[Healeys] 100 Reflector Plinth Pads
rchaskell at earthlink.net
Mon Sep 13 05:44:01 MDT 2021
I think you're thinking of Craig Rice who retired from Allison Gas
Turbine in Indianapolis. He made the lens, housings and rubber bits, and
BN1 gearbox synchros. I don't remember if he was going to make new
steering worm gears or remachine/reharden old ones. I'll ask the next
time I see him.
Austin Healey 3000 BN7/BT7 registrar
On 9/12/21 12:10 PM, Bob Spidell wrote:
> 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:
>> 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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