[Healeys] update on "clutch" noise--BJ8

Bob Haskell rchaskell at earthlink.net
Mon Jul 26 10:03:28 MDT 2021


OD mechanic/rebuilder: Leo Ruof in Columbus OH. 614 216-1608. Drove his 
100 to Conclave this year.


Bob Haskell
Austin Healey 3000 BN7/BT7 registrar

On 7/26/21 11:48 AM, Tom Felts via Healeys wrote:
> I had mentioned in the recent past about a "grinding" noise coming 
> from what i thought was the clutch.  What was happenng was that 
> 'sometimes when pushing in the clutch and engaging the gears I would 
> get a grinding noise----then it would go away and shifting would be 
> normal---and it never made the noise while moving.
> today I took the tunnel cover off and I could hear the noise better 
> and could pinpoint it. ---and------it seems to be coming from the OD 
> unit, not where the pressure plate is. It is a scary sound.   I'm now 
> thinking the noise is coming from the OD unit, but have no idea what 
> is causing the noise. and---I'm wondering why there would be this 
> noise only when depressing the clutch and engaging the gears---and why 
> sometimes and not all the time.
> could something be misaligned in the drive train?  Any other ideas 
> would be appreciated.
> If it is the OD, i'm looking for a OK mechanic in the Pittsburgh area. 
> Healey Surgeons is a bit far.
> Thanks
> tom
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