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Fuel Stuff > Fuel Pump vs Fuel Lines (42 replies - 3556 views)

Steve, I see so many issues here it is hard to know where to start. For one, I don't see how valve shims could have ...   03-15-2019 03:26 am

Fuel Stuff > Fuel tank vent lines...etc. (21 replies - 12020 views)

Rick, McMaster-Carr has reasonably-priced anti-backflow valves that are rated for gasoline and can be spliced into the tubing. The 0.5PSI pressure required to open the ...   02-07-2019 04:12 pm

Body & interior stuff > Delta Seat Covers (2 replies - 251 views)

I redid my seats about two years ago. The seat covers Delta had only came in brown and looked about the same quality as ...   01-10-2019 03:05 am

Brakes > TR-6 Master Cylinder -Other options? (7 replies - 608 views)

I have not bought this particular item from Martin Robey, but I have bought others and been very happy with the quality. Nothing like ...   01-10-2019 02:13 am

Electrical & Instruments > Handling (6 replies - 3001 views)

one of these articles on the TR7 that stated the big problem with them was the rear axle would fall out of the car I don't ...   12-22-2018 04:50 pm

Carburetors > Rebuild or upgrade? (14 replies - 1019 views)

It just pulls out to replace the O ring correct? Unfortunately (and hopefully) not. If it has not been broken, then there are internal ...   12-20-2018 04:35 pm

Carburetors > Rebuild or upgrade? (14 replies - 1019 views)

If the carbs are leaking, they probably need some work, if only new gas inlet valves. Running rich could be caused by the Mr ...   12-19-2018 05:50 am

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Pump vs Fuel Lines (42 replies - 3556 views)

Electronic ignition is a nice upgrade, but is not necessarily a solution. Your car should at least fire up with the old-fashioned points. Do ...   12-15-2018 06:09 pm

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Pump vs Fuel Lines (42 replies - 3556 views)

If the sprocket timing marks are aligned as shown in the manual, then you should be TDC on compression cycle on cylinder #1. When ...   12-12-2018 02:28 am

Cooling > Heater hose size and routing. (6 replies - 602 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 05:40 pm

Cooling > Heater hose size and routing. (6 replies - 602 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 05:25 pm

Fuel Stuff > 2018 fuel pump recommendations for 1975 Jensen Healey (2 replies - 355 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 05:24 pm

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Pump vs Fuel Lines (42 replies - 3556 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 05:24 pm

Body & interior stuff > carburetor (4 replies - 476 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 01:23 am

Body & interior stuff > carburetor (4 replies - 476 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 02:13 am

Carburetors > Looking for Rebuilt Strombergs (3 replies - 504 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 08:08 pm

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Pump vs Fuel Lines (42 replies - 3556 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 02:01 am

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Pump vs Fuel Lines (42 replies - 3556 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 04:58 am

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Pump vs Fuel Lines (42 replies - 3556 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 04:06 am

Carburetors > Stromberg rebuild (2 replies - 557 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 03:58 am

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Tank Lines (10 replies - 1344 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 ...   10-05-2018 11:04 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (41 replies - 4910 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 09:16 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (41 replies - 4910 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 04:07 am

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (41 replies - 4910 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" (41 replies - 4910 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 - 6301 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 - 2064 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 - 2064 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 - 2248 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 - 2532 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 - 2532 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 - 2532 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 - 2532 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 - 2532 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 - 59197 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 - 59197 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 - 2514 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 - 3934 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 - 3934 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 - 4244 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


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