Rod Evans' 1956 Austin Healey 100 with Chevrolet 383cid V8 Engine

Rod Evans' 1956 Austin Healey 100 with Chevy 383 V8 Engine

as published in British V8 Newsletter, Volume XIV Issue 3, December 2006

Owner: Rod and Janice Evans
City: Cle Elum, WA
Model: 1956 Austin Healey 100 (BN2)
Engine: Chevrolet 383cid V8

Engine: Engine is a 350, stroked to 383, with 2:02 slant plug heads. It's been balanced and blueprinted, and fitted with a Lunati roller cam and Crane "Gold" roller rockers. The distributor is a Mallory Unilite. The engine has 4 bolt mains.
Transmission: Full manual, reverse-shift-pattern Turbo 350.
Rear End: Narrowed 1958 Olds, with Moser Engineering axles and 4.30:1 gears.
Wheels: 15" x 4" (front) and 15" x 10" (rear).
Brakes: Later model Healey disk brakes (front) and Oldsmobile drums (rear).
Curb weight: 2163 pounds.
Other: Fiberglass hood.
Performance: Mid-11 ET's.
Comments : We bought this car a few years ago in Colorado after one of those love at first sight things and I was tired of turning wrenches. Next thing I knew, out with the 355 and in with a 383 stroker. The 3:55 posi was fine for getting groceries but... So in with the 4:30's out of my friend's race car. We all know how this goes, don't we? Still have to finish the dual quads, roll bar and new paint, but it will wait until this spring.

Austin Healey fiberglass hood

Chevrolet 383 V8 engine in a big Healey

passenger side, Austin Healey 100 BN2

driver side, Austin Healey 100 BN2

custom dashboard in an Austin Healey 100 BN2

fuel cell in an Austin Healey 100 BN2

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