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Ignition > Crane XR3000 ignition (27 replies - 20970 views)

The #1 problem is the pickup is not properly 'phased'. It's not difficult, just a little tedious. 'Phasing' means that the rotor points to the ...   04-09-2009 01:49 pm

Miscellaneous > Fuses (7 replies - 5528 views)

The ones in the engine compartment are sorta strange; there's two 30 amp plus a single 50 amp (!) 'slow blow' type. Wow. ...   04-08-2009 05:04 pm

Engine & Transmission > adjusting valves (23 replies - 15601 views)

Has anyone considered or tried making an .010 aluminum cam tower gasket and using 518 on each side of that? That would eliminate the gasket crush ...   04-07-2009 12:22 pm

Body & interior stuff > Online bolt source (5 replies - 5185 views)

Sorry, don't know the thread size. McMaster-Carr has a HUGE selection of small bushings, shoulder bolts etc. http://www.mcmaster.com/ ...   03-31-2009 05:11 pm

Brakes > Different viewpoints on brakes (16 replies - 14121 views)

I have Ron's IT car which has the ducting installed on the J-H brake setup. I plan to remove the ducting and adapt it to ...   03-29-2009 09:13 pm

Engine & Transmission > O/D for the 4 speed (3 replies - 3208 views)

That is correct, the transmission can be removed without removing the bellhousing. ...   03-28-2009 07:51 pm

Projects > J-H hillclimb and AX project (43 replies - 37348 views)

This was Ron Earp's ITS car; I have been making slow progress recently but at least it's progress! I am using a Mazda RX2 rear axle ...   03-22-2009 03:48 am

Brakes > Firenza / Ford Brake Upgrade (4 replies - 7259 views)

The Miata/MX5 knuckle is a much thicker and stronger piece than the J-H and there is a whole world of brake upgrades for it, not ...   03-21-2009 02:46 am

Brakes > Firenza / Ford Brake Upgrade (4 replies - 7259 views)

To me it looks like he used the Kelsey-Hayes calipers which came on the Pinto and Mustang II here in the Colonies. I can't ID the ...   03-19-2009 12:30 pm

Ignition > points cam grease (3 replies - 6132 views)

It doesn't take much. A small blob (maybe the size of a match head) behind the points rubbing block will go a long way. ...   03-18-2009 05:13 pm

Ignition > points cam grease (3 replies - 6132 views)

I use dielectric silicone grease, it lasts a lot longer than oil. The vacuum capsule is one of two types: it either advances the ignition ...   03-17-2009 11:56 am

Suspension > Lower control arm bolt stuck in bushing (4 replies - 7615 views)

The crossmember will be a lot harder to replace than the bolt. ;-) I wouldn't grind the bolt, too easy to get overzealous and grind ...   03-16-2009 03:11 am

Body & interior stuff > Roll Bar (9 replies - 6310 views)

When drilling holes, watch CAREFULLY for brake and fuel lines! They run very close to where the left (drivers') rear mounting goes. I used a ...   03-16-2009 03:07 am

Miscellaneous > Power Steering ? (3 replies - 3109 views)

Not that I'm aware of. It shouldn't be neccesary to run power steering. Mine's pretty easy to steer, even with wider tires. Before trying to ...   03-12-2009 07:28 pm

Body & interior stuff > Roll Bar (9 replies - 6310 views)

I have both a factory and an aftermarket hardtop, my Delta bar fits fine under both with about 1/2" to spare. ...   03-10-2009 07:45 pm

Miscellaneous > Progress on Ron's old J-H IT car (4 replies - 6551 views)

The front end mods will work on a street car but it's pretty extensive. I went the way I did because I want to be ...   03-09-2009 12:43 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil spewing out below carb (5 replies - 4702 views)

It sounds to me like the oil pressure gauge fitting since a vent should not have a stream of oil coming out! The oil pressure tubes ...   03-09-2009 12:15 pm

Suspension > Special tool VR2026 (7 replies - 6334 views)

Are you referring to the lower inner pivot bolt? If it's stuck (seized or rusted) in the bushing sleeve then trying to press it out ...   03-07-2009 09:23 pm

Suspension > Special tool VR2026 (7 replies - 6334 views)

Yessir, nothing like homemade tools! ...   03-07-2009 01:41 pm

Fuel Stuff > Gas tank time (8 replies - 9335 views)

Hmmm. I have a tank which I removed from the IT car I got from Ron Earp, it's not original but it's very stout. I'll sell ...   02-27-2009 01:29 pm

Body & interior stuff > Why did they paint it?? (13 replies - 7686 views)

The first J-H I saw close up and drove was mustard. I have never liked the color but to me the car trumped the color so ...   02-27-2009 01:22 pm

Miscellaneous > Distributer oil leaks (4 replies - 3682 views)

Not aware of any fix other than to disassemble the dizzy and replace any seals you find. If you have a local machine shop with ...   02-24-2009 01:00 am

Fuel Stuff > Gas tank time (8 replies - 9335 views)

It can be pricey, but Fuel Safe makes custom cells with bolt in fill plates and those can be replaced with a remote fill neck. Like ...   02-23-2009 12:41 am

Electrical & Instruments > Battery alternatives (8 replies - 7210 views)

Since I actually use my trunk and don't want to cut down on available space, I left my battery in the stock position. There are other ...   02-20-2009 01:30 am

Suspension > Degreasing agents? (13 replies - 6764 views)

A little heat goes a long way on the really stubborn stuff. Borrow a torch and heat the surface stuff, keep the flame moving and ...   02-13-2009 09:06 pm

Suspension > Rear spring height question (6 replies - 5069 views)

If they have the same number of coils and the same wire diameter then they should be the same rate regardless of the height. If ...   02-12-2009 09:27 pm

Engine & Transmission > 32 valve J.H. V8 (38 replies - 24852 views)

I personally like the J-H's styling a lot. I am also a big fan of the 9xx motors too. That's why 19015 still has the ...   02-10-2009 12:41 am

Engine & Transmission > 32 valve J.H. V8 (38 replies - 24852 views)

Holy cow, I better not mention all the Britmobile swaps I have done with various engines; German Ford in both a Spitfire and an MG, ...   02-09-2009 01:50 pm

Carburetors > TONS of white smoke (7 replies - 5708 views)

Fuel smoke is black. Since you describe white smoke carbs are not likely to be the source.  Oil smoke is bluish white, water is white (steam) ...   02-05-2009 06:28 pm

Suspension > Front and Rear Suspension Rebuild (28 replies - 22579 views)

When I did my front end, the lower bushings were rusted to the arms, not terribly unusual. This meant I had to remove the rubber ...   02-03-2009 03:21 pm

Engine & Transmission > problem hot starts & milky oil on dipstick (18 replies - 16402 views)

White or yellowish stuff on the dipstick indicates condensation. That's usually a result of poor crankcase ventilation which the 907 is known for. About the only ...   02-03-2009 12:19 pm

Ignition > Fuel Injection KIt for 907 (109 replies - 85321 views)

The Strombergs could be easily replaced by a pair of 65mm throttle bodies which is a pretty common size. The stock 175CD is about 45mm ...   01-29-2009 04:50 pm

Ignition > Fuel Injection KIt for 907 (109 replies - 85321 views)

I have Dellortos on my car. I still have the Stromberg intake sitting in my shop, every so often I look at it and wonder ...   01-29-2009 12:31 pm

Miscellaneous > fire extinguisher (12 replies - 7185 views)

In my street driven J-H it's mounted sideways at the rear of the parcel shelf, easily grabbed by either driver or passenger.  I used the plastic ...   01-13-2009 11:56 am

Cooling > Electric Cooling Fan (20 replies - 24496 views)

With the stock 2 row radiator and fan, my car would hit 210 on a hot day both in traffic and at higher speeds. I upgraded to ...   01-02-2009 05:23 pm

Engine & Transmission > 5-Speed Getrag Value? (29 replies - 19725 views)

I still have my Getrag flywheel, bellhousing, clutch etc if anyone is interested, sorry no driveshaft. I also have the shifter setup but the stick ...   12-31-2008 12:16 pm

Engine & Transmission > 5-Speed Getrag Value? (29 replies - 19725 views)

I used the Excel bellhousing, the Elite/Eclat piece uses the Lotus transmission that was cobbled together with various Austin parts and that won't work with ...   12-24-2008 10:12 pm

Engine & Transmission > 5-Speed Getrag Value? (29 replies - 19725 views)

AFAIK, the fork and release bearing are not 2002 compatible but I have never tried. The bellhousing definitely isn't. The BMW uses a different drive ...   12-24-2008 01:31 pm

Engine & Transmission > 5-Speed Getrag Value? (29 replies - 19725 views)

Mine brought ~ $600 on eBay, no bellhousing/shifter etc. The 2002 BMW crowd likes them, but I don't think they like them $1k worth. If the ...   12-23-2008 07:43 pm

Miscellaneous > JH Winter Storage (2 replies - 2784 views)

I suggest raise the car up and place it on jackstands, but put the stands under the suspension. This keeps the tires from flatspotting. The ...   11-28-2008 09:02 pm


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