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Data should include 5 digit VIN, condition, engine number, and location.

Also list any parts cars and spare engine numbers.

Example:

JH 13148, good running condition, engine #B7306-3230 (swap), San Anselmo, California USA

Spare engines B7306-3280 and B7404-6951

(Thanks to Kurt Housh for getting this started)

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JH 15947, SCCA Race Car, Engine B7403 6210, Good Running Condition, Cary, North Carolina.

Spare engine 11243 (number on bottom of block)

Full cage, 5 Speed transmission, 4 speed rear end, pan hard rod, IT SCCA build on motor running twin Strombergs. Pictures can be seen here:

http://www.jensenhealey.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=679&forum_id=2

Last edited on 12-28-2006 12:01 am by Ron Earp

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13753  Good running cond  eng 6631

16971  In process-stripped completely down

16036  Parts car

All in central Indiana    Tom Thomson 

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VIN 15069

Engine number B74 03 6230 came in car.

Original engine replaced in 1989 with what looks like some JH parts and some Lotus parts. Current engine has less than 8000 miles since rebuild in 1989. Currently rebuilding engine again and converting to a 2.2L performance engine.

Spare block is B74 10 9662

Transmission Model # 13 52 238 = Ford T5 5 speed from a 1997 Mustang V6

Car undergoing rotisserie restoration and modification. At this time the car is completely stripped to bare metal and being delivered to paint shop on 11/14/06. Huffaker body kit being installed with flared fenders and front air dam. Car originally a steel bumpered car and has been converted to rubber 5 MPH bumpers. Interior being converted to GT dash and console with GT doors installed on car. Seats are from a 1991 NSX. Undergoing a transmission conversion to a Ford T5 5 speed overdrive( see above).

Car Located in El Paso, Texas USA

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VIN 16371, good condition, engine B7404-6835.  Currently in Kingman AZ.

Disassembled spare engine B7410-9384 (bought from Kurt Housh in 2000).

 

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JH Vin 15851, in show condition, Engine #B74.02.6163 (with 63k original miles as of 11/06), located in Bloomfield CT. Full restoration by owner completed May '06. Purchased November '04. Colin Wheeler

http://jhppg.com/gallery/74-Jensen-Healey-15851

 

Last edited on 05-23-2008 02:24 pm by colinw59

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Vin 20497 JH5 ( one of the last ones produced )

Engine T75-03-11580

manufactered date   Aug / 7 / 75

Restored / original condition

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VIN: 1111/19670

Condition: Restored

Engine #: B74121 0715

Transmission #: 933-9 (5 speed)

Axle #: 20M-4

Commission Date: 12/30/1974 (according to vin plate)

Date of Manufacture: 1/15/1975 (according to Martin Robey)

 

Mitch Ware

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JH 18299...restored and in Hendersonville, TN   Belongs to my son, Mark Schwartz.  Last one made with the steel bumper.
JH 18500...restored and in Forest Hills, NY.  Belongs to my daughter, Patten Schwartz.  Has the 5 mph bumpers.

Suggest you go on the Jensen car email net and ask for more VIN numbers.

Regards,
Frank Schwartz

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Vin...1111-18309  w/orig steel bumpers and 4 spd

Condition...Mechanically restored, Dellorto 45’s, Body is orig and excellent

Engine #...B74 09 9084

Mfg Date...Oct-8-74  (8-10-74 on door plate)

63k orig miles, originally lived in Phoenix, in Mpls MN since Sept 2005, 2nd owner, photos incl one from PO in '78 on JHPS

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Jensen-Healey 1140/10772

Built 5th Dec., 1972, first registered for road use 12th Dec., 1972. Was used as a company car by Jensen, it appears its first user was Ian Royal, the Parts & Service Manager.

Engine No. 72 05 0100,  not listed on originality certificate from Martin Robey, but most likely a factory replacement. This engine smokes heavily and will be replaced by a rebuilt engine in the coming year.

Currently Red exterior/Black interior. Originally Mustard/Black, seems to have been re-sprayed entirely, perhaps by factory when engine replaced?

Generally in good condition except for the engine. It drives well and is registered for road use, after having been laid up from the mid-1990s through 2004 (I think), I purcahsed the car this September and am the sixth owner. Current mileage is just over 30K, and seems correct.

The car is present located in Glasgow, Scotland.

 

Last edited on 11-15-2006 02:12 pm by James Wilson

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Come on people. I know we have more than 10 cars.

The purpose of this exercise is to provide data for Richard Calver on survival rates. The current assumption is that only 8% of Jensen Healeys survive.

Check out his website: http://www.users.bigpond.com/tfmuch/

 

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Just rolling it from dry storage into the shop for a winter project.  PO's stalled project with new fenders and floors that has been sitting for at least 20 years based on the rotted tires. 

VIN 13336

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Hello - Been off the site for a while, but I have a JH with info as below:

Vehicle #14911

Engine # B73 12 5039

Spare Engine # B74 09 8920,

The car -- 1974 JH 4 Speed 2.0L, with 67,000 original miles, Red with Black interior, sat in storage from 1986 to 2004, here in Detroit area.. Back in service in 2004 to present.. Paint is decent (20 years old respray), but not show. Zero visible rust. Real Clean overall

Recent Work - new brakes, calipers, wheel bearings, Tr6 master, spax adjustables, springs, ball joints, tires, Weber 40 DCOEs with manifold (came with car), new Robbins top/tonneau (came with car), POR 15 fuel tank restored/sealed, ..

Winter Planned Projects - new rear seal, trans seal, head gasket, clutch, install 107 cams, pointless ignition, degunk engine bay and maybe paint engine bay since engine just came out, new suspension bushings, alignment..

Mark K

Orchard Lake, MI

 

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Vin # 16196

Engine # B74-03-6620

Year 1974

Color - Jaguar Racing Green

Interior - Tan

Completed  4-28-74

Enhancements: 45 Dellortos, 777 cams, Supra 5 Speed, Green Carpet, Tan Canvas Top

Always something to do to it.

 

Cheers

John

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VIN 15375

Don't know the engine number because I never had the need to know it.  The engine is stock except for Dells and Pertronix.  Owned since new so I know the original color was buttercup and the interior was black.  Any electrical system changes I take full responsiblilty for.  No hardtop.  Car has been garaged since new.  Had dreaded rust at rear of doorway repaired and the whole car stripped and repainted two years ago.  Also rebuilt door panels, replaced carpeting, and a million other things.

Was member of AJO many years ago and have most of the White Lady issues.

Also replaced all front end bushings last year - big difference.  Runs well, lots of fun.  No-one knows what it is.   

39000 original miles.  Drive it to work when the weather is nice. 

John Kimbrough
14 W. Periwinkle Ln
Newark, DE 19711 

 

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19444,  all original except crane ignition and Delco single wire alternator. Don't have engine number, but is the rope seal  style.  Original home was Green Bay Wisconsin (lawyer)  now in Ormond Beach. Florida.  Was yellow, now red/black with bone colored seats.  Fair condition.  Pics in Florida cars.

Dan

08/20/07        found a typo in the serial number  .  The actual serial number on the door plate is 11944

Last edited on 08-20-2007 01:26 pm by Dan (Florida)

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74 JH 15371. Engine fire in 1986, has not been on the road since. Currently being restored. Mechanically done and engine started in 2005. Now dissassembled for body and paint work. Yellow with black interior. 55000 miles. Portland Oregon.

Engine B7309 4129. Spare engine B7306 3277.  

Last edited on 11-25-2006 05:08 pm by Gary Martin JH 15371

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JHC #19147 engine 327 ci Chev. V8 w/350 TurboHydro S10 GM axel w//3.08:1 ring and pinion.

Originally constructed 04/12/74

Purchased 1983 from salvage (engine fire)

Modifications began 2001; reregistered 7/11/03

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Vin# 19032

JH 5 speed

Engine# B 74 10 9910

Very good condition mechanically. Pretty much stock with a few upgrades. Running strombergs, electronic ignition, three core radiator and other misc. items.

Body is in great shape. The car has rubber bumpers. I am running 13" panasports.

I changed the interior from the original vinyl to cloth about five years ago and what an improvment that was. Great for summer driving in the midwest.

Milage is 43,000

Mfg date on door: 28/11/74

Located in Wentzville, Missouri 

Hope this info helps.

Thanks for the great site and people

Mike

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JH 16687, not sure of the engine #

89,000 miles , a driver , only modification is an electronic ignition

Located in Lima NY,

Mike Kolstee

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Mine is a 1974 MK II (4-speed).

Vin #1140 - 14011 (RHD, imported from the UK to the US in 2005). 

Engine #A73 08 3836 (Original)

Engine #B74 12 10808 (Spare)

The car has 51K miles; hard to believe, I know, but the documentation dating back almost 29 years supports it.  Recent mechanical rebuild completed, including 2.2 engine conversion.  Car is likely to be painted in early 2007.

Located in Laguna Niguel, CA.

Rick Willard


Last edited on 12-01-2006 02:06 pm by Rick Willard

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VIN 12768, engine B73 05 2821, DOM 20-6-73, 4 speed

VIN 17500, engine B74 06 8013, DOM 7-8-74, 4 speed, completely disasembled for restoration rebuild or as parts

VIN 19658, engine B74 12 10631, DOM 22-12-74, 5 speed, under maintenance to get it running

Cars are in Mesa, AZ

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I'll list the ones I stripped for parts first:

GT 30249 completely rusted out but it only had 26,000 miles on it I will be putting the engine and trans into my son's Jensen Healey.

GT 30355 again rusted out completely but parts were taken by Dan Eiland and what was left was trailered to my house by Frank Schwartz and then it was stripped. It had a four speed trans in it so someone switched out the 5-speed.

GT 30420 this one I have regrets about stripping because it should have been saved so when I die and go to heaven I will have to make some excuse to the Jensen brothers about why I stripped this one. It only had 17,000 miles on it! Don't bother asking about the engine or trans on this one because I am saving these for me. Need any other GT parts? Ask me.

JH 13363 Could have been a saver too but I chopped it up, OK so then I have to make 2 excuses to the Jensen brothers!

I will be listing the others that I have at a later date.

 

                           Joseph Mazurk

                             Chicago, IL

                             

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roadster 15734. just broken for spares due to terminal rust.

GT 30022 Rover V8 engined. Been trying to sell it for 9 months.

Both cars located in Glasgow, Scotland

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JH 14966 RHD, up until Rick Willard got his RHD this one seemed to be the only one in the States. It is the mustard yellow but was repainted a close match up to the original color. I think I will get it repainted the orginal color and use it for the 2007 car show circuit and perhaps sell it in the fall. It starts and stops on a dime and doesn't give any change back.

JH 19832 Black and bought it on Ebay thinking it would be a 5 speed when it arrived it had a 4 speed in it, it will be going to my son because it has a great roll bar and if my son is like the old man and has a bit of a lead foot he'll need it. See GT 30249 the engine and trans will go into this JH and after a nice paint job should be a nice little road car for him.

JH 14487 4-speed, Blue needs restoration California car so not too bad in the rust department haven't even had the time to start it but engine spins OK

JH 15202 4-speed Red Missouri car bascially same condition as one listed above.

JH 14475 4-speed Red Virginia car runs great but needs semi-restoration some rust issues buy pretty solid car.

JH 15163  4-speed Red Ahh, my baby has Dellorto 45's electronic ignition. Will probably be buried in this one. Still get a thrill everytime I look at it. I love this car.

JH 11735 4-speed Moss Green was first JH I owned back in the 70's don't presently own this one but if you know anything about it please tell me. I beat the hell out of this car when I was a youngster redlining it in every gear and never let me down. Drove it through 2 Chicago winters without having a garage and it started every time. Who sez Jensen Healeys are undependable?

                                                       Joseph Mazurk

                                                         Chicago, IL

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vin # 14662 74 JH  4 speed Buttercup purchased in Hawaii back in '74

Vin # 15019 74 JH convert to 5 speed buttercup also puchased in Hawaii in '75

both car is in California since 1990

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#15813

engine #B74 04 6858

dom 2/3/74

spare engine #B73 11 4690

completely disassembled for restoration, original color red. To be midnight blue, includes Dellortos, 104/107 cams, 2.2L stroker, Toyota 5spd, plan to do 99% myself, just have never done an engine before.  Rebuilding or replacing practically everything.  

Last edited on 04-17-2007 05:49 am by TXJH

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White/ext;Tan/int. 1974 Vin#18849, engine#B7410 9816, door tag states date of mfg. as 01/11/74, odom reading of 93712 in reasonable good shape

Vin#15893, engine#B7405 6219 bought to get a spare engine and body panels and was pleasantly surprised to find the po had purchased many,many, many new parts for an anticipated resto job that was cut short due to health issues. My crystal ball is kind of cloudy right now, but I think I can see a completion of the resto when I hang up my shingle, or maybe building a rocket ship with the spare motor and 18849.

PK

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YEAR 1973, VIN 10646

VERY GOOD RUNNING CONDITION. 75,000 MILES. LOCATED IN LODI CALIFORNIA. BODY AND INTERIOR ALSO IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.

ENGINE B72121041 FROM VIN 10906.

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1974 Jensen Healey Vin 14522

Engine B7311 4591 

Spare  B7303 2398

Bought on 10/07/06 in need of transmission, exhaust, steering shaft, and a myriad of electrical & minor mechanical issues.

After several hundred $$$ to Delta Motorsports and lot of searching on ebay & Craigslist, I've been using as a daily driver.

So far I can't see how I got along all these years without a JH!!

Chris

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74 1110 14289 yellow -

Car was repainted at some point, and still yellow.  The floors are pretty bad off, poor fiberglass job, but it works.  Car has all the AC parts although I won't be needing them.  Currently has about 45k miles on it.  Runs strong and has some Dell's coming right now for it.  Needs the odds and ends as most do.  Getting new clutch, pressure plate, and real seal now, and should be ready come the spring.

Here is the fun part and any help is appreciated. 

The engine number is B74 10 9632.  I know it is not the matching engine, and have no idea what car it came from so miles are unknown.  It does have electronic ignition, K&N filters.  

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JH Mk1

 

Vin 11327, engine no A1973-01 1652. Has original Dellorto DHLA 40 carbs, original motor, 4 speed gearbox, hard top and tonneau cover. Soft top as well. Still has original white paint although fading and touched up in places.

 

The car was sold new by Kurt Keller (Sales) Pty Ltd on 26 January 1973 to Deny Linker of Rushcutters Bay, Sydney. Owned by Alf Sharp of Toogong, NSW in August 1997, Geoff Murray of Darlinghurst, NSW in August 2001, and Chris Liversage of Floreat ,Western Australia since March 2006.

 

The engine was rebuilt in November 1989 and the gearbox in June 1991.

 

Current mileage is 81,403. Runs well, I use it almost daily.

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Vin.: 14482, engine no.: B73 11 4546, red/black, stock engine rebuilt in 1982, 37029 miles since engine rebuild, body and interior restored in 1988, 4 speed, 3 row radiator, new Delta exhaust, runs good.  Build date: Nov. 21, 1973

Vin.: 19336, engine no.: B74 11 10214, red/black leather, 25285 miles on odo, 2.2 engine, 104/104 cams, Dellorto 45s, Cunningham rods, Pertronix ignition, body & interior restored 2005/6, 5 speed, factory hard top, new tan soft top, Bilstein shocks, 3 row radiator, strong performance.  Build date: Dec. 14, 1974

Both cars located in Huntington Beach, CA. 

Last edited on 08-21-2008 08:28 am by Jim DeClerck

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VIN 19015, 1974 JH-5.

Excellent restored condition, white with black interior.

Mostly stock, Delta upgrade radiator, Delta sway bars, KYB shocks, Delta exhaust, Autopower roll bar, 14x6 Minilites,  Madera dash and Kenwood stereo.

Location Charleston, South Carolina. Purchased in 2000 in Gastonia, NC, previously located in Kentucky. Car sold new in Charlotte, NC.


EDIT 8/16/08: Car is also equipped with 45mm Dellortos and has been converted to a Toyota Supra 5 speed transmission.

Last edited on 08-16-2008 09:41 pm by Jensenman

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VIN 16709 74 4-speed Bright Yellow

Second owner since 1979. Took it apart to replace rusty rockers (rusty everything really) in 1985. Had kids. Back on road in 1996 and a true daily driver since.

Built it with plan to do track days. Roll bar, Turn 6 sway bars, delta springs, poly bushings, Spax shocks, 3-row, Yoko 205-60 AVSs. It was pre-internet so I didn't know I couldn't use the new 86 912 long block I bought from a guy in Detroit. (The subframe modifications required to install it were no big deal.) Caddy used the 912 head for the Northstar engine development program,  so I had WCR prep my original with a mild port job and their SS ex valves. Have reground cams and the adjustable half moon belt sprockets. Used Weber 45s as I always wanted a car with Webers and have found them just fine during the 25,000 miles I've used them (contrary to many other opinions). Use Crane CDI, an S&S header, a gear starter and a 3-quart Accusump.

In 2000 my trans started popping out of 3rd and I replaced it with a low mileage trans I bought from my friend Chicago Joe Mazurk. (Thanks again Joe. ) I commute from Chicago to Kansas City-about 600 miles. Had a rear wheel bearing turn to dust in Mexico--Mo that is. Knew it was going so I had a spare rear end in the passenger seat. Got it swapped for $250. Not bad at all considering I was totally at their mercy. That was the first time anyone else had ever worked on the car.

10 years after building the car I finally got it on a track (Heartland Park) in Topeka Kansas and have done about a dozen track days since. Huge, huge fun keeping up with mostly 30 year newer cars. My car is still mechanically very sound, but the rust has returned significantly. With the paint and body work costing as much as buying another nice one, I'm really torn. Can't have two, and can't see putting more into paint than the car is worth in total. I'm glad our cars are underappreciated though. Anyone have a nice rust free body in need of a drive train?

Scott Robinson

 

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OK, here's my data:
  • JH 1110/16703 (YELODOG):  45,000 miles.  Excellent condition.  Original engine was replaced by me with a Richard Reyman built 2.2L.  I purchased car from first owner who had it in his garage from '79 to '89.
    • Engine: B74 09 9227  From 1111/18372.
  • Engine, spare:  B74 10 9902  Missing some parts.  From 1111/18939 
  • Engine, spare:  B74 04 7228  Bent valves.  Original engine from YELODOG.
Hope this helps.

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Vin #: 18049

Engine #: B74 07 8428

Year:   1974

Color:  Repaint / Dark Blue

Interior: Tan leather

Completed:  9-13-74

85k miles. Very good stock condition. Metal bumpers.

Enhancements:

  • ZF-5 / 5 speed transmission
  • 15" Panasports / Yokohamas
  • Koni Shocks
  • Monza exhaust
Bill

Last edited on 05-14-2007 03:59 pm by Bill - 74 JH

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Vin # 11619  Parts car  Dismantled and stored  Engine # B73 02 1880

Vin # 15296  Parts car  Dismantled and stored  Engine #B74 01 5431

Vin # 15814  Red car  Currently on Jack stands Needs rust repair

 Engine # B74 02 6023

Vin # 15788 Yellow Suffered Small Engine fire currently running and needing paint

Engine # B74 02 5956

Vin# 16367 Blue car Engine # B74 04 6899  This is my Baby.

Spare engine  B74 05 7605 Came from  Vin # 16972 Presumed to have been scapped

That is the extent of my collection at the present and SWMBO is adament that she needs her garage space, so I think I am done collecting cars for the moment.

Ron Mau

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The data on my Jensen Healey: 1973, build date 11/8/73 (which I believe is August 8th), VIN# 13209, engine B7306 3283. The car has not run since the early 90s but was stored inside and the engine turned over with Marvel Mystery Oil annually. The body is in good restorable condition with only minor rust in the floors. It has a hardtop by Custom Hardtops of Long Beach (no longer in business I believe) and a roll bar. I got it 3 years from the second owner who had it since 1979. The car is complete, even the original tool kit. It came with an extensive history and original owners Manual, wiring diagram and a copy of the workshop manual. The JH currently resides in Maitland Florida with it's big brother, my 1961 frame off restored Austin Healey 3000 BT7...

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First off Happy New Year to everybody. Here are the GTs that I presently own:

GT 30131  its white has about 70,000 miles on it. Has an unusual blue Jensen badge on the hood instead of the usual red badge and has an unique brown interior which Rick(ard) Calver states that is original. The first 20,000 miles it spent as being a Jensen Motors test car being driven all over the English countryside. I have to install another brake booster on it before I sell it. Runs great just doesn't stop well in its present state.

GT 30267 black with 38,000 miles on it. Had a little engine fire and needs a few items replaced. Interior is updated and has a few dents and nicks that need to be attended to before it goes on the block.

GT 30302 this is the GT that is on the JHPPG with the burned up roof and interior. The guy who sold it to me had recently spent $4800 on the engine and another $1600 on the suspension all of which was not damaged in the fire. I plan on chopping off the roof of this car and replace it with one I got from GT 30249. Presently its white and had that Paisley print interior.

GT 30464 ah, the best for last. this is probably the rarest GT in the world since its a quadruple black GT (interior, exterior, vinyl roof and door inserts are all black) there were only 2 of these made and the other one, GT 30505, was last heard of in 1995 and being somewhere in England. I chromed or polished many of the engine parts and with its all original paint makes it stand out in the various car shows that it has attended winning numerous awards. It has about 70,000 miles on it and driven me to Jensen Nationals in the states of New York, Baltimore, Tennessee without any problems at all. It sorta looks like a hearse for little people and never fails to grab everyone's attention.

                                              Joseph Mazurk

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JH 12579, Engine B04 2627 original.  Fair condition, needs fiberglas bonnet replaced.  I've never been happy with perfomance even though Mark Rosenbaum rebuilt the Strombergs for me.  Just got a set of used Dellortos.  My British car mechanic doesn't think much of Strombergs. :^)

 

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I am also aware of a JH-5 red with low miles and a Huffaker race car that are both located in Iowa City.  Sorry I don't know the VIN's.  But both cars are amazing.  The gentleman who owns the cars actually has a tow rig that stacks the cars on top of each other. 

It is quite a sight seeing them around town.

Jeremy Mau

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The data on my Jensen Healey: 1973,VIN# 13209, engine B7306 3283. The car has not run since the early 90s but was stored inside and the engine turned over with Marvel Mystery Oil annually. The body is in good restorable condition with only minor rust in the floors. It has a hardtop by Custom Hardtops of Long Beach and a roll bar. Ijust  got it. The car is complete, even the original tool kit. It came with an extensive history and original owners Manual, wiring diagram and a copy of the workshop manual. The JH currently resides in tampa Florida

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Hi Dave, I've got a fibre glass hood in perfect condition, never used. I can send pics if you want (let me have your email address) Asking $325 + shipping. Thanks, Colin

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JH vin#11749    Eng. # B73 02 1876     Good running cond.    Located in Montgomery, AL      Selling Distributor/Dealer,  Overseas Motors of Dallas.  Date of Delivery,  3-23-74.

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Greg, how many Jensen Healey cars are still around and on the road or being restored? Are you getting the feedback you hoped to get. I sent my information early. I think I was the fourth person to respond. Looks like a lot more have responded but is this all there is out there?

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JH 19377: dead, rusted beyond belief after many years in Eureka, California;
engine B7411 10232, reputed spun bearing, will be stripped and destroyed


JH 19295: dead, rusted, structurally unsound, stored 10 years outside in Healdsburg, California;
engine B7411 10016, a runner swapped in to an early chrome-bumper body with unknown VIN, see below

JH ?????: see above, came from San Francisco, California area partially stripped, soon to be retitled the new 19377


parts engines:
B7303 2414
B7407 8214
B7410 9474
B7411 10232

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While looking for some small parts I found the VIN dash tag for 15011 in a box of parts that I bought off of Ebay. I will presume that 15011 is stripped and no longer amungst the living.

 

 

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I bought #15088, build date Jan 15, 1974 as a parts car, it is rusted so bad that in lifting the hood I bent it, then the hinges completely pulled off the body.  It has a hardtop and engine # 73 12 5258.  As a small consolation, among a batch of paperwork with it was the latest dated item, a 1991 ticket from the California Highway Patrol for 75 in a 55 mph zone

Brian Corbett

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JH5 1974.5 in good running condition (finally)

Vin - 19277

Date of Manufacture - 12/16/7

Engine - b74.11.10017

Color - Tangerine

Interior - Tan

 

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2 cars 17567- 1974 Steel bumper car - tangerine. I have owned since 1988.  Currently off the road to be back on this summer.  104 cams dellorto 45's balanced, port and polished, etc.  Needs paint to be nice. 

15551 - 1974 steel bumper - black - owned since 1994?  Basket case.  Many spares including rocker panels and fenders.  Should probably be a parts car, but has not been parted.

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White 1973 with black interior

Chassis no. 12634

Original Engine no. B73.04.2275

PO replaced engine and drive train with B73.10.4186 (5-speed)

My car is in good condition.  A little rust behind the doors.  Located in Pleasanton, CA

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VIN 15223

Condition - On the road but needs some TLC.

Mostly stock.  Have replaced floor pans and boot floor.

Still need to fix rust in fenders and possibly rocker panels.  Will find out when the fenders come off.

Andy Wiltshire

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Arghhh! I just wrote a long message about my fresh car, tried to include a pix of it which was refused and lost everything I had written.  Grrr.  I'm going to have to learn to use preview first.

So, to repeat but much briefer this time, I'm giving notice that 17418 and 19295 have been crushed.  They were rusted far beyond repair, but parts of them live on in 19377, which is now on the road.  And it's so much fun that we're arm wrestling over who gets to drive it to work.  It's an excellent car for my daily 1/2 hour commute along California's spectacular Hwy 1 (eat your heart out).  Non-stock darkish red/ black interior, Madera's burlwood, stock engine except for 104/107 cams and DellOs, 5 speed/ 4 speed rear axle.

And I've acquired 15244, unknown engine #, as yet another parts car.  Black/tan/4 speed.  Needs a lot of work to be roadworthy so probably won't ever be but a good parts car.

No picture attachment this time.... you'll just have to wait to see it.

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!973 Jensen Healey  VIN #11600, Engine # B73-02-1804 (newly rebuilt), Spare engine # B73-01-1594.  Red exterior / Black interior

40 miles today with only minor adjustment to clutch and brakes after complete restoration. Last  driven in 1987

Tacoma, Washington

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Data from Clif
VIN 19714.  Original engine number
B74 12 1065 now on stand.
1974 5 speed with rubber bumpers.  Purchased Dec 1974 from Oakland British Motors.  Not the collector car they said it would be.
Purchased by present owner in Oakland, Ca and now in Santa Rosa, Ca.
74,000 origional miles.  Still on second set of CN36's and in pretty good shape considering.
Replace clutch at 65,000 miles and did all work.  Except valve adjustments.  No guts.
Garage queen since 1996.
Project complete.  2.2 full conversion including 45's,  head by West Coast Racing with 104 cams, Full Pertronix, and Lotus valve covers.
2.2 Rebuilt engine is B74 09 9266.  No knowledge of where this engine came from.

Second car is for parts.  Runs but needs help.  Gas tank and battery will get this car back on the road. 
VIN 18928.  Don't know if engine is original but Number is B74 09 8949
1974 4 speed.
The second car has moved on.  Sold in October.  Now in the hands of an obsessed NOBBC member it is a running and drivable JH
and is now ready for it's rebirth ride on New Years day, 2011.
Good luck DC.

Question:  Is there a record of the VIN number/engine number that makes these cars matching number cars?

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GT 30450 - white with a tan interior.  Exterior is undamaged but suffers from an inexpensive respray.  Interior is completely original and shows little wear.  Currently around 94,000 miles.

http://www.wtberks.net/gallery/v/cars/Jensen/

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JH 1973 11609 Great running condition. Nearly original - Red w/ Compomotive wheels
GT 1976 30290 Great running condition. Dellorto 45s and 2.2 kit.  - Silver
For sale on ebay now!

Both located and driven often in San Diego, CA

Dana McPeek
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JH #15470, 1974, original red color with black interior.

Last registered in Vermont, currently being restored by a professional mechanic. Missing engine.

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Hello and Greetings from Appleton, Wisconsin

I have JH 16229. I purchased it Oct 05 on e-bay for $900. It runs! Orange in color with a 4 speed, the engine, trans, and clutch appear to have been rebuilt in about 1985. The old parts are all wrapped in newspaper dated such. Fitted with Dellorto carbs, it appears to have an electronic ignition upgrade since there is no vacuum advance line atached to the distributor. Engine # is B74  04  6754. Also above the starter are the numbers 0907E 0050Y. Not sure what these mean exactly. The car needs a lot of body work as the under side is severly rusted. About what one would expect since the vehicle came from Detroit. Additionally, all the suspension will have to be gone through and the brakes will need attention. Odometer is 93,005. Long term project of love!

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JH 11472 acquired last year from owner of 31 years. Unfortunately had not been run in about 4 years. Lots of work and back on the road last week. Still some cleanup but this appears to never end.

First start video courtesy of my son. Amazing it actually started as the timing was off by 30 degrees. Runs much better after finding out how to static time a Pertronix Ignitor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JguZD-y_vlY

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Vin #10777 1973

Beautiful and unique JH I bought in 2005 from the second owner who had restored and customized it since 1974.  Was an engine fire victim in 1973 (probably an oil fire), previous owner purchased it at an auction.


Unique features:


Fiberglass hood


Body taken apart and re-seam welded together


Custom all-steel worked fender flares (absolutely best fender job ever, I really believe all the JH needed styling wise was some decent flares and we would be talking about a JH like an Austin- meaning $30k’s instead of $3k’s)


Chromemoly rollbar


Jennsport big brakes – aluminum 4 piston calipers (x2 the stopping power literally- a little fade), runs silicone fluid


Engine is a built 77 Elcat 907 2.0 liter (honest 200hp), knife edged crank, 10.5 to 1 forged aluminum pistons, weber 45 dcoe’s jetted for 4500-6000rpm performance, Elgin cams (custom grind better than any 104 or 107 cam, idles well), all racing oiling mods, custom tubular headers, 2” exhaust all the way to the back, ported and polished head, oversize stainless valves, still has stock ignition with points, custom intake velocity stacks (made by a fellow in Germany who turns them out of billet 7075)


All stainless lines (fuel, oil, and brake)


Sitting on 15x8 wheels (currently Diamond Racing, a simple steel wheel, have a set of Superlites ready to go on) with 225/50/15 rubber

 
Man who made this was the previous owner, who is a master fabricator who usually makes planes (he took me up in a 48’ aircoupe he restored, an absolute blast!).  He owned a car resto business for years, and it shows.  Since 2005 I removed the interior and sandblasted the panels and laid down some thick rust-proofing paint to make sure no rust issues ever even got started.  Also went through the engine. 
 
Spare engines:
77 Elcat 907 B77.10.4343


Chris Morlock

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1973 #13057 alive and kicking in Western Kentucky (soon to be back home in CA).

Don't know the engine number, but I'm pretty sure it's not the original.  Purchased this car over 10 years ago off a used car lot in Hopkinsville, KY.  The original owner was an airline pilot who retired from California to our famous Lake Barkley.  According to him, his wife got tired of rolling out on the ground to get out of it and he sold it to another couple who wanted "an old convertible".  You know the story, of course, they would have been better off with a '65 Mustang or a '56 Chevy.  So, it didn't last long there.  Some one at the used car lot (I won't even call it a "dealer") talked the owner into buying it because it was a "rare" car.  I got it cheap because I was the only one who actually knew what it was and showed some interest in it.  My son drove it daily to high school and then I became the custodian of it again while he was at the US Coast Guard Academy.  He took it to Pensacola with him for Primary Flight Training and left it with me again while in Corpus Christi for Advanced.  I suspect I'll be taking care of it until he moves to his new duty station, Sacramento, CA next spring.  It was originally that very '70's Mustard color but now happily Viper Red.  A ton of spare parts, including an engine, 2 transmissions, rear end and fuel tank.

Woo, that's more than you wanted to know.  BTW, the personalized tag reads "RARE 1"  You can see more about it and my other treasures at http://www.hesenergy.net/faulkner/

Thanks,

Hal

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Jensen GT

I've owned this car since new.

Now has 27,000 miles. Good original condition.

Car has been in storage about 15 years. This year I plan to resurrect it with new timing belt, wheel cylinders, Pertronix ignitionand drain and flush all fluids and anything else I come across. Wish me luck.

Located in Northern Calif. Sirrea foothills.

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Wow, another GT surfaces.........

What's the VIN ?

and engine S/N ?

Pete

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purchased in march 07 feel very stupid i am a car guy and i have never seen one till mine even owned a 72 tr6 and 2 norton bikes and a triumph bike but a jensen healey ?  any way mine is a 73 #13076 original engine i think what the number is i dont know i am not sure of where to look the head has ag33 on it and the but the car has the laycock de normanville d type overdrive. i welded new floors in it this summer the purchase price was 100 dollars [ex teacher without the means] blown rear wheel bearings [since rebuilt]  and i had it running that afternoon quite an exaust bark to it  i put a flowmaster on it [not quiet] i have heard that these cars did not come with this overdrive so i guess it was installed by some one any info would be appreciated.    thanks        mark

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Purchased late December 2004

Vin 14442

B7310 4 387

Built on date - 17 11 73

Buttercup yellow - original paint

mileage unreliable - over 80K

Currently down while I replace the timing belt.

Could never sell, built the day before I turned 16!

 

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JH-19354 (1974) Dallas, TX USA.

Black, oem wire wheels, A/C (!)

I'm the second owner, was Long Beach car until I purchased it in 2002.

Ran okay when I got it, but gas tank had started leaking and front end was loose so I took it off the road.  86k miles, original engine has 15k on P.O. rebuild.  Car has been "on ice" while readying garage for rebuild.  Currently re-doing back-to-front fuel system, new tank, ss lines, fuel pump, filter & carb rebuild.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=904560021

http://www.audiowizardry.com/jensen.html

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VIN 15009  -- info from JH Marketplace ad for DFW area car advertised in 11/2007:
"1974 Jensen Healey, VIN 15009. Rebuilt engine with approx 10,000 miles. Not running for year. Needs carb work. Clean body, good interior. Comes with hard top, tonneau cover and sway bars. Conv top in good condition."
This car was purchased in Jan 2008 by a "computer illiterate" new JHPS member residing in Hammond Louisiana.  He's staying in touch through the magazine, is former aircraft pilot and mechanic and excited about the JH specs.

Contact me for more info until his grandkids get him online!

--mdutch

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Morning Everyone

  New here just found the group.. I have a JH that is badly in need of restoration,,serial # is 10409,,if somebody will tell me where to find the motor # I will post that up also..The car and I are located in Durant,OK.

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#17798, built August 30th 1974, Engine #B74 078 401,  White with Tan interior.

Purchased on E-bay, featured in JHPS magazine Feb 08 #209 pg 15. Bought from second owner for $3,500 spent $1000 on brakes and new alternator and tune up, then $225 for new fuel pump before driving it from La Mesa, CA to Bloomfield, NM. I am pleased, it will be a driver sharing time with my TR7 and Honda Helix scooter.

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I just bought 16766 from a neighbor as a birthday present for my wife.  I'll follow up with the engine number, etc., but in the meantime, could someone tell me the date of manufacture?  (Other data would be helpful, too.)  Here in North Carolina, any car 35 years old or older is exempt from the state inspection.

Thanks!

    Jim


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Jim, I have 15375 and it is a 1974 JH so I think yours may be a year or two shy of being 35 years old. 

Congratulations on your purchase.  John.

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jnduncan wrote: I just bought 16766 from a neighbor as a birthday present for my wife.  I'll follow up with the engine number, etc., but in the meantime, could someone tell me the date of manufacture?  (Other data would be helpful, too.)  Here in North Carolina, any car 35 years old or older is exempt from the state inspection.

Thanks!

    Jim

Yeah, well, I should've looked a little harder.  VIN 1110-16766 was manufactured 1974-05-31.  Poetic, huh?  It's within days of her birthday! ;-)  I'll have to report the engine number later; I wrote down the wrong information and it was getting dark.

It's bright red now, obviously repainted.  I have no idea what the original color was, but I believe it was a darker red.  The interior is black, and I'm pretty sure the seats have either been re-upholstered or replaced.  The controls are on the left-hand side.

The engine (like the car) runs okay, but it definitely needs some work.  The body is in pretty good shape except for the typical rust in the frame on the sides, a slot-shaped hole in the left-hand side of the left-hand floor plan, one rust spot from the inside on the right-rear top surface of the trunk lid, and the hood is bent up slightly over the prop stick, causing a slight misalignment between the hood and the latch and where the hood meets the the left side of the windscreen and the top rear of the left fender.  The trunk reeks of gasoline.  The horn switch malfunctioned and a separate horn button was installed under the bottom edge of the dashboard below the turn signal so the vehicle could pass a North Carolina safety inspection.  The lights, fan, and wipers work.  The hazard flashers, windshield washer, clock, and speedometer don't work.  The center rear-view mirror flops like an upside-down bobble-head doll.

The engine runs rough as a cob at the moment, but has its moments of finesse.  The transmission, a four-speed, is wonderful and the clutch works great.  There's a tiny bit of play in the steering, but once beyond that, steering is responsive.  The suspension needs work.  The tires look and feel great -- I think they're fairly new.  The top has seen better days and I've already ordered a replacement, the StayFast model from Prestige -- the comments here were valuable.  The wheels look good.

The previous owner is a former co-worker from when I used to work at Cisco.  Not only did I not know he'd moved to the US, I had no idea he'd moved into my neighborhood!  When he was buying his house, the previous owner amended the bill of sale to include the furnishings.  The last item on a multi-page listing of beds, tables, dressers, and chairs was "1974 Jensen Healey Mark II".  :-)  After two or three years of minimal use, he and his wife decided the car needed to be with an owner who knows something about cars and would be interested in getting it into better shape.  The last time the car passed an inspection was in 2002.

I was pleased to discover the odometer reads 38,225 miles and I got the impression from the seller that the speedometer had only recently failed.  After surprising my wife with the car on Saturday, I started looking around the trunk and, under the carpet, I discovered a state inspection report from 1998 at 38,225 miles.  Looking a little further, I found a repair bill from the early 1990s describing a vast overhaul to the tune of about US$5800.00.  The odometer was recorded at 38,225.  So I have no idea how many miles are really on the car. :-(  The repair work was in Durham NC.  I believe the car was purchased new in this region, but I don't know where.

I'm really excited, and so is my wife.  When I met her, she was driving a used 1979 MG and I was working in a service station.  It was a marriage made in Purgatory. ;-)  When she climbed in the passenger seat and I took her for a ride around the neighborhood, she laughed for three blocks straight.  I paid roughly $2000 to buy it and transfer the title -- if spend as much to improve it into something reasonably nice, it'll still be an incredible bargain and worth every penny.

Sorry for the long message, but I hope it was worth it.  Wow. ;-)

    Jim Duncan in Raleigh, North Carolina.


PS: John, thank you for your kind comments.

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jnduncan wrote: I just bought 16766 from a neighbor as a birthday present for my wife.  I'll follow up with the engine number, etc., [...]
Okay, I have the data now: VIN 1110-16766, engine# B74 03 6513, manufactured 1974-05-31, 4-speed transmission, bright red exterior (repainted, but I believe it was red originally), black interior, runs okay but not great, needs a tune-up and other attention.  No spare engines, odometer unknown (stuck at 38,225 for decades).  Most recent state inspection in 2001 or 2002, so probably rarely driven since then.  According to old receipts that I found in the trunk, a major overhaul, repair, and refurbishment was completed in 1992, and the fuse box was replaced with several electrical repairs in 1997.

    Jim Duncan, Raleigh NC USA

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JH 19946, excellent running condition, 5 speed, original wire wheels, engine #B74 12 10 972, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.

Purchased in 1980 in Garden Grove, CA.

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Found out about two JH's today.

VIN: 11068 - driver

VIN: 13785 - Parts car

Located in Southeast Texas. I can find more information if desired.

I also ran across another JH owner. I'll ask him for his VIN.

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#16642  1974

Purchased by my Dad in 1985 in Sacramento, Ca. Shortly after purchase he replaced the Lotus with a 1972 2600cc Capri V6.

I took ownership in 1988 and have since moved to East Liverpool, OH.

She runs though is in much need of motor work as there is massive blowby.

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UPDATE

JH #15470, 1974, original red color with black interior Sadly, the mechanic who was doing a professional restoration on this car gave up and sold it as a parts car. I though the car was completely restorable, but it seemd he didn't want to put much money or time into it..... shoulda called me ;(

 

 

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VIN:  13492 originally mustard in color now black.  2.2 litre engine from 1986 Esprit HCI, 1988 Excel bellhousing and 1987 Toyota W58 transmission.  Occasional SCCA Solo I racer with 13" slicks on stock wheels, but mostly a weekend car in need of a new paint job so says the very understanding spouse.

VIN:  n/a SCCA E-production WIP car built from two dead shells (one black 1974 roadster + one blue 1975 GT) welded together.  Stock 2.0 engine with 4sp transmission, SCCA legal 8" Toyota rear axle and custom front+rear suspension utilizing 10-1/2" Vented brakes  Desperately in need of completion so says the becoming less and less understanding spouse.

 

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Found two on AutoTraderClassics

A 1973 in Medina, OH and a 1974 in Chicago, IL.

I might buy em both :)  I'll post the VIN#'s once I get them.

Edit: Took the two hour trip today to look at 12479, born 5/24/73 (exactly 1 year and 1 week before mine). Was disappointed to find the floorboards completely rusted out. Definately not the driver I was hoping for :(  Anyhow, might still be worth saving? The guy wants $1,700 for it.

The '74 in Chicago isn't on AutoTrader Classics website anymore. So may take a little work to get the VIN#.

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With some souls interested in the modifications of my JH, here goes.....Jensen Healey serial number 19405 was built on December 19, 1974 one of the last months roadsters before the conversion to the GT's.  Car was factory equiped (I know I'm going to get it now for changing her) with Dunlop wilre wheels, and both tops.  I aquired her from the local highschool's auto shop on the very day that she was scheduled to be torched into scrap and taken to the scrapmill. She cost me 100.00 dollars bribe to the shop teacher, and she had been abandoned at the school about 10 years previously by an unknown student.  She came with a trunk full of nos parts and new carpets and rust in her floor pans.  She  ow sports a Rover aluminum v8. a t-5 5 speed, Volvo 3.31 posi rear end, Volvo front brakes and master cyl. racing seats, custom glove box, custom console, fuel cell, and best of all a all USA wiring system with narry a LUCAS part to be found.  Wheels are 15x7 inch Fitipaldies with Volvo lug pattern and 195x50 and 205x50 Hancook V rated tires. Needs paint and final assemble.

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Recently added to the family is a 1976 Jensen GT for restoration. Saturn Gold, 27000 miles, original car with no modifcations. Acquired as a giveway from a very nice gentleman in Bushnel, Florida. SN 30281. The car needs the basics, but is otherwise very solid. Slight rust(  surface only) Stored for years in an aircraft hanger , then a barn. Needs, belts, hoses, complete brake overhaul, as well as a radiator, altenator, waterpump an other small things. Minor bodywork on the right side needed from the damage acquired from car being towed. It should be up and runniong before winter.

 

 

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Hi All,

I'm new to the forum and thought I'd put my first post here.

I am the proud custodian of Jensen Healey 16327. The car was one of a batch of fifty originally destined for Australia.

16327 was delivered new in June 1974 to Adelaide, Australia. It was white with tan interior. As you can see from these photos (http://flickr.com/photos/castingspider/) the car is no longer white. I have no idea when it was changed as it was this colour when I bought it back in 1998.

The car (as is the case with so many collectable cars) has been sitting untouched for the past eight years in Melbourne, Australia. Circumstances have now permitted me to move the car to Sydney and overhaul the entire drive line (engine, suspension, brakes, sundry items).

Cheers,

Ross.
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Welcome to J-H dom and to this forum. Your car is beautiful, hard to believe it would need a lot on the drive train. I really like the biege interior and it certainly doesn't look like a repaint in other than the original color. May I recommend the British Car Forum also. http://www.britishcarforum.com  If you're not already familiar with it I think you will find it worthwhile and very well administered. Good Luck and Thank You for sharing.

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Thanks for the welcome Dale.

I guess that's the thing with cars, and with old cars in particular - looks only tell half the story.

My car was drivable, but there was a lot of blowback out of the dipstick hole, little oil pressure to speak of and the suspension has always felt really soft and spongy.

After it was all pulled apart, it became quite clear that the entire engine is very tired. the engine mounts were U/S, the suspension bushes were all U/S, the three of the ball joints were U/S, three of the wheel bearings were U/S (and the fourth was only just there), the clutch was gone, the tyres needed to be replaced, and on it went.

After fixing all that, it should feel like a new car.

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You'll be amazed what a fresh suspension feels like on one of these cars, and how much peppier the engine will be! I have one tired JH and one mid-restoration. I got to drive a recently restored one about a year and a half ago, and it was quite something to be doin 90mph in it down the highway.

 

Have fun with your project!

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19517: My Jensen Healey Mk 2 is red with a 5-speed gearbox, rubber bumpers and dellortos. It was originally sold new by Jamestown Motor Center, Long Beach, CA in 1975. The bill of sale reads:

Vehicle $7100
Hi Perf kit & 5 Spd $715
Tonneau Cover $40
Fed Spec Bumper $170
Calif Emission Chg $20
Delivery $ Handling $125
Avg Inland Frt $35

Total $8205

There are invoices from California up to November 1980 from the original owner. On April 1979 the car had done 27k miles.

The next history is from 1990 when the car was exported to the UK. It was converted to right-hand drive in 1991 (for £1733!!!) and was valued in 1993 at £8000 for insurance purposes (those were the days!) - so, what's that, $15,000 or so.

In 1994 it had done 41000 miles and has a steady amount of paperwork from then to now.

I purchased the car in July 2008 with 46000 miles on the clock. It's clear the car hasn't really been driven in the last 10 years or so and I've been sorting out lots of annoying things on it to get it back up to a solid reliable condition.

It's lovely - really enjoying it. Check out images at http://www.flickr.com/user/ozzadavies

The car lives with me in Stockwell, London

 

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Ozza,

Saw your car on flickr - very nice. It's hard to tell with digital cameras, but I do think your car has a richer red colour than mine.

Great car though and welcome to the gang. I hope you get many fun times with your car.

Ross.

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Ozza,

The car looks brilliant. I've always been 50/50 about the stainless trim that runs down the side, but it looks to be in very good condition and shows well on your ride.

As to sorting things out, I wish my JH was sorted as well as yours is. I've still got a fair bit until either one is on the road and reliable. :)

 

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ozzadavies wrote:
It's lovely - really enjoying it. Check out images at http://www.flickr.com/user/ozzadavies


I can't get that link to work, just keep getting some rather naff party pictures of some bloke "Mojo Bilboa" along with an error message. Could it be some permissions issue? I'm not a registered Flickr user, and at the moment I don't intend to be either.

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Ozza,

I took the liberty of getting the correct link.

Folks try this to see Ozza's car - it's worth the look.

http://tinyurl.com/5k6rw3

Cheers,

Ross.

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Wow, thanks for your kind words. Thanks also Ross for fixing my incorrect URL, it should be http://www.flickr.com/photos/ozzadavies/sets/72157607285881130/

By the way my name is Ollie (or Oliver if I'm in trouble) and thank you for your welcome.

Re. chrome side strip...yeah I'm 50:50 also. I think the rubber bumbers and chrome strip just take things away from the lines of the car.

There are two things wrong with the car at the moment. The gearbox makes horrendous rattling noises, particularly when cold. I think there's a gaiter missing, or says my local friendly classic garage. The other is that it is in desparate need of a full set of new bushes. I just know that the car is going to feel like new when that's done, but I've gotta save up first!!

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Do you have the 5speed or the 4speed?

The 5speed (getrag) are pretty expensive rebuilds, but the parts are retty easy to obtain.

The 4speed (rapier) is a simpler rebuild, but it's difficult to get your hands on the parts.

Good luck! Oh, and take a look at the prothane bushings, they're just the trick (and add to that the sway bar kits). It'll make the car handle beautifully!

 

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ozzadavies wrote:

There are two things wrong with the car at the moment. The gearbox makes horrendous rattling noises, particularly when cold. I think there's a gaiter missing, or says my local friendly classic garage. The other is that it is in desparate need of a full set of new bushes. I just know that the car is going to feel like new when that's done, but I've gotta save up first!!


Two tips for you: Revington TR (http://www.revingtontr.com) has complete SuperPro bushing kits for Jensen Healey in stock. Prompt delivery, no fuzz sending the missing parts when I discovered (a tad late) one set was missing from the shipment. I'm in the process of mounting mine now, so I can't tell what the end result will be, but others say they are good.

Also: for old new stock and used parts, contact David Booth (http://www.jensenhealey.co.uk), he sits on a lot of parts.

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I may have found a long lost J-H through another forum: http://www.carspin.net/forums/index.php?topic=15769.0

Allegedly this car has ~500 miles on it and has been in storage for many years.

If it's the car I think it is, the VIN may be 111/15411. That one was listed on britishsteel.org as 'donated to charity, CA' which fits this story.

http://www.british-steel.org/members/jh/j_h.html

Maybe someone in that area can check this out?

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ozzadavies wrote:

There are two things wrong with the car at the moment. The gearbox makes horrendous rattling noises, particularly when cold. I think there's a gaiter missing, or says my local friendly classic garage. The other is that it is in desparate need of a full set of new bushes. I just know that the car is going to feel like new when that's done, but I've gotta save up first!!


Beautiful car!

Before going wild with a full transmission rebuild, check the shifter mechanism. 5 speeds had a dense rubber disc in the shift mechanism to correct a terrible rattle.

If it does turn out to be inside the transmission, the Toyota W series swap is well worthwhile, particularly compared to the cost of Getrag parts.

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Hi Jody, yep it's a 5-speed. I'm hoping that it's something simple to fix. The gearbox is a bit crunchy sometimes but I hear that's what they're like usually.

I'll check out the prothane bushes - thanks for the tip. In your experience how much should I expect to pay for a full set? And excuse my ignorance, but is fitting swaybars a straight-forward task? I was going to get my garage to fit the bushes, would it make sense to fit swaybars at the same time?

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I paid £240 + VAT for the full set of SuperPro bushings, the kit include all bushings except swaybar and shock absorber bushings.

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JH 20163 instorage for years body excellent except for dent rear wing.   Mustard color with black interior.   Engine #t7502-113322 running condition but needs valve cover gaskets.  47000 miles 5 speed car with both tops . I need to repair the brakes just purchased  it on 10-10-08.  Date of manufacture 2-24-75 car is in eastern kentucky.

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Incredibly, you can get the SuperPro bushings at the Club Store for about the same price, minus the VAT. Shipping to USA address is 2-3 days.

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I live in eastern KY also, surprise to hear a neighbor talking Jensen Healey, would be great to share some stories.  I've owned a JH since 1982, restored during 92-98, runs great.  I belong to the Gearheads car club out of Paintsville, I may be reached at (606) 297-5153.

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#15160. No engine

Member since 1/1/09

Body is a combination of at least 3 JH's. It is coming together very nice. Replaced the front bushings and all the shocks.

New engine will be  Buick 215, 4 barrel engine with a 5 speed behind it.

May be ready for the road this summer.

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I have JH #20105 engine #T75.02.11251.  Malaga Blue with Tan and black interior. has been sitting for 20 years with 60K miles on the odometer. I bought it from a friend who bought it new. It has been repainted once and the interior is original and in very good condition. 2 tops, with the factory hardtop. Original wheels. Lots of deferred maintenance to catch up on.

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I am now the proud owner of 10628, and am in the process of moving it from San Diego to Castle Rock, Colorado.  I purchased it from the original owner, who kept meticulous repair records back to day-1 -- yes, there is quite the stack.  Other than the Audiovox casset/radio (installed in 1981 for $140.00) she is completely stock.

This is a project car for my daughter and I.  She's shown a knack for and interest in mechanics, and this should be a great learing experience.  We'll see what happens the first time she gets her hands greasy!  Plus, I've always wanted one, so that works out great,doesn't it? 

Yellow, very good original condition, 99,200 miles on the clock.  4-spd trans completely rebuilt 12 years ago (but only 2,000 miles ago!).  Shifts great.  Engine runs like a top, head rebuilt with new cams 20 years ago (30,000 miles ago).  Brakes, though, are almost completely non-functioning -- made for a fun test-drive. 

I'm going to completely go through the braking and wheel system, rather than just making it functional.  TR6 MC, TR7 calipers, rotors, brake lines, bearings, etc. on order.  Once I get that sorted out we'll see what else she needs.  Hopefully not too much as the plan is to enjoy it this spring and summer and then go to town on it over the fall and winter.  Bushings definitely.

I can't say that I am crazy about the yellow color. I love the way Jasper looks, so I might borrow from her a little...

Mike

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1974 VIN 15114  Build Date: 1/16/74  Engine B74 015277

Bought by my father in 1978, not driven since 1985.

Starting restoration.

Located in Gray, GA, near Macon.

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JH Chassis Number: 12485 [code][/code]
Manufactured:   August 1973
Engine Number:  2447

Older restoration by Mark Kampe. I bought from
Mark in May of 2007. Drove from LA to it's current home in
Rockville, Maryland. Got a little hot driving through the Mojave,
but didn't overheat. Wonderful trip. Never put the top up.
White w/ black interior. 142,000 miles, very good condition.
http://mark.kampe.googlepages.com/jensenhealy

I've had to replace the tires and the windshield,
but the car has been almost bullet proof.

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We in scrutineering in he SCCA recomend that you safety wife the butterfly nuts on the top of those webers, a little fire prevention thing.

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Good Idea
Fire BAD
Thanks

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Just thought that I would add my JH to the list. Model # 1110 sn 13714. had it for just under a year, battled the rust issuesrebuilt the Carbs and fixed what otheres had Murfed . Still hammering on it and tomarrow it gets a new muffler. The DB metet reads 188 standing next to it on the trailer with out a muff.

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I've got #16617 with motor B74047234 in it and a spare motor  B72111008 out of a '73 that I sent to the bone yard with too much rust too even get into. 16617 was built in May 1974 and is currently undergoing a complete rotiserie restoration and is almost complete. Looks great but some things and parts just don't want to go back on without a good fight...glad I don't need to drive it to work on Monday ! I'm up in B.C. but mine won't be ready for the ABFM next weekend in Vancouver unfortunately, hope to see some JH's at the show.

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VIN 20341 1975 JH5

Engine number 11530

43,000 miles

I am the 4th owner and have owned the car for just a 3 months.  The 2 owners before me had the car for just 2 years between them.  The original owner, I am told, purchased the car in Southern California.  He did not like the factory blue and had the dealer paint the car a copper-brown colour.   The trunk, hood and door jambs were all painted, and the second owner repainted the engine compartment.

The car is in great shape and has been a blast to drive


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VIN  1111 17416  74 Convertible.

Eng ?

We bought new here in Los Angeles, Just got running after many years in storage it is in reasonable condition  

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VIN 13504

Engine #B7306-3640

Tangerine exterior / tan interior

63,000 miles

I purchased JH 13504 in April 1999 with 51,000 miles showing on the clock. The car had been sitting for 15 years when I purchased her. I sold her in June 2009. The car is in good orginal like condition. The current owner is in Cumming, Georgia USA. The current owner is the fourth owner. As best we can determine, 13504 has always been a Georgia car.


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I purchased my 1974 JH #15120 in Rochester, NY in June of 1988.  It is running well on a 5 year old restoration.  I believe the car at some point spent time in Maryland.  The engine has been replaced. The exterior is yellow with black interior.

We restored a Blue GT #30431 that we purchased at the 2003 East Nationals in Ellicottville, NY.  It too is running with, I believe the original engine.

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I have five Jensen Healeys in order of purchase with informtion to follow some day on spare engines and numbers:

19741 JH5 purchased from original owner in 1983, underhood fire in 1984, restored by 1993, driven off and on until 1999, stored for 10 years, 2009 current tags and back on the road after brakes, carbs, etc. 90K actual. Changed from yellow to red in 84-93 restoration. Otherwise all original including engine.

17281 MKII purchased in 1993, not running and partially disassembled. My first attempt at a ground up restoration. Completly disassembled and sat covered in my drive until 2005 when I took bare body shell to Huntington Beach, CA for media blast and paint and body. Car is in my garage, Corona, CA and about 50% complete. Mild engine modifications, suspension upgrades, etc.

12661 MKI purchased in 2006, not running but fairly complete. Stored in Norco, CA with non-op. Partially disassembled and has been a great parts car for now.

16882 MKII purshased in 2006, not running but very complete. Completly dissasembled in 2006 and body shell sent to HB for media blast and Paint and body work. This car intended for VARA. Engine completed in 2008 with many modifications.

A13607 MKI/MKII purchased in 2008, fairly complete with spare engine. Pulled sub-frame w/engine and rear end assembly. Engine rebuilt to stock and suspension, etc. powder coated and ready for reassembly. Stored with non-op in Norco, CA.

 


 

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Just came across this thread......must have been dozin' so I'll throw my hat into the ring with the specs and a bit of the provenance.

JH # 18376

Engine # B74 09 9251

"born on date" 10-15-1974

Condition...good..daily driver

Location..Goleta, CA.

Color...black with tan interior

Odometer reading...70,306

    I bought the car 13 years ago from the original owner with 44,000 miles reading on the odometer.I did what seem to be standard Jensen-Healy repairs with the replacing the radiator with a new 3 core ( never over-heats now) and gas tank repair(Gas Tank "ReNu"...  recomended, no problems). Upgraded the suspension with Heavy Duty springs and shocks with sway bars. Makes a noticable difference. The car has the big black rubber bumpers, which I love.They actually proctect the car! Running the stock Strombergs, however may upgrade to Dells some day.

  An interesting piece of this cars history... When I purchased the car there was a tow ball welded to the rear bumper (I removed it).This car was originally sold in Ohio.A lady  bought it off the showroom floor and shortly thereafter she met a man with a Lotus Esprit ( I think the cars had something to do with them meeting). They got married , moved out to Southern California and they towed the Lotus behind the Jensen across the country. Can you imagine? What a sight THAT must have been! They decided to retire to the ski country in Colorado and put the Jensen up for sale, which is how I aquired it 13 years ago. Fun car to buzz around town in and I am surprised on how reliable they can be for and "older" British sports car.I find it equally surprising how much they sold for new.$7,000-7,500 was a lot of coin for a car back in the early seventies,almost double what an American "muscle car"cost back then. I like having a car that you can "tinker" with. Along with my '59 MBZ 220S, they are my "hobby" cars.

Cheers........JM

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JH 10638, panels good, needs floors, brakes, interior, and a bit of engine work Waterford, VA USA

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JH 16863, 1974 Mk II, original engine, 4 spd., small bumpers, originally tangerine, black interior, bone stock right down to the Strombergs, carbon cannister, muffler air cleaner and non-working Jensen Healey 8-track player.  Local Wisconsin circuit court judge bought it new in '74, kept it until '99 although he lost both legs to diabetes in the mid-90's, so he must have loved this car.  Second owner bought it in '99 with 40K miles, fixed the brakes and oil leaks, replaced the cambelts, patched the floor, resprayed it red, replaced the black top and interior, took it to the Iola car show in 2000, then stashed it away for the next nine years.  I bought it in April '09 with 43K miles for $3500, dealt with some bad gas issues, came in on the tow truck twice in the first two weeks, replaced fuel pump and filter, replaced ignition system with stock components, Strombergs are still ragged but I've been driving the bejeebers out of it ever since.  Car has spent its entire life in little Sparta, Wisconsin.  I also own a '68 912 and I think the JH handles better, it's certainly more comfortable.  Although the 912 is instantly recognizable, the JH flies under the radar, and even car people mistake it for a Spitfire or Fiat 124.  When I tell them it's a Jensen Healey, they correct me that I mean Austin Healey.  But you've all been there before....

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Vin # 11130
Engine # A72-11-0938
Year 1973
Color - Pacific Blue
Interior - Black

Ex UK Vehicle now in Perth, Western Australia

Mileage: 32,000 - original

Carburation - 40mm Dellorto

Condition: Original but rust free and very nice

Enhancements: 15" Superlites, Koni Shocks, vented front rotors & 4 pot calipers

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1974 1/2 Jensen Healey;

Color: Tangerine ICI M078 8483

Type: 1110
Date of MFg. 10/23/1974
SN: 18511
Motor #: B74 09 9231
5 speed

Mileage: 45445  (several thousand on the race track)
Factory Hard top, Luggage rack.

I also have the data on every JH and GT that I ever worked on (several hundred) plus about 25 cars that were wrecked.  This information includes the name of the owner at that time.  I know some are still owned by the same people.


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Engine Number B73 06 3115 spare in shop.

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JH Chassis # 10885; Engine # B72 110 882, Getrag five speed

Date of Manufacture 18/12/72, colour Tangerine, the car is in great shape apart from the usual oil leaks and worn bushes.

We are preparing the car for the Vintage race series in British Columbia Canada.

Location British Columbia, Canada

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1974 JH-5
VIN: 19695
Miles: 72648
Condition: Running, needs interior restoration and paint
Location: Mariposa, CA
Owner: Bob Waterman since 1986
Color: Red, was White from the factory

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Year:  74

VIN:  19488

Miles: 57000, give or take

Location:  Valencia, CA

Owner:  Mike Bosdet

Color:  Yellow/tan

Bought from mark Osborne around 2003.  In generally good shape for an old lady!  Just fixed the alternator and now it starts up and drives very nicely.

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I found 19269 at a storage unit in Rockford, Il.  Bought her in Feb 2010 and have been bringing her back to life ever since.  The build date is 11/12/74 with motor #B74119980 and currently have her at Rock Island Arsenal auto craft shop.  19269 came with black paint and tan interior, 5 speed and lots of rust.  I have started at the front and have worked my way to the back replacing everything from bushings, springs, shocks, nuts and bolts, replaced top end on motor, pans, rockers and the list goes on.   Hopefully through this forum I can find out where 19269 has been.  Thanks to everyone from here for all the help. 

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Chassis Number 19492
Engine #B74 11 10352
White with black interior
Manufacture date 12-23-1974

I purchased this non-running JH in June of 2003 in Brentwood, TN. Previous owner had brought it from California.  The body was in great shape.  I've done little with the body but have rebuilt the engine and suspension.  Replaces the carpet and top and recovered the seats.
It now has approx. 150,000 on the car and about 35,000 since the rebuild.

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My JH is one of 3 left original Dutch registered cars (as far I know)

Date of manufacture: January 10th 1973
Registered in the Netherlands: May 1st  1973
Chassis: 1123/11016
Engine: B72.11.0893
Gearbox: 958-3VJ
Body color: Blue
Trim colour HT105BL1907
LH – drive


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Didn't someone have an online database (or reference) where you could find out the data via VIN? Or am I hallucinating?
If there IS one, maybe we ought to have its URL prominently posted in some kind of "sticky" note.

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Not for this data. You need Richard Calver's book A History of Jensen: The Chassis Data. It's described here: http://www.richardcalver.com/jensendatabook.htm

 

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The point of this thread is to provide Richard Calver and anyone else interested with some data. When someone asks, "How many Jensen Healeys are still in existance?", this data will be valuable in finding the answer.

The numbers from spare engines and parts cars confirm the demise of a car so we don't have to guess and put it in the unknown catagory.

Kurt Housh

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Spare engines B7306-3280 (original motor), and B7404-6951

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JH 1974
Vin - 17967
Engine - B7307 3646
Color - Tangerine
Interior - Black

I bought the car 3 years ago from Holland

Today the car not running and disassembled for restauration

Location Tallinn, Estonia

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Hi Mart,

Welcome to the Forum.  Don't hesitate posting questions, as you are more than likely to get correct answers.

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Lil red 74 #19034

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1975 Vin # 19755 was yellow and now is blue with tan soft top and interior, 5 speed with bolt on wire wheels.

Now in Solana Beach, CA and will be my daily driver.

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20461 Owned 12 years. Located in Oakhurst, CA. Daily driver presently undergoing an engine rebuild and addressing some other mechanical issues.

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Two more for the list...

MKI 01-03-73
VIN: 10712
Eng No: A72110755
Colour: Pacific Blue
Condition: Stripped, stored and awaiting restoration
Gearbox: 4-Speed
Location: Devon, UK

and...

MKII 10-11-75
VIN: 20293
Eng No: A73114825(swap)
Colour: Tangerine
Condition: Restoration in progress
Gearbox: 5-Speed
Location: Devon, UK

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I have owned vin #15569 since 1976.  It's in good condition, engine #B74015712, and has 56K miles on the speedometer.  The speedometer was only broken a year or two.

I also have a spare engine, #B74088777, and the transmission from that vehicle.  I think it was vin #17874.

I am located in Millersport Ohio.

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A lifetime of Jensen ownership... PRICELESS! Welcome Jim!

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11040
Jan 17, 1973
B7212-1191
It’s white! It runs! It drives! In the process of being restored. It came from California and is now in Austin, Texas.

It also has this sticker above the VIN tag "P&J 3765-0010". Possibly a dealer inventory thing?


11142
Jan 24, 1973
Parts car that donated a lot of parts to the above car. Not sure what the PO did with the car but I have the VIN tag among other parts so I’m guessing the car itself is no more.

B7406-7743
Spare engine.

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Do you still have the vin tag for the Jan. 24 1973?  My wife was born on that date.  Our Vin is 15111

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1974 JH VIN#13370, 99,037 miles, Toyota purple, black interior, 4 speed, stainless bumpers and door sills, chrome boot luggage rack, black canvas top, good running condition, original engine.

 

Original owner Mr. Kravets, La Mirada, CA.

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Here goes my list in Australia

1140 11691 Currently undergoing a slow build into a race car http://users.tpg.com.au/normv/jensen/jensen.htm

1141/12700 Dads road car

1140 20302  JH5 will be my road car when the other projects are finished

1110 20481 JH5 Brought as a roller for parts but the bodyshell  is too good so will be restored (Probably converted to RHD)

1142 18003 Not surewhat will happen to this one , it  is complete but has some rust issued

1141 16307 currently just a bodyshell and panels

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I'm the new kid here but here you are.  I inherited a lovely JH-5 from my mom, who passed away in April.  The car was her pride and joy, and she kept everything absolutely stock.  I'm not sure where to find the engine number, will be happy to add that as soon as I find it, but it is the original Lotus 907 with the Strombergs.  Dad tried putting Webbers on it, but Mom didn't like how they sounded.  The car hasn't been run  in over a decade, but Dad did take the time to oil everything for storage, so prospects are good for revival as it was running when he stored it.

VIN#20476
Manufacture date: 7/14/1975
Engine # *unknown at this time*
Blue with black interior, has hard top, soft top still at my dad's house
located in Antioch, CA

I have photos both from 1985, when my mom was still driving it, and current.  It is in need of TLC, which I intend to apply liberally in memory of my mom.  She would be happy to see her beloved Jensen back on the road.

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Welcome! Great to hear about another JH in the SF Bay Area!

If you have any questions or comments you will probably get responses from all over the world.

If you post some photos in the Photo Gallery, send us a link. We would love to see her.

Kurt

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Have posted photos, both old and new.  It will be a lot of work, but I'm willing.  I am incredibly grateful that Mom kept everything stock like she did.  I think it makes the car an even better candidate for revival, and restoration.  I am so looking forward to driving it!

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Hello everyone! I am also new to the forum but I am now the proud owner of 74 J-H s/n: 15800. We got her at auction in Auburn about a month ago. Shes special since it's my first classic and both my uncle and father owned red ones when they were new.

Pics here....more to follow! ;)
~ Nick

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Welcome Nick!  Your car looks great! The radiator isn't stock. Any idea what car it comes from?

Kurt

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Jensen Healey wrote:
Welcome Nick!  Your car looks great! The radiator isn't stock. Any idea what car it comes from?

Kurt


Thanks Kurt! She has a couple dings but those will be gone soon. It's an older restoration (2002) but still holding up well.

I have no clue what the radiator is from......I thought it was stock. Wow, I had no idea, It does still run hot, especially at idle.....not too bad though. My Uncle said they used to just take the thermostat out back in the day.

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Welcome Nick, Though, if that's your Honda in the garage shot, then the J-H is not your first classic. I make the Honda a 150 and at least 10 years older than your J-H. 

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NickJ wrote: Jensen Healey wrote:
I have no clue what the radiator is from......I thought it was stock. Wow, I had no idea, It does still run hot, especially at idle.....not too bad though. My Uncle said they used to just take the thermostat out back in the day.


Don't try that with this car! The JH thermostat directs flow in specific directions when open or closed. It isn't like your standard American car version.

Kurt

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You might want to check the temperature with an in-fared thermometer. My Jensen was showing a hot temperature but was only running at 160 degrees. The sender was bad. Just a thought.

Ron Mau
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Steve's JH had the same problem as Ron's

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I bought my 1975 JH-5 from my dad, Scott Jarvis (garaged in Auburn, California) in August of 2011.  My dad owned it for at least 15 years.  He bought it from someone in the Bay Area. Chassis/VIN#  is 1110/20465 and Engine # is T75.02.11356. The car is now garaged and registered in in Portland Oregon.

I contacted Richard Calver and he gave me the following information:

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20465...  was Saba Blue originally with Tan trim, no options listed at the factory. It was passed off the line on 1 August 1975 - this fits with the date you see on the tag which reads in the English manner as 8 July 1975"

and

"The car was indeed sold by Qvale's BMCD. It was actually put out initially as a lease car through his lease arm, BMC Leasing, 440 East Shields Ave, Fresno, CA 93704."

Working on a daily driver restoration.  Plan to have lots fun in the limited NW sun!

Jeff Jarvis
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1974 JH Currently Purple in color

Vin # 17342

Engine ID #B7406 8034

Currentlyt located in Carlsbad, CA

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11744, restoration project that I am just starting.  Will live to be on the road again at some future point.  Location Eastern Ontario, Canada

11459 I have the dash & VIN plate among the spare parts that came with my restoration project, so I'm guessing this one is gone.

 

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Hi Folks, new owner here in Christchurch, New Zealand.

1140 / 10313 - early Mk.1 with the single door lock. It's been a race car for 20+ years. Engine's a replacement Lotus part, as far as I can tell, it's just got a date code ( BD9077810 ), and no serial at all!

It's been unused for about 10 years, and runs on twin 45 dellortos, which are rather loud due to the complete lack of air filters! According to Richard Calver, it was originally yellow, but it's currently silver.

This will be a long term rebuild project, keeping it on the road as much as possible. First thing I need to know is the size of the 6 bolts that hold the soft top on!

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Welcome to the board! There's a bolt schedule somewhere. I'll have a look.

Kurt       JH 13148

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None of my notes have the measurements for that specific bolt. I do know that it's the exact same one as the one that holds the windshield wiper motor under the dash.

If noone else chimes in I'll bring one to Ace and measure it on my next trip.

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Thanks for that. At the moment I've got a home made hard top on it, and I really don't like it. If there are any patterns for a tonneau cover, I'll give that a go as well.

PS. It's 1/4" UNF.

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1973 Yellow/Black Interior, Chrome bumpers
VIN#13902; Engine B74 11 10 146
Restoration completed 2006
Engine complete rebuild with performance modifications March 2012 (Dellorto 45 conversion, Hi compression +0.030 pistons, 107 cams, oversize stainless valves, port match/polish, Green Dot HTD pulleys, ceramic coated headers)


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Jensen GT 30224, Still in cleanup, replacing brake system and fuel system.   6815 Miles! Interior like new with Paisley inserts.
White exterior.  Amazing how dirty it is from just sitting! Tampa Bay, Florida 

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Ummm .... very interesting inserts, but I don't believe they are original.  Show us more pictures of the car too please!

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Yep, it's original!  I think there were about 18 made with that interior option.  I thought exactly the same thing when I saw it for sale.  I've gotten used to it and I actually kind of like it! 

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Here's the VIN for the Lind Bros Jensen Healey collection with their VINs. Sorry I don't have all the info, but here's what I have for today...

VIN: 11280
Lee Mueller's racecar, restored and back to vintage racing.

Vin: 19262
Left over from Lind Bros Motors. Kept by my uncle in the garage for a while to decay. Cleaned up in 2002 by my dad and I and now in great running condition.

Vin: 13734
Purchased in 2011 in Columbus, OH with a Rover V8 engine swap. We're currently restoring it and hope to have it back on the road by the spring.

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Hello everyone.  Despairing of ever getting my Interceptor on the road and regretting selling my JH5,  I purchsed a GT (VIN 30242).  Needed a little work to make roadworthy, but rust free (from AZ) and now ready for summer driving (I hope).  Its a metallic green with o.k. paint job, looks good from a few feet, but has some runs and overspray.  It is really nice to work on a car from a salt free zone - all the old nuts and bolts just come apart like they're supposed to! 
 
Hope to post pics soon.  Thanks to Greg and all the posters for your past help and I hope to get the car to  2012 Jensen East.
 
 
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Jensen GT SN 30281, " BUTTERSCOTCH PUDDING" or Miss "B"

26,000 miles... all original except the following mods:

910 Cam towers

NOS Leather interior from England

Vintage air - Heating and airconditiong system

Pete's kit 5 Speed bushing upgrade, and driveshaft.

Carpithian Elm Burl Dash by Madera

Electric fan in addition to regular fan

Upgraded radiator.

Blue tooth Stereo

Brett Gibson overhauled the Carbs, fuel system, Tuned the engine, fixed some light rust and overhauled the electrical system with such detail it works like new! Thank You Brett!

 

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jgreen wrote: Vintage air - Heating and airconditiong system

Which Vintage Air system did you install?  Would you recommend it? That's on my "someday" list.

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Mason,

Yes, its called a Vintage Air Generation II mini system. It works great. When my factory air was not working, I took it to the airconditioning shop and this looked like my best option.
Option 1- Replace the entire system with NOS parts from Rejen in england or Option 2 - Replace entire system with vintage air system.
Both systems cost about the same but the advantage of the Vintage air system is the air conditioning will blow ice chunks in your face with plenty of air movement and power where the original system can barely cool the car.
The system replaces EVERYTHING under the dash and in the engine compartment. It handles heat, and defrost as well
Here's the process the pros did...they have installed 100's of these systems:

1) Remove the compressor, hoses, temp switch, evaporator/drier and big black thing in the engine compartment next to the firewall.
2) remove dash and send to madera to refinish.... they will also modify the center dash to accept the new control panel and cover unused switches.
3) rip out the dash hoses and the airconditioning/heater box.
4) cut out small area of the firewall and set up new unit with the mounting bracket..... install vintage air dash hoses and new vents when the dashcomes back from madera
5)install new compressor, hoses,drier, evaporator.... seal up hole with new steel where big black thing was as it is no longer needed.
6) the pros recommended I install an electric fan in addition to the engine driven fan.
7) adjust the servos ..... they electronically move the dampners....no more cables or levers.

seems to work great! I have a bunch of pictures documenting the entire process which i can send to you if are interested.

John

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Vin /10004, HEA 4K, is at last nearing completion after protracted nut and bolt rebuild. Car will feature as a 'work in progress' exhibit at the Bristol Classic Show, April 21/22,, Shepton Mallet, UK.
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Hi Tony, Is this the 4th Jensen Healey built?

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Actually the second car off the line, following the Geneva Show car. It was the first Press Car and featured in the Autocar road test of August '72

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That's amazing!  Any pictures to post?  How did you come by it?

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Presssed the wrong button while on Ebay!
Seriously, I had been looking for it for a while and then someone told me it was on Ebay, this was in 2005. I had used the car at the factory when it was not out with the press, and then sold it to my uncle in 1973. He sold it on fairly quickly, claiming he was constantly being persued by the police for speeding! History shows about 12 other owners and it was in a dreadful state when I bought it. I will write the story when it is finished, which should be sometime this summer. Bodywork is practically done and is painted, just a few panels to fit at the front, engine etc in but not connected up, front and rear suspension restored with Spax and poly bushes. So not much more to do? Took me all this morning to fit one door handle! But I did take time to make a template for the gasket that fits between handle and door, making it out of pool lining material; or one who is naturally ham fisted, this has worked out quite well.
Unfortunately all the pics I have are too big to show here, that is until I can find a way.
More anon.

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Update on my cars from a post from 2006. Has it really been that long?

12768 is still here.

17500 was stripped of all usable parts and the rusted out chassis was recycled.

19658 is still under going a complete restoration but at least I am now putting it back together while making some modifications and updates.

30395 - A Jensen GT, ended up being rusted too far to be worth fixing up so I removed all the usable parts and scrapped the body.

14539 was recently purchased and currently getting cleaned up and fixed.

The last owner decided he wanted to put a Ford 4 cylinder in and then lost interest. He sold the engine and trans. In order to accommodate the Ford engine he modified the front crossmember engine mounts and made a few other small modifications. Effectively making the crossmember useless for the 907 engine. Plus he took a perfect hood and cut a big hole in it, making that useless also. Otherwise the car is in good shape.

The plan is to take the engine, 5-speed trans and front suspension from 19658 and get a running car. Hopefully within a few months, since it is summer here in Arizona and the car is outside. Though it is under some shade cloth as I work on it. So it isn't too bad as long as I work in the early morning. Like before 9:00 AM.

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1973 Jensen Healey MK1  #11259  Engine B73 01 1395 (original)  with spare engine T 75 02 11313 currently undergoing rebuild. I have owned this car since 1975 originally sold in Orlando Florida currently residing in Portland Oregon. JH is a 2.0 with 40 DCOE Webers.  Regards  Greg West

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Howdy everyone... a new club member here.  This weekend I took possession of JH 16173.  It's at home so I don't have the engine number handy.  Looking forward to the trials and tribulations of bringing her back to a respected status. 

It's a 1974 MkII, must be early from what I've been able to figure out (has the stainless trim over the bumpers and the rounded headlight pods).  Red (which has at least been oversprayed in spots if not completely repainted, you can see it on the plate on the drivers door in the photo) with a tan interior.  She runs OK, drives OK, and isn't in horrible shape (actually looks great from a distance) but needs the usual floor and rocker work.   The interior is in great shape, not a rip or tear anywhere, which makes me wonder if it's not original.  The convertible top has been replaced fairly recently and the seller also had the factory hardtop, original JH owners manual (complete with foldout wiring diagram inside the back cover), shop manual, and all the receipts from the past 10 years or so.  I'm feeling pretty good about her.

Appleton, WI if anyone else is in the area...

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1110/16173, engine B74.03.6527
Left the factory 17 April '74

Enjoy!
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1972 Jensen Healey in Richmond California - Originally Malaga Blue(?) Now battleship grey. Has a 2800cc Mercury Capri V6 under the hood. Sat for many years with this conversion ... Still ran when I bought it though so I fixed the brakes and am taking it out around the neighborhood and getting everything sorted.

VIN# 10792

Update further along in this discussion.

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1976 Jensen GT Pine Green - tan leather inside
VIN#30324 Owned since 1979
2.2L 12.2 comp, polished rods, ported head & manifold, 45 dellortos, electric fan, oil stat, vented discs with ally 4 pots front, solid discs with 2 pots and cable handbrake. 15" wheels with Pirelli P7s 195x55 All running gear powder coated.
Based in UK but spends a lot of time in France. Survived 2 divorces!!

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1976 GT 30327
Engine # T75.07.12070
Nevis Blue
Black/Black Fabric
Complete Date 2.3.76
Recompletion date unknown,but before Summer 2013 would be nice:)
Car is in Langley,BC
I bought this car in June,2012 and am the 3rd owner
30,407 miles

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Body # 17093 engine #067997, white with black/brown mixed interior.  Barn find.   Rebuilt rear slave brake cylinders, new master brake cylinder.  Both carburator bottom plugs leaked, Delta helped.  New battery and fired right up.  Added aluminum radiator & 4 new tires and a freeway flyer she is.  Salvage title at that. Tustin California.  Going through the little things.  JHPS member.  I am 6'6" and your members blogs fixed that with their creative ideas on repossioning the phillips 5/16" bolts back & down.  Some of my friends cannot reach the petals.  Thank you for being here.

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Does anyone have an easy answer as to how to determine whether our car has 29,000 miles or 129,000 on it? These odometers don't give use that info.

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Mk1 #10658 Born on November 24th 1972, so it's now officially 40 years old.

It returned to the road one year ago after a (embarrasingly) very long restoration. It has a later engine, running high compression forged pistons, 107 cams & dellorto 45's. The water pump has been replaced with an electric pump and it's running Lucas AB14 electronic ignition. The dash and console are from a GT - hard work to fit but looks great.

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Vin 10129, Engine A72040046, Undergoing full bare shell rebuild, most panels replaced

Date of registration 01-12-1972

Original colour white (will be returned to white after spending most of its life red)

All original running gear and gearbox

Stone Staffordshire UK

Doner car 12302 , (soon to be scrapped)






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MK II VIN #15484
I need to check up on the engine number, but as far as I know, it's original to the car.
White with black "Jensen Healey" stripe, black interior.
Looks like all original equipment, excepting an Alpine stereo that's probably about as old as the car. Hasn't run following an electrical meltdown caused by an alternator short 25 years ago ... hopefully I can do something about that soon-ish.

In Mahwah, NJ.

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VIN 13029
Engine (according to docs, TBC) A73053005
In poor condition, currently awaiting full appraisal as to whether to scrap or rebuild (hopefully the latter).
In Blackwood, Wales, UK

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Welcome to the Forum! Good luck with the appraisal.

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We've got a few to keep track of here and I don't have all the VINs and engines on me, but I'll post a few....

VIN 19468 black exterior, tan interior. Sold new in Waterloo and spent most of its life there. Right now it's being cleaned up and getting ready to be sold.

VIN 13734. black exterior, black interior. It was converted to a Rover V8 sometime in the 2000s and we bought it out of Columbus, OH. Now it's in Iowa City getting fixed up to be a permanent part of our collection.

I need to get the VINs of the others, but we have a red/black one that was a leftover of the dealership, so technically it's still new!

We also have Lee Mueller's '74 National Championship car which we race a few times a year. It's been kept up by Huffaker Engineering, the original builder.

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OK, I'll ask. Do we have a current estimate of survivorship? Are we still guessing at about 6% per the last entry on Richard Calver's site? Not that it's good to celebrate the demise of so many, but it's kind of cool to have someone ask and say "yeah, this is one of about 700 left in the world".

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1974 MkII, VIN #19370, can be removed from the rolls. What's left of her is in my garage. Body shell only, engine and transmission moved on to another car. Once I remove the body parts I need, the rest is going to be parted out and or scrapped.

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New Member here and just brought my 73 home. Picked it up in Austin, TX and brought it home to Midland, TX.

Date of Manufacture; 26 - 1 - 73
VIN; 11204
Engine # B72121203
Black, great condition. 92K miles. I also picked up a spare engine off of a guy who had a Lotus Esprit with a 907 in it. He said it was an 80 model but the engine number looks suspicious? B74 11 10215??

I look forward to learning from this group how to strip it down to the nuts and bolts and put it back together like new.

Robert

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Welcome to the forum!
The B74 engine number is indeed a 1974 build date. Your original engine may be early enough to have the rope seal on the crankshaft.
Your car looks great!
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Thanks Kurt,

I do believe my original engine is the first generation. I first bought the second engine as a spare, but now am leaning towards rebuilding it as the main engine. The 73 does leak a lot of oil but runs fine. I'm interested in the crank fired ignition system and a lightened flywheel. I'm putting on the front and rear sway bars and looking at a set of Bilstein shocks. I'm not really looking for a hot rod, just a tight driver that is responsive.

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Vin #: 11602




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Engine # B73 02 1791

















Year of Build: 07-03-1973

















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Condition: Running on three cylinders but has weak looking spark on all plugs.  Body is straight, except bonnet was folded over the windshield.  All four cylinders have great compression at 110-120 psi.  Oil cooler lines are twisted and have been sweating for a very long time which has preserved the entire right side of the engine bay and grill area.  Was only making power on three cylinders until I figured out that number 4's weber had the screw that positions the venture/choke was MIA.  This allows the venture to shift out of position in the carbs bore so as not to allow fuel to enter the throat of the venture.  There were some "rocks" in the bottom of the float chamber too.









































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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Welcome to the forum. Where are you located?

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Hey guys, I'm back in the JH fray, having just gotten 14473, a 74, from a gentleman near Cleveland. (I'm in Maryland.)

The car is the stock dark red and needs some work, off the road for god knows how long and in many pieces. Someone was getting ready for paint. Oddly the floors, rockers, trunk are all solid, but the front fenders just behind the tires are shot. Not too sure why these have problems but not the rockers, although it looks mouse nests might have been involved.

I'm going to get it started first to see what's what. Then worry about the body.

Wish me luck!
George

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Welcome back George! Maybe it was parked with the nose uncovered. My car only has rust on the right side.
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Hi,
I just acquiered GT #30344 in Tennessee and imported it to Germany.
It is first hand and to be on the road it just needs a bit of TLC.
Georg

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Schorse schrieb:
Hi,
I just acquiered GT #30344 in Tennessee and imported it to Germany.
It is first hand and to be on the road it just needs a bit of TLC.
Georg


Hallo Georg!

So klein ist die Welt....

In Hasede bei Hildesheim steht ein Jensen GT #30256.......

Melde Dich bitte !

Gruß

Andi

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VIN # 19744
Official build date: 12-31-1974
First sold: 1976
Engine #: B74 12 10671
5-speed getrag transmission

Spare engine: B74 10 9328
(with 4-speed trans. Both from demolished JH of unknown VIN)

Owned by me since 1989. garaged since 2008.
Mileage: 136,287.
Undergoing complete restoration to good-looking and reliable operation. (not a show car).
Location: San Diego, CA

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I guess this is my introductory post. I'm now the owner of the 1974 #14289, it's still yellow, the interior is somewhere between rough and what in the heck happened to it condition. The strombergs on still on it, the tin for the K&N air filters are in the trunk but the elements are missing. The top needs to be replaced, there is no boot for the top, and the wiring under the dash is hanging down and appears to have encountered Edward Scissorhands at some point.

Mechanically the driveline seems to be okay, but I have no idea how old the timing belt is so I guess that's one of the first things I need to replace after getting a new master cylinder for it. The brake pedal sinks to the floor and there are no visible leaks from the lines or hubs, so my guess is internal corrosion and crud destroyed the rubber cups in the MC.

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I just purchased #19753 off of Craigslist SF Bay Area. It has JH5 badges but is a filthy non-runner.


I'll bring the old girl home Wednesday or Thursday when I rent a car trailer.


The head is in the boot and the radiator is missing but the rest of the car seems to be there. It has California non-op registration and was being driven as recently as last year.


The original color was yellow but it now sports a faded red. The odometer reads 20,000 miles but the car looks like 120,000.


More later,

Kurt Housh

JH 13148

 


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JH5 19753, The Red Fox, has the original Jensen Healey branded floor mats and the rust to prove it! The floors will need to be replaced at a minimum.

 

I'm still cleaning loads of barn dust and spider webs and fumigated the crevices before daring to bring her into the garage.

 

I'll inspect the rockers today before making a plan for the old girl.

 

I almost hit a red fox on the highway while towing her home thus the name.


Kurt Housh

JH 13148


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Picked up my second... '73 - 10927 built on 12/22/72. Merry Christmas to me. She needs a lot of cleaning and a gentle test run to find out her tic's.

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Ms. Noel (10927)

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VIN 12655
ENG B730527
Currently white with a black stripe on the side

Bought two months ago from a friend who has owned it for most of the last 34 years, it was also owned by a relative of his for a few years.

I am currently repairing rust in the floor, sorting the car out and doing other repairs. 

Unfortunately, it did not come with a key so I have not tried to start it yet. 

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I also have 30402 as well
John

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My new '73 Jensen Healey has been sitting in a storage shed since the 90's, at least, but she's cleaning up nicely and will be on the road once a new timing belt is in.

Vin 12465
Engine: B73032 454 (This is the rare Chevy big block:-)

Weber DCOE carbs

Have no idea if there are any other engine mods, but it is clean as a whistle under the hood, aside from sand that has blown in during its desert storage.

The car has sway bars front and back, a roll bar, Spax shocks, and Monza exhaust.

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Just got 1973 JH #12424
Is currently in primer

and completely apart other wise.



 

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Welcome Fogrocker, where are you located?

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Jensen Healey wrote: Welcome Fogrocker, where are you located?

Kurt


Updated my account...

Bothell Wa

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1974 Jensen-Healey VIN 15125. Originally Mustard Yellow and now Guards Red. Purchased March, 1990 in Columbus, GA. New interior and carpet done in late 90's. Has recent rebuilt engine, transmission and suspension from Bruce Madden here in Atlanta.

Installed SPAX adjustable shocks, urethane bushings and have a factory hardtop. Just upgraded the wheels and tires to 15". Great car, fun to drive and now 40 years old.

Currently adding aftermarket AC to help beat the Atlanta heat.

Picture is on Tail of the Dragon...318 curves in 11 miles....Hwy 129 in Tennessee near Great Smoky Mountains.

This road was made for a Jensen-Healey!

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It's been a year since I asked, with no responses, so...

Is there now an estimate on how many JHs are still on the road? Are we still guessing at about 6% per the last entry on Richard Calver's site? Not that it's good to celebrate the demise of so many, but it's kind of cool to have someone ask and say "yeah, this is one of about 700 left in the world".

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1974 Jensen Healey vin 14548 condition completely disassembled.

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in Liberty Hill, TX

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JH 1140/17607 (MK2), semi restored (all welding and body, new respray, Engine running) engine number tba, located in Berkshire, UK.



 

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JH 1140-10267
Engine A72070216
Johannesburg South Africa
Poor previous restoration and bent valves.
Time to get busy

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14882 in good running condition in Sarasota, FL since 9 July 2014. Reprinted in the original tangerine color with black interior. Haven't made out the engine number yet. Wheels are currently non-stock.

By the way, I'm looking for #13921, mustard green, black interior, white Jensen Healey stripes. My father was the original owner, and I learned to drive in this car.

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Jensen GT 1640/30071, UK registration number NUY 903P, is in excellent condition and coming to the end of a rolling restoration Wiltshire, UK. Still in original nevis blue. Original engine block A741210883 replaced with 1975 Lotus block AML751212370 by one of the POs. I have the original block as well.

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VIN #12601
Official Build Date 1-6-73
Engine # B73042649
In San Antonio, Texas recently acquired in a trade for a camper. He got the better deal $ 3K in parts so far.

Vin # 19803
Official Build Date 29-12-74
Engine # B741210826
In San Antonio, Texas, I am the second owner and it has had the engine rebuilt using all OEM parts. Engine, Transmition and VIN match. Currently disassembled for body rust repair and paint.

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1974 JH VIN#19451

Unregistered/not running in over 20 years. Engine partially disassembled but a solid California car with little rust and some neglect.

Eng. #B 71 11 10 301 Date of Build: 12-22-74. Big Bumper, 5 speed car.

Original Santa Clara car now located in San Francisco

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I don't know if this is the place to put my info, but here we go. 1973 Mk2. Engine # B7308349, body # 13911, yellow and solid but used. Barn find/mouse house. It sat for 6years. Thanks to JHPS I found a local guy (Esprit2) who saved my butt on the Webers some one installed. My winter project to get road ready. Minneapolis location.

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1974 JH VIN #19769 61,000 miles. Am the second owner. Original white paint, original black interior, factory wheels, rubber bumpers, Lotus engine has been replaced with a 1968 Ford 289 cubic inch V8 mated to the factory 5-speed trans. Orignaily purchased in Pasedena, California in 1975. I purchased in 1979 and I live in Gardena, California

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Welcome to the message board. what condition is your car in?

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JH 1110/18299 the last one made with the steel bumpers is alive and well. Owner, my son, Mark Schwartz here in Hendersonville, TN..........

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13046 - 1973 JH Mark 1 - Undergoing complete restoration in Riverside CA. Original yellow then overspray color change to black. Now back from body shop repainted exterior and engine compartment and bumpers to a Lexus "silver lining metallic" by Mike Hewitt out of Palmdale, CA. See JHPS Forum Projects "

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Hey Guys.... Was exchanging e-mail with Ric Calver recently. As many of you know...he's such a great guy and a wealth of knowledge. I was trying to do some research on a few old JH's that my brother and I owned in the 80's and 90's, and Ric was able to help me figure out the VIN's on these cars. Thought I would mention them here and see if anyone might have any other clues to share.

The first is a Mark II 4-speed (steel bumpers), VIN 1110/16799. This was my first JH that I owned in KS during my high school and college years. When I parted with the car in 1988, I actually traded it in (!) at a Honda dealership in Kansas City. Car was yellow with black interior (original exterior color was white).

The second is my older brother's former '73 Mark I, VIN 1110/10728. It was originally yellow with black interior, but had been painted red during his ownership prior to selling the car in Lawrence, KS in '89. According to Ric, the car was apparently owned by a gentleman named Don Mitchell through '98 (who also owned VIN no.'s 11467 and 10523). I didn't see Don's name on the current JHPS directory, so wondering if anyone here might have an idea...???

The last one is my former '75 Mark II 5-speed, VIN 1110/20000 (not a misprint). It was blue with black interior and had the rubber bumpers, of course. I owned the car from '92-'94 in Orange County in Southern California. After a private party sale, I haven't seen anything from the car since.

If anyone here has any info on these, I'd be curious. Thanks a bunch!

Rick

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Newly acquired 74 Jensen Healey # 18767. I believe I am the third owner, the second owner having parked the car outside for the last 4 years and did not touch it once. Car seems like it has lived its entire life here in the Rochester area - first owner was apparently an administrator at U of R.

Still cleaning out the mouse and snake nests but its complete and after a ton of sorting and a paint job, should be back on the road next summer. The forum is a great help - thanks to all who have shared their experiences.

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awolben wrote: Newly acquired 74 Jensen Healey # 18767. I believe I am the third owner, the second owner having parked the car outside for the last 4 years and did not touch it once. Car seems like it has lived its entire life here in the Rochester area - first owner was apparently an administrator at U of R.

Still cleaning out the mouse and snake nests but its complete and after a ton of sorting and a paint job, should be back on the road next summer. The forum is a great help - thanks to all who have shared their experiences.

You've got a great local resource right down the road: group member Brett Gibson is very close.  He's been very helpful to me during my rebuild.  I don't think there is much he doesn't know about our cars.

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This is my first posting, so I hope that I am in the right place.

vin: 18809 - 67K Miles,last registered as CA car in 1986. 1975 Mustard Yellow, not a speck of rust, recently striped and painted Jaguar racing green. 4 speed, 3 core radiator, auxilary electric cooling fan, air scoop, 2 engines,50% completed with restoration. Interior to be very light tan leather with light tan rag top.

Ken from Simi Valley

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Correction to "Earthscrew" earlier post: Vin:18809 is a 1974 model.

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Correction to "Earthscrew" earlier post: Vin:18809 is a 1974 model.

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Correction to "Earthscrew" earlier post: Vin:18809 is a 1974 model.

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Here's a few VIN numbers, as a catchup.

#19377, which was a body from another unknown vin number car that I rebadged as 19377 because I had a rusted out car with that title and no title for the good body, is now dead and gone. Totaled in a wreck, stripped, and sent to the crusher. The motor from it (I don't know the block number but can get it if desired) is being used in another body with an illegible VIN as a dedicated race car. All I know about this second body is it had a California plate of 639KID and was in Cupertino, California.

#17749 is a rusted out parts car which will never be on the road again. It's too far gone but I'm keeping it for parts.

I still have several blocks sitting around, if anyone (Roger?) needs the numbers off those.

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a place to look for the vin is on the drivers side frame rail in the engine bay, about mid way towards the front. they normally stamp it in there, but depends on how much paint and grime if you can see it.

Brett

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Hi,

i have a 1974 with a ford 289 cu. in. V8 engine.   Original trans and rear end.  Am having overheating issues, even thou car has a custom made cross flow radiator. Am considering adding an electric fan in front of the radiator.  Any tips in this area would be appreciated.

Would like to see your car someday, I live in the South Bay of Los Angeles county.

Thanks for your time,

JJ   sunflowerkansas@yahoo.com

Also, I need a JH fuse box,  mine has off and on failures.

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1974 JH VIN #19769 61,000 miles

The car has been garaged its whole life in southern california. No rust.  White paint is in OK condition.  Has factory hardtop.  Soft top and tonneau cover originals stored in garage.  Black interior is beautiful and original and the clock still works.  Drivers seat does have a small rip along the seam.  I moved the battery into the trunk and ran the cables down the tunnel years ago. Also installed a cutoff battery switch from a marine store.  Factory wheels have never been polished, but look great.  The V8 engine makes the car a real sleeper as it has no outward signs of what's under the hood.  The sound coming out of the back gives the V8 engine away.  It does have some over heating issues that I am working on.

 I live in Gardena and sometimes attend the monthly JH preservation society meeting. 

  will send anyone pictures via email
sunflowerkansas@yahoo.com

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JH #19642
Engine No. B74 12 10 579
Purchased May 2015 in Sebastapol, Ca
Now in Santa Rosa, ca
Donor car. Engine turns freely, car rolls, but is as much rust as good steel. 5 speed car with 75,000 original miles. Previous owner removed carbs 28 years ago to rebuild, and car has sat since. More than likely to be used as spare parts for 24 Hours of Lemons car "Goldmember" #907 Go to Old Crows Racing on Facebook.
Not registered since 1988 or running.

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JH #12281, or most of her, is in my driveway on my trailer. 1973 JH Mk I. Will be scrapped after removal of the few good parts.

No engine or transmission (actually there is a transmission in the boot, but I don't believe it actually goes with the car since it looks nothing like the Rootes transmission and has MOWOG stamped on it in a couple of places). Quick research implies that it might be an old MG transmission. I'll look further into that.

Anyway, the rest of the car is exceedingly rusty. No floors to speak of, fenders are rusty in the usual spots, the bonnet is actually separated at the front. I was going to make the guy an offer for just the rear bumper (lots of surface rust but otherwise straight, including the stainless panel) and some electrical odds and ends, but decided just to bring the whole car home and remove everything of value, which isn't a whole lot. The dash has one small crack and is otherwise good, the gauges all look good, the headlight pods are ok other than paint (they are the square bottom ones), the original rocker switches and turn signal and wiper switches are there, glovebox is good, and the seats are surprisingly good (just a separated seam on the driver's seat) though they are black and I can't use them in Ms. Jenavieve since she has a tan interior.

So, a couple of weekends removing stuff, and then off to the recycling yard she goes. If anyone is looking for Mk I "non-body" and "non-drivetrain" parts, ask since I may have something you can use. Otherwise I'll just hang on to them for now.

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1972 MKI
VIN# 10792
Is still almost completely rust free and living in the San Francisco, CA East Bay.
I bought it a few years back and it already had a Ford 2.8L V6 installed by a previous owner which runs like a top. As a consequence, this early JH is taken out for drives more than once a week. I often drive it every day.
I rewired it, built a custom steel dashboard, added Speedwell gauges, installed Fiero seats, LeCarra wheel, new carpeting, custom door panels, aluminum radiator, air dam etc...
I have several wonderful old cars, but this one is so much fun to drive and tinker on that it gets plenty of my tinkering and driving time.

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I have 10571 (driver) I can't find the engine # yet. Is has about 43,737, man. Date 11/9/72. My parts car is #14518 (never see the road again).
Engine #B73 11 4621, mileage 88937 (188937?), man date 23/11/73. How can you tell if they are a matching #s car?

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JH #17234 Engine: B74 06 7744. Excellent overall condition with engine rebuilt to European specs. located in Windsor CO

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JH# 16501. Is now running a 202ci Holden 6 with a W50 Toyota 5 speed - according to engineer's report was converted in 1991. The car has been off the road for about 10 years, but just seems to need the clutch hydraulics rebuilt & basic fluid changes. Holden motor runs nicely & has receipts for full reco & some performance mods. Should be back on the road shortly :)

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1974 JH5  VIN #19029  Engine#  B7410-9836
Dellorto 45’S - Getrag  5 speed - Pertronix ignition - 3 core aluminum radiator
Front and rear sway bars – Roll bar
26,000 miles after top end rebuild
Red with black interior – no rust – paint is good a 20 footer
Good running condition – Daily driver over 3000 miles since bought November 27,  2015
Located Fort Myers Florida

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Hi, New Member, and Expat Brit, living in Central NJ.

A couple of weeks ago I bought a Yellow 1974 JH.  VIN is 14664, Engine No. D907E-0050Y (though the D may be a 0).  The plate on the driver's door shows VIN 19742, so I guess that was sourced from a donor car at some point.  There is also a ID of BB279 stamped on the upper engine block near the fuel intakes.

The car is in good to excellent condition, and is running Dellorto carburetors, which are new to me.

Every gauge and light seems to work, save for the clock, but I have not really had chance to look at everything yet.  Some surface rust around the wheels, but that's it.

I have invoices totalling ~$32,000 going back to 1988, including a full respray in 2006, and a couple of full engine overhauls.  She seems to have lived in CO, FL, NY and NJ according to the state registration documents that were included in the paperwork I was given.

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Welcome to the group, I can guarantee you will find this site helpful in figuring out the eccentricities of these cars.

Myself, I have been become quite good at chasing down the many oil leaks that spring up weekly!

Ken

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Ken,

Thanks - so far I've only noted some minor spotting, and only after longish drives, once the oil system has got properly warmed up.  Certainly a lot better than my Spitfire!

Figure I'll chase that down when she needs to have an oil change.



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Q. What does it mean when a Jensen Healey stops leaking oil?

A. It's out of oil.

Seriously, I don't think there is such a thing as a leak free British car of the era. I belong to the local British car club, and we have a very nice clubhouse/showroom where several members (including myself) park their cars over the winter. It's so funny to see... 30 to 40 British cars, not just LBCs but also Rolls Royces, Morgans, Jaguar saloons, etc. most in gorgeous condition, all shiny and perfect and exotic looking, probably well over a million dollars worth of cars. And EVERY one of them has an oil-soaked sheet of cardboard on the floor underneath the engine. EVERY one.

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Upgraded my JH to a full 2.2 conversion.  I did "have" leaks from the cam towers, but put a proper torque on them and the leaks are gone.  Have had a pan under the car for 3 years now and not a drop.  Same on our 24 Hours of Lemons race car that just won class at Thunderhill in California.  Had to do the towers twice to get the gasket properly seated and now no leaks.  Do have a rear seal leak but it's pretty minor.
74 2.2 JH 5 speed. 

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Time, Service bulletin's don't call for a gasket any longer, as long as the oil passage has the O-ring groove in the tower gasket compound is recommended. Then of course if missing the gasket you then need to shim the valve's as well to compensate. But then again if it don't leak , don't muck with it.......

Brett

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Sorry.  Was talking about the cover, not the tower itself.
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Still laughing at the image of all those perfectly restored classics sat with the high tech cardboard oil mat solution.

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That comment must have been meant for a different thread.  It doesn't makes sense here.  but curious as to what you are talking about?
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Go back up to my post about 6 up the page... it will all become clear.

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1974 JH VIN 19343 ENGINE 10218, 5 sp. Getrag gear box, 61,900 miles, Red with tan interior, good condition, purchased from original owner July, 2015, Mikuni carburetors installed by original owner after engine fire in 1989.

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azvat1; Is yours a JH5? Just curious as I have 19451 which came without badging. I've read where some of the cars in this sequence were badged as JH5s.

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I have a 5 speed as well with no JH5.  Vin is 19714 purchased in Oakland, Calif by me.  I wonder if that was a regional thing, maybe east v west?  Now a true 2.2.  Also have original still running engine.
Anybody know the last vin number made?


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19343 is not a JH5. It's my understanding that some of the last units produced included both models with some VIN numbers out of sequence. The nameplate says model 111F?

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Hi all, New member as of today!

Western Australia
1974 JH Tangerine
VIN 1141 16515
ENG# B74 04 7145

Must have been restored at some stage as it's in excellent condition however i don't have much history on it.

Worked on this with my Father when i was a teenager, swapped out Strombergs with Dellorto 45's and did a lot of timing work on the cams. This is about all i can remember.

Once parts arrive the start up after sitting for 7-10 years will begin.

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JH #16984
Engine #B74 05-591
06/20/1974
Red.

Residing in Stuarts Draft, Va as of 10/01/2016.

Currently under disassembly to repair rust damage.

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GT#30312
RHD
Blue

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I now own #30464. Bought from Joe Mazurk, Chicago, in November 2013. Black paint with black vinyl roof. He had removed the A/C but eventually hope to get a VINTAGA AIR replacement.
bruce madden, Atlanta, GA

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Number 19998 is mine. Arranging shipping from Cali to Va...

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Going upstate AZ tomorrow to get my 74. VIN 15615. Yellow and black, needs brakes, steering shaft, and interior work.
I'm John Pfingstag in Phoenix.

B74 02 5757 engine number

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Hello!

New owner here of 1973 JH, VIN# 11144.  It's black now, but I'd love to learn if it started that way.  8X,XXX miles...  mechanically original and quite sound.  I'm shocked at how well it drives as a former LOTUS, Alfa, BMW, Ginetta and current TR6 (heavily modified) and RHD MINI Cooper owner.

Will post more info as I find it.  new Timing Belt goes on tomorrow!

Cheers,

Aaron
St. Paul, MN U.S.A.

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JH 20451, fair/running condition, engine #B7407-8098, San Diego, CA.

I have not been able to find much about its previous life. I bought the car with 62k miles and a Florida salvage title in San Diego. Curiously, the car has British plates - LDA 161P.

It is "pink" (Tangerine?) with light grey interior/top, and green carpeting. I am assuming the interior matching roll bar and chrome luggage rack were factory options?

The only immediate issues are a locked gas cap with no key, and inoperational emergency flasher/signals. Next will be rust repair and paint, and perhaps modifying the seat for more leg room. Not to mention California re-registration of a salvage titled car...

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Aaron,

+1 on the new belt. Who is putting it in?

And I've been curious... who is the PO in Chicago?

Regards,
Tim Engel

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Hey Tim -

A buddy of mine owns a shop and helped me do it.  Cam seals have been ordered so we'll be doing it again.  I bought the car from a Dealer down there who had acquired it from a retired engineer who had owned and worked on it for a long time.

The bonnet is off now - freshly stripped and getting re-painted next week.

Cheers!

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sscheffel wrote:
JH #17234 Engine: B74 06 7744. Excellent overall condition with engine rebuilt to European specs. located in Windsor CO

just completed a W 58 Toyota 5 speed transmission swap. Truly transforms the JH..Expensive but worth it..

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VIN: 11602
Good Running Condition,
Modifications:
Came with Weber's
Swapped orginal Mk1 block for Mk2 (No more rope seal)
Conversion Components bell housing, shifter extension and 12 lb flywheel.
W-Series Toyota Celica 5 Speed Transmission with aluminum center section.
Rear disk brake conversion using Honda CRX calipers, disk rotors and parking brake cables with custom made adapter plates to fit.
Location: Mission Viejo, CA

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Early JH VIN 10626 Date of Manufacture 10/11/72

All original 22k miles. Just pulled out of a barn in Maryland after sitting there since 1979.

Amazingly rust free with absolutely perfect floors, rockers, sills, etc. Not running but engine turns over smoothly. Full restoration to begin...

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