[Healeys] 100/5 works side vents

Peter Dzwig pdzwig at summaventures.com
Wed Mar 21 03:20:58 MDT 2018


thanks for reminding me about Hervé Chevalier's books. I have a couple of them
in the earlier editions. He writes very well.


On 20/03/2018 11:04, josef-eckert at t-online.de wrote:
> Peter,
> There is an excellent book written by Herve Chevalier about the 100/6, see
> http://www.austinhealeylegend.com/les-livres.html
> I can warmely recommend this and any other Healey books he published.
> His newest book is about the racing story of the 100Ss.
> Books are written in English and French language.
> Josef Eckert
> Königswinter/Germany
> -----Original-Nachricht-----
> Betreff: Re: 100/5 works side vents
> Datum: 2018-03-20T10:51:15+0100
> Von: "Peter Dzwig" <pdzwig at summaventures.com>
> An: "josef-eckert at t-online.de" <josef-eckert at t-online.de>, "Healey Forum" <healeys at autox.team.net>
> Josef,
> thanks for that. I didn't know that. TON 792 wasn't actually a works car, but
> entered as a part of the team in the '58 Alpine and Liège to make up numbers.
> The car actually belonged to George Harriman who was Vice-chairman of BMC at the
> time. My understanding was that it was returned to him after the season and
> remained in private ownership. I didn't realise that one of the privateers
> entered it in Le Mans in the early 60s.
> As I read the entry list (available online) one of the intended drivers was one
> Jim Clark. It must have been one of the few times he didn't get a start in
> something he entered!
> The only 100/6 I know of that had side vents was VOK 490 when it ran with a
> special engine for the record attempts at Montlhèry in 57. Cambridge University
> Car Club entered it with semi-official backing, but wasn't really a works car in
> the sense that I meant.
> I don't think the triangular vent with double strakes was seen on a works car
> until 1960. I do however know that there had been issues with heat dissipation
> in 100/6s converted to 3000 spec, eg PMO 203.
> Thanks for your help,
> Regards,
> Peter
> On 19/03/2018 18:20, josef-eckert at t-online.de wrote:
>> Peter,
>> I know the original works 100/6, TON 792, was entered in 1961 for the Le Mans 24 hours by Cambridge Racing (2912cc engine installed). At that time its got side vents without the chrome strakes. It was the third reserve, but failed to make the grid. 
>> Josef Eckert
>> Königswinter/Germany
>> -----Original-Nachricht-----
>> Betreff: [Healeys] 100/5 works side vents
>> Datum: 2018-03-19T18:40:29+0100
>> Von: "Peter Dzwig" <pdzwig at summaventures.com>
>> An: "Healey" <Healeys at autox.team.net>
>> Can anyone confirm my belief that no works 100/6 was fitted with a triangular
>> side vent (front shroud) with two parallel chrome strakes on it?
>> I am aware of some mods being done to remove additional heat at the very end of
>> the 100/6 competition history, but not the above.
>> Peter
>> PS IF this comes with a message saying that I am an unverified sender please
>> ignore, it's still me; it started happening about four or five months ago and I
>> can't get rid of it.


Dr Peter Dzwig				

More information about the Healeys mailing list