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Engine & Transmission > Strange Misfire (10 replies - 1759 views)

Mine acted the same way when one of the carb dampers was hanging up in its bore. Fueling was only more or less correct ...   05-09-2021 04:44 pm

Miscellaneous > Need engine (8 replies - 2227 views)

Terrific, I’ll send you a text! Weight is ~300 lbs or so - -4-spd is attached, yours if you want it, but seeing as you have ...   03-09-2021 04:09 pm

Miscellaneous > Need engine (8 replies - 2227 views)

I’m a little south of Denver, have a MK 1 (‘73) sitting in the garage. Was running well when removed, if a bit tired. ...   03-09-2021 03:00 pm

Body & interior stuff > new owner thrying to understand Door Lock function (20 replies - 6472 views)

Jagwire64 wrote: Very good advice. I doubt I will ever put the top up. I assume most people leave the top down when parked ...   07-29-2020 09:40 pm

Projects > 10628 Refresh (63 replies - 73478 views)

Still on the Strombergs — it turned out to be the rear carb, started running on two cylinders during a driving thunderstorm (of course). ...   07-15-2020 05:32 am

Projects > 10628 Refresh (63 replies - 73478 views)

Good point, it's possible.  The check valve is fine but the pedal is harder than I was expecting/remember.  I'll block the manifold port, see what ...   07-14-2020 06:54 pm

Projects > 10628 Refresh (63 replies - 73478 views)

One issue I’m having is a really lumpy idle with the Kemp 104/Club store 107 cams. Sometimes she’ll settle into a nice big block ...   07-14-2020 02:11 pm

Projects > 10628 Refresh (63 replies - 73478 views)

Carpet and seats done. Decided to stay with the creaky MK 1 center console rather than the MK II, mainly because I could make ...   07-14-2020 02:06 pm

Engine & Transmission > four speed tranny top cover issue (3 replies - 1933 views)

I don’t think you’ll have any issues with the hoses. Sounds worse than it is, maybe a long weekend. Recently changed my engine, ...   07-07-2020 02:18 pm

Engine & Transmission > four speed tranny top cover issue (3 replies - 1933 views)

Sounds like lowering the trans is the only way to get at the bolts, but you don’t have to pull the engine (of course, you’ll ...   07-07-2020 04:57 am

Projects > 10628 Refresh (63 replies - 73478 views)

Had her out a couple of times, sorting this that and the other, mainly related to the brakes (Toyota pickup 4-piston calipers — the master ...   07-06-2020 03:04 pm

Body & interior stuff > Where do the body panel Data Plates go? (6 replies - 2943 views)

Dakota123 wrote: 10628 doesn’t have the top right tag, and it looks like there is one missing on the radiator support, or maybe that’s where the ...   07-05-2020 05:18 am

Body & interior stuff > Where do the body panel Data Plates go? (6 replies - 2943 views)

10628 doesn’t have the top right tag, and it looks like there is one missing on the radiator support (or maybe that’s where the emissions ...   07-05-2020 05:15 am

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 20072 views)

First time really studying your work - just gorgeous! ...   06-30-2020 02:58 pm

Projects > 10628 Refresh (63 replies - 73478 views)

Timesert confirmed that it’s 1/2-14 BSP (straight thread) but recommended 1/2-14 NPT (tapered). But at $300 for a kit, decided to try an O-ring. ...   06-30-2020 02:44 pm

Projects > 10628 Refresh (63 replies - 73478 views)

Anybody know the size of the 907 oil drain plug? MkII engine. Slight drip from the plug, went to tighten and I can ...   06-29-2020 02:37 pm

Projects > 10628 Refresh (63 replies - 73478 views)

discogodfather wrote: Engine looks amazing. Is the cog wheel on the front for the fuel injection? It is indeed, Megasquirt 2 w/ semi-sequential add-on. Ignition will ...   06-29-2020 02:59 am

Projects > 10628 Refresh (63 replies - 73478 views)

Engine in and started for the first time yesterday on the Strombergs and distributor (injection to come at a later date, after I get the ...   06-28-2020 03:04 pm

Engine & Transmission > Supra conversions (7 replies - 15622 views)

Ancient thread, can’t believe it’s been more than a decade since I started on my engine rebuild and W58 conversion... stupid life... Anyway, what ...   06-28-2020 02:47 pm

Engine & Transmission > Engine R&R with 2 piece header (10 replies - 4040 views)

“ So I'm clear on your approach, you left the upper u-joint on the steering shaft connected to the steering column as it comes out ...   06-14-2020 01:49 pm

Engine & Transmission > Engine R&R with 2 piece header (10 replies - 4040 views)

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Engine & Transmission > Engine R&R with 2 piece header (10 replies - 4040 views)

I have the cast manifold with the two-piece downpipes, but what I ended up doing was leaving the “header” in place. Unbolted the lower ...   06-13-2020 04:27 pm

Projects > 10628 Refresh (63 replies - 73478 views)

Great minds and all that... Dynamat already in the doors (along with new seals), and I have it on hand to put down on the ...   04-25-2020 02:32 pm

Projects > 10628 Refresh (63 replies - 73478 views)

Yes, indeedy, already unbolted and ready to pull the subframe. ...   04-19-2020 03:15 am

Projects > 10628 Refresh (63 replies - 73478 views)

Can’t seem to include more than one photo at a time... ...   04-18-2020 03:34 pm

Projects > 10628 Refresh (63 replies - 73478 views)

Finally decided to pull the original 105,000 mile engine. Was going to pull it with the subframe but dopey me after getting the steering ...   04-18-2020 03:29 pm

Projects > 19661 paint and bodywork (64 replies - 39064 views)

Summer was busy, in part finishing the 2.2L and fabbing up crank fire and injection system... and winter was cold... I had planned to ...   04-18-2020 03:08 pm

Projects > 19661 paint and bodywork (64 replies - 39064 views)

She looks fantastic, love the high quality work! ...   04-13-2020 01:53 pm

Projects > 10628 Refresh (63 replies - 73478 views)

Actually, I got the "is that an MG" for literally the first time just the other day.  Usually it's just "what is that??"  and then ...   09-25-2019 03:30 pm

Projects > 19661 paint and bodywork (64 replies - 39064 views)

I did when I first registered it in Colorado in 2009.  Since then, regulations have changed somewhat and vehicles registered 1975 or before ...   09-24-2019 06:24 pm

Engine & Transmission > Conversion Components Questions (2 replies - 2722 views)

I’m in pretty close contact with the folks at Lotusbits, I’ll check in with them. ...   09-05-2019 03:08 am

Engine & Transmission > Conversion Components Questions (2 replies - 2722 views)

Too many years ago I purchased a CC W58 kit and am finally actively working on installing.  I would have put money on their being ...   09-03-2019 04:44 pm

Projects > 19661 paint and bodywork (64 replies - 39064 views)

Too darn hot this weekend here outside of Denver, unfortunately; even the garage is sweltering, and I really want this to go right (new carpet ...   09-01-2019 10:53 pm

Projects > 19661 paint and bodywork (64 replies - 39064 views)

BTW, haven’t installed my Regen covers yet (maybe this weekend), but they look first-rate. Only took a couple of weeks to be produced to ...   09-01-2019 03:28 am

Projects > 19661 paint and bodywork (64 replies - 39064 views)

That well and truly sucks. At least the whole thing didn’t go up in flames. ...   08-18-2019 10:12 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Jensen Healey & Jensen GT VIN Database (316 replies - 427449 views)

Cool to think of Healey, Qvale et al working out the details with your car ...   08-02-2019 07:03 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pressure (27 replies - 16332 views)

Excellent, great to hear! ...   08-02-2019 06:51 am

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Jensen Healey & Jensen GT VIN Database (316 replies - 427449 views)

How did you come by a pre-production prototype?  Very cool! What are some differences between it and the Mk1?  Could be worthy of a separate ...   08-01-2019 03:21 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pressure (27 replies - 16332 views)

It's behind the M/C, loosen the two nuts and pull it away -- there is usually enough flex in the brake lines that you don;t ...   08-01-2019 03:17 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pressure (27 replies - 16332 views)

Agreed, sounds like the M/C pushrod adjustment. I've experienced this when trying to get as much slop out of the system as possible. ...   07-31-2019 03:35 pm


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