[Healeys] Horn blowing--BJ8--update

Curtis Arndt cnaarndt at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 07:45:39 MDT 2020


The cam on the striker ring or non-adjustable units or the pressed steel
cam on the short adjustable stator tube is on the bottom.  This is so when
the steering wheel is initially turned, it almost immediately rides up past
one of the canceling pawls at the 5 and 7 o'clock positions.  This is why
these two canceling pawls need to be installed and oriented with the
"curved" side facing inboard.  Then, when the steering wheel moves back
again, the cam then hits the "straight" side of the canceling pawl
resetting the lever.

In 32 years of restoring these units, I've seen these pawls
installed backwards too many times to mention. This will inevitably result
in the destruction of the Bakelite electrical base, the brittle and hard to
replace heart of the switch!



On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 6:14 AM Bob Haskell <rchaskell at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Tom,
> Yes, the canceling arm is at the bottom of the steering wheel hub.
> Cheers,
> Bob Haskell
> Austin Healey 3000 BN7/BT7 registrar
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