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
|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.
|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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