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Carburetors > Anti Popping Carburetor Spacers - Weber DCOE (8 replies - 9451 views)

I wouldnt swap out because of popping!  You may get into something even worse. Find a weber tuning site and get familiar with the jetting ...   08-04-2010 05:34 pm

Carburetors > Anti Popping Carburetor Spacers - Weber DCOE (8 replies - 9451 views)

If the engine isn't making a popping noise, I would leave it alone.  IMHO popping comes from  lean mixture or overworked overheated engine.  I installed ...   08-04-2010 12:53 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Odd electrical fault (3 replies - 3477 views)

Well, my 2 cents would be : The ignition light would be about normal for having a different alternator installed. The ignition light normally stays on ...   06-02-2010 04:00 pm

Ignition > Dead electrics and starting problems (14 replies - 9950 views)

Start from the battery, check  that inline  connector in the cable to the starter. it can corrode.  Check the spade connector wire on the starter solenoid, it ...   12-04-2009 12:35 pm

Ignition > After market coil (1 reply - 3422 views)

As an easy project to gain a little more power and easy starts I just replaced the old Allison coil (probably around 20-25,000 volts) to ...   10-08-2009 02:49 pm

Engine & Transmission > Rear main seal and other oil leaks -- tips? (8 replies - 7534 views)

If you have one of the older engines, it will have a rope seal main seal that will require an engine tear down to get ...   10-08-2009 02:22 pm

Suspension > Steering problem (13 replies - 7819 views)

You might check to see if the bushing on the lower end of the steering shaft hasn't slipped out of the column. It's right behind ...   07-27-2009 09:54 pm

Ignition > intermittant ignition problems (15 replies - 9396 views)

This sounds like a mixture problem if it runs better at idle. Mine always ran better at mid-range and idled poorly. But I had worn needles ...   07-18-2009 11:55 am

Ignition > intermittant ignition problems (15 replies - 9396 views)

If it starts and runs ok, the ignition must be ok.  I wouldn't replace it untill I put a spring back in the advance. The ...   07-17-2009 12:47 pm

Ignition > Distributor Falling Out... (8 replies - 8098 views)

You have to loosen it   in order to move the distributor back into time but dont loosen it much. Just enough to where you can ...   05-20-2009 01:05 am

Ignition > Distributor Falling Out... (8 replies - 8098 views)

There is a plate that clamps to the base of the distributor that you must be missing. It clamps around the distributor on the edge ...   05-19-2009 12:37 pm

Ignition > Crane XR3000 ignition (27 replies - 21810 views)

Even though Crane Cams is no longer in business, their website is still up and working and has all of the instructions and diagrams.  I ...   04-08-2009 04:39 pm

Miscellaneous > New steering column (9 replies - 6308 views)

Well thanks for the replies, I drilled and put in the smallest wire brad I could find.  I absolutely cannot imagine the situation that a ...   03-03-2009 11:35 am

Miscellaneous > New steering column (9 replies - 6308 views)

I have my steering column out to replace the lower bushing only to find that the lower section of the steering rod itself has slid ...   03-02-2009 12:07 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Battery cable (3 replies - 3619 views)

I started having that Clickey-clickey no start situation the other day and decided to pull the starter solenoid off for a little inspection/cleanup. I could ...   02-17-2009 01:45 am

Engine & Transmission > Burn Baby Burn (14 replies - 7797 views)

There certainly seems to be a need for a cover over the distributor to deflect fuel leaks.  My Webers leaked upon install and caught fire ...   10-09-2008 01:23 pm

Miscellaneous > In good Company (0 replies - 2284 views)

FYI Interceptor owners,  included is a link to a short trailer from the 2008 Brooklands Motoring Festival this weekend  including several glimpses of a Jensen ...   06-27-2008 05:44 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Turn Signal mount to steering shaft broken - thoughts on fixing? (16 replies - 13184 views)

Worse come to worse I would waggle the broken one under the noses of the Local Brit car  club.  I seem to remember seeing a ...   05-06-2008 01:44 am

Body & interior stuff > Painting the Black Rubber Bumpers (4 replies - 4186 views)

Mine were cracked and bad looking so I belt sanded the rubber off and painted the closest color red I could find.  It looks SO ...   04-06-2008 02:06 am

Engine & Transmission > adjusting valves (23 replies - 16288 views)

To clear up any misunderstanding, my 907 is together and running fine. I was considering adjusting the valves but decided against it .  I have ...   03-05-2008 12:14 pm

Engine & Transmission > adjusting valves (23 replies - 16288 views)

Well. I only have a couple of valves off, but not enough to undertake that project. I'm glad I found out before I started to ...   03-03-2008 09:29 pm

Engine & Transmission > adjusting valves (23 replies - 16288 views)

found a very interesting article on adjusting overhead cam valves without removing the cams/carriers  (from Toyota performance). Not exactly the same but something that may ...   02-22-2008 07:21 pm

Engine & Transmission > Cam Gears (8 replies - 6332 views)

The Nissan vg30I v-6 engine (1986-1990) Has steel gears that are close enough to use. Diameter, width and pitch are exact . They are about ...   02-06-2008 03:42 pm

Miscellaneous > parting out old vehicles (2 replies - 2942 views)

Is there any profit at all in acquiring old Jensen Healeys and parting them out.  I guess ther are a few owners who come accross ...   10-20-2007 01:01 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Delco Remy Alternator (6 replies - 11722 views)

I converted a year or so ago to a single wire Delco unit my rebuilder suggested.  You can check out photos  in the gallery under ...   10-19-2007 12:55 pm

Ignition > Pertronix Ignitor - Toasty (10 replies - 9825 views)

I've run the xr 700 since I've owned the car and it has'nt given any problems to date . Dan ...   09-28-2007 07:20 pm

Carburetors > "BUCKS" WHEN SLOWING (2 replies - 4051 views)

Just out of curiosity, what rpm and what gear are you in when this happens?   Bucking usually occurs on acceleration when the engine is overloaded.  ...   08-25-2007 11:39 am

Body & interior stuff > Windshield (3 replies - 3794 views)

Removed the stainless strip below the windshield this weekend and cleaned out all of the old sealer and refit the strip to see what was ...   08-22-2007 01:57 pm

Miscellaneous > Need help evaluating a car (6 replies - 5463 views)

If it's all  he says it is and not too many surprises, I would be very tempted at anything $1000 or under.  The engine /  ...   08-16-2007 01:14 pm

Body & interior stuff > Windshield (3 replies - 3794 views)

The piece of stainless trim that fits around the base of the windshield fits close to the glass at the edges of the windshield but ...   08-15-2007 02:03 pm

Carburetors > Idling @ 2500 RPM (3 replies - 3934 views)

I think I would put a timing light on it and check to see if it was stuck on full advance. If not, put a ...   08-01-2007 11:36 am

Carburetors > Uni-Syn Balancer (8 replies - 10615 views)

check the little pipe that  goes into the side of the unysin to make sure it isn't blocked.  I had one once that was with worse ...   08-01-2007 11:22 am

Engine & Transmission > Rear Main Seal (6 replies - 4427 views)

Another thing to consider is which engine you have.  The older engines have a rope type seal that  will in the long run require the ...   07-19-2007 05:55 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Alternators (28 replies - 27023 views)

I'm not sure, he stated it was a very common alternator to most GM cars of the last decade.  I just made sure it turned ...   07-07-2007 07:31 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Alternators (28 replies - 27023 views)

I had troubles with the stock alternator on 19444 and obtaining rebuilds from my supplier in Florida was getting worse so I took their advice ...   07-05-2007 12:31 pm

Body & interior stuff > hood dent (0 replies - 2337 views)

Took the hood off of 19444 the other day to clean and paint the underside. the hood has always had that dent by where the ...   06-21-2007 01:06 pm

Engine & Transmission > offline help needed in SD (6 replies - 4957 views)

Just for my 2 cents, I cut two gaskets from 3/16" black Garlock gasket rubber bought at a nuts and bolts store  using an old ...   06-06-2007 02:40 pm

Ignition > distributor rotor (3 replies - 4695 views)

Autozone shows them in stock for $2.99.   I have extra caps, etc.   I hate to mail order and  wait.    The old one  broke in two ...   04-19-2007 10:34 am

Ignition > distributor rotor (3 replies - 4695 views)

I was wondering if there is a cross reference part number for the rotor in the distributor on the mk 2.    Mine is cracked  and ...   04-18-2007 11:04 am

Carburetors > Won't start (8 replies - 7612 views)

As I previously stated on 3-7 check your distributor to see if it hasn't jumped out of its drive connection.  You can have all the ...   03-27-2007 01:24 am


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