[Healeys] Proper starting procedure for a BJ8

Leonard Hartnett thehartnetts at earthlink.net
Mon Dec 31 12:31:20 MST 2007

Dave:  Your e-mail to The List came through with an attachment which, I
believe, should not happen.  It appears that I could open that attachment,
which I have NOT done.

Did you send an attachment with your e-mail?  You don't say so in your

Is it possible that a third party has 'hijacked' your address book and sent a
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(The Other) Len
Vacaville,  California,  USA
1967 3000 MKIII, HBJ8L39031

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Porter" <frogeye at porterscustom.com>
To: "'Rich C'" <richchrysler at quickclic.net>; "'Jorge Garcia'"
<fortee9er at yahoo.com>; "'Austin Healey'" <healeys at autox.team.net>
Sent: Monday, December 31, 2007 10:52 AM
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Proper starting procedure for a BJ8

> ..or if you can smell fuel it's also possible that it is flooded. Pull a
> spark plug or two and inspect for wet plugs.
> Dave
> -----Original Message-----
> From: healeys-bounces+frogeye=porterscustom.com at autox.team.net
> [mailto:healeys-bounces+frogeye=porterscustom.com at autox.team.net] On Behalf
> Of Rich C
> Sent: Monday, December 31, 2007 11:31 AM
> To: Jorge Garcia; Austin Healey
> Subject: Re: [Healeys] Proper starting procedure for a BJ8
> Jorge,
> BJ8's are notorious for needing lots of choke to start from cold. Settings
> you can get away with in warmer weather will not be nearly enough in cold
> weather.
> I would recommend removing the upper suction chambers and pistons so you
> observe two things.
> 1. are the jets actually dropping adequately to allow a very rich mixture
> for cold starting, and
> 2. as you suspect, is there fuel getting there from possibly sticking float
> needle/seat assemblies.
> Rich Chrysler
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jorge Garcia" <fortee9er at yahoo.com>
> To: "Austin Healey" <healeys at autox.team.net>
> Sent: Monday, December 31, 2007 1:14 PM
> Subject: [Healeys] Proper starting procedure for a BJ8
>>I am having a hard time trying to get my Healey to
>> start after a two month slumber. It cranks, there is
>> spark, and I can smell the gas but it just doesn't
>> want to start. My procedure is to pull the choke all
>> the way out (regardless of ambient temperature), turn
>> key and let the fuel pump run for about 30 seconds
>> before cranking. Yesterday I tried to get it started
>> and after half an hour I gave up. I tried last week
>> and after half an hour gave up.
>> Could the carburetor needle valves be sticking and
>> preventing gas from flowing into the intake? I
>> replaced the needle valve with Gross Jets a few years
>> ago because the needele valves would stick open.
>> Thanks
>> Jorge
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