[Healeys] Stripped Water Pump Stud - now fan belt size

Patrick & Caroline Quinn p_cquinn at tpg.com.au
Sun May 28 20:52:28 MDT 2017



Thank you to those who responded about the stripped stud. Managed to remove
it by using an angle grinder to flatten two sides of the stud and then used
a shifting spanner (crescent wrench) to unscrew it.


I fitted a brand new water pump that has a slightly smaller pulley than
fitted originally to early six-cylinder engines. That went okay, but after
fitting the fan belt now find that the generator hits the steering column
due to the smaller pulley. Fitting a six-cylinder into a four-cylinder
engine bay has more complications than meets the eye.


There are two fan belts sitting next to me as follows:-


Dayco 15455 11A1155

Flennor AVX10X1150LA A5115


Both belts are recommended for fitting to a standard six-cylinder
Austin-Healey (not BJ8) with a length of 45.05 inches, width .44 inch and an
angle of 36 degrees. However these are now too long.


I have looked for a website that would allow me to punch in the length
needed (say 44 or 43 inches - open to suggestions) but can't find one. Has
anyone come across such a site or can offer advice?




Patrick Quinn

Blue Mountains, Australia




From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Patrick &
Caroline Quinn
Sent: Saturday, 27 May 2017 9:14 PM
To: healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: [Healeys] Stripped Water Pump Stud




Had a half hour to spare this afternoon so I thought I would fit the new
water pump to the BN3's six-cylinder engine.


Of the four nuts, three tightened without a problem. but I managed to strip
the thread the stud thread on the fourth.


Normally I would use the twin nut method, but with the stud stripped that's
not possible. So what to do? My 40+ year old vice-grips (mole-grips) can't
handle the strain and I don't have a welder to weld on a nut, nor do I have
an extractor.


Was thinking about filing the end of the stud flat on two sides and using a
crescent wrench or what we call a shifting spanner. Any experienced advice
out there?


Many thanks


Patrick Quinn

Blue Mountains, Australia

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