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  1. Re: Adjusting windows/tops etc. for comfortable highway travel

    Consider a hardtop.
  2. Re: Replacing timing chain tensioner and more

    In my last post I said "It was not easy accessing the bolts and by the time I got to the bottom I found that the gasket had sagged perhaps 3/8"

    While I take full responsibility for a bad decision...
  3. Re: Replacing timing chain tensioner and more

    I have still not completed this project and as with so many things Healey another issue (small I hope) has appeared that keeps the car up on jack stands:

    After finally receiving the new...
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    Re: Hydraulic Brake Switch Internals

    Ray--

    You said "I modulate brake pedal pressure with regard to how the car was stopping and always assumed the brake lights were on through the full term of this action. My pressure brake switch...
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    Re: Seat belts in BN6

    Rick--

    The setup pictured is probably used with a conventional pair of shoulder harnesses with the straps wrapped around the bar. For a three point system I think one could get by with something...
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    Re: Seat belts in BN6

    Steve--

    I think we all know that our cars are inherently unsafe with a steering column that wants to impale us and doors that offer no side protection, etc. Nevertheless we are talking about...
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    Re: Seat belts in BN6

    Steve--

    Yes, the installation shown in this picture is one that seem very questionable to me. Envision the seat belt as two segments of a line as it passes over the shoulder with the shoulder as...
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    Re: Seat belts in BN6

    Steve--

    I'd be interested in seeing pictures of your installation. I could be wrong but unless the third point is higher than one's shoulder the belt that runs diagonally across your chest cannot...
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    Re: 5 Speed Driveshaft Yoke

    And in the process you can opt for a sealed U-joint that does not need to be greased.
  10. Re: Cost of Cutting Down an American Rear

    Unless your friend is going to attempt a Land Speed Record or one of those 24 Hr runs on a closed circuit I would not recommend he put in a different rear axle to get a numerically lower differential...
  11. Re: Cost of Cutting Down an American Rear

    Another consideration is whether the engine will "pull" the car when not at highway speeds including being able to accelerate at a reasonable rate.
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    Re: Clutch-Type Differential

    Haasad--

    Questions:

    1. What brand LSD did you install and is it adjustable, and if the latter do you know the present settings?
    2. Is the driving you are describing taking place on the...
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    Re: Broken Spokes

    John--

    Indulge me and imagine a wire wheel with 8 spokes, configured like the slices in an eight-piece pizza. Assuming the rim did not collapse the car would largely be hanging from the spoke...
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    Re: broken spokes

    I agree as well. Remember that the car is "hanging" from the spokes as they pass through 12:00 o'clock and loosening them will create a lot of play as each spoke goes in and out of tension. If...
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    Re: Synthetic Excape

    I use Redline MT90 in my Healey as well as the MG transmissions in both my Elvas. All of these (Toyota 5-speed in the 100, MGA in the MK IV sports racer and MGB in the Courier) are non-OD boxes so I...
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    Re: Torque values needed for 100

    I received some information and suggestions over on the AHX 100 forum which, because it reaches out to 100 owners, is a bit more application-specific, though the design of the spring-lock washer is,...
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    Re: Torque values needed for 100

    Roscoe--

    Thanks for that German specification, about as useful as the common American value of "Tighten till stripped, then back off 1/2 turn".
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    Torque values needed for 100

    I need the torque values for the nuts that go onto the front of both the crankshaft and camshaft--in front of the timing chain sprockets under the front cover.
    There is nothing in the manual and I...
  19. Re: Replacing timing chain tensioner and more

    Does anyone have the torque setting for the big nut that goes onto the front of the camshaft--in front of the timing gear sprocket?
    I am at that point right now and need a value.

    A phone call...
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    Re: Modern Oils for Our Flat Tappet Engines

    I believe 1200 ppm is considered about the minimum acceptable amount of zinc.
    Why play tag with destroying your camshaft?
  21. Re: Replacing timing chain tensioner and more

    Update--

    I decided to wait till I had all the new parts on hand and finally received the exchange timing cover with lip seal from DW last week. Today I set out to put things back together,...
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    Re: Letís talk motor oils

    Patrick--

    You said "what may be old hat to us may be very important to a noob."

    I totally agree and am not trying to squelch the conversation. What I tried to point out is that as far as I am...
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    Re: Letís talk motor oils

    It may be a false choice but if I must choose an oil based on its ability to protect my engine versus its tendency to leak a bit I'll go for the former every time.
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    Re: Letís talk motor oils

    Healey Nut--

    Saying that this discussion is unnecessary and that the oil recommendations in "The manual" are still operative ignores the FACT that while the needs of our camshafts, etc. are the...
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    Re: Help decoding Spriteís VIN please

    Yes, I too have always wondered about why the early 100-6's were called BN4's. Perhaps it was an admission by some realist that the jump seats were useless for seating and the car was in reality a...
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