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

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Thu Jul 8 09:36:53 MDT 2021

re: '... My experience regarding scuttle shake is that "shaving" the 
tyres makes a huge difference'

It also voids the tyres' warranty (at least for Vredesteins).


On 7/8/2021 6:15 AM, Michael Salter wrote:
> 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.
> https://www.netbug.net/blogmichael/2015/09/29/tire-truing-a-home-solution/ 
> <https://www.netbug.net/blogmichael/2015/09/29/tire-truing-a-home-solution/>
> M
> On Thu., Jul. 8, 2021, 9:00 a.m. Tom Felts, <tomfelts at windstream.net 
> <mailto: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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