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  1. For Sale Re: Healey Books: Anderson/Moment Restoration Guide; Robert Bentley; 100-6/3000 Facto

    Thanks Randy. I'm glad you're happy with it.
  2. For Sale Re: Healey Books: Anderson/Moment Restoration Guide; Robert Bentley; 100-6/3000 Facto

    Got it. Thanks Randy! I'll mail it today.

    Books 2 and 3 are still available.
  3. For Sale Re: Healey Books: Anderson/Moment Restoration Guide; Robert Bentley; 100-6/3000 Facto

    Randy,

    I just answered your email. Anyone else responding, please just ignore any message you might get from my SPAM filter. Thanks. Jim
  4. For Sale Healey Books: Anderson/Moment Restoration Guide; Robert Bentley; 100-6/3000 Factory

    Due to some recent health issues, I don't think I'll be able to restore my car, so I have several Big Healey books to sell. The books are in very good to excellent condition, and I can email (or...
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    Re: Earl's Court 100M on BaT

    ""Alan" could well be an anagram for another word that would describe his attention to detail."

    Well said, Rick! My brother is also Alan, but the anagram does NOT apply to him...

    It's a...
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    Re: Failure on Initial Engine Start After Rebuild

    Congratulations, it's always gratifying to hear a newly rebuilt engine start up and run. Now, on to the more subtle tuning tweaks :encouragement:!
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    Re: Letís talk motor oils

    That's been my experience with older cars, after changing over to synthetic engine oil. The leaks are not so much like a hemorrhage or even a drip, but more of a wicking, where wet areas appear...
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    Re: Letís talk motor oils

    So, the consensus is (but doubting there is one!):

    1. Mobil 10W-60;
    2a. Mobil 15w-50;
    2b. Valvoline VR1 20w-50 ?

    The Mobile 1 10W-60 is not available in the US, correct? Jim
  9. Thread: Music

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    Re: Music

    I believe the scarf you are referring to was the "Bone Fone" I think it only lasted about a year due to the introduction of the Sony Walkman. A coworker bought one and let me try it - it wasn't...
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    Re: Trying to understand my cooling system

    You're probably right, but mine isn't the Harbor Freight model, I got it from an electronics supplier as an "incentive", so It's probably worth all of $40.00, and still made in China. You can enter a...
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    Re: Trying to understand my cooling system

    :encouragement: Yeah, as I've gotten older, I too have perfected the fine art of over-thinking just about any job! Back then when a British car was my only transportation, I carried water, oil,...
  12. Re: What's with all the Engine Rebuild Failures?

    Yes, cleanliness is #1!

    I was taught to measure everything (with decent instruments), and compare the measurements to what's listed in the repair manual. I also use Plastigage to verify all rod...
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    Re: Volvo and BCF member!

    I forgot to mention that Dad restored a '67 1800s right after he retired. It was one of those cars that he had always wanted - although the Healey 100 was #1 on his list! As a kid, I remember him...
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    Re: Volvo and BCF member!

    "Glad you like the BCF and hope to see you around more (both here and around town). Are you going to put a car in the Father's Day car show"

    No, probably not. My nice car - the TR4A - was stolen...
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    Re: Volvo and BCF member!

    Here I am Basil! I was playing doctor yesterday, and this is the first time I've had a chance to respond.

    Thanks for posting the picture of my car, although I wouldn't go as far as describing it...
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    Re: Zero oil pressure at 4.000 RPM

    That's a really good idea. About 40 years ago, I was flying down Interstate 280 just south of San Mateo/Belmont, in my original TR4 . The oil pressure suddenly went to zero. Fortunately, I saw it and...
  17. Re: What's with all the ENGINE REBUILD FAILURED?

    About 10 years ago, I rebuilt the engine in my TR4A. I farmed out the head and crank to a machine shop that I had used many times in the past with good results. I assembled the engine, and it ran...
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    Re: Failure on Initial Engine Start After Rebuild

    Wow 90degrees. Randy is, as usual, correct, and I apologize if I contributed to the confusion. When you said that both valves were closed at TDC, and the crank and pointer basically lined up, I...
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    Re: Failure on Initial Engine Start After Rebuild

    Also, I would think that if the cam sprocket were off a tooth, the pulley marks would be farther away than "just before TDC".
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    Re: Failure on Initial Engine Start After Rebuild

    Without a degree wheel and a dial gauge it's tough to get exact numbers, but it sounds as if your cam timing may be close.

    Look at the following page on this BB. About 8 posts down the page, Dave...
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    Re: trouble on 1st start

    EDIT: After thinking about it, if you did adjust the valves or changed the cam timing, use the same compression gauge to see if the compression came up. If it's still too low, then compare its...
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    Re: trouble on 1st start

    Did you have the throttles open when you checked the compression?
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    Re: trouble on 1st start

    +1! I knew that, BUT, there are lots of shiny objects on engines, and I am easily distracted...:o
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    Re: trouble on 1st start

    You have what appears to be a healthy coil, judging by the picture. The fact that it is pulsing probably indicates that the the distributor is triggering it. I assume that's the coil wire in your...
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    Re: trouble on 1st start

    Dad built a Cobra replica with an MSD ignition. After he passed away, it was several months before I got back down there to start going through stuff. My mom couldn't drive it (and didn't want to, it...
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