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Engine & Transmission > Lotus 5 speed transmission (31 replies - 10132 views)

Jim: Was the short shifter made by Cube Speed out of Australia? I have one in my JH with the W58 and I have mixed feelings ...   09-15-2017 06:28 am

Fuel Stuff > Interest in EFI article? (11 replies - 912 views)

Jim Sohl sn 11210 wrote: Hi Steven, I signed up for a yahoo account, that seems to have gone well. The Jensen Cars Group says that ...   09-10-2017 12:04 am

Fuel Stuff > Interest in EFI article? (11 replies - 912 views)

Frank, I sent you a group invite but I don't know if that will actually make a difference or not. ...   09-09-2017 05:48 am

Fuel Stuff > Interest in EFI article? (11 replies - 912 views)

Jody helped film an early version of this system when I first installed it onto my car. He then posted the video. That was the ...   09-09-2017 05:46 am

Fuel Stuff > Interest in EFI article? (11 replies - 912 views)

What information is it asking for? Bruce Madden was also having issues with the information Yahoo was asking for. I have never had this issue ...   09-08-2017 09:35 pm

Fuel Stuff > Interest in EFI article? (11 replies - 912 views)

There is a JensenCars group on YahooGroups that has a large tech files repository with a lot of Tim Engel's technical information he has posted ...   09-07-2017 06:03 pm

Fuel Stuff > Interest in EFI article? (11 replies - 912 views)

I have written up a 30 page document with photos of the process I went through to convert my 1974 Jensen-Healey to electronic fuel injection. ...   09-07-2017 05:33 pm

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 18110 views)

What is he doing about the clutch actuation? The Excel was a hydraulic clutch verses the mechanical cable type on the JH. I used an ...   02-21-2015 08:49 pm

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 18110 views)

Nigel What sorts of things will you have done to the bottom end of the 907 when you stretch it to the 2.2L I know LotusBits, Tim ...   02-21-2015 07:47 pm

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 18110 views)

If this guy is as shaky of a person as you are saying then only way for someone not in NZ to do that would ...   01-06-2015 01:36 am

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 18110 views)

Here are the gear ratios that Tim Engel provided me a few years ago for the various transmission options: Elite-Eclat ....... 1st ...... 2nd .... 3rd ...   01-05-2015 02:44 am

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 18110 views)

My W58 was out of a late 1980's Toyota Supra. ...   01-05-2015 01:55 am

Engine & Transmission > 907 rebuild manual (1 reply - 2036 views)

The various Lotus Esprit and Elite/Eclat groups on yahoogroups has MANY MANY excellent reference articles available free for download if you join the group. There ...   01-03-2015 06:14 am

Engine & Transmission > current composite head gasket lowers JH performance (1 reply - 2529 views)

Follow-up information from Tim: The torque specs are set relative to what the studs (nuts & bolts require), and that's what was done for the original ...   12-27-2014 04:11 am

Engine & Transmission > current composite head gasket lowers JH performance (1 reply - 2529 views)

Tim Engel just posted a very interest piece of information the the TurboEsprit mailing list. If many of you are not aware, the only head ...   12-25-2014 04:52 pm

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 18110 views)

I am in Ohio now but I have not been able to locate a good CNC capable machine shop yet that seems interested in doing ...   12-21-2014 05:54 am

Engine & Transmission > 907 Head(s) at Nurburgring (5 replies - 3527 views)

Later Lotus heads flow a lot better than the 907 heads. In particular the later Zeus heads from the S4s have much bigger ports. ...   12-21-2014 05:52 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil leak behind distributor housing (5 replies - 4508 views)

I have reached under the distributor drive / oil pump housing and felt there for oil and it seems to be dry so I don't ...   07-03-2013 03:19 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil leak behind distributor housing (5 replies - 4508 views)

My 1974 JH has had an oil leak around the area of the distributor ever since I got it. When I converted to the crank-fired ...   05-19-2013 03:35 pm

Engine & Transmission > removing cylinder head (10 replies - 5159 views)

If I am trying to remove the cylinder head from a 1974 Jensen-Healey, do I need to remove the  brake booster or anything else so ...   05-09-2013 11:05 pm

Engine & Transmission > 80 - 82 mph at 3500rpm - W58 5spd (6 replies - 3725 views)

I have digital gauges (tach, speedo, and some others) as a side effect of running the Megasquirt EFI & crank-fired ignition. There is an Android ...   04-28-2013 05:20 pm

Engine & Transmission > 80 - 82 mph at 3500rpm - W58 5spd (6 replies - 3725 views)

The lower gear ratios seem to work just fine in this application. Here are the various gear ratios as a comparison: .................... 1st ....... 2nd ... ...   04-26-2013 06:36 pm

Engine & Transmission > 80 - 82 mph at 3500rpm - W58 5spd (6 replies - 3725 views)

I finally have my digital gauge package working and a small fuel supply issue ironed out so I have been driving my JH with the ...   04-24-2013 07:31 am

Wheels > Correct offset or backspacing for 15x7 wheel? (2 replies - 4152 views)

Joachim: Please see the PM I just sent you regarding this issue. -- Steve ...   03-11-2013 11:05 pm

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 18110 views)

Unless you are planning on a big turbo I don't think you will be developing enough torque to exceed the capacity of the W58. Toyota ...   03-07-2013 12:13 am

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 18110 views)

The first T9 bellhousing is at the machine shop waiting for some available CNC mill time. Once we have the T9 transmission flange bolt pattern ...   03-04-2013 12:36 am

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 18110 views)

Here is some information on the gearing of the various transmissions (Thanks to Tim Engel for the figures): ..................... 1st ...... 2nd .... 3rd ..... 4th ...   03-03-2013 03:57 pm

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 18110 views)

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Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 18110 views)

Yesterday after almost two years of on-again off-again design work, preparation, and fabrication I got to drive one of my Jensen-Healeys with a five speed ...   03-03-2013 03:45 am

Ignition > Crank Fire Ignition (14 replies - 9948 views)

Yes, The article in the JHPS bulletin is a reprint of my 21 page article. I believe Greg split it up into two parts since ...   01-15-2013 07:53 pm

Ignition > Crank Fire Ignition (14 replies - 9948 views)

Very simple. Go to: http://www.autosportlabs.com/megajolte-p-41.html then scroll down to the bottom third of the page, just past the pictures of the "System Diagram" and "Tuning Software" where ...   12-25-2012 05:06 am

Ignition > Crank Fire Ignition (14 replies - 9948 views)

Frank Schwartz wrote: Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year! I have all the parts ready to install except the megajolt unit.  Where did you ...   12-24-2012 11:49 pm

Ignition > Crank Fire Ignition (14 replies - 9948 views)

I have an updated conversion article (version 4.01) as a 21 page PDF file . This article includes cost estimates for the various pieces necessary ...   12-24-2012 11:43 pm

Ignition > Fuel Injection KIt for 907 (109 replies - 88080 views)

Great write up Ross! Thanks for the pictures and video. Did you have a wide band O2 sensor installed? BTW, with other engine management ECUs, it is ...   06-16-2012 05:14 pm

Miscellaneous > Jensen East 2012 (8 replies - 6091 views)

I just uploaded 60 more photos of the JensenEast2012 meet. These latest ones are from the car show in Cowan TN on Saturday. Included are ...   06-04-2012 05:59 pm

Miscellaneous > Jensen East 2012 (8 replies - 6091 views)

I have just posted some photos from just before this morning's excellent drive event (Thanks Arvin & other organizers!) Car line-up from morning drive   The cars shown ...   06-02-2012 06:54 am

Engine & Transmission > Toyota W58 gearbox & bellhousing progress (10 replies - 8649 views)

It seems the cost of making a pattern to make castings from is too high to make this a smart thing to do for a ...   05-15-2012 03:53 am

Ignition > Fuel Injection KIt for 907 (109 replies - 88080 views)

Latest photos of the modified 907 intakes showing fuel injection additions: http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv215/StevenD57/working%20on%20cars/JH%20EFI%20work/JH_manifoldEFI048sm.jpg http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv215/StevenD57/working%20on%20cars/JH%20EFI%20work/JH_manifoldEFI050sm.jpg http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv215/StevenD57/working%20on%20cars/JH%20EFI%20work/JH_manifoldEFI051sm.jpg http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv215/StevenD57/working%20on%20cars/JH%20EFI%20work/JH_manifoldEFI052sm.jpg http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv215/StevenD57/working%20on%20cars/JH%20EFI%20work/JH_manifoldEFI054sm.jpg These photos show the fuel rail with high pressure (300psi) fuel lines with factory style ...   05-13-2012 09:48 pm

Engine & Transmission > Toyota W58 gearbox & bellhousing progress (10 replies - 8649 views)

Ultimately the availability of parts like this are dependent on demand. If only one or two or even three people want and are willing to ...   05-09-2012 11:26 pm

Engine & Transmission > Toyota W58 gearbox & bellhousing progress (10 replies - 8649 views)

I visited my fabricator's shop this afternoon and he is very close to having the Toyota Supra W58 5-speed transmission and Lotus Excel bellhousing ...   05-09-2012 02:04 am


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