[Healeys] Westminster = Austin Healey 3000 engine?

Mark Donaldson ardmorebusiness at xtra.co.nz
Thu Oct 22 06:34:55 MDT 2020

Also the 100/6 MM 12-port head.  This is the same combustion pattern as was
made by the Works for the early Rally cars - AEC 721

I have a retired aluminium Works head (made from melted-down diffs), with
that number, sitting on my shelf.

Some racers say the 721 head had a better 'squish area' than the later 3000
AEC 960.



Ardmore, NZ



-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Haskell <rchaskell at earthlink.net> 
Sent: Thursday, 22 October 2020 6:38 a.m.
To: simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com; 'Healeys' <healeys at autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Westminster = Austin Healey 3000 engine?




The first 29 series Austin-Healey engine was the 29D fitted to the 3000 MkI.




Bob Haskell

Austin Healey 3000 BN7/BT7 registrar


On 10/21/20 12:08 PM, Simon Lachlan via Healeys wrote:


> I am on the lookout for an engine. Mine's OK, touch wood but I fancy 

> trying a rebuild.


> I saw this on eBay:-


>  <https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Austin-Westminster-Healey-3000-Engine/29378>

> 9700700?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D2250

> 76%26meid%3Dedea0d2894e1498bae41c2ad71f3b0a9%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D2%2

> 6rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D383753133286%26itm%3D293789700700%26pm

> t%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057%26brand%3DAustin-Healey&_trksid=p238005

> 7.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A0a169643-13b6-11eb-aaa7-ca956a12330

> a%7Cparentrq%3A4be0a0ef1750a0f2bc3ea8eefff338ce%7Ciid%3A1


> Quite cheap at the moment.


> The vendor was a bit sparse with information. Initially there was just 

> one photo; the ones with the numbers came after a query from me.

> Likewise, he didn't/doesn't say if the engine turns. It does, he says.


> Now, the "29" makes it a 3litre and the "H" makes it a high 

> compression. But what else? What am I missing? What can one tell from 

> looking at the photos?


> Any advice would be most welcome.


> Simon



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