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Carburetors > crankcase venting options? (12 replies - 6107 views)

I used to run K&N oval filters on my Webers then moved to some custom velocity stacks to try and get some lower / midrange ...   04-03-2020 09:51 am

Engine & Transmission > Getrag 235/5 Rebuild Options (2 replies - 2275 views)

This popping out of gear thing has been driving me crazy for 12 years. Tonight I thought to myself as I was going to ...   04-02-2020 08:49 am

Engine & Transmission > Getrag 235/5 Rebuild Options (2 replies - 2275 views)

I have a 73 with a 235/5. When it was first built 20 years ago it ran very smoothly, I had it off the ...   04-02-2020 06:35 am

Brakes > EBC Slotted and Drilled High Performance Rotors Review (0 replies - 1575 views)

I had seen these around for years and never was particularly interested because of the crazy prices ($400+) but judging from pictures I thought they ...   03-30-2020 10:55 pm

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 20098 views)

Spent the last few weeks working on her, tons of time since all my clients cancelled on me for the foreseeable future and we're in ...   03-30-2020 09:41 am

Electrical & Instruments > WOSP Starter Motor Install, 3x the torque and 1/3 the size and weight (15 replies - 6812 views)

Tom Bradley wrote: Very nice. The price is a bit painful though. I notice that the price is considerably higher than WOSP starters for ...   03-23-2020 02:15 am

Electrical & Instruments > WOSP Starter Motor Install, 3x the torque and 1/3 the size and weight (15 replies - 6812 views)

WOSP is a UK firm that does modern Denso based starters for British classics. Saw them from an ebay reseller and decided to give ...   03-17-2020 06:59 am

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 20098 views)

In between the world ending I had a really weird experience. I ran her in the morning last week and she had trouble starting, ...   03-17-2020 06:46 am

Electrical & Instruments > Tach not functioning correctly (32 replies - 13620 views)

What are you running in terms of ignition coil? Still have the ballast resistor? ...   03-16-2020 05:19 pm

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 20098 views)

Finally got the new wheels on, looks great. Much better than the dune buggy look. The old stamped steel 15" wheels with the ...   02-29-2020 08:12 pm

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 20098 views)

noomg wrote: When you say you're going to do a "Gold Leaf" car are you going to paint a gold beltline stripe and white underneath? I ...   02-28-2020 07:44 am

Carburetors > Carburetor mounting (10 replies - 5270 views)

Just had to do this r&r'ing my webers. The metal spring style washer does not include any washers on either side. Strange enough, ...   02-22-2020 01:00 am

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 20098 views)

Tom Bradley wrote: Additional thought: The choke on most carbs is dual-action. It increases the idle speed as well as the mixture. One possibility ...   02-21-2020 03:18 am

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 20098 views)

Day of truth came after a huge amount of work getting the new 43D Lucas distributor I got fitted with the proper oil seal and ...   02-18-2020 10:25 am

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Jensen Healey & Jensen GT VIN Database (316 replies - 427563 views)

Hey that's Alice's, it's just south of San Francisco. Been there many times with my Healey, best twisty roads around the Santa Cruz mountains. ...   02-16-2020 05:20 am

Ignition > Distributor timing and cam belt on a custom high power engine (55 replies - 22795 views)

Was able to cut a nice 4mm deep by around 17.5mm diameter recess for the seal in in the new 43D housing using a small ...   02-13-2020 09:43 pm

Ignition > Distributor timing and cam belt on a custom high power engine (55 replies - 22795 views)

Esprit2 wrote: Chris, Are you sure that machining is required? I'm not familiar with which 43D copy you have, but in all the Lucas and ...   02-13-2020 08:37 pm

Ignition > Distributor timing and cam belt on a custom high power engine (55 replies - 22795 views)

Thanks Tim and Tom, ordered some seals and am going to install them. I also will attempt to install one on the newer 43D ...   02-13-2020 06:55 pm

Ignition > Distributor timing and cam belt on a custom high power engine (55 replies - 22795 views)

Tom Bradley wrote: I also pulled one of my distributors apart and it looks the same as yours. I think the spiral acts as a ...   02-12-2020 10:37 pm

Ignition > Distributor timing and cam belt on a custom high power engine (55 replies - 22795 views)

Just picked up on this difference after re-reading Tim's explanation- there is a black metal ring on the bottom of the floor of the distributor ...   02-12-2020 05:57 am

Ignition > Distributor timing and cam belt on a custom high power engine (55 replies - 22795 views)

Esprit2 wrote: They all have an O-ring around the shaft housing... on the outside, where it slips into the oil pump housing. It's the ...   02-12-2020 05:46 am

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 20098 views)

Some other new additions: Aluminum radiator: https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1280x1024q90/923/ByrNY5.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1280x1024q90/922/vP7ajc.jpg Carbs rebuilt: https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1280x1024q90/924/qd8ghi.jpg Lovely Lotus Cam Covers: https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1280x1024q90/922/L0LfvP.jpg Lecarra wheel Jensified: https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1280x1024q90/922/otmqUv.jpg Engine coming together: https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1280x1024q90/924/OgUA9z.jpg ...   02-11-2020 07:01 am

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 20098 views)

PART V: The Resurrection Part of the reason this thing sat for so long was the wheels and tires. Started to think- oh, maybe something ...   02-11-2020 06:55 am

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 20098 views)

PART IV: More Life and the Takedown Started to travel more for work and ended up leaving her with a friend who had a garage when ...   02-11-2020 06:12 am

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 20098 views)

PART III: More Mods and taking it off the road The wheel issues were at least passable for the time being, so things were going ok, ...   02-11-2020 05:47 am

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 20098 views)

PART II: Living with it and Mods The car was a masterpiece and I didn't really want to change anything, but reality started to change things ...   02-11-2020 05:40 am

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 20098 views)

This is a build and customization thread of my JH, kind of an organization of the project and it's timeline. After nearly 12 years ...   02-11-2020 05:19 am

Ignition > Distributor timing and cam belt on a custom high power engine (55 replies - 22795 views)

Esprit2 wrote: Know what you're doing before you install the Ignitor, and make no mistakes. Regards, Tim Engel I think I might have committed all of ...   02-11-2020 12:42 am

Engine & Transmission > Cam tensioner - anyone got a solution? (11 replies - 5518 views)

JensenMike wrote: Chassis number 1110/10777 would have engine number B72110894. It was built 12/1/72 and would have been mustard body color. Engine B741210822 came from chassis ...   02-10-2020 12:44 pm

Engine & Transmission > Cam tensioner - anyone got a solution? (11 replies - 5518 views)

JensenMike wrote: If you give me the engine number or the chassis number I can give you the information you need. I have a Jensen chassis ...   02-10-2020 04:46 am

Engine & Transmission > Cam tensioner - anyone got a solution? (11 replies - 5518 views)

Esprit2 wrote: If you mix-n-match tensioner and seal housing parts, then tensioner roller alignment can be off. I'll see if this setup works, it sits very nicely ...   02-09-2020 03:04 am

Engine & Transmission > Cam tensioner - anyone got a solution? (11 replies - 5518 views)

I found a kit on ebay by Garry Kemp at Lotus Engine parts in the UK. I found the old thread in which Qwerty ...   02-08-2020 04:29 pm

Miscellaneous > Drove 1974 Jensen Healey for the first time (9 replies - 4570 views)

Great to hear you got it going, I am in the process of getting my 73 running right now. I drained the getrag and ...   02-06-2020 10:22 am

Ignition > Distributor timing and cam belt on a custom high power engine (55 replies - 22795 views)

Finally got around to pulling my distributor yesterday. Seems like it's a Lucas 25D that's had its vacuum advance converted to a Centrifical. ...   02-06-2020 10:16 am

Ignition > Distributor timing and cam belt on a custom high power engine (55 replies - 22795 views)

Thanks much Tim, I took Dema Elgin's high performance engine class 25 years ago at Skyline college here locally and learned all about cams, then ...   02-02-2020 05:36 am

Ignition > Distributor timing and cam belt on a custom high power engine (55 replies - 22795 views)

redracer wrote: The engine rotates clockwise(""CW"). Frankly, this is not that big of a job and again I would suggest enlisting the aid of someone locally. I ...   02-01-2020 06:42 pm

Ignition > Distributor timing and cam belt on a custom high power engine (55 replies - 22795 views)

redracer wrote: Tim Engel has written extensively about this on the JHPS website, but we'll get you started. First, the position of the ditributor/oil pump sprocket has ...   02-01-2020 04:11 pm

Engine & Transmission > Cam tensioner - anyone got a solution? (11 replies - 5518 views)

My cam pulley rubbed a little when it got loose one day years ago (against the crank pulley) and it's missing around 1/16" of an ...   02-01-2020 10:23 am

Ignition > Distributor timing and cam belt on a custom high power engine (55 replies - 22795 views)

Hello all, Hope everything is well, after about 12 years I am back and trying to get the Healy running again. Been sitting for 12 ...   01-31-2020 01:10 pm

Carburetors > Weber DCOE 37mm choke / Carb Coughing-Sneezing (9 replies - 22368 views)

Great info as usual Judson, thanks. I was shocked myself when I realized just how lean the mains where.  I just hope the combo of lean/ ...   12-05-2007 02:46 am


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