[Healeys] Idle dies

David Porter frogeye at porterscustom.com
Thu Jun 9 09:52:30 MDT 2016

wtf?  Is it backfiring through the carbs or out the exhaust? Now it 
sounds like the ignition is dying, the cylinders are loading up with 
fuel, then the ignition lights off again and causes the backfiring.

You need to go through the distributor wiring for a loose wire or a bad 
rotor or a bad connection/fuse on the white wire circuit.. also look at 
the wires at the ignition switch (more white wires (which also run the 
fuel pump, BTW)

On 6/8/2016 8:14 PM, i erbs wrote:
> new development
> car looses all power, bucks, backfires, catches and drive ok for a 
> bit, then big backfires and bucking, then it dies. almost like a loss 
> of power. it could be an intermittent power loss. Distributor cap 
> looks like . explosions. NOS cap, rotor, points and condenser . 
> Distributor was removed cleaned and re greased.
> Ira Erbs
> Portland,OR
>       _______                  _______
>      (______ \____1959 BN4____/ _______)
> (_________________________)
>           BT7 engine and disk brakes
> Please excuse random auto corrects and misspelled words
> On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 7:07 PM, Alan Seigrist <healey.nut at gmail.com 
> <mailto:healey.nut at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Ira - with HD8s you can get leaking at the slow idle screw, which
>     will cause you to lose idle when the car gets hot.  Try putting a
>     couple drops of oil around the threads of the slow idle screw and
>     see if that stops the problem.  If so, you have to take the slow
>     idle screw out and replace and oil the O ring.
>     Also, the Teflon bushes can come out a bit if installed
>     incorrectly, something else to check.
>     Alan
>     On Wednesday, 8 June 2016, i erbs <eyera3000 at gmail.com
>     <mailto:eyera3000 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>         Good point, I have HD8s, but the concept should be the same
>         Mr. Ira Erbs
>         Portland,OR
>         1959 Austin Healey 100-6
>         please forgive odd words and auto corrects as   my phone
>         cannot understand my misspellings
>         On Jun 7,
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Dave Porter Porter Custom Bicycles 2909 Arno St. NE Albuquerque, NM 
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