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Brakes > Brakes master problem? (9 replies - 4013 views)

kart54 wrote: It is actually a much better car and much more comfortable than the Alfa Kart54 Guys complain about how the British girls are so temperamental, ...   05-21-2020 03:27 am

Ignition > 123ignition (9 replies - 4073 views)

Been thinking about it, it's expensive. There is an outfit here in the USA which I guess is their US distributor, they seem to ...   05-18-2020 09:30 pm

Brakes > Brakes master problem? (9 replies - 4013 views)

If you can't find a puddle of fluid somewhere then yes, it's most likely the master cylinder. The good news is it isn't hugely ...   05-18-2020 09:17 pm

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

I think I just answered my own question- cam timing is always TDC on the compression stroke. I think I measured it up for ...   05-16-2020 08:19 am

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

Esprit2 wrote: If you removed the nut & washer so you could see the ends of the camshafts in the pulley bores, then... You would see that ...   05-16-2020 07:35 am

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

So, ready to bolt on the heads, just waiting for a couple extra shims to get me to .007" and .012" on intake and exhaust. ...   05-14-2020 05:21 am

Brakes > Front brake calipers (10 replies - 5249 views)

gmgiltd wrote: Have a look at this previous post - my GT was the prototype and they have been on the car for nine years with ...   05-09-2020 04:19 am

Brakes > Front brake calipers (10 replies - 5249 views)

TXJH wrote: I will have to do some more measurements to see if the 4 pistons will fit.  I'll get the biggest I can that will ...   05-09-2020 04:15 am

Brakes > Front brake calipers (10 replies - 5249 views)

TXJH wrote: 13x7 aftermarket alum wheels came with the car and I don't think 4 piston calipers like the JHPS/Outlaw M16 will fit. They fit ...   05-08-2020 11:31 pm

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

Got the valve job done. Cut a 3 angle with a friends Neway tools, then resurfaced the valves with his Gizmatic (also a Neway ...   05-08-2020 11:37 am

Brakes > Front brake calipers (10 replies - 5249 views)

BTW, don't get the EBC "slotted" rotors (that are very expensive) that's in my picture. I reviewed them in another thread and it's silly ...   05-08-2020 06:18 am

Brakes > Front brake calipers (10 replies - 5249 views)

The JHPS calipers were very nice but they are discontinued. I have always steered clear of the off the shelf or custom applications so ...   05-08-2020 06:13 am

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Spark Plugs for Lotus 907 - 2.2L Hi Compression Engine (7 replies - 4308 views)

This trigger on the 43D Lucas copy I ordered from a shop in the UK seems to be using something that hasn't been seen before- ...   05-05-2020 07:38 am

Miscellaneous > Jensen Healey musings from The New York Times (10 replies - 12220 views)

Unfortunately it seems to just perpetuate the general idea English cars are unreliable and don't run and specifically the myth that the JH is particularly ...   05-03-2020 04:27 am

Engine & Transmission > ARP Head Stud Installation Procedure (Lotus 907 Jensen Healey) (14 replies - 6876 views)

I did, thanks Brett. Used the ARP nuts to tighten to 27ft lbs which seemed just about right. They all sit at around ...   05-01-2020 01:56 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil cooler hose replacement (2 replies - 1996 views)

I just did this last week. The stock cooler uses 5/8" BST fittings and they leak, it's just not a good design really. ...   05-01-2020 01:09 pm

Miscellaneous > I think I just got an upgrade! (4 replies - 2643 views)

If you're getting people calling it an MG or a Triumph you have people that at least can ID it as British. Every time ...   04-29-2020 04:34 am

Engine & Transmission > ARP Head Stud Installation Procedure (Lotus 907 Jensen Healey) (14 replies - 6876 views)

Also, the lower end of the head stud threads to the block with a M12 X 1.75 thread, and ARP sells a chaser for that ...   04-28-2020 04:12 am

Engine & Transmission > ARP Head Stud Installation Procedure (Lotus 907 Jensen Healey) (14 replies - 6876 views)

Thanks for clarifying Tim. I made that graphic but it seems as usual I am confusing different things, obviously that procedure is for the ...   04-28-2020 12:39 am

Engine & Transmission > ARP Head Stud Installation Procedure (Lotus 907 Jensen Healey) (14 replies - 6876 views)

I've been researching installing this ARP head stud kit I just received and there are a few things that are confusing. I am using ...   04-27-2020 10:46 pm

Engine & Transmission > Lubrication system diagram (25 replies - 13121 views)

Speaking of oil returns, is there any function to the holes surrounding the head studs? I removed the old head studs, waiting on an ...   04-24-2020 07:25 am

Electrical & Instruments > WOSP Starter Motor Install, 3x the torque and 1/3 the size and weight (15 replies - 6813 views)

If I had known about Gustafson I probably would have gone that route, especially here in the States. They look almost identical. ...   04-22-2020 12:34 am

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

Esprit2 wrote: If you know the owner and they're open to it, I'd appreciate a name, if not an introduction. His name is Stefan and he's in ...   04-22-2020 12:15 am

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

Thanks Bruce, I will do that mod on the brakes. Makes sense. Yeah Tim, I had a feeling this will be the last ride for ...   04-22-2020 12:05 am

Electrical & Instruments > WOSP Starter Motor Install, 3x the torque and 1/3 the size and weight (15 replies - 6813 views)

nrb993 wrote: Hi - Please may I ask, what is the cold start wire and how does it work, I am not sure I understand. I ...   04-21-2020 08:19 am

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

Decided to pull the head in early April because Covid has me at home out of work. I always wanted to get a better ...   04-19-2020 12:52 pm

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

It frustrates me. Without the specs who knows whats really going on. Dema Elgin taught me years ago that the way people bought ...   04-18-2020 03:24 am

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

One thing that's again bothering me is the info about opening and closing. Ken at Dave Bean didn't seem to have this information, all ...   04-17-2020 11:29 pm

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

I called Barry Spencer and he gave me really good info. He thought it was a Dave Bean cam so I called them. ...   04-17-2020 09:49 pm

Engine & Transmission > Lotus 5 speed transmission (47 replies - 51640 views)

Wouldn't it be ok to use a gold zinc plated Grade 8? That's what I replaced my bellhousing hardware with last clutch job. Stainless (usually ...   04-15-2020 11:44 pm

Engine & Transmission > Lubrication system diagram (25 replies - 13121 views)

I thought this might be a good thread to ask- been thinking about adding an accusump (oil accumulator). Most of the literature on these ...   04-15-2020 05:33 am

Engine & Transmission > Lubrication system diagram (25 replies - 13121 views)

SimonD wrote: Just got her out of her winter slumber and have noticed that the oil pump pulley has moved back against the oil pump housing. ...   04-15-2020 05:27 am

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

redracer wrote: Yes, they're the same. Again, the earlier cam housings were 0.001" smaller on each of the 5 cam housing "bearing" surfaces. Just to be safe, ...   04-12-2020 05:46 am

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

redracer wrote: Very interesting; you have a '73 cam housing on the right(the bearing sizes were 0.001" smaller than the later housings.) There used to be ...   04-12-2020 12:15 am

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

Esprit2 wrote: Many cam grinders produced '104' cams that did not match the Lotus 104 specs, and "104" as a name was used about like ...   04-11-2020 09:52 pm

Carburetors > crankcase venting options? (12 replies - 6108 views)

Hey Ralph here are some close ups, the K&N is an off the shelf that fits a 5/8" tube if I remember correctly. Don't ...   04-11-2020 11:14 am

Engine & Transmission > Help ID'ing mystery pistons (1 reply - 1838 views)

I was surprised to find some fairly clean and tidy piston heads that wiped clean when I pulled the heads off this 73' custom built ...   04-11-2020 10:16 am

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

Esprit2 wrote: Disco, If this project exceeds your reach, you're fortunate to be ~close to Spencer's Motorsports. Barry Spencer can time a 907 with his ...   04-11-2020 06:44 am

Projects > 10517 2.2 upgrade (3 replies - 2227 views)

You and me both brother! I'm not going the 2.2 route but have the engine apart to rebuild and tweak this and that. There ...   04-11-2020 06:35 am

Electrical & Instruments > Headlamp removal (1 reply - 1566 views)

I wanted to replace the sealed beams recently and ran into a weird problem- the three screws holding the light in (via the chrome rim) ...   04-06-2020 07:07 am


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