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Engine & Transmission > Lotus 5 speed transmission (31 replies - 9672 views)

I don't recall. I know one of them I used was a Mookeeh. ...   09-15-2017 12:26 pm

Engine & Transmission > Lotus 5 speed transmission (31 replies - 9672 views)

I have completed 3 W58 JH conversions. One using a Conversion Components kit, one using just the Conversion Components supplied bell housing and one ...   07-25-2017 10:14 pm

Engine & Transmission > Auxiliary housing shaft circlip (4 replies - 443 views)

Tim and Bruce, I was hoping for responses from you. Good info. I will check chamfer ( compare it to oem 907 pulley) and reassemble with ...   07-21-2017 07:42 pm

Engine & Transmission > Auxiliary housing shaft circlip (4 replies - 443 views)

I am having a problem on a new 2.2l conversion where the circlip on the aux. housing shaft that holds the timing belt gear slips ...   07-20-2017 08:03 pm

Fuel Stuff > Fuel sender replacement (10 replies - 769 views)

When replacing the hoses remember the anti-siphon hose has a check valve embedded in it. Don't throw it out. It can be cut ...   06-20-2017 08:01 pm

Ignition > Misfire after 30 minutes (30 replies - 6360 views)

I had a similar problem in one of my JHs. When the car was warmed up it would die and not start again until ...   05-09-2016 01:27 am

Engine & Transmission > Delta 4 into 1 header and steering column question (20 replies - 7518 views)

They appear to be listed in the club store when I just checked. ...   03-29-2016 08:43 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Alternator Wiring (9 replies - 4399 views)

I don't recall a TSB for the wire, so I would guess it was a running change. Since it cost money to add it, I would ...   03-18-2016 01:35 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Alternator Wiring (9 replies - 4399 views)

Both brown wires go to the same place, the battery via the harness connector. As for why, it is a simple way of doubling ...   03-16-2016 10:05 pm

Engine & Transmission > Valve guides (3 replies - 1688 views)

IIRC, they are sintered bronze, same as Delta. ...   01-12-2016 04:03 pm

Engine & Transmission > Fastner Sizes - Nuts & Bolts (4 replies - 1900 views)

Jim refers to Jim Ketcham. Not sure which version Dan hijacked, but the latest had included "class" for both metric and SAE bolts. ...   11-02-2015 03:05 pm

Engine & Transmission > Cam Pulleys (5 replies - 3002 views)

Do not remove the cover. The crank pulley has 2 small threaded holes in its face where you use a puller. ...   06-28-2015 10:12 pm

Suspension > D shaped bolts holding steering rack (1 reply - 1643 views)

Mine don't turn because the flat side fits against front suspension frame. It worked that way on 4 cars that I have worked on. ...   06-20-2015 12:40 am

Carburetors > DHLA 45s possibly boiling? (21 replies - 9544 views)

I had similar symptoms and finally discovered it to be a faulty (new) rotor. I replaced it and a short time later it started ...   06-14-2015 10:10 pm

Cooling > Radiator cap (11 replies - 4461 views)

Frank, 7 psi cap is what came from the factory with the car. I am sure since I bought the car new in 1974. You would ...   04-30-2015 04:51 pm

Cooling > Radiator cap (11 replies - 4461 views)

Sorry. Missed this one. The cooling system is rated at just 10 psi (as per shop manual). The OEM radiator cap was 7 PSI. I noticed most ...   04-29-2015 11:29 pm

Fuel Stuff > fuel hose routing in trunk (10 replies - 6576 views)

Pictorial in the parts manual offers an excellent view of fuel lines. Do not forget the hidden check valve in the anti-syphon hose. ...   04-03-2015 01:52 pm

Engine & Transmission > Delta 4 into 1 header and steering column question (20 replies - 7518 views)

Yes, the steering shaft has to thread thru it. Loosening the steering rack makes it easier to fit the shaft in. Also you ...   03-30-2015 02:30 pm

Wheels > spare tire (2 replies - 1855 views)

My late 74 purchased new from dealer came with a spare that matched the other wheels. ...   03-17-2015 02:49 pm

Miscellaneous > Steering shaft (5 replies - 4718 views)

The two bolts that hold the steering rack pass thru the front cross member from front to back. The nuts (9/16" IIR) can be ...   03-13-2015 07:51 pm

Carburetors > Dellorto return issue (4 replies - 2900 views)

The "throttle lever return springs" number 16 in parts manual is the only return spring I have on my JHs. The throttles snap close ...   03-04-2015 04:34 pm

Projects > Got it started (76 replies - 22176 views)

Your advance curve appears to be a bit off. Max advance for both the Stromberg or Dellorto stock engines is 17.0 degrees at 2500 ...   02-27-2015 05:16 pm

Ignition > Spring behind distributor (2 replies - 1959 views)

The spring behind the distributor should mount in the recessed hole in the oil pump shaft. The distributor butts up against in when in place. Without ...   02-27-2015 05:02 pm

Projects > Got it started (76 replies - 22176 views)

You can drill a small hole and pin the braker plate so it is stationary. It is not vacuum advance but vacuum retard and ...   02-21-2015 02:03 am

Projects > Got it started (76 replies - 22176 views)

I always go back to basics to trouble shoot an engine. It's either spark or fuel. If there is strong spark at the ...   02-17-2015 03:17 pm

Ignition > oil in distributor 1975 Jensen (13 replies - 6618 views)

I think it was an old post from the previous message board that got moved over. I, too, have trouble searching for old posts ...   02-14-2015 10:06 pm

Ignition > oil in distributor 1975 Jensen (13 replies - 6618 views)

You need an internal oil seal in your distributor. This has been covered in past posts here. From previous post from Mark Rosenbaum: DISTRIBUTOR ...   02-14-2015 07:36 pm

Carburetors > One more Jetting Question (4 replies - 3027 views)

This is covered quite extensively in some earlier posts. Tim Engels post is a wealth of info on Dellorto jetting. I have a ...   01-25-2015 04:21 pm

Engine & Transmission > Strange Noise (33 replies - 13691 views)

Rick, The noise I hear really sounds like a throaty air noise. The location you describe, driver's side rear engine/transmission is where the exhaust ...   12-17-2014 03:32 pm

Engine & Transmission > Strange Noise (33 replies - 13691 views)

If the sound occurs while the car is not moving (previously post) then it is not drive train. My hearing is not what it ...   12-13-2014 02:46 pm

Engine & Transmission > Strange Noise (33 replies - 13691 views)

You can eliminate the water pump and alternator as sources by removing the fan belt during a noisy period. Obviously you will not have ...   11-02-2014 01:23 pm

Engine & Transmission > oil pan (11 replies - 5320 views)

Looks like someone cobbled up a makeshift boiler plug. What a mess. I suggest you get that out with all the rubber and ...   09-28-2014 08:42 pm

Brakes > Noise from Brake Pedal (26 replies - 12868 views)

I noticed a listing on the UK ebay for JH brake servo seals repair kit. In includes an internal schematic of the booster that ...   09-21-2014 12:40 am

Brakes > Noise from Brake Pedal (26 replies - 12868 views)

Interesting. I have never checked vacuum under those conditions. Does the vacuum eventually recover while your foot is on the brake or does it ...   09-20-2014 07:02 pm

Brakes > Noise from Brake Pedal (26 replies - 12868 views)

The fitting sizes and positions are the same. That is 3/8-24 and 7/16-20 as you stated. The TR6 master should drop right in. Jim ...   09-17-2014 01:18 am

Brakes > Noise from Brake Pedal (26 replies - 12868 views)

I do not see how the booster can be partially faulty. If it holds vacuum it should be fine. If it is faulty ...   09-16-2014 03:25 pm

Brakes > Noise from Brake Pedal (26 replies - 12868 views)

What master cylinder did you use. There is a Landrover master that looks just like the original JH master, but has too big a ...   09-14-2014 10:23 pm

Carburetors > Fuel leak (3 replies - 2629 views)

In the US there is a small check valve hidden in the hose to prevent siphoning when the level in the tank is higher than ...   08-29-2014 02:23 pm

Cooling > Running hot (10 replies - 7646 views)

Please read the posts below on thermostats for the lotus engine which requires a dual stage thermostat. A single stage or no thermostat will ...   04-27-2014 02:06 am

Cooling > Running hot (10 replies - 7646 views)

Please read the posts below on thermostats for the lotus engine which requires a dual stage thermostat. A single stage or no thermostat will ...   04-27-2014 01:38 am


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