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Re: [Healeys] Champions(again)

To: Alan Seigrist <healey.nut@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Champions(again)
From: Oudesluys <coudesluijs@chello.nl>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 11:08:59 +0200
Don't tell me that a concours committee is looking at the make of plugs. 
Surely if they are the correct (make and) type as specified in the 
manual that shoud do?
Kees Oudesluijs

Alan Seigrist schreef:
> Jim -
> Don't tell the Concours committee!!!
> Alan
> '52 A90
> '53 BN1
> '64 BJ8
> On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 1:08 PM, <healeymanjim@hansencc.net> wrote:
>> spent saturday morning helping a club member get his MGB running correctly.
>>   he had stated that it would not idle and he and some other MG owners had
>> tuned it up and had tried to adjust the carbs.  it had been sitting a few
>> months so i cruised on over in the bn6 to check it out.  i took my
>> compression guage and timing light as i suspected a burnt valve.  took the
>> plugs out to do compression check and noticed they were new champions. my
>> suspicions were aroused, especially as the compression check was good.
>>  started engine and it was running rough at high idle.  plug wires had not
>> been replaced so decided to check plugs and wires by pulling each wire to
>> tests rpm drop.   #4 no change.  swapped #2 and #4 plug, now #2 no change.
>>  suspicions confirmed.  got set of NGK and installed them.  all four
>> cylinders now firing.  trash canned the champions, timed the distributor and
>> adjusted carbs.  engine smooth as any 4 cylinder now.  CAVEAT EMPTOR.   hjim
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