[Healeys] Testing condenser

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Thu Oct 4 08:29:45 MDT 2018

This guy has a lot of good info:


On 10/3/2018 8:24 PM, Ron Fine wrote:
> Is there a simple way to test a distributor condenser out of the car?
> After many years of easy driving, my Healey suddenly quit on me, 
> without warning.  Fortunately, it was in front of my home after coming 
> back from the local drive.
> I found a sticking float valve on the front carb. Cleaned that out and 
> tried to restart without success.  Next I looked into the distributor, 
> and after cleaning the points and cap it still would not start.  I 
> decided to change out the condenser which I know from past experience 
> can go bad. That seemed to make the difference. But, I have several 
> new and a few used condensers in my inventory.  I would like to try to 
> test them to keep the good ones and reduce my clutter of unusable parts.
> Any suggestions other than installing it in a car to see if it works?
> Thanks,
> Ron Fine
> 61BN7

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