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Body & interior stuff > Window Wipes...Help! (11 replies - 8212 views)

John, Yes. that's good to hear. I'm really tempted to send the outers and inners back to Delta. The outers are of a very flexible rubber ...   05-13-2007 10:07 am

Body & interior stuff > Window Wipes...Help! (11 replies - 8212 views)

Andy et all, Yes, if I find something that works, which I will because I have to, I'll let folks know. I will try to call ...   05-12-2007 04:18 am

Body & interior stuff > Window Wipes...Help! (11 replies - 8212 views)

Greg, Thanks for the info. A style switch would be okay, but these simply will not fit. Hope other will see this and not purchase them. Delta ...   05-11-2007 09:59 pm

Body & interior stuff > Window Wipes...Help! (11 replies - 8212 views)

Folks, I bought new window wipes from Delta. The inside one are not like the originals. They are shorter in height where they attach to the ...   05-10-2007 11:00 pm

Body & interior stuff > Aero Style Filler Cap (0 replies - 3006 views)

I'm looking to possibly replace the leak prone, problematic gas cap unit with a Mocal, aero-type filler cap. Has anyone done so, or found another ...   04-10-2007 08:58 am

Engine & Transmission > Five Speed Info (8 replies - 7746 views)

Wow...what a disappointment. This guy has a whole bunch of Getrag gearboxes and not a one will fit the Jensen bellhousing? I am correct? I'm ...   11-19-2006 12:14 pm

Engine & Transmission > Five Speed Info (8 replies - 7746 views)

Judson, First, did you get a look at my front and rear disk conversion kits? Did Ron Earp send you photos? I tried to send them ...   11-18-2006 11:28 pm

Engine & Transmission > Five Speed Info (8 replies - 7746 views)

Can anyone give me accurate information on the following concerning the five speed gearbox? - What year and model BMW was it used on? - Any model ...   11-18-2006 08:39 pm

Suspension > Front Coil Spring (17 replies - 16462 views)

Flat side up. It's the ONLY way the springs fit  correctly. Norm Vandal ...   09-06-2006 01:09 pm

Carburetors > DELLORTO DOCTORS...HELP!!!! (13 replies - 11462 views)

First of all, thanks to all of you who've helped with your suggestions, etc. Joel...I'll call these guys tomorrow. I'm a little nervous about setting these ...   08-21-2006 10:19 am

Carburetors > DELLORTO DOCTORS...HELP!!!! (13 replies - 11462 views)

Joel, Tried to locate him on Ebay. No luck. Norm V. ...   08-21-2006 01:36 am

Carburetors > DELLORTO DOCTORS...HELP!!!! (13 replies - 11462 views)

Joel, I tried the address, but couldn't get connected. Do you have his businesss name. Also, when they are cleaned with ultrasound, do they look essentially ...   08-21-2006 12:17 am

Carburetors > DELLORTO DOCTORS...HELP!!!! (13 replies - 11462 views)

Dear Folks, I bought a pair of DLHA 45s from England. The are in excellent shape, both inside and out. The were taken off a Jensen ...   08-20-2006 12:19 pm

Engine & Transmission > five speed one piece drifeshaft????? (14 replies - 9152 views)

Ron, Yes, mine is like this. It's interesting how terminology can create confusion. I checked Dana ( Spicer ) and here's what this shaft has, from ...   07-29-2006 12:33 am

Engine & Transmission > five speed one piece drifeshaft????? (14 replies - 9152 views)

Ron, Wow...this is becoming confusing. Each end of the driveshaft has a yoke with flange ( same piece ). I can give you the Spicer reference ...   07-28-2006 11:10 pm

Engine & Transmission > five speed one piece drifeshaft????? (14 replies - 9152 views)

Ron, Here's a link to Pete's who sells a driveshaft like the one I had made. http://jhppg.com/pk1204.htm Perhaps your gearbox has a different setup as it may have ...   07-28-2006 10:45 pm

Engine & Transmission > five speed one piece drifeshaft????? (14 replies - 9152 views)

Ron, Crawl under the car???? In the past year I completely stripped three Jensens, including grearboxes, engines, and whatever else was good. I JUST tore out ...   07-28-2006 09:56 pm

Engine & Transmission > five speed one piece drifeshaft????? (14 replies - 9152 views)

Ron, Sorry to disagree, but the five speed Getrag has a flange that is identical to the flange on the differential. The driveshaft has a u-joint ...   07-28-2006 09:48 pm

Engine & Transmission > five speed one piece drifeshaft????? (14 replies - 9152 views)

Mark, Yes, that's the shaft. I'm not certain if the slip joint goes at the tranny end or at the differential end. Sounds like you're not very ...   07-28-2006 06:45 pm

Engine & Transmission > five speed one piece drifeshaft????? (14 replies - 9152 views)

Folks, Put a 5 sp. Getrag in my car. I had a new one piece driveshaft made to copy another one I had as a pattern. ...   07-27-2006 06:02 am

Body & interior stuff > Hood Support Prop (3 replies - 4556 views)

Hello, I've been meaning to thank you for your info on the hood prop. I thought about using a 1/4" rod end to attach the rod ...   05-28-2006 11:34 am

Body & interior stuff > Hood Support Prop (3 replies - 4556 views)

Brian, How does the prop rod attach to the inner fender, and where/how does it store whe the hood is down? I'd appreciate your help. Thanks, ...   05-14-2006 11:33 pm

Brakes > DISK BRAKE CONVERSION KITS (5 replies - 10371 views)

BRAKE KITS: STEVE JOHNSON - Steve, I cannot get an email to you to go through regarding the info and photos you requested of my ...   04-28-2006 11:06 am

Brakes > DISK BRAKE CONVERSION KITS (5 replies - 10371 views)

As the message states, contact me at vandal@tds.net and I will send you more photos, price, etc. Thanks, Norm Vandal ...   04-26-2006 08:46 pm

Brakes > DISK BRAKE CONVERSION KITS (5 replies - 10371 views)

Folks, I have completed a rear disk brake conversion kit. It uses Brembo cross-drilled rotors, modified Saab 900 remanufactured calipers with working e-brake, custom caliper mounting ...   04-24-2006 09:41 pm

Engine & Transmission > DIFFERENT HUB THICKNESSES???? (1 reply - 2916 views)

Working on my disk brake conversion kit I discovered there are two different hub thicknesses. One hub plate is approximately 5/16" thick, and the other ...   02-05-2006 02:32 pm

Engine & Transmission > transmission mount???? (0 replies - 2636 views)

Folks, From my experience with the Lotus Europa, I've found that many British cars were essentially frankensteins, made from the parts bin of numerous other contemporary ...   01-16-2006 09:21 pm

Suspension > Replacing Bushings/ Rear Susp. Arms (0 replies - 3129 views)

Folks, Replaced the bushing in my rear suspension arms. I stumbled on a good way to get the old bshings out. I cut the rubber out ...   01-08-2006 09:58 am

Suspension > REAR UPPER SUSP ARMS--2 Types??? (4 replies - 5485 views)

Mark, I can't do photos right now; camera's on the fritz. Anyhow, I don't know how to do it on this site. Where do the photos go? How ...   01-02-2006 10:39 am

Suspension > REAR UPPER SUSP ARMS--2 Types??? (4 replies - 5485 views)

Folks, I stripped two cars a while ago, one a 73 and the other a 75 five speed. Today as I was media blasting all the arms, ...   12-31-2005 08:42 pm

Engine & Transmission > Differential- 4 speed & 5 speed difference (8 replies - 9960 views)

Can anyone tell me how the rear end gear ratios were different between the four and five speed? Also, how would I know which I ...   12-27-2005 01:24 pm

Engine & Transmission > Cleaning a Differential (4 replies - 5521 views)

Arvin, Diesel fuel...good idea. I'm going to put a drain plug in the bottom so I can drain it easily at any time. I'll put the cover ...   12-26-2005 10:17 pm

Engine & Transmission > Cleaning a Differential (4 replies - 5521 views)

Folks, I got a used differential/ rear axle and I know it's been handled in a number of ways, like vertical and horizontal. I would like to ...   12-26-2005 12:54 pm

Suspension > REAR WHEEL BEARINGS - Questions??? (17 replies - 12709 views)

When I get a chance I'll get the numbers off the bearings. A totally sealed bearing would work just fine. I don't believe that lubrication ...   12-22-2005 12:56 am

Suspension > REAR WHEEL BEARINGS - Questions??? (17 replies - 12709 views)

Thanks for the advice on sealer. I was going to zerox the gasket so I'd have a pattern. That should reproduce it 1:1. I was ...   12-17-2005 07:55 pm

Suspension > REAR WHEEL BEARINGS - Questions??? (17 replies - 12709 views)

Mark, thanks for your response. Yeah...it's certainly a mystery to me. For instance, if one drove through a very deep puddle, water could enter the gap between ...   12-17-2005 01:18 am

Suspension > REAR WHEEL BEARINGS - Questions??? (17 replies - 12709 views)

Can someone tell me if I'm right. Since the o-ring on the rear wheel bearings is toward the differential, then its job is to prevent ...   12-16-2005 12:49 am

Body & interior stuff > Stowing Convertible top (13 replies - 10771 views)

Since I have a hard top for my car as well as the soft top, I disconnected the front bar from the frame ( 2 ...   11-07-2005 03:11 pm

Engine & Transmission > FOUR TO FIVE SPEED (9 replies - 7559 views)

Thanks for your reply. I am looking into having a one-piece shaft made. The issue is with the yokes and flanges. True, I can buy one ...   10-25-2005 03:56 pm

Engine & Transmission > FOUR TO FIVE SPEED (9 replies - 7559 views)

Folks, Thought I'd give you some facts about converting to a five speed as I'm finding them. I got a 75 car for parts, so I ...   10-22-2005 10:43 am


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