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 Posted: 05-08-2022 03:36 pm
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noomg
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Ed,

Do you know for sure your the booster is bad? Brake problems are usually found elsewhere, brake boosters are usually pretty bulletproof.

When it comes to restorations there are basically two ways to go. Put it up on blocks and start at square one or you can do a rolling restoration.

With the first you'll get everything done at once but you won't be able to drive it for years. The second way is to drive it and fix things as the pop up that won't keep it off the road for years like bearing replacement, floorboard repair, or suspension rebuild, etc.

With the second choice you can drive it for two or three years decide if you like it enough to go full blown resto or move on to something else. Should you decide to sell you'll have a driver to sell rather than a disassembled project.

If you decide it's worth a resto by that time you'll know exactly what it will need.

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 Posted: 05-09-2022 01:19 pm
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DonBurns
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If you are in So Cal, and booster is bad (mine was) ABS Power Brake near the Orange circle fixed mine. Sounds like you have bigger fish to fry, though.

ABS Power Brake
233 N. Lemon St.
Orange, CA 92866
714 771-6549

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 Posted: 05-09-2022 05:56 pm
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Ed Weber
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The booster is probably good, I was just thinking it would be a good idea to replace all the 50 year old rubber bits in at least the braking system. Some of the brake lines are looking corroded so will replace them too. Thank you for the link to ABS brakes, I'll be contacting them.

The plan is definitely for piecemeal restoration, fix things as they break and slowly go through the car cleaning/fixing/replacing as needed. By the time most things have been gone over I should be familiar enough with it that stripping it for a full respray won't be so daunting.

Thanks all!

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 Posted: 05-13-2022 04:52 pm
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Poorichard
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Hello , new member here.... 1975 Jensen Healey Vin # 20223
I am second owner, car has 810 original documented miles.
Original California car now lives in New Jersey.

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 Posted: 05-14-2022 01:18 pm
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Poorichard,

First, congratulations on your acquisition.

Second, 810 miles! Don't leave us hanging there's got to be a story behind this one, oh and feel free to post pictures.

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