[Healeys] Carb removal

simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com
Tue Dec 1 14:39:19 MST 2020

My wife's hands are much smaller than mine and she seems to have more hinges
in her wrists. She's a southpaw too which can help. She's not patient enough
to do the whole job, but she'll usually get the nuts started. Useful. Can
take some coaxing..



From: Healeys <healeys-bounces at autox.team.net> On Behalf Of Brian Drab via
Sent: 01 December 2020 20:08
To: Leonard Berkowitz <DrBerkowitz at hotmail.com>; healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Carb removal


I too had the problem of removing my carbs, but on a BJ8 - which because of
the carb size I think was probably harder. I had to actually modify a
perfectly good wrench to get the bottom inside nuts loosened.  

A lot of heat and experimenting before I got it right and even then it only
gave me enough purchase to probably get 1/16 of a turn of the nut! 

But loosening the nuts paled in comparison to getting those same nuts back
on. Getting each nut actually located on the stud probably took one hour
each and it involved using grease on my finger tip to hold the nut in place
and try to turn it that first segment of a turn to get it started.

Probably one of the worst jobs I have encountered in my years of working on

Brian Drab



From: Leonard Berkowitz <DrBerkowitz at hotmail.com
<mailto:DrBerkowitz at hotmail.com> > 
Sent: November 30, 2020 1:40 PM
To: healeys at autox.team.net <mailto:healeys at autox.team.net> 
Subject: [Healeys] Carb removal


It has been thirty years since the last time I needed to do anything major
on my BJ7 so my memory is not quite clear.  Can I remove the rear carb
independently from the front carb? I have already designed a tool to access
the lower hold down bolts.  If I remember correctly, I may have rebuilt and
installed the carburetors when I rebuilt the engine, so access was not much
of a problem.



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