• Hi Guest! Being a Paying Supporter is NOT a requirement to participate at BCF. However, subscribing will help ensure we can continue to serve the LBC community for years to come. If you enjoy BCF and find our forum a useful resource...Please consider supporting us by **Upgrading**
    (PS: Subscribers don't see this banner)
Tips
Tips

BJ8 Choke Cable- How to tighten the nut behind the dash?

SteveHall64Healey

Jedi Trainee
Bronze
Offline
I’ve replaced the choke cable in my BJ8, with the hardest part being the tightening of the nut behind the dash, such that the cable assembly does not rotate when the lock mechanism is engaged. After a month’s use, it has come loose.

I’m tempted to use thread locker, but that might have unwanted consequences down the road. Does anyone have a method for getting the nut really tight without removing the dashboard itself? Thought I might try getting the nut really tight before resorting to thread locker....

thanks
steve
 
Country flag
Offline
I have the exact same problem. I was thinking of using a lock "star" washer but didn't want to pull the entire cable to do it. I think I could cut the washer to facilitate getting on but I haven't tried it yet. I am looking for a better solution if one is available. Gorilla glue on the front side of the beautiful wood dash has been suggested but I would have to loosen the nut in back to get the glue behind the front circular plate and if I were to do that I may as well just tighten the crap out of nut behind the dash.
 

John Turney

Yoda
Silver
Country flag
Offline
... I may as well just tighten the crap out of nut behind the dash.
I would worry that that much tightening would crack the finish or wood.

I would use the green threadlocker. Instead of applying it first and then tightening, it's applied after tightening, and soaks into the threads. It's useful for locking carb settings, and isn't too hard to undo.
 

British_Recovery

Jedi Warrior
Bronze
Country flag
Offline
Get a cheap, off-set box wrench. Cut a slit in the end so that it goes around the cable.
grind away the areas of the wrench that hit the wood, if necessary. Similar concept to removing the temperature sensor near the thermostat.
Bob
 
OP
S

SteveHall64Healey

Jedi Trainee
Bronze
Offline
It’s 3/4” nut behind the dash. I took a cheap, long 3/4” socket and cut a 1/4” slot in the side a coupe of days ago. Will remove the tach and see if it works today....
 
OP
S

SteveHall64Healey

Jedi Trainee
Bronze
Offline
E3DDE3A4-F3B4-4585-8499-8DDC84CA3C11.jpeg
I tried using the 3/4” deep socket with a slot cut in the side. Unfortunately the clearance between the nut and the surrounding wood is so little that I could not get the socket to engage the nut even with the end of the socket ground down to a minimal diameter.

However, I was able to use that minimal clearance to advantage with the 90 degree pick in the attached photo. With the tachometer removed, I placed the pick between the nut and the surrounding wood and pulled firmly down, rotating the nut. Will see how long this stays in place. If not successful will undo the nut and add thread locker and repeat.
 
Last edited:
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
B BJ8 choke cable Austin Healey 0
H BJ8 Choke Cable Does Not Return ,Any Springs Req?? Austin Healey 11
B BJ8 Choke cable - wont move Austin Healey 19
Patrick67BJ8 BJ8 Choke Cables Austin Healey 5
N BJ8 choke adjustment Austin Healey 4
6 BJ8 Choke Problem AGAIN Austin Healey 5
6 BJ8 Choke Impossible to Live With Austin Healey 17
Dave Richards Choke Return Springs BJ8 Austin Healey 13
6 BJ8 Choke Problem Austin Healey 3
WALTER BJ8 CHOKE ADJUSTMENT Austin Healey 14
JamesD BJ8 Top Frame Bumpers Austin Healey 4
AUSMHLY BJ8 Driveshaft Installation Austin Healey 10
M BJ8 Inner Body Panel Repair Austin Healey 2
crispy BJ8 Front Suspension Austin Healey 9
Cutrog1 BJ8 Fuel Tube Installation Austin Healey 10
HealeyRick BJ8 Repaint Advice Sought Austin Healey 15
BJ8Healeys Original Metallic Golden Beige BJ8 for sale Austin Healey Classifieds 0
M BJ8 Seat Thickness Austin Healey 6
D BJ8 Headlight Rims Austin Healey 0
B RHD BJ8 Throttle Control Rods Austin Healey 9
J BJ8 Radiator Fan Austin Healey 12
H BJ8 Heater Valve/Control Tap Austin Healey 3
R BJ8 Upholstery Austin Healey 5
M Mounting BJ8 Chassis on Rotisserie Austin Healey 8
T BJ8 Drain Channel Removal Austin Healey 2
B BJ8 Phase 1 Electrical Diagram Austin Healey 15
M For Sale BJ8 Tonneau Cover Austin Healey Classifieds 8
R Distributor: Reassembling BJ8 Engine Austin Healey 5
lbcspinners BJ8 chassis number ending with suffix "G" [??] on BaT Austin Healey 11
R New Engine mountings BJ8 Austin Healey 1
T BJ8 carpet Austin Healey 2
R Cylinder head gasket BJ8 Austin Healey 32
pkmh BJ8: Upper Trunnion Rebuild [Of Continuum] Austin Healey 9
BJ8Healeys For Sale 1965 BJ8 for sale Austin Healey Classifieds 0
M Getting behind the dash on BJ8 Austin Healey 4
J BJ8 flywheel take some pounds off Austin Healey 17
Keoke 1966 AH BJ8 on eBay Austin Healey 18
L BJ8 Batteries Austin Healey 8
pkmh Front Spring Removal For BJ8 Austin Healey 8
M Wanted Bj8 left front wing Austin Healey Classifieds 3
B BJ8 door hinges Austin Healey 7
BJ8Healeys For Sale BJ8 engine for sale Austin Healey Classifieds 0
B Wanted BJ8 door hinges Austin Healey Classifieds 0
H Wanted BJ8 Jack and complete Tool Kit Austin Healey Classifieds 0
HealeyPassion FYI - AH BJ8 super car for sale Austin Healey 3
S For Sale 3000 BJ8 Laycock 4 speed with 22% OD trans & 2 6 cyln engines / long blocks / BUNDLE Austin Healey Classifieds 1
G BJ8 Spare Wheel 'Blocks' Austin Healey 3
pkmh Rebuilding Armstrong Lever Shocks on a BJ8 Austin Healey 28
M 1966 BJ8 Top Austin Healey 1
BJ8Healeys For Sale BJ8 blue full tonneau cover Austin Healey Classifieds 2

Similar threads

Top