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    Re: "Fuel Diamond" Gasoline Treatment

    i misread this as "Lou Diamond" and filled in the Phillips. Perhaps the secret ingredient. GONZO
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    Re: Restoring Horn Push Button

    Job well done! And you'll be rewarded for the effort every time you're behind the wheel. GONZO
  3. Thread: 62 BT7 squeak

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    Re: 62 BT7 squeak

    Likely you're hearing a slight noise from the front brake pads as they catch slightly on the rotor's outer edges where surface corrosion occur. Do BT7s require pad shims? BJ7s do. Install shims if...
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    1990ish Lotus Esprit

    This glorious example was resplendent in yellow, cutting through the overcast and fog, mixing with early morning commuters in their boring boxes. Mine included. Envious. Gonzo
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    Re: BT7 top/paint protection

    You could have your rails wrapped in any color - or clear if desired (e.g. clear bra used to protect a vehicle's snout). Powdercoat is a more permanent solution though.
  6. Thread: The Odyssey

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    Re: The Odyssey

    Aren't those door hinge screws POZIDRIVE heads which on first glance looks like a phillips head? You're doing all the correct steps with PB Blaster but try a POZIDRIVE to remove the screws. Or you...
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    Re: California Healey Week

    Congratulations TH! Your car always presents well! Cheers. I'm sorry I missed this show. Great venue and personalities. Gonzo
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    Re: Restoring Horn Push Button

    Consider replacing the horn push. The original one on my BJ-7 was everything you described and needed to be replaced IMO. The usual suppliers have them and they look decent (Victoria British...
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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    You could try checking your new wheels and tires for run-out using your described method, but knowing they're new should suffice. Just check the tire's production date code on sidewall to be sure. ...
  10. Thread: BN7

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    Re: BN7

    I really like this story http://www.railroadmemoirsbycrowner.com/lifewithanaustinhealey.html but spoiler alert: it ends with K. Tanner.
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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    Paul, expect front brakes to get hotter than rears since they do most of the work. Another possible source of rumbling, gyration and steering pull are tires, bad ones, particularly those with...
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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    Paul, now that the BJ 8 is driving more smoothly at speed, perhaps another mechanical issue has become more pronounce. The rumbling you described could be attributed to an out of round brake drum /...
  13. Re: rumor mill - the inevitable end may be very soon

    Sears was our go-to place for everything. Remember those toughskin jeans on the first day of school? They never wore out! Much later, we shopped at their high-end store called "The Great Indoors"....
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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    10-4 on the slotted balanced rear brake drums HealeyRick. A pair of these definitely reduced shake on my BJ-7 while improving brake feel and some effectiveness. The process required years to...
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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    I have at least three sets of rear drums for the BJ-7 and after trying different combinations, found a winning match. This took some time due to the nature of imbalance, but the match was tested on...
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    Re: Nasty boy project

    HealeyRick, so you're the "Exploder"! I followed your build when originally posted but did not make the connection until now. I enjoyed the journey and challenges you shared like waiting for the...
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    Re: A few Years in Between

    Congratulations! What a wonderful way to celebrate! And the smiles...you know you could stay on-campus during summer semester for that dormitory experience! UCSB is also my almamater. Go Gauchos!
  18. Thread: BJ7 Crown Wheel

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    Re: BJ7 Crown Wheel

    Purchase the 3.54 ratio Crown and Pinion Set from Moss (they sell the SC Parts, UK item) late last year. Pulled the diff and had them installed by a rear end shop who were familiar with British...
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    Re: Aston-style gas caps

    Great job on the Monza Fill Cap! Thanks for the write up Healey Nut. I like the placement: when opened, gravity wont pull the cap back down. GONZO
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    Re: Engine component weight reduction

    Tom's Import Toys has the front end lowering kits at reasonable cost. Are there similar kits for lowering the rear?

    Unfortunately my steep(ish) driveway doesn't allow for any lowering otherwise...
  21. Re: Great Gas Mileage in Southern California (Circa 1960!)

    31.98 MPG for AH 3000?! Believable then perhaps, but how could most of these claims be achieved now in Southern California? Have you ever tried hypermilng a Healey? GONZO
  22. Thread: Brake Issue

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    Re: Brake Issue

    For those interested in the EBC pad, Summit Racing has them available. Part No. is: EBC-DP2141 for AH 3000 MK II BJ7 application. The kit includes Brake Pad Grease and anti-squeal / vibration...
  23. Thread: Brake Issue

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    Re: Brake Issue

    Unfortunately, I have offered qualitative information available from seat of pants driving experience. I also wanted to try a pad with different friction material that could both improve brake feel...
  24. Thread: Brake Issue

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    Re: Brake Issue

    EBC - Green Stuff Made in U.K. Organic material. Good initial bite better stopping power. Some dust. Summit Racing has them. I like them. GONZO...
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    Re: Fresh air 4" hose installation tricks

    Try Tom's Import Toys for good rubber-based Fresh Air Intake Hose alternative to original paper one. In black with wire spiral as original, Tom said it's aircraft grade from smaller jets like Lear. ...
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