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    Re: BJ8 heater blower?

    Hi Wangdango,

    Yes, you can remove the heater blower without taking off the fender and I have found the most difficult part to be reinstallng the ducts once the blower is installed. I performed...
  2. Re: Loose Metal Knocking/Banging Sound during Rough Idle

    Hi All,

    Using Bob's suggestion and obtained a Harbor Freight Stethiscope, an Healey friend and I continued the pursuit yesterday with only frustration to show for the effort. Setting the idle...
  3. Re: Loose Metal Knocking/Banging Sound during Rough Idle

    pdplot: I checked out the motor mounts and found no issues. I appreciate your suggestion and intend to give the mounts a second look.

    Michael: I had a timing chain tensioner issue around 10 years...
  4. Re: Loose Metal Knocking/Banging Sound during Rough Idle

    What's in the pan that, if loos, could bang against the pan?

    What's under the front cover that, if loose, could be banging against the cover?
    Ray(64BJ8P1)
  5. Re: Loose Metal Knocking/Banging Sound during Rough Idle

    Hi Dave,

    The banging is more erratic and seems to happen when the engine shakes as with a too low idle shake. Tomorrow I will be borrowing a friend's Stethoscope and I will be lifting the front...
  6. Re: Loose Metal Knocking/Banging Sound during Rough Idle

    Hi Jon,

    The sound comes only with a rough idle and is irregular as when the engine shakes at a too slow idle. Although the banging may be present during drives, I have not heard any banging...
  7. Re: Loose Metal Knocking/Banging Sound during Rough Idle

    Hi Steve,

    The down pipes and exhaust system are quite tight with no loose movement ... or movement of any type during the rough Idle. By the way, this has become more of an issue since I...
  8. Loose Metal Knocking/Banging Sound during Rough Idle

    Hi All,

    For a while now, I have experienced a metallic banging sound coming from low on/in/very-near the engine during a rough idle. This is not like a connecting rod nock but more like something...
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    Re: Intake manifold drain pipes

    Hi All,

    An occasional stuck throttle is not uncommon. Given the "Rube Goldberg" linkage from the accelerator peddle to the carburetors with it's incorporation of the overdrive control linkage, it...
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    Re: Intake manifold drain pipes

    Hi All,

    I believe Bob has hit the reason for manifold drain tubes on the button. Keep in mind that starting the Healey on a cold day calls for substantially rich mixture and the speed of...
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    Re: Positive ground radio

    Hi All,

    Here is an image of a mid to late 1960s Radiomobile transistor radio targetted for European use. As you can see, the dial shows a similar reverse order (from US radios) as Dave's radio is...
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    Re: Positive ground radio

    Hi Dave,

    There is always someone looking for something.

    I have also had my original +Ground radio on the shelf but for only 3-decades. Since i expect to die owning my Healey, I keep it to...
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    Re: Windshield Washer Pump Repair

    Hi Rip,

    You appear to be a man after my own heart. I have modified my BJ8 Phase 1 and the washer pump was only one of those modifications. However, in every modification I make sure the car can...
  14. Thread: Scuttle shake.

    by RAC68
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    Re: Scuttle shake.

    Hi Bob,

    I too would like to know the location and number of the original welds. Also, since the Healey's structural rigidity is, and has been, extremely important to the running operational...
  15. Thread: Scuttle shake.

    by RAC68
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    Re: Scuttle shake.

    Hi and Welcome to the many intregues posed by the Austin Healey.

    I applaud your selection of an experienced mentor and Roger is one of the best to follow.

    Keep in mind that "Scuttle Shake" is...
  16. Re: Filling Steering Gearbox with Castrol Hypoy Process

    Hi All,

    Healey Nut, you are very astute. Overthinking is not a new practice for me and usually expose issues, often with the participation of the Forum, by the time I address the task.

    Steve,...
  17. Re: Filling Steering Gearbox with Castrol Hypoy Process

    Hi All,

    More then a year ago, when we first discussed replacement for the leaking steering fluid, I purchased (2) tubes of John Deere Corn Head grease thinking my steering box was leaking. When...
  18. Thread: 1965 BJ8 Tach

    by RAC68
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    Re: 1965 BJ8 Tach

    Hi Bill,

    I really like what you have done and would appreciate seeing a full size rendition.

    Thanks and all the best,
    Ray(64BJ8P1)
  19. Thread: 1965 BJ8 Tach

    by RAC68
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    Re: 1965 BJ8 Tach

    Hi John,

    As many have, In the 1990s, I experienced eratic readings on my Smiths tachometer caused by a deteriorating electronic component. If I remember correctly my replacement of the diode did...
  20. Thread: Randy Forbes

    by RAC68
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    Re: Randy Forbes

    Often, when we at the Forum hypnotized "How to", Randy already had the experience, with pictures to show, "How it was Done". I'm looking forward to his continuing that pattern.

    I pray you have a...
  21. Re: Ignition warning light remains on and headlights come on

    Hi Bruce and CONGRADULATIONS on your achievement.

    Keep in mind that most have never adjusted a voltage regulator (including me) and when facing the necessity, chose to replace the unit. I aplaud...
  22. Re: Ignition warning light remains on and headlights come on

    Hi Bruce,

    Sorry for the delay in my response.

    After reviewing your scamatic, I see no issue in your wiring diagram. That result gives me the suspission that the issue is and unintended...
  23. Re: Ignition warning light remains on and headlights come on

    Hi Bruce,

    I have a suspision that the issue you are experiencing is related to your implementation o headlight relays. Can you please provide a schmatic of your wiring implementation (hand drawn...
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    Re: 1967 BJ-8 Kick Panels

    Hi Tod,

    If I remember correctly, you have it exactly correct. I often thought there must have been a reason related to a right hand drive Healey that was the reason for the difference. However,...
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    Re: No Job is Really Simple

    Hi Reid,

    Keep the picture in focus. As I see it, a good running and functioning Healey will keep you off the street and in the (driver's) seat. It is when something goes wrong that you wind up...
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