ʻO kaʻu Austin Healy 100S
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ʻO kaʻu Austin Healy 100S

"Ua hopu ʻo ia i koʻu manaʻo a he nani kona ʻano manawa ʻole," wahi a Joe Jarick, 61 makahiki. Ma 1970, kūʻai ʻo Jarick i kekahi o nā kaʻa heihei Healey 100S ʻelima i lawe ʻia i Australia no $500 mai kahi mea nona Mackay.

Ua wāwahi ʻia a noho mau a kūʻai aku ʻo Jarick iā ia no $4500 ʻehā makahiki ma hope mai ʻoiai e noho ana a e hana ana ma Lākana. Ua hoʻohana ʻo ia i ke kālā e kūʻai i 100S piha mai Pokukala no £2600. Ua loaʻa iā Yarik kahi waiwai maikaʻi ma kāna 100S mua akā ua hōʻuluʻulu ʻia, hoʻihoʻi ʻia a kūʻai ʻia no $750,000.

Eia naʻe, ʻaʻole i hoʻowalewale ʻia ʻo Jarik e wili i kāna 100S no ka loaʻa kālā nui. "ʻAʻole kūpono kēia kaʻa no ka mea he nui nā warts," wahi āna.

"E like me aʻu, ʻaʻole ʻoi loa nā mea āpau i kēia mau lā. Loaʻa iā ia nā ʻāpana pōhaku a me nā upholstery i haehae ʻia, akā ʻo ia nā upholsteri mua. ʻAʻohe mea kumu ʻole i loko o kēia mīkini, koe wale ka coil kaʻawale a me nā hōʻailona. Ua pena ʻia a loaʻa nā rim hou akā ʻaʻole nui nā hana ʻē aʻe. "Makemake au i kona nānā ʻana me he mea lā aia ʻo ia ma ke kahua heihei."

ʻO ka heihei ka mea i hoʻolālā ʻia ai kēia kaʻa. ʻO ka S ma ka inoa e pili ana i ka Sebring Raceway kaulana o ʻAmelika a ua hoʻohana ʻia nā kaʻa he 50 i nā heihei hoʻomanawanui e like me Le Mans a me ka Mille Miglia.

Hoʻohana ʻia ke kaʻa heihei alumini e ka Westlake he 132-horsepower Westlake ʻehā pahu 2.6-lita me ʻelua SU carburetors, kahi poʻo huila, kahi pahu wahie heihei 20-galani maoli i loko o ka pahu, a me nā uila Pelekane Lucas.

Haʻaheo ʻo Jarik i kāna 100S mai ka hale kaʻa a hoʻāʻo e hoʻomālamalama iā ia, akā ʻaʻole e ʻā. "Manaʻo wau e hoʻopau ʻoe i kēlā me ka haʻi ʻana i ka mea uila ʻo Lucas," ʻakaʻaka ʻo ia.

Akā naʻe, wehe koke ʻo ia i nā aniani a puhi hou ʻo ia, mākaukau e hoʻihoʻi i kona mau lā nani. "Ua loaʻa iaʻu ia no 36 mau makahiki a ʻaʻole i hoʻowalewale ʻia e kūʻai aku," wahi āna. "ʻO ia ke kaʻa hana mua loa me nā kaʻa diski āpau a me ke kāʻei noho hoʻokele."

Ua hoʻokūkū ʻo Jarik i kekahi mau hui ʻo Lucas GP a i nā heihei hōʻike mōʻaukala ma ka 1996 a me '98 Australian Grand Prix. "He kaʻa heihei lōʻihi kēia, ʻaʻole kūpono i ka heihei sprint," wahi āna. "Makemake au e hana i nā heihei sprint, akā i ka heihei pōkole ʻaʻole au e puka mua ma muli o ke kiʻekiʻe o ka hoʻokele (2.92:1)."

Makemake ʻo Jarick i kāna 100S keʻokeʻo Pelekane kahiko a me Loberley (blue/purple), akā he ʻelua hana hoʻihoʻi hou e waiho ana ma nā hale kaʻa o kona mau hoa. ʻO kekahi he 1904 hp single-cylinder de Dion Bouton 8, a ʻo ka mea ʻē aʻe he kaʻa alanui Lancia Aprilia 1938 nona ka mea hoʻokele Ferrari Mike Hawthorne, ka poʻokela poʻokela honua Pelekane mua loa ma 1958.

Akā ʻo ka hale lole o Austin Healy ka mea e haʻaheo ai i ka puʻuwai o Jarik. Ua komo ʻo ia i ka Sydney Austin Healey Owners Club i kona kūʻai ʻana i kāna 100S mua, akā ua hoʻokumu koke ʻo ia i lālā ma Queensland. 

Ke hoʻolauleʻa nei ka mokuna kūloko i kona makahiki he 40 me ka hana ma ka Hale Hōʻikeʻike Maritime Queensland ma Iulai 4 mai ka hola 10am a i ka hola 2pm. A hiki iā ʻoe ke koho e hele ʻo 100S Jarik ma laila, warts a me nā mea āpau.

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