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Engine & Transmission > Valve clearances and Camshafts (60 replies - 40000 views)

How about this?  I mentioned in a different thread that when I took off the exhaust side cam cover about a quart of oil dumped ...   01-06-2007 04:02 pm

Engine & Transmission > Valve clearances and Camshafts (60 replies - 40000 views)

Let's trade!!!! I'll bring in the list of shims I've got and let you know. Steve     ...   01-05-2007 11:30 pm

Engine & Transmission > Valve clearances and Camshafts (60 replies - 40000 views)

I just came in from dorking around with it.  I dry assembled the exhaust cam after removing the gaskets and cleaning it.  Two of the ...   01-05-2007 09:33 pm

Engine & Transmission > Valve clearances and Camshafts (60 replies - 40000 views)

OK, I pulled the intake cam housing after carefully double checking the valve lash.  I find there is a gasket so I called Delta to ...   01-05-2007 05:55 pm

Engine & Transmission > Valve clearances and Camshafts (60 replies - 40000 views)

Mark I mic'd it out and came up with .350 for both the intake and exhaust.  I guess that means I have the type D cams.  ...   01-01-2007 09:55 pm

Engine & Transmission > Valve clearances and Camshafts (60 replies - 40000 views)

Mark WOW! Great information. Thanks Steve ...   01-01-2007 04:55 pm

Engine & Transmission > Valve clearances and Camshafts (60 replies - 40000 views)

I was hoping it was a JH tuner's secret to set the valves tight.  I figured maybe the valve clearances increase as the engine warmed-up.  ...   01-01-2007 02:15 pm

Engine & Transmission > Valve clearances and Camshafts (60 replies - 40000 views)

Both my camshafts are marked with MC25236 and 0351Y and A907E.  Are these correct for this car? The valve clearances  are:  Intake from .002 to.005, and ...   12-31-2006 04:28 pm

Cooling > Hoses (4 replies - 6456 views)

I just ordered them.  My problem is not in paying Delta for them, it is the week or so delay in getting them.  It would ...   12-20-2006 03:40 pm

Cooling > Block Drains? (4 replies - 6103 views)

I did it and it came out pretty clean Thanks Steve ...   12-18-2006 11:11 pm

Cooling > Hoses (4 replies - 6456 views)

Anyone got numbers for the radiator hoses? Thanks Steve ...   12-18-2006 08:45 pm

Cooling > Block Drains? (4 replies - 6103 views)

I got it up in the air and can see what appears to be a big hex plug on the aft left side of the ...   12-18-2006 02:42 pm

Cooling > Block Drains? (4 replies - 6103 views)

Are there any block drains?  I want to give it a good flushing before I fill it up. Have a nice day Steve ...   12-17-2006 10:58 am

Engine & Transmission > Replacing Cam/timing belt (11 replies - 12300 views)

The distance is 6 teeth on the cam gears and aux gear.  I marked it with a sharpie and turned the crank 90 degrees then, checked ...   12-15-2006 12:40 pm

Engine & Transmission > Installing Cams and Cam Gears -- question (4 replies - 4105 views)

WOW!  Exact same question I had about the silcone on the cam cog bolts.  I just started putting mine together this morning.  I probed the ...   12-13-2006 04:57 pm

Engine & Transmission > Tming marks (8 replies - 6172 views)

Mark et al I pulled the pulleys.  The one marked Lotus with only in and ex on apposing sides matches with the 110 in and 110 ...   11-21-2006 05:30 pm

Engine & Transmission > Tming marks (8 replies - 6172 views)

Thanks again!  I'm glad I asked.  Steve ...   11-21-2006 10:23 am

Miscellaneous > project car? (9 replies - 7143 views)

Many parts are available with the main source being Delta.  They will send you a free catalog for the asking. Is it a good deal?  Heck ...   11-20-2006 07:59 pm

Engine & Transmission > Tming marks (8 replies - 6172 views)

Also at TDC, this is what the crank pulley looks like.  The crank timing marks seem dorked up.  Neither the crank or the cam timing ...   11-20-2006 03:25 pm

Engine & Transmission > Tming marks (8 replies - 6172 views)

This picture taken with engine at TDC at the no. 1 cylinder.  Engine #7306. Is this correct? The cams seals look to have been leaking.  Anyone ...   11-20-2006 03:22 pm

Engine & Transmission > Another stupid question (2 replies - 3296 views)

Thanks Mark.  The timing cover is coming off today so maybe I can see what's going on in there.  My pulley looks quite different but ...   11-20-2006 10:34 am

Carburetors > Stromberg float chamber plug o-ring? (3 replies - 6100 views)

I got mine fixed too. Thanks Steve      ...   11-19-2006 07:51 pm

Engine & Transmission > Another stupid question (2 replies - 3296 views)

I can't find the timing mark on the pulley.  The timing pointer is there but doesn't look like either shown in the manual. Does someone have ...   11-19-2006 07:33 pm

Engine & Transmission > Stupid questions.......... (4 replies - 4601 views)

OK, the breather makes sense and I do have the original air-box to attach it to.  The charcoal canister is long gone so, for now, ...   11-19-2006 01:58 pm

Carburetors > Stromberg float chamber plug o-ring? (3 replies - 6100 views)

I've got dripping from the bottom of the front carb around the plug.  The o-ring disintegrated when I tried to remove it.  Does anyone have ...   11-19-2006 12:53 pm

Engine & Transmission > Stupid questions.......... (4 replies - 4601 views)

I've got the JH on the lift and even ran it for a moment.  It sounds good and the oil pressure is strong. Stupid question 1:  ...   11-18-2006 03:11 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Jensen Healey & Jensen GT VIN Database (273 replies - 209404 views)

Just rolling it from dry storage into the shop for a winter project.  PO's stalled project with new fenders and floors that has been sitting for ...   11-16-2006 05:16 pm

Miscellaneous > JH on the web (0 replies - 2516 views)

I was a bit surprised to see my car featured in the latest Carport article.  I'm sure the author could have found a better example!  ...   10-26-2006 04:47 pm

Miscellaneous > e-Bay Spasm Recovery (6 replies - 5530 views)

I'm in KY so that's out of my combat radius, which keeps shrinking inversely proportional to the cost of diesel fuel. Have a nice day Steve ...   05-16-2006 10:36 am

Miscellaneous > e-Bay Spasm Recovery (6 replies - 5530 views)

JC Dean I have 80 acres.  Where can I pick it up? Have a good day Steve   ...   05-15-2006 11:27 pm

Cooling > New Radiator for Jensen Race Car (10 replies - 12504 views)

WOW! That looks great.  Wanna sell the old radiator? I think you'll be able to get rid of the fan and make a few more ponies on ...   05-07-2006 06:33 pm

Engine & Transmission > 5 speed value (4 replies - 5120 views)

The car sold for more than $4K and I expect there will be some buyer's regret.  I pointed out the rusted out areas in the ...   05-06-2006 05:53 pm

Engine & Transmission > 5 speed value (4 replies - 5120 views)

Last night I looked at a car listed on ebay just a few miles from here.  It has a 5 speed.  The car is borderline ...   05-04-2006 03:34 pm

Engine & Transmission > Thinking of buy a 1974 JH (1 reply - 2742 views)

Is that the one on ebay?  I'm scared of the engine pictures but the price is good for a solid body in nice shape. If it ...   04-13-2006 11:18 pm

Carburetors > Need a new gas tank (13 replies - 11554 views)

I just pulled my tank.  It appears to have a very suspect glass job applied to the front and bottom.  The ends of the tank ...   03-20-2006 06:54 pm

Miscellaneous > New JH owner seeks guidance (22 replies - 17249 views)

Mark I have been fiddling with the carbs to rearrange the bits as you described.  All the rubbers are soft and supple so I suspect a ...   03-17-2006 02:54 pm

Miscellaneous > Dr. F's Jensen quandary (4 replies - 4667 views)

I would suggest that you transplant all of the parts of the new car onto your motorless car, if you can get a title for it.  ...   03-17-2006 11:52 am

Miscellaneous > New JH owner seeks guidance (22 replies - 17249 views)

Thanks for pointing out the problem with the carbs.  I'm suspect of everything that has been worked on and it looks like someone has fiddled with ...   03-14-2006 10:14 am

Carburetors > New Aluminum Tanks - Anyone Interested? (103 replies - 50228 views)

Very interesting thread!  I just pulled my tank.  It appears to have a very suspect glass job applied to the front and bottom.  The ends ...   03-13-2006 12:41 pm

Miscellaneous > New JH owner seeks guidance (22 replies - 17249 views)

I will take your advice and replace the timing belt before I try to start it.  I figure if the tires have rotted off the ...   03-13-2006 12:18 pm


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