1966 3000 clutch slipping

Asked by Aug 26, 2015 at 07:46 AM about the 1966 Austin-Healey 3000

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1966 Austin Healey 3000 which had a new clutch installed 10k ago. The car has been sitting for a while. We have new brake system, fluids etc. The clutch started slipping. What should I do? Thanks!

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Check for adjustments to ensure the clutch pressure plate is fully engaged. There should be a slight amount of play in the clutch pedal.

Thanks! I will check this out then onto the selling block for 25K firm! 1966 Austin Healey 3000 MK III VIN 3223BJ8811479 • Complete new exhaust system. • Complete new interior. • New convertible top. • New Tonneau cover that hides top when down. • New complete break system, including calipers, cylinders, lines. • New fuel pump. • New oil pump. • New 60 wire wheels and tires. • New air filters. • Rebuilt carburetors. • Completely tune up, new point, plugs wires, etc. • New side mirrors. • Re-cored radiator. • Speedometer, odometer and electric overdrive all work and original. • 74.5K miles. • New clutch at 64K. • Frame inspected- excellent condition. • Original calipers with upgrade kit plus other spare parts. Remaining minor work: • Installing glove box lock. • Paint the steering column.


If I had some pocket change, I'd buy it...

They are going for at least 2x that but I want to get a RV I have seen.


Do you think your compromising on price to much? After all there will always be a nice RV out there to find, but this is a 1966!

Nope look on the internet they are going for 2 times my asking. Sorry!


That's what I mean...Your asking too little...


I've seen 3000 go for much more but they look like they just left the showroom, 10k-17k miles, matching numbers, have original Dunlap tires, perfect spokes and flawless paint. Also, all papers, tool kit, etc are included with documentation. I have also seen many, not at auctions or shows, that sell in your 22,500-25,000 range. They look very good and drive good but by no means showroom. I think you are priced about right for what you have. You have replaced too much unless it is all with AH factory parts.

I used all parts from healey dealers. The car is original , n bondo, no rust, matching numbers. I suggest you look at Hemmings and on the web because 3000's go for a lot more than what you claim and very few are showroom condition. But thank you for your feedback. Do you own a 3000?


Not now... had a new 1954, 100-4 and a 67 MK-III in 1969. Hemming's listings are always high. Where you live makes a difference on prices too. I usually buy my sport cars in Miami and trucks in Arkansas. Cheaper than anywhere else on a regular basis. Best place to buy original parts is Moss Motors, (800.667.7872). They have been in business since 1947 or 48!

I buy my parts from Healey Surgeons, Moss Motors and British Victoria or Victoria British all healey factory parts. I agree with where you buy your vehicles. 3 healeys, 1 tr6 and 1 356 Porsche.


Sounds good. Good luck with your sale. Not sure a 3000 is worth selling for an RV!

it is all about physique! LOL!!!

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