[Healeys] 100 Reflector Plinth Pads

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Sun Sep 12 10:10:25 MDT 2021


Which 'rubbers' are you referring to, the pads or the 'sleeves' that 
hold the reflectors? I got good quality pads from BCS. I think a bit of 
fiddling would align them better, but it seemed a small matter in the 
course of a 10-year restoration (now I'll have to go back and 'fix' this 
;). I don't recall any issues, it's just a couple #10 studs, right? As 
for the 'sleeves,' use soapy water or glycerine--got any Astroglide 
lying around?--and a popsickle stick or similar small, blunt instrument 
to 'feed' the housing into the rubber (carefully).

I'd heard that the repop reflector housings and 'sleeves'--what're they 
called?--were sub-par but, years ago there was a fellow down south CA 
who worked for Pratt&Whitney designing jet engines who made correct 
housings from spun brass and triple chrome plated them (and made the 
rubber 'sleeves' from molds from originals). Anyone know if this fellow 
is still around? IIRC, he contacted me offline and was going design and 
make steering gear worms but I never heard from him about them.


On 9/12/2021 2:02 AM, Patrick & Caroline Quinn via Healeys wrote:
> Hello
> Is there a secret to the fitting of the reflector plinth rubbers to 
> later BN1s and BN2?
> Also fitted to the BN3.
> Just spent two hours trying to fit new ones and had great success in 
> damaging the rubber.
> Hoo Roo
> Patrick Quinn
> Blue Mountains, Australia

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