be more
> comfortable :) Pedal blocks are out of he question in that I don't have
> enough leg room as it is. Has anyone adapted the OEM tracks to have more
> travel?
> Thanks
> Mr. Ira Erbs
> Portland,OR
> IT Teacher and Consultant
> Clark County Skills Center, Portland Community College
> Portland, OR
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