[Healeys] 100 air cleaner decals

Curtis Arndt cnaarndt at gmail.com
Sun Oct 2 20:27:17 MDT 2016

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I don't know where you got your quote for $2 a piece for a thousand of
these, but that is absolute nonsense.  A gentleman I know had just a few
decal transfers made up for the early BN1 Tecalemit oil filter and I know
he didn't have a thousand made, nor did they cost that much.  This may be a
much cheaper option, have the decals made and then have a few dozen of the
flat aluminum washers made up. You'll also need to find a punch set to put
in the "175/CG".


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On Sun, Oct 2, 2016 at 1:22 PM, Austin Healeys List <
austinhealeyslist at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Michael,
> Yes, how hard is it indeed. I have followed your saga with the horn
> rims and feel your frustration. Some might say there is a small
> fortune to be made in accurately reproducing old car parts, the only
> proviso is that you have a much bigger fortune to begin with.
> I must confess that I'm not making these for a 100, nor even a Healey.
> There was an aluminium head conversion called a "Raymond Mays"
> available for the Dagenham six cylinder and it used Healey 100 air
> cleaners on the carbs tipped up at 45 degrees so they are the first
> thing you see. It will bug me far more than the cost of doing a proper
> repro if I have to look at the current offerings every time I open the
> lid.
> The cost to make a thousand is a bit under $2/each, the cost to make
> ten is a bit under $30/each. Although I have had a few requests for
> small quantities, I'm only interested in selling them all as one
> shipment. I'll try some of the suppliers suggested but I think it will
> be just a few that get made in the end.
> Cheers,
> Andy.
> On 10/3/16, Michael Salter <michaelsalter at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Andy,
> > Like you I too have been regularly frustrated by the quality of parts
> > available.
> >
> > [image: Inline image 1]
> > How hard it it to make it RIGHT!!!!!!!
> > However, I recommend that unless you have money to burn, tread lightly.
> > *First* check this reproduction
> > http://www.ahead4healeys.co.uk/DECAL---AIR-FILTER-id4963.aspx
> > It looks a lot better that the ones that I have purchased in the past
> > (above).
> > *Second* consider what happened to me with the reproduction of early horn
> > rims. (Not my first experience in this BTW).
> > http://www.netbug.net/blogmichael/?p=1335
> > I have been completely unsuccessful in trying to sell these to the usual
> > suspects at below my cost (too expensive they say) they want to pay no
> more
> > than 20% of the retail price for parts!!!
> > *Third* consider where the filter decals are installed on the car. They
> are
> > almost impossible to see when fitted and it would take a contortionist to
> > actually distinguish a repro from an original during a concours
> inspection.
> > Unfortunately, to my cost, I have learned that the vast majority of
> people
> > are far from discerning when it comes to the fine details, not how it
> > should be perhaps, but how it is!!!
> > Just sayin,
> >
> > Michael S
> > BN1 #174
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