Hi Guys -
I've gotten into a bit of an unsolicited pissing match with a British car
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 client
has quizzed him about the non-functioning OD throttle switch on his Healey
after reading this list.
Without getting into the whole business of who said what to whom, these are
- Me - In my opinion, I counseled the mechanic that he should fix the OD
throttle switch because it's relatively cheap and easy to fix, and adds to
the total driving experience of a Healey. I figure if the new Healey owner
doesn't know that much about Healeys, he would probably want the switch
working if he knew what it did. Plus I just think its easy enough to fix
and makes the car more fun to drive.
- The Mechanic in Question - In his opinion he feels that the OD throttle
switch is "troublesome" and wasn't put on Triumphs or Jags that use the same
OD. He figures if they didn't put this switch on a Jaguar, it's pointless
to try to get the switch to work on a Healey and it's better to just bypass
the OD throttle switch altogether and avoid the whole thing - switch on and
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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