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Wheels > Motor oil viscosoity (12 replies - 6827 views)

Hi Robb, Welcome to the insane asylum. Sorry, I mean JH enthusiast society. You are probably about to witness a big argument about the advantages of various ...   03-27-2015 05:01 am

Cooling > Electric fan sender (9 replies - 4878 views)

Here is a picture of how I installed it.  I had to drill the holes to mount the control module.  The control just has a ...   03-19-2015 08:27 pm

Cooling > Electric fan sender (9 replies - 4878 views)

The fan I got from Delta many years ago had a tube-shaped temp sensor that was to be inserted into the radiator cooling fins towards ...   03-19-2015 03:13 pm

Projects > 16173 will be entering project status... (135 replies - 80809 views)

I am getting my car ready for repainting now and have had the same sort of issue with the bonnet. It seems to be ...   03-02-2015 01:10 am

Projects > Got it started (76 replies - 22932 views)

Sounds like a good plan. You might also check the connectors in the coil primary circuit. In my case I found some loose and ...   02-17-2015 06:27 am

Projects > Got it started (76 replies - 22932 views)

Sounds like the kind of thing I went through getting mine running after several years in storage. One of the problems I had was ...   02-16-2015 08:11 pm

Fuel Stuff > rejuvenating fuel sending unit (7 replies - 7481 views)

I doubt that it is possible to get anything new. You could possibly get a used one from http://www.britishmasters.net/ Though it will at least require ...   01-28-2015 02:02 am

Body & interior stuff > Paint color (6 replies - 3558 views)

A nice old guy at the local paint store did some searching and found my paint color (Brookland's Green) under British Motor Corporation.  You could ...   01-28-2015 01:34 am

Suspension > Delta Motorsports Rear Springs (7 replies - 3712 views)

The way I installed these was to get the top bolt started first. I may have used a longer bolt for this. Then I ...   12-31-2014 03:20 pm

Suspension > Delta Motorsports Rear Springs (7 replies - 3712 views)

As I remember, I had to rotate these around to find a good angle to get them to seat well. But I thought I ...   12-31-2014 04:30 am

Suspension > Delta Motorsports Rear Springs (7 replies - 3712 views)

If I remember correctly, the springs only went in one way. The correct end had to be up and the spring rotated to the ...   12-31-2014 02:41 am

Suspension > Delta Motorsports Rear Springs (7 replies - 3712 views)

Front springs or rear?  Here is what one of my spare rear springs looks like.  I forget whether this is an original spring or a ...   12-31-2014 02:24 am

Body & interior stuff > JH5 Emblems (5 replies - 3018 views)

Attached is the J-H 5 portion of the emblem.  This is also 600 DPI and should print out to 2 7/16" by 5/8".  (If anyone ...   12-26-2014 08:02 pm

Body & interior stuff > JH5 Emblems (5 replies - 3018 views)

Attached is file for the Union Jack part of the emblem at 600 DPI resolution.  If printed out it should be 2 7/16" by 1 ...   12-26-2014 08:00 pm

Body & interior stuff > JH5 Emblems (5 replies - 3018 views)

I am finally in the process of restoring my exterior.  The JH5 emblems on one side of the car had fallen off and were in ...   12-26-2014 07:56 pm

Engine & Transmission > Strange Noise (33 replies - 13936 views)

One more thought: the cabin heater core can come loose on these cars. You can check by pushing and pulling on the pair of ...   12-13-2014 03:48 pm

Engine & Transmission > Strange Noise (33 replies - 13936 views)

Sounds like something loosening up and resonating, though exactly what is a puzzle. I do not hear any high frequency clanks like I would ...   12-13-2014 12:58 am

Engine & Transmission > Strange Noise (33 replies - 13936 views)

The link worked, but the video was "private", so I could not access it. Can you change it to public? ...   12-12-2014 04:31 am

Engine & Transmission > Strange Noise (33 replies - 13936 views)

Funny coincidence.  Just this weekend I had a noise suddenly crop up that sounded much like this.  It was a fairly high-pitched swirling noise, like ...   12-08-2014 09:42 pm

Ignition > electronic ignition conversion (21 replies - 16053 views)

The oil line should be long and flexible enough to pull the instrument cluster out far enough to disconnect the line from the pressure gauge ...   11-26-2014 02:52 pm

Ignition > electronic ignition conversion (21 replies - 16053 views)

I had my tach open a few months ago. It was an inductive pickup with a heavy duty wire for the primary. I ...   11-22-2014 12:26 am

Engine & Transmission > Strange Noise (33 replies - 13936 views)

I agree that a well-maintained J-H with such low mileage is unlikely to have internal bearing problems. So my next guess would be external ...   11-12-2014 08:01 pm

Engine & Transmission > Strange Noise (33 replies - 13936 views)

Does the sound change depending on the load on the engine? The only experience I had with bad main bearings (not JH), the sound ...   11-10-2014 07:15 pm

Engine & Transmission > Strange Noise (33 replies - 13936 views)

The electrical problem you are describing sounds more like one or more bad connections rather than the alternator itself. My experience with these alternators ...   11-03-2014 02:10 am

Engine & Transmission > Strange Noise (33 replies - 13936 views)

Sounds most like a water pump bearing to me. These can make all kinds of strange noises. It can also change depending on ...   11-02-2014 02:18 am

Projects > 19744 Running (11 replies - 7441 views)

I finally have broken down and finished the last of the mechanical work I have been planning. I replaced my beloved old Spax shocks ...   10-28-2014 06:01 am

Wheels > Tire Size (25 replies - 32598 views)

I finally replaced my ancient 205/60R13's with 15 inch wheels and Michelin 205/60R15's. I was considering putting the Kumho's on the stock wheels, but ...   10-28-2014 05:31 am

Body & interior stuff > Interior trim (10 replies - 5791 views)

I had the same problem: nothing available in the tan color I have. So I repaired the ripped parts of the old vinyl with ...   06-25-2014 05:04 am

Miscellaneous > Switched to Hagerty Insurance (7 replies - 4250 views)

I used to keep my JH5 insured even during the years when it was a garagester. The reason was that the multi-car discount AAA ...   06-22-2014 01:11 am

Carburetors > starting after a lay off (13 replies - 6872 views)

I am a bit late with this reply, but using glue to hold the O-rings is not a good idea. As the mating surfaces ...   06-11-2014 12:45 am

Projects > 19744 Running (11 replies - 7441 views)

Apparently I can only attach one file per post, so here is the pic of the new covered seat. ...   06-08-2014 02:47 am

Projects > 19744 Running (11 replies - 7441 views)

I finally got the rebuilt seats back in. I decided to go with repairing the JH seats instead of replacing them with Miata seats ...   06-08-2014 02:46 am

Carburetors > starting after a lay off (13 replies - 6872 views)

Possibly something bad in the vacuum system? The amount of vacuum to the carbs and distributor is different under load. Possibly a hose ...   06-01-2014 06:00 pm

Projects > 19744 Running (11 replies - 7441 views)

Funny the small things that catch me in getting this thing back to snuff. As everyone knows, it never rains in California. But ...   05-22-2014 12:10 am

Projects > 19744 Running (11 replies - 7441 views)

I have been remiss in updating my progress.  Largely because I have been out having fun with the car. As mentioned previously, I wanted to recheck ...   05-20-2014 04:41 am

Brakes > Master cylinder rebuild (0 replies - 2003 views)

My brakes have been working fine, but the brake fluid tank on my master cylinder was seriously discolored and cracking, so I decided to try ...   05-20-2014 03:20 am

Cooling > Running hot (10 replies - 7758 views)

I went out and looked at the spare water pump core and thermostat I had sitting around. I stand corrected. The water flow ...   05-20-2014 12:57 am

Cooling > Running hot (10 replies - 7758 views)

My understanding is that engine coolant temperatures usually run right around the boiling point of water (100C). I think the lack of a thermostat ...   05-18-2014 03:17 am

Projects > 19744 Running (11 replies - 7441 views)

I got the tank back from the shop this past week. The price ended up being $240. They said they had to fix ...   05-01-2014 12:19 am

Fuel Stuff > rejuvenating fuel sending unit (7 replies - 7481 views)

The first time I put the sending unit back in I had a leak. I had a new gasket, cleaned the mating surface of ...   04-30-2014 11:25 pm


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