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Engine & Transmission > Engine and Transmission (8 replies - 4051 views)

You can simply shim the liners by cutting the required thickness shim and placing it under it's respective liner with a little sealer. This ...   11-30-2011 02:49 am

Engine & Transmission > Exhaust Header Replacement (22 replies - 10154 views)

You definitely can pull the engine with the header in place, as well as, install the engine with the header in place. Shimming the engine mount ...   08-12-2011 12:04 pm

Engine & Transmission > 4-speed vs. 5-speed transmission bonehead question (3 replies - 2729 views)

There are no differences, that I can recall, between the engines used for the later 4 speed and 5 speed transmissions that would impact your engine ...   08-10-2011 01:51 pm

Engine & Transmission > Exhaust Header Replacement (22 replies - 10154 views)

Carefully focused heat usually works on stubborn nuts.  I also found that loosening/removing the 2 steering rack bolts/nuts makes removing the steering linkage must easier by allowing ...   07-20-2011 02:34 pm

Body & interior stuff > Soft top up and down (7 replies - 5017 views)

The header rail is attached to the top frame by only two 1/4x28 nuts.  I replaced these nuts with wing nuts so I can quickly ...   04-21-2011 01:52 am

Carburetors > dellorto hoses (5 replies - 3999 views)

I am not sure what you are describing.  There is no hose that comes out of the Dellorto's (other than fuel hose).  The crankcase breather ...   04-21-2011 01:46 am

Fuel Stuff > FUEL PUMP (2 replies - 5839 views)

I believe the SU part number for the points version is AZX1307.  If you want the electronic version (no points) it is AZX1307EN. Jim ...   10-16-2010 10:33 pm

Brakes > Speed Bleeders (16 replies - 11301 views)

I found that Harley Davidson has a clutch cable gaiter (dust cover) that fits very well at a very reasonable price.  It looks almost identical ...   10-06-2010 12:49 am

Suspension > Spare tire carrier bolts (2 replies - 3129 views)

Frank,         Parts Manual Use Item Size Quantity P/N Plate Ref  Plate Illus Tire Carrier to Bracket Lock Nut 3/8-24 2 65406 K30-10 544A Tire Carrier to Bracket Bolt 3/8-24x5 2 65045 K30-7 544A Tire Carrier to Bracket Washer 3/8 4 65506 K30-8 544A   Jim ...   06-11-2010 12:58 pm

Body & interior stuff > chrome bumpers (9 replies - 6495 views)

Jeremy, If they are polished stainless like the originals (not chrome) and competitively priced I would be interested in 1 front and 1 rear. Jim ...   04-21-2010 11:02 pm

Suspension > Changing steering U-joints (3 replies - 3245 views)

I've found it easier to loosen the steering rack (2 bolts) which then gives you the free play to slip the pinch bolts off. ...   04-12-2010 11:44 am

Engine & Transmission > W58 Clutch release bearing (18 replies - 10577 views)

I also could not find a suitable clutch replacement.  I had ordered an extra from Colin at the time I got my kit.  In the ...   03-23-2010 04:38 pm

Engine & Transmission > W58 Clutch release bearing (18 replies - 10577 views)

I used the JH clutch bearing.  My conversion to the W58 was via the Conversion Components kit. ...   03-23-2010 01:56 am

Body & interior stuff > Installing Exterior Weather Strip (8 replies - 6750 views)

I gave up on the Delta clips and purchased clips from McGregor British Car Parts (14 clips for $3.50) that matched the originals quite well. Link: ...   01-02-2010 11:03 pm

Fuel Stuff > Fuel pump banjo fiittings (2 replies - 4886 views)

What type pump was it?  The banjo fittings and banjo bolts are for the original SU and require fiber sealing washers or for the later ...   06-03-2009 11:01 pm

Electrical & Instruments > My alternator is rattling (5 replies - 6061 views)

Disconnect the fan belt and run the car.  If the noise is still there than it is not the alternator.  If the noise goes away ...   05-02-2009 12:05 pm

Fuel Stuff > Fuel tank vent lines...etc. (7 replies - 9359 views)

Hello Jody, Unfortunately, for the JH, the actual valve was part of the "anti-syphon hose assy" p/n 97183 for later models. Earlier models had it as an ...   04-24-2009 05:30 pm

Fuel Stuff > Fuel tank vent lines...etc. (7 replies - 9359 views)

This has been covered somewhere on this board before. The original line from the T to the tank has a one-way check valve in it.  It ...   04-24-2009 12:27 pm

Fuel Stuff > Fuel pickup (2 replies - 4187 views)

Francis, The fuel pickup is part of the sending unit that mounts in the side.  Jim  ...   04-11-2009 11:43 pm

Body & interior stuff > Online bolt source (5 replies - 5309 views)

I compiled a list of all hardware sizes etc. with reference to their respective part numbers in the JH parts manual several years ago when ...   04-01-2009 05:02 pm

Engine & Transmission > Supra conversions (6 replies - 7946 views)

John, Colin's kit has a piece that extends the input shaft and fits in the JH pilot bearing.  In addition his kit includes a sleeve that ...   03-06-2009 09:44 pm

Engine & Transmission > Supra conversions (6 replies - 7946 views)

John, This is a schematic of the driveshaft that I had made to mate the Supra with the 4 speed axle. Jim ...   03-05-2009 09:17 pm

Engine & Transmission > Supra conversions (6 replies - 7946 views)

John, I found alignment using the Conversion Components bell housing to be fine.  I modified an old rear mounting bracket instead of using Conversion Components and ...   03-05-2009 09:10 pm

Carburetors > air box? (8 replies - 7434 views)

The original air filter was a typical flexible cylindrical paper element.  Delta sells a K&N that can be made to fit and is reusable. Air boxes ...   03-02-2009 04:20 pm

Suspension > Special tool VR2026 (7 replies - 6467 views)

For those without a shop manual or not wishing to look it up, VR2023 is a "suspension arm bush remover an installer" Jim ...   03-02-2009 02:24 am

Carburetors > air box? (8 replies - 7434 views)

Actually, the air box was standard on all J-Hs, Dellorto and Stromberg.  The air cleaner (looks like a muffler) attaches to the air box via ...   03-02-2009 02:20 am

Electrical & Instruments > Toyota 5 Speed electronic speedometer conversion details (5 replies - 11778 views)

I bought a speedo cable on ebay for $5 and it works fine.  I believe it was for an older Toyota Corolla.  I also believe ...   09-23-2008 02:46 am

Engine & Transmission > reversing switch (3 replies - 3518 views)

A 1-5/16" wrench size fits the reverse switch hex. ...   07-28-2008 11:42 pm

Engine & Transmission > Cam shaft oil seal (5 replies - 4767 views)

Actually, the bolt that holds the pulley should have no pressure on it.  There should be an allen screw plug that screws and seats into ...   05-26-2008 03:29 pm

Miscellaneous > Steering shaft (5 replies - 4799 views)

I've found it easier to loosen the 2 bolts on the steering rack which then gives you enough free play to line up the shaft ...   05-26-2008 03:32 am

Brakes > Braks squeal (1 reply - 4982 views)

JH's use anti squeal shims/plates on the front pads.  If you do not have them or it still squeals I have had luck with the ...   05-25-2008 12:30 pm

Engine & Transmission > Cam shaft oil seal (5 replies - 4767 views)

Hello Frank, I have had problems with the new aux. housing seal and front cover seals that come in the gasket kits from Delta and found ...   05-25-2008 12:25 pm

Carburetors > Dellorto Rebuild (13 replies - 12634 views)

I replaced mine by removing the pedal housing bolts and sliding the housing out into the engine bay a few inches.  Once out the circlip ...   05-07-2008 10:19 pm

Engine & Transmission > Vapor Hose Oil (9 replies - 6481 views)

The crankcase ventilation hose connects to the back bottom of the airbox.  The oil vapors condense there and then flow back down the same hose ...   02-12-2008 03:33 am

Carburetors > Dellorto 48s, suggestions on jets ect wanted (10 replies - 11425 views)

Excess fuel return? Are you refering to the line that tees off after the pump back to the filler neck ?  If so, that line should ...   12-09-2007 04:09 am

Suspension > Spring Height with DMS Upgraded Springs (12 replies - 10287 views)

Dan, Attached pic shows my white JH without engine and tranny, but with everything else except fuel in the tank.  It also has DMS uprated springs ...   11-18-2007 02:48 pm

Suspension > Spring Height with DMS Upgraded Springs (12 replies - 10287 views)

Dan, If I recall correctly, the DMS springs were just ~10% stiffer.  If your car is unweghted in the photo, then  that would account for most ...   11-17-2007 12:27 pm

Suspension > Spring Height with DMS Upgraded Springs (12 replies - 10287 views)

Interesting.   I used DMS uprated springs on both my cars and did not see any noticable height change http://jhppg.com/gallery/album61/After4 with the car fully weighted. My springs were ...   11-16-2007 12:58 pm

Body & interior stuff > Steering column (13 replies - 8514 views)

Has this key ever worked?  If not it may be wrong key. Remember, you do not need the key to lock the wheel.  ...   09-20-2007 07:54 pm

Engine & Transmission > 5 speed toyota (7 replies - 7749 views)

You will need mid 80s Toyota Supra (Non-Turbo) W8 transmission.  I believe it is described pretty well in the info for the conversion kit in ...   07-20-2007 12:33 am


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