Does anyone know of an experienced Austin Healey mechanic in the Greenwich, CT area?

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Asked by Jun 11, 2017 at 08:55 AM about the 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 MKI

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I recently acquired an Austin-Healey 3000 Mki and looking for someone to
help me keep it in shape and running. Ideally, want someone with prior
experience of working on this (or similar) cars.

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23,515

I bought a 1961 AH 3000 when I graduated from high school- 1967- a great car, fast, beautiful- I paid $800- those were the good old days- look, your car is quite valuable and you must find a garage that specializes in classic cars- there must be one around you, possibly a garage that even specializes in old British cars- do not let anyone who is not qualified even open the hood- this is a very basic machine and they are quite easy to work on, but since it is so valuable, you must find someone you can trust to do the work correctly- for example, the engine and drivetrain are very basic, rugged, and conventional- but there are quirks, like the shock absorbers- and of course the Lucas fuel pump is not original by this point (pun intended)- so it should be replaced with something which works well with that car- etc. etc. good luck- cool car!!!

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I appreciate your response - and think I agree with everything you said. I can't help but observe that started down my classic car adventure thanks to the MG. And, most recently, thought long and hard about moving to the MGA before finding a unique opportunity for my AH. Your car is gorgeous! I wish you many long and winding drives.

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258,045

http://www.britishmotorsltd.com

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80,045

Go to the Austin Healy club web site and use their forum to find a reliable mechanic. http://www.healeyclub.org/

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23,515

The big Healey is light years beyond an MG- that car should run at 100 mph no problem- and be stable and comfy at that speed- that is how yow you want to set it up- but before you try for the century mark, make sure your wheels and tires are perfect- my car came with Michelin radials back in the day but since they had tubes, it only took one broken spoke to puncture the tube- it happened a few times with sometimes exciting results lol-

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Thanks to everyone. This has been great! I very much appreciate the feedback and shared passion. And you correct, the AH is a strong leap beyond the MG - and I'm loving it. And that isn't meant as a slight to the MGB at all. It is a lovely car.

80,045

The step up past the Healy is .............A Jag ;)

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Are you sure? I assumed my next stop was an Austin Martin!

5,545

Hope you meant Aston-Martin! Austin was a low end car and I never heard of a Martin?

80,045

A DB4 would be so cool but slower than a E-Type.

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