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Engine & Transmission > Valve Springs (10 replies - 5992 views)

Ron, Definitely sounds like mistaken springs.  DB is usually very good.  I do not know the make of the springs they sent me.  They were orange ...   07-07-2007 10:18 pm

Engine & Transmission > Valve Springs (10 replies - 5992 views)

Ron, Free length is less than the stock spring, but I do not see how that matters as long they offer proper load at valve seated height.  ...   07-07-2007 12:40 pm

Engine & Transmission > Valve Springs (10 replies - 5992 views)

Thanks to all for the tips and advice.  I was able to get a nice (but expensive) set from Dave Bean.  They found me a set ...   07-06-2007 09:34 pm

Engine & Transmission > Small end bushes (pin bush) (0 replies - 2075 views)

I have not been able to locate connecting rod small end bushes from the usual sources (Delta, Dave Bean).  As a matter of fact, it ...   06-28-2007 02:01 pm

Engine & Transmission > Valve Springs (10 replies - 5992 views)

I am in the midst of doing a 2.2 liter conversion with 107 cams and have discovered that the "competition valve springs" are no longer ...   06-28-2007 01:56 pm

Accessories > Convertible Top Cover (2 replies - 5954 views)

Hello Paul, The hooks clip onto the convertible top frame to snug up the rolled up soft top.   Jim ...   06-15-2007 11:19 am

Brakes > BRAKE FLUID (6 replies - 6425 views)

Valvoline SYN Power Full Synthetic is DOT 4.  It is not silicone based which is DOT 5.  I've used it in all my cars with no ...   06-08-2007 11:32 am

Engine & Transmission > Fuel Line (1 reply - 2493 views)

Hello Kevin, Rotted fuel line under the tank is unfortunately quite common.  The original steel fuel line connects at two points with rubber hose.  It connects ...   02-25-2007 09:23 pm

Engine & Transmission > When to Have Headers Coated (5 replies - 4338 views)

Dan, I've had two sets of Delta's headers coated with the "ceramic aluminum" coating.  Both headers fit both cars perfectly with no need for modification.  I fitted ...   02-02-2007 11:44 pm

Body & interior stuff > Bulkhead Interior Vent Control Set-up? (8 replies - 7301 views)

As I recall, it is not the actuating rod that provides the resistance for the vent door, but a spring metal tab on the vent ...   02-02-2007 12:23 am

Engine & Transmission > Rebuilding a 4 speed (1 reply - 3177 views)

Hello Frank, I have done two now by combining parts from several.  The manual is actually quite good and the project is straight forward.  The PROBLEM IS ...   01-21-2007 01:28 pm

Engine & Transmission > Machine Shop Prices (3 replies - 4169 views)

I too would be interested in seeing costs for various upgrades.  Unfortunately, I believe a direct comparison will be very difficult.  Low cost poor quality ...   12-16-2006 01:20 pm

Engine & Transmission > Rear seal (10 replies - 6919 views)

Section A34 of the workshop manual- .....insert the new seal with the aid of a press, until its inner face is 2.54mm (.10in) from the machined ...   11-30-2006 10:12 pm

Engine & Transmission > Rear seal (10 replies - 6919 views)

Jeremy, The transmission rear seal must be pressed or tapped in (gently) SQUARLEY.  I use a large socket, but a pipe coupling should also work.  I ...   11-28-2006 05:57 pm

Engine & Transmission > Stupid questions.......... (4 replies - 4600 views)

Steve, 1) If I am interpreting you correctly the hose fitting that you are refering to is the crankcase breather spout.  On later cars, it connected ...   11-18-2006 04:52 pm

Engine & Transmission > Con Rod (7 replies - 5658 views)

This is interesting.  Typically when the "squish region" (space between top of piston and bottom of head) is too small you first detect it when ...   11-13-2006 11:29 pm

Engine & Transmission > Timing Belt Adjuster & HTD Conversions (14 replies - 9004 views)

Thanks Brett.  It appears there are at least three types of tensioners.  The original, with two bearings that required the "special wrench" to slip behind ...   11-06-2006 03:11 pm

Engine & Transmission > Timing Belt Adjuster & HTD Conversions (14 replies - 9004 views)

Dan, I used my original tensioners with new bearings on my engines.  So far I have not had any problems.  I would like to know the ...   11-04-2006 07:11 pm

Engine & Transmission > Old Upper & Lower Gasket and Seal Kits (2 replies - 3093 views)

Dan, I believe they should be fine if they were stored properly (out of ultra violet).  I am not sure when they started using Goetz head ...   11-04-2006 07:08 pm

Carburetors > Installing new fuel tank (9 replies - 8393 views)

You might want to look at the parts manual diagram.  I do not have one in front of me now, but I believe if you ...   11-02-2006 03:30 am

Carburetors > Installing new fuel tank (9 replies - 8393 views)

1) Dellorto's and Strombergs use the same pressure of 2 to 4 psi.  The fuel pump you choose should be low pressure HIGH VOLUME.  I ...   11-02-2006 01:59 am

Carburetors > Installing new fuel tank (9 replies - 8393 views)

I don't quite agree with the advice given above for your new tank installation.  I believe clarification of the function of each line is in ...   10-31-2006 12:11 am

Carburetors > DELLORTO DOCTORS...HELP!!!! (13 replies - 11469 views)

Norm, Last question first.  The supplier from Italy, Alpha1750, has been excellent with all my orders and ships promptly (1 to 2 week delivery). First question - ...   08-20-2006 01:10 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Removal of instrument panel (2 replies - 4704 views)

Besides the 2 screws, the instrument pod is held in place by friction fit of a long post located in the top center of the ...   07-10-2006 08:09 pm

Body & interior stuff > Rottiserie (19 replies - 13224 views)

The club has a rotisserie for loan somewhere.  Pictures of it can be found in JH Photo Gallery.  http://jhppg.com/gallery/album40/fPrimer1 Works fine with a pair of saw ...   07-10-2006 07:58 pm

Body & interior stuff > Windshield (5 replies - 6333 views)

Pilkington acquired the JH original glass manufacturer and still supplies windscreens for the JH.  They are worldwide and have offices in Canada.  (This is where ...   05-30-2006 10:34 pm

Cooling > Water Pump (4 replies - 6944 views)

Hello Ty, Sounds like a PO did not press the bearing in all the way to spec.  during an overhaul.  You really should not try to ...   05-29-2006 06:23 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Trip Odometer (7 replies - 7230 views)

The reset for the trip odometer is located under the steering column in a hole in the rubber steering cowl.   ...   05-26-2006 07:56 pm

Cooling > right side coolant leak (10 replies - 11505 views)

If the leak is minor you can try "stop leak".  I would only try the non-metalic type.  I had the same problem after a new ...   05-25-2006 03:44 am

Cooling > right side coolant leak (10 replies - 11505 views)

If you have eliminated the usual coolant connections and the intake manifold and freeze plugs, then you might want to check head gasket.  It is ...   05-19-2006 11:25 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Alternators (28 replies - 26281 views)

Mark is correct.  If the bulb is out or fails the alternator will not provide a charge.  ...   05-17-2006 01:03 am

Body & interior stuff > Placement of "J" badges (10 replies - 8112 views)

Once you locate the holes, the J badge mounts via a "push fix", p/n 67160.  I obtained my last ones from Delta.  Quite simply, a ...   05-09-2006 02:08 am

Body & interior stuff > Gas pedal rubber? (3 replies - 4016 views)

JH's did not come with a rubber pad on the gas pedal.  The only pads are on the brake and clutch pedals.   ...   05-03-2006 12:32 pm

Engine & Transmission > Engine Rebuild (25 replies - 32437 views)

I have a list at home.  I will send you one when I return later this week. Jim ...   04-12-2006 09:01 am

Body & interior stuff > Window glass wiper seal (9 replies - 7895 views)

I also was quite frustrated at trying to put these on with the clips I bought from Delta.  I found it quite a bit easier ...   03-22-2006 02:14 am

Miscellaneous > newbie here with a couple questions (16 replies - 11368 views)

Hello Dave, Welcome aboard.  There are a few of us that are not too far from you.  We have Adam in Poughkeepsie with a 74 JH, ...   02-10-2006 02:34 am

Body & interior stuff > Bolt Sizes (1 reply - 3306 views)

Side marker lights use 6-32 nuts. For steel bumper vehicles, The front bumper flasher unit uses 8-32 nuts. The front bumper flasher lens uses 6-32x1 1/4 inch long ...   01-31-2006 12:28 am

Miscellaneous > Lets get Gregs car running. (7 replies - 6118 views)

OK.  Give me an address and I'll get it out pronto. ...   01-18-2006 09:36 pm

Miscellaneous > Lets get Gregs car running. (7 replies - 6118 views)

I have a torn one that looks complete except for having the tear.  I'll send it if you think it will work. ...   01-18-2006 12:10 am

Electrical & Instruments > Lucas Smoke? Or the tale of mysteriously flashing turn signals. (10 replies - 11182 views)

British Wiring sells a hazard switch with the correct pinouts that match the JH wiring harness and can be plugged in directly  Unforunately, the switch ...   08-16-2005 07:50 pm


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