[Healeys] Looking for an Engine Block

WILLIAM B LAWRENCE ynotink at msn.com
Mon May 6 10:07:30 MDT 2019

If the block is original to the car and if the number plate is in place the best option would be to sleeve it. Don't allow it to be hot dipped or you will loose the number plate. Sleeving will probably be cheaper than buying an unknown block and then having to machine it to spec and it will restore the bores to the standard dimensions and extend the life of the block indefinitely.

Good luck to you friend's friend

Bill Lawrence
BN1 #554
From: Healeys <healeys-bounces at autox.team.net> on behalf of Bob England <engl at accesscomm.ca>
Sent: Monday, May 6, 2019 3:51 PM
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Subject: Re: [Healeys] Looking for an Engine Block

Thanks Ira

I think he was trying to explore the non-sleeve option first before he went down that route.  To be honest, I don’t know if one option is better than the other.


From: i erbs [mailto:eyera3000 at gmail.com]
Sent: May 06, 2019 9:22 AM
To: Bob England
Cc: Healey List
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Looking for an Engine Block

It should be able to be be sleeved by a competent machine shop if a block is not available.

Ira Erbs


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On Mon, May 6, 2019 at 8:06 AM Bob England <engl at accesscomm.ca<mailto:engl at accesscomm.ca>> wrote:

A friend of mine is helping a fellow with his 1959 100-6.  It sounds like
the existing engine has already been bored pretty much to the maximum, so
his preference is a good used block.  Anyone know where best to find one?


Bob England

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