[Healeys] dead

Alan Seigrist healey.nut at gmail.com
Wed May 5 22:07:06 MDT 2021

Are you sure you know you are getting lots of fuel?  if you are checking if
it is pumping, that's not good enough.  You need to take the float chamber
tops off after it fills up and see if both chambers are full of gas... if
not, that's where the problem is.

On Wed, May 5, 2021 at 6:20 AM Mike Sinclair <phoenix722 at comcast.net> wrote:

> A month ago, I wrote regarding my BJ8 which just suddenly quit.  Hagerty
> brought it home.  Diagnosis:
> It takes fuel, air, and spark to combust.
> Lots of fuel
> Spark
> Pretty sure there is air.
> Checked all the voltages, all per spec.
> Changed condenser, no improvement.
> Rotor and points are new.
> Someone suggested the cutoff switch in the boot might be bad.  Checked the
> wire, and it wasn't even connected.  Disconnected this wire at the coil and
> using my trusty ohmmeter, both ends went to ground.  Aha!  Intermittent
> ground!  Fired it up; a little reluctant but it started up and seemed to
> run ok.  Drove around the block a few times, came home and patted myself on
> the back.  Next day took it out for a little longer run (2 miles) and it
> began to whimper badly 1/2 mile from home.  Nursed it home.
> Thought about it (a lot) including the fact that it has always been very
> hard to start when cold, and even then runs poorly for a few seconds before
> it catches.  Decided that maybe even though there was spark, maybe it
> wasn't strong enough.  Bought a new coil.
> After installation, if fired up much easier, and runs great.  Have been
> taking it on increasingly longer test runs and it seems fine.  I hate to
> say it is cured, but seems to be.
> Thanks to all who replied with helpful hints.
> Mike
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