1960 Austin Healey 3000 GT7
All restoration body work and final assembly done by Fourintune.
Car in family since 1961. Complete frame up nut and bolt restoration started Fall of 1983. Every mechanical component rebuilt by end of 1998, resulting in a drive-able chassis. 1999 car was delivered to Tom Kovacs (Fourintune in Cedarburg WI). Tom did a complete body restoration including detailed paint job. He then assembled the car, finishing in Spring of 2000. Tom has a national reputation for Austin-Healey restoration work. http://www.fourintune.com/
This car is of very high quality having been fully restored with great care to original condition, except for the addition of factory racing works type cooling fins in both front fenders and non-standard interior color.
The bodywork, panel fit and paint finish are all of the highest quality.
The engine performs exceptionally well with strong oil pressure, keeps good temperature and makes very good power. The car is very tight to drive.
Garage kept and non-smoker
British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate Number 99/3143 dated 5 October 1999
A Professional Appraisal Report dated December 12, 2017 from Specialized Claims Synergy, LLC (SCS) is available as a .pdf file on request. SCS, LLC does approximately 80% of all claims work for Hagerty Insurance Co. A personal onsite inspection was made by SCS as part of this appraisal process.
Financing available from Woodside Credit Collector Car https://www.woodsidecredit.com/
Transportation available from Reliable Carriers, Inc. https://www.reliablecarriers.com/ or Passport Transport https://www.passporttransport.com/
Current Work (November 2017 through April 2018)
Replace front crankshaft oil seal and timing cover gasket
Harmonic balancer/pulley assembly renewed by http://www.damperdudes.net/. Result is smoother engine with more power at higher rpm from proper damper function (pliable vs. hardened rubber).
Replace all three engine side cover gaskets and valve cover gasket
Renew radiator complete, installing new high efficiency core (Don Hart Radiator http://www.donhart.com/). Install new radiator cap.
Replace lower radiator hose with new style handmade Kevlar reinforced rubber hose from England
Replace upper radiator hose.
Replace both anti-roll bar link assemblies and all 8 rubber bushings
Replace Spark Plugs – New NGK (7084) BPR6EGP G-Power Platinum Alloy
Replace Points & Condenser – New Premium
Replace point plate ground wire – New
Replace Vacuum advance unit – New from Moss Motors
Replace Rotor – New Premium
Replace ignition coil with New High Performance Intermotor Sports Coil (Set plug gap @ .035” vs. .025”)
Replace distributor cap – New
Dwell and timing set to factory specs. Centrifugal and new vacuum advance checked and working to factory specs.
SU carburetors cleaned and calibrated for optimal operation (Shell Synthetic 15W50 in carburetor dampers)
Replace Brake Master Cylinder with new cylinder.
Bleed complete brake system (DOT 5 Silicone fluid).
Inspect, clean and adjust rear brakes – brake shoe linings are very good
Inspect front calipers and disk pads – disk pads are very good
Install new Clutch Master Cylinder and Slave Cylinder.
Replace Clutch hose with new Cobalt Stainless Steel Clutch Hose.
Bleed clutch. (DOT 5 Silicone fluid)
Replace Clutch slave cylinder push rod
Replace Clutch actuation lever rubber boot
Replace Gear shift lever rubber boot
Inspect for lubrication – not needed
Oil and filter change (Castrol GTX 20W-50) (New copper drain plug gasket)
Replace transmission and overdrive unit oil (Red Line MT Synthetic High Performance Oil)
Replace Hood support rod rubber clip
Remove defective battery isolation switch in trunk. Connect negative battery cable direct to ground. Exact reproduction of Lucas Master Battery Switch available https://mossmotors.com/switch-battery-master
Four new Vredestein Sprint Classic Tires mounted and balanced on Dayton tubeless 72 spoke wire wheels. Speed Rating: H (130 MPH). See website for information: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchResults.jsp?from=TD&width=185%2F&ratio=80&diameter=15
New Firestone inner tube for spare tire mounted on 60 spoke tube type wire wheel
Clean Optima battery and terminals (no corrosion was present)
Recent (mid 2015)
Cooling system flushed
All new radiator and heater hoses
New PCV hoses
New fan belt installed
New choke cable installed
SU carburetors complete overhaul
Drivers door handle spring replaced
Paint chips repaired and car buffed out
Below are details of the full restoration that was completed in 2000
Complete mechanical overhaul by owner, an ASE Certified Master Mechanic
Engine, Transmission, Overdrive unit, Clutch assembly and Rear end rebuilt – new parts as necessary
Hydraulic Brake and Clutch systems (DOT 5 Silicone fluid), new front disks, rear drums, all brake hoses
Front end complete including new kingpins, rear suspension including new rear leaf springs.
Steering system rebuilt with new parts as necessary
Four new wheel splined hub assemblies
Distributor, Starter and Generator rebuilt
New stainless steel header pipes
Tom Kovacs of Fourintune
Body and frame repairs as necessary including installation of modified inner and outer sills
Installed factory works cooling grills in both front fenders
Changed car from positive ground to negative ground
Installed complete new wiring harness
Installed Texas Cooling Fan
Assembled entire car using provided new rubber and gaskets as necessary
Painted car original Colorado Red, sanded smooth and buffed
Installed new Dayton 72 spoke wire wheels
Installed new Monza exhaust system
Installed new Moto-Lita 15” Wood Rim slotted spoke steering wheel
Installed new voltage regulator
Installed two new electric fuel pumps, with selection switch under steering column, for redundancy
Installed used MPH speedometer (odometer reading about 12,000 to 14,000) and drive gear to replace original KPH speedometer.
Corrosion coated inside of new fuel tank
Complete new trunk mats and liner
Pictures of restoration process and complete detailed notes available
Fourintune Sublet Installation
Interior using real leather for seats, rear squib and matching vinyl trim and matching wool carpet
Manufacture of matching top, tonneau cover and new side curtains with matching storage bag
New “Mini Garage” windshield/cockpit car cover (Austin Healey specific)
New car jack
New Spinner Lead Hammer with plywood spinner protector
New Optima battery (Installed in 2005)
LIST OF ANCILLARY ITEMS SHIPPED WITH 1960 AUSTIN HEALEY BT7
- One Austin Healey key fob with one ignition key and one trunk key
- Soft top (installed)
- Pair custom made bound edge front carpet mats
- Pair rubber front floor mats
- “Mini garage” car cockpit dust/rain cover (installed) and storage bag
- Pair new side curtains in custom bag with divider
- Tonneau cover with two piece tonneau bow (in custom bag)
- Remnants (new) of interior vinyl and carpet from 2000 restoration work
- Oil pan gasket set (new unopened)
- One Innova #5568 Professional Digital Timing Light (with dwell meter and tach functions)
- Small fishing tackle box with miscellaneous small parts and rubber gaskets
- Original coil as spare part
- Distributor cap from 1998 restoration as spare part
- New scissors type car jack – in trunk
- New lead spinner hammer – in trunk
- Plywood special spinner knock off chrome protector – in trunk
- Spare fan belt (new) – in trunk (belt is a little too long, but will work in emergency)
- One 1 11/16” crankshaft “dog” nut socket
- One wood custom made engine lifting cradle. See this link for discussion on replacing front crank seal/balancer/timing gear/ in situ. https://www.ahexp.com/phorum/read.php?3,194871
- One custom cut 2 x 4 for lifting car from front with two 2 x 6 front tire support blocks
- Two cans Permatex gasket sealers
- One container (partial) Red Line Synthetic MT90 gear oil (for transmission and overdrive units)
- One container (partial) Castrol GTX 20W50 engine motor oil
- One can (partial) matching engine paint – has custom color formula label
- One can (empty) matching engine spray paint – has custom color formula label. A spray can of clear epoxy will be needed to cover and protect the engine paint from heat, etc.
- One bottle (near full) Shell 15W50 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil for SU carburetor dampers
- Two cans (partial) high temp black radiator paint
- One can (partial) high temp red radiator paint (for red fan shroud). This paint just happens to be a pretty good match for small touch up needs on exterior body
- Two service manuals and printouts of various procedures from internet
- Files with various documentation specific to this Austin Healey
- Restoration pictures