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    Re: Side-Change Gearbox Stuck in Top Gear

    My cover had a triangular piece cut out of it around the gear shift hole which makes me now think may have been because the gear lever may have been stuck in 4th at some time before I acquired the...
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    Re: Side-Change Gearbox Stuck in Top Gear

    THere is a small cover above the big trans cover that needs to be removed. Mine had screws that were covered with some kind of sealant that I had to remove to find the screws.
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    Re: Side-Change Gearbox Stuck in Top Gear

    http://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/showthread.php?77420-Transmission-Removal-Replacement,

    @Crusty, I posted this guide to removing my side-shift transmission. If you decide to do it, it can be...
  4. Re: Longbridge 100-6 Windshield Posts - Body Color or Silver?

    If you drill too far you will destroy the threads in frame. Just remove the head of the screw with the drill. I agree the new brackets were a bit off the correct angle, but I was able to use them.
  5. Re: Longbridge 100-6 Windshield Posts - Body Color or Silver?

    “Installing a BJ7 windshield and frame a few years ago went OK, and the 100-6 looks less complicated if anything. But I've been wrong before.”
    I have a BN7, many of the tiny screws that hold the...
  6. Thread: tow bar

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    Re: tow bar

    LOL
  7. Thread: tow bar

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    Re: tow bar

    Having flat towed an MGB thousands of miles to races, you need to have a substantially bigger tow vehicle to avoid the towed vehicle overwhelming the tow vehicle if you need to make evasive ...
  8. Re: Healey BJ8 failed MOT in 1979 - Almost restored Aug 2019!

    As a fellow 75 year old with a 38 year history with my 1960 BN7, I’m nearing the end of my time with my Healey. Age has made me much less tolerant of the pain involved with leaning over or climbing...
  9. Re: Source for distributor drive peg? Mystery Part?

    Attachments not showing up
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    Re: BJ8 Overdrive issue

    If my understanding is correct, the OD cannot stay engaged without over 400 psi of oil (hydraulic) pressure. It would require some unfathomable failure of the springs that have to be overcome by...
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    Re: OverHeating Problem & Plan of Attack...

    This is a necropost
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    Re: question about tunnel fastners

    58998Just to clarify, the rivets do not have to be removed to remove the tunnel. They just attach a rubber flap that seals the engine compartment from the interior of the car. The tunnel attaches...
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    Re: Most popular color for A/H 3000

    This is of course a personal choice. I elected to convert my Healey Blue to Colorado Red with black leather seats and red piping. It matches the first Healey I came in contact with as a teen. Had...
  14. Thread: BN7's left

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    Re: BN7's left

    There are only 127 BN7-I and BN7-II listed the the Austin Healey Club of America membership directory. One of them is mine.
  15. Thread: Panasport wheels

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    TR2/3/3A » Re: Panasport wheels

    Seeing this thread, I feel the need to share my experience with a 1961 TR-3 and aluminum wheels. I had a very nice 1963 Volvo 122S as my first car in college. I decided, while in my first year of...
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    Re: Battery Fuse Protection

    I accidentally dead-shorted the battery in my motorcycle. There was no spectacular result — the battery died in seconds. No smoke, no explosion. The short was directly from the seat frame to the...
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    Re: Thermostat blanking sleeve

    Yes
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    Re: Thermostat blanking sleeve

    If asking about the sleeve on the thermostat originally installed from the factory, The sleeve blocks the hole that allows the coolant to recirculate without going through the radiator until the...
  19. Thread: MG Noob

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    T-Series Re: MG Noob

    I broke an axle just normally leaving a gas station in a TF 1500. Also, when we got the car it wouldn’t run. I discovered the front end of the intake manifold had blown out. Put a cork in it and...
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    Re: The Journey Begins - BJ8 restoration

    I am interested to know if you were aware of the extent of the poor condition and were able to acquire the vehicle at a reasonable price. It looks like a potentially fraudulent seller given all the...
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    Re: '69 E-Type sputters, coughs & dies

    I have a similar pattern of use for my Austin Healey, but I try to run at least 10 miles each time I take it out. I’ve never had any problem with fuel purchased late summer last year and treated...
  22. Thread: Gas Mileage

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    Re: Gas Mileage

    I drive my BN7 100-200 miles a year, 10 or 15 miles at a time and get about 12 mpg. The car runs great, I checked it with the glass plug device (Gunson?) and the flame looks good, but there is some...
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    Re: BN4 Hesitates on Starting

    I replaced the brushes when I had a slow starter problem back in 1981. Starter has been working great for 37 years (less than 10,000 miles, however).
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    Re: BN4 Hesitates on Starting

    Are you using the turn-off/on switch in the boot? If so, you might try connecting the battery directly to a good ground to see if that helps.
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    Re: Transmission with Overdrive - Which Oil to Use

    30 wt. non detergent
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