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 Posted: 10-06-2021 12:37 pm
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WhatsUpDOHC



Joined: 10-05-2021
Location: New Jersey USA
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Hello JHPS -

I hope that this is the right place for introductions.

I just joined this forum as I have been interested in buying a Jensen Healey for a while - I've been seeing them cross BaT and have been researching the car.

The first issue is that I'm 6'5" - I found out about this forum by searching whether I would fit and found that I could move/modify the seat. This is the short-term plan once I buy one.

Also, I've never seen a Jensen Healey in person - I go to and participate in local Cars and Coffee, car shows, Concours d'Elegance, you name it and I've never seen a Jensen Healey. So I'm going forward with a bit of faith. If there are any members in the Southern/Central New Jersey or Southeastern PA areas - Would I be able to see your car at a show?

FWIW - I have two 2003 Mercury Marauders (One supercharged) - Hence the DOHC.

So, I hate to introduce myself and ask for favors but I've found a Jensen Healey (1974 MKII 4 speed) in Riverside CA and I wonder if there are any members in that area who could take a look at it for me. If it turns out to be a good car, I know that I'll have to ship it but I'm OK with that.

The car looks good from pictures - No rust, ~2500 miles on a "refreshed" engine because of oil leaks (New pistons, rings, bearings, seals, ... in 1995), ~44K miles, repaint, no hard top, seats/interior needs work......

If I buy it, I'd have it shipped to a local Lotus specialist to have a look at it as it's sat for a while between drives.

Also - The garage is recently cleaned out so I have the space (and my wife is kind of on board) so everything is "In place".

Thanks for reading my long winded post - I hope that this is the beginning of a Jensen Healey ownership for me: The long term plan is to have the 907 stroked and "built" with other suspension/brake/interior modifications.

Mark