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Miscellaneous > Mark Rosenbaum (19 replies - 10825 views)

I am much saddened by this news.  Mark was always there to help.  My car would not be running without his thoughtful assistance. Goodbye and Godspeed ...   07-26-2007 03:57 am

Carburetors > Waking up engine (3 replies - 4145 views)

Walter I read your post early this morning and thought about it all day while riding my tractor.  The first thing you need to know is that ...   06-09-2007 10:23 pm

Carburetors > Frumpy idle (18 replies - 10945 views)

OK, I put the matching needles into my old carbs and fiddled and tweaked and balanced and it now idles quite nicely.  My ears will ...   05-20-2007 09:29 pm

Carburetors > Frumpy idle (18 replies - 10945 views)

Mark (et al) More time to play around today so I checked the items on the list.  Float height is good.  Needles......oops B1CM front which came ...   05-20-2007 05:41 pm

Engine & Transmission > electric fuel pump bypass (3 replies - 3327 views)

Generic low pressure wobble pumps are available for less than $40.  I think mine is a Facet brand unit.  These things are very reliable and ...   05-16-2007 10:17 pm

Carburetors > Frumpy idle (18 replies - 10945 views)

Rainy day today so I had a chance to fiddle with the carbs.  I was able to balance them out then I tried to set ...   05-16-2007 04:30 pm

Wheels > Pleasantly Surprised (4 replies - 6827 views)

Two quick questions!?  Is there a source for the rubber center cap thingies?  I think I tossed one in the burn barrel.  No kidding. How is ...   05-16-2007 10:44 am

Brakes > Help caliper pistons and new pads (30 replies - 25396 views)

Sounds to me like your calipers need to be rebuilt.  You can take a C-clamp and a block of wood across the piston and see ...   05-12-2007 01:15 am

Wheels > Pleasantly Surprised (4 replies - 6827 views)

I took my wheels to the local tire store for some new skins.  He quoted me $41ea for new "Westlake" commie treads mounted and balanced.  ...   05-09-2007 12:11 am

Engine & Transmission > New/replacement engine suggestions (12 replies - 7244 views)

The only thing that makes the JH interesting is the engine.  If you remove that, then you are left with a homelier version of the ...   05-09-2007 12:04 am

Engine & Transmission > JH Prod Racer In Ohio (1 reply - 2482 views)

Click on "reply" then you should see a little window that says "attachment." The click browse next to the attachement window and search you files ...   05-08-2007 12:22 am

Carburetors > Frumpy idle (18 replies - 10945 views)

Thanks to John for coming through with a set of carbs! Much appreciated Steve   ...   05-03-2007 01:10 pm

Carburetors > Frumpy idle (18 replies - 10945 views)

OK, e mail me smcmanus at mis dot net.  I'm definately interested in buying them.  I may be in MSP soon so maybe I can ...   04-26-2007 12:00 am

Carburetors > Frumpy idle (18 replies - 10945 views)

Following some expert advice I attempted to drive the needle out.  Here is the result.  Not what I desired.  Yes, yes, yes, I was banging on ...   04-25-2007 11:31 am

Carburetors > Frumpy idle (18 replies - 10945 views)

Well I can't get it to turn or get it apart.  Anyone have as spare vacuum valve and needle? Thanks Steve   ...   04-24-2007 04:27 pm

Carburetors > Frumpy idle (18 replies - 10945 views)

I had some time to fiddle with it today.  I was able to turn the metering valve adjustment on the front carb, but the rear ...   04-23-2007 09:55 pm

Engine & Transmission > Aligning Engine to Install Cam Housings (4 replies - 3948 views)

Looky here for a good discussion on this topic. http://www.jensenhealey.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=232&forum_id=2 ...   04-23-2007 11:43 am

Carburetors > Frumpy idle (18 replies - 10945 views)

Makes perfect sense now.  What idle speed and ignition timing setting are you using?  I have the stock distributor with the vacuum advance disconnected.  Right ...   04-22-2007 05:03 pm

Carburetors > Frumpy idle (18 replies - 10945 views)

Mark Thanks for the info.  You have straightened me out on the mixture thing.  I thought that a lift of the vacuum valve would cause the ...   04-22-2007 01:03 pm

Carburetors > Frumpy idle (18 replies - 10945 views)

I have the car running but it idles very lumpy at 1000 RPM.  It seems to run rich at idle.  I see the manual specifies ...   04-22-2007 12:04 am

Electrical & Instruments > Which wire goes to to the temp sending unit? (7 replies - 5843 views)

I have zero continuity from the terminal to ground so I guess the sending unit is shot. Thanks Steve ...   04-21-2007 11:57 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Which wire goes to to the temp sending unit? (7 replies - 5843 views)

I found the reason my temp guage doesn't work; there is no wire connected to the sending unit.  I then found a bundle of 2 ...   04-20-2007 02:06 am

Engine & Transmission > Multi-problems (6 replies - 5044 views)

I finally got it back together.  A few notes.  The engine rear main seal was about a tenth of an inch thicker than the original ...   04-16-2007 02:09 pm

Miscellaneous > Jensen Healey Race Car Update Feb 2007 (33 replies - 22129 views)

J-H Christ!  Thank God or the deity of choice that you are OK!  That is quite the malfunction.  Peace be with you Steve ...   03-22-2007 01:31 am

Engine & Transmission > Multi-problems (6 replies - 5044 views)

Here is a picture of the gravity defying stuck clutch.  While I'm in there, is there anything else that needs attending to? Thanks Steve   ...   03-20-2007 10:40 pm

Engine & Transmission > Multi-problems (6 replies - 5044 views)

Well I got the car back in the shop and on the lift this morning.  I warmed it up then shut it off and started ...   03-20-2007 08:45 pm

Engine & Transmission > Engine break-in procedures & break-in oils (5 replies - 4216 views)

Dan A thought:  You could check the clearances with the valve springs off while standing comfortably next to your work bench.  Install the cam carriers and ...   03-20-2007 08:38 pm

Engine & Transmission > Valve clearances and Camshafts (60 replies - 40838 views)

If the head is coming off, you could grind the valve seats to drop the valves a little and tighten up your clearances.   If you ...   03-16-2007 09:07 pm

Engine & Transmission > Valve clearances and Camshafts (60 replies - 40838 views)

Ouch! The parts book says shims are available from .060 to .130 of an inch.  This creates a situation for which I know not the ...   03-16-2007 12:32 pm

Engine & Transmission > Valve clearances and Camshafts (60 replies - 40838 views)

List what shims you need and maybe someone can help.  I have some I can't use.  Also, Delta has them at a reasonable cost.  Have a ...   03-14-2007 11:49 pm

Engine & Transmission > Multi-problems (6 replies - 5044 views)

Wow, I never thought or heard of that method, but it sounds promising.  I'll put it on the lift and give it a try.  If ...   03-12-2007 05:33 pm

Engine & Transmission > Multi-problems (6 replies - 5044 views)

I rebuilt the carbs and the engine runs very nicely.  It idles down and has a wonderful throaty growl.  I ran it a good while and ...   03-07-2007 10:26 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil filler cap (4 replies - 4498 views)

I had a good sized leak out of the aft lower exhaust cam cover bolt. When I pulled it to reseal it, oil poured out ...   02-27-2007 11:18 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil filler cap (4 replies - 4498 views)

Does it matter which way the cam covers are installed?  I've see them mounted with the oil filler in front and rear.  The parts book seems ...   02-26-2007 01:44 pm

Engine & Transmission > Seeking shims and answer on blocked oil drain (9 replies - 7349 views)

An update with the notion that some of this information will be usefull to someone at some point in the future. The engine is all back ...   02-01-2007 09:00 pm

Engine & Transmission > Seeking shims and answer on blocked oil drain (9 replies - 7349 views)

Exactly what I wanted to know! Thanks Steve ...   01-18-2007 10:54 am

Engine & Transmission > Seeking shims and answer on blocked oil drain (9 replies - 7349 views)

The result of this drain hole being blocked is that the cam housing fills almost completely with oil.  With this hole blocked the oil has ...   01-17-2007 12:42 pm

Engine & Transmission > Seeking shims and answer on blocked oil drain (9 replies - 7349 views)

I'm looking for the following valve shims: .080, .082, .088, .089, .095, .095, .097, .098 If anyone has some to spare I have others to swap ...   01-16-2007 01:37 pm

Engine & Transmission > Pulled out my 907 (12 replies - 7321 views)

If you want to get rid of it, please leave it together! If you want to sell it, where are you located?  Where are you located ...   01-14-2007 03:53 pm

Engine & Transmission > Valve clearances and Camshafts (60 replies - 40838 views)

The goop in the drain hole keeps the oil around the cam (and leaking out of the cover) but does not keep the valve stems or ...   01-07-2007 03:28 am


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