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Hot Rods Restoring the Hemi-Healy BB/GS

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hot Rod Tucker, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Rob (Hot Rod Tucker) Ida - Great news on the find! ... I'll be following this "restoration"!
     
  2. farmer12
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    Subscribed. This is going to be one awesome build!
     
  3. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
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    from Oregon

    Very cool to own the Healey again! Looks like you've got a long road ahead of you considering how little is left of what it was! Subscribed!
     
  4. TR Waters
    Joined: Nov 18, 2006
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    1. Early Hemi Tech

    Be sure to tell him you want the "narrow" version. :D
     
  5. Normant93
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    I assumed that a V8 healey was off-topic, or would that not apply to a famous race car(like the Hemi Healy) just wondering since I have a 1960 3000 with a 283, T-10 and narrowed 8 3/4 rear that was originally built and raced in the 60's then converted back to road use with the same driveline.
    I bought it back in '84 when I got out of school, drove it for a few years then started a complete resto (with modified engine etc) got a lot done, then got married, kids, antique house resto, too much work, etc, etc. Fast forward to now and I'm trying to get back on it to finish up before the college bills start in a couple years. My son also keeps bugging me, so I guess it's time.
    My question is, is this something anyone on here is interested in or would it even be allowed as a thread?
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2012
  6. Are you kidding!?!
    Need lots of pictures! I remember a big Healey V8 running around the Dallas area
    in the 60's!
     
  7. CGkidd
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    Can't wait to see this one come together.
     
  8. Paul B
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    I had one in High school
     
  9. Hotrodbuilderny
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    I can't speak for anyone else but I am into it,I built one for a cutomer about 25 years ago always loved those cars. Post some pictures.
     
  10. oldolds
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    I remember a few big Healey's at the track over the years. I was born in 59, so those I first remember were approx 1969. They were already well known cars locally by then. So I would think they were raced in the 60's
     
  11. That is a cool car!
     
  12. Lowrders
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    I don't usually get all giddy over old gassers, but I'm super anxious to see this thing come back to its original state. I just cannot imagine driving that thing! You hopefully will be lucky enough to see what your dad got to feel like with the pedal to the boards in that thing! Exciting! Subscribed! Plz post a lot of pics!
     
  13. mohr hp
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    Rockford Illinois about 1981, I'm passing through town, getting lunch at McDonald's. As we go in, we see a brown primer Healy 3000 with a 327, stick, no hood, Mickey Thompson N50-15's hangin' about 6 inches out the cut quarters. Guy hops in, pulls out into the street, winds her up & dumps the clutch. I actually saw daylight inder the left front tire, & he was gone. Totally blew my mind, I was 15.
     
  14. biscaynes
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    great to hear it was saved and now found!
     
  15. Normant93
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    I'll dig out some of the old pics I have from the build process up to where it's at now, then hopefully keep it going through completion.

    I guess I assumed since it was not an American car it was not HAMB friendly, so I never posted anything about it.
     
  16. Fringe
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    Subscribed. These big Healeys have a great look.
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Mnhotrodbuilder
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    Rob any updates? I need my healey fix! :)
     
  18. Roy's ride
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    The V8 conversions to big Healeys were no different than Shelby converting AC's. One simply caught on and became famous. let's see more!!!! Someone had to have some Stones to light the wick on that Hemi powered car. Good Lord!
     
  19. blownhemi48
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    That's the Jim Oddy Austin gasser behind the Hemi- Healey. Looks like they're at Indy.
     
  20. Hot Rod Tucker
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    ImageUploadedByTJJ1359492470.061350.jpg Hard Anodized GMC Detroit 671 blower for the Hemi Healy


    Posted from the TJJ App for iPhone & iPad
     
  21. Hot Rod Tucker
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    ImageUploadedByTJJ1359896323.154002.jpg picked up a good 354 Hemi and a 392 all in one shot. We met a guy in Hudson NY with about a dozen Hemis hanging around his farm.


    Posted from the TJJ App for iPhone & iPad
     

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  22. Mnhotrodbuilder
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    Are you still sticking with the 354 like it had or going with the 392?
     
  23. moparmonkey
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    Awesome thread!!!

    Would love to see this one come back. My old man restored Austin-Healey's for the better part of 30 years. That's where I learned how to wrench, weld, do bodywork, all of it. Although my 100-4 still has the stock drivetrain (modified for vintage racing) its awesome to see one as part of gasser history. :D

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  24. Mnhotrodbuilder
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    Dang Moparmonkey what width wheels/tires are you running?
     
  25. Hot Rod Tucker
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    sticking with the 354 just as he had it.
     
  26. I'm in, can't wait to see this all come together.
     
  27. TR Waters
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    1. Early Hemi Tech

    354 with 392 heads?
     
  28. Hot Rod Tucker
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    are you still stuck on that? yes, with a narrowed intake manifold just like he did back then. its no big deal, get over it

     
  29. Poesrodandcustom
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    And I thought this one was bad ass!
     

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  30. Hotrodbuilderny
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    You really need to do some research on Rob and Bob,if they want it they will do it,and since Bob already ran that combo I am sure they will get it done.
     

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