The Nash Healey restoration and documentation website

This website is about the promotion, restoration and knowledge sharing of the Nash Healey marque

Site Administrator, contact Larry Varley at this link
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Nash Healey owners gallery
Please send me photos of your car and I'll add them here
Either completed cars or the current state of your project is fine
Gallery

Please register your Nash Healey with Judy Brookes at Nash Healey registry, it is completely free
 and you will recieve a free copy of the Nash Healey Newsletter

The Current list of registery listed cars, with names and contact details withheld
List

Nash Healey Links to parts and services

Front windscreens, 54 coupe rear window seals, improved front spring seats. contact Jim Walton
Nash Healey specific reproduction parts Cranberry Run Constructions Inc
Reproduction body hardware Verdones
General Nash parts Nashparts.com
Pinin Farina badges, crown and Nash / Farina Flags Black Bart's Emporium
Refurbished torque tube stabiliser  Nash Rambler Rubber
Online Nash Healey registry
Nash Healey Owners Group Forum

Free  Nash Healey parts and cars wanted and for sale
Clink this link to view, send me an email to post your car or parts


Nash Healey and Healey technical and historic documents
This section of the web site deals with technical and historic documents relating to Nash Healey sports cars. Primarily the documents are those that were given to me upon purchase of my 1954 Nash Healey LeMans Coupe, and were the property of Roy D Stetina a previous owner of this car. As time permits I will add all of these documents to this page, and also build on the collection. Some of the documents relate to the formation of the first Nash Healey Association in 1958 including newsletters and correspondence. They provide some insight in the Nash Healey as seen in the days when they were near new cars. Some lucky owners may find reference to their cars, as there are some car numbers mentioned.
Any further document contributions would be appreciated and credited, so if you have further information you would like to share on this page, I would be happy to publish it here.
Regards
Larry Varley
20 Park Crescent
Boronia 3155
Melbourne
Australia
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Nash Healey technical data

1951 Nash Healey owner manual

1951 Nash Healey introduction

1951 Nash Healey brochure

1951 technical manual supplement Nash Healey

1952 1953 technical manual supplement Nash Healey

1954 Nash Healey coupe factory photos

Nash Healey LeMans Coupe 1953 factory release photo

Nash Healey LeMans Coupe 1954 factory release photo

Nash Healey black and white brochure

Nash Healey colour brochure

Nash Healey parts list

Nash Healey 1951 specifications - factory publication

Nash Healey story from American Motors 1969

Girling PV dampers

Accelerator control drawing by George Herbert

Body production of the early Nash Healey at Panelcraft

Now it's yours brochure Lemans engine

Power to win brochure

Healey, Abbott, Tickford, Silverstone and Sportsmobile

Healey the fastest car in the world

Healey Abbott Brochure

Healey 2.4 litre chassis

Healey 2.4 litre Healey chassis red and white

Healey Sportsmobile factory photos black and white

Healey Sportsmobile colour Photos

Healey Tickford sales literature

Healey Tickford sales literature black and white

Healey 2.4 litre instruction book

Healey 2.4 litre Motorsport article 1947

Healey Silverstone brochure

Healey Silverstone 2 sided brochure

Healey Silverstone supercharger



Roy Stetina Letters

Roy D Stetina letters.
 Correspondence between Roy, Ferril Miller, American Motors, Iskenderian Cams and George Herbert regarding performance improvements to the Nash engine, and V8 conversions.




Nash Healey V8 Conversions
At the time of production the Nash Healey was the product of the Nash - Kelvinator Corporation, in 1954 Nash Aquired the Hudson Motor Car Company and created The American Motors Corporation ( AMC ). However during production of the Nash Healey only the Nash 6 cylinder engine was available. In 1955 the AMC V8 was available, so some cars were converted to AMC V8 by dealers and staff, as well as a few owners who also saw the opportunity to increase power using the light weight  and more powerful V8 engines from various manufacturers that were becoming available. This section of the site is about these cars, which is also part of cl;assic car history where young men looked to create their own sports cars based on available parts.


Carl Chakmakian worked for AMC in Detroit as Engineering and Service Operations Manager and Racing Director.

Title page

Carl Chakmakian on his American Motors 327 conversion

Doug Woods conversion
Douglas Woods on his 283 Chev Corvette conversion


James Moore and Les Viland's Farina Nash Siata Roadster
American Motors product manager James Moore's conversion to AMC V8.
This car appears to be a prototype built with a Siata chassis rather than the Healey chassis used on all of the other Nash Healey Production. In the Nash Healey Association bulletin number 6 from 1959 it is described as a 54 / 55 car and called a Farina Nash Siata Roadster. I have not been able to determine if the car still exists.
Speed Age article


Nash Healey Association circa 1958

Membership list 1958

Nash Healey notes 5th Jan 1958

Nash Healey Association Bulletin 1

Nash Healey Association Bulletin 2

Nash Healey Association Bulletin 3

Nash Healey Association Bulletin 4

Nash Healey Association Bulletin 6

Nash Healey Association Bulletin 7

Letter to Pinin Farina advising association formation

Letter to Donald Healey advising association formation

Letter from James T Moore ( American Motors )

Harold Baldwin letter

Howard Blackburn letter

Bob Loudon letter

Frederick Celler letter

George Herbert letter

Kent Martin letter 1

Kent Martin letter 2

Ed McCarthy letter

Paul Schreiner letter

J . Murray Smith letter

Manuel Suares letter




Nash Healey Car Club circa 1970
Magazines collected with the assistance of Jim Walton and Ed Grace

Nash Healey Car Club magazine Vol 1 No1

Nash Healey Car Club magazine Vol 1 No2

Nash Healey Car Club magazine Vol 1 No3

Nash Healey Car Club magazine Vol 1 No4

Nash Healey Car Club magazine Vol 1 No5

Nash Healey Car Club magazine Vol 1 No6

1971

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 2 No1

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 2 No2

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 2 No3

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 2 No4

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 2 No5

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 2 No6

1972

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 3 No1 not yet available

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 3 No2


Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 3 No3

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 3 No4

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 3 No5

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 3 No6 not yet available

1973

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 4 No1 not yet available

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 4 No2

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 4 No3

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 4 No4 not yet available

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 4 No5 not yet available

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 4 No6 not yet available

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 5 No1

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 5 No2 not yet available

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 5 No3

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 5 No4

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 5 No5 not yet available

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 5 No6 not yet available

1977

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 6 No1

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 6 No2

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 6 No3 not yet available

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 6 No4

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 6 No5

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 6 No6

1978

Nash Healey Car Club Magazine Vol 7 No1

Club Register 1973

Nash Healey car club 1981 to 1987
Magazines collected with the assistance of Judy Brookes

volume 1 not yet available
volune 2
volume 3
volume 4
volume 5
volume 6
volume 7
volume 8
volume 9
volume 10
volume 11
volume 12
volume 13
volume 14
volume 15 not yet available
volume 16
volume 17
volume 18
volume 19 not yet available
volume 20
volume 21
volume 22
volume 23
volume 24
volume 25
volume 26
volume 27
volume 28
volume 29
volume 30
volume 31
volume 32
volume 33
volume 34
volume 35
volume 36
volume 37
volume 38
volume 39
volume 40


Nash Healey information exchange
Supplied by Ed Grace
published by Verlin Boes August 1 1991
Only one edition known to be published
nhie.pdf

Nash Healey News

The Nash Healey News is a newsletter by Judy Brookes that is sent by email to all Nash Healey owners that have listed their cars in the registry

Nash Healey News 1
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Nash Healey News 7
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Nash Healey News 21





My Nash Healey restorations




My 1954 Nash Healey LeMans Coupe restoration
and reconstruction as Roy Stetina's 1960 Farina Corvette Healey
This car is chassis number 3076
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This 1954 Nash Healey was, for most of it's life owned by Roy D Stetina, who like quite a few owners in the late fifties converted the car from the Nash 6 cylinder engine to V8 power. Roy owned this car from the late fifties until the time of his death in 2007. It appears the car was never completely finished. Roy was an advertising artist and portrait painter, who also owned a small foreign car dealership in Fort Wayne Indiana. The Nash Healey was damaged by fire at the dealership and went into storage for many years. The speedometer in the car is engraved  " Farina Corvette - Healey Stetina 1960 " The car came to me with much of the documentation on this page including many hand drawings and notes planning out performance modifications for the car. It seems only fitting to complete the project that has been ongoing for over 50 years.
Parts I need for this Car
Left curved section of rear windscreen
Interior light lens
Door key lock
rear number plate lamp


This article originally Published in the Jan-Mar 2014 issue of the Australian Austin-Healey, describes the story of the Nash Healey and how I came to be restoring my own car.
 Patrick Quinn, editor. p_cquinn@tpg.com.au
Partick Quinn Article

My second 1954 Coupe Chassis number 3143


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