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Electrical & Instruments > Fritzy Tachometer (40 replies - 48703 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 - 48703 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 - 785 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 - 1305 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 - 1305 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! (3 replies - 2206 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 - 7496 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 (10 replies - 1979 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 - 2082 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 - 2082 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 - 2082 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 - 2082 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 - 1568 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 - 1568 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 - 1028 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

Ignition > Misfire after 30 minutes (30 replies - 6324 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 08:37 pm

Ignition > Misfire after 30 minutes (30 replies - 6324 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 05:11 pm

Ignition > Misfire after 30 minutes (30 replies - 6324 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 06:03 am

Ignition > Misfire after 30 minutes (30 replies - 6324 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 09:50 pm

Body & interior stuff > Help! Seat won't tilt forward, can't tighten track mounts (10 replies - 4106 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 05:21 pm

Body & interior stuff > Help! Seat won't tilt forward, can't tighten track mounts (10 replies - 4106 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 05:16 pm

Body & interior stuff > Help! Seat won't tilt forward, can't tighten track mounts (10 replies - 4106 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 06:04 am

Electrical & Instruments > Alternator Wiring (9 replies - 4383 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 06:32 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Alternator Wiring (9 replies - 4383 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 04:32 pm

Body & interior stuff > Question for those who have installed the Delta floor pans (3 replies - 1926 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 01:47 am

Projects > New Restoration Project Started - 13046 - Riverside, CA (70 replies - 25372 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 08:50 pm

Carburetors > best place to have strombergs rebuilt (12 replies - 3799 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 08:07 pm

Carburetors > best place to have strombergs rebuilt (12 replies - 3799 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 09:32 pm

Body & interior stuff > Convertible Top Install (4 replies - 1976 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 11:29 pm

Suspension > Upper Ball Joint - Rivets? (3 replies - 2065 views)

Sorry, I don't remember the exact size and I did not keep an old one for reference. But any machinist or mechanic should be ...   09-22-2015 12:13 am

Suspension > Upper Ball Joint - Rivets? (3 replies - 2065 views)

This is the original ball joint. I remember these. I am surprised there are still any around. I replaced these on mine ...   09-21-2015 06:56 am

Miscellaneous > My JH & Delta (25 replies - 9610 views)

Oops. Forgot to mention that the engine was a slant-4, tilted over at about 45 degrees rather than straight up or flat like VW/Poshe ...   09-19-2015 05:36 pm

Miscellaneous > My JH & Delta (25 replies - 9610 views)

4-cylinder, 2 liter, aluminum alloy block, dual overhead cams, 4 valves per cylinder, wet sleeve. All standard stuff nowadays, but I read that it ...   09-18-2015 06:38 am

Wheels > Refinishing/restoring the stock JH wheels (16 replies - 6320 views)

Nice job. I like your variation with more polished metal. More work but looks better. I also liked your rotating machine. ...   09-13-2015 03:36 am

Wheels > Refinishing/restoring the stock JH wheels (16 replies - 6320 views)

I got curious and did some experimenting on one of my spare wheels. What I found was that I had to start with 400 ...   09-04-2015 12:16 am

Intro Tech Board stuff > Viewable Images (6 replies - 3205 views)

The 102kB limit is the size of the file on the disk, not the number of pixels. Formats like JPG do a good job ...   08-01-2015 04:16 pm

Body & interior stuff > JH5 Emblems (5 replies - 2968 views)

The metal plates, as well as the original emblems, were on the car when I bought it many years ago. Only the emblems fell ...   05-17-2015 02:16 am

Fuel Stuff > fuel hose routing in trunk (10 replies - 6560 views)

Here is one from the top showing how the hoses were attached.  I don't know why the breather tube loops around the way it does, ...   04-03-2015 04:02 am

Fuel Stuff > fuel hose routing in trunk (10 replies - 6560 views)

I can only attack one pic at a time.  Here is another angle. ...   04-03-2015 04:00 am

Fuel Stuff > fuel hose routing in trunk (10 replies - 6560 views)

Here are a couple of pics I took when I was taking the gas tank out for relining.  I always do this nowadays to help ...   04-03-2015 03:59 am


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