[Healeys] BJ 8 Carb Needles
bspidell at comcast.net
Fri Sep 17 09:29:07 MDT 2021
Always the contrarian, and FWIW I've run Grose Jets in my BJ8 with no
fuel filter for well over 100K miles with no issues. OTOH, I got a newer
set for my BN2 and didn't like the way they operated (the little ball on
top would get stuck). Rumor has it the company was bought out and
quality suffered (shocking, I know--looking at you, County).
I'm not a big believer in fuel filters for Healeys; I figure anything
that gets by the little brass 'thimbles' in the carbs will settle in the
float bowls or pass through; better to invest in a clean tank and new
lines if necessary. I cut my Ranger's fuel filter open at over 100K
miles, and all I found was some tiny black flakes, which I figured came
from the plastic tank (filters are absolutely necessary in FI engines).
On 9/17/2021 6:37 AM, R. Lindsay via Healeys wrote:
> Thank you Alan.
> Price Lindsay
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>> On Sep 16, 2021, at 10:06 PM, Alan Seigrist <healey.nut at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Price -
>> Yeah there are two balls in there, a big one and a small one. They
>> don't move much. Grose jets are very good provided you have decent
>> fuel filter keeping dirt out of the carbs... otherwise they are
>> useless. Also Grose jets don't do all that well if the car sits for
>> long periods. I actually found the old style jets are a bit less
>> finicky, but you do need to tap the carbs with a plastic mallot from
>> time to time to keep them from overflowing.
>> On Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 11:11 PM R. Lindsay via Healeys
>> <healeys at autox.team.net <mailto:healeys at autox.team.net>> wrote:
>> I installed the Grose-Jet needle assembly in my carbs some time
>> back. When disassembling the float chambers to clean them, I see
>> that the ball in the bottom moves VERY little, but does rattle.
>> Is this type of valve supposed to move up like the old “needle
>> and seat” type??
>> Thank you for your help.
>> Price Lindsay
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