[Healeys] Issues continue

i erbs eyera3000 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 21:29:15 MDT 2016

new bad condenser. Crappy Chinese Lucas condenser... Now If I can just get
the car to run for longer than 60 miles without crappng  Runs amazing,
right up until it quits :(

Ira Erbs
      _______                                  _______
     (______ \____1959 BN4____/ _______)
          BT7 engine and disk brakes

Please excuse random auto corrects and misspelled words

On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 7:41 PM, Rod Shepherd <rodshepherd at optusnet.com.au>

> Ira,
> Take a good look at your ROTOR, if it has a RIVET holding the brass plate
> then it is probably an after-market one – these are prone to failing, they
> allow the high voltage to short to the cam lobe particularly once they are
> warm – too much carbon in the body of the rotor and the rivet is far TOO
> LONG. Do a very careful check of your Distributor Cap using a bright light
> and look for cracks or signs of tracking.
> However – check your fuel lines for a SEVERE kink or impact damage. You
> said you are running HD8 Carbies, if a diaphragm has even a ‘pinhole’ in it
> the idle will be terrible, the engine will idle on one Carby, but you won’t
> be able to apply throttle.
> I run HD8s on my BN4M and, I have just gone through a month of trying to
> locate a similar problem – the actual fix was to repair my Holley Fuel
> Pressure Regulator, the SU carbies do not like higher than 2.8 psi.
> Also float levels are critical.
> But, I discovered I had a BAD Rotor and a set of points with RED Plastic
> rubbing block which had deformed with heat. It is a challenge and somebody
> will have other ideas.
> Aren’t our cars FUN!!!!
> Rod S.
> *From:* Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] *On Behalf Of *i
> erbs
> *Sent:* Wednesday, 29 June 2016 10:09 AM
> *To:* Ahealey help
> *Subject:* [Healeys] Issues continue
> New points installed. Car ran fantastic for one day. Ran errznds, drove
> into the country had a great day. Went out to drive it the next day and
> started  it . It acted like it was not firing on all cyl. Runs, then quits.
> No throttle response at all. Points gap was fine, with spark looking good.
> Fuel pump seemed to have slow output. Replaced it today.  Output improved,
> car now starts, but idles rough. No throttle response.
> Going to replace new capacitor tonight. Any ideas?
> Mr. Ira Erbs
> Portland,OR
> 1959 Austin Healey 100-6
> please forgive odd words and auto corrects as   my phone cannot understand
> my misspellings
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