[Healeys] Overdrive issues.

John and Kerry Rowe jtkarowe at gmail.com
Mon Sep 6 15:54:51 MDT 2021

Simon, when doing the clutch replace everything with the BJ8 kit. This is a
huge improvement over the earlier ones.  You will have to get the flywheel
re-drilled for the pressure plate but this could be done when having it
re-surfaced     John Rowe, Qld Australia

On Tue, 7 Sep 2021 at 4:20 am, Simon Lachlan via Healeys <
healeys at autox.team.net> wrote:

> To, hopefully, bring you up to date and hopefully put this thing to bed……
> I took the overdrive up to OD Spares and explained what was going on. They
> stripped it down and discovered:-
>         The pump plunger wouldn’t go all the way up because the casing was
> “b*gg***d. At some stage it had been scored and then repaired with
> something like JB Weld.
> Plastic Padding or Plastic Metal are our equivalents. I suspect OD Spares
> had done it when they rebuilt the servo back in +/- ’04. They seemed very
> knowledgeable about the stuff, saying it “takes 24 hours to go off”.
> Plastic Metal goes off as soon as you turn your back on it. Anyhow, they
> put in a brand new front casing and a new clutch. Tested, the OD ran at
> 500psi++.
> While they were doing that, 08:30 to 12:30, I was able to go to AH Spares
> and get a clutch kit and various other bits. First time there. Bit
> surprised by the member of staff who said “We’re not mechanics. We just
> sell this stuff”. So, the clutch will be the next discussion…..
> Simon
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