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Electrical & Instruments > Alternator overcharging (3 replies - 4416 views)

OK, so the proper external voltmeter indicates a steady 15 volts at the battery while the engine is running up to 5000 rpm or so. ...   07-11-2010 07:15 am

Electrical & Instruments > Alternator overcharging (3 replies - 4416 views)

Hello, folks! My alternator gave up two weeks before the Healey Rendezvous. It wouldn't charge the battery, and the ignition light stayed on unless I revved above ...   07-07-2010 05:06 am

Electrical & Instruments > Understanding alternator wiring (5 replies - 5804 views)

I was curious about the alternator split, too. It looks like one lead goes to the battery and the other goes to the starter, connected ...   07-07-2010 04:55 am

Electrical & Instruments > Decent wiring diagram (13 replies - 12558 views)

John Kimbrough used to have a nifty set of .pdfs he made, mapping each major circuit independently. I keep a booklet printout of it in ...   07-07-2010 04:51 am

Engine & Transmission > Rear main seal and other oil leaks -- tips? (8 replies - 7300 views)

OK, because the nice weather has arrived and I'm jealous of all of the other folks in Oregon who have their cars put together, I'm ...   03-22-2010 03:15 pm

Suspension > Winter projects: front wheel bearings, differential seal. (5 replies - 4938 views)

OK, so I got the driveshaft out and looked in at the flange nut, and it seems to have drifted from its original staked setting.  ...   03-01-2010 05:51 pm

Engine & Transmission > Rear main seal and other oil leaks -- tips? (8 replies - 7300 views)

OK, so the transmission is out, and I'm thinking, while I'm down here, should I try to pull the engine oil sump and replace the ...   03-01-2010 05:46 pm

Suspension > Winter projects: front wheel bearings, differential seal. (5 replies - 4938 views)

Hello, Two of my winter projects are repacking and tightening the front wheel bearings (they're too loose for my comfort) and replacing the oil seal ...   10-05-2009 10:20 pm

Engine & Transmission > Rear main seal and other oil leaks -- tips? (8 replies - 7300 views)

Hello, folks.  For my winter projects, I'm tackling several oil-leak problems. I'll post questions to the appropriate forums. I have a pretty bad oil leak from ...   10-05-2009 10:16 pm

Engine & Transmission > Engine oil (5 replies - 5090 views)

I also use VR1, and I haven't had any problems with the oil inside the engine so far.  My problem is all the VR1 I ...   07-15-2009 06:56 pm

Body & interior stuff > Tonneau Cover - Do-It-Myself (7 replies - 5521 views)

It also helps to have the seats slid all the way back before you fold them over. ...   07-01-2009 11:38 pm

Engine & Transmission > problem hot starts & milky oil on dipstick (18 replies - 16575 views)

I don't want to start a new thread because my concern fits into this one, I think.  I, too, had been finding emulsion on my dipstick, as ...   06-03-2009 05:42 am

Suspension > Degreasing agents? (13 replies - 6908 views)

I've had some recent luck with WD-40 and old engine oil and/or transmission oil. Edward ...   02-16-2009 06:19 am

Engine & Transmission > 32 valve J.H. V8 (38 replies - 25284 views)

I think diversity is wonderful, and I'd love to hear more about engine transplant projects.  One thing, though: I bought my JH as a host ...   02-09-2009 05:08 pm

Miscellaneous > fire extinguisher (12 replies - 7305 views)

I also keep mine behind the passenger seat with no problems.  It tucks down there, and with the seat slid back, it can't move any. ...   01-12-2009 07:01 am

Engine & Transmission > 32 valve J.H. V8 (38 replies - 25284 views)

Hypothetically, if the heads did line up, etc., couldn't you solve the timing problem by going with a 180 degree crank for the V8?  They ...   12-27-2008 03:58 am

Electrical & Instruments > Fritzy Tachometer (40 replies - 48790 views)

The factory tach gets its signal through the input wire for the coil.  The wire runs from the ignition to the tach and then onward ...   08-11-2008 04:06 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Reman alternators (2 replies - 3218 views)

I'm pretty sure this is the one I got for my JH back in '05.  I like Kragen, Schucks, etc (various names in different parts ...   08-11-2008 03:40 am

Miscellaneous > Is The Board Down ??? (7 replies - 4916 views)

I'm sorry I didn't find out about this before.  I wouldn't have been able to stitch it into my summer plans, though: my faculty retreat ...   07-28-2008 12:46 pm

Miscellaneous > Is The Board Down ??? (7 replies - 4916 views)

Which West Coast Nationals?  I knew there was and Austin Healey national meet in San Diego this year, but I haven't found anything anywhere about ...   07-27-2008 12:26 pm

Engine & Transmission > Replacing Cam Pulleys (17 replies - 11042 views)

Joel, You might as well replace the tensioner bearings while you're in there.  They're not very expensive, and you should replace them every other belt anyway...  ...   06-25-2008 03:24 pm

Body & interior stuff > dashboard wood removal (15 replies - 10911 views)

Also, don't just pull on the dimmer knob until it comes off: it won't and you'll damage the dimmer (as I did).  Instead, look for ...   06-19-2008 04:54 pm

Carburetors > Strombergs rising ide (6 replies - 5199 views)

Ross, The CD carbs have a bi-metallic spring inside them to adjust the richness with temperature.  Many people have disabled this bit, but if the spring ...   06-08-2008 04:02 pm

Brakes > Brake light on after hose replacement (22 replies - 30046 views)

The reservoir is supposed to serve both circuits, so you just have to fill it full to the top.  In the original TR application, the ...   06-02-2008 09:35 pm

Engine & Transmission > compression test (5 replies - 5134 views)

Last time I checked my compression, cold at WOT, near sea level, I got ~125 psi in each cylinder.  This is an older engine, though. Edward ...   05-22-2008 06:15 am

Electrical & Instruments > Change bulb in side marker? (4 replies - 3956 views)

The replacements aren't exactly the same, from what I can tell.  The part is almost the same as the one on an MGB, which seems ...   05-14-2008 09:59 pm

Carburetors > Stromburgs..rich or lean? (4 replies - 4785 views)

Frank,  Brett is right: the adjustment with the Stromberg is so small that you can't see any results with the colortune.  You'd have to actually ...   05-06-2008 04:29 pm

Engine & Transmission > Valve Noise? (5 replies - 4216 views)

Mark,  The valves are always shimmed: you can't run the engine without shims because of the way the cam followers are designed.  If you put ...   04-23-2008 04:36 pm

Engine & Transmission > Timing belt roller vs the crank pulley (3 replies - 3741 views)

Frank, You have to remove the crank pulley to replace the timing belt anyway, so it's not too much extra work, as long as you're replacing ...   04-21-2008 04:02 pm

Body & interior stuff > Stowing Convertible top (13 replies - 10908 views)

I moved my JHPPG photos to the Oregon folder to reflect my Oregon move but that should not have broken the old link.  It looks ...   04-14-2008 05:02 pm

Miscellaneous > Moved my JHPPG album to JHO of Oregon (0 replies - 2069 views)

Just a quick note to let everyone know I've moved my JHPPG album to Oregon from California, to match my current (and hopefully final) location. Also, ...   03-27-2008 03:18 am

Engine & Transmission > adjusting valves (23 replies - 15855 views)

Well, I'm going with the gasket to take up the slack in my valve adjustment.  I only need it on the exhaust side, so I'm ...   03-24-2008 04:44 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Turn Signal mount to steering shaft broken - thoughts on fixing? (16 replies - 12915 views)

But did it fix your highbeams, too?  I would have liked to go that route, but the internal switch for my highbeams was broken and ...   03-14-2008 08:32 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Turn Signal mount to steering shaft broken - thoughts on fixing? (16 replies - 12915 views)

I had this problem with my turn signal lever, too, when I bought my JH.  The solution?  Application of $120 to the problem.  One NOS ...   03-14-2008 05:22 am

Engine & Transmission > adjusting valves (23 replies - 15855 views)

Yes, the gaskets are a good idea.  I've been talking to Ron Mau about it off the board, and I think it's the way I'll ...   03-13-2008 05:46 pm

Engine & Transmission > adjusting valves (23 replies - 15855 views)

The tightest of them would require a .054" shim, so this might be possible.  How would I tell whether the valve stem had already been ...   03-10-2008 04:22 pm

Engine & Transmission > adjusting valves (23 replies - 15855 views)

Well, my 907 is not doing so hot.  All of my exhaust valves are too tight, and three of the valves need shims less than ...   03-10-2008 05:09 am

Engine & Transmission > adjusting valves (23 replies - 15855 views)

If you have valves off, shouldn't you go ahead and adjust them?  I'm in the process of adjusting my valves, and on cylinder one, I ...   03-04-2008 06:01 pm

Ignition > TACHOMETER (5 replies - 5978 views)

I mis-wrote.  The upper limit is the same on both units: 8,000 rpm.  So you can pluck the face off the MGB unit and drop ...   01-18-2008 08:06 pm

Ignition > TACHOMETER (5 replies - 5978 views)

From what I understand a certain number of the tachs just won't work with the pertronix.  For starters, the JH tach works differently from all ...   01-17-2008 06:03 pm


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