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Engine & Transmission > Flywheel weight reduction (6 replies - 4903 views)

I had 19444 down a couple of years ago for overhaul and did the flywheel in a freinds shop with a 8 inch or so ...   10-17-2013 01:12 pm

Engine & Transmission > Engine Removal (7 replies - 4680 views)

I hope you have a level concrete floor possibly inside  to do the job.  The shop manual I have says pull the engine with the ...   10-16-2013 02:23 pm

Carburetors > Carburetor (2 replies - 2598 views)

If it's anything like the Webers, the throttle butterfly has to be completely closed in order to work .  If only slightly open the low ...   09-17-2013 04:03 pm

Engine & Transmission > rear main seal oil leak? (10 replies - 6428 views)

It doesn't sound like a main seal leak.  The rear main seal is in front of the flywheel and should not leak into the clutch ...   08-06-2013 12:54 pm

Miscellaneous > a pleasant surprise (0 replies - 1687 views)

Found a video of my car at a cruise in car show in New Smyrna, Fla. Wasn't expecting  it.  When finished  the screen fills up ...   07-08-2013 01:10 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pressure (6 replies - 2912 views)

Just a wild opinion, was the filter an exact replacement for the previous filter?  The blockage seems to be at the filter.  Some filters have ...   05-29-2013 12:06 pm

Body & interior stuff > Alternative convertible top securing (5 replies - 5591 views)

I just replaced an old shrunken vinyl top on my 73  with a Robbins Canvas top (Rockauto.com) .  The front of the top never seems to ...   03-29-2013 01:09 pm

Wheels > 185/70R13 tires - Kumho? (3 replies - 4276 views)

I replaced a set of rock hard Pirellis a couple of years ago with 175's and haven't regretted a minute of it. they are ...   03-26-2013 12:01 pm

Engine & Transmission > valve cover gasket replacement - tips for success (4 replies - 4400 views)

I've tried several ways with moderate success.  Currently using gasket cork  glued to the cover  using a non hardening sealer  and about 50 spring clothes ...   03-05-2013 01:42 pm

Engine & Transmission > Idle (4 replies - 3341 views)

Next time it is at high idle check your throttle linkage to see if is returning to the idle position or staying open a bit. ...   02-26-2013 05:09 pm

Carburetors > Fuel stavation (8 replies - 5130 views)

It is not usually the fuel tank  since there is so much fuel between it and the carb.  More than likely it is in one ...   10-04-2012 02:28 pm

Carburetors > Fuel stavation (8 replies - 5130 views)

cough and stumble should be fuel system, float level or line blockage although my experience with stumble was usually too rich.  how are the plugs? ...   09-29-2012 12:06 pm

Engine & Transmission > Engine shake at Idle (2 replies - 2803 views)

It's probably has a fouled plug or missing electrically.  try pulling the plugs and looking for a fouled plug. If you have stock points ignition ...   07-10-2012 02:58 pm

Engine & Transmission > Replacing an alternator (7 replies - 4155 views)

Auto zone sells gm single wires for $52   and guarantees them for life ...   07-02-2012 11:34 pm

Engine & Transmission > The rope seal (4 replies - 3243 views)

Had this joy a year ago and found no advice that worked. The problem is that the seal rope is just too small for the ...   05-08-2012 06:45 pm

Intro Tech Board stuff > Starting after a long dry spell (4 replies - 5502 views)

Corroded electrical connectors and fuel leaks from dried out carb gaskets come to mind. The distributor is directly under the carburators and will ignite any ...   02-22-2012 02:11 pm

Engine & Transmission > Suggestions: Engine Rebuild/Upgrade (2 replies - 3102 views)

I've never had a chance to compare performance with another JH but in my experience, getting rid of the Strombergs for Webers / Dells , lightening ...   12-22-2011 11:32 am

Carburetors > Stromberg mixture adjustment (2 replies - 4786 views)

Mine went in the trash a while back but I seem to remember a set screw somewhere in the slide that locks the needle in ...   12-13-2011 11:42 am

Body & interior stuff > Seat Reset for tall drivers (5 replies - 3979 views)

just my 2 cents,  I removed that foot rest next to the clutch pedal  and found the leg room situation much better. your left leg ...   11-23-2011 12:34 pm

Ignition > HPV-1 distributerless ignition system (7 replies - 6193 views)

Correct me, someone, if I am wrong but the ignition light you speak of has nothing to do with the ignition system. When it is ...   11-11-2011 01:05 pm

Engine & Transmission > valve cover sealing. (1 reply - 1822 views)

Oil leaks have been my constant companion lately and I may have found a solution for one of them.   Getting valve covers to seal properly ...   08-23-2011 02:13 pm

Brakes > Brake drum stuck (7 replies - 7178 views)

Is the brake cylinder able to slide back and forth slightly , or is it frozen in place. Girling makes a one sided brake cylinder ...   08-18-2011 01:02 pm

Miscellaneous > Looking to Buy First JH (9 replies - 6385 views)

here is a nice one in Florida, if a bit pricey http://daytona.craigslist.org/cto/2492021406.html ...   07-15-2011 05:56 pm

Engine & Transmission > replacement main bearings (4 replies - 3951 views)

not any more but it is a sprinkler / well / pool pump seal  with a 1/2" shaft .  About $20.00 us.  aall I needed ...   06-18-2011 11:46 pm

Engine & Transmission > replace piston rings (4 replies - 3572 views)

I've had the engine out of this car twice since last november, once for the rear main seal and the second time for another rear ...   06-14-2011 12:51 am

Engine & Transmission > replace piston rings (4 replies - 3572 views)

Was wondering before I start the teardown if the piston rings can be replaced without pulling the engine . With the head off the liners ...   06-13-2011 03:01 pm

Carburetors > Morgan Carbtune (33 replies - 20060 views)

I do believe you are running Stromberg single barrel carbs in which only  2 tubes will work, 1-2, and 3-4.  Furthermore you wont see the ...   05-31-2011 04:29 pm

Engine & Transmission > Replacing Cam Pulleys (17 replies - 11041 views)

In the late 80's Nissan used basically the same setup on the vg30i  v-6 engine for a couple of years before  going to a chain ...   04-29-2011 01:28 pm

Engine & Transmission > Engine damper (18 replies - 12211 views)

mine went out on 19444 a while back and I retrofitted a monoshock from a mountain bike.  I is adjustable and looked cool. I think ...   02-09-2011 12:43 pm

Engine & Transmission > replacement main bearings (4 replies - 3951 views)

thanks, the oil pump needs primed and radiator installed and it should light right off.  But then it did before.  I didn't know that about  ...   01-15-2011 11:33 am

Engine & Transmission > replacement main bearings (4 replies - 3951 views)

I recently pulledd the engine out of my 73 in order to replace the rear main oil seal (rope) . This requires removing the crankshaft ...   01-12-2011 02:42 pm

Carburetors > Runnung Rich I think? (7 replies - 4784 views)

Was this car running when you bought it?  If so, something has happend in the meantime.   It may be several things like bad gas. stuck ...   01-06-2011 01:46 pm

Engine & Transmission > Understanding the oil pan (14 replies - 7906 views)

I've done a few pump seals myself in my younger days, but the engine seals have to be cut off  square and butt up to ...   12-09-2010 12:25 am

Engine & Transmission > Understanding the oil pan (14 replies - 7906 views)

Well I suppose it's back to the drawing board on this rear seal change. The new seal leaks as bad as the old one and ...   12-08-2010 04:17 pm

Engine & Transmission > Clutch Fail (7 replies - 3978 views)

Before you start disassembling big stuff, try checking to see if the clutch fork hasn't fallen off it's pivot. It can do that if the ...   12-02-2010 01:44 pm

Engine & Transmission > Understanding the oil pan (14 replies - 7906 views)

Thanks but it's all repaired and installed.  The job because of all the mess was done outside and had to be done with minimum delay ...   11-09-2010 07:14 pm

Engine & Transmission > Understanding the oil pan (14 replies - 7906 views)

Yes it's a mk1 , The mk2 oil seal doesn't sound like a picnic to change either.  I guess the accusump isn't   a good thing ...   11-05-2010 11:52 am

Engine & Transmission > Understanding the oil pan (14 replies - 7906 views)

I just finished three days of pulling a very oily engine from 19444 in order to replace the rope rear main seal. I tried everything ...   11-04-2010 02:04 pm

Body & interior stuff > Which glue for soft top? (3 replies - 4789 views)

For my money, Gorilla glue is the baddest.  It is a construction  adhesive that swells as it sets and it holds.  It may not be ...   10-07-2010 02:23 pm

Body & interior stuff > Bumpers (8 replies - 4870 views)

Mine were too badly deteriorated. I ended up scraping them off and painting them. You can see the results in the gallery under Florida cars ...   08-14-2010 11:54 am


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