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Cooling > Replacing Heater core (2 replies - 162 views)

Coolant can also get into the interior if one or both of the hoses going to the heater are cracked or loose where they connect ...   03-22-2021 11:26 pm

Ignition > UK 907 Distributor without vacuum advance (9 replies - 532 views)

Both Tim and "Distributorguy" have good points, except for the "load of crap" part. IF everything in the HV circuit is good and the timing ...   03-13-2021 02:32 am

Cooling > Is a radiator fan shroud needed? (7 replies - 375 views)

If the thermostat controlling the coolant flow is working correctly then having the fan operating continuously should not make any significant difference in how fast ...   03-07-2021 02:11 am

Engine & Transmission > Strange rattle sound when idling (11 replies - 909 views)

Make sure the nut at the back of the shifter mechanism holding it to the insulator is tight (assuming your trans is a Getrag 5-speed, ...   12-01-2020 11:40 pm

Projects > 19744 Running (14 replies - 15531 views)

The official build date was 12/31/1974 though I doubt it was actually built then. Back when I bought it 35+ years ago, all the ...   08-31-2020 05:39 am

Carburetors > Fuel leaking from vent (39 replies - 4597 views)

I would definitely replace the TR6 needle. I doubt either of the needles are the main problem, but the JH engine was a major ...   08-14-2020 12:19 am

Carburetors > Fuel leaking from vent (39 replies - 4597 views)

What to buy at this point depends on how much of a hurry you are in and what kind of shape the carbs are in. ...   08-13-2020 05:20 am

Carburetors > Fuel leaking from vent (39 replies - 4597 views)

If the car was running OK and you did not smell any gasoline when running, my guess is that the leak is small, possibly leaky ...   08-12-2020 08:19 pm

Carburetors > Fuel leaking from vent (39 replies - 4597 views)

The quickest way to solve the fuel pressure question is to install a pressure regulator close to the carbs that has a readout dial. ...   08-12-2020 08:10 pm

Carburetors > Fuel leaking from vent (39 replies - 4597 views)

When you switch the needle and damper assembly do you also switch the spring? I think the springs for a TR6 are significantly softer ...   08-12-2020 08:02 pm

Carburetors > Fuel leaking from vent (39 replies - 4597 views)

The first thing I would check is the fuel pressure at the carbs. This should be less than 3.5 PSI. More than this ...   08-12-2020 06:48 am

Ignition > Installing a MSD 6AL with a petronix stich (5 replies - 944 views)

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Ignition > Installing a MSD 6AL with a petronix stich (5 replies - 944 views)

Never mind. What I was thinking will not work. If the system will not trigger the tach as is, I think you will ...   07-26-2020 07:46 pm

Brakes > How to remove brake drums? (13 replies - 1989 views)

Once the wheels are off, you should be able to just pull the drum off. There is a hole in each drum that allows ...   07-20-2020 04:32 am

Electrical & Instruments > WOSP Starter Motor Install, 3x the torque and 1/3 the size and weight (12 replies - 3853 views)

My starter was doing more and more clicking before starting, so I decided to get the Gustafson. On the plus side, it is smaller, ...   07-17-2020 10:30 pm

Miscellaneous > engine diagrams? (16 replies - 2895 views)

The coolant leak could also be from the hose that goes to the intake manifold. Since you have the manifold off, it would be ...   07-17-2020 05:53 am

Carburetors > fuel leak stromberg (11 replies - 2853 views)

If the bottom o-ring is leaking, then other rubber parts may be going bad as well. I recommend taking off the top on one ...   05-15-2020 05:26 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Spark Plugs for Lotus 907 - 2.2L Hi Compression Engine (7 replies - 2394 views)

Sounds to me that the changes you made should help, at least a little. According to the manual, 0.023" gap is where you should ...   05-03-2020 04:25 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil cooler hose replacement (2 replies - 1154 views)

It has been a number of years since I replaced mine, but I do not remember having to buy any special tools. I do ...   05-01-2020 05:04 am

Miscellaneous > I think I just got an upgrade! (4 replies - 1485 views)

The most common mis-identification I get is that it is a Triumph Spitfire. It even happened from a guy who owned a Spitfire, though to ...   04-27-2020 11:13 pm

Electrical & Instruments > WOSP Starter Motor Install, 3x the torque and 1/3 the size and weight (12 replies - 3853 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 - 5207 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 - 7689 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 - 7689 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 - 7689 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 - 7689 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 - 7689 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 (45 replies - 11070 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 (45 replies - 11070 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 (45 replies - 11070 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 (55 replies - 13258 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 (55 replies - 13258 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 (55 replies - 13258 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 - 3770 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 - 3770 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 (55 replies - 13258 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 - 5373 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 - 12081 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 - 12081 views)

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

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 12081 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


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