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Cooling > Is a radiator fan shroud needed? (4 replies - 91 views)

Got to say where I live in San Francisco, CA, this thing runs so cold blooded already.... Had to run a thermostat on the oil cooler. I ...   03-08-2021 04:58 am

Engine & Transmission > TIMING BELT UPDATE (3 replies - 105 views)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/922/99pzkv.jpg ...   02-25-2021 10:28 am

Wheels > Lug Nut Special Socket (4 replies - 146 views)

Careful on the torque going back on. It lists at around 50ftlbs I think but these fine thread lug bolts and the aluminum standard ...   02-14-2021 03:54 am

Miscellaneous > AutoBlog Article on a Jensen Healey (3 replies - 107 views)

Haven't seen an article on the JH in years, enjoy: https://www.autoblog.com/2021/01/31/junkyard-gem-1974-jensen-healey/ ...   02-01-2021 05:14 am

Ignition > REBUILDING DISTRIBUTORS (1 reply - 140 views)

Yes, I have noticed the same thing building my franken-distributors. The shaft and weights and drive dog need to stay together. The housings ...   01-23-2021 02:59 am

Ignition > UK 907 Distributor without vacuum advance (6 replies - 215 views)

If you are not mechanically inclined or know the inside of a distributor the best way to go about this is to buy a used ...   01-13-2021 03:44 am

Engine & Transmission > Engine removal (6 replies - 374 views)

I've always just removed the engine and tranny combo, it's easy enough. ...   12-04-2020 03:43 am

Engine & Transmission > Getrag 5 speed sometimes grinds when shifting into first at full stop (1 reply - 150 views)

I have some grinding once and awhile if I don't get the shift right, meaning there is excessive pressure or misalignment of the shifter relative ...   12-04-2020 03:42 am

Engine & Transmission > Engine removal (6 replies - 374 views)

Luckily the engine isn't very heavy, with the transmission it's about 320 lbs and without it's about 275. I always remove the carbs, the ...   12-03-2020 02:33 am

Carburetors > Air box hose size (22 replies - 2516 views)

I've stuck some molds in my time and it's extremely frustrating. Second on that PVA, it works, just remember to let it dry thoroughly. ...   12-02-2020 07:09 am

Engine & Transmission > Strange rattle sound when idling (11 replies - 648 views)

I had some problems with my transmisson mount and the rubber disc mount holding the shifter mechanism to the car body. Some ticking noises ...   12-02-2020 07:04 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil pump rebuild (68 replies - 51628 views)

Nice engine compartment! ...   11-10-2020 11:47 pm

Ignition > Lucas 25d distibutor body (6 replies - 491 views)

I didn't add a lip but I do add a small turned steel ring into the gap between the edge and the main body so ...   11-10-2020 11:42 pm

Engine & Transmission > driveshaft 5 speed (10 replies - 431 views)

Some play is present in the U joints but it isn't a whole lot. Is the center adjuster greased up? If you inject ...   11-07-2020 11:03 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil pump rebuild (68 replies - 51628 views)

Are you sure you put the oil pressure relief piston in the right way? The cupped end points to the front of the car. ...   11-02-2020 09:42 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil pump rebuild (68 replies - 51628 views)

I also tried to clean the mating surfaces real well and was careful to insert the rotor and outer gear back in the same way ...   10-21-2020 03:16 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil pump rebuild (68 replies - 51628 views)

I recently rebuilt mine and found this video. This guy has the early style oil pressure relief setup with fewer parts, but it's all ...   10-21-2020 03:11 am

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 9946 views)

After a good wash and a polish. Went over the paint with a dual orbital and then waxed it. Used McQwires swirl X, ...   09-21-2020 05:39 am

Body & interior stuff > Hard Top Source (2 replies - 574 views)

Been looking for a hard top for a JH forever. I like the style that doesn't have any windows on the side, but I'd ...   09-13-2020 05:57 am

Miscellaneous > engine oil type (6 replies - 836 views)

I've run 15W-50 Mobil in my engine for 20 years, it seems to be just fine. Notable is that it's not stocked anymore in ...   09-02-2020 04:36 am

Carburetors > Air box hose size (22 replies - 2516 views)

Esprit2 wrote: Ahhh... you have airhorns inside the airbox? How long are they? Or more to the point, how close do they ...   09-01-2020 04:14 am

Miscellaneous > Smog Equipment (18 replies - 2446 views)

I have a later spare cylinder head off a 75 and seems to have a set of threaded holes with hex plugs above the exhuast ...   08-31-2020 04:39 am

Carburetors > Air box hose size (22 replies - 2516 views)

Esprit2 wrote: Disco, I'm sorry to hear you have been having trouble getting the carbs/ airbox sorted, but I also think you're barking up the ...   08-30-2020 09:52 pm

Carburetors > Air box hose size (22 replies - 2516 views)

Art DeKneef wrote: What size are those struts you have holding the hood open? I'm looking to fit some to my hood. These are 13" shocks that ...   08-30-2020 09:20 am

Carburetors > Air box hose size (22 replies - 2516 views)

Forced induction vs. NA probably plays a big role in the shape and size of the airbox, as well as the length of any trumpets/air ...   08-29-2020 06:17 am

Engine & Transmission > Engine Damper / Shock Upper Mount (3 replies - 619 views)

Got one from Delta, costs $110 and is brand new. ...   08-24-2020 05:49 pm

Miscellaneous > The GO GOs (5 replies - 790 views)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/9630/BmlKtV.png ...   08-24-2020 01:32 am

Carburetors > Air box hose size (22 replies - 2516 views)

Just a word on the experience I just had building an airbox system out of a pipercross 600 universal airbox: 4" is way better than ...   08-24-2020 01:24 am

Engine & Transmission > Engine Damper / Shock Upper Mount (3 replies - 619 views)

Anyone have a source for these or some kind of replacement? I know Pete used to make some nice kits but sadly he passed ...   08-21-2020 03:43 am

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 9946 views)

kart54 wrote: The fit, finish and look are just way too clean, pretty and correct to be a Jensen Healey. The factory never came close to ...   08-16-2020 05:22 am

Body & interior stuff > Where do the body panel Data Plates go? (6 replies - 1289 views)

Also on the install for anyone else attempting this: I feel like it's a great idea to paste a very thin layer of silicone on the ...   08-16-2020 05:14 am

Body & interior stuff > Where do the body panel Data Plates go? (6 replies - 1289 views)

Thanks guys, finally got around to install using 1/16" aluminum rivets. Looks good. Thanks to Greg for making them too! https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/922/5rY4us.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/924/VzY813.jpg ...   08-16-2020 05:12 am

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 9946 views)

New project, new look. Added a front spoiler from Greg. Quality fiberglass piece, very sturdy. Had to fabricate an aluminum piece to ...   08-14-2020 05:12 am

Ignition > Distributor pulley drifting forward on shaft (8 replies - 1220 views)

Greg Fletcher wrote: I’ve found the front and back circlips on the shaft to be fairly robust, I don’t think there is anything inherently wrong with ...   08-04-2020 11:11 pm

Engine & Transmission > 2.4 liter 910 build (8 replies - 1422 views)

My head is similarly decked very close to the valve seats, and it would not be able to be decked again. You going to ...   08-03-2020 09:18 am

Ignition > Distributor pulley drifting forward on shaft (8 replies - 1220 views)

Took it all apart finally and the entire shaft basically dropped out with a little tap on the distributor end once I got the assembly ...   08-01-2020 03:23 am

Ignition > Installing a MSD 6AL with a petronix stich (3 replies - 707 views)

Pretty straight forward stuff in terms of the install of an MSD 6AL unit (this is the newer version with the built in rev limited ...   07-26-2020 12:07 pm

Engine & Transmission > 2.4 liter 910 build (8 replies - 1422 views)

There is another outfit in the uk called QED, they seem to have some kind of pistons I have not seen yet. Sounds like ...   07-24-2020 06:58 am

Engine & Transmission > 2.4 liter 910 build (8 replies - 1422 views)

Very cool, I looked at all of Kemp's stuff when I was thinking about building a monster. I run his belt tensioner kit and ...   07-24-2020 12:41 am

Engine & Transmission > Head removal? (18 replies - 2235 views)

It's funny Tim mentions silcone because when I rebuilt my head it had a ton of sludge trapped in those tiny oil passages. I ...   07-22-2020 10:30 am


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