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    Re: BJ8 Front End Squeak

    Yes, but geese don't squeak either. They honk, so that's no good either.

    AJ
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    Re: BJ8 Front End Squeak

    I don't think you've heard the last of that squeak.
    For a start, ducks don't squeak they quack and as for spraying liquid on the back of a duck ......... well as if that's gona work! You gotta be...
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    Re: BJ8 NGK spark plug

    Probably a rookie question but why use anything other than the plug quoted in the Haynes manual - UN12Y gapped at 0.25? Also why can't you clean and re-use the UN12Y?

    I do realise that Petronix...
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    Re: raising ride height

    I have a little experience of this. Before I had my Healey I had a 1954 MGTF with the same problem. I took the springs off and found one of the leaves had been "modified" previously (after I cleaned...
  5. Re: Heater and fan control replacement - any advice?

    Glad I didn't try to replace mine! Make life easy. Buy a toggle switch and hide it under the dash somewhere or even mount it on the dash. All you need to do then is disconnect the wires from the old...
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    Re: Steering overhaul

    I think you'll need to remove the trafficator to remove the steering wheel to get the box out of the car. You can disconnect the wires at the box and pull them thru the column with the complete...
  7. Re: I canít remove Wire wheels from new hubs - help

    Have you tried spraying something like this inside the hub where the grease cap goes and then warming the wheel hub with a heat gun?
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    Re: Exhaust Manifold Flange Stud

    If you're going to do it yourself I would suggest you get a good quality stud extractor that grips the stud where it enters the head.
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    Trafficator and steering adjustment

    Trafficator (BJ8 with Adj steering column)
    Before I start taking things apart I was wodndering if I could get some advice on what to look for. My traficator is fixed properly by the 3 grub screws...
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    Re: Tenax fastener source needed

    https://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/product/1508/tenax-fastener - have three sizes. 9, 12 and 25mm but no SS.

    or http://boatcovershop.co.uk/index.php/product/lift-the-dot-screw-stud-bases-packs/ - ...
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    Re: Gas cap parts now in tank

    If you have baffles in your tank they're most likely going to be around the fuel pipe entry area unless you've been throwing the car about thru the corners. You're unlikely to be able to fish them...
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    Re: Stolen Austin Healey

    He has my sympathy, I know how he feels. My Seat Cupra was stolen last Saturday night from the driveway at 8:30pm. Just walked in through the back door when we were watching TV and made off with the...
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    Re: Fat Feet hitting too many pedals

    Legally, you don't need an MOT (Ministry of Transport) Inspection i
    n the UK. Cars older than 40 years are exempt but you may have to do a bit of expaining to the insurance company if you're...
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    Re: Quarter light rubber replacement

    Thanks for the helpful comments guys.
    Look up the Ahead4healeys site attached, Item DR4496, for futrue reference in case you need one.

    https://www.ahead4healeys.co.uk/DOORS--DR--ct165.aspx
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    Re: Quarter light rubber replacement

    Thanks for your reply.
    Yes, I've had the door cards off several times to replace the plastic window slides/rubber seals on both doors. A problem I had was that the new rubber rain seals at the...
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    Quarter light rubber replacement

    The rubber around the quarter light on my BJ8 is perishing and letting in water. I tried to replace this some time ago but chickened out before I did any damage.

    I unscrewed the post for securing...
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    Re: Compression test results

    Are you sure your carbs are balanced? Perhaps this is the cause of the pressure difference. Is there any oil leaking down from the rocker cover into the plug recesses causing the oil on the threads? ...
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    Re: Oil burning at cold start

    I have exactly the same problem. You can change the seals with the head on the car you need to feed rope into the cylinder through the plug hole to stop the valve from dropping. Then you need a tool...
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    Re: PCV and oil leaks

    Congratulations Steve, I think you've cracked it.

    How will you size the orifice to match the valve flow, trial and error? When I did my MG I used a short length of steel rod with a 1.7mm hole...
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    Re: PCV and oil leaks

    Steve,
    Sorry, I've probably missed something. Where's the PCV located on the image above? I can't see it.

    Is that 5" or 0.5" under hard acceleration? I think 5" may be a bit on the high side. If...
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    Re: PCV and oil leaks

    To answer your question. From reading the papers I concluded that the valve is sized for the engine. The object is to keep a constant 1"Hg depression in the crankcase. The valve is sized for the...
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    Re: PCV and oil leaks

    DD, I found the following references which I think more or less confirms your design and the target of 1" HG = 4KPa.

    "Crankcase pressure control in an internal combustion engine: GT-Power...
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    Re: PCV and oil leaks

    I'm loosing the plot now. I was concerned that fitting a PCV would have a detrimental effect on oil supply to the rear bearing and it's nice when someone with a little knowledge agrees. Fitting a...
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    Re: PCV and oil leaks

    Guys, thanks for all your contributions. I got interested in PCV’s because I recently fitted a catch tank (with a built in sintered filter) in the line from the tappet vent to the air filter. I was...
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    PCV and oil leaks

    I know, sorry PCV's AGAIN!!!

    I'm wondering how effective fitting a PCV will be in eliminating the small oil leaks I have from the rear main bearing and the timing cover. I'm also thinking it may...
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