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Electrical & Instruments > WOSP Starter Motor Install, 3x the torque and 1/3 the size and weight (3 replies - 164 views)

Very nice. The price is a bit painful though. I notice that the price is considerably higher than WOSP starters for other British ...   03-20-2020 11:07 pm

Suspension > Suspension bushings out of Differential, How? (9 replies - 2986 views)

Repeat soaking with WD40 or similar stuff over a couple of days, heating the surrounding metal to boiling water temp and then pressing or hammering ...   03-18-2020 11:01 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Tach not functioning correctly (32 replies - 897 views)

I don't know of anything that explains the internal circuitry much. You might try googling "Smiths RVI tachometer" and see what you can find. ...   03-18-2020 04:31 am

Electrical & Instruments > Tach not functioning correctly (32 replies - 897 views)

cjwilson wrote: I am pretty sure it's original. So I should measure AC Current into the tach? My meter goes up to 10A. Is that enough? ...   03-18-2020 01:30 am

Electrical & Instruments > Tach not functioning correctly (32 replies - 897 views)

cjwilson wrote: I do have 12V DC into the tach. Someone told me that I need to check the signal wire into the tach for AC ...   03-17-2020 11:20 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Tach not functioning correctly (32 replies - 897 views)

cjwilson wrote: The only issue I see is the wires in the male bullet connector are starting to fray. I'm guessing that 50% of the wires ...   03-17-2020 11:12 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Tach not functioning correctly (32 replies - 897 views)

cjwilson wrote: So I'm wondering if I need to rebuild my tach. Possible, but unlikely. When I did a Spiyda conversion on my tach, the tach ...   03-17-2020 09:16 pm

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (16 replies - 1034 views)

Congrats on getting it figured out. Looks and sounds awesome! When you get it out on the road, be sure to listen for ...   02-22-2020 10:43 pm

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (16 replies - 1034 views)

Additional thought: The choke on most carbs is dual-action. It increases the idle speed as well as the mixture. One possibility is that ...   02-19-2020 05:13 am

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (16 replies - 1034 views)

discogodfather wrote: She started right away, had the choke on fully. Idled rough until I got the timing set, all good at 0 degrees advance, ...   02-19-2020 04:19 am

Ignition > Distributor timing and cam belt on a custom high power engine (29 replies - 1711 views)

Wow, you have some nice equipment available and know how to use it. I am envious. Here is the distributor advance spec from the JH ...   02-13-2020 10:36 pm

Ignition > Distributor timing and cam belt on a custom high power engine (29 replies - 1711 views)

Replacements for the internal distributor seal has come up numerous times on this forum. Here is the link to one of them: http://www.jensenhealey.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=2134&forum_id=5 (look at post ...   02-13-2020 02:59 am

Ignition > Distributor timing and cam belt on a custom high power engine (29 replies - 1711 views)

discogodfather wrote: What I see taking them apart (also took my 25D apart) is that there isn't much difference on the shafts. The 25D Lucas ...   02-12-2020 07:11 pm

Carburetors > carburetor (12 replies - 987 views)

Thank you for the good information, Tim. One minor correction: Esprit2 wrote: ...turn them left (counter-clockwise), counting turns as you go, and the needle will drop ...   02-12-2020 05:27 pm

Carburetors > carburetor (12 replies - 987 views)

chrisl wrote: Thanks gents, it will be interesting to see what the difference between the two types of carby on the same car will be I hope ...   02-09-2020 09:53 pm

Ignition > Distributor timing and cam belt on a custom high power engine (29 replies - 1711 views)

discogodfather wrote: Finally got around to pulling my distributor yesterday. Seems like it's a Lucas 25D that's had its vacuum advance converted to a Centrifical. The ...   02-08-2020 02:19 am

Body & interior stuff > Rejen Leather Seat Kit (16 replies - 1893 views)

In my car the cover was never glued to the foam. It was originally fastened in place using circular clips to hold it to ...   12-02-2019 01:47 am

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 4338 views)

Congratulations! Glad to hear you got it running the way you like. Have fun! ...   11-24-2019 12:17 am

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 4338 views)

Very nice, Rick. I will have to make one of these. ...   11-23-2019 06:31 pm

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 4338 views)

Sorry about getting the direction of rotation wrong. I always seem to get that part backwards. Glad you got it figured out. When finalizing ...   11-22-2019 05:41 am

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 4338 views)

I always have to keep sideways pressure on the distributor whenever I make timing adjustments to keep it from popping out. In my case ...   11-21-2019 02:48 pm

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 4338 views)

My guess is that the static timing of the Pertronix 1 is not very accurate. I would trust what you are seeing with the ...   11-20-2019 04:08 am

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 4338 views)

Congratulations! This can be a frustrating car to work on but it is very gratifying when you finally get everything right. High idle speed actually ...   11-18-2019 10:27 pm

Ignition > Ignition switch wiring (8 replies - 1138 views)

I agree with Frank. This sort of thing has happened to me several times over the years. It could be the switch, but ...   11-16-2019 04:36 am

Electrical & Instruments > Main Wiring Harness Replacement (31 replies - 4299 views)

Connect it at first with an ammeter between the batter and the harness? Clip one end to the battery cable and use a probe ...   11-07-2019 12:16 am

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 4338 views)

flatlanderep wrote: is the magnetic ring down far enough on the shaft? Is does not go down any further and aligns with the amplifier. It looks ...   11-06-2019 09:54 pm

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 4338 views)

Sorry, scratch the earlier remark (if you read it). I had the direction wrong. The pic shows the crank at almost exactly TDC, ...   11-04-2019 01:39 am

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 4338 views)

The timing may be off when you changed over to the Pertronix, but it should not be off by 180 deg unless you also changed ...   11-03-2019 03:19 pm

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 4338 views)

Your spark plug gap may be too big. The spec for is 0.025" for Strombergs, not 0.035". ...   11-03-2019 05:07 am

Engine & Transmission > Static Timing adjustment (12 replies - 2929 views)

TommyV9 wrote: Can a distributor with the Pertronix Ignitor II be static timed? Not with a continuity detector like Tim described. The Ignitor 2 is a ...   08-21-2019 05:42 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pressure (27 replies - 5367 views)

Glad you got it fixed. If you are going to keep the washers as a permanent fix, it might be good to fill in ...   08-02-2019 07:57 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pressure (27 replies - 5367 views)

The only thing I know of that would cause both front and rear wheels to lock up is the master cylinder needing adjustment. I ...   07-31-2019 04:21 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pressure (27 replies - 5367 views)

It sounds to me like the engine is running fine, but something in the drive train or wheels is overheating and locking up after going ...   07-30-2019 03:51 am

Brakes > Need some brake wisdom (9 replies - 1942 views)

Yes, having to pump the brake pedal to maintain brake pressure was the first thing I noticed after I had been driving with the rebuilt ...   07-15-2019 07:11 pm

Brakes > Need some brake wisdom (9 replies - 1942 views)

This looks like what happened after I bought a rebuild kit for my master cylinder. When I took it apart I found that the ...   07-15-2019 04:45 am

Engine & Transmission > Need to change out the Timing Belt Tensioner (21 replies - 5026 views)

On problem I have had with getting the marks properly lined up when installing a new belt is getting all the slack out in the ...   06-07-2019 11:03 pm

Ignition > Crazy no start issue for 73 JH # 12265 (3 replies - 1134 views)

I think you are on the right track in suspecting a fuel problem. My guess is that the fuel inlets to the carbs are ...   05-19-2019 05:03 pm

Brakes > Lockheed or Girling? (4 replies - 1761 views)

I have been happy with the Lockheeds on my car: they are reasonably easy to work on and the hand brake holds better than other ...   05-08-2019 04:09 am

Miscellaneous > Wheeler Dealers (6 replies - 1981 views)

The video is available online: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x76klxh?fbclid=IwAR39FwVYg4NSk4N_oD4fP_HgtcAl-R9yAzz2qGKsxFQBwj8J4cKJ3o_mwC8 ...   05-08-2019 04:02 am

Brakes > Brake Drums Interchangable Lockheed and Girling? (1 reply - 831 views)

The drums for both types have the same part # in the JH parts catalog (93842), so presumably they are the same. All the ...   05-04-2019 05:41 am


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