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Intro Tech Board stuff > Viewable Images (6 replies - 3209 views)

I am struggling with uploading images to the forum. I edit .jpg and .png files in Microsoft Paint, resizing them to around 280 x ...   07-31-2015 07:29 pm

Engine & Transmission > Urgent advice request (12 replies - 5149 views)

Hi Joachim I don't have the raw data yet so I am reading the figures off the dyno plot. But, roughly speaking, peak bhp at ...   07-30-2015 08:53 pm

Engine & Transmission > Urgent advice request (12 replies - 5149 views)

Latest figures hot off the dyno. With the LotusBits big bore exhaust, replacing the stock Jensen muffler airbox setup with the early Lotus Excel ...   07-30-2015 05:38 pm

Engine & Transmission > Urgent advice request (12 replies - 5149 views)

Hi Gordon As far as I know, there was only ever one airbox setup (the AC muffler type) for Dellorto carb JHs and GTs. The ...   07-28-2015 10:11 pm

Engine & Transmission > Urgent advice request (12 replies - 5149 views)

Thanks Gordon. I've decided to go with the early Excel airbox setup (round hose attachment, clipped not bolted together) with a high performance K&N filter. ...   07-28-2015 10:39 am

Engine & Transmission > Urgent advice request (12 replies - 5149 views)

Dear JH/GT owners My GT was on the dyno today to assess the impact of the 907/912 HC hybrid engine upgrade and big bore exhaust system ...   07-27-2015 07:58 pm

Ignition > Electronic Ignition (13 replies - 6913 views)

Hi Georg My GT is now running, and I went up to LotusBits earlier today to finalise various outstanding jobs. They have fitted the Lucas ...   07-18-2015 06:35 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (26 replies - 10787 views)

Hi Michael I used one of these - http://www.retrosound.com/product-p/1950-54-hpa1.htm Despite the manufacturer claims that it works "almost anywhere", it did not provide good radio reception when I ...   06-28-2015 12:41 am

Brakes > rear brakes draging (10 replies - 4065 views)

Sorry, have just noticed that one of the orange arrows in your diagrams has moved! The right hand end of spring 21 should attach to ...   06-18-2015 06:27 am

Brakes > rear brakes draging (10 replies - 4065 views)

Hi Kim Yep, looks correct to me. You'll be able to tell for sure once you've assembled everything - if the springs are in the ...   06-18-2015 06:22 am

Brakes > rear brakes draging (10 replies - 4065 views)

Our posts crossed in the internet ether... I think, from memory, that the left hand side of spring 20 attaches to the same hole in the ...   06-18-2015 05:59 am

Brakes > rear brakes draging (10 replies - 4065 views)

To clarify, this means you assemble the hand brake lever to the left hand brake shoe before you fit the lever / brake shoe assembly ...   06-18-2015 05:52 am

Brakes > rear brakes draging (10 replies - 4065 views)

Hi Barthol In your diagram, the left hand side of the spring should be inserted in the hole in the left hand brake shoe which is ...   06-17-2015 10:35 pm

Brakes > Lockheed handbrake not quite holding (9 replies - 3687 views)

I don't think you can tighten the self-adjuster without dis-assembling the drum brake entirely. You should however, as Joachim says, be able to completely ...   06-12-2015 08:32 pm

Brakes > Lockheed handbrake not quite holding (9 replies - 3687 views)

My mechanical skills don't allow me to comment on the technical feasibility of what you're proposing! But, having had the Lockheed drum brakes on my GT ...   06-12-2015 06:35 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (26 replies - 10787 views)

I am particularly pleased with the new exhaust - it is custom made by LotusBits for the Lotus Excel (http://lotusbits.blogspot.co.uk/2010/11 ... steel.html) but they've also ...   06-12-2015 06:27 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (26 replies - 10787 views)

Mike Taylor and his team have also had to replace the oil cooler which was shot and would have distributed metal particles around my newly ...   06-12-2015 06:26 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (26 replies - 10787 views)

Nearly finished! I visited LotusBits this morning, and they reckon they're about 2 weeks away from completing the engine rebuild, which has turned into an ...   06-12-2015 06:25 pm

Accessories > Jensen GT steering wheel (5 replies - 4029 views)

That must have been quite a scrap yard to have a Jensen GT steering wheel... There is actually one for sale on eBay UK as of ...   06-03-2015 05:41 pm

Suspension > Uneven ride height (15 replies - 5849 views)

And another photo ...   05-28-2015 12:49 pm

Suspension > Uneven ride height (15 replies - 5849 views)

Another photo ...   05-28-2015 12:49 pm

Suspension > Uneven ride height (15 replies - 5849 views)

The body lean is sorted, at least to within a 5 mm difference between front wheel arch height measurements, which is good enough for me. ...   05-28-2015 12:47 pm

Wheels > Polished & Painted Stock Wheels (19 replies - 7301 views)

Over here in the UK where the roads are salted, general consensus is that it's better not to apply a clear lacquer to JH / ...   05-20-2015 04:09 pm

Suspension > Uneven ride height (15 replies - 5849 views)

Hi Jim Given all the suspension components you have replaced, I suspect the most likely causes of your body lean are: 1. Distorted front subframe 2. Incorrect positioning ...   05-20-2015 07:03 am

Suspension > Uneven ride height (15 replies - 5849 views)

Hi Jim Further investigation of the body lean on my GT has revealed incorrect positioning of the bolt hole in the driver's side chassis rail for ...   05-19-2015 07:12 am

Suspension > Uneven ride height (15 replies - 5849 views)

I am less sure about the positioning of a rear spacer / shim, because I have not personally had the rear suspension of my GT ...   05-06-2015 06:06 am

Suspension > Uneven ride height (15 replies - 5849 views)

Hi Jim I would have thought it would be preferable to replicate the factory position of the front spacer/shim i.e. between the front coil spring insulator ...   05-06-2015 05:58 am

Electrical & Instruments > GT Rear Washer Pump Wanted (3 replies - 3924 views)

I think I've got as close as I'm going to get. This bottle / pump assembly (http://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/Item--i-215822ALT) was used in post 1980 Minis, the ...   05-05-2015 03:27 pm

Suspension > Uneven ride height (15 replies - 5849 views)

Hi Jim Yeah, when I was trying to find those mounting assemblies, Andy Brooks at Appleyards had the insulators in polyeurethane but not the metal housings, ...   05-05-2015 01:35 pm

Suspension > Uneven ride height (15 replies - 5849 views)

Hi Jim I've been having almost exactly the same issue with my GT, and with almost the same amount of differential lean to the driver's side. ...   05-05-2015 10:16 am

Suspension > Rear wheel bearings (7 replies - 6420 views)

Last week I had to remove the half shafts from a spare JH axle I had bought for my GT. I managed to get ...   05-02-2015 10:42 am

Body & interior stuff > GT Corduroy Seat Fabric (0 replies - 1041 views)

After many weeks of Googling and the accumulation of a significant number of fabric samples (including, memorably, from Pooch Snoozer dog beds), I reckon I've ...   04-26-2015 02:36 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (26 replies - 10787 views)

I'm not yet sure whether the factory fit 3.45:1 cwp diff will be too tall for the W58 gearbox (which is generally taller geared than ...   04-26-2015 02:24 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (26 replies - 10787 views)

I finally surrendered to the inevitable and had the Getrag 235/5 removed in favour of a Toyota W58 gearbox from a Lotus Excel. What made ...   04-26-2015 02:23 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (26 replies - 10787 views)

Progress with the engine upgrade has been slower than expected, largely because the powder coaters took ages to redo the cam covers. Still, the engine ...   04-26-2015 02:22 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (26 replies - 10787 views)

Here's the bhp/torque curve from the pre-engine upgrade dyno run. The dashed lines show what the engine would have originally done. The upgrade ...   04-26-2015 02:10 pm

Ignition > Electronic Ignition (13 replies - 6913 views)

Hi Georg From what I've read on the JHPS and JOC fora, it's easier (read, less difficult) to fit a 912 engine in a LHD GT ...   04-20-2015 10:49 pm

Ignition > Electronic Ignition (13 replies - 6913 views)

Hi Georg Mike Taylor at LotusBits is also fitting the same distributor to the engine of my GT, which is currently being upgraded to 907/912 hybrid ...   04-20-2015 01:10 pm

Engine & Transmission > 5 speed longevity (20 replies - 8087 views)

Steady on! Some of us European types of 1970s vintage could start taking offence :-) But on a more serious note, while the 235/5 box had ...   03-25-2015 10:37 pm

Engine & Transmission > 5 speed longevity (20 replies - 8087 views)

People don't like the Getrag a) because it has the dogleg 1st shift pattern, b) because it doesn't have a proper overdrive 5th, and c) ...   03-24-2015 07:52 am


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