[Healeys] Engine mountings' colour.

simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com
Thu Dec 20 08:32:50 MST 2018

With reference to my question on removing/replacing engine mountings

What colour should they be? 

I have an idea that they were engine colour, including the rubber. Seems
strange to paint the rubber..can't imagine the paint would last??


Yes, it's been a while since I discovered that the exhaust side was
delaminating and asked the question. The sum of the answers was not to panic
(as if!), keep an eye on them and do the job when a suitable opportunity

I've taken out the carbs and 6 branch exhaust in order to facilitate raising
the engine for the installation of a harmonic balancer. Since one has to
detach half the mountings' bolts, I might as well replace them now.


That nut on the crankshaft.I still have that massive, heavy, ugly, old
spanner that I bought second hand for less than a pound. (Saw it, hoped it
would fit, bought it and it did fit). One serious whack on that with a club
hammer and the nut's loose. Miracles do happen. 


Club hammer.do you call them that? We sometimes call them "lump" hammers.
Shortish handle with a big heavy head. Masons use them with those "bolsters"
I was on about recently. (A lot of the bolsters have a significant rubber
hand guard. If you miss with a club hammer, it hurts.)




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