[Healeys] Tappets won't come out

I Erbs eyera3000 at gmail.com
Fri May 24 09:22:51 MDT 2013

make sure you number the tappets and get them and the pushrods back in the
hole they came out of. Not sure why they are not comming clear. Not sure
why you had oil under your head gasket unless you have not torquedthe head
bolts in years.....
Ira Erbs
Portland, OR
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     (______ \____1960 BT7____/ _______)

On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 7:49 AM, Mike Tobin <ahbt71 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I can't get the fifth and ninth tappets out of the BT7 block (they're the
> ones that are only about 1/2 exposed by the access holes).  They come up
> about 1/2 way and then impinge on the block.  Is this normal (crumby MOWOG
> casting)?  Do I just wait 'til I remove the bottom end and push them down (
> and install them from the bottom before the cam goes back in)?  I'm
> reluctant to force them or relieve the block.
> Cheers,
> Mike Tobin
> BTW never got a response on finding oil under the head gasket - anyone have
> any ideas on that?
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