[Healeys] boot hinges

Michael Salter michaelsalter at gmail.com
Wed Jan 1 07:50:37 MST 2020

Just a comment on that type on hinge, all of which were made by Wilmot
Breedon, be very careful of the profile and angle of the base.
The idea is that when installed the hinge pins are perfectly in line.
If incorrect angle hinges are used a paint job can be ruined  ... don't ask
me how I know 🙄


On Wed, Jan 1, 2020, 7:05 AM Kees Oudesluijs, <coudesluijs at chello.nl> wrote:

> 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.
> [image: Bonnet hinge dimensions.JPG]
> Kees Oudesluijs
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