[Healeys] Starter Solenoid Guidelines help required

Michael Salter michael.salter at gmail.com
Sun Sep 3 10:14:55 MDT 2017

Thanks to all who responded to this question.
It seems likely that the early cast body solenoids were fitted until the end of "roadster" production.
If anyone has a pre '63 car that has an original pressed steel solenoid I would appreciate hearing from you.

Michael S
From: Harold Manifold <manifold at telus.net>
Sent: Saturday, September 2, 2017 12:21:42 PM
To: 'Michael Salter'
Subject: RE: [Healeys] Starter Solenoid Guidelines help required


I am sending a picture of the starter solenoid from my AH 3000. I have replaced the solenoid in the picture but I believe it to be the original solenoid. It has the cast aluminum body but I could not see any part numbers. This is the car it was removed from:

AH 3000 Mk 1 BT7
Chassis number 13154
Date of build Oct 28 - Nov 2 1960

I have a question. Are bellows type thermostats still available and can you suggest a source?



From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Michael Salter
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 12:31 PM
To: healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: [Healeys] Starter Solenoid Guidelines help required

​Oh wise ones!!!

I'm working on the revisions to the Concours Guidelines for 2018 and have a ​question that some of you may be able to help with.

Prior to about 1958 the starter solenoid used in Healeys was Lucas part number 76411. This type of solenoid can easily be identified by having a cast aluminum body as on the left on the pic attached.
Later cars and all subsequent Lucas replacements had a pressed steel body as illustrated on the right.
The change point is not noted in any of the parts books that I have.

If anyone has an original car with its original solenoid from around that date I would appreciate hearing from you with the serial number of your car and the solenoid type fitted.

Michael Salter
Concours Guidelines Editor.
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