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    Re: What's the Recommended REAR END oil gl Grade?

    Hey Lin,

    I do appreciate that information. I am Leary of using any type of sealing tape around threads...will some pieces tear off and get into the oil?
    I was thinking of using Hylomar Advanced...
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    Re: What's the Recommended REAR END oil gl Grade?

    My garage floor shows every so often I have a drop of oil from the differential/rear end. Not sure how much oil I've lost over the years and thought this would be a good time to look into either...
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    Re: Steering Idler Noise

    Moss sells a lubricant for the steering box and ldler by Dynolite.
    According to Moss' description, regular grease is NOT recommended...for the steering box. No mention of the Idler, so not sure if...
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    Re: Steering Idler Noise

    Have you checked the fluid level?
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    Grease type for zerk fittings

    I have a grease gun that holds a 14oz tube. What type/brand of grease do you recommend for front suspension, drive shaft, handbrake etc that have Zerk fittings.
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    Re: BJ8 Adjusting valve clearance

    Ah, that makes sense.

    Another thing my manual doesn't mention, removing the spark plugs allows the engine to turn easier.
    Do many people do that?
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    Re: BJ8 Adjusting valve clearance

    Example from your list, should it be valve #1, 7, 9, 2, 5, 10, 12, 6, 4, 11, 8, 3.
    Why does the order matter?

    PS. you carry that chart in your wallet? Truly, a car guy!
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    Re: BJ8 Adjusting valve clearance

    Would you or someone else provide that sequence from the Haynes manual or any other manual that provides that information?
    I have the Austin Healey Workshop Manual. It's doesn't list the sequence....
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    BJ8 Adjusting valve clearance

    Hello. This is my first attempt at adjusting the valves.

    The shop manual states use of a .012 gauge, screwdriver and wrench, but does not mention how to get the valves in the positions needed.
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  10. Thread: Door ding!

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    Re: Door ding!

    Your PDR guy might try from the front wheel. I have access between the wheel well and the wing. I can get all three of these rods there. There seems to be in inner brace at the dent location that...
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    Re: Door ding!

    ^^^
    How do I find out how many MB I've used?
    How do I delete some old photos?
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    Re: Door ding!

    I've marked my car having the dent in the same place as Nevets, and I can get access/leverage to the dent with that PDR rod in the photo.
    If you have access in the same place as me, good to go.
    ...
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    Re: Door ding!

    He's mirroring exactly what I've said.

    Let me see if I can figure out how to get a tool to your area on my BJ8. I've photo shopped your dent. If you care to provide the measurement in inches or...
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    Re: Door ding!

    If you were to ask him, if I remove the panel and clamp it to something so it's solid and put something behind it so you can get leverage, can you then PDR it? I would say YES! So should he.

    With...
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    Re: Door ding!

    Replacing the fender? No no no, for reasons I explained.
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    Re: Door ding!

    It will reveal it's pretty dirty in there...
    Good luck with what ever you choose to do.
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    Re: Door ding!

    No, not that complicated. We'll figure out how to get to it with a flashlight if we want to look, or simply by feeling around with some dent rods.

    I meant, if a guy is laying on his back with a...
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    Re: Door ding!

    Best of luck with the repair.
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    Re: Door ding!

    A PDR guy will not go through the bottom of the fender. He would have to lay on his back to get the dent rod up to the top of the fender. Because he's eyes are down there, he can't see the dent...
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    Re: Door ding!

    Nope... no suction cups, no toilet bowl plunger, no lasers, no hair driers, no hot water, no heat of any kind followed by dry ice, no magic pixie dust lol.

    If you want to waist your money, buy one...
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    Re: Door ding!

    Have an experienced PDR (Paintless Dent Removal) professional work on it.
    It may be hard to find a PDR guy that will work on 50s/60s sheet metal. So many PDR guys pass, only wanting to work on newer...
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    Re: Distributor cap center pin melted

    It does not have a rivet.

    60367
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    Distributor cap center pin melted

    I installed the HD8 carburetors on my BJ8 today.

    I turned the key to let the fuel bowls fill. After the fuel pump stopped clicking, I turned the key fully to start the car. I let the engine turn...
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    HD8 vacuum drop test

    Hello all,

    When performing a vacuum drop test with the HD8 carburetor piston and suction chamber, how many seconds should it take?

    The two ventilation holes should be plugged (ear plugs) or...
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    Re: Spark plug wires 7mm or 8mm

    Will do. Read posts where Lucas coil and Pertronix ignitor are used. Haven't read about which spark plug wires in mm or brand.
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