[Healeys] Throttle Springs

Steve B. Gerow steveg at abrazosdata.com
Fri Mar 17 18:59:28 MDT 2017

Do you still have the big mousetrap spring on the gas pedal?

If that's true and the pedal is still too light, you could add a stretch coil spring between the upper part of the pedal and the steering column lower bracket. I did this for a while in the oughts when Moss was out of stock on the mousetrap springs.
Steve Gerow
Altadena, CA
Maker of Most Complete Big Healey Rear Disc Kit

Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:23:02 -0700
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Subject: [Healeys] Throttle Springs
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I carelessly overstretched my old throttle return springs--2 of them on
my BJ8--removing them before rebuild but thought 'No big deal; they're
only a couple bucks apiece.'  So I bought new ones, installed them, and
the resistance in the gas pedal is so light I'm not sure the car (BJ8)
will be as driveable; i.e. the pedal 'touch' may be too sensitive.  
Since I replaced seriously worn throttle shaft bushes with teflon/nylon,
the change may be due to that--I'm just used to pushing harder on a worn
out mechanism--or, possibly, the repo springs are weaker (they DO look a
little wimpier).  I haven't driven the car yet--maybe I'll prefer a
lighter pedal--but has anyone else bought new springs and thought they
weren't as, er, springy as the originals?


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