[Healeys] How to Increase the Front and Rear Height on a BT7

Chris Dimmock austin.healey at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 09:30:55 MDT 2016

Hi Rafael,
The original owner of my BJ8, Richard Steil, asked the Donald Healey Motor Company a similar question about ground clearance when he was preparing to drive the Black & White car overland from London to Sydney on his honeymoon back in 1967. 
This was the response from Geoff Price, service director, of the DHMCo back in Feb 1967 

There are pics, and the story, here http://www.myaustinhealey.com/london-to-sydney-healey.html 
Short answer. The car can't clear them. You need a skid plate, to "slide" over them. 
Worked on the Kyber Pass back in 1967. Same principal still applies today. My daughter's primary school was particularly aggressive in speed bump design 20 years ago. 
Chris Dimmock 

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> On 13 Oct 2016, at 1:08 PM, Rafael Abugattas <rafaelabugattas at yahoo.es> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am in the process of doing a nut and bolt restoration on a 1962 BT7 Three Carb. My car is located in Lima – Peru and according to Waze we are in the top ten worst places to drive in the world!
> Authorities have found no better way of controlling speed than filling the streets with speed bumps of different height and sizes. There are parts of the city where you can find several on one block!
> As you can imagine Lima is not the best place to drive such a low vehicle as a Healey and I am considering increasing the front and rear height of the car maybe a couple of inches. I am aware that this will affect the look of the car but I have no other choice.
> Would you please provide me with ideas or suggestions on how to tackle this project before we start assembling the car and suspension?
> Thanks in advance for your comments.
> Best regards,
> Rafael
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