[Healeys] accelerator

Bob Haskell rchaskell at earthlink.net
Sun May 19 15:52:56 MDT 2019


The rod rotates in the bushings; the bushings don't move.  A local club 
member poured some urethane around the bushings for my car to replace 
the old rubber.


Bob Haskell
Austin Healey 3000 BN7/BT7 registrar

On 5/19/19 4:20 PM, simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com wrote:
> Well, I’ve not got one of those things in my car. But, I’ve been working 
> on linkage issues and taking the “slop” out of the Heath Robinson 
> contraption that one calls the accelerator linkage. The bush in the 
> P-clip on the pedal rod (inside the car) was 100% knackered as was the 
> one where the rod emerged into the engine compartment. The parts book 
> showed felt pads and God know what but mine just had bronze bushes 
> sitting in a crumbling mess of tarry old rubber. I’d guess that the rods 
> didn’t rotate in the bushes but that the bushes moved in the crumbled 
> mess. ie a lot of “slop”.  You could have a look at that.
> I doubt that’s your answer but could be a contributing factor.
> Replacing the bronze and mess with the new nylon/rubber bushes did make 
> a difference.
> Good luck anyhow.
> Simon
> *From:*Healeys <healeys-bounces at autox.team.net> *On Behalf Of *Dr C A Rubino
> *Sent:* 19 May 2019 19:38
> *To:* healeylist <healeys at autox.team.net>
> *Subject:* [Healeys] accelerator
> Recently the the relay shaft nylon bracket broke (old age) replaced it 
> with a new one. Relatively easy.
> Today went to start the car and revs go all the way to 4000 immediately 
> and no playing with the accelerator pedal makes a difference. Looking in 
> the engine compartment all linkage parts seem to be OK and functional.
> Any ideas?
> BN_4 with HD8 carbs
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