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Engine & Transmission > Loss of Power/Oil pressure when hot (15 replies - 16852 views)

First, it's vacuum retard not advance. To eliminate retarded advance go ahead and cap the vacuum tap on the manifold. The JH distributor has an ...   12-17-2005 12:58 am

Engine & Transmission > Loss of Power/Oil pressure when hot (15 replies - 16852 views)

No power when the temp rises? You're not going to lose that much power from a bad temp compensator. If you want to disable it ...   12-13-2005 06:08 pm

Engine & Transmission > 907 mounting brackets? (5 replies - 6114 views)

I probably have the parts you need. Contact me off list. klhoush@comcast.net Kurt Housh ...   12-09-2005 03:39 pm

Engine & Transmission > Need Some Parts - Sources? (9 replies - 7679 views)

The JH brake booster is not the same as the TR6 unit though the latter may or may not bolt right in and work fine. ...   11-28-2005 04:18 pm

Suspension > Front Suspension Removal (14 replies - 12359 views)

Get some Kano Kroil penetrating oil. It's available online at http://www.kanolabs.com/ When I stripped my spare front suspension some bolts needed three applications and a sharp ...   11-20-2005 05:02 pm

Cooling > Overheating (39 replies - 42606 views)

Running lean 2 core radiator sediment or corrosion in block bad valves clogged oil cooler wrong timing excessive antifreeze mix no fan shroud cheap plastic fan etc. etc. etc. In other words, Everything! ...   10-16-2005 11:03 pm

Engine & Transmission > Motor Dies - will this never end? (19 replies - 13847 views)

I have had my JH stall out more than once and it was always related to the distributor cap. Remove the cap and use a ...   10-16-2005 05:06 pm

Engine & Transmission > 907 engine in a fit car? (7 replies - 7794 views)

2 inches off center towards the passenger side. ...   10-12-2005 09:07 pm

Engine & Transmission > starting (5 replies - 5682 views)

  When I installed the Pertronix and MSD unit my starts became instant, even before the engine rebuild. If a plug is laid on the cam ...   09-22-2005 08:59 pm

Carburetors > Dellorto K&N Filters??? (6 replies - 7814 views)

I have the 1 5/8" that were on the 40's when I bought them.  They may be original JH stacks. I think its longer for ...   09-20-2005 02:57 pm

Miscellaneous > Hole in Delta header? (6 replies - 6760 views)

Replacing the header-to-manifold gaskets is one of the most painful and thankless tasks on the JH. If you don't have popping in deceleration the gaskets ...   09-18-2005 03:10 pm

Body & interior stuff > Dash Cap (2 replies - 4829 views)

The dash cap in my car was poorly installed and I decided to remove it. The clean-up of the glue was a PITB but the ...   09-18-2005 02:55 pm

Carburetors > Dellorto K&N Filters??? (6 replies - 7814 views)

Just make sure you have at least 1 inch of clearance in front of the velocity stacks.  ...   09-18-2005 04:10 am

Engine & Transmission > Cams (9 replies - 7856 views)

Just get some adjustable cam pulleys and change away! Lotus used to supply a wide variety of pulleys but they are getting scarce. ...   08-12-2005 05:30 am

Engine & Transmission > Engine pulley/timing/numbers (4 replies - 5101 views)

I had a similar problem after my rebuild.  Turns out I was thinking backwards about the distributor rotation and the wires were wrong. I was ...   08-03-2005 02:40 pm

Ignition > A distribution of distributor problems (17 replies - 14956 views)

Give me your address and I will send you a distributor from a low mileage engine. I have no idea how well it works but ...   07-26-2005 05:54 am

Miscellaneous > Jensen Healey Race Car is "Done" (18 replies - 26037 views)

How about some "Jensen Healey" graphics for the rockers. Let everyone know what you have! Of course, then they'll say, "I used to have an Austin Healey..."   Looks ...   07-26-2005 03:13 am

Body & interior stuff > Rust Repair (5 replies - 6888 views)

I think if this lip is that rusted that the damage at the wings might be far worse than it seems. Have you removed the ...   07-21-2005 06:33 pm

Carburetors > Carbon canister Dellorto hook up (3 replies - 5405 views)

You might get enough suction if you route the hose into one of your K&N air filters. ...   07-16-2005 10:19 pm

Carburetors > Carbon canister Dellorto hook up (3 replies - 5405 views)

As far as I know, the carbon canister is purely a Federal item for the Strombergs. I rigged a fitting into the cold air box and ...   07-16-2005 08:09 pm

Suspension > Front sway bar (2 replies - 4456 views)

That's the proper length. Remember to install the bar with the wheels on blocks and the full weight of the car on them. Use jack ...   07-14-2005 03:20 am

Miscellaneous > Oil pressure gauge (7 replies - 7574 views)

Just buy a new one. It should last another 30 years. My replacement is at least 5 years old and is soft and supple. You could re-engineer ...   07-12-2005 12:45 pm

Wheels > Tire Size (25 replies - 33109 views)

I am considering ordering some Kumho185/80/13's for the 10 hour freeway cruise to the West Coast Nationals. I figure they are about 7% larger in ...   07-08-2005 05:39 am

Engine & Transmission > Second gear is busted! (5 replies - 5930 views)

The spare transmission is in and works very well. It is much tighter than the old one and doesn't pop out of second gear on ...   06-26-2005 05:44 pm

Engine & Transmission > Clutch thickness (0 replies - 3272 views)

Does anyone know the thickness of a new clutch plate? I'm ready to install the spare transmission and the clutch measures .290". I think this ...   06-21-2005 02:23 am

Engine & Transmission > oil (9 replies - 9337 views)

Wouldn't using Motor Flush leave some of it in the engine diluting the new oil? Even with repeated oil changes you would still get 'homeopathic' ...   06-15-2005 02:27 pm

Engine & Transmission > Second gear is busted! (5 replies - 5930 views)

Thanks, I'll probably try to rebuild it. When I got the top off of it today there were 5 teeth were broken off and they were not ...   05-31-2005 06:07 am

Engine & Transmission > Second gear is busted! (5 replies - 5930 views)

Yes, I broke a tooth off of second gear today during a bit of agressive driving. I had to drive home using first and third ...   05-30-2005 04:10 am

Carburetors > Dellorto Troubles (27 replies - 39183 views)

Hey Brett, How's the tuning going? give us an update. All this talk got me excited and I got out the manometer and balanced the ...   05-29-2005 05:52 pm

Carburetors > Dellorto Troubles (27 replies - 39183 views)

Do you have Des Hammill's book? It was key in my battle with the Dellortos. You mentioned an Allison ignition. I had a Crane Cams (same ...   05-24-2005 02:55 pm

Engine & Transmission > Lotus Water Pumps (4 replies - 9127 views)

Thanks guys, To be clear, I personally don't have any cooling issues. The four core radiator is doing it's job and the engine still fairly new. ...   05-23-2005 05:49 am

Engine & Transmission > Lotus Water Pumps (4 replies - 9127 views)

I understand there is a Lotus Esprit water pump that has an extra port for the hose that connects to the tap on the rear of the head. ...   05-21-2005 06:11 am

Engine & Transmission > Loosing electrical?? (11 replies - 10430 views)

Hi Brett, I have never seen a chart but I did see a photo of all of them lined up. They are substantially different in the ...   05-19-2005 10:33 pm

Body & interior stuff > Soft Tops (5 replies - 6664 views)

Can you post photos of the Prestige top? It sounds like the ticket, British made for the British car. ...   05-18-2005 06:21 pm

Body & interior stuff > Soft Tops (5 replies - 6664 views)

I was hoping you would try one so I wouldn't have to be the test mule. It is supposed to have a "factory" fit so ...   05-18-2005 03:02 pm

Carburetors > What oil viscosity in Strombergs gives best acceleration? (2 replies - 8989 views)

It does seem odd that the airflow is blocked by the piston. IIRC there are several spring ratings and the Jags used a lighter spring. ...   05-14-2005 04:33 pm

Engine & Transmission > Loosing electrical?? (11 replies - 10430 views)

Hi Brett, Is your car stock? Eurocarb says the stock JH needs 33mm chokes. The idle circuit is the most critical of all on the Dellorto ...   05-13-2005 06:10 am

Engine & Transmission > JH heads (7 replies - 7990 views)

I went to my local machine shop that happened to be next door to the British Car repair shop. They didn't flinch when I told ...   05-09-2005 04:19 pm

Cooling > The JH Water Pump (4 replies - 9244 views)

Is it time for my yearly rant on antifreeze? I have removed the head from my spare motor and it's water passages were completely plugged ...   05-08-2005 09:00 pm

Cooling > The JH Water Pump (4 replies - 9244 views)

I had the same problem and it was just good old fashioned rot caused by dissimilar materials, water, and not changing the antifreeze. I had ...   05-08-2005 08:45 pm


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