[Healeys] boot hinges

josef-eckert at t-online.de josef-eckert at t-online.de
Wed Jan 1 07:11:33 MST 2020

Hello Keith,
The hinge on the picture looks identical to an Ausstin-Healey boot hinge. I 
will check for the exact dimensions this afternoon. The hinges for the 
Daimler SP250 are different. They are higher, more profiled, even you can 
use the Austin-Healey hinges for the Daimler SP250. I own both type of 
cars, so I know.
The quality of the aftermarket hinges are different. That could be the 
reason the AH Spares hinges are more expensive. But I have to say most 
aftermarket hinges are anyway far inferior in quality of the chrome and 
very "wavy" compared to original hinges. Best your friend let have the 
original hinges rechromed. That´s what I do.
Josef eckert
Betreff: [Healeys] boot hinges
Datum: 2020-01-01T13:06:27+0100
Von: "Kees Oudesluijs" <coudesluijs at chello.nl>
An: "healeys at autox.team.net" <healeys at autox.team.net>
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 
[Bonnet hinge dimensions.JPG]
Kees Oudesluijs

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