[Healeys] 100 Reflector Plinth Pads

Bob Haskell 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.


Bob Haskell
Austin Healey 3000 BN7/BT7 registrar

On 9/12/21 12:10 PM, Bob Spidell wrote:
> Patrick,
> 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.
> Bob
> 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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