[Healeys] 100 parts
bspidell at comcast.net
Thu Apr 23 16:23:58 MDT 2015
I replaced the rubber bumpers on my BJ8 a while ago. I recall the rubber quality was OK, but they were difficult to fit because, if I recall correctly, the holes didn't line up perfectly with the mounting holes. The stop boxes are relatively expensive, so if you can weld/hammer/sand/paint the old ones you'll be euros ahead (they usually get beat up eventually anyway).
The felt bushes supply a bit of lubrication for the the steady posts where they rub against the shoe backsides. They should be (very) lightly oiled with a thick oil or (very) thin grease.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Reinhart Rosner" <reinhart.rosner at aon.at>
To: "healeys" <healeys at autox.team.net>
Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2015 2:28:13 PM
Subject: [Healeys] 100 parts
When working on the rear brakes of my 100 I found the bump stop boxes on both sides torn where the rubber buffer from the suspension may touch. I found 806-180 as the part-number in the Moss catalogue but did not find the original part number in my old Austin-Healey parts list. Anyone knows the Austin-Healey number? Is the quality of these from the different suppliers more or less the same? Or should I rather have a small piece of a panel welded on the remaining that do not look too bad.
Inside the brake drum there are steady posts with felt bushes. One of these is missing. What is the purpose of these? Should I replace the missing or all of them?
Thank you in advance,
55 100 BN 1
Vienna - Austria
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