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Engine & Transmission > 5 speed trans (2 replies - 178 views)

One suggestion for lubricating the linkage is to use aerosol spray motorcycle chain grease. I use Castrol which is very liquid (like WD40) from the ...   10-12-2017 09:30 am

Cooling > Cleaning the entire system? (9 replies - 5379 views)

I would be a little cautious about the dishwasher tabs - different manufacturers have different compositions and specific information is hard to find. The coolant ...   10-03-2017 07:37 am

Brakes > BRAKE FLUID (6 replies - 6455 views)

Not sure if DOT 5.1 is available over there - it's fully compatible with DOT 3&4 but has a much higher boiling point. Note that ...   09-22-2017 10:35 am

Cooling > EVANS waterless coolant (1 reply - 370 views)

Cost is not the only downside. Water ( preferably distilled) is the best heat conductor. A good corrosion inhibiting antifreeze reduces the heat conductivity somewhat, ...   07-08-2017 07:49 am

Electrical & Instruments > Removable Hard top demister Loom Male plug (8 replies - 1043 views)

Hi Stu, Suggest you send a picture and description to these people - they have a pretty good selection of old Lucas bits and might be ...   04-26-2017 11:53 am

Body & interior stuff > Paint Codes (6 replies - 709 views)

Hard to tell under the bonnet - because it's was painted if you can call it that by the Banbury brickies. I seem to remember ...   03-28-2017 02:44 pm

Body & interior stuff > Paint Codes (6 replies - 709 views)

Thanks Nigel, The Matra number 8391C was the key - have ordered from http://www.carcolourservices.co.uk - made up and delivered within two days. Will find out just ...   03-28-2017 02:07 pm

Body & interior stuff > Paint Codes (6 replies - 709 views)

Hi Nigel, I tried taking the filler cap to a Porsche/Mercedes/Jaguar Land Rover approved repair shop but they said they couldn't get an accurate match because ...   03-27-2017 09:24 pm

Body & interior stuff > Paint Codes (6 replies - 709 views)

I'm looking for a modern equivalent paint to spray a door panel on my GT - the original colour is listed as both GIP26771/1 or ...   03-26-2017 08:24 pm

Suspension > Lower Trailing Arm Mounting (3 replies - 842 views)

Hi Nigel, Obvious question I suppose, but have you had the wheel alignment checked front to rear. Things can get twisted when replacing things like sills ...   01-15-2017 01:08 pm

Engine & Transmission > oil cooler delete (10 replies - 1866 views)

It's true that the standard cooler contains some oil - but this also helps in preventing the sump oil from reaching or exceeding the temperature ...   01-03-2017 09:54 am

Engine & Transmission > oil cooler delete (10 replies - 1866 views)

IMHO - Normally the optimum oil temperature should be in the range of 80-100C but most modern oils will tolerate up to 120C before oxidation ...   01-02-2017 06:40 pm

Engine & Transmission > oil cooler leak (6 replies - 1205 views)

I think the originals were 5/8" BSP Gordon ...   11-29-2016 03:52 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Crazy three fuse box (10 replies - 2288 views)

We are getting a little off topic here but yes I got my kit from Mike Taylor at Lotusbits. You get a fair amount of ...   10-21-2016 06:05 am

Electrical & Instruments > Crazy three fuse box (10 replies - 2288 views)

Hi Frank, I have a total of 16 blade fuses and 4 relays as described below – this is on a GT with fuel injection so ...   10-20-2016 02:04 pm

Ignition > Misfire after 30 minutes (30 replies - 5990 views)

No idea about reconditioning the gauge or even where you would source parts if they were needed. New ones are availability from Merlin in the ...   06-05-2016 09:35 pm

Fuel Stuff > Carbs or Fuel Pump Issues - 2.2L Stroker (20 replies - 4975 views)

Again my plumbing is different because I am on fuel injection with low pressure 3psi side and a high pressure 45psi side. The line from the ...   05-24-2016 07:47 am

Fuel Stuff > Carbs or Fuel Pump Issues - 2.2L Stroker (20 replies - 4975 views)

Hi Brett, Its a bit different layout from the GT but I believe the restrictor is to stop fuel being syphoned into the carbs. If ...   05-23-2016 01:29 pm

Projects > 18711 "Miss Jensen" (107 replies - 76574 views)

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Projects > 18711 "Miss Jensen" (107 replies - 76574 views)

I seem to remember that the first few rotors in my car also had a sprung counterweight which was the rev limiter - I haven't ...   05-21-2016 06:28 pm

Fuel Stuff > Carbs or Fuel Pump Issues - 2.2L Stroker (20 replies - 4975 views)

4.5 psi at the carb is on the high side 1.5-2.5 is the recommendation if your pressure regulator is adjustable. Gordon ...   05-21-2016 11:52 am

Engine & Transmission > Flywheels (2 replies - 2977 views)

I have a question regarding flywheels which I hope someone can help me with - my understanding is that early 907s were fitted with cast ...   05-18-2016 01:29 pm

Engine & Transmission > Leaking cam seal (15 replies - 3124 views)

Plugging it would be a retrograde step as the breathers in the cambox and crankcase both prevent pressure building up internally. You may just have ...   05-14-2016 06:22 pm

Engine & Transmission > Leaking cam seal (15 replies - 3124 views)

It's a long shot but make sure the breather hose from the cambox is not restricted or kinked. ...   05-14-2016 05:31 pm

Engine & Transmission > Leaking cam seal (15 replies - 3124 views)

Other possible causes depending on whether you are still using the standard airbox which is plumbed into the exhaust cam box and creates a slight ...   05-14-2016 10:47 am

Body & interior stuff > Tarunk lock spring gadget (6 replies - 1874 views)

Frank, From your description I believe you are looking for a circlip try http://www.centuryspring.com/retaining-rings Gordon ...   04-15-2016 08:42 am

Electrical & Instruments > Lucas Windshield Wiper ID (1 reply - 1224 views)

Hi Tim, Very hard to read properly. Hope this is what you are looking for. Gordon ...   04-05-2016 02:42 pm

Engine & Transmission > Delta 4 into 1 header and steering column question (20 replies - 7250 views)

Try Mike Taylor at Lotusbit's or Gary Kemp or possibly QED for the gaskets- Mike should be able to provide a stainless header as well. Gordon ...   03-29-2016 05:57 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Alternator Wiring (9 replies - 4202 views)

Wiring for the Lucas alternators should be as below unless Jensen in their wisdom have concocted some variation on the theme - this diagram is ...   03-19-2016 10:12 am

Fuel Stuff > Gas fumes in the trunk (9 replies - 7451 views)

Hi Frank, I was trying to point out that the standard nitrile lined hose which most of us use could well be the main contributor to ...   02-12-2016 08:20 am

Fuel Stuff > Gas fumes in the trunk (9 replies - 7451 views)

Old subject that never seems to go away but I may have come across a potential solution while I was researching suitable fuel hose for ...   02-11-2016 08:29 am

Engine & Transmission > Delta 4 into 1 header and steering column question (20 replies - 7250 views)

I don't know if Martin Robey have fixed their system or not - you would have to confirm and be aware that the manifold ports ...   01-17-2016 06:50 am

Engine & Transmission > driveshaft for W58 5 speed conversion (5 replies - 1704 views)

Hi Nigel, I believe that the reason for the two piece driveshaft is that there is very little lateral support at the back of the Getrag ...   12-23-2015 08:20 pm

Brakes > Master Cylinder (4 replies - 1910 views)

Hi Kurt, This could be a solution for your problem https://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/p/girling-reservoir-extension-gmc-rex Alternatively you could go for a remote reservoir which if the TR6 one has 7mm push in ...   10-27-2015 07:22 pm

Projects > More "bling" for the Jensen Healey (16 replies - 5153 views)

Hi Nigel, My GT never had the chrome on the rear edge of the bonnet, but I added some of the door edge strip to the ...   10-27-2015 10:38 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil Cooler hoses (11 replies - 3332 views)

Hi Joachim, Could be wrong here but it would seem that the only problem with the integrated oilstat is that it does not permit the ...   10-27-2015 07:54 am

Engine & Transmission > Timing Belt Noise (6 replies - 2472 views)

There's a difference between belt whine and a loud squeaking noise which could easily come from the water pump or alternator. I would suggest you ...   09-01-2015 08:58 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Handling (1 reply - 1517 views)

Has anyone ever looked up "automotive handling " in Wikipedia and read the somewhat slanderous comments about the Jensen GT.? It would appear that the author ...   08-12-2015 04:38 pm

Engine & Transmission > Urgent advice request (12 replies - 4962 views)

Hi Nigel, I was not aware that there are more than one version of the Jensen dellorto air box, live and learn. One thing I didn't mention ...   07-28-2015 04:44 pm

Engine & Transmission > Urgent advice request (12 replies - 4962 views)

Hi Nigel, My engine when last dynoed was giving 205 but has had several updates since then including fuel injection, crank fired ignition, éclat air box, ...   07-27-2015 08:05 pm


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