[Healeys] Brake Drums and Badge Question
richchrysler at quickclic.net
Tue Dec 23 20:16:04 MST 2008
1. The rear drums on a wire wheel car should have the ribs around the
perimeter of the drum. The ribs make for a greater surface cooling area.
Send those Moss things back. It's extremely rare that rear drums ever need
replacing, they wear very little. Have you thrown the originals away yet?
Check them out, they are probably well within tolerances.
2. Such an early 3000 as yours will most definitely be badged with 100/Six
badges. You mention duo tone Green. Lucky fellow! That would likely have
been Pacific Green and Florida Green. The interior would have been grey
(more of a buff colour) with dark green piping and carpets. Top and tonneau
cover would also have been the buff Grey colour. Certainly it's your car to
do with as you wish but it's a shame if you don't do it back into those so
distinctive period colours.
a self professed originality nut 'till it hurts!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon & Christine Atkinson" <satkinson7314 at charter.net>
To: "Healeys" <healeys at autox.team.net>
Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 8:46 PM
Subject: [Healeys] Brake Drums and Badge Question
> Couple of questions for the forum..
> 1. I just purchased a new set of rear drums for my 59 BT7 from Moss.
> The outside of the drum is smooth and does not have the "ribs" (which I
> pulled off the car - cannot confirm if these were every replaced). Which
> correct? My car was shipped from the factory with wire wheels and has
> 2. My car does not appear to be numbers matching. engine is a #26 when
> should be 29D-RU-H/239. However, the badges and steering horn button all
> "100/6". The car/chassis number and body number match (chassis = HBT7L/181
> Body 152) and the original color matches on the BMHT factory record of
> over Green (sorry but not the color it will be after the resto!). What are
> the chances that someone thru the years put the 100/6 ID badges/horn on
> car thinking it was a 100/6? I find it hard to believe the factory would
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