[Healeys] Head Re-torque
kags at shaw.ca
Mon Aug 7 21:09:42 MDT 2017
I re-torqued my BJ8 engine approx. 1000 miles after the rebuild. All of the
British car gurus - especially the Healey ones - who know about such things
suggested that it was a good idea.
At the time (about 4 months ago) I tried to find the special factory tool -
18G545 - thinking it would be neat to actually use one. Found a few, but
they were all in the hands of tool collectors and were being traded on that
basis - real expensive! We wound up taking the rocker shaft off like
I recommend that you re-torque. Let me know if you go ahead - that way I'll
BJ8, BT7 tri-carb
From: Bob Spidell
Sent: Monday, August 07, 2017 2:47 PM
Subject: [Healeys] Head Re-torque
Got a little over 5K miles--you'll have to do your own conversion to
furlongs--on my 'new' BJ8 engine. Got a couple ??? for the B&B:
1) is head re-torquing still considered necessary?
2) if yes to #1, does anybody have a source for the "crow's foot" wrench
extension that can loosen/tighten the head nuts w/o removing the rocker
shaft (which is a bit of a PITA)?
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