[Healeys] Camshaft gear key

Oliver Viitamaki ov at telus.net
Thu Dec 27 13:04:56 MST 2018


     Two things, first check the keyway in the gear (the side that faces 
the block) for burrs. You may choose to lightly file the same end of the 
keyway, just to make certain there are no burrs. Second, as crazy as it 
sounds, apply a small amount of crazy glue to the key, so that it sticks 
in the keyway in the camshaft. Naturally insure that the key is set 
reasonably level in the keyway, when it is inserted with the crazy glue 
on it, so that the gear will slide in properly.


On 27-Dec.-2018 9:20 a.m., simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com wrote:
> Hi,
> Trust you all had a pleasant Christmas.
> Whilst lining up to replace my 3000’s harmonic balancer, I decided to 
> replace anything in that general area that might fail before I next 
> delve in there again. So, the chain, the tensioner, the seal 
> etcetc….all replaced. (I only seem to get in there about every 20 years).
> See attached.
> Started to rebuild and am attempting to get the chain in the right 
> place and everything lined up. I get the bright links where they 
> should be and start to push the two gears onto their shafts. All goes 
> well until they’re _apparently_ almost home. Then the little key drops 
> to the floor. About 4 times now….maddening. Is there a pros’ trick to 
> this seemingly easy task? If there is, I’d really like to have it!
> Thanks,
> Simon
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