Tuesday, June 14, 2016

1956 Austin Healey 100 four

There are some days that it pays to be in the 'vintage'  motorcycle sceen. Hanging around an old style bike shop allows for the occasional visit of like minded people. Today T dropped in with his 1956 Austin Healey 100 four.  Now for many years I've read a copy of Osprey Colour Classics 'Austin Healey-  100 & 3000' .
by David McLavin & Andrew Tipping during the lunch hour. The copy is becoming a more dogged eared item from wandering the photos- daydreaming of the cars my pops' and his buddies owned back then. So to have T come in with the pure sight and sound;  well lunch break just got better.

The first thing to do was get on the ground and check out the rear suspension.  Evidently, the frame runs underneath the rear drive, hindering ground clearance. Having read this, I had to see for myself. True enough  one can understand the difficulties that could occur when loading up the rear drive. But at this present day that is probably no longer a racing issue, just a trivial bit of knowledge.  Ok, enough of my chatter, enjoy the photos!

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