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Used 1967 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 for Sale (Ref # 1014265)

1967 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8

Price: $125,000
Year: 1967
Make: Austin Healey
Model: 3000 MKIII BJ8
Mileage: NA
Interior Color: NA
Exterior Color: NA
Comments: 1967 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8, Works Rally Livre with Modifications
The following is a list of the Works Rally modifications, upgrades and parts built into my 1967 BJ8. Many of the changes were made to convert the car to a Works Rally configuration, but a number were done to incorporate more reliable parts and improve the operating functions. The car was totally restored over a 6-year period. The engine was rebuilt by Sports Car Craftsman in Arvada, CO. The rest of the restoration work was done by R-Good’s Auto Works in Denver, CO. All of the upholstery work was done by Auto Weave Upholstery, also in Denver. Many of the modifications and upgrades were inspired by Steve Thomton’s works rally tribute car, which can been seen at his website at http://stevesaustinhealey.com. I was so impressed with his ideas and the quality of the work that I decided to take my Healey to Denver and have the fellows at the same three shops restore my car, much along the same lines. However, I did have some ideas of my own that were incorporated into the car. If the two cars were parked side-by-side, they would look virtually identical from a distance (except for the color schemes), but a look under the car, in the engine bay, boot, and interior would reveal many obvious differences. I encourage you to look at Steve’s website and also my restoration document (attached). The similarities and differences will not be hard to find.

Body/Chassis:

1. Works rally side vents with stainless steel mesh inserts, chrome gills, and foot wells modified to allow vents to be installed without trimming

2. Works rally Sebring front ducts with stainless steel mesh inserts and chrome trim around edge of ducts

3. Works rally carburetor access panel

4. Wire mesh front grill modified with interior side panels to help cool the radiator

5. Works rally two-tire trunk (boot) lid. Stock lid also is available

6. Factory-style hardtop with rally vent, works cloisonné badges and 4 custom brackets to hold top in place and also allow easy removal

7. Works rally rear bumperettes (overriders) with custom mounting brackets

8. 7” NOS Lucas rally driving lights with mesh guards mounted on custom-made chrome brackets designed with tow clamps on bottom rear ends

9. NOS Cobra quick-fill gas cap

10. All original emblems, bezels, and chrome restored or replaced 11. Door glass replaced with correct original Triplex markings etched in the wing vent glass

12. Twenty-six unused holes in firewall filled in

13. Center section reinforced to prevent scuttle shake

14. Firewall reinforced to prevent scuttle shake

15. Gusseted motor mounts and rear shock mounts

16. Channel in outrigger for supply gas line

17. Floor channel and false toe board on passenger side to accommodate wiring

18. Driver side foot well modified to fit dual circuit, balance bar pedal box

19. Custom competition-styled aluminum pedals pads

20. Fabricated aluminum top dash to replace wood and vinyl-covered top dash

21. Custom chrome plated removable roller bar with seat belt attachment

22. Seat belts, 3-point retractable

23. Custom “Austin Healey” and “Weber Induction” scripts available for both rear boot lids

24. NOS Lucas backup lights mounted on custom made chrome brackets

25. Gas strut mounted in trunk (boot) to keep lid open

Interior:

1. Door panels are aluminum, upholstered in leather and include custom map pockets

2. Interior and boot carpeted with German Green wool square weave

3. Door panels, kick panels, console panels, arm rest, seats, and rear speaker cover behind seats all upholstered in leather

4. 100S aftermarket rally seats

5. Custom-made wooden dash with Jaguar E-Type Smiths gauges and switches. Switches are arranged in two rows in center of console divided by a chrome light bar that illuminates the switches when the LED lights behind the bar are turned on. Gauges are illuminated when the headlight switch is in the “on” position.

6. Two Heuer stop watches are mounted on passenger side of wooden dash along with a grab handle, battery charge gauge and black-faced O2 gauge with faux “Smiths” label that matches the other Smiths gauges on the dash.

7. Custom-made 16” wooden and aluminum steering wheel made by Mike Lempert

8. Center armrest storage compartment

9. Rear electrical compartment behind seats has luggage hold-down straps

10. Transmission tunnel sectioned 2” and slightly re-contoured to provide more interior room

11.Custom AutoSound’s Secretaudio radio (200 watt) with iPod/USB interface and RF remote

12. Alpine 200 watt amplifier located in electronics compartment

13. Speakers: 4 Infinity Kappa series 5x14” located in rear of car and 2 Inifinity Reference Series 6x9”, one each imbedded in front area of kick board. All speakers are located in custom housings

14. Drop-down radio display located under passenger-side of wooden dash

15. Air conditioning by Vintage Air Gen II Mini

16. 3 air/heat ducts, one on console and one each under driver and passenger side of dash

17. Cruise control, electric Rostra mounted in ashtray

18. Electrical compartment behind seats that houses main electrical components

19. Dip switch relocated to console using E-Type switch

20. 4-way hazard light switch mounted inside arm rest compartment

21. Wiper delay control

22. Sound and heat insulation throughout the interior, including doors

23. Map light mounted under passenger side of top dash

24. WWII B17 bomber compass mounted in front/center of hardtop ceiling that illuminates when headlights are turned on

25. Pedals repositioned with fabricated aluminum competition-style pedals

Suspension/Handling

1. Bilstein gas shocks all around, made by Putzke

2. Custom Bilstein active radius arms made by Putzke

3. Adjustable camber set at ½ degree negative

4. Front end lowered 3/4"

5. Three-quarter inch front sway bar with custom links to correct for front end lowering

6. Elastomer polyurethane bushings (30% stiffer), all new bushings

7. New rear springs adjusted so that gaps between rear foot wells and top of tires are same as gaps between front foot wells and tire tops

8. Constant radius steering shaft from Denis Welch Motorsport (DWM)

9. Duel circuit balanced brake pedal box from DWM with custom stainless steel brake lines

10. Two-piston brake calipers with drilled rotors from Moss Motors mounted on front wheels. Standard drum brakes are mounted on rear wheels

11. Custom stainless steel line connects clutch master cylinder to the slave cylinder

12. Wheels: 16” polished Dunlop custom made by Realm Engineering in England to 4 ½” width instead of stock 5 ½” width to allow Avon Turbosteel 185R16 tires to fit inside wheel wells without rubbing sides of fender wells

13. Two sets of 3-eared knockoffs: one set provided by Realm Engineering has custom made wheel centers with red “Austin Healey” script engraved in centers; the other set from Moss Motors has round holes machined in center of knockoffs that house cloisonné Austin Healey badges

Electronics/Wiring:

1. Electronics compartment is located behind the seats and houses relays and fuses for all major circuits which allow the removal of electrical load from the switches. The compartment also contains an Alpine amplifier and Spal unit that controls activation of a fan that is mounted in front of the aluminum radiator

2. Flame resistant wires with high temperature wrapping

3. Wiring from the electronics compartment to is routed through a floor channel and behind a false toe board on passenger side

4. Hazard lights (4-way) flasher activated by switch inside the arm rest

5. Dash LED's and center console lights on dimmers

6. All external lights are halogen, except 7" Lucas driving lights and Lucas backup lights

7. Rear reflectors converted to stop/turn signals

8. 3rd brake LED light in Jaguar XK140 Lucas license plate light

9. Two DC power outlets inserted in panels, one on each side of the center console

10. Starter kill switch

12 Fresh air vent fan mounted in the electronics compartment for cooling purposes can be activated by a switch on the console

13. Hella horns

14. NOS Wipac “Elbo-Lite” map reading light attached under passenger side of aluminum dash

15. Courtesy lights mounted in footwells and on each side of the hard top interior can be activated by a switch under the driver’s side dash

16. Weatherpac connectors

Engine:

Bored 40 thousands (0.040) over, 3000 cc (stock is 2,912 cc)

2. Federal Mogul pistons and tri-metal bearings

3. Reground BJ8 cam specs: 274 duration with 014 intake and 016 exhaust by Dema Elgin

4. Race level balancing, including flywheel, clutch, and harmonic balancer

5. ProRace harmonic balancer

6. Lightened BJ8 flywheel to 22 lbs (-19%, or -7 lbs)

7. Aluminum head with roller bearing rocker arm from DWM

8. Heavy duty oil pump from DWM

9. Full circle rear seal conversion from DMW

10. Remote spin-on oil filter conversion plumbed for oil cooler, all AN fittings and Kevlar lines

11. Remote oil cooler with thermostat control, enclosed housing on sides to facilitate airflow through cooler, all AN fittings and Kevlar lines

12. Polished alternator, GM 105 amp

13. High torque mini-starter

14. Triple Weber DCOE 45mm carburetors from DWM with stacks and air filters and 28 mm chokes installed to make Weber carburetors more “street worthy”.

15. Custom exhaust headers (Kirk, Burns, Maxinnovation components) and exhaust pipes ceramic coated inside and out, required frame outrigger work which was strengthened

16. Very rare Ruddspeed aluminum valve cover

17. Aluminum works style rally gas tank

18. External adjustable pressure regulator and Redline fuel pump

19. Fuel line is Kevlar with AN aluminum polished fittings for supply line

20. Supply fuel line runs through frame

21. Gas tank roll-over and vapor check valves

22. Engine bay bright bits, aluminum and stainless steel

23. Custom stainless steel exhaust exits are located behind the left rear wheel

24. Custom vacuum line connected to each carburetor runs to a vacuum gauge on dash

25. Aluminum radiator

26. Moroso aluminum radiator overflow tank

27. Moroso oil/water filter plumbed to valve cover and crank case vent

28. Triple polished aluminum reservoirs for dual brake and clutch lines

29. Distributor rebuilt and advance curve characteristics adjusted to suit the revised camshaft

30. Alloy finned sump

31. Full-flow Malpassi glass bowl fuel filter and pressure regulator

Drive train:

1. 5-speed Toyota Tacoma transmission with synchromesh in all 5 gears

2- BJ8 diaphragm clutch fitted to lightened BJ8 flywheel with remote bleed for slave cylinder

3- 3.54 rear gear in rebuilt differential

Paint:

1. Body: Aston Martin “Almond Green (PPG paint code: DBC 400525)

2. Calipers: custom red paint to match red color in cloisonné badges

Upholstery

Garrett leather: 1422 Eggshell Turino

2. German Green in wool square weave

Security Systems

1. When fuel pump switch on console is in the “off” position, car will not start

Wheels and Tires

1. Polished wheels are 16” Dunlops made by Realm Engineering in England.

2. Avon 16” Turbosteel 165HR16 Universal tires

I have the complete list of modifications made to the car during the restoration process just email me and I can send it to you.

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