At the recent Annual Rally, one or two members were kind enough to enquire about progress on the Healey. The answer is that progress is there, but slow. However, recent work on the forks enabled me to use a technique for removing bushes which I had known of for years but had never found an excuse to use.
The top fork bush (Metal Profile forks) is Teflon lined and pressed into the slider:
So, you make up a fairly tight fitting plug, fill the fork slider with oil, insert the plug and hit with a hammer:
The hydraulic action of the oil under pressure from the hammer blows extracts the bush - if somewhat messily !
Note the long lasting AOMCC 2003 Annual Rally t-shirt !
36 4G, 37 VH, 54 KH(A), 75 Healey 1000/4, 52/53 ex ISDT KHA (project).
Former Machine Registrar & Archivist, General Secretary and Single Spares Organiser (over a 25 year period).
Now Archivist once more - but not Machine Registrar.