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Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (13 replies - 194 views)

Tim-Your intuition is good. In a standard mechanical points ignition or with Pertronix 1 the hookup should be to the side of the ...   09-19-2018 07:04 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (13 replies - 194 views)

Don- I would fix the problem with oil inside the distributor first. Engine oil is an electrical insulator, so it could keep the ...   09-19-2018 05:35 am

Projects > 74 J-H #14677 Custom- Reserection (30 replies - 3230 views)

Apparently these brake calipers are available as a bolt-on. Not cheap, tho. http://3d1e61.36.ekmpowershop.net/jensen-healey-brake-caliper-kit-6578-p.asp ...   06-02-2018 03:54 am

Ignition > Should I rewire hot to coil ? (9 replies - 844 views)

I definitely would not leave any bare wires dangling around, especially since it is possible that the wire is shorted to some other wire inside ...   05-29-2018 04:31 am

Ignition > Should I rewire hot to coil ? (9 replies - 844 views)

Engine oil is a good insulator, so oil on the outside of the distributor should not cause electrical problems. On the inside, however it ...   05-27-2018 04:58 pm

Fuel Stuff > Fuel pump pressure (10 replies - 823 views)

There is a typo in Tim's float heights: 17mm = 0.669", not 0.779". So the target range should be 0.63" - 0.67". ...   05-23-2018 01:28 am

Fuel Stuff > Electrical (13 replies - 1275 views)

If you are going out to buy a timing light, I would also get a remote starter switch. This gets connected between the batter ...   03-25-2018 11:03 pm

Fuel Stuff > Electrical (13 replies - 1275 views)

Hi John, Sorry about the slow reply. I have been busy with my own projects this weekend a forgot. The total resistance for coil+ballast ...   03-25-2018 10:40 pm

Fuel Stuff > Electrical (13 replies - 1275 views)

The additional wire to the tach should go to the coil connection that goes to the points. The voltage at this point should switch ...   03-24-2018 02:14 am

Fuel Stuff > Electrical (13 replies - 1275 views)

Oops. Looking more carefully, you may have the new tach wired up incorrectly. The old one was current sensing, the new one is voltage ...   03-23-2018 10:43 pm

Fuel Stuff > Electrical (13 replies - 1275 views)

Hi John, Welcome to the wonderful world of Lucas electrics. If it is any consolation, I am an electrical engineer, have played with electronics since ...   03-23-2018 09:51 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Fritzy Tachometer (40 replies - 54533 views)

I assume then, that everything was put together correctly and working originally. If the rev reading goes up to 3000 and then has a ...   06-16-2017 03:44 am

Electrical & Instruments > Fritzy Tachometer (40 replies - 54533 views)

Hi Dan, Do you know if the tach is reading correctly at the lower RPMs? The XDi ignition system uses two coils for a 4-cyl ...   06-15-2017 05:53 am

Body & interior stuff > Tan carpets (5 replies - 1814 views)

When I did my interior I ended having to cut my own. Getting the old carpets out in one piece to be able to ...   05-10-2017 06:45 pm

Engine & Transmission > oil cooler sandwich plate (7 replies - 2972 views)

The extension fitting is just round, no hex machining. See pic below from the parts catalog. I never had a problem removing or ...   02-03-2017 03:51 am

Engine & Transmission > oil cooler sandwich plate (7 replies - 2972 views)

On mine there never was a hex nut. The sandwich plate to the oil cooler is just held in place when the oil filter ...   02-03-2017 12:59 am

Projects > JH LeMons race car! (5 replies - 3327 views)

According to his facebook page, he got first place in class C in May 2016. First time out. ...   01-19-2017 03:17 am

Engine & Transmission > Delta 4 into 1 header and steering column question (20 replies - 10965 views)

1 Forget about removing the engine, way too much work 2 Raising the engine a bit makes it easier to get at some of the bolts ...   01-19-2017 03:03 am

Engine & Transmission > oil cooler delete (14 replies - 4103 views)

One advantage of not having an oil cooler is that it makes oil changes much more efficient. There is a significant amount of oil ...   01-03-2017 02:01 am

Engine & Transmission > Getrag 5 speed transmission (11 replies - 4073 views)

Nothing wrong with welding, at least if it is a professional job. A good weld is supposedly stronger than the original steel. I got ...   12-17-2016 05:32 am

Engine & Transmission > Getrag 5 speed transmission (11 replies - 4073 views)

Forgot: Also make sure that the half-round end slips under the clip on the lever, not just sitting on top. When the whole thing ...   12-15-2016 09:38 pm

Engine & Transmission > Getrag 5 speed transmission (11 replies - 4073 views)

It was many years ago, but I think it was probably longer than that. But then, I am not a fast worker and I ...   12-15-2016 09:32 pm

Engine & Transmission > Getrag 5 speed transmission (11 replies - 4073 views)

The pivot pin on my 5-speed broke at the stem between the main body and the half-round head. I was able to remove and ...   12-15-2016 05:01 am

Fuel Stuff > thickness of material for under gas tank (8 replies - 2912 views)

Forgot to mention: There is also supposed to be a rubber grommet in the drain hole in the chassis. This helps keep any moisture ...   10-03-2016 06:19 am

Fuel Stuff > thickness of material for under gas tank (8 replies - 2912 views)

3/16" thick sounds about right. I used some felt padding that was around 5/16" or so and it was too thick. I had ...   10-02-2016 05:50 pm

Body & interior stuff > Rust Converter (2 replies - 1662 views)

Rustoleum has worked well for me. What I have done is remove as much rust as possible using sandpaper, steel wool and wire brushes, ...   07-04-2016 05:37 am

Ignition > Misfire after 30 minutes (30 replies - 11050 views)

Before replacing or rebuilding the voltage gauge, you might want to check the ground connections on the back of the instrument panel. Loose connections turned ...   06-06-2016 07:37 pm

Ignition > Misfire after 30 minutes (30 replies - 11050 views)

Unless you are a musician, setting the idle by ear is probably not that reliable. The best way I found to check this is ...   05-08-2016 04:11 pm

Ignition > Misfire after 30 minutes (30 replies - 11050 views)

Cranking the starter takes over ten times as much current from the battery as does running the engine. So if the starter still cranks ...   05-08-2016 05:03 am

Ignition > Misfire after 30 minutes (30 replies - 11050 views)

I agree with Answerman that it is not likely to be the tach. It is most likely something in the engine compartment. I ...   05-07-2016 08:50 pm

Body & interior stuff > Help! Seat won't tilt forward, can't tighten track mounts (10 replies - 5769 views)

Another possibility is that the nut is stripped rather than loose. In that case, after removing the other three bolts, try prying the rail ...   03-22-2016 04:21 pm

Body & interior stuff > Help! Seat won't tilt forward, can't tighten track mounts (10 replies - 5769 views)

If the nut is inside the frame rather than outside then it should not be keeping the rail from lifting up. Try removing the ...   03-22-2016 04:16 pm

Body & interior stuff > Help! Seat won't tilt forward, can't tighten track mounts (10 replies - 5769 views)

Is this the allen key bolt that holds the seat rail to the frame of the car? If so, the nut should be accessible ...   03-22-2016 05:04 am

Electrical & Instruments > Alternator Wiring (9 replies - 6403 views)

Dielectric grease IS an insulator. What it does is keep out air and moisture to keep the metal connectors from rusting or corroding. ...   03-18-2016 05:32 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Alternator Wiring (9 replies - 6403 views)

One of the brown wires on mine came loose at one time and the alternator stopped working until I plugged it back in. So ...   03-18-2016 03:32 pm

Body & interior stuff > Question for those who have installed the Delta floor pans (3 replies - 2651 views)

I think I understand what you are talking about. But when I compare the picture of the floor panel on JHPS with the drawing ...   12-26-2015 12:47 am

Projects > New Restoration Project Started - 13046 - Riverside, CA (70 replies - 35253 views)

Be careful putting in the oil cooler hoses. I bought a pair with the stainless steel braid from Delta recently. It was definitely ...   12-10-2015 07:50 pm

Carburetors > best place to have strombergs rebuilt (12 replies - 5713 views)

Given how long the car has been sitting, I would definitely replace the cam drive belt. Even if it looks OK, I would worry ...   12-10-2015 07:07 pm

Carburetors > best place to have strombergs rebuilt (12 replies - 5713 views)

Many years ago I had my carbs rebuilt by Apple Hydraulics. Since then I have had to replace some of the rubber bits, but ...   12-08-2015 08:32 pm

Body & interior stuff > Convertible Top Install (4 replies - 2955 views)

Mine is just glued in place as well. It has held fine for over 20 years, so I guess that is good enough if ...   11-19-2015 10:29 pm


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