[Healeys] Rocker arm bushes - smoking ---solved

Lou G lgalper1 at cox.net
Sat May 28 21:45:02 MDT 2016

We had an ongoing problem with the 100 smoking when pulling away from 
stop signs and hot starts.
Problem:  No one would follow me on drives
Since the rocker assembly was gushing like crazy,
I borrowed a refurbished rocker assembly, installed on engine, adjusted 
valves, >>>*no more smoking!*
Problem:  worn rocker bushes overwhelming valve stem seals - fixed!
Thanks to Terry Cowan at Toy Shop Restorations in Bonita, CA.  He always 
has refurbished Healey spares on the shelf.
Next stop: California Healey Week - Yosemite...

San Diego CA

On 5/14/2016 10:36 PM, Lou G wrote:
> Thank you for the reply.
> Another thing -- pulling away from stops, it smokes excessively !
> I thought the rocker problem might be overwhelming the seals.
> New bushes first, then we will replace  valve seals.
> Lou
> On May 13, 2016, at 9:37 PM, i erbs <eyera3000 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:eyera3000 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> Possibly a bad valve stem seal
>> 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 May 13, 2016 9:25 PM, "Lou G" <lgalper1 at cox.net 
>> <mailto:lgalper1 at cox.net>> wrote:
>>     On our 100, with the D Welch head, we have a problem with one of
>>     the rocker arms.
>>     On only one of the arms, the oil gushes out like a fountain, the
>>     others just ooze out.
>>     Could it be the bush orientation or ?
>>     Lou
>>     San Diego AH Club
>>     _______________________________________________

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