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Ignition > Distributor pulley drifting forward on shaft (8 replies - 2970 views)

I have this nagging problem since I rebuilt her recently. The distributor pops out of the socket sometimes, the tach goes dead and the ...   07-21-2020 05:17 am

Engine & Transmission > Head removal? (19 replies - 6000 views)

I just used yellow teflon tape when I rebuilt my head a few months ago, works great. Some aviation sealant No.3 is good as ...   07-21-2020 05:08 am

Engine & Transmission > Head removal? (19 replies - 6000 views)

Pulling the head is straightforward enough, there are really no curve balls involved. The cam towers come off and then it's ten nuts. ...   07-20-2020 05:25 am

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 20101 views)

Final steps on building a kind of custom cold air intake system. With this 104 cam and the headers and the Weber 45's, ...   07-19-2020 10:05 am

Projects > 10628 Refresh (63 replies - 73509 views)

I have a major lopey idle with the 104 cams and it does sound like a Chevelle sometimes, especially with the flowmaster super 44. ...   07-15-2020 01:18 am

Carburetors > Tuning a Weber 45 DCOE setup with Wideband (12 replies - 4863 views)

Major discovery today- as I was doing my usual swapping of jets and tubes I decided to change back to the 38mm chokes. I ...   07-10-2020 05:33 am

Carburetors > Tuning a Weber 45 DCOE setup with Wideband (12 replies - 4863 views)

Went to some 35 pump jets and this improved WOT and caused less rich on throttle, now in the 11 to 1 range. With 36mm chokes ...   07-09-2020 05:40 am

Miscellaneous > engine diagrams? (16 replies - 5823 views)

The wheel bearing is easy to adjust, there is a small dust cover and it comes off to reveal a castle nut with a cotter ...   07-07-2020 09:09 am

Carburetors > Tuning a Weber 45 DCOE setup with Wideband (12 replies - 4863 views)

Did another round of tuning, this time concentrating on transition (4000 and up) and high speed throttle response and high speed ratios, including fast throttle ...   07-06-2020 08:44 am

Body & interior stuff > Where do the body panel Data Plates go? (6 replies - 2944 views)

After 20 years of running without original ID plates after the body was completely stripped and redone, I got a set of repro data plates ...   07-04-2020 05:37 am

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 20101 views)

kart54 wrote: How are your brake lines run? Looks like you have done away with the unit on the fender liner and the lines go under ...   07-04-2020 05:28 am

Electrical & Instruments > Speedo not working, but Odometer working? (10 replies - 4160 views)

Yes, the rehostat is now an on and off button basically. I changed all the bulbs on the dash to LED's only to find ...   07-04-2020 05:22 am

Miscellaneous > engine diagrams? (16 replies - 5823 views)

Jacking the healey can be troubling. The front subframe (big metal plate) at a central point is good, on the rear I always use ...   07-04-2020 04:34 am

Miscellaneous > engine diagrams? (16 replies - 5823 views)

Here is a nice bookmarked pdf copy of the service manual: https://www.dropbox.com/s/y930pzxifz6o7vk/Manual%20-%20Workshop%20-%20Jensen%20Healey%20%281%29.pdf?dl=0 ...   07-03-2020 11:28 pm

Body & interior stuff > Steering wheel replacement thoughts (8 replies - 3365 views)

I went 13" and it's all good, this one is a moto-lita knockoff. Also had to make a hub for it. My previous ...   07-01-2020 11:05 pm

Carburetors > Tuning a Weber 45 DCOE setup with Wideband (12 replies - 4863 views)

Finally found a digital copy of a factory weber tuning manual. These are usually very expensive and this is an older version, maybe 1970's. ...   07-01-2020 12:13 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Speedo not working, but Odometer working? (10 replies - 4160 views)

redracer wrote: Very curious as to where you got your LED for the instruments? I got mine from ClassicCarLEDs.co.uk earlier this year; they were (then) the ...   07-01-2020 02:31 am

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 20101 views)

kart54 wrote: That car is stunning! Two quick questions: 1.Where did you get your floormats and 2 How are your brake lines run? Looks like you ...   07-01-2020 02:25 am

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 20101 views)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1280x1024q90/922/JUpmfN.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1280x1024q90/923/U2XGQV.jpg ...   06-30-2020 08:02 am

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 20101 views)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1280x1024q90/923/LQREJt.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1280x1024q90/924/6evc1O.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1280x1024q90/922/cScJzS.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1280x1024q90/922/otCqgS.jpg ...   06-30-2020 04:55 am

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 20101 views)

Looking good, also have the accusump setup installed and working great. A 1 quart unit mounts perfectly in the front of the radiator above ...   06-30-2020 04:52 am

Electrical & Instruments > Speedo not working, but Odometer working? (10 replies - 4160 views)

I took everything apart and took the gauge out of it's metal housing. Used the manual provided to check everything out, it is a ...   06-30-2020 04:43 am

Projects > 10628 Refresh (63 replies - 73509 views)

That's a good question, I am sure it's an inch thread but is it 1/2"-14 NPT or BSP? Or is there a difference? I once ...   06-30-2020 12:02 am

Carburetors > Tuning a Weber 45 DCOE setup with Wideband (12 replies - 4863 views)

I can understand some basics in regards to Webers and Dells in that they have jets, you change them, they basically follow a rich to ...   06-29-2020 09:57 am

Projects > 10628 Refresh (63 replies - 73509 views)

Dakota123 wrote: discogodfather wrote: Engine looks amazing. Is the cog wheel on the front for the fuel injection? At the rate I’m going, should be about ...   06-29-2020 07:46 am

Projects > 10628 Refresh (63 replies - 73509 views)

Engine looks amazing. Is the cog wheel on the front for the fuel injection? ...   06-28-2020 10:08 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Speedo not working, but Odometer working? (10 replies - 4160 views)

I recently pulled the cable on my 73 with a getrag 235/5speed. Everything was working fine. I pulled the cable apart and lubed ...   06-28-2020 07:19 am

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 20101 views)

Latest installment of the saga: Got her all together and degree'd the cam to a very fine resolution. Starts with ease now without any choke ...   06-28-2020 06:34 am

Carburetors > Tuning a Weber 45 DCOE setup with Wideband (12 replies - 4863 views)

Went from 150's down to 120's and changed from F2 to F4 emulsions and got an amazing result- now the ratios read: Idle = 14-15 to ...   06-28-2020 06:03 am

Carburetors > Tuning a Weber 45 DCOE setup with Wideband (12 replies - 4863 views)

Now that vacuum is being mentioned, I have a weird situation: I installed an aftermarket analog mechanical vacuum gauge on the dash. I got ...   06-22-2020 12:39 am

Engine & Transmission > Clutch Cable Installation--Help! (9 replies - 10335 views)

My cable is attached via a bolt clip to the block just above the pan. It has some rubber tube to help with heat. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/922/P7teQ2.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/922/ng0Zp9.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/923/tS0WCn.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/924/48tGeu.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/922/LNtv37.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/922/4DERT0.jpg ...   06-20-2020 10:48 pm

Carburetors > Tuning a Weber 45 DCOE setup with Wideband (12 replies - 4863 views)

Fuel mileage will be the last benchmark as soon as some of the popping is sorted out. Power seems great but I need to ...   06-20-2020 10:38 pm

Ignition > Distributor timing and cam belt on a custom high power engine (55 replies - 22798 views)

Well, everything is back up and running. After taking the head off I have successfully done my own valve job with a set of ...   06-19-2020 10:39 pm

Carburetors > Tuning a Weber 45 DCOE setup with Wideband (12 replies - 4863 views)

I thought I would start this thread anew to help guide people with some info on how to interpret wideband 02 sensor readings in a ...   06-19-2020 10:06 pm

Engine & Transmission > Engine R&R with 2 piece header (10 replies - 4044 views)

I've found the header to be extremely easy to remove if you remove the exhaust cam housing. If you don't, it's difficult. It's ...   06-14-2020 04:05 am

Brakes > fromt brake hard lines (5 replies - 2773 views)

Delta and JHPS should have it if it's the standard factory line. If not, most auto parts stores and Eastwood sell universal brake line ...   06-01-2020 03:36 am

Ignition > 123ignition (9 replies - 4073 views)

Any updates? Very interested it buying one of these. ...   05-28-2020 04:58 pm

Engine & Transmission > Missing marks on auxiliary pulley?(replacing timing belt) (7 replies - 3605 views)

Problem with going off of any objective marks on the dizzy wheel is that someone may have changed where the spark plug wires go (it's ...   05-28-2020 04:57 pm

Engine & Transmission > Missing marks on auxiliary pulley?(replacing timing belt) (7 replies - 3605 views)

I had the same problem in a recent thread I posted. I eventually realized that the dizzy pulley has no real objective marks, and ...   05-27-2020 05:49 am

Miscellaneous > Harbor Freight Jack Stands Recalled for Risk of Collapsing (4 replies - 2416 views)

Aren't they all made in the same factory in China?? I'm working every couple of days under something that looks awfully like those...... ...   05-21-2020 01:09 pm


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