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Engine & Transmission > four speed tranny top cover issue (3 replies - 546 views)

Thanks Dakota Figured there would be a mess of work for this but better than pulling all the engine out. As you mentioned the exhaust(new so ...   07-07-2020 01:11 pm

Engine & Transmission > four speed tranny top cover issue (3 replies - 546 views)

Hi All Here is a hear scratcher. I have just discovered the 6 small bolts holding the transmission top cover in place are loose and ...   07-06-2020 11:08 pm

Suspension > rear springs are different lengths ? (4 replies - 1326 views)

The difference was marginal but noticable so with two the same length should buy me a few years of sag free driving. wish "my ...   04-22-2020 07:20 pm

Carburetors > crankcase venting options? (12 replies - 2600 views)

Thanks for the photo set. This will be helpful I am sure. Now off to the shops (virtual) to see if I can ...   04-11-2020 09:17 pm

Carburetors > crankcase venting options? (12 replies - 2600 views)

I have located the oil fill canister from my parts car and think I can adapt it to act as an open ended breather. REDRACER ...   04-07-2020 11:18 pm

Carburetors > crankcase venting options? (12 replies - 2600 views)

I am never ever going to take a photo under my bonnet and post it here after seeing these two photos. In comparison my ...   04-06-2020 01:51 pm

Carburetors > crankcase venting options? (12 replies - 2600 views)

Redracer- Ok so what your saying is this vent hose thingy is intimately connected to the oil in the block and can at ...   04-02-2020 09:29 pm

Carburetors > crankcase venting options? (12 replies - 2600 views)

Hi All I have looked at a bunch of threads on this topic but nothing recent with photos still available. I wonder if anybody can ...   04-02-2020 04:08 pm

Carburetors > Carburetor mounting (10 replies - 2267 views)

I have just stripped down two carb and mainfold sets from two untouched 1974 cars (both have sat since 1978) both have a washer on ...   03-26-2020 04:48 pm

Suspension > rear springs are different lengths ? (4 replies - 1326 views)

I opted to go with original driver car longer drivers side and the longer spring from the parts car set for two the same length ...   03-22-2020 10:39 pm

Suspension > rear springs are different lengths ? (4 replies - 1326 views)

Hi all I am just putting the rear axle back in the JH after replacing all suspension bushings, shocks, spring seat rubbers etc. I have ...   03-22-2020 03:06 pm

Suspension > Mystery Hose (4 replies - 5538 views)

Hi All REVIVING AN OLD POST What is the current thinking on the vent hose going from the rear axle up into ...   03-19-2020 06:45 pm

Suspension > Suspension bushings out of Differential, How? (9 replies - 4478 views)

well here I sit as many before me with all but the Diff bushings replaced. Defeated? Well yes for now. The diff bushings are ...   03-18-2020 08:52 pm

Suspension > Lower suspension Arm Bushings loose? (1 reply - 683 views)

Hi All I was installing the rear trailing arm Bushings today (Acquired from Martin Robey) and ran into a problem on the very last one. ...   02-22-2020 05:22 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Turn Signal replacement ????????? (7 replies - 2613 views)

Thanks very much folks I put my hat out to our local club and have a NOS unit in the post on the way ...   08-21-2019 03:41 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Turn Signal replacement ????????? (7 replies - 2613 views)

appreciate the reply but still need to confirm the corect year MGB switch. I did find a file on the JH facebook page that ...   08-19-2019 12:33 am

Electrical & Instruments > Turn Signal replacement ????????? (7 replies - 2613 views)

Hi I tried searching but could not find full answer. What year MGB turn signal will drop into a 1974 JH. I understand ...   08-19-2019 12:11 am

Suspension > Upper Ball Joint - Rivets? (5 replies - 6265 views)

A late late reply to add to this post. Yes they are out there and I have just replaced mine in 2019. But ...   06-23-2019 12:25 am

Electrical & Instruments > where is the temperature sending unit located? (1 reply - 1344 views)

Finally on the road and temp gauge does not work. some exploration found the green with blue stripe wire chewed to bits up under ...   06-12-2019 08:25 pm

Body & interior stuff > Adhesive for Delta window wipes? (8 replies - 6389 views)

I am just under an hour from the border at Calais Maine and often have parts for the Jensen, MGA or our Rialta motor home ...   03-09-2019 06:57 pm

Body & interior stuff > Adhesive for Delta window wipes? (8 replies - 6389 views)

AAARRRGGGG what an ordeal I found the tape online but most sellers only deal in bulk at several hundred $ order. And on Amazon ...   03-09-2019 06:34 pm

Body & interior stuff > convertible top installation instructions (6 replies - 3102 views)

thanks Redracer It (the top) is covered in clamps as the glue dries right now. your explanation is perfectly clear. I have already ...   03-09-2019 06:30 pm

Body & interior stuff > convertible top installation instructions (6 replies - 3102 views)

Further to the top installation: Where does the fabric get trimmed along the front edge? I did not have any fabric on the frame ...   03-09-2019 06:06 pm

Body & interior stuff > convertible top installation instructions (6 replies - 3102 views)

Thanks I searched with just the word convertible and got very little info adding the word top makes a huge difference ...   03-06-2019 05:02 pm

Body & interior stuff > Adhesive for Delta window wipes? (8 replies - 6389 views)

hi thanks for the post from last year re the tape you used for the window wipes installation I am doing the same job ...   03-06-2019 03:40 pm

Body & interior stuff > convertible top installation instructions (6 replies - 3102 views)

Hi All I have searched the site to no avail. Wondering if there is a best practice step by step directions sheet for ...   03-06-2019 03:12 pm

Body & interior stuff > metal front bumper fitment early 1974 car (2 replies - 2720 views)

no thats a perfect photo thanks. due to some poor body work by DPO one edge is outside and one inside. I might ...   04-06-2018 12:02 pm

Body & interior stuff > metal front bumper fitment early 1974 car (2 replies - 2720 views)

Hi All I took the front bumper off to refinish and found a couple bent pieces that I then straightened out. The ...   04-05-2018 07:47 pm

Suspension > Rear Differential drain plug (6 replies - 4388 views)

Yea cannot see a reason why not to try. If it was on the cover it might not get all the fluid but enough ...   04-02-2018 12:42 pm

Suspension > Rear Differential drain plug (6 replies - 4388 views)

Has anybody ever tapped a drain plug into the diff body or even the lower edge of the diff cover does not need to ...   03-30-2018 05:25 pm

Suspension > Rear Differential drain plug (6 replies - 4388 views)

yea that would work of course but wouldn't a plug be the way to go for a quick oil flush and change. drain out ...   03-30-2018 05:20 pm

Suspension > Rear Differential drain plug (6 replies - 4388 views)

Anybody out there have the name of the guy that designed the rear differential without putting in a drain plug? Like to meet him ...   03-30-2018 03:27 pm

Body & interior stuff > tunnel insulation (3 replies - 2642 views)

the tabs hold a piece of 1/4 inch padded backing and the carpet. The carpet was glued to the backing and snug fit into ...   03-29-2018 01:26 pm

Body & interior stuff > Bumpers (2 replies - 2293 views)

The black lower paint on my rear bumper was scratched badly so i stripped it off with my custom paint stripper (half Methal hydrate and ...   03-28-2018 04:32 pm

Engine & Transmission > what is shift pattern 4 verses 5 speed (2 replies - 3029 views)

Thanks for the very detailed info. Well that answers that I probably have a four speed as expected but a fellow can hope. My ...   03-24-2018 09:49 pm

Engine & Transmission > what is shift pattern 4 verses 5 speed (2 replies - 3029 views)

Hi All This may seem a dumb question and it may well be but that has never stopped me in the past. I ...   03-24-2018 07:12 pm

Suspension > what bushings should be replaced (2 replies - 2643 views)

yup 3rd storm in a week but the plow truck takes care of it in a jiffy. As they say the end is near. ...   03-15-2018 07:34 pm

Suspension > what bushings should be replaced (2 replies - 2643 views)

Hi All I am in the middle stage of bringing 74 JH #15681 back to life. Sat for 35 + years in a ...   03-15-2018 05:26 pm


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