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Engine & Transmission > Worn Cam Shaft Timing wheels ? (22 replies - 12738 views)

Hi Frank, contact Mike at www.lotusbits.com He probably has the anodized 110 pulleys (sprockets, cam wheels) in stock. They are listed on his website ...   05-16-2014 03:38 pm

Suspension > Making Bushings (12 replies - 7902 views)

Wow, that looks fantastic! I'm still dreading the job. ...   05-15-2014 10:21 pm

Miscellaneous > May 18th All British Field Meet (1 reply - 1905 views)

See you there this Sunday! ...   05-15-2014 05:05 pm

Engine & Transmission > Cam belt tensioner bearing replacements (8 replies - 5318 views)

Hi Cory, A vice and a few sockets did the trick. Press one bearing in from either side. I have found the Harbor Freight 1/2" drive ...   04-29-2014 09:50 pm

Carburetors > emulsion tubes stuck in DHLA45 (4 replies - 3155 views)

In that case, an EZ-out will come in handy. ...   04-29-2014 03:34 pm

Carburetors > emulsion tubes stuck in DHLA45 (4 replies - 3155 views)

Hi Jim, Try a 50/50 mix of auto tranny fluid mixed with acetone. It's called "weasel piss". Soak up to 4 days. This stuff really works! Tap ...   04-28-2014 11:03 pm

Engine & Transmission > Worn Cam Shaft Timing wheels ? (22 replies - 12738 views)

I used pulleys in this condition for several years before ordering some anodized pulleys from Mike at www.Lotusbits.com It sure would be a shame to ...   04-27-2014 04:19 pm

Body & interior stuff > Hood latch (Bonnet latch) (3 replies - 3114 views)

Yes, lube the receiver and if it is working then loosen the large nut at the base of the spring and move it slightly. Then ...   04-18-2014 02:14 am

Projects > LS engine swap (5 replies - 5306 views)

I've seen a number of cars with an engine swap but most of them don't address the brakes, suspension, and safety issues. I personally believe the ...   04-17-2014 05:31 pm

Projects > LS engine swap (5 replies - 5306 views)

Hi Farmbroker, I saw a Jensen GT with just such a swap at the Dixon, CA British Meet. The gent's name is Rich and he can ...   04-16-2014 11:16 pm

Engine & Transmission > cams, valve timing and ignition timing (106 replies - 37212 views)

I'm sorry I never really understood cam timing. Since the cams and pulleys are fixed, there is no adjustment to be made unless one purchases ...   04-12-2014 02:40 am

Engine & Transmission > cams, valve timing and ignition timing (106 replies - 37212 views)

The E cam has 2 grooves but the lift should be 0.344". http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=12&ved=0CIUBEBYwCw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fusers.ox.ac.uk%2F~ohare%2FCam_Data.xls&ei=dyE_U5i9E-TAyAHpn4GoBw&usg=AFQjCNFoIxrFTBT3oEmFzNTI9hzg81M5_A&sig2=pf99R9nUtgm6iRIeKgSjrQ&bvm=bv.64125504,d.aWc This is an Excel spreadsheet with tons of info. ...   04-04-2014 10:26 pm

Miscellaneous > May 18th All British Field Meet (1 reply - 1905 views)

Get the Jensen out of the barn and join over 250 other British Car enthusiasts for a fun day on the grass. http://www.ubscc.org/CarShow.htm ...   04-03-2014 05:15 pm

Ignition > Electronic Ignition (13 replies - 7089 views)

I had trouble with the XR700 hitting the inside of the distributor cap and opted for the Pertronix. There's no need for the huge heat ...   04-01-2014 05:06 am

Cooling > Water Pump Pulley (2 replies - 2321 views)

Ha ha! Those of us in warmer climates wish we had A/C when cruising the back roads in the summertime. Just set aside the parts so ...   03-16-2014 05:05 am

Projects > 16173 will be entering project status... (135 replies - 80798 views)

Just a note on toxicity of 2k paints. http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/analytical-chromatography/air-monitoring/applications/paints-and-coatings/binding-agents.html You need to consider harm to yourself and others. ...   03-14-2014 04:16 pm

Engine & Transmission > Cylinder head oil gallery feed mod (3 replies - 2043 views)

I did this to my street engine. Since I could only find hardened set screws, I annealed it before drilling the 1/8" hole. Kurt ...   03-10-2014 04:29 pm

Engine & Transmission > Engine numbers (4 replies - 3106 views)

As I said, these are rumors. The later Lotus 107 cam is obviously different from the "c" cam in the JH. If they look the ...   02-10-2014 03:23 pm

Engine & Transmission > Engine numbers (4 replies - 3106 views)

A 72 04 0046 means it was built in 1972, in April, and is engine 0046 making it one of the earliest 907's built. Since ...   02-09-2014 04:16 pm

Engine & Transmission > Looking for a two piece exhaust header for a 74 JH (13 replies - 4929 views)

Every month or so. I won't be doing much for the next few months due to eye surgery. Hope to be back in action mid ...   02-06-2014 04:59 am

Engine & Transmission > Looking for a two piece exhaust header for a 74 JH (13 replies - 4929 views)

The 4 into 1 header I have is really loud. I ended up fitting a sleeve inside the collector to reduce the booming. It connects ...   02-06-2014 01:18 am

Projects > New Member (1 reply - 2118 views)

Welcome, Gramps! Mike at Lotusbits has been very helpful to me also. Congratulations on getting your engine woes corrected. Kurt ...   01-29-2014 05:45 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Jensen Healey & Jensen GT VIN Database (274 replies - 215210 views)

Welcome Fogrocker, where are you located? Kurt ...   01-22-2014 12:24 am

Engine & Transmission > Getrag 5 speed gearbox (4 replies - 2575 views)

No, the 5 speed bell housing is much shorter. ...   01-09-2014 04:53 pm

Miscellaneous > Seasons Greetings (2 replies - 2233 views)

May your Jensen dreams come true. I hope there's some Jensen bling under the tree! Kurt Housh ...   12-25-2013 03:46 pm

Engine & Transmission > Getting the rocker covers oil tight (9 replies - 4099 views)

I believe that most cam covers have been over-tightened in the past, warping them. I don't worry too much about the 4 ft/lbs factory setting ...   12-24-2013 03:25 pm

Engine & Transmission > Getting the rocker covers oil tight (9 replies - 4099 views)

I install mine completely dry. All surfaces must be cleaned with acetone. Use blue tape on the outer 1/8" in a few spots to position ...   12-23-2013 10:08 pm

Suspension > Steering Rack (2 replies - 2778 views)

No, if the pinion or the rack is worn you will need to have it rebuilt. I tried .003" shims under the cap opposite where ...   12-20-2013 10:41 pm

Engine & Transmission > 318 Chrysler main bearing (6 replies - 4048 views)

Judson Manning was the guy who used to do such things. Unfortunately, he is not active on this board. Frank S. was trying to reach ...   12-17-2013 07:28 am

Suspension > Installing front sway bar (33 replies - 21561 views)

That looks really odd compared to the chassis mount bars. ...   11-29-2013 09:01 pm

Brakes > Inexpensive home-made pressure brake bleeder (22 replies - 47183 views)

It may not hold a vacuum at all so no need to consider other options until you get there. The check valve is bad it probably ...   11-26-2013 08:20 pm

Carburetors > Dellorto DHLA 45 Has No Fuel Main Jets (6 replies - 4423 views)

Weird. Did the engine run above 3000 rpm? That's when the main circuit cuts in. I've never heard of this "performance" technique. Maybe the jets stuck ...   11-25-2013 03:12 pm

Carburetors > Dellorto DHLA 45 Has No Fuel Main Jets (6 replies - 4423 views)

Wow! Another new poster on the board. Welcome! I'm not sure how the main jet could be installed if not pressed onto an emulsion tube. The ...   11-25-2013 01:24 am

Engine & Transmission > Getrag 5 speed linkage problems (2 replies - 2714 views)

Welcome to the board! If you are handy, a lot can be done to tighten up the shifter. One can install sleeves into all the pivot ...   11-25-2013 12:19 am

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > JH 10100 (10 replies - 5801 views)

Welcome! The previous owner spent a load of cash on that motor. The anodized cam pulleys and Lotus covers are from a later Lotus Esprit. I ...   11-24-2013 01:03 am

Brakes > Inexpensive home-made pressure brake bleeder (22 replies - 47183 views)

http://www.buckeyetriumphs.org/technical/Brakes/Servo/Servo.htm Lots of good info here. ...   11-22-2013 09:17 pm

Engine & Transmission > engine questions (4 replies - 2899 views)

10 to 12 deg advance with the distributor vacuum line capped. Leave it capped off due to the capsule being vacuum retard, not advance. Emissions ...   11-22-2013 01:27 am

Engine & Transmission > engine questions (4 replies - 2899 views)

The standard cam is the "c" cam. The intake and exhaust are the same, the manual contains an error concerning cam timing. 272 deg is ...   11-21-2013 04:02 pm

Carburetors > Morgan Carbtune (33 replies - 20413 views)

Which vacuum hose? ...   11-20-2013 06:58 pm

Engine & Transmission > engine questions (4 replies - 2899 views)

Nice find! The best bang for the buck on a stock federal engine is to replace the Strombergs with the Dellorto 40's that you have. ...   11-20-2013 06:56 pm


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