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Carburetors > What oil viscosity in Strombergs gives best acceleration? (2 replies - 9499 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 03:33 pm

Engine & Transmission > Loosing electrical?? (11 replies - 11023 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 05:10 am

Engine & Transmission > JH heads (7 replies - 8457 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 03:19 pm

Cooling > The JH Water Pump (4 replies - 9663 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 08:00 pm

Cooling > The JH Water Pump (4 replies - 9663 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 07:45 pm

Carburetors > Tuning Stromberg's (8 replies - 16237 views)

Remember that 90% of carbureter problems are ignition. Go ahead and check the floats (with the big hammer) and "read" the plugs. I'll bet there's ...   05-07-2005 04:27 am

Carburetors > Stromberg carb oil (3 replies - 15786 views)

Hi Miles, I think 20-50 is the recommended damper oil. If you use thinner oil it will cause a lean condition on acceleration. There are folks ...   05-06-2005 02:11 pm

Engine & Transmission > Cam Gears - Got any available? (16 replies - 14733 views)

I have just discovered a pair of cam pulleys that are marked 110 and 100 in the spares mentioned earlier. There are also some other ...   05-02-2005 02:50 am

Engine & Transmission > Cam Gears - Got any available? (16 replies - 14733 views)

How do I measure the duration if the cam is lying on the workbench? ...   04-30-2005 11:23 pm

Engine & Transmission > Cam Gears - Got any available? (16 replies - 14733 views)

Were there any 100^ cam gears? The later Esprits must have had appropriate gears for their 107 and 104 cams which IRRC were set at ...   04-30-2005 08:08 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Electrical (4 replies - 5825 views)

Test the flasher first by swapping them. Always test the simple stuff first! Kurt ...   04-29-2005 11:46 pm

Brakes > brake booster; how to check if functioning properly (4 replies - 8899 views)

Remember, you can have the servo rebuilt for around $100 at Partco. I used them and am very satisfied.  Click tech and parts to find ...   04-28-2005 06:24 pm

Engine & Transmission > Engine Liner Re-Bore (4 replies - 5564 views)

Barry Spencer pulled my liners and clamped them into a custom made jig for boring. He said the jig cost him lots of $ to ...   04-19-2005 05:27 pm

Ignition > Ballast Resistor? (29 replies - 45287 views)

No, just hook it up and get the car running. You can bypass the wire later if needed. Leave the white with slate tracer connected to ...   04-18-2005 01:53 pm

Wheels > First Design JH Wheels (9 replies - 15107 views)

Is the car in the photo seafoam green? Was that ever a factory color?   Kurt JH 13148 ...   04-16-2005 09:34 pm

Ignition > Ballast Resistor? (29 replies - 45287 views)

Ben, Did you get it working? Remember, the Pertrinix is just a switch. The white hot wire from the ignition switch goes through the tachometer and ...   04-16-2005 03:14 am

Ignition > Spark Plug Gap? (4 replies - 8105 views)

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Miscellaneous > Insurance Documentation... Help Please. (15 replies - 11640 views)

Try Hagerty.com for agreed upon value insurance. Kurt ...   04-13-2005 08:45 pm

Ignition > Spark Plug Gap? (4 replies - 8105 views)

Hi Ben, You can change the plug gap to optimize performance but it's not a requirement. Try .035. I run .040 with the Pertronix and MSD6a. The ...   04-13-2005 12:56 pm

Engine & Transmission > Valve Shims (5 replies - 18857 views)

I can take no credit for 'discovering' anything, just doing the research and posting to the forum. IIRC the SAAB shims that fit are from the ...   04-07-2005 01:24 pm

Carburetors > Dellorto Emulsion Tubes (5 replies - 9919 views)

Just remember, the factory couldn't do what you're trying to do!   Kurt ...   03-31-2005 12:28 am

Suspension > Jack Points (2 replies - 6934 views)

I used a 16 gage version, that's all my local sheet metal shop can bend. It is screwed to the old bent up original. While ...   03-25-2005 02:01 am

Engine & Transmission > Mufflers (4 replies - 8145 views)

Are there any cars that have a similar muffler to the JH? I am getting sick of the booming of the cheap "turbo" muffler that ...   03-12-2005 02:18 pm


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