Austin Healey 3000 Rally car - Road test - HD - Great sound!
Austin Healey 3000 Rally Car
In the 1960's car manufacturers proved the durability of their products,
not by offering
7 year warranties, but by entering officially organised long distance, road
based driving competitions against rival manufacturers. These International
events called Rallies caught the imagination of the public and became
annual fixtures. Lasting for several days, over thousands of kilometres, on
rough roads and inhospitable environments, it was a good way to prove new
The British Motor Corporation (BMC) realised that the Austin Healey, in
particular the 3000 model, could be the basis for a winning car. They
developed it into a world beater and became very organised, employing the
best UK and controversially for the time, Scandinavian Drivers.
The most impressive victory, was the gruelling 1960 Liege-Rome-Liege won
by an all female crew, with Pat Moss (Stirling's sister) driving and Anne
The effort was truly heroic and the girls overcame hallucinations caused
by sleep deprivation, while still managing to drive flat out. At the time,
the very thought of the so called gentler sex, beating all the best male
drivers in the world was an unprecedented achievement and did much to
uplift the image of 'women drivers' everywhere.
The 2912cc works spec engine, typically runs triple 45DCOE Weber
carburetors, a 300 degree cam and a full race alloy head. Outputs are
typically between 200 and 300 bhp. The output varies with the compression
ratio and the choice of carburettor choke diameters, dependant on whether
you want low down grunt for rallying or top end for racing. This car is a
rally car and will accelerate to 60 mph in about 5.5 seconds and can almost
The Achilles' Heel of the Big Healey, was cockpit heat (from the set back
engine) and a lack of ground clearance. This car has the works 'in door' or
'sill mounted' Exhaust to get the Exhaust pipes out from under the car..
The gearbox is a straight cut 4 speed, with overdrive (a sort of ratio
extender) on 3rd and 4th, giving 6 ratios. In this car, like the works
machines, the overdrive switch is ideally mounted on the gear lever.
Fuel consumption averages around 14mpg, dropping to around 7mpg when
pressing on. A long range 18 gallon works style fuel tank is therefore a
AHCA Gymkhana 09/13/2009
Mostly its me out there (my wife is at the camera), but there are some
other highs and lows to be seen. I placed third overall (and once again
was the fastest MG midget there). I really like the way the Exhaust is starting to sound, and the engine has
been rebuilt a mere 500 miles ago. It's got a Swiftune SW5-07 cam and its
been bored .030 over. Mor eon that later.
The Loudest Bugeye Sprite in Vintage Racing?
Video from three races of my poor little 1959 Sprite that was wrongfully
accused of being "too loud" and cost me a 1st place finish at Blackhawk
Farms Raceway with the VSCDA. Take a listen and you be the judge. Warning:
I have been told this little 1275cc car is capable of deafening mere
MG Midget 1965 revised matching engine-VIDEO- www.ERclassics.com
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MG Midget 1965 revised matching engine and gearbox great condition
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Episode 11: Maniflow Exhaust System Part 2
This is the Exhaust system after
picking it up. Important note. The silver color was defective and had to
be re done in black. Tiger Ray did a great job and it was a pleasure doing
buisinss with Vanilla Gorilla. The issues with the silver color coating
were already being resolved sometime last week.
Episode 5 mg midget locks
I Explore the locks on the car, do a little repair and discuss what to do
when you lost your car keys or perhaps never had car keys
1977 MG MGB V8 Roadster
Offered for sale by St. Louis Car Museum & Sales. For this vehicle and
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Anatomy Of An Autocross
How an Autocross Event is run by Akron Sports Car Club NORA ASCC
Northfield Park Cleveland Akron Ohio
STEEL EARTH - 1953 MG TD - AUTO ARCHAEOLOGY
EMMY Nominated TV show "STEEL EARTH"- Host J. Paris discovers a classic
1953 MG automobile in a old abandoned garage. Much to his surprise, he also
finds a dead animal skeleton under the car. To top it all off, J's truck is
accidentally smashed during the show. Will this antique car ever make it to
the restoration shop? Watch and find out.