Daily Archives: June 26, 2011

Timing Cover seal Installation

If your big six is leaving misty tracks on the bonnet and frame in line with the crankshaft pulley, take heart. The cure is not painful. First, purchase a new timing cover gasket and a new oil seal. 100-4 uses Moss #021-051, 100-6/3000 uses #535-111. Special tools include a 1 -11/16 inch socket with a…

Stop Smoking – Oil Pressure Problem

Does your Austin Healey smoke? Burn oil? Have less than 15 pounds oil pressure at idle? Have less than 45 pounds oil pressure at 55 mph? If you have the smoking and oil pressure problem, here is a diagnostic procedure that could save you an engine rebuild and a few thousand dollars. Drive your car…

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Carburetors – SU vs. Weber

The choice of carburation has really become confusing. Each carb. Type offers its own combination of advantages and disadvantages. To clarify some of the confusion, we will be running a test series using a street driven 1975 MGB as a guinea pig. There won’t be winners and losers, the idea is simply to give you…

Carb Dashpot Oil

Poor acceleration and “sputtering” during acceleration may be due to a low oil level in the carburetor dashpots. Automatic transmission fluid works well in some carbs, but not in others. The old recommendation of “the same oil as used in the engine” is a good place to start. If this gives too lean a mixture…

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