Periodically I write articles that appear in various Austin Healey magazines published by the various clubs.
These articles are in PDF format. Articles for the years 2007-2013 will be uploaded as soon as I can get around to it.
A short index and the links to the articles follows:
Repairs, DPO Fixes, Modifications, etc.
(DPO means DAMNED Previous Owner)
See notes at end for a translation of British into American English
1996 Reinstall Splash Apron correctly. DPO had it on wrong.
1996 Reinstall 100-6 Flash on grill. DPO had it on wrong.
1996 Reinstall grill correctly. DPO had it on wrong.
1996 Paint windscreen pillars body color. DPO had left them unpainted.
1996 Repair Overdrive which had been non-functional when I bought the car.
1997 Install a Badge Bar
1997 Install passenger side mirror.
1997 Rebuild the heater fan assembly. Housing was broken.
1997 Install a new mild steel exhaust system.
1997 Install a spin on oil filter assembly.
1997 Anodized cockpit surrounds. DPO had painted them.
1998 Rebuild both carburetors.
1998 Install oil cooler assembly.
1999 Install new tonneau cover with proper Tenax fasteners and other types of snaps.
2001 Install new radiator hoses.
2001 Install new Flasher relay.
2002 Install proper conical rear reflector lenses.
2003 Install starter motor boot.
2005 Replace mild steel exhaust system with a Stainless Steel one.
2005 Install new carburetors. Rebuilt old ones again to be used as spares.
2005 Install new intake manifold.
2005 Replace exhaust manifolds. Weld on ears and fix pinholes.
2005 Replace exhaust manifold downpipe bolts with proper ones instead of jury rigged ones used by the DPO.
2006 Fix sliders on drivers seat assembly.
2007 Reset both bumpers for proper clearance.
2007 Install bumper overrider packing sets on both bumpers. DPO had left them off.
2007 Install missing license plate wiring grommet.
2007 Install engine ground strap. DPO had left it off.
2008 Install mechanical brake light switch.
2008 Install 3rd brake light operated by the mechanical brake light switch.
2008 Install 7-gang fuse block.
2008 Modify rear reflectors to illuminate when mechanical brake light switch is tripped.
2008 Install tilt switch that will turn off the fuel pump when the car is hit from the rear or turns over.
2008 Install in-line fuse for fuel pump.
2009 Install Pertronix ignition.
2009 Install sport ignition coil.
2009 Install wing piping. DPO had never put them on.
2009 Install 3-point seat belts.
2009 Install new side curtain Perspex.
2010 Install Tow hooks.
2010 Install tie down hooks.
2010 Install insulation on the transmission cover.
2010 Replace right angle drive for the speedometer. Now the speedometer works.
2010 Replace cold air duct to cockpit. DPO had used a clothes dryer duct.
2010 Install new fuel pump sender unit.
2011 Install brake and clutch pedal extensions.
2011 Install mesh headlight protectors.
2011 Complete rebuild of braking system.
New brake/clutch fluid reservoir
New Brake Master cylinder
New brake lines
New flex hoses
New wheel cylinders
New brake shoes
New 4-way fitting for brake light pressure switch.
All drums machined for trueness and painted proper color.
2011 Install clutch bleed extension.
2011 Install proper boot lid gasket. DPO had used a Home Depot weather stripping.
2011 Install battery door hold down straps. DPO had omitted them.
2011 Install arm rest. DPO had not installed it.
2011 Install drip pan for transmission leaks.
2012 Rebuild clutch system
New clutch master cylinder
New hydraulic lines
2012 Install proper Bristleflex molding. DPO had cut them short instead of curving them around to the finishers. It is a bear to do but why not do it correctly?
2012 Install coolant recovery system.
2012 Replace cold air to heater duct.
2012 Reset doors with proper Pozi-drive bolts
2012 Install scuttle seals. DPO had omitted them on his restoration.
2012 Fix clutch pedal mechanism. DPO had used the wrong clevis pins whih caused excessive wear to the clutch master cylinder plunger.
2012 Replace windscreen to body seal.
2012 Install wing to door A pillar fasteners. DPO had used JB Weld instead of screws.
2013 Replace rear Dampers.
2013 Fix door latch finishers.
2013 Redo Bristleflex molding properly.
2013 Installed TEFBA Radiator Filter
2014 Replaced main cables Battery to Starter Solenoid and Starter Solenoid to Starter Motor. DPO had them wrapped in tape.
Bonnet is a hood
Boot is a trunk
Damper is a shock absorber
Hood is the removeable convertible top.
Perspex is Plexiglass
Safety gauge is a combination oil pressure gauge and water temperature gauge
Side Curtains are removeable side window assemblies
Trafficator is a turn signal mechanism.
Windscreen is a windshield
Wing is a fender.