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 Posted: 05-28-2008 12:34 am
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Ron Earp

Joined: 03-12-2005
Location: Cary, North Carolina USA
Posts: 339
It has been quite a while since I've posted here about the Jensen Healey race car. Since the last outing in the car she has been sitting in a storage shed resting. And I've been doing a lot of racing with my 260Z and getting somewhat competitive in it, seat time is king.

In doing so I've learned a lot about racing, driving, building cars, and developing cars. One thing I've learned is while I like the Jensen it was probably a fools folly to think that a JH could be brought out in such as competitive class, Improved Touring S, in a strong region, the Southeast, and get the car racable and competitive with class staples like the Z cars, RX7s, 325s, and cars that have had years of racing and development. IT cars nowadays have developed far beyond the Prod classes of the past and are faster than they have any right to be.

At any rate, I've decided that I need to be practical and objective about my racing goals and efforts. To that end, I'll be parting out the ITS Jensen project and selling it. I don't think the package as a whole will bring any buyers, but I will be selling parts from it over the coming months. I have a new garage I'll be moving the car to and dismantling it. If anyone is interested in parts let me know. The engine is fresh and strong, only a couple of hours on it since Judson built it and it is in good order. Some parts, like the driveshaft and rear end, are toast, but everything else is okay.

Once the major components are sold the tub will be left and someone can have it for best offer, or, it can be sent to the crusher. If anyone would want the entire car we can talk - it does have a SCCA ITS logbook therefore is a race legal car. Tub repairs would get it back to race worthy condition, but I just don't have the heart for the project.  The car also has a title if someone were inclined to put it on the street. If interested you can email me at 

Hate to pull the plug on the project with it being close to completion, but sometimes you have to do what you need to do and move on.

Take care,