Ned, while it has not been a subject of posts since you bought your Healey,
rotors fail more often than we would like. I had one break on the I-15 in
Las Vegas and I carry several spares ever since. (The emergency repair
service guy was able to fix it by using super glue and a rubber band holding
it together while the super glue dried. I kept the rubber band on as it was
super glued to the body of the rotor. Enabled me to drive about 10 miles
home. STILL HAVE IT!!! Reminds me to always carry a lot of spare stuff.
John Sims, BN6
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
Behalf Of Alan Schultz
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 5:18 PM
To: Ned Smith
Cc: Austin-Healey List
Subject: Re: The Engine Died
Did you try something simple like changing the distributor rotor?
Ned Smith wrote:
>I have been playing with the alternator trying to get the pulleys lined up
>properly so there is no bad noises from the fan belt. The engine started
>promptly and ran smoothly. I cut it on and off several times as I made
>adjustments to the alternator position. The last time I started the engine
>it ran for 10 sec. and died. Just as though I had turned off the key.