[Healeys] My BJ8

Fred Wescoe fredwescoe at gmail.com
Sun Oct 23 12:13:37 MDT 2016

I lost my 63 BJ7 to a whole house fire a number of months back.  I owned my
BJ7 for over 30 years.  I restored the car and it was beautiful.  There was
nothing I would not undertake on the car.

I have replaced my 63 BJ7 with a 66 BJ8.  I do love the "new" car.  There
are differences between the cars and that is what I need help with.  I need
to clean the overdrive operating valve and then adjust the overdrive
solenoid for proper operation.

My question is how do I remove the center console?  I see the two screws on
each side of the top of the console where it joins the dash but there is
more to removing it. Where are there other screws/attachment points?  Are
there disconnects for the switches or do I just made a sketch of the wiring
before I disconnect them?

I received just the ignition key when I bought the car.  Is the ignition
key supposed to operate the glove box and trunk?  My key does not operate
any of the.  If not, I do not see numbers on the locks themselves so how
and where do I get replacement keys.  I also assume there is a separate key
for the doors and I do not see a number on that lock either.

What other important differences between the cars that I should be aware of?

The list has been great with information and help in the past.

Thanks to all who reply.


63 BJ7 (deceased)
66 BJ8
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