[Healeys] BJ8 Transmission Question

Jonas Payne jpaynepbr at cox.net
Fri Jun 10 16:44:09 MDT 2016

S/N 12641


So it is intended to be plugged?  Or does it need to be drilled and tapped and a proper plug put into it?


Jonas Payne

PBR Consulting Services, LLC



From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of BJ8Healeys
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 10:54 AM
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Subject: Re: [Healeys] BJ8 Transmission Question


Jonas, the BMC Mechanical Service Parts List for BJ7/BJ8 shows a threaded plug for the early gearboxes, S/N 29K/H101 to 29K/H5793, and a plain plug for all gearboxes after that.  The threaded plugs have a square head for wrenching.   The gearbox in my BJ8 (S/N 11271 M) has a plug that has no wrenching head on it, so I would guess it is a plain plug that is hammered or pressed in.  It may be brazed to ensure that it doesn't come out, but I can't tell with it in the car and with paint on it.


I would be interested in the serial number of the gearbox in your shop.  It's on the passenger's side of the gearbox casing, on a raised "boss" in the middle of the center "waffle".


Steve Byers


BJ8 Registry

AHCA Delegate at Large

Havelock, NC USA




From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Jonas Payne
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2016 2:01 PM
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Subject: [Healeys] BJ8 Transmission Question


I have a ’67 healey transmission in the shop.  The hole for the detent ball plug (Ref. Moss catalog page 54 part 22) has been filled with what appears to be some sort of brazing.  


It is my understanding that there was a late change on these gearboxes, but I have no idea whether or not this is correct or not.


Any ideas?


Jonas Payne

PBR Consulting Services, LLC



From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Graeme Molony
Sent: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 5:49 PM
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Your coming through loud and clear down under. I thought the list was down for a few days,

but it appears every body had just taken a long weekend off


Graeme M



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Sent: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 6:41 AM

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Well, now the list is back up, but I can't seem to get through...anyone out there?

Stephen, BJ8


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