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Stereo Realists: Donald Healey, George Mason and How the 3D Craze Led to the Nash-Healey – National NewsWire

Stereo Realists: Donald Healey, George Mason and How the 3D Craze Led to the Nash-Healey – National NewsWire

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Carroll Shelby wasn’t the first person who thought of putting a powerful American engine in a British sports car. Sydney Allard did it more than a decade before Shelby made his first Ford powered A.C.E. and called it a Cobra. As a matter of fact, Shelby raced an Allard J2 in the early 1950s. So did Zora Arkus Duntov, whose ARDUN heads were equipped on the flathead Ford V8s that Allard fitted to UK domestic market J2s. Allard’s American customers generally preferred to buy cars without engines so their could fit their choice of high compression OHV V8s that were proliferating in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The most popular engine was the 331 cubic inch Cadillac V8, introduced in 1949. Actually Allard wasn’t the only British manufacturer with the idea of using American muscle in his performance cars. Donald Healey also wanted to use Cadillac engines in his sports cars and traveled to Detroit to buy them. A chance encounter while shipboard with a large man taking stereo photographs, though, changed those plans.

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Stereo Realists: Donald Healey, George Mason and How the 3D Craze Led to the Nash-Healey

Stereo Realists: Donald Healey, George Mason and How the 3D Craze Led to the Nash-Healey

Full gallery here

Carroll Shelby wasn’t the first person who thought of putting a powerful American engine in a British sports car. Sydney Allard did it more than a decade before Shelby made his first Ford powered A.C.E. and called it a Cobra. As a matter of fact, Shelby raced an Allard J2 in the early 1950s. So did Zora Arkus Duntov, whose ARDUN heads were equipped on the flathead Ford V8s that Allard fitted to UK domestic market J2s. Allard’s American customers generally preferred to buy cars without engines so their could fit their choice of high compression OHV V8s that were proliferating in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The most popular engine was the 331 cubic inch Cadillac V8, introduced in 1949. Actually Allard wasn’t the only British manufacturer with the idea of using American muscle in his performance cars. Donald Healey also wanted to use Cadillac engines in his sports cars and traveled to Detroit to buy them. A chance encounter while shipboard with a large man taking stereo photographs, though, changed those plans.

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AdviceIQ: Helpful savings tips for families – National NewsWire

Chantilly, VA -- Pictured from left to right: Son Ben (12,) wife Betsy and Maj. Tim Hyde enjoy some family time at their home in Chantilly, VA,(Photo: William B. Plowman for USA TODAY)Raising a family is expensive. Before my wife and I had our first son, I was terrified. We were decent at managing our finances, but I suddenly felt that I had holes in all my pockets. I'm sure other families feel this pinch and constantly look for ways to cut costs.Try some of the following money-s… Read More >

AdviceIQ: Helpful savings tips for families

Chantilly, VA -- Pictured from left to right: Son Ben (12,) wife Betsy and Maj. Tim Hyde enjoy some family time at their home in Chantilly, VA,(Photo: William B. Plowman for USA TODAY)Raising a family is expensive. Before my wife and I had our first son, I was terrified. We were decent at managing our finances, but I suddenly felt that I had holes in all my pockets. I'm sure other families feel this pinch and constantly look for ways to cut costs.Try some of the following money-s… Read More >