[Healeys] Carb removal

Alan Seigrist healey.nut at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 00:21:02 MST 2020

I can get in there with a little stubby box end wrench - craftsman used to
make a really nice version with a thin walled box end.  Trick is not to
tighten them too much (20ft lbs is enough), as they will not come off
because the throttle body is soft metal that holds the nuts in place.

On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 4:16 AM Brian Drab via Healeys <
healeys at autox.team.net> wrote:

> 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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