[Healeys] boot hinges

Kees Oudesluijs coudesluijs at chello.nl
Wed Jan 1 05:05:21 MST 2020

A friend of mine is working on a Jensen Interceptor, not the well known 
large coupe's from the late 1960's early 1970's but what is known in 
Jensen circles as the "early Interceptor" from the 1950's based on an 
adapted Austin platform with a 4ltr Austin engine. It would not be 
surprising if the Interceptors bonnet hinges are the same as on the boot 
of one of the big Healey's, as both cars were built by the Jensen 
factory. Probably a lot of common parts were used.

See below:

Alan at Kestrel believes the bonnet hinges on the early Interceptor are 
Big Healey boot hinges, they certainly look the same. SC Parts of 
Crawley do these relatively cheaply, probably cheaper than trying to 
rechrome the existing, but what SC parts will never do is check 
dimensions to ensure they are actually the same as their stock comes 
from Germany and isn't to hand for measuring (AH Spares will measure 
anything but oddly their price for the same hinges is much higher, 
usually it is the other way around). So is there anyone out there with 
an Austin Healey 3000, or a Daimler Dart/SP250 as S C Parts list the 
same hinges for both cars, who could check the dimensions of the hinges? 
What i am trying to match is as the photo below.

Bonnet hinge dimensions.JPG

Kees Oudesluijs

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