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Re: [Healeys] 2.6 engine rebuild

To: Martin Jansen <jule_enterprisesah@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Healeys] 2.6 engine rebuild
From: Roland Wilhelmy <rwil@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 22:00:41 -0800
One of the things I like about all Big Healeys is that they can keep
up with modern traffic.  We're not talking about MG TCs, which I like
but wouldn't want to drive on a Southern California freeway except in
convoy.  No stock Healey is going to win a drag race; that is not the

So perhaps there are more than two groups of Healey people.  They
range from Nasty Boy people through serious competitive racers, guys
who just like to play with their Healey's engine, drivers and enjoyers
of stock Healeys in club activities, to those possessed by 'hanger
queens'.  Then there are busted knuckle and greasy fingered people
like me who just want to get their cars on the road some day.

I'd get a Miata or a hot Mustang if modern car performance was my


On Tue, 21 Dec 2010 21:32:44 -0800 (PST), you wrote:

::After reading various postings I  realize there are two groups of people
::owning healeys. One group are what I call "Car guys" guys who love cars and
::what they can do , The second group are historians who are interested in
::Healeys as a collectible antique.  collectibles are kept in museums. Car
::want to drive  cars on today's highways with car's with today's technology.
::Cars today respond quickly, stop quickly and owners of these cars  expect
::other cars on the road to also be able to respond in the same manner.
::a car completely original has its place but perhaps not on  today's road.
::Modifying a desirable car doesn't hurt the value of a car if the
::are done well. There is a very large market of people who enjoy a sports
::as a car that performs and handles well on the highway.Many of you may
::remember the slogan from the 60's
::"Win on Sunday, sell on Monday!" ts always about the performance.
::Happy Healeying,   Marty  www.jule-enterprises.com
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