Here is a trivia question for you. I'm doing a ground up restoration of
tri-carb, 2 seat BN7 HBN7L-14494. One of the early tri-carbs. I bought this
car totally disassembled, but it is remarkedly complete. We actually picked
the chassis up and carried it onto my trailer. I have no real history on this
car, just a bunch of half remembered stories. For those of you on the West
Coast, this is Wayne Brown's old car. Anyone w/ a complete story is very
welcome to contact me off list.
Included w/ all the stuff that came w/ it was a set of tail pipes, new, never
installed, w/ a paper "SEARS" sticker on them. When was the last time Sears
sold Healey exhaust systems?
Apparently this car was disassembled in the late 70s or early 80s. There were
a few new parts and many used parts, including an engine that "had been
rebuilt by a famous Healey race engine mechanic, but he died in a plane crash,
so you can't talk to him", but there was no paper work to prove that. I just
assumed that this was the same guy who built the Brooklyn bridge when I bought
the car, and I was right.
If you have any info, please contact me off List.