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Body & interior stuff > Bottom rail measurements needed (2 replies - 3174 views)

Art, Section 'K' in my shop manual has a drawing of the monocoque dimensions entitled "chassis alignment check".  I'm assuming this drawing was meant for body ...   12-06-2007 03:10 pm

Carburetors > Weber DCOE 37mm choke / Carb Coughing-Sneezing (9 replies - 13426 views)

Chris, I had a problem with 'sneezing' carbs when I used the double o-ring anti-popping spacer set-up and too rich of jets.  Replacing the o-rings with ...   12-04-2007 04:34 pm

Engine & Transmission > 912 swap (4 replies - 4726 views)

Vern, Garry Kemp did the RHD 912 swap years ago and was my inspiration for the 910/907 hybrid I put into 13492.  My LHD modifications were ...   11-28-2007 08:16 pm

Ignition > Distributor rebuild (3 replies - 5282 views)

Arvin, The guy you want to contact is Jeff Schlemmer at Advanced Distributors jeff@advanceddistributors.com in Shakopee, MN 612-804-5543.  Jeff rebuilt my 45DM and has done work ...   11-27-2007 12:01 pm

Ignition > STARTER HELP! (9 replies - 7587 views)

John, Very nicely done wiring diagram!  One wire I'm not seeing is the bypass to the ignition coil. From memory there is a large terminal with a ...   11-24-2007 01:53 pm

Suspension > Spring Height with DMS Upgraded Springs (12 replies - 10282 views)

Dan, Under the heading of obvious mistakes I've made; did you roll the car back and forth? Not an issue for the rear but short ...   11-19-2007 06:37 pm

Engine & Transmission > Dry Sump a 907? (3 replies - 5009 views)

The dry-sump grafted to the engines in the picture appears to be an aftermarket design.  The factory Lotus unit was in a similar location, but ...   10-10-2007 11:59 am

Engine & Transmission > Dry Sump a 907? (3 replies - 5009 views)

A dry-sump alone will not solve the problem.  Lotus did build the 1979(?) Esprit with a factory dry-sump, but dropped it after one year.  Retrofitting a ...   10-07-2007 12:27 pm

Carburetors > Stromberg Emission (2 replies - 3803 views)

Greg, My suggestion is to block-off this vacuum port as most of the emissions control systems operated poorly when new and tend to make troubleshooting problems ...   10-05-2007 08:04 pm

Engine & Transmission > More Clutch Troubles (6 replies - 4540 views)

The clutch fork may have 'clunked' off its pivot inside the bellhousing.  The t/o bearing spring and clutch cable may be holding it in place, ...   10-03-2007 06:50 pm

Ignition > Spark for Number 2 is MIA (9 replies - 6806 views)

The tach behavior suggests the distributor inconsistantly firing (i.e. exactly what you've observed).  If it were a simple misfire meaning a plug, wire, or cap ...   09-27-2007 12:15 pm

Engine & Transmission > Cam Belt--To Cover or Not to Cover (3 replies - 3183 views)

A nasty little fact about fiberglass is that it tends to warp with age.  A 30 year old timing cover will not fit without significant ...   09-25-2007 02:59 pm

Cooling > hose number (4 replies - 5986 views)

Finally had a situation where I needed to get one of these hoses and document it here.  I started at my neighborhood auto parts store ...   09-21-2007 05:09 pm

Wheels > Alternative JH Wheel sources (3 replies - 7177 views)

Chris, who did your flares?  I have to do the same for my e-prod car and body-work is not my area of expertise.  suggestions? Judson ...   09-20-2007 09:42 pm

Miscellaneous > Atlanta AH/JH Tech Session Saturday 9/18 (0 replies - 2275 views)

I'm hosting a get-together for the Atlanta area Austin Healey / Jensen Healey club this saturday.  Another post here for those of you not on ...   09-18-2007 01:17 pm

Engine & Transmission > 907 crankshaft speedi-sleeve? (1 reply - 2344 views)

Colin, I find it's good practice just to run some 220 grit followed by 400 grit, etc. every time I have to do this kind of ...   09-04-2007 06:08 pm

Engine & Transmission > Installing Automatic in JH (7 replies - 5387 views)

Dan, There was an Excel variant with an Automatic.  Judson ...   09-03-2007 05:26 pm

Body & interior stuff > Installing seat belts? (3 replies - 3564 views)

That pic if from the "Tangerine Terror" belonging to the late Aaron Gross.  That car was a late MkII, but I can say my early ...   08-29-2007 02:18 am

Body & interior stuff > Installing seat belts? (3 replies - 3564 views)

Er...uh....you mean the wheel-well?   ...   08-28-2007 05:51 pm

Ignition > Making the Tachometer work W/ a distributorless ignition system (2 replies - 9577 views)

Rob, Such are the challenges in adapting 40 y/o instruments to work with modern technology.  What you are describing is the same phenomenon with MSD ignitions.  ...   08-22-2007 03:49 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Fuel Pump Inertia Switch (3 replies - 3904 views)

Greg think back to a time before Ralph Nader and the 1975 roll over standards.  I have seen a mercury switch somewhere in the engine compartment ...   08-11-2007 02:37 am

Carburetors > Uni-Syn Balancer (8 replies - 10489 views)

I threw away my Unisyn years ago and find balancing the carb by ear is much more effective.  Of course you need to be sure both ...   08-02-2007 03:00 pm

Cooling > hose number (4 replies - 5986 views)

Don't use the flex-hose, they never fit properly, and IMHO look a bit cheap. As Ron suggests, go to your local autoparts store and browse their ...   07-31-2007 01:49 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil blow by (5 replies - 4843 views)

The short answer is: only time will tell. The smart thing to do was put oil in the cylinders to minimize the rings siezing to the ...   07-29-2007 12:29 pm

Engine & Transmission > 5 speed toyota (7 replies - 7745 views)

We chatted about developing a kit from scratch quite some time ago: http://www.jensenhealey.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=498&forum_id=2   ...   07-22-2007 01:46 am

Engine & Transmission > Rear Main Seal (6 replies - 4349 views)

Jim, I would balance the 'smallness' of the leak with the 'largeness' of what you are contemplating.  Step one is removing the driveshaft, gear shift lever ...   07-17-2007 08:57 pm

Cooling > Thermostat Neck (7 replies - 7622 views)

Tim, Sometime post 1974-1/2 (aka JH5) the thermostat housing changed from pointing forward to pointing toward the passanger side of the engine compartment.  As with most ...   07-12-2007 01:36 am

Electrical & Instruments > Alternators (28 replies - 26691 views)

Thanks Ron, Not really interested in having to fab a set of brackets like you had to do on the ITS car.  Maybe the 10si is ...   07-08-2007 02:36 pm

Ignition > Pertronix & MSD Timing Question (17 replies - 13386 views)

John, I don't think your specific new problem is in the carbs.  When I rebuilt Ron Earp's engine last year we found a similar timing problem.  It ...   07-08-2007 02:32 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Alternators (28 replies - 26691 views)

Dan, From which GM cars is your replacement alternator sourced? Judson ...   07-07-2007 03:38 pm

Engine & Transmission > Valve Springs (10 replies - 6126 views)

The stock springs are fine for a road car using C, D, E or 107 cams.  I've been running .388" lift cams for years in both 2.0 ...   07-07-2007 03:36 pm

Wheels > 4 x 4 = 4 x 101.3? (1 reply - 4654 views)

101.6" = 4" bolt-circle, the .3 is probably a typo JH, Spridget, and I believe the Cosworth Vega all use the same 4x4" b/c. Offset is 3/4" for ...   07-03-2007 05:23 pm

Wheels > JH Wheel upgrade (15 replies - 20897 views)

Clif, The Delta-supplied street legal Panasports Ron is running actually weigh a good bit more than the stock (magnesium alloy) JH wheels.  Ron's wheels were on my ...   07-01-2007 02:09 pm

Engine & Transmission > starting an old GT (9 replies - 4978 views)

Getting an LBC to fire after 20yrs is a HUGE boost to one's ego and provides unlimited motivation to getting the car back on the ...   06-26-2007 01:59 am

Engine & Transmission > Valve Timing (2 replies - 2914 views)

Bill, Consider the old saying, "If it ain't broke...don't fix it". Kurt points out how easy it is to change, but there may indeed have been a ...   06-24-2007 03:44 am

Carburetors > Dellorto 48s, suggestions on jets ect wanted (10 replies - 11421 views)

Pardon my dyslexia! Spec 5 thru 9 has the 160 main jet.  On a 2.0 engine I found this jetting way too rich with EGT readings ...   06-20-2007 02:35 pm

Carburetors > Dellorto 48s, suggestions on jets ect wanted (10 replies - 11421 views)

Norm, Congrats on finding a set of 48s, I heard they were NLA. I'm not a fan of the Spec 10.  That's how DHLA 45s were/are supplied ...   06-19-2007 04:25 pm

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

Walter, It sounds like the rings have siezed to the liners which is the typical mode of failure for engines that are allowed to sit for ...   06-11-2007 02:07 am

Engine & Transmission > Skimming the head (5 replies - 4544 views)

The new Goetz(sp?) head gasket is about .020" thicker than the original steel-asbestos version.  It adds a bit of insurance when it comes to piston ...   06-10-2007 03:29 am

Engine & Transmission > Breather w/K&Ns (8 replies - 5758 views)

You'll want to install some form of catch-can between the breather tube and the filters like the Early MkI cars.  As the engine ages and ...   06-04-2007 11:58 am


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