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Engine & Transmission > engine swaps (33 replies - 32361 views)

There is an extremely easy way to convince everyone of a JH-V8's capability: Build one. Build one, take it to car shows and campaign it ...   05-24-2010 09:54 pm

Engine & Transmission > engine swaps (33 replies - 32361 views)

Back in the late 1980s Porsche ran an ad for the 944 Turbo showing every part differentiating it from the standard 944....let's just say the ...   05-24-2010 03:07 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil pressure slow to come up on start (2 replies - 3543 views)

In realative terms 10sec is not all that uncommon.  A running modification was made to the accessory housing in mid 1974 (oil bleed hole) to ...   02-14-2010 02:25 pm

Ignition > replacement keyed ignition switch (6 replies - 7839 views)

They are easy enough to replace.  Bruce Madden in Atlanta, GA has a large stock of them. ...   02-14-2010 02:21 pm

Projects > The Mighty 907 Lives! (6 replies - 7206 views)

Ask John Cronin for the dyno plot we did on his identical build...I'm thinking the smiles for this combination are getting contageous.  ...   01-15-2010 10:55 pm

Carburetors > ZS Rebuild Time? (3 replies - 3854 views)

Sounds like a fairly typical issue. Floats may be stuck and/or gross-jets may be clogged w varnish, etc. A full rebuild may not ...   01-04-2010 01:58 pm

Engine & Transmission > hoses etc. (1 reply - 2361 views)

http://jhppg.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=30265 In my research I found the guys that sell oil pumps and accessories suggest a minimum of 10AN fittings.  I did use 8AN for the ...   12-27-2009 11:19 pm

Engine & Transmission > Headers (5 replies - 4068 views)

You may need to add a few spacer to the driver's side engine mount. ...   12-17-2009 03:31 pm

Engine & Transmission > Conversion Components Supra Bell Housing (13 replies - 10024 views)

Interesting... I'm wondering if this is the same bellhousing used in the Eclat 2.2 (?) which would be extremely rare.  This variant from the factory used the ...   12-16-2009 05:55 pm

Engine & Transmission > Installing new cams is a bear, (1 reply - 2688 views)

Having access to the original Lotus shim kit with every shim between .050" and .130" AND an 8mm helicoil kit to fix those stripped studs ...   12-15-2009 11:46 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil pressure line (1 reply - 2486 views)

The short answer is no.  The line + fittings are specific British Whitworth(sp?) items that are close to 1/8" NPT but not close enough for ...   12-02-2009 08:40 pm

Engine & Transmission > Rear Main Seal Housing (3 replies - 2941 views)

Contact Bruce Madden in Atlanta, GA 404-261-2552 ...   11-22-2009 02:33 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil pump seized... (8 replies - 6724 views)

:) There are a number of critical dimensions and quirks not mentioned in the shop manual that took me blowing up four of my own engines ...   11-12-2009 10:49 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil pump seized... (8 replies - 6724 views)

Thanks Kurt....this story is one of a dozen or so over the years I've seen that explains why I take great pride in knowing every ...   11-09-2009 12:05 am

Engine & Transmission > 107 Cams (3 replies - 4275 views)

Kurt, The re-grinds have a smaller base-circle to get more lift (you can't really add material to the toe of the cam), no worries, it's common ...   11-01-2009 02:24 pm

Engine & Transmission > Conversion Components Supra Bell Housing (13 replies - 10024 views)

Put me on that distribution list!   ...   10-21-2009 03:46 pm

Suspension > Winter projects: front wheel bearings, differential seal. (5 replies - 5558 views)

Edward, When tightening the bearings, you may want to inspect the hub and the spindle for wear first.  I made the mistake of over-tightening a wheel ...   10-05-2009 11:38 pm

Engine & Transmission > Rear main seal and other oil leaks -- tips? (8 replies - 8315 views)

Edward, Be sure to coat the threads of the flywheel bolts upon reassembly.  It only took me three transmission changes to figure that's where a lot ...   10-05-2009 11:34 pm

Engine & Transmission > Which direction? (2 replies - 3078 views)

Just say no to forced induction with the 907... A few brave souls have slapped on super-chargers and I know of at least one person who ...   09-14-2009 06:07 pm

Carburetors > Dellorto 40 mounting and initial setup (1 reply - 4124 views)

Opinions will differ, but I'm not a fan of the flexible mounting hardware on the Dellortos due to my past experiences...Strombers are a different story.  ...   09-14-2009 11:57 am

Suspension > Steering problem (13 replies - 8752 views)

As Jody and Dan have pointed out, the usual suspects are the deteriorated rubber bushings in the upper shaft joint (the fix is bronze) and the nylon/delrin ...   08-07-2009 01:59 pm

Engine & Transmission > Rustorama (10 replies - 7059 views)

Rebar and Angle Iron... My similar story is continuously welding two 3/4"x3/4"x1/8" pieces of angle iron down the "frame rails" to tie the front and rear suspension ...   07-16-2009 07:31 pm

Engine & Transmission > W58 rear transmission mount (2 replies - 3216 views)

John, You actually don't want everything in the powertrain lined-up perfectly.  Sounds strange, yes, but a little out-of-line wobble is necessary to keep the bearings in ...   07-15-2009 08:21 pm

Engine & Transmission > cams, valve timing and ignition timing (106 replies - 51263 views)

All - John hinted at the beginnings of this little adolescent side-show "...i know this gets discussed...but I never saw an answer" Like all good Americans, I ...   05-30-2009 05:41 am

Engine & Transmission > cams, valve timing and ignition timing (106 replies - 51263 views)

Tim, We've had the opportunity to disagree in the past.  I do have the data with which to base my claims, and to date you haven't ...   05-28-2009 06:01 pm

Engine & Transmission > cams, valve timing and ignition timing (106 replies - 51263 views)

John, There really is very little emperical data (dyno runs) to differentiate the various combinations of cams, sprockets, carbs and ignition settings.  However, thanks to people like Tim the ...   05-26-2009 02:09 am

Suspension > Oversteer (19 replies - 12951 views)

What?  I thought the whole idea of a sports-car was for it to always have wildly uncontrollable oversteer???? or is that just indicative of 911s? ...   05-19-2009 01:24 pm

Engine & Transmission > Cam removal (2 replies - 2965 views)

Once the two short bolts are out you can rotate the retaining plate to expose the ears.  It is a tight fit and there is ...   04-21-2009 11:09 pm

Brakes > TR6 Master/TR7 caliper combo (8 replies - 10806 views)

There is a rarely used adjustment screw on the shaft mating the brake booster to the master cylinder.  You may need to back it out ...   04-15-2009 03:45 pm

Ignition > Crane XR3000 ignition (27 replies - 23924 views)

What you've got is a band-aid solution.  While it may be running, it's not running well and it's certainly not taking advantage of the Crane's ...   04-13-2009 02:46 pm

Engine & Transmission > adjusting valves (23 replies - 18510 views)

Gary, Upon assembling that engine I set the Exhaust on the high side of .012" and the Intake to the high side of .007" dry.  Same thing I ...   04-06-2009 12:11 am

Brakes > Firenza / Ford Brake Upgrade (4 replies - 8144 views)

In upgrading the brakes to deal with bigger and stickier rubber, you'll also want to upgrade the frickin tiny JH ball joints and wheel bearings.  ...   03-20-2009 02:48 pm

Miscellaneous > Power Steering ? (3 replies - 3615 views)

As J-man points out, look for the obvious out of spec / worn items.  When I first got my JH it was about as easy ...   03-13-2009 02:23 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil spewing out below carb (5 replies - 5294 views)

Verify it is not the oil pressure gauge take-off fitting located in the same area.  No it wont stop regardless of which fitting it's coming ...   03-08-2009 07:43 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil spewing out below carb (5 replies - 5294 views)

Congrats on gettting her started - now comes the fun part! A "1973" model could have either  late MkI or early MkII block.  Both blocks have ...   03-08-2009 06:14 pm

Engine & Transmission > Paeco Industries in 'bama (2 replies - 3072 views)

PAECO has been around for a long time.  I found their extensive catalog extremely helpful in learning the technical aspects of engine building, but I've never ...   03-05-2009 03:20 pm

Miscellaneous > New steering column (9 replies - 7002 views)

Brett is correct in that the shaft is held together with shear-pins made from plastic, for safety sakes I would not retrofit a steel cotter-pin.  ...   03-02-2009 07:41 pm

Miscellaneous > Distributer oil leaks (4 replies - 4226 views)

How about posting that dyno run so we can compare the shape of the torque curve to John Cronin's recent dyno run??? I solved my leakage problem by ...   02-24-2009 03:02 pm

Cooling > Air conditioning (5 replies - 8497 views)

Chris, Your best bet for a kit is as JHRV8 suggests and going to a modern hot rod source and find something that will fit.  The ...   02-12-2009 02:05 pm

Engine & Transmission > K&Ns and vapour hose (4 replies - 3793 views)

Ollie, Congrats on the K&N upgrade, I think you'll find access to the distributor, oil filter, wiring harness, etc. will be MUCH easier! The most common mistake ...   01-25-2009 04:38 pm


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