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  1. Re: H Type Carburetors BN2 M version Leaking Fuel At Jet Bearing Area

    Steve, I think you might be thinking of SU Midel: http://www.sumidel.com/shop/category/su-carburettors-replacement-carburettors-austin-healey

    I don't know if they make their own, or just resell...
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    Re: Play in steering

    What shimming are you referring to? The DWR column comes pre-shimmed/adjusted.
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    Re: side change gear box stuck in top gear

    ... and 9 out of 10 times carburettor problems are electrical.
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    Re: BJ8 shifter spring install

    I haven't tried it, but you might be able to compress the spring on the bench and wrap some wire around it, to be cut when you've got the snap ring in place. Otherwise, I've done this a few times...
  5. Re: Rear shroud connection to the floor pan on a BJ7

    'Cherry' pop rivets can be used in structural applications on aircraft (but overkill for this app):
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  6. Re: Rear shroud connection to the floor pan on a BJ7

    The holes are for regular rivets, but pop rivets work well and you can fill the centers if you like and no one will know the difference. Fitting original rivets requires a rivet squeezer or a rivet...
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    Re: Steering not right

    I'm hoping to achieve 0deg camber and whatever-the-book-says--I think it's 1deg pos.--caster will that make bump steer worse?

    I've looked into adjustable side tie rods; supposedly, Kilmartin makes...
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    Re: Steering not right

    Steve,

    I already bought the plates, at a slight discount, from someone on the email list. I have eccentric bushes in the top trunnion already; they didn't change the camber a whole lot. For some...
  9. Re: Seat Bottoms And Bases Don't Seem To fit Together Well

    Frames look OK to me (working from memory, though). Plus, they look to be Kilmartin parts, which are usually pretty faithful to original. My bet's on the pan.
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    Re: Steering not right

    Thanks, Michael. I get why moving the top of the king pin out--with eccentric bushings, shock plate, etc.--changes toe, but does moving the bottom of the king pin out do something different? It...
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    Re: Steering not right

    I understand this intuitively, but can't picture in my head why this is so, can you elaborate por favor?
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    Re: Steering not right

    I've heard it mentioned--maybe here--that the worm is hardened (seems logical). Filing down the 'tight spot' would likely result in a 'very loose spot' in short order.
  13. Re: A Toast to John Wheatley - A Call for Action

    Unfortunately, I never had the pleasure to meet Mr. Wheatley but if ever there was a Healey Kindred Spirit he was one.
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    Re: 1954 BN1 Wiper Wheelbox and Rack

    My dad tore our BN2's wiper drive down and cleaned it out, but he put the top of the drive box on 180deg out. Forgot exactly what they did, but the wipers did not do what you want them to do.
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    Re: Steering not right

    There is some, er, 'discussion' going on with DWR regarding their 'uprated' steering box. One unhappy customer, don't recall if he's on this forum, installed his and noted resistance in one...
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    Re: Steering not right

    I'll throw a SWAG into the pot (please excuse if it's been mentioned, I re-read the whole thread and didn't see it, but there's a lot of words). From what I gather, you're basing the center of...
  17. Re: 6 Blade cooling fan for 64 BJ8, advice?

    I had one of the original 7-bladed SS flex fans--Hayden brand IIRC--from BCS, bought probably 25 years ago along with their partial shroud. Of all the cooling fixes and mods--upgraded core,...
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    Re: fan belt change on BJ8

    I was incorrect--thanks, Steve--only the later BJ8s have the half-inch belt. OP didn't specify earlier or later BJ8, I think a 3/8" belt wouldn't be much trouble.
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    Re: fan belt change on BJ8

    Only BN4s and BN6s have the 3/8" belt (according to Moss, anyway). Changing belt size would require replacing all pulleys, and the 1/2" belt should be stronger and more durable anyway (possible why...
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    Re: Healey ergonomics question

    Wow.
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    Re: Healey ergonomics question

    I take it that's not a stock MOWOG gearbox? Did it shift itself--from 4th to 2nd?--at 1:35?
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    Re: Healey ergonomics question

    Ergonomics, ca. 1946 Chevy 2-ton (comfortable as can be, and steering is lighter than my BJ8):

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  23. Re: Nut size for BJ8 center console trim piece

    Thanks for the info.
  24. Re: Nut size for BJ8 center console trim piece

    Were any BJ8 produced stock with studs and nuts? Mine has clips.
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    Re: Corona Virus Sanity

    Only one fill hole is necessary as the OD is supplied by the gearbox oil; something to keep in mind when filling an empty box is that it takes a little time for oil to flow into the OD, so put in...
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