I'm doing a XK150 DHC restoration as we speak. It IS equipped with the
relay and throttle switch. So your guy is not entirely correct. FWIW
Albuquerque, NM USA 87107
Porter Custom Bicycles
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf
Of Frakes, Jim
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 7:40 AM
To: Alan Seigrist; Healey
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Question for Shop Owners / Restorers Only - OD
Believe me, mine was out of adjustment on a recent trip and it was a
pain. But, lazy as I am, I waited until I returned to mess with it. Now,
it is sooooo much better, I can't believe I did not take the time on the
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 8:42 AM
Subject: [Healeys] Question for Shop Owners / Restorers Only - OD
Hi Guys -
I've gotten into a bit of an unsolicited pissing match with a British
mechanic off list and I'd like to get your opinion. He contacted me, I
don't know anything about him.
He has a client on this list who is relatively new to Healeys and his
has quizzed him about the non-functioning OD throttle switch on his
after reading this list.
Without getting into the whole business of who said what to whom, these
- Me - In my opinion, I counseled the mechanic that he should fix the
throttle switch because it's relatively cheap and easy to fix, and
the total driving experience of a Healey. I figure if the new Healey
doesn't know that much about Healeys, he would probably want the
working if he knew what it did. Plus I just think its easy enough to
and makes the car more fun to drive.
- The Mechanic in Question - In his opinion he feels that the OD
switch is "troublesome" and wasn't put on Triumphs or Jags that use
OD. He figures if they didn't put this switch on a Jaguar, it's
to try to get the switch to work on a Healey and it's better to just
the OD throttle switch altogether and avoid the whole thing - switch
switch off is good enough.
What say all of you professional mechanics & restoreres out there? Am I
right or is he right?
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