[Healeys] Phenolic spacers

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Sat Mar 25 10:03:10 MDT 2017

And, the CABs are a PITA to remove and attach WITHOUT any more spacers 
(probably why so many original ones are missing).  We got a repop for 
our M, but I'm considering installing some other type of filter for 
normal, 'daily' use.


On 3/25/2017 7:00 AM, Michael Oritt wrote:
> Bob--
> To clarify, the kit came with four phenolic blocks or spacers.
> Two are square with scalloped sides and four holes and mount between 
>  the carbs and the intake manifold face.
> Two more are diamond shaped with two holes each to accept bolts to 
> mount either air cleaners or a CAB.
> I assume they would provide some insulating value to minimize heat 
> transfer from the carb body to the filter or CAB but I really cannot 
> see that this would have any effect on the temperature of inlet air.
> Best--Michael Oritt
> On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 7:48 AM, Bob Haskell <rchaskell at earthlink.net 
> <mailto:rchaskell at earthlink.net>> wrote:
>     Michael,
>     The the phenolic spacers are insulators.  On other cars they would
>     be installed between the manifold and the heat shield and/or the
>     heat shield and the carbs.
>     But these match the CAB side of the carb body, not the manifold
>     side? Interesting.
>     Not much help, sorry.
>     Cheers,
>     Bob Haskell
>     AHCA 3000 MkI registrar
>     http://www.ciahc.org/registry_3000mk1.php
>     <http://www.ciahc.org/registry_3000mk1.php>
>     On 03/24/2017 10:40 PM, Michael Oritt wrote:
>         I am reinstalling the H6 carbs after rebuilding them and I
>         hope to wrap
>         up everything tomorrow. The Moss kit came with two phenolic
>         spacers
>         about 3/8" thick that mount to the outer face of the
>         carburetor bodies,
>         assumedly between the face and the air cleaners.
>         My car is a Le Mans and cold air box was mounted directly to
>         the carbs
>         without any blocks. Using them would make it just that much more
>         difficult to get the cold air box and the hose and hose adaptor in
>         place. It would also result in the fuel bowl overflow tubes
>         not reaching
>         the grommeted holes in the box.
>         What function do the blocks serve, are they normally found
>         when CAB's
>         are mounted (as opposed to air cleaners) and if so what harm
>         might be
>         caused by not using them?
>         _______________________________________________

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