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Engine & Transmission > Strange rattle sound when idling (11 replies - 2898 views)

If the fan was the source of the noise and you could also feel a vibration, the fan was likely damaged and you felt the ...   12-31-2020 07:40 am

Engine & Transmission > Valve Clearance (15 replies - 8075 views)

A trick that I learned from reading one of the later Lotus Esprit manuals as posted by Tim/Esprit2 was to use bar magnets (available at ...   02-22-2020 05:02 am

Ignition > Ignition switch wiring (14 replies - 6789 views)

Hi Don, We had ignition switch issues with our '74 and managed to get a good used one from Bruce Madden/RedRacer. I would certainly try to ...   11-16-2019 03:32 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pressure (27 replies - 16355 views)

flatlanderep wrote: Checked the coil after driving for about 10 minutes and it was hot. What does this mean? Removed radiator cap after 5 min. ...   07-25-2019 05:15 am

Carburetors > Dellorto 45 jetting as found (43 replies - 46787 views)

In my experience they are fairly steady, with the most fluctuations happening in the idle range. Exhaust leaks absolutely can be an issue with sensitive AFR ...   07-18-2019 04:33 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pressure (27 replies - 16355 views)

I know that things are dicey when you are suspecting an oil pressure issue, but are you sure that it isn't an engine running issue ...   07-18-2019 04:16 am

Carburetors > Dellorto 45 jetting as found (43 replies - 46787 views)

For posterity's sake, here are the carb specs on my 2.0L 907 with 9.5:1 pistons, stock cams, intake ports at or near "Spec 5": Carb model: ...   07-17-2019 02:39 am

Carburetors > Dellorto 45 jetting as found (43 replies - 46787 views)

DonBurns wrote: It's been awhile since I posted to this string. I have continued to fiddle with things and took the car to someone with ...   07-17-2019 02:27 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pressure (27 replies - 16355 views)

During our epic 8,000-mile cross-country road trip in #19250 (as shown on the J-H Facebook page), we learned the nuances of our engine's oil system. ...   07-13-2019 04:49 am

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (46 replies - 33275 views)

DonBurns wrote: For what this is worth - I replaced both the original tach and speedo (which was not reading correctly in spite of rebuild ...   06-16-2019 05:00 am

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (46 replies - 33275 views)

I recently had the same issue with my car (#19250), and it turned out to be restricted idle jets. I know this sounds odd, but ...   06-16-2019 04:34 am

Brakes > Lockheed or Girling? (4 replies - 4142 views)

Tom Bradley wrote: I have been happy with the Lockheeds on my car: they are reasonably easy to work on and the hand brake holds ...   05-10-2019 06:37 am

Engine & Transmission > Auxiliary housing shaft circlip (5 replies - 6765 views)

Hi everyone, I finally had time to fire up the engine of #19250 after a lengthy rebuild (I will post more about this soon), ...   03-29-2019 04:25 am

Fuel Stuff > Fuel tank vent lines...etc. (21 replies - 27941 views)

Rick in Miami wrote: Thanks Tom & Tim. Tim, when 'deleting all that stuff' where is the anti-siphon check valve installed? Wasn't it originally installed ...   02-14-2019 03:25 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (46 replies - 33275 views)

Esprit2 wrote: answerman wrote: No, the rebuilt Lucas has been perfect. Problem was that my original distributor, the one that came with the car, was a ...   10-03-2018 07:00 am

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (46 replies - 33275 views)

I also own a '73 BMW 2002tii. Great car, though it is currently awaiting some overdue rust repair . . . . Another point I ...   09-27-2018 05:08 am

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (46 replies - 33275 views)

DonBurns wrote: While waiting for the distributor and tach conversion, as I said I am going through with relooking at some of the basics. Rebalanced the ...   09-27-2018 04:05 am

Engine & Transmission > Engine Liner Re-Bore (5 replies - 11240 views)

GWest wrote: I have recently acquired a liner retainer jig that is made from a sacrificed 907 head. The head has been machined so that its ...   08-01-2018 03:23 pm

Engine & Transmission > oil cooler delete (14 replies - 14116 views)

Thank you, Gordon. I believe I found the correct Mocal sandwich plate w/ 180 degree thermostat and the correct M18x1.5 oil filter adapter. Because our engine is ...   07-29-2018 05:13 am

Engine & Transmission > oil cooler delete (14 replies - 14116 views)

gmgiltd wrote: IMHO - Normally the optimum oil temperature should be in the range of 80-100C but most modern oils will tolerate up to 120C ...   07-27-2018 08:41 pm

Wheels > Looking for stock wheels (2 replies - 4119 views)

My car came with some wild aftermarket wheels that are a little too flashy for my taste...looking to replace with stock wheels for now, any ...   05-06-2018 05:33 pm


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