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    Electrics, fuel system, under bonnet temp.

    I have been at the DIY British Car antics for over forty years. No formal training but actually enjoy the challenge of staring at the thing and with the little knowledge I have trying to figure it...
  2. Thread: Heritage Kit Help

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    Heritage Kit Help

    I have now added a very nicely done Heritage CType kit to the Etype and Healeyand was wondering if anyone out there has had experiences with this type of replicar or know of the existence of web...
  3. Tachometer reads high when engine compartment heats up

    My tach when first going reads steady and right RPM, when engine warms up, tach reads high, under dash feels ambient temp, took out of dash, set on seat and same thing, read fine until engine starts...
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    Re: Front wheel bearing - end float

    how about tighten until you feel some bind then loosen nut I think it was 1 flat.
    Jay '653000
  5. Thread: Wire Wheels

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    Re: Wire Wheels

    Original '67 Etype spokes very magnetic, Replacement '65 Healey stainless magnetic but much less so
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    Re: Transmission with Overdrive - Which Oil to Use

    Do what the manual says
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    Re: Lilly Engine up-date

    WOW I have been a rank amateur for 45 years doing this stuff, tightening '66 Alfa head nuts after gasket replacement at 32,000mi. my introduction to "oh they all do that," used hand held fish scale...
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    radiator spigot fix

    After 32 years of ownership '65 3000, '67EType and at least the last ten of trying to stop leak from radiator spigot including lapping the valve seat, and buying a new one that also leaked, a small...
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    Re: sooooooooo , how much will it go for ??

    A lot of maturity in these posts, Sir Stirling once called the Etype the dumb blond of sports cars, bought mine thirty years ago and Sir Stirling was correct, in fact, soon after purchase took to the...
  10. Re: Best Ethylene Glycol/Water Ratio to avoid overheating? Why? Informal Survey.

    Never ever ask a fluid replacement cycle question, in particular brake and coolant. They come out of the woodwork.
    Jay, '65 3000 MK III
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    Re: Another BJ8 Misfire Question

    Over the many years of forum reading, I have been impressed with number of posts of people with problems by using nonoriginal design ignition parts, distributors in particular. If the ignition...
  12. Thread: Lead additive

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    Re: Lead additive

    How about STP, yuk yuk yuk, I am just amazed however at how many owner do not preheat their oil before going off on a Sunday afternoon run.
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    Re: S1 e type radio console

    around gear shift lever is smooth on my original '67
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    Starter Replacement Saga

    Some years ago I replaced Healy starter with the Japanese 1.2hp from British Starters, a true revelations as noted by other posters. Same with Super 7. So I decided to do same with '67 Eye Type 4.2...
  15. Thread: Clutch slave cyl.

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    Re: Clutch slave cyl.

    . I do know there is some question if master needs to be bench primed, for some yes, others no. but at least my slave did not need bench priming
  16. Thread: Starter

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    Re: Starter

    My two non original significant components, as opposed to nuts and bolts etc. are the spin-on oil filter converter and gear reduction starter, having saved original bits and in an hour or two can be...
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    Re: Lead additive

    Hi Larry, yes brake fluid absorbs some water but also most contain a rust inhibitor,a difference that makes no difference is no difference. a well sealed used can will only absorb water from the open...
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    Re: Lead additive

    Hmmmm, I have always been the antiadditive, such as zinc guy and always get hammered so at last I gave in and got a case of lead additive on Amazo. Drive it about 750 miles a year, 25 or so each...
  19. Thread: timing marks

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    Re: timing marks

    measure the circumference in mm and do the math
    Jay, 65 3000
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    Re: Bulletproofing your Healey

    I hve been struck by people who change the distributor to an electronic one and the problems they have. It seem Pertronix in particular, seem to recall something about with key in partial on they...
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    Re: Gear Reduction Starter

    First time I tried it I jumped in the seat, it spun so fast I assumed I had installed it wrong. Also worked great on my '67 Etype, Both from fellow in New England, he custom made one for my...
  22. Thread: starting motor

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    starting motor

    After great success replacing Healey and Caterham starting motors with Japanese ones adapted and sold by fellow at BritishStarters.com, due to advancing age had a mechanic put one in the '67 Etype. A...
  23. Re: My recent decision regarding oil in a '66 3000 with a rebuilt engine

    Some years ago in the same issue I did a search on zinc and zddp and in fact it was the Gibbs racing team that concluded except for break-in of rebuilt engines this stuff is of no help, long ago I...
  24. Re: My recent decision regarding oil in a '66 3000 with a rebuilt engine

    A Healey engine does just fine with pretty much any brand name oil of a general viscosity combining 20 and 40, no zinc or any other "special or your engine will blow-up" additives. It is a...
  25. Thread: pre ignition

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    Re: pre ignition

    As the late great Henry Manney said: There will always be an England because when the key is turned off it will continue running on.
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