Austin-Healey 100 with Jaguar V12 Engine

Martin Jansen's 1954 Austin-Healey 100 with Jaguar V12 Engine

as published in British V8 Magazine, Volume XVI Issue 1, May 2008

Owner: Martin Jansen
City: Rockwood, Ontario Canada
Model: 1954 Austin Healey 100
Engine: 1976 Jaguar V12
Conversion by: Jule Enterprises

Engine: balanced and blueprinted 5.3L (326cid) Jaguar V12 engine by "Dyno Dave" Roy of Brownstown MI. 8.5:1 compression ratio and stock cam. Vortec V2 supercharger with custom-built blower pistons and custom manifold. Custom electronic fuel injection system with prototype Electromotive TEC-3R engine management and direct ignition system. Ford Racing 42 pound injectors. Aeromotive fuel pump (11401), adjustable pressure regulator, pressure isolator, and filter. Custom aluminum fuel rails. Custom aluminum fuel tank.
Cooling: custom radiator. Electric cooling fan (pusher).
Exhaust: custom headers (Jet Hot ceramic coated in silver color), 2.5" exhaust pipes, and MagnaFlow welded mufflers.
Transmission: Tremec 3550 TKO 5 speed (0.68:1 in high gear). Kessler bellhousing. Aluminum flywheel. Hydraulically-actuated competition clutch. 12" long custom driveshaft.
Rear axle: Ford 9" from Currie Enterprises, with 3.23:1 final drive ratio, 31-spline shafts, and full lock differential.
Front Susp.: stock Healey BJ8 suspension (including the shocks), except with modified steering arms to eliminate bump steer, 1" front sway bar, and Mustang II rack-and-pinion steering. IDidIt steering column with Lacara steering wheel (with the hub custom reverse-dished).
Rear Susp.: narrowed leaf spring perches to suit the Ford axle. Healey BJ8 shock absorbers. 1" rear sway bar.
Brakes: four wheel disc with Healey BJ8 booster, custom fabricated reservoirs, and formed stainless steel lines throughout.
Wheels/Tires: Dayton 70-spoke wheels. BF Goodrich tires.
Body/Chassis: custom Jule Enterprises frame. Austin Healey 3000 aluminum front fenders. BT7 doors (approximately 2" longer than 100-4 doors) with shaved handles. The original 100-4 rear inner wheel arches were widened approximately four inches. Cable-released bonnet and boot-lid (with the exterior release shaved.) Custom fabricated wheel arches, front and rear bulkheads, floor pans, etc. PPG pearl basecoat/clearcoat paint system.
Weight: 2348 pounds.
Interior: Auto Meter "Classic" instruments (160mph speedometer, tachometer, fuel level, fuel pressure, boost, voltmeter. Note: the original Smith's dual water temperature / oil pressure gauge was retained but modified to match appearance.) Custom upholstery in Portuguese leather ("bone white" in color.) Custom door panels. Dash modified to suit instruments and stereo. Custom gear shifter (in stainless steel) and custom shifter boot. Wilton black wool carpet. Mercedes black-on-black canvas top and tonneau cover (installed on modified Healey roof bows). Custom-built one-piece tinted side curtains with polished aluminum frames.
Completed: May 2007. Driven 152 miles as of May 2008.

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custom made EFI intake manifold

throttle body and K and N air filter

How It Was Done:

5.3L (326cid) Jaguar V12 engine

Vortec V2 supercharger with custom-built blower pistons and custom manifold

Healey frame on a rotiserie

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K&N air filter   custom fabricated fuel rail

Tremec 3550 TKO 5 speed   painted and chromed transmission case

custom radiator and electric cooling fan (pusher)   chromed anti-sway bar

chromed brake calipers   chromed brake dust shield

chromed oil pan   chromed rear axle

custom brake reservoir   polished brake caliper

Lacara steering wheel with reverse-dish hub   Custom upholstery in Portuguese leather

custom induction and fuel injection system

PPG pearl basecoat/clearcoat paint system

custom interior for an Austin Healey

spoked wheels and louvered hood

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