[Healeys] Brass Plaque

gradea1 at charter.net gradea1 at charter.net
Sat Dec 12 11:21:38 MST 2020

Excellent detective work Harold...you must have good records.
According to my list, if I use your findings; the car came from batch
4021 (62 cars). The following cars went to countries other than the
US: Chassis138040 (29) to Denmark, 138100 to Australia, 138987 (45) to
Australia..all but 138100 were built prior to August 1953. The first
car completed in the next batch 4284 (47 cars), was built on 8-12-53.
This may help Patrick to figure out where the plaque was originally
assigned, as 138987 is still in Australia and the whereabouts of
138100 is unknown and the Denmark car was built in December. All the
other cars came to the US and probably had MPH speedometers and 28%
overdrives. It would depend on what supplies were available on the
shelf, at the time they were built.
There is a possibility that it was on one of the 4 test cars or AHX17;
that they used for record setting. AHR6 (NOJ392)- test car- did
eventually ship to Australia after some great history in the UK, and
it is restored and existing there now. Hank 

	-----------------------------------------From: "Harold Manifold" 
To: "Bob Spidell"
Sent: Saturday December 12 2020 9:32:18AM
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Brass Plaque

   Patrick,   I have never seen that Brass Plaque before but I will
suggest it could be very rare. This is what I think it is.   The car
it came from is a Healey 100 BN1 with a Laycock de Normanville series
1260 overdrive and the 4 speed transmission from the A70/A90 with 1st
gear blocked. The rear axle ratio is 8/33 (4.125 to 1) and the tires
are Dunlop Road Speed. The chassis number of the car is prior to
140205 and the car was most likely built before August 1953. I suspect
the car had a speedometer in MPH but he car was exported to a country
where the speed limits were in kilometres per hour.   According to the
Clausager book only a handful of these cars were built with the 1260
overdrive and even fewer were exported to a country with km speed
limits.   I trust this helps,   Harold  
 FROM: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] ON BEHALF OF
Bob Spidell
SENT: Friday, December 11, 2020 8:30 PM
TO: healeys at autox.team.net
SUBJECT: Re: [Healeys] Brass Plaque

 I've never seen one of these, but I've made similar when my
speedometer was acting up.

 On 12/11/2020 7:21 PM, p_cquinn at tpg.com.au [1] wrote:


	 I have been asked if I could identify this brass plaque. 

	 While I recognise the script as the same as found on page A/5 in the
100 Service Manual and page 22 of the Owner's Handbook, I have never
seen the plaque before. 

	 Anyone familiar with it? 


	 Patrick Quinn 

	Blue Mountains, Australia

[1] mailto:p_cquinn at tpg.com.au

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