[Healeys] Steering box leak

Bob Haskell rchaskell at earthlink.net
Tue Dec 29 05:37:58 MST 2015


You shouldn't have to remove the stator, if it's long enough that you 
can remove the trafficator in the car.  At the steering box end of the 
harness, you'll see that the wires are different lengths.  So you should 
be able to feed the harness through the tube, one bullet at a time, from 
the steering wheel end.  A fish tape/wire helps too.


Bob Haskell
AHCA 3000 Mk I registrar

On 12/29/2015 05:00 AM, Simon Lachlan wrote:
> Hi, and hoping Christmas/New Year is going well,
> Coincidentally, while the steering box oil thread reared its ugly head
> again, I’d had to reinstall my trafficator head.
> My car is a MkII BT7 with a non-adjustable steering column.
> Anyhow – don’t ask me how – I’d managed to cock up the wiring when I
> installed it a couple of weeks ago. I got the wiring right this time. No
> problem.
> But, oil seeped out of the steering box while I was doing the wiring. It
> cunningly overbalanced the cut down plastic box that I’d hoped to catch
> it in and went all over the garage floor..AGAIN.
> Is there a way to avoid the leakage without pulling the stator out and
> replacing it with a bit of rod?
> It’s a question of the worst of two evils....which is worse? Getting the
> wiring back down the tube or cleaning up the mess?
> (And I’ve got the hardtop on the car and didn’t want to have to take
> that off in order to pull the tube out!)
> This time, it’s done. I’ll clear up the mess AGAIN. (It’s mostly on a
> waterproof cloth that serves as a giant drip tray). And I’ll fill up the
> box AGAIN.
> Just so I can make it easier next time.................?
> Simon
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