[Healeys] Parts

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Mon Feb 27 20:26:53 MST 2017

The bearings are spoken for.


On 2/27/2017 10:56 AM, Bob Spidell wrote:
> Listers,
> I have some used and new/leftover parts from a recent rebuild of my 
> BJ8's engine.  The used parts might be suitable for a 'budget build,' 
> and I'm offering them free (you pick up shipping).  The new parts are 
> offered at a significant discount to retail (again, you pick up 
> shipping).  They include:
> Used:
>   * Pistons (6) - These are 0.030" oversize, and are in remarkable
>     shape (see attached photos of one that has been cleaned-up and one
>     in 'original' condition, as are the 5 others).  The wrist pins are
>     perfect, but the ring lands might require a small shim.  These
>     performed well in my car until removed.   Note only one was
>     cleaned-up, but I see no evidence of damage on the other 5.
>   * Valves (intake and exhaust) - The exhaust valves are stellite SS,
>     and show no wear on the shaft--nor do the intake valves--which
>     might require a slight polish only.  The faces are fine, but with
>     expected 'carbon' buildup.  I have no idea if valves can or should
>     be reused, but if they can these are perfect candidates (some of
>     the seats had receded, but the valves showed minimal if any
>     wear--I can't really tell).
>   * Full set of springs (double type) - These might have lost some
>     'spring,' and were shimmed to beef them up (shims available).  I
>     tested the head on the bench, and all cylinders retained fluid
>     except one, so it appears the springs were exerting sufficient
>     pressure.
>   * Bronze/silicon valve guides - These show no apparent wear and
>     appear to be better quality than the new set I replaced them
>     with.  In over 100K miles I never had an issue with binding ('top
>     hat' style seals available).
>   * Valve collars (Moss# 031-228) - These show some wear, probably due
>     to the springs rotating, but appear serviceable.
> New:
>   * Main and con rod bearings (0.010" under) - I bought these a while
>     ago expecting my crankshaft would need to be ground under, but
>     it's still STD after almost 200K miles.  These are high quality
>     ACL 'Duraglide' brand from Australia.  $50
>   * Moss Healey engine metallic green paint - Two cans at $10/ea
>     (retail: $20.99).  I'm only selling these because I already have a
>     couple cans and this stuff degrades if not used within a year or
>     two (BTW, my engine builder thought this paint was excellent, and
>     wished he could find similar quality for the SBC, Hemi and other
>     builds he does).
>   * Intake/exhaust manifold brass nuts (10) - These retail for $5/ea. 
>     My engine builder reused the old ones before I could get these to
>     him (he thought the used ones were fine).  I've been told the ones
>     Moss is currently offering are not exactly correct (FWIW).  $25
>     for all 10.
> Usually, I'd chuck the used stuff, but thought I'd check and see if 
> someone can make use of them.  I'd keep the new stuff--'just in 
> case'--but this is the last rebuild this engine will receive (from me, 
> at least).
> Cheers,
> Bob
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