[Healeys] "SS" aka--scuttle shake

BJ8Healeys sbyers at ec.rr.com
Fri Jul 9 04:52:02 MDT 2021

Allen Hendrix’s theory about why modern cars don’t need shaved tires is that the suspension systems are much better at absorbing the contribution of out-of-round tires to the vibration, and the stiffer unit-construction chassis is also a factor.


Steve Byers


BJ8 Registry

AHCA Delegate at Large

Havelock, NC


From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Mitch Simmons
Sent: Friday, July 9, 2021 6:28 AM
To: Tom Felts
Cc: Healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [Healeys] "SS" aka--scuttle shake


I had the brake drums balanced ,new vrendstein tires,new Dayton 60 spoke wheels……..no scuttle shake…smooth as silk (at any speed)

The brake drums (original untouched) were way off balance



On Jul 8, 2021, at 1:56 PM, Tom Felts <tomfelts at windstream.net> wrote:


I have no scuttle shake on my 66 E-Type OTS and it is smooth as silk at all speeds. Why would a Healey or any car be any different? If this was a function of the tires, would'nt we see tires being shaved on many different cars? I have this strange suspicion it is unique to the Healey.





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From: rfbegani at gmail.com
To: 'Team.net <http://team.net/> ' <lawrence.swift at gmail.com>, 'Michael Salter' <michaelsalter at gmail.com>
Cc: 'healeys' <Healeys at autox.team.net>
Sent: Thu, 08 Jul 2021 12:58:48 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: [Healeys] "SS" aka--scuttle shake


https://tinyurl.com/jnd85dvk   Youtube showing how they do it on the car and the equipment.


From: rfbegani at gmail.com <rfbegani at gmail.com> 
Sent: Thursday, July 8, 2021 12:57 PM
To: 'Team.net <http://team.net/> ' <lawrence.swift at gmail.com>; 'Michael Salter' <michaelsalter at gmail.com>
Cc: 'healeys' <Healeys at autox.team.net>
Subject: "SS" aka--scuttle shake


I had the tires shaved and balanced and the tech marked each tire as to the position the car.  The best were on the front right left and the worst were rear right and left.  Did not balance brake drums or anything else.  Now only a little shake which is acceptable.  Best $200 I ever spent on my BJ8, along with the new Michelin 180 tires which cost a little more.


Hard to find a garage which has the equipment.  You need to do an in-depth search for Shaving Tires Near Me.  Fortunately, I found a great guy with the original equipment 2 hours drive across the state of Florida.  Note, you may find garages listed that only have equipment for Truck Tires.


Bob Begani

Punta Gorda Florida


From: Healeys <healeys-bounces at autox.team.net> On Behalf Of Team.net <http://team.net/> 
Sent: Thursday, July 8, 2021 9:26 AM
To: Michael Salter <michaelsalter at gmail.com>
Cc: healeys <Healeys at autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [Healeys] BJ8---clutch and "SS" aka--scuttle shake


Agreed, I had the tires shaved and the rear brake drums balanced - now no scuttle shake.


On Jul 8, 2021, at 09:16, Michael Salter <michaelsalter at gmail.com> wrote:


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.





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