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Projects > J-H hillclimb and AX project (43 replies - 38058 views)

Well, took the red beast back to the Dragon hillclimb. With boost, some sticky new tires etc I was after the Two Minute Club. Saturday ...   09-13-2015 08:31 am

Projects > J-H hillclimb and AX project (43 replies - 38058 views)

Those are XXR 513's. http://www.xxrwheel.net/xxr_513.shtml They are 15x8 but only available in a 4x100 or 4x114.3 bolt circle. :-( I have Miata knuckles and hubs ...   05-31-2015 11:44 pm

Projects > J-H hillclimb and AX project (43 replies - 38058 views)

Been a lot happening, but the car hasn't been ignored. It's now Rustoleum Sunrise Red. It's a '50/50' paint job: looks great 50 feet away ...   05-13-2015 02:48 pm

Engine & Transmission > renovated engine burning oil (46 replies - 15158 views)

Your description of the smoking problem does indicate a ring, rather than a valve guide, problem. I once disassembled a Ford 2.3 which had the ...   04-27-2015 06:39 pm

Engine & Transmission > renovated engine burning oil (46 replies - 15158 views)

Valve stem excessive clearance will cause serious smoke this way: on deceleration in gear the throttles are closed which increases manifold vacuum. If there's any ...   04-25-2015 01:58 pm

Engine & Transmission > Cam belt tensioner bolt stripped (4 replies - 2200 views)

I would Helicoil it back to the stock size, then use a stud and nut instead of a bolt. Aluminum is soft and not really ...   04-25-2015 01:47 pm

Engine & Transmission > 5 speed longevity (20 replies - 8102 views)

If anyone needs it, I have a 5 speed Getrag bellhousing left over from my W58 swap. Everything else related has been sold. I also ...   03-25-2015 09:06 pm

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 17764 views)

By the way, about the speedometer cable: I don't know about European transmissions but over here there's a limited number of speedometer gears for the ...   03-25-2015 09:02 pm

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 17764 views)

Stock 907 with Dellortos and a Crane ignition. It was pretty obvious on the first test drive the 3:45 rear axle did not allow the ...   03-23-2015 10:18 pm

Engine & Transmission > renovated engine burning oil (46 replies - 15158 views)

I have a drill guide which I bought when a cylinder head bolt broke while disassembling an Isuzu Trooper V6. It was definitely accurate enough ...   03-23-2015 10:12 pm

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 17764 views)

I did a W58 in my JH5, the first time I drove it with the 3:45 axle I went hunting for a 3:73. Now that ...   03-22-2015 10:51 pm

Engine & Transmission > renovated engine burning oil (46 replies - 15158 views)

Barthol wrote: Found the error. I ran the engine for a little while closed the throttle and just rolled to a stop in 2 gear,then immediately removed ...   03-22-2015 10:36 pm

Fuel Stuff > Gas tank (4 replies - 4675 views)

I got a pair of those thick rubber splash guards for a pickup and cut approx 1" wide slices. http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200316137_200316137 Painted the outside of the ...   03-22-2015 10:30 pm

Projects > Dellorto carbs? (3 replies - 3652 views)

Yes, it's normal. Dellortos have a high idle provision which is nothing more than a poorly controlled and noisy vacuum leak. Use it as little ...   11-05-2014 12:44 pm

Projects > J-H hillclimb and AX project (43 replies - 38058 views)

Glad to hear the heart beats on! I like the 907 and have one in 19015, my reasoning for the rotary swap for the race ...   09-13-2014 03:13 pm

Projects > J-H hillclimb and AX project (43 replies - 38058 views)

Thought I'd add a couple pics of the now much busier engine bay. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/jensenman/100_1538_zpsd6a00871.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/jensenman/100_1537_zps78a51c73.jpg The next big project is rerouting the exhaust, it will come out ...   09-08-2014 07:19 pm

Projects > 16173 will be entering project status... (135 replies - 79312 views)

The car looks great! I did the GT hood prop thing on mine when I got it, the bonnet was in good shape but I ...   08-31-2014 02:16 pm

Cooling > GT water pump? (3 replies - 2902 views)

That's what I thought. Thanks for the info! ...   08-16-2014 06:31 pm

Cooling > GT water pump? (3 replies - 2902 views)

It looks like I might actually get a Jensen GT to bookend my roadster. As is normal it will get a timing belt water pump ...   08-16-2014 12:45 pm

Projects > J-H hillclimb and AX project (43 replies - 38058 views)

Oh, I will be back driving again soon. I'm already signed up for the February LeMons at Barber Motorsports Park! No, I won't be driving ...   08-13-2014 07:39 pm

Projects > J-H hillclimb and AX project (43 replies - 38058 views)

Mitch, hate to hear the motor blew. Ron had a catastrophic driveshaft failure and, as I discovered when taking things apart, something big broke in ...   08-09-2014 02:13 pm

Projects > J-H hillclimb and AX project (43 replies - 38058 views)

    Been a few changes to the car since the last post. It now sports a 13BT (single turbo 13B rotary) and a 4:30-1 gear set. ...   07-16-2014 03:13 pm

Projects > J-H hillclimb and AX project (43 replies - 38058 views)

Here's a lesser vehicle :-D having issues at the same spot in August. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ylk7eJ_rjjM ...   08-24-2013 05:41 pm

Projects > J-H hillclimb and AX project (43 replies - 38058 views)

Video from the first run of the second day, which is the last run I got in before the car got bent. At 1:28 in ...   07-20-2013 01:52 pm

Projects > J-H hillclimb and AX project (43 replies - 38058 views)

Hope this link works! This is from the Chasing the Dragon Hillclimb in Robbinsville, NC on 6/23/13. That's my co driver having a Code Brown ...   06-25-2013 03:16 am

Projects > J-H hillclimb and AX project (43 replies - 38058 views)

I have finally found some time to put into this project again. I didn't really like the instrument panel I first built, so I decided ...   11-01-2012 09:40 pm

Projects > J-H hillclimb and AX project (43 replies - 38058 views)

I'm looking for a used fiberglass bonnet for this project, a boot lid would be nice too. 1974jh5mws@gmail.com Thanks! ...   10-14-2012 03:08 pm

Body & interior stuff > Fiberglass bonnet? (2 replies - 2763 views)

Looking for a used fiberglass bonnet for my race car project. I have an un-bent steel one which needs some repair that I'll be glad ...   10-14-2012 03:06 pm

Carburetors > Dellorto accelerator pumps (9 replies - 9244 views)

Dells (and for that matter any carb) should have an immediate 'pump shot'. This means when you look in the venturis with a light and ...   07-22-2012 12:28 am

Accessories > Factory Removeable Hard Top parts? (1 reply - 4338 views)

I have an aftermarket but the trim is not the same. Check this place http://southcoastautocenter.com/ ask for Louis, he has (IIRC) 4 J-H's and I ...   05-29-2012 11:08 pm

Cooling > Front spoiler (5 replies - 5967 views)

It should. It dropped my engine temps from ~205-210 on the highway to ~185-195. ...   05-24-2012 04:58 am

Cooling > Front spoiler (5 replies - 5967 views)

I made an aluminum 'extension' for the stock lower radiator opening which channels air into the radiator. It's not pretty but it really helps with ...   05-20-2012 09:27 pm

Engine & Transmission > Toyota W58 gearbox & bellhousing progress (10 replies - 8524 views)

FWIW: the W58 conversion would be a lot simpler without the odd shaped front housing. When I was doing mine, I couldn't help but wonder ...   05-20-2012 08:57 pm

Projects > J-H hillclimb and AX project (43 replies - 38058 views)

Not much, unfortunately. Moved to another city and of course the cars went with me, things are settling down now. I can't find sticky enough ...   04-07-2012 01:25 am

Miscellaneous > Your classic car history (17 replies - 18460 views)

My other cars over the years? 1971 Dodge Charger. Chrysler products are known for front end parts wearing quickly and this car supported that. No kidding. ...   01-08-2012 09:00 pm

Wheels > Wheels (57 replies - 59585 views)

Huh. VTO doesn't show a 4x4 bolt circle, but if they are available inthat pattern I might be trading my 14x6 Minilites in... ...   12-06-2011 01:38 am

Wheels > Wheels (57 replies - 59585 views)

http://64.27.130.204/vtowheelsv1/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/15x6-Retro-4-Silver-website.jpg I always thought these would look good on a J-H. It's a VTO Retro 4, an American Racing Libre reproduction but sadly not available in ...   12-04-2011 07:46 pm

Engine & Transmission > Trans Swap Options (21 replies - 14195 views)

I went the same route Steve057 did, I mounted a pivot on the opposite side of the bellhousing from the stock Lotus setup and modified a ...   12-04-2011 07:29 pm

Engine & Transmission > engine swaps (33 replies - 27963 views)

An S10 rear can be used, but when I built my rotary powered J-H from a retired SCCA IT car I found that a Mazda ...   12-03-2011 10:00 pm

Engine & Transmission > Engine and Transmission (8 replies - 4007 views)

What do you make the shims from, stainless shim stock? And do you cut them by hand? ...   12-03-2011 09:54 pm


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