[Healeys] 100 Reflector Plinth Pads
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Mon Sep 13 09:57:18 MDT 2021
Here is a photo that we have of an original pad
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From: Bob Spidell
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2021 6:44 AM
To: Bob Haskell ; healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [Healeys] 100 Reflector Plinth Pads
Could be; it's been quite a while since I acquired these. My memory is
vague--news flash!--but I thought he said he'd worked at P&W.
Also, I think my plinths are original--did anybody even make
reproductions?--but I don't think they are brass; probably pot metal
(but it's a BN2/100M).
On 9/13/2021 4:44 AM, Bob Haskell wrote:
> 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
> Bob Haskell
> 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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