[Healeys] Carb hardware removal

i erbs eyera3000 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 15:51:15 MST 2020

My daughter-in-law is tiny and she helped the last time I Installed my
carbs. Plus she's great to and with my Son. A keeper.

Ira Erbs
      _______                                  _______
     (______ \____1959 BN4____/ _______)
          BT7 engine and disk brakes

1967 MGB  [image: MG]

A racing car is an animal with a thousand adjustments. Mario Andretti
Please excuse random auto corrects and misspelled words

On Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 2:45 PM Henry G Leach via Healeys <
healeys at autox.team.net> wrote:

> Small hands are good-I don't have them, but I use a combination of things
> to get the nuts back on the studs. Stubby wrenches are a plus, but plan on
> some time at each stud. Here is a photo of how I treat the inner air
> cleaner nut and washer on the BJ8 rear carb to r & r it without it falling
> into the open frame rail. Using a screwdriver and a magnet you can safely
> get it started, then roll it on with the tip of the screwdriver. Another
> "trick" I sometimes use is a piece of masking tape-rolled sticky side out
> attached to the end of a ice cream stick with the nut & lockwasher stuck to
> it. You can get the nut started then figure how to get it tightened. These
> cars were engineered to be assembled, someway, at the factory and never was
> there any consideration as to field maintainance. Hank
> -----------------------------------------
> From: "Simon Lachlan via Healeys"
> To:
> Cc: "Healeys"
> Sent: Tuesday December 1 2020 1:40:22PM
> Subject: Re: [Healeys] Carb removal
> 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……
> Simon
> *From:* Healeys <healeys-bounces at autox.team.net> *On Behalf Of *Brian
> Drab via Healeys
> *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 cars.
> Brian Drab
> *From:* Leonard Berkowitz <DrBerkowitz at hotmail.com>
> *Sent:* November 30, 2020 1:40 PM
> *To:* 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.
> Thanks
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