Aug. 11 - Tech Session on SU carbs
We had a small turnout for our monthly tech session held last Saturday at my shop but it was informative.
Darin Graber instructed Dill Strasser, Glen Schimmelpfenning and myself on rebuilding SU Carburetors. We disassembled
a pair of carbs and learned how to replace the needles and seats. Dil ordered rebuild kits for his carbs. Hopefully
next session we can work on his car. Thanks to Darin for taking the time to explain and alleviating a lot of our SU
fears. Only negative of the session was I had to eat all the left over donuts.
Article: Jim Thornton
BAHC is represented at Indiana Conclave
Darin Graber and Jim Revel attended the 2018 French Lick Conclave in Indiana (July
15-20). Congratulations to Darin for placing best in show in the BN4
/ BT7 class!
Summer Tour: Idaho British Car Club
Several BAHC members participated in this event: Don and Julie McEligot and
David George. Here is Don's writeup of the event.
David George plus Julie and Don McEligot represented BAHC and BMCU at the annual
summer tour of the Idaho British Car Club during 21-23 June, in Idaho Falls this year. On Thursday night they attended
the Welcome Reception at the Snow Eagle Grill, enjoying dinner (included) and the cash bar. Friday featured local tours
with David joining one to the Legacy Flight Museum in Rexburg while Julie and Don joined the circuit to Swan Valley, Pine
Creek Pass, Victor, Driggs, Tetonia, Rexburg and back to Idaho Falls; a delicious lunch was enjoyed at Hacienda Cuajimalpa
The Summer Tour Car Show was held Saturday morning at Taylor Crossing on the west bank of the Snake River.
David displayed his yellow MGB-GT and Julie had her 1960 Old English White AH BT-7 Standard class (= disc wheels and no overdrive).
On Saturday evening the Awards Dinner was held at the Museum of Idaho. First place in Class 1 (big Healeys
and Sunbeams) went to Julie, probably helped by Dave Maxwell's restored factory hard top plus the car's history since her
original purchase in 1961 and in spite of its usual protective coating of dirt (others in the group were well polished --
"detailed"). Next year's IBCC Summer Tour will be to Moscow, Idaho in June.
British Field Day
I attended this event only briefly (sans Healey) to nab a few photos and say howdy to the participants...so
I really have nothing to write about here! The BAHC was well represented by Jim Thornton (two cars), Don Colman, Darin
and Elaine Graber, Bob Markmann, Dave Maxwell, Keith and Liz Mott, Jim Revel and Craig Ward. Other club members that
dropped by to say hi include: Merlin Judkins, Bill Davis, Wayne Mortensen, Tara Henderson, Ron Jensen and Dill Strasser. There are more pictures in the Photo Gallery.
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Photos: J. Hanson and J. Revel
Economy Rallye: June 2
Saturday was the BAHC's Economy Rallye starting at the Flying J / Denny's at 900 W 2100 S in Salt Lake. Participants
were to arrive shortly before 10 am to top up their tanks, collect their swag bags put together by Elaine Graber and look
over their route instructions provided by Darin Graber. They were to set off in 5 minute intervals on a pre-determined route
of 38.4 miles that included urban, country, mountain & flat driving. Weather was sunny and low 70's and after a short
gulp & go at the truck stop starting line, the participants, Dil Strasser and myself along with our navigators, headed
Traffic was light and the scenery was
green and lush. Scenic spots were Liberty Park, The Avenues, City Creek loop, Capitol Building, Immigration Canyon and Downtown
Sugarhouse, On State street we pulled over and added some petroleum products to Dil's steed, but quickly off again without
further issues. In under two hours, we made our way back to the Denny's for lunch after a quick stop off at Dil's house to
chat about his other Healey's. The cars ran great and a good time was had by Dil and his navigator grandson Zach, and
Elaine & myself along with our dog Digby.
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Please see Photo Gallery for additional pictures.
Sugarhouse Park Shine and Show - May 19
Those in attendance were Dil Strasser,
who organized the event & he brought his Blue Healey & 12 cyl. JAG, Jim Thornton in his Old English White BN6, Darin
Graber in his Black &Red 100-6, Don Colman in his Green "Frog eye Sprite & Jim Revel in his Red 100. Glen
and Karen Schimmelpfennig also dropped by to say hi to the group. Please see photo gallery for more pictures.
Article and Photos: Jim Revel
April Tech Session
Eight BAHC members, including myself showed up for our tech session
held at my work place. Attendees included Don Hughes, Bob Jahnke, Darin & Elaine Graber, Craig Ward, Dave Maxwell,
Glen Schimmelpfennig and myself.
Since we had no members needing help show up, we mainly worked on
donuts and coffee. Dave and Craig did replace a flasher unit and overdrive switch on Dave’s 100-4. Darin gave out a
check-list of items to service before hitting the road after a long winter.
Photos and article: Jim Thornton
The BAHC had a nice showing of Healeys at this year's AutoRama. Darin Graber, Craig Ward, Bob and Fran Riemenschneider,
Jim Thornton and Jon Hanson were BAHC participants in this event...who I might add won first through fifth in the "Foreign
Sports" category (in that order). It is my understanding that we were the ONLY entrants in that category - a convenient
The event actually started on Wednesday, March
21st when we loaded the cars into the Expo Center. The show was open to the public between 3 pm the following Friday
to 6 pm on Sunday. The BAHC display was a real standout with brass stanchions, red velvet rope, British flags and a number
of tastefully placed fake ficus trees (thanks to Bingham high school and the BMCU for the use of these items).
We exited the event shortly after 6 pm on Sunday into a well-timed snow storm.
Had I a camera handy, I would have taken a picture of a smiling Jim Thornton driving north on State Street in the
snow, no top, and wipers furiously clearing the snow off the windshield. My wipers croaked from snow load when I turned
off from State Street onto 21st South so spent twenty-six blocks with my left arm out the window clearing snow with
a towel and driving semi-blind. I should add that the snow stopped one hour after my arrival at home!
Many thanks to Darin for organizing this BAHC display and
doing the bulk of the work associated with it! This was a lot of work!
Please see additional photos in the gallery.
Article: J. Hanson
Photos: J. Hanson