Archive for January, 2018

The Find and The Purchase

November 11, 2017 – The Find Almost every Saturday morning David Silberkleist, owner of BugeyeGuy.com sends out an email newsletter to his subscribers. As you would expect, it is usually full of information about Austin Healey Bugeyes including a few advertisements for cars for sale. On this particular day there was an unusual posting for David. […]


Navigating The Jaguar MK2 Project Site

Site Organization and Navigation The site for the Jaguar MK2 restoration is divided into three parts: Disassembly, Restoration and Fitting, and Reassembly. The first 53 entries to my MK2 Project Site address the “deconstruction” of my 1964 MK2 for a complete restoration. The 53 entries are chronological in nature, that is, they begin in January […]


The Bugeye – 1959 AN5

My name is John Rose and I am the current owner of AN5L11257, engine number 9CUH10910, a 1959 Austin Healey Sprite, popularly known as a “Bugeye” in the States or “Frogeye” if you are from across the pond. This web site is dedicated to documenting the history of my car, the modifications that have been […]


The Bloody Beast – 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 MKI BT7

First Drive

Welcome to my website covering the history, restoration and “personalizations” to my 1960 Austin Healey 3000 Mk I affectionately known as “The Bloody Beast.” Feel free to email me with questions, suggestions  and/or comments. I am in the process of transferring the contents of my old website to this new format so it will be a […]


Alfa Introduction

My 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio was acquired by gift! My father decided to pass along his “Alfie” to the next generation. So in July, 2016 I traveled from Virginia to his home in North Carolina and trailered home the newest member of my modest collection of classic cars! I certainly could have driven it, […]


Carrera S Blog: A Chronological Account of My Ownership

  January 20, 2018  IMS Bearing and Rear Main Seal Replacement  It is a Saturday morning and time to replace the original small single row IMS bearing in my car with the “IMS Solution” kit. Jonathan Newhall, a trained former Porsche technician (current owner of his own business), did the actual replacement. The work was […]


Capacities and Torque Values

Torque Values Tightening torque of wheel bolts – 96 ft lbs LN Engineering Aluminum Oil Sump Drain Plug – 19 lbs LN Engineering Oil Filter Adapter – 18 lbs Fluid levels: Oil – 9 quarts    Joe Gibbs, Driven Synthetic 5W-40 Oil Brakes Hydraulics -.48 quarts Washer – 2.6 quarts Power Steering fluid page 170 […]