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  1. Re: Resistor type vs non-resistor type spark plugs for 100-6

    Thanks Steve and John. I went out and checked the spark plug wires. Packard 440 with zero resistance. So it has non-resistor plugs and non-resistor wires. No radio, no Pertronix, so no issues...
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    Re: Fuel pump racing, no gas

    A gas smell when you fill the tank all the way can also come from a poor seal on the rubber sleeve on the fuel filler pipe or from a bad seal on the sending unit. The sending units can get bent...
  3. Resistor type vs non-resistor type spark plugs for 100-6

    The rebuilt 100-6 came with new NGK BP6ES spark plugs installed. They seem to work fine, but some say that a resistor type plug (NGK BR6ES or equivalent) is better.

    Can anyone tell me what actual...
  4. Re: Any experiences with adjustment of Jet Adjusting Nut on BN4?

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    Re: Fuel pump racing, no gas

    Have you checked the seal at the fitting where it exits the tank? You may not see fuel leakage there, unless the tank is completely full or over full, even if it is sucking air. That happened to me...
  6. Re: Replacing gearbox switch of the overdrive system

    After getting the overdrive working on the BN4 last week, I felt like I was on a roll. So I went after the non-operational overdrive on the BJ7, a partial restoration that I finished a couple of...
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    Re: Broken Shock Mounts

    If the price seems too high, for this or anything else, just divide the price by 10, which puts it into 1970s dollars. $85 divided by 10 is $8.50. It's a no-brainer bargain.

    I follow this rule...
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    Re: Interesting but expensive

    Independent rear suspension, a V8, and a heater and demister system that works? Give me the original, please.
  9. Re: Any experiences with adjustment of Jet Adjusting Nut on BN4?

    Thank you, Dandare and vette. I hope to get to this again soon. It's running well, but I do want to get it adjusted as well as possible too.

    I forgot to mention why I think that I set the jet...
  10. Any experiences with adjustment of Jet Adjusting Nut on BN4?

    My question has to do mainly with the Longbridge BN4 that is now back on the road after about 50 years disassembled and then under restoration for the past six years or so.

    About four years ago,...
  11. Re: Does anyone still make or sell a quality condenser?

    The Distributor Doctor condensers sound excellent, and I am interested in buying a few condensers. Maybe their rotors and low tension wires too. I see that DD is located in Great Britain. Can...
  12. Does anyone still make or sell a quality condenser?

    After a multi-year restoration finished this spring, the Longbridge BN4 finally drove out of the garage last week. I have driven it almost every day since, except when we had rain. It ran great,...
  13. Re: Why can't I stay logged in to this site without entering user and password info?

    Thanks for the help, Basil. It's working properly now.
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    Re: Starting After Carbs Rebuilt

    Not saying that it could not happen, but a company that specializes in rebuilding SU or other carburetors should be able to set them up so that the car will run reasonably well, without tinkering,...
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    Re: Starting After Carbs Rebuilt

    Starting fluid will make engines run that have issues. I don't like to use it on gas engines, but it has its place to get things running that won't start otherwise.

    I managed to start a Healey 6...
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    Re: Austin-Healey Parade Cars

    Parades aren't my favorite thing either, especially since my freshly restored '58 Vette suffered complete brake failure on a downhill section of a parade a few years ago. Fortunately, the e brake on...
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    Re: Slide Assemblies, BN4L

    Derek, it's too bad that you're not closer to give me a demonstration on stowing the Longbridge top. Erection is not too difficult, but I don't want to damage it during stowing.

    Using a hardtop...
  18. Re: Why can't I stay logged in to this site without entering user and password info?

    I looked at the cookies setting, and it is not blocking saving cookies. And I rarely close my browser or shut down the computer; maybe once or twice a month. I even went so far as to add this...
  19. Re: Why can't I stay logged in to this site without entering user and password info?

    I just tried it again and found myself logged out again. No idea why.
  20. Re: Why can't I stay logged in to this site without entering user and password info?

    Basil, Thanks, I did not have the site bookmarked. I now bookmarked the site, logged out, and logged back in. We will see if that makes a difference.
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    Re: Slide Assemblies, BN4L

    Derek, we have that link printed out and did try that, but it just seems easier to remove the top and reinstall it when needed. I did not spend a lot of time trying to master the method and possibly...
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    Re: Slide Assemblies, BN4L

    The Longbridge tops are miserable to store away properly in the car. That may be why Healey did not make this design of top mechanism for long. We went through restoring the top mechanism and...
  23. Why can't I stay logged in to this site without entering user and password info?

    I click the "keep me logged in" option, but it logs me out anyway after a few hours or so. It worked well until a few months ago, and all the other sites that I visit keep me logged in. Any ideas...
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    Re: DOT 5 Silicone-Based Brake Fluid

    This can be a confusing topic, with DOT 3, DOT 4, DOT 5, DOT 5.1 all on the market. All DOT 5 also is not silicone based, as I found out recently. My '61 BT7 has silicone based fluid (label on the...
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    Re: Hardtop Stand

    How many people it takes to remove and install a hardtop appears to dependent partly on the age of the person installing the top. It seemed easy to do this alone at age 19. Today, I would not try...
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