[Healeys] Brake backing plate bolts

Ricchardd Mayor boyracer466 at gmail.com
Sat May 7 19:00:10 MDT 2022

I recently disassembled a rear end to convert to disc brakes. The backing plates were held on only with nyloc nuts - no washers. 

Richard Mayor
boyracer466 at gmail.com

> On May 7, 2022, at 3:27 PM, Mark Donaldson via Healeys <healeys at autox.team.net> wrote:
> Learned gentlemen,
> When I took the backing plates off the rear axle of my ’62 BT7 race car the four bolts each side had Nyloc nuts, with lock washers underneath.
> With the lock washer in place the top of the thread did not connect with the nylon – but it did with the washer removed.
> The parts book shows just the bolts and nuts.  It does not show any washers.
> As the car was built in Hayward, CA, in the mid-seventies as a track car, there is much about it which is not standard.
> My questions are:  
> Are the Nyloc nuts correct and, if not, what should be there?
> Is it correct to have no washers under the nuts?  I would have though it correct to have at least a thin flat washer, even though the parts book appears to show none.
> Mark
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