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    I found this Hot Wheels Austin-Healey at an antique mall, 20 years old in its original package.

    I took it apart, painted the interior floor and dash, detailed everything out, and put rubber-tire NASCAR wheels off a late 80s/early 90s Racing Champions casting with metal fatigue on it. Much more attractive casting with a little TLC, and these V8 Healeys are known as "Nasty Boys" among aficionados of British sports cars.
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  • #2
    I somehow just can't visualize anyone in Britain driving around in a Healey with a blower sticking out of the hood.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ivantt View Post
      I somehow just can't visualize anyone in Britain driving around in a Healey with a blower sticking out of the hood.
      This would likely be a US-built hot rod version.

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      • #4
        Sure. I'd believe anything could be driving around with U.S. hot rodders! I've seen two 60's era Chevelles with blowers driving around at one of the Buffalo Wild Wings

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ivantt View Post
          Sure. I'd believe anything could be driving around with U.S. hot rodders! I've seen two 60's era Chevelles with blowers driving around at one of the Buffalo Wild Wings
          There's a rodded Morris Minor ute in my town. I sold my vintage Stroh's Light beer sign to its owner since he had the guts for one and mine was a good plastic shell and front with shorted out guts.

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          • #6
            Some trade (beer sign) that was! I guess you can always find someone that has something you need if you keep digging!

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            • #7
              An outstanding detail job there. Very well done...
              As to the conversation about blowers in crazy cars, there was a man in the 80s that dumped a ton of cash building a drag Opal Kadett with a huge 502 crate engine. I had heard an estimated 2,000 horse power. The car and chassis was all engine, drive train, and rear wheel tubs. To my memory, the car never did a good straight run down the quarter mile. It flipped a couple times doing wheel stands at take off, it was all over the track smacking the wall on one side or the other, he never could keep it going straight. All four wheels would literally jump 6 to 8 inches off the ground when he launched it. That thing was way crazy powerful, but much more dangerous than quick or fast...
              It's where I got the idea for this Lesney Opal Kadett custom drag car. The real one's wheel base was shortened 10 inches...






              In my opinion, way too much power to weight. I have seen other guys slapping powerful pumped up V~8s in small foregine small body cars for street racing and hustling other street racers, but nothing with blowers and that kinda crazy power.
              One guy had a Nissan Skyline with a Chevy 350 in it that was insanely quick. Another guy with a Datsun 240Z with a Ford Boss 302 that was crazy fast...
              No blowers though!!!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Stangfreak View Post
                An outstanding detail job there. Very well done...
                As to the conversation about blowers in crazy cars, there was a man in the 80s that dumped a ton of cash building a drag Opal Kadett with a huge 502 crate engine. I had heard an estimated 2,000 horse power. The car and chassis was all engine, drive train, and rear wheel tubs. To my memory, the car never did a good straight run down the quarter mile. It flipped a couple times doing wheel stands at take off, it was all over the track smacking the wall on one side or the other, he never could keep it going straight. All four wheels would literally jump 6 to 8 inches off the ground when he launched it. That thing was way crazy powerful, but much more dangerous than quick or fast...
                It's where I got the idea for this Lesney Opal Kadett custom drag car. The real one's wheel base was shortened 10 inches...






                In my opinion, way too much power to weight. I have seen other guys slapping powerful pumped up V~8s in small foregine small body cars for street racing and hustling other street racers, but nothing with blowers and that kinda crazy power.
                One guy had a Nissan Skyline with a Chevy 350 in it that was insanely quick. Another guy with a Datsun 240Z with a Ford Boss 302 that was crazy fast...
                No blowers though!!!
                Can't see your pics, but awesome story.

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                • #9
                  Wow, those stories and pix are really crazy....Steve, I bet we all can come up with some stories like that because there's always some crazy person in the area that does things like that.!

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