[Healeys] BJ8---clutch and "SS" aka--scuttle shake

Michael Salter michaelsalter at gmail.com
Thu Jul 8 07:15:00 MDT 2021

Tom,  as you suspect I would be suspicious of the pressure plate. It would
be wise to take a look ...
My experience regarding scuttle shake is that "shaving" the tyres makes a
huge difference.


On Thu., Jul. 8, 2021, 9:00 a.m. Tom Felts, <tomfelts at windstream.net> wrote:

> Recently (maybe 6 months ago) I installed a new clutch disc and TOB.  (PP
> looked good so didn't add a new one)  Shifts great but when starting the
> car even with it out of gear, it "groans" a second or so when the engine
> starts but goes away and I would only hear it at times when I down
> shifted.  Once hot I never heard it.  Then--------I took a 600 mile trip
> over the last two days.  I began to hear it more and at different
> times---Pushing the clutch in, starting the car and downshifting.  Several
> times I heard what sounded like a "ping" when I pressed the cutch pedal.
> I have a hunch it is the PP-----could be one of the fingers got bent when
> installing??  Otherwise, I have no idea.
> Second------for the years I have had this car, I have hated the dreaded
> scuttle shake.  I have balanced all wheels--even added the scuttle shake
> "mod"  (cross beams on the inner body, behind the engine) and had the rear
> drums balanced locally.  All to no avail-----between 55 and 65 there is
> comes again!!  The drive was wonderful all the while as long as I drove
> slower or faster than these speeds.
> What to do------what to do???
> Any thoughts would be appreciated.
> Tom
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