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    Re: Fried electronic ignition?

    Speculation on my part but the battery voltage can only be about 13 V to the ignition module unless there is another source somewhere. The voltage regulator should limit the voltage from he...
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    Re: Metallic Golden Beige BJ8s

    I have one of the MGB cars. I have owned it for almost 50 years (bought it in December, 1969). I never liked the color so I had it painted Healey blue a couple of years later. I bought the car in...
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    Re: My Healey Story, 40 Years On

    Bought my 1967 BJ8 on December 28, 1969, and on January 1, 1970, I drove it from Nashville TN to Long Beach CA in 3 1/2 days. Still have it and restored it about 10 years ago. So I am pushing 50...
  4. Thread: spark plugs

    by Goldie
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    spark plugs

    What are the recommended spark plugs for my 67 BJ8. I think I had used NGK and Champions in the past. Are there any newer versions than what has been used for the last 40 years.
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    Re: Oh to be young again!

    I have owned my BJ8 for 48 years. I bought it while in the Navy in 1969. My License tag is "MY YOUTH".
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    Re: Brake fluid missing

    It was the reservoir leaking. I wasn't getting any smoke from the exhaust so I figured it must not be the servo. The fluid was leaking slowly from the 50 year old original reservoir at the bottom....
  7. Re: Brake/clutch resevoid replaced do I have to bleed the system

    I drove the car about 10 miles after replacing the reservoir with several stops along the way. Brakes and clutch were basically no different than before. My instinct was that if I kept the lines to...
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    I lost very little fluid at the reservoir coupling. I never let the open end get below the MC and I asked the question because it seemed to me that air would not get to the MC. Also the reservoir is...
  9. Brake/clutch resevoid replaced do I have to bleed the system

    I have replaced my reservoir. Do I need to bleed both systems.Lines remained attached to MC's. I use silicone dot 5.
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    Re: Direction indicators not working

    Are brake lights working. I had a similar problem and fuse looked good. It was old and filament intact but after removing it found the metal cap was loose and no connection. Just one other thing to...
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    Brake fluid missing

    I am losing fluid from the brake/clutch reservoir. Brake cylinders are dry. Can the booster leak internally and burn the fluid in the engine through the intake?
  12. Re: An oil volume question and an oil pressure question

    Drive it several miles after starting to get up to temperature and get the moisture out of the oil as well. I have heard at least 10 miles. Just starting it and running it for a short period is not...
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    Re: rear wheel studs on my 1967 BJ8

    I decided to wait until I can't tighten the lug any longer due to bad threads. So far, so good. Then I will pull the hub and replace all the studs. I wasn't sure where I could get a socket to pull...
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    Re: Top frame pinching soft top - BJ8

    Correct. Move back and forth on each side making sure the top material does not get pinched in the frame as you fold it down. Pull the corners away as you close the top. It usually takes me 2 or 3...
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    Re: rear wheel studs on my 1967 BJ8

    I was wondering if I managed to get the stud to clear the void between the hub and the rear brake cover when removed,then I could pull the stud back into place by pulling it into place by tightening...
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    Re: Top frame pinching soft top - BJ8

    I have a canvas top and mine will do the same thing unless I do the following. I leave the top about half up. I then go to each side and I pull the top material away from the area where it get...
  17. Thread: Starter

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    Re: Starter

    I have a GR starter that I bought a few years ago direct from Gustusfan (sp?). It included an adapter plate with it. I am waiting until I really need to replace my starter (it is still turning over...
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    rear wheel studs on my 1967 BJ8

    Can the rear wheel studs be replaced without pulling the hub? Are they pressed in? I know they are splined and could probably be knocked out from the wheel side but not sure if I could get a new one...
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    Re: Thoughts on Paint Removal...

    I used Aircraft Paint Remover on the fenders when off the car. I bought some recently at Advance Auto for another project. Do it outside and use 2 layers of gloves with no skin showing. Be ready to...
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    Re: Steering wheel spokes not centered

    Thanks for the info. I figured that moving the trafficator shaft and moving to the correct spline location might be the solution. Seems I have read that there is an olive on the end of the shaft...
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    Steering wheel spokes not centered

    During restoration I had a Moto-Lita steering wheel installed with the new hub. I kept the AH horn button. It looks great but after installing it, it is about 10 to 15 degrees off when the tires...
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    Re: Speedometer adjustment

    I am really interested in this device so I am going to wait until they come out with the production unit. I was going to go through the rolling distance measurement method and then sending it off to...
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    Re: Stayfast Top Query

    I have a Robbins fabric top on my BJ8 that has been on it for at least 8 years. It was installed tight with no allowance for stretching. It does not seem to expand with heat like the everlast does. ...
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    Speedometer adjustment

    How is the BJ8 speedometer recalibrated when the rear end has been replaced with 3:54 gear ratio. I know that it can be sent off and calibrated. What is the actual method used to recalibrate it. My...
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    Re: Gearbox and overdrive oil change

    So I should drain the OD after the gearbox has been drained, then will filling the gearbox with replacement oil also find its way into the OD? Does the OD wrench sold by Moss work on the BJ8 OD? Its...
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