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Austin-Healey Club of Oregon 2001 Officers President:

Vice President:

Secretary:

Treasurer:

Allan Gross 8217 NE 71st. Street Vancouver, WA 98662 (360) 254-4527 agross9217@aol.com

Bill Massey 1628 NE Knott St. Portland, OR 97212 (503) 281-5236 wmassey3@worldaccess.net

Stephanie Hellickson 1618 Avon Way Forest Grove, OR 97116 (503) 357-8969 terryaviator@bigplanet.com

Gary Jackson 3118 Northridge Way Eugene, OR 97408 (541) 343-0117 gary.jackson@ eweb.eugene.or.us

Membership:

Activities:

Editor:

Regalia:

Mary Gross 8217 NE 71st. Street Vancouver, WA 98662 (360) 254-4527 agross9217@aol.com

Leon Hart 3085 SW 107th Ave. Portland, OR 97225 (503) 292-6510

Terry Hellickson 1618 Avon Way Forest Grove, OR 97116 (503) 357-8969 terryaviator@bigplanet.com

Pat Barron & Shirley Wilson 7229 SW Shady Ct. Portland, OR 97223 (503) 246-7545

Advertising Mgr.:

Club Cordinator:

Librarian:

Club Address:

Tamara Auburg 7215 NE 61st Ave. Vancouver, WA 98661 (360) 694-7769 dauburg@vintagead.com

Bill Bolton 82923 Bear Creek Road Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-5576 FAX (541) 895-4029 tricarb@aol.com

Doug Auburg 7215 NE 61st Avenue Vancouver, WA 98661 (360) 694-7769 FAX (360) 694-7998 dauburg@vintagead.com

A-H Club of Oregon 82923 Bear Creek Road Creswell, OR 97426

Club Web Site: http://www.healey-oregon.org January Meeting

Contents: Club Activities Other Car Events President’s Message Membership Report Minutes Christmas Party AHCO 2000 Gallery Tech Tip Tid Bits Rendezvous 2001 Odds ‘n’ Ends Classified Ads

Date: January 13, 2001 Program: Tech Session at Mini Motors in Salem. Meeting: Membership meeting at Rock’n Roger’s in Salem. Dinner: At Rock’n Roger’s after meeting (members’ option).

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Cover This month’s cover photo was taken by Dee Meyer during the LaGrande outing in June of 2000.

Thanks for your Help

Bob Bollinger, Allan & Mary Gross, Stephanie Hellickson, Leon Hart, Doug Auburg, Skip Monaco, Bill Bolton, Dee Meyer.

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The official publication of the AustinHealey Club of Oregon, Healey Northwest, is published monthly for the benefit of its members. Articles which appear in Healey Northwest express the opinions of the author and do not express the official Austin-Healey Club of Oregon position on any subject unless specifically noted. We do our best to insure accuracy, but can not be responsible for any errors or omission of fact. Contributions are welcome on any subject related to Healeys, Club members, or of general interest to the classic car hobby. Material from Healey Northwest may be reprinted in other publications, provided credit is given to the author and source and reciprocal article use permission is offered by that publication. Please address correspondence to: Healey Northwest Editor Terry Hellickson 1618 Avon Way Forest Grove, OR 97116 (503) 357-8969 e-mail: terryaviator@bigplanet.com AHCO MEMBERSHIPS Membership in the Austin-Healey Club of Oregon is available to anyone with an interest in cars bearing the Healey marque. Individuals need not own a Healey to join nor is membership restricted to any regional, national or continental boundaries. Members are encouraged to participate in all Club activities. Winter activities are normally indoor technical sessions or social events. Summer activities are normally outdoors involving tours and car events. Calendar year memberships are available in person at any meeting or by mail: $25.00 per individual or couple (add $10.00 for international mail). Checks should be made payable to AHCO and sent to the Club Membership Director. DEADLINES The Healey Northwest submittal deadline is the 20th of the preceding month. 4

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by Leon Hart Editor’s note: Some information or dates may change after originally published. Check the calendar each month for current information.

Januaray 13, 2001 The January meeting will include a Tech Session at Mini Motors in Salem . Those not interested in attending the session may enjoy a tour of Mission Mill. After the Tech Session and tour activities we will meet at Rock-n-Rogers Diner. Rex Urban of Mini Motors has provided us with his facility to hold our Tech Session, which will be conducted by Bill Bolton and will begin at 1:30 P.M. Bill’s presentation will cover everything you ever wanted to know about carburetors and fuel pumps. You won’t want to miss this one. Mini Motors address is 2775 Cherry Ave N.E., Salem, Oregon 97303 (½ mile south of Salem Parkway). The Mission Mill tour will begin at 1:30 P.M. and last approximately 2 hours. Mission Mill is a historic site that has the mill, several pioneer houses, and some interesting shops located within an area that is very enjoyable to visit. Admission for the tour is $4.00 for 1hour tour $5.00 for two hour tour ($3.00 and $4.00 for seniors). Mission Mill is located at 1313 Mill Street S.E., Salem, Oregon 97301 (South of State St., off of 12th St., across from the historic Willamette University). We will then all meet at Rock-n- Rodgers for our club meeting at 4:00 P. M. After the meeting we can enjoy the really great food served at Rock-n-Rodgers. They have a very full menu. You should be able to find something you like. There will be a joint executive board meeting of the 2000 officers and the new incoming 2001 officers at 12:00 P. M. at Mini Motors. February 10, 2000 The February meeting will be hosted by Bert and Betty Hand and Terry and Stephanie Hellickson. The meeting and optional dinner to follow will be at the Grand Lodge in Forest Grove. An activity held in conjunction with the meeting will be announced in the next Healey Northwest. u

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Other Car Events 2001 AutoJumble April 29, 2001 The annual All British Swap Meet will be held on the last Sunday of April, 2001. Set the day aside for stocking up on parts and paraphernalia for or about your Healey. Stay tuned for more information.

special winter rates. Check out: wwwlakechelan.comwww.lakesidelodge.net -More information later on Cascade club’s website. www.cascadeahc.homestead.com/ home.html Contact Joyce Toms 360 876-8236- Lois Buhman 425-228-2742.

OPENROADS 2002 Healey Rendezvous 2001 June 23 - 28, 2002 July 30 - August 3, 2001 The OpenRoads 2002 Healey International will be hosted Healey Rendezvous 2001 will be July 30th - August 3rd, by the Golden Gate Austin-Healey Club. It runs from 2001 at Riverside Resort in Grants Pass, OR, site of the Sunday June 23, 2002 to Friday June 28, 2002 at the Geoff Healey Memorial. This event is hosted by the Horizon Inn and Casino, Stateline, Nevada on the South Austin Healey Club of Oregon and sponsored by Shore of Lake Tahoe. The meet celebrates the 50th anAHCUSA. Accommodations will be $86 plus tax with niversary of the first Austin-Healey, the 100, and the a river view or $69 without a view. It should prove to be popularity and longevity of all Austin-Healeys, Austina relaxing and enjoyable outing. Start making your plans Healey Sprites and Jensen-Healeys, as well as all Healeys now. Contact: Bill Bolton, 541-895-5576, email: built prior to 1952. The low registration fee makes 2002 tricarb@aol.com for more details. Lake Tahoe Healey International the perfect driving vacation. Registration is scheduled to begin July 1, 2001. Start making your plans early. This is gonna be a big NW Austin Healey Meet one and you don’t want to miss it! September 21 - 23, 2001 Cascade Austin Healey Club of WA. is hosting the 16th NW Austin Healey Meet September 21-23, 2001 at the For more information contact John Trifari, OpenRoads Lakeside Lodge and Suites’ Best Western - 2312 Woodin 2002, phone 408-541-9608, FAX 408-541-9320, Ave. Chelan WA. 1-800-468-2781 “NW AH Meet” for cellphone 408-373-6479 or e-mail john4@home.com

Help Wanted: Meeting Hosts I don’t envy Leon Hart. Or any past activities directors for our organization. As members of the Austin Healey Club of Oregon we enjoy a very active group. But all that activity doesn’t happen without a cost. It requires the involvement of all the membership.

our club’s functions. So once you have been attending meetings on a somewhat regular basis, go for the gusto and volunteer to host or co-host a monthly event.

AHCO exists for every member’s enjoyment. Help Leon make 2001 an enjoyable and memorable year for all Attending as many meetings as you can is the first step. AHCO members. Step up and volunteer to take part. We see many of the same faces each month. And we You’ll be glad you did. enjoy seeing those good friends on a regular basis. But there are many folks on the membership roster we seldom or never see. That’s a shame. Everyone has something to offer and something to gain by attending our monthly meetings. AHCO meetings don’t just happen. It takes some planning and organization but it is a rewarding experience. It makes it easier to stay involved and adds variety to Healey Northwest

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President’s Message

Membership Report

by Allan Gross

by Mary Gross

President’s message

Thanks to all of you who have already returned your memberships for 2001. You are doing a great job! Close The Christmas party had a large turnout and from the to half of you have responded. If you haven’t sent yours, comments I heard it appeared to be a fun one. The char- why not take a minute to do it right now and get it off ity auctions were very successful and bidding fierce at your list? Remember that you do not have to fill out the times. The silent and verbal auctions were a financial forms unless you have changes in your information. success and will allow the club to support many chari- Please do include your name and phone number in case table causes next year. Thanks to all who contributed I need to get in touch with you. items or purchased those one of a kind items. Now that we are starting the new year, let’s try to get The past year has been a fun one with a lot of people more people involved in the monthly meetings. As you involved in the success of the club events. A thank you are paging through your membership directory (which I to the officers and a special thanks to all of you who am sure you do often), why don’t you call someone who arranged a club meeting or activity, or just pitched in lives in your area who hasn’t come to a meeting and and helped. I also encourage you to consider hosting or extend a personal invitation? Sometimes it only takes co-hosting a club meeting in 2001. It isn’t as hard as it that one time for someone to become an active member. may seem and I can assure you your other club members will appreciate it. New members: Kip and Teresa Nienaber, 17021 SW Stellar Drive, Sherwood, OR 97140 I look forward to another fun year of activities and Healey We hope to see you at a meeting soon. driving. Remember that AHCO will be hosting the 2001 rendezvous. January Birthdays1- Dave Auburg, Tor Forsberg, Sheila Shelley, See you in January Teri Urban 3- Janet Dow, Joe Laws 4- Colleen Nelson Allan 5- David Halen 6- Steve Parker 7- Judith Haynes, Jerry Klinger, Dan Warren 10-Ross Edington, Cheryl Wiley 11-Tammy Auburg 12-Selene Bourhill, Gail Massey 13-Rozanne Plotts 14-Laurel Atkinson 15-Steve Day, Zoe Harrison 16-Bob Bennett, Judy Canja, Bret Byer 17-Don Joy 19-Bob Hazlett, Julie Wahlin 21-Kristin Riffe, Doug Gallaher, Bill Montgomery 23-Cindy Samco 24-Bob Plotts 25-Jeannie Bornhorst 27-Suzanne Doran 28-Sally Bledsoe, Missie Young ...And Cathy Johnson. Her birthday is in January, but we don’t have the date. 6 Healey Northwest u January 2001


General Membership Meeting December 2, 2000 Minutes by Stephanie Hellickson The meeting was brought to order, amid much merri- Club Coordinator, Bill Bolton, was not in attendance. ment, at 3:42 p.m. at the Al Kader Shrine Center in Wilsonville, Oregon, scene of this year’s Christmas party. Librarian, Doug Auburg, had no report. President Bob Bollinger thanked Allan and Mary Gross and Jaci and George Koeber for the great arrangements ABFM committeeman, Tom Monaxco, presented the for this year’s party. The minutes of the November meet- club with a check for $805 from the ABFM as our part ing were approved as published in the December news- of the profits from the meet. He thanked Bert Hand, letter. Doug Auburg, Gary Meyer and Barb and Chuck Gowan plus the many others that gave some of their time to Vice President Jack Jakobsen had nothing new to report make this event a success. other than he has the material for the newly elected vice president.. Healey Rendezvous 2001 committee head, Bill Bolton, was not present. Treasurer, Gary Jackson, reported a beginning balance for the club of $22,328.27 with an income of $203.11. Charity committee head, Skip Monaco, announced that Expenses for the month totaled $899.72 , most of which the charity trip to Emanuel Hospital will be the 16th of was the newsletter and the Christmas party, giving us a December. We will have a police and fire truck escort. closing balance of $21,631.66. Gary also asked that if She asked that people try to notify her if they planned to anyone had any bills to please get them to him before attend so they would have an idea of how many to exthe end of the year so he can do the annual report pect. She also reported that she had a copy of the calendars circulating around the room and that members could Membership, Mary Gross, reported that renewals have order it at a cost of $10 each, with proceeds going to the been sent out and some have already come back. charity fund. Activities, Allan Gross, went over the events of the evening and then handed the floor to Leon Hart, the new Activities Director. Leon announced that the January meeting would be a tech session at Rex Urban’s Mini Motors in Salem. The tech session will be put on by Bill Bolton and will be on carburetors and fuel pumps. The restaurant for the meeting has not yet been chosen, although Rock’n Roger’s is a possibility An alternate activity for those who do not want to participate in the tech session is being studied. Suggestions are welcomed, there are a lot of antique stores in the area, but maybe someone from that area has some other ideas. It will be January 13th. More information will be available in the January newsletter.

There was no old business. Under new business, there will be a meeting of all board members, outgoing and incoming in January befor the meeting. Doug Auburg had a letter from someone in the Netherlands who is collecting car club badges and is looking for one from our club. If someone is interested please contact Doug. The meeting was adjourned at 3:55 p.m.

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A Very Healey Christmas Party by Terry Hellickson There was no sleigh pulled by eight dancing Healeys. There was no merry elf Santa Claus, or even an impostor. There was no live band music since they couldn’t locate the keyboard. But that didn’t stop anyone from having a great time at the annual AHCO Christmas party.

teen, Bob Wiley took the honors with most matches. Gary Jackson took the booby prize with the fewest correct answers. That’s our Gary!

Shamefully stumped, we moved on to the silent auction table. Varied and interesting offerings were on display People began arriving at the Al Kader Shrine Center and the bidding was already vigorous. Unfortunately, anything we were shortly after 2PM. We were greeted at the interested in had aldoor by Mary Gross, handing us door prize ready been bid out tickets and name tags. We deposited our gift of our price range so for the exchange on the table, already stacked we abstained. We high with the gifts of others. From there we ventured on to the got no further than the snack table. Veggies open auction table to and crackers and chips and dips helped take see what was to be some of the edge off the hunger while we offered there. waited for dinner. Since we weren’t the only Again, we found a ones drawn to the food table we had the wide assortment of chance to socialize as well. goodies, some practical, some nonsenBut there was much more to see than just the sical, but all guaranappetizer table. All the tables were set in teed to generate preparalively bidding later tion for the dinner but it was still in the evening. We were a little disappointed we didn’t too early to sit down. see the perennial pink negligee up for grabs this year. We added our contri- The current owner must have become attached to it. bution to the “Healey Feeley” bag table. A f t e r Then we started try- more soing to identify what cializing other folks had con- w i t h cealed in their bags. folks we We were only permit- h a d n ’ t ted to manipulate and seen for finger the part from a while, the outside. No finally, reaching inside the we heard the announcement everyone was waiting for. bag and no peeking. Dinner was about to be served. To avoid a feeding frenzy Ours turned out to be stampede at the buffet table, Allan Gross, our ring-maspretty obvious but ter, decreed one table at a time would be served. That others required intimate knowledge of all types of seemed to work fine except that our table was the last Healeys to arrive at the correct answer. We were sure one called. But there’s a whiner in every crowd. And John Wilson would win. When he didn’t there was there was no shortage of food. speculation he was disqualified for being too knowledgeable. The winner was determined by the most answers We selected from rolls, a platter of assorted melons, salthat matched the part owners’ descriptions. Out of thir- ads, spuds, veggies, dressing and a choice of turkey or 8

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ham, or both. And it was hot or fresh and delicious. The dessert table was already loaded and several people were attacking, err…, visiting, it to get an early choice. There were several chocolate desserts, apparent favorites since they started going fast. But all of them, chocolate and otherwise, were delicious. We had to be careful to not overdo the sweets and end up suffering.

except for the color. Pat Barron was the successful bidder and demanded the red bag. Did she know? The pink negligée strikes again! We all suspect Pat and Jerry will be heading for Port Angeles and the honeymoon suite with the round bed again very soon. As before, all the items were donated and proceeds went to the charity fund. Best of all, we all had a great time.

As dinner was ending the bidding was closed for the silent auction. Then the successful bidders were presented their purchases. Dee Meyer made away with the food and champagne basket. All the items auctioned off were donated, with the proceeds going to the AHCO charity fund. Altogether, the silent auction added a good Once all the bidding was over it was time for the gift chunk of change to the charity kitty. exchange. Everyone who brought a gift was issued a ticket. Allan and Mary Gross did the officiating. Each As soon ticket holder surrendered their ticket and selected a gift as the sifrom the table as their number was called. To speed lent aucthings up, we were only allowed to steal a gift once. tion was Then the gift had a permanent home. Stephanie selected over our our gift, which turned out to be a great book on classic auctioncars, with an Austin Healey on the cover! We tried to eers for hide it so we could keep it but JaAnn remembered and t h e stole it from us, so Stephanie picked another. It was a evening tiny Austin Healey mounted on a small wood base with t o o k a clear plastic display cover over it. Quite cute, actucenter ally. We managed to keep it. stage and beWith the festivities at a close everyone did a little, or a g a n lot, to stack chairs, move tables and clean the place up. whipWe thank the Grosses and Koebers and all the help they ping up a bidding frenzy (well, that might be a slight commandeered to put on a terrific party. Great food, exaggeration). But Bert Hand and Gary Meyer did an great fun and great camaraderie made for a very enjoyexcellent job of motivating bidders. Several items of able evening. But then, that’s what we’ve come to exinterest to us were bid out of our price range in short pect from the Healey Club, isn’t it? Oh, yeah! And order. There were even a couple of bidding wars to ad Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night! to the entertainment. Nearing the end of the auction a pair of velvet gift bags came up for bid with the note that one bag contained a surprise. They looked alike Healey Northwest

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...THE YEAR 2000 IN REVIEW

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Fewer Features Two disc jockeys were heard discussing features available on new cars. One claimed fewer new models were equipped with cigarette lighters and ashtrays. “Why is that?” asked the second DJ. “Because fewer people use them now.” “If that’s the case,” DJ No. 2 quipped, “why do new cars still come with turn signals and speedometers?” Healey Northwest

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Tech Tip Tid Bits by Doug Auburg 3.50:1 Differential Ring & Pinnion Grears Update. To recap, this is a deal that a Healey owner (Mike Lempert) in New Jersey has put together because a bunch of Healeyites on the Internet Healey Chatline were saying we needed a ”non-OD” differential gear ratio but they are rare and expensive. He found a gear manufacturer who would do the work for $220 per set with a minimum order of 100 sets. Mike reports that he has 148 confirmed orders for his ring & pinion replacement program. In his latest email he also reports that a rough cut gear pair has been produced to check fit and that the production run is set to go in four to six weeks. Orders will be cut off at the point when the final order is placed and production begins. Here’s his answer to concerns raised about installing these gears:

Tom Monaco tells me that he also has identified a local shop that is willing to do the work for those of us in AHCO, but he doesn’t have a price yet. My conclusion to all this is that we have a very economical way to change the differential gear ratio and get our engine RPM’s down at cruise speed, including installation. Again I can’t personally vouch for this deal, other than to say that I have sent in my $110 deposit to him as has Tom Monaco, Jack Jakobsen, and John Rueter and maybe others. A number of you have expressed interest in this project at the last couple of club meetings. This is your ”fair warning” that the door is closing. If you want to join this crew of Healeyites from across the country, you need to get your check for the 50% ($110) deposit to Mike Lempert, 940 William St, Bridgewater NJ 08807, (908)526-6090. Email: mdlempert@worldnet.att.net.

”There has been some concern expressed from participants about the complexity and cost of the gear installation. From the beginning we have known that the installation is critical in terms of preciseness. Improperly aligned gears will generate noise and excessive wear. If you miss the deadline and decide later that you want There may also be a need for additional shims to facili- one of these sets, I guess you’re going to have to find 99 tate proper fit. While some of you may have the tools others to join you to make the minimum. Good luck. and skill (or know of someone) to handle the installation, others will be in need of professional assistance.” “I’ve made tentative arrangements with a nationally known ring and pinion shop to perform the installations for us. I’m also negotiating for this shop to accept shipment of all gears from the factory. I will be looking to them to do the shipping and handling of the gears for a set fee. Those that are interested in having the shop do the installation would need to send their “pumpkin” to them. Preliminary discussions indicate that the installation charge will be in the neighborhood of $180 plus the cost of shims and seals (which is minimal). Additionally, they will be able to replace worn bearings if necessary. I’m confident that the result will be a properly set up rear end for a relatively modest charge.” “There have also been some concerns about the quality of the gears, given the low cost. While I can’t personally guarantee the gears, I will tell you that we are using a major gear manufacturer that also supplies OEM to one or more U.S. auto makers. This is not a small job shop.” 14

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HEALEY RENDEZVOUS 2001 by Bill Bolton Riverside Inn Resort, Grants Pass, OR, July 30 – Aug 3 A big event is being planned as a similar repeat of the First West Coast Meet held here in 1975. Like then, a Healey gathering that is less expensive with lots of time for people to mingle & get acquainted, whilst providing some structured entertainment, in the way of tours, rallies, etc. The Grants Pass area provides a plethora of opportunities for enjoyment. We have picked out a few for you to enjoy that you should seriously look at as self-guided tours. Since we do not have time to guide every interesting tour, you will find a guide to do the tour by yourselves or with your friends. Oregon was the destination of the Oregon Trail and most people do not know that one of those trails came from California north to Portland. It is called the Applegate Trail. In your Registration packet you will find guides to these various routes. We encourage you to take advantage of these Great Healey roads and things to see. They include: The Applegate Trail, Crater Lake, Oregon Caves [a spectacular large cave of limestone erosion, Jacksonville [one of the Historical towns on the emigrants’ route with many preserved businesses still operating]. Venue: Monday: Registration – all day Regalia open – all day Evening Ice Breaker/Attitude adjustment cocktail party [partially subsidized] on the new landing overlooking the Rogue River Tuesday: 8 am – 10 am Registration 8 am – 11 am Regalia open 8 am – 9am AHCUSA Open Board meeting. 11 am – 3 pm Hellsgate Jetboat Wild Water luncheon trip [Healey group only]. 3 pm – 5 pm Technical sessions Self guided tours – all day, Concourse judging 6 pm – 8pm Evening social gathering in the breezeway Wednesday: 9 am – 11 pm Regalia open 8 am – 4 pm Rally in the Valley, including a visit to Jacksonville Self guided tours – all day Concourse judging 6 pm – 7 pm No host cocktails in the breezeway 8 pm – Auction in the breezeway Thursday: 8 am – 9 pm Healey Rendezvous 2003 planning meeting. 10 am – 1 pm Popular Car Show [in Schroeder Park next to the Geoff Healey Memorial Shelter] 1 pm – 3 pm A full catered picnic 3 pm Trophy presentations 4 pm Speeches by Honored Guests 4:30 pm Presentation of Healey International Open Roads 2002 Evening: Social gathering in the breezeway Friday: Checkout and farewells. HAVE A HAPPY HEALEYING HOME! Healey Northwest

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STARFISH

God made children…

Once upon a time there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day he was walking along the shore. As he looked down the beach, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer.

Whenever your kids are out of control, you can take comfort from the thought that even God’s omnipotence did not extend to God’s kids. After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve. And the first thing he said was, “Don’t!” “Don’t what?” Adam replied. “Don’t eat the forbidden fruit,” God said. “Forbidden fruit? We got forbidden fruit? Hey, Eve...we got forbidden fruit!” “No way!” “Yes way!” “Don’t eat that fruit!” said God. “Why?” “Because I am your Father and I said so!” said God (wondering why He hadn’t stopped after making the elephants). A few minutes later God saw His kids having an apple break and was angry. “Didn’t I tell you not to eat the fruit?” the First Parent asked. “Uh huh, “ Adam replied. “Then why did you?” “I dunno” Eve answered. “She started it!” Adam said. “Did not!” “Did too!” “DID NOT!!” Having had it with the two of them, God’s punishment was that Adam and Eve should have children of their own. Thus the pattern was set and it has never changed. But there is reassurance in this story. If you have persistently and lovingly tried to give them wisdom and they haven’t taken it, don’t be hard on yourself. If God had trouble handling children, what makes you think it would be a piece of cake for you?

He smiled to himself to think of someone who would dance to the day. So he began to walk faster to catch up. As he got closer, he saw that it was a young man and the young man wasn’t dancing, but instead he was reaching down to the sand, picking up something and very gently throwing it into the ocean. When near enough he called out, “Good morning! What are you doing?” The young man paused, looked up and replied, “Throwing starfish in the ocean.” “I guess I should have asked, ‘Why are you throwing starfish in the ocean?’” “The sun is up and the tide is going out. And if I don’t throw them in they’ll die.” “But, young man, don’t you realize that there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it. You can’t possibly make a difference!” The young man listened politely. Then bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea, past the breaking waves and said, “It made a difference for that one.”

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The Ten Healey Commandments Thou shalt not read thy Hemmings on company time. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s Healey. Thou shalt not store thy Healey out-of-doors. Thou shalt not deceive thy wife when going out to look at another Healey. Thou shalt not love thy Healey more than thy wife and children. Thou shalt not despise thy neighbor’s Edsel nor his Desoto nor his Plymouth. Thou shalt not tell thy spouse the full cost of thy latest Healey restoration. Thou shalt not promise a new addition to the house and use it to store Healeys. Thou shalt not allow thy sons and daughters to marry during Healey driving season. Thou shalt not buy thy wife a floor jack for Christmas.

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Classified Ads Classified Ads are free to all paid up members of AHCO, the Austin-Healey Owners Association of BC and the Cascade Austin Healey Club, and $2.00 each to nonmembers. These rates do not apply to commercial ads. Ads normally run three issues unless renewed by the advertiser. O=AHCO, C=Cascade, B=BC. Commercial Ad Rates: Monthly payment: Full page: $30, 1/2 page: $18, 1/4 page: $10, 1/8 page: $6, Business Card: $4. Inside cover (f or b): Full page: $35, 1/2 page: $21, Back cover, 1/2 page: $24. Annual payment in advance w/monthly appearance: Full page: $300, 1/2 page: $180, 1/4 page $100, 1/8 page $60, business card: $40. Inside cover (f or b), full page: $350, 1/2 page: $210. Back cover, 1/2 page: $240. Non-member business classifieds: $5 per month per six lines. Commercial display ads will be rotated between various positions. (Max. sizes: Full: 7.5” x 10”, Half: 7.5” x 5”, Quater: 3.5” x 5”, Eighth: 2-1/8” x 5”, Bus. Card: 2’ x 3.5”.)

Cars for Sale

Parts for Sale

1969 AH Sprite. Silver with black interior and top. New top, seats like new, padded interior panels, drives great and very dependable. A very straight body. $3,500. Extra parts also available - Sprite oil pan, transmission, taillights, Misc. Gene Lambert (503) 472-9139.

AH 100 parts: Top frame $250, pair of perfect doors $250, windshield stanchion and foot $25 each, original grill and surround vgc $300. BJ7/8 windshield frame $200, top frame $200. Tom Monaco, 503-245-0174; FAX 503-452-9953 ; e-mail: tomsimport@ipinc.net

1959 AH Bug Eye Sprite. Original, very complete car with original 948cc engine. Needs complete restoration. Dean Willoughby (503) 286-4042. (O-12)

Heavy Duty Poly Front Suspension Bushings for all Austin Healeys - big and small. Correctly done in black. Competitively priced. Tom Monaco (503) 245-0174. (O4)

1963 Austin Healey BJ7. Basket case. Fairly complete though a badly rusted frame and instruments out; all or will part out. Also, an extra BJ7 rear shroud in fairly good shape. Esko, 253-813-9842, eskogc@halcyon.com. (O-5)

Heavy Duty Brake Shoes for all Austin Healey models. Impervious to all oils and fluids. Experience 25% better stopping power - cheap at any price. These can save your nose! Tom Monaco (503) 245-0174. (O-4)

67 Austin Healey Sprite, right-hand drive, papers of shipment Hamburg to Portland, wires, several tops, recent rebuild top to bottom, eye catcher, good condition. Priced to sell @ $5,000. Contact Jerry at (503) 6500396 or E-Mail aweese@cybcon. com (N-6)

Lightened flywheels for big Healey models. They really make a big performance difference. You need one if you want your Healey to perform better in the corners and on the acceleration profile. Only the material not being used is removed. BN1 - BJ7 $120 plus a $40 core charge. BJ8 $140 plus a $60 core charge. Packing and shipping is extra. Bill Bolton (541) 895-5576. (O-6)

63 Sprite (not Bug-Eye), great condition. Has both tops. Has 1277 engine, it and the running gear are in excellent condition as are the tires. Body is in good condi- New Side Curtain Pouches made of felt lined black tion. Has been garaged. Drives very well. May be inter- vinyl from original pattern. $45 ea. John Wilson (541) ested in a trade. $4000 or best offer. Contact Peter Shoe- 933-2016 (O-7) maker in the evenings at 294-1453. (N-7) Hardtop windows for BN6/BT7/BN7. These windows are specifically manufactured of the treated poly-carbonate material used by the Indy race cars. They don’t Wanted - Misc. fog or scratch like the currently advertised ones do! Fit Please help me find this book...Austin Healey 100 Su- it and forget it! You won’t need to replace it for years. per Profile, by John Wheatley. Please contact Jerry $260 plus packing & shipping. Bill Bolton (541) 895Klinger with any information you may have. My phone 5576. (O-2) number is 503-665-8330, or my mailing address is 1027 NW 1st, Gresham, OR, 97030. 18

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