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Cooling > Heater hose size and routing. (6 replies - 85 views)

A word of caution: The heater is prone to rusting out. Before connecting to the cooling system, I would connect the hoses to the ...   12-08-2018 06:40 pm

Cooling > Heater hose size and routing. (6 replies - 85 views)

Mine uses 5/8" hose. Below is a pic of how they run. The hose going to the intake manifold is connected to the lower ...   12-08-2018 06:25 pm

Fuel Stuff > 2018 fuel pump recommendations for 1975 Jensen Healey (2 replies - 121 views)

I used a facet fuel pump (www.amazon.com/Facet-FEP42SV-Electric-Clamps-Fittings/dp/B0716LFMJ5) that worked well for about 100K miles. For the past couple of years I have had a ...   12-02-2018 06:24 pm

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Pump vs Fuel Lines (29 replies - 1374 views)

Hi Steve, Does your tachometer move when you crank the engine? If not, then there is most likely a problem in your primary circuit. ...   11-30-2018 06:24 pm

Body & interior stuff > carburetor (4 replies - 204 views)

The HV cables I mentioned were the high voltage cables from the coil to the distributor and to the spark plugs. The magnecor cables ...   11-16-2018 02:23 am

Body & interior stuff > carburetor (4 replies - 204 views)

If one of the carbs is malfunctioning I would expect that the corresponding pair of spark plugs would show some evidence of too rich or ...   11-15-2018 03:13 am

Carburetors > Looking for Rebuilt Strombergs (3 replies - 223 views)

Hi Brett, Joe Curto (joecurto.com) and Apple Hydraulics (www.applehydraulicsonline.com/collections/carburators) both rebuild Strombergs. I recently had my extra pair rebuilt by Joe Curto. They ...   11-10-2018 09:08 pm

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Pump vs Fuel Lines (29 replies - 1374 views)

I might add that the rotation is clockwise when viewed from the top of the distributor cap. The attached picture is from the JH parts ...   11-06-2018 03:01 am

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Pump vs Fuel Lines (29 replies - 1374 views)

Sounds like a loose distributor cap is the problem, or at least the main one. Yes, there is a clip on the back of ...   10-21-2018 05:58 am

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Pump vs Fuel Lines (29 replies - 1374 views)

If the engine is cranking, then the starter and solenoid should be OK. Here is what I would check: 1) bad connections: make sure the ...   10-20-2018 05:06 am

Carburetors > Stromberg rebuild (2 replies - 295 views)

Thakery washers are available many places: the JHPS store, Moss motors, Ebay... Google it. The original lock nuts on my car were metal. I ...   10-12-2018 04:58 am

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Tank Lines (10 replies - 712 views)

The restrictor goes in the line from the output of the fuel pump going back to the top of the fuel tank. You can ...   10-06-2018 12:04 am

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (38 replies - 2337 views)

Don, Standard 14 gauge wire to the coil is perfectly OK. The only thing I get worried about is the connectors. This is where ...   10-02-2018 10:16 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (38 replies - 2337 views)

Don, If you are sure that the assembly is correct, that you have a good 12V power to the tach and have tried reversing the signal ...   10-02-2018 05:07 am

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (38 replies - 2337 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 08:04 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (38 replies - 2337 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 06:35 am

Projects > 74 J-H #14677 Custom- Reserection (30 replies - 4675 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 04:54 am

Ignition > Should I rewire hot to coil ? (9 replies - 1587 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 05:31 am

Ignition > Should I rewire hot to coil ? (9 replies - 1587 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 05:58 pm

Fuel Stuff > Fuel pump pressure (10 replies - 1547 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 02:28 am

Fuel Stuff > Electrical (13 replies - 1853 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 ...   03-26-2018 12:03 am

Fuel Stuff > Electrical (13 replies - 1853 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 11:40 pm

Fuel Stuff > Electrical (13 replies - 1853 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 03:14 am

Fuel Stuff > Electrical (13 replies - 1853 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 11:43 pm

Fuel Stuff > Electrical (13 replies - 1853 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 10:51 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Fritzy Tachometer (40 replies - 56665 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 04:44 am

Electrical & Instruments > Fritzy Tachometer (40 replies - 56665 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 06:53 am

Body & interior stuff > Tan carpets (5 replies - 2161 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 07:45 pm

Engine & Transmission > oil cooler sandwich plate (7 replies - 3412 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 04:51 am

Engine & Transmission > oil cooler sandwich plate (7 replies - 3412 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 01:59 am

Projects > JH LeMons race car! (5 replies - 3780 views)

According to his facebook page, he got first place in class C in May 2016. First time out. ...   01-19-2017 04:17 am

Engine & Transmission > Delta 4 into 1 header and steering column question (20 replies - 12025 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 04:03 am

Engine & Transmission > oil cooler delete (14 replies - 5031 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 03:01 am

Engine & Transmission > Getrag 5 speed transmission (11 replies - 4635 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 06:32 am

Engine & Transmission > Getrag 5 speed transmission (11 replies - 4635 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 10:38 pm

Engine & Transmission > Getrag 5 speed transmission (11 replies - 4635 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 10:32 pm

Engine & Transmission > Getrag 5 speed transmission (11 replies - 4635 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 06:01 am

Fuel Stuff > thickness of material for under gas tank (8 replies - 3363 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 07:19 am

Fuel Stuff > thickness of material for under gas tank (8 replies - 3363 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 06:50 pm

Body & interior stuff > Rust Converter (2 replies - 1815 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 06:37 am


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