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Engine & Transmission > Lotus 5 speed transmission (31 replies - 10044 views)

Hello Tim, I have the August and Sept 2011 articles by Ernie. You are welcome to them. You can PM or call to connect. John ...   07-05-2017 10:19 pm

Engine & Transmission > Worn Cam Shaft Timing wheels ? (22 replies - 12704 views)

Hello Barthol & Frank, how many miles on your cars? ...   05-18-2014 01:53 am

Engine & Transmission > cam oil ports (9 replies - 5222 views)

Updated info for the Cam Carrier Counter Bore: "The OLD, measured numbers I gave you back in ~2005 0.484" / 31/64” / 12.281 mm  Diameter, concentric about the ...   01-15-2012 03:10 pm

Carburetors > Dellorto carb parts (3 replies - 4267 views)

Steve Dellorto 40's or 45's. I may have a body. Let me know and I can look later today or Sunday. John ...   08-27-2011 01:33 pm

Engine & Transmission > cam oil ports (9 replies - 5222 views)

Steve, Per Tim's recommendation, I had mine modified. I had the work done at Creative Metalworks in Blaine. 9206 Isanti Street NE 763-784-2997. I'll send you a ...   05-18-2011 04:49 pm

Body & interior stuff > Madera Concepts wood fascia (8 replies - 6272 views)

That is a great look in my opinion. ...   05-08-2011 01:22 am

Body & interior stuff > Madera Concepts wood fascia (8 replies - 6272 views)

I have not installed that panel yet as the PO of 18309 installed a small circular grated rotating air vent between the switches and steering column so ...   05-06-2011 04:43 pm

Carburetors > cold air box, PCV (9 replies - 8149 views)

Another less cluttered view. ...   05-06-2011 03:13 am

Carburetors > cold air box, PCV (9 replies - 8149 views)

Here is a pix showing the bottle and cam breather hose into it. The block breather hose is inserted below the red cam hose. The ...   05-06-2011 03:12 am

Body & interior stuff > Madera Concepts wood fascia (8 replies - 6272 views)

http://jhppg.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=26887 Here is a link to a pix of the Madera partially installed in 18307. Some minor effort to make fit but well worth it in ...   05-06-2011 03:02 am

Carburetors > revving issues (17 replies - 8681 views)

If you don't already have this book you  need to get it. "How to Build and Power Tune Weber & Delorto Carburettors by Des Hammill. Delta ...   04-21-2011 07:00 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil pressure gauge hose? (1 reply - 2399 views)

Delta has a replacement. I have successfully patched/spliced mine with a piece of rubber hose and two hose clamps. So far so good but it ...   04-19-2011 01:10 pm

Body & interior stuff > Soft top up and down (7 replies - 5005 views)

Following is from the owners manual: "Unfasten the seven press studs and detach the velcro held side panels at the rear of the soft top. ...   04-18-2011 12:03 am

Engine & Transmission > Soft top raising and lowering (2 replies - 2498 views)

Following is from the owners manual: "Unfasten the seven press studs and detach the velcro held side panels at the rear of the soft top. ...   02-15-2011 01:44 pm

Ignition > No Spark at all (48 replies - 23561 views)

Carb tune on Ebay auction number is below. They work great 290496268758 ...   11-07-2010 05:59 pm

Miscellaneous > Valve clatter and low oil pressure (21 replies - 13268 views)

That sounds like a great ride! Hope its just the gauge. ...   11-05-2010 05:12 pm

Miscellaneous > Valve clatter and low oil pressure (21 replies - 13268 views)

20w/50? Oil cooler free flowing oil internally and air through the fins? Just some quick easy fix thoughts. Best of luck. ...   11-01-2010 08:51 pm

Miscellaneous > 20 Years of the JHPS! (7 replies - 4871 views)

I too am thankful for all Greg has done with the site and store and to all the members who contribute to keep these little ...   10-26-2010 06:06 pm

Electrical & Instruments > J-H Dash Removal and Wiring (8 replies - 5826 views)

Attached is a pix of the pod removed. You can see the rusty rod in the center. Hope this helps. ...   08-28-2010 07:17 pm

Fuel Stuff > Disappearing gas (5 replies - 6735 views)

Measured or by the dash gauge? Sending unit, dash gauge or voltage stabilizer issue? Maybe someone took it for a spin, how old are you?  Did ...   05-10-2010 12:58 am

Carburetors > cold air box, PCV (9 replies - 8149 views)

You might try   Gerry Foley 8503  44th Street West University Place,  WA  98466-7513 (253) 565-2175 gfoley@kendra.com Two years ago, the airbox parts sold a la carte,  and each half was $45,  ...   12-21-2009 08:53 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Burning Wire (2 replies - 3094 views)

John Kimbrough has an excellent page that might be of help. See the link below. Best of luck. http://home.comcast.net/~jrkengr2/html/wiring.html ...   11-23-2009 10:53 pm

Ignition > Almost there..need ballast help (4 replies - 4108 views)

Good point Kurt. My diagram is from a steel bumper '74. S/N 18309 mfg date 10/08/74. John ...   10-16-2009 04:07 am

Ignition > Almost there..need ballast help (4 replies - 4108 views)

Attached is a partial of the Elec Print. WY is White Yellow shown on the left side of the Ballast Resistor, WS on the right ...   10-16-2009 12:24 am

Fuel Stuff > fuel gauge (12 replies - 10980 views)

The sending unit float might have a leak and be full of gas preventing it from floating. It will always read low or empty if ...   09-21-2009 03:07 am

Engine & Transmission > Engine oil (5 replies - 5108 views)

Steve, log in to the site and search oil recommendations or ZDDP additives for some additional insight to your quesiton. John ...   07-13-2009 09:40 pm

Electrical & Instruments > making the tach work... (2 replies - 3102 views)

FYI, I've had pretty good luck with the Tach adapter from MSD on the stock tach in 18309. Just review and follow the instructions. Good ...   06-24-2009 12:57 am

Engine & Transmission > oil pressure gage line (4 replies - 3016 views)

I am home right now getting windows installed. Give me a call and either I can bring it over or you can come pick it ...   06-19-2009 05:12 pm

Engine & Transmission > oil pressure gage line (4 replies - 3016 views)

I have a spare in the garage. You are welcome to it. Just buy a replacement for me and bring it over when it arrives. ...   06-19-2009 03:52 pm

Suspension > Front engine mounts (6 replies - 5428 views)

I've attached a pix of the front passenger side installed by the PO. Hope this helps some. John ...   06-12-2009 07:30 pm

Ignition > Distributor Falling Out... (8 replies - 7970 views)

Replace the distributor shaft O ring if you haven't already. Mine started to fail during a fairly long drive and I was lucky to make ...   05-20-2009 04:33 am

Electrical & Instruments > My alternator is rattling (5 replies - 6042 views)

You've probably already done this but if not double check to make sure all three mounting bolts are (still) tight. Try putting a wood dowel ...   05-01-2009 01:18 pm

Ignition > ignition timing (7 replies - 8808 views)

IIRC ='s If I Recall Correctly. I too live in Brooklyn Park just off Brookdale drive and Regent,  and have owned 18309 for 4 years ...   04-28-2009 02:55 am

Body & interior stuff > Seat belt malfunction (4 replies - 5855 views)

Where did you find the replacements? Thanks John ...   04-12-2009 02:14 am

Cooling > Oil cooler w/ electric fan (4 replies - 6441 views)

The PO of 18309 mounted it where the oil cooler was originally located to accommodate the cooling fan. No special fittings. It just sits lower, ...   03-06-2009 11:06 pm

Miscellaneous > Distributer oil leaks (4 replies - 3760 views)

Arvin, The guy you want to contact is Jeff Schlemmer at Advanced Distributors jeff@advanceddistributors.com in Shakopee, MN 612-804-5543.  Jeff rebuilt my 45DM and has done work ...   02-24-2009 01:52 am

Fuel Stuff > Gas tank time (8 replies - 9481 views)

Steve, check out tank renu. Search google for info and delaler location. I had the tank done on 18309 in Mpls when it arrived from ...   02-23-2009 10:58 pm

Engine & Transmission > K&Ns and vapour hose (4 replies - 3423 views)

I used a bicycle water bottle and mount. Routed the breather hoses to hose barbs installed in the bottle. No hose clamps for easy removal. I ...   01-25-2009 08:59 pm

Engine & Transmission > Burn Baby Burn (14 replies - 7673 views)

Joel, likewise sorry to hear of your misfortune. At least you are ok........... ...   10-08-2008 09:22 pm

Cooling > Still Running Hot! (17 replies - 15401 views)

Dave, one way to verify the coolant temp compared to the gauge is to use an infared temp sensor on the back of of the ...   09-19-2008 03:23 am


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