For such operations as oil changes I use ramps. When corner jacking I use a
suspension point such as a spring plate. When center jacking I use a piece
of wood to spread the jack load so as not to punch a dent in the rear or
front cross member.
The trick is a low profile floor jack.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
Behalf Of Lee Mairs (SAG)
Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2006 3:30 PM
To: Awgertoo@aol.com; Healey List
Subject: Jacking the Healey
We got my BT7 running this afternoon, and after only about 7 minutes, we
could put the choke in and it would idle smoothly. I want to change the
oil after tomorrows run, but I'm not sure I remember the secret way that
Bruce told us to do it. Do you first jack up the front end until you
can slip a jack under the rear end, or vice versa. Also I remember that
the front end was jacked up with a block of wood across the floor jack.
Where does this block rest? When it is on stands, where do the stands
rest both fore and aft?
Appreciate your help. It is amazing what I've forgotten in the four
years that my Tri-carb has lived alone in the garage trapped at the end
of this 3 miles of rocky road.
'62 BT7 Tri-carb