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    Wanted Used leather interior for BT wanted

    Hi all,
    I am looking for a used leather interior for my UK based, RHD 1960 BT7. The car was re-trimmed in vinyl in the late 1980's in the US (originally a US car). I've owned the car for 30 years...
  2. Re: Dynamo not charging (BT7) - replace brushes or buy new?

    Hi Patrick
    No I didn't "flash" the dynamo as the shop did it for me.
    Phil
  3. Re: Dynamo not charging (BT7) - replace brushes or buy new?

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  4. Re: Dynamo not charging (BT7) - replace brushes or buy new?

    Hi all
    Collected refurbished 1955 C45 Dynamo to replace the original 1960 C45 which was exchanged. All buttoned up and 14.75v at the battery with the Ignition Light now extinguishing. Cannot...
  5. Re: Dynamo not charging (BT7) - replace brushes or buy new?

    Good point dancrim,
    As I am staying positive earth do I just disconnect the -ve lead from the battery and run a jumper from the -ve terminal and touch it against the F terminal on the dynamo...
  6. Re: Dynamo not charging (BT7) - replace brushes or buy new?

    Hi all
    Bench test highlighted a problem with the armature (starting to burn out and very worn, but still just serviceable), as was suggested by the initial test results. The Control Box/Voltage...
  7. Re: Dynamo not charging (BT7) - replace brushes or buy new?

    Thanks all
    Got the dynamo out today after resting and took it and the Voltage Regulator to my local Dynamo shop for bench testing! Hopefully back in a few days and all sorted.
    Phil
  8. Re: Dynamo not charging (BT7) - replace brushes or buy new?

    Thanks vette,
    One thing I didn't mention was that when I started the car up I noticed that the rear nearside indicator/brake light had blown. Any coincidence?
    Phil
  9. Re: Dynamo not charging (BT7) - replace brushes or buy new?

    Hi Bob,
    Ah I see what you mean. I had forgotten about the about the current needed to energize the dynamo so I can see how a fault control box could cause a problem. I'll do some more checks...
  10. Re: Dynamo not charging (BT7) - replace brushes or buy new?

    Thanks all
    Bob, I don't understand why you say "bear in mind the problem may be in the voltage regulator" as i was under the assumption that the "output" test i performed shows clearly that the...
  11. Dynamo not charging (BT7) - replace brushes or buy new?

    Hi all
    I started my BT7 today and the Ignition Warning Light stayed on. I had some intermittent issues with the Warning Light sometimes staying over the last few moths.
    I checked the =dynamo output...
  12. Re: I canít remove Wire wheels from new hubs - help

    Hi all,
    All four wheels have new tyres.
    Phil
  13. Re: I canít remove Wire wheels from new hubs - help

    Hi all
    Today I got around to trying to remove the two stuck wheels. I used a borrowed puller (from the garage who put the wheels on in the first place) with a small disk of metal covering the hub...
  14. Re: I canít remove Wire wheels from new hubs - help

    Hi all
    I ordered the hubs (from AH Spares) and bought the new wires from SC Parts (which went on the rear).

    Shop is happy to take responsibility and we will both try to get them off next week.I...
  15. Re: I canít remove Wire wheels from new hubs - help

    Hi all
    Thanks for the replies.

    By "rebuilding the hubs" i really meant integrating the hubs with the bearings, grease caps etc as I was told it was a more difficult that just bolting on the hubs...
  16. I canít remove Wire wheels from new hubs - help

    Hi all,
    At the end of summer I put two new wire wheels on two new hubs on the rear of my BT7. My local garage (who have worked on the car for 20 years) rebuilt the two new front hubs (a bit beyond...
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    Re: Water Pump Leak

    Hi
    This thread might help
    https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/showthread.php?115736-Water-pump-replacement-on-my-BT7-advice-needed-please&p=1106669#post1106669
    Phil
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    Heater valve/tap gasket- Install dry?

    Hi all
    I am about to install a replacement heater valve (the one on the side of the cylinder head) on my BT7 and would like some advice. Can anyone tell me if the gasket is installed dry or should I...
  19. Re: Three worn hubs and wire wheel centers - What to do next? 1960 BT7

    All,
    Thanks for all the advice.
    I am planning to buy two new 72 spoke wire wheels, which I shall put on the rear with new hubs (thanks Rick). I shall keep two wheels from the current set (one being...
  20. Re: Three worn hubs and wire wheel centers - What to do next? 1960 BT7

    Thanks John
    I really should have said current rather than original.
    Thanks for the advice regarding using two new and two of the current wheels.
    Phil
  21. Three worn hubs and wire wheel centers - What to do next? 1960 BT7

    Hi all,
    I had a friend come and help me bleed the brakes on my BT7 last week, which I have owned for 28 years. The 72 spoke chrome wires have been on for about 27 years (i bought them in Houston...
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    Re: cool air pull knob nut

    Hi Steve
    I spoke to the guy who runs the company - presumeably Ashley Hinton. They have been making parts for 44 years and yet I've never come across them in 30 years of Healey ownership. I have...
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    Re: cool air pull knob nut

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    Hi
    Sorry for hijacking this post but I've just found these brilliant 3D printed (?) Healey "pull" knobs on UK ebay ...
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    Re: Heater pipe and air duct routing BT7

    Thanks Rob
    Photo helps a lot.
    Phil
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    Re: Help need reinstating my heater - BT7

    Hi all
    Thanks for the advice. I connected up the heater valve and tested before installation and there was no leaks. Having a few issues with the routing of the heater hoses and ducting...
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