Archive for September, 2020

The Big Healey Ten-Year Renewal Blog – last update 10/10/2020

  If you scroll down to the October 2018 entry to this Blog you can read about the motivation for what I then called the Ten-Year Renewal Project for my 1960 Austin-Healey BT7. True to my history with this car, everything takes longer than expected! While the care and maintenance of a classic car never […]


The Find and The Purchase

November 11, 2017 – The Find Almost every Saturday morning David Silberkleist, owner of BugeyeGuy.com sends out an email newsletter to his subscribers. As you would expect, it is usually full of information about Austin Healey Bugeyes including a few advertisements for cars for sale. On this particular day there was an unusual posting for David. […]


Navigating The Jaguar MK2 Project Site

Site Organization and Navigation The site for the Jaguar MK2 restoration was initially divided into three parts: Disassembly, Restoration and Fitting, and Reassembly. However, I have removed all of the posts related to the “disassembly” phase of the project. The “restoration and fitting” or trial assembly of the renewed and new components is detailed. Major […]


The Bugeye – 1959 AN5

My name is John Rose and I am the current owner of AN5L11257, engine number 9CUH10910, a 1959 Austin Healey Sprite, popularly known as a “Bugeye” in the States or “Frogeye” if you are from across the pond. This web site is dedicated to documenting the history of my car, the modifications that have been […]


The Bloody Beast – 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 MKI BT7

First Drive

Welcome to my website covering the history, restoration and “personalizations” to my 1960 Austin Healey 3000 Mk I affectionately known as “The Bloody Beast.” Feel free to email me with questions, suggestions  and/or comments. As I progress, I would love to have your feedback so please offer comments. Cheers, Lin Bradenton, FL    


Alfa Introduction

My 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio was acquired by gift! My father decided to pass along his “Alfie” to the next generation. So in July, 2016 I traveled from Virginia to his home in North Carolina and trailered home the newest member of my modest collection of classic cars! I certainly could have driven it, […]


Cooling System Renewal

I noticed a very slight wobble in the shaft of the water pump that was ascertained when holding the fan at opposing sides and shaking. Since I am I the midst of a ten-year renewal I decided to go ahead and replace much of the cooling system to include the water pump, mechanical fan, the […]