[Healeys] Engine mountings' colour.

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Sat Dec 22 18:02:07 MST 2018

... as were the manifolds I believe.

On 12/22/2018 2:12 PM, WILLIAM B LAWRENCE wrote:
> Simon,
> In regard to the color of the engine mounts, the engines were painted 
> after they were assembled, which meant that any rubber parts attached 
> would have been painted also.
> Bill Lawrence
> BN1 #554
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> *From:* Healeys <healeys-bounces at autox.team.net> on behalf of 
> simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com <simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com>
> *Sent:* Thursday, December 20, 2018 3:32 PM
> *To:* Healeys
> *Subject:* [Healeys] Engine mountings' colour.
> With reference to my question on removing/replacing engine mountings 
> (16/11/2016)…..
> 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 arises.
> 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.)
> Enough,
> Simon
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