[Healeys] Carb removal

Mark Donaldson ardmorebusiness at xtra.co.nz
Tue Dec 1 19:22:11 MST 2020



Bill Bolton made me this one nearly 40 years ago.  I use it in a surprising
number of difficult - read: ' impossible' - spaces with generally
considerable success.



Ardmore, NZ



From: Brian Drab <bgdrab at redzone.ca> 
Sent: Wednesday, 2 December 2020 9:08 a.m.
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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