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 Posted: 11-15-2006 12:01 pm
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James Wilson

Joined: 11-01-2006
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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I'm now the happy-ish owner of a 1972 Mk I Jensen-Healey. Its car no. 10722 first licensed on 12/12/72 and used by Jensen as a company car until 1974. I understand that Ian Royal (shown in the photograph on this site - middle of back row) was the first user.

Its in pretty decent shape- a few very minor spots of rust to remedy, and in need of new seats to replace some after-market monstrosities installed by a DPO, some attention to the window winders, an inoperative fuel gauge, etc. - the sorts of minor aliments these cars suffer.

The engine smokes dreadfully and I'll need to rebuild that over the winter, and I look to upgrade to a Toyota 5 speed and Excel bell housing. I've already acquired a cross-drilled 2.2 crank and bearings, a later head and should be getting some higher compression pistons soon too.

I'll be back....

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 Posted: 11-15-2006 12:52 pm
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Joined: 03-17-2005
Location: Warmond, Netherlands
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Congratulations on your car James!

I have done the supra 5 gearbox conversion with Excel bellhousing with regular clutchcable operation (normally they are hydraulic clutch operated).

My engine is 2.2L with x-drilled lotus crank and the later 2.2L head etc etc. So if you have any questions or want to see pics let me know

Erik Harkes, The Shark 15175


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 Posted: 11-15-2006 01:07 pm
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Joined: 02-22-2006
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
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I'd like to add my congratulations as well.  I do so totally enjoy my JH.  With the colder winter time approaching all the Northern hemisphere types I forsee many hours ahead of you "sorting things out" in the next few months.


Harkes, post up some pictures!  I do so want to see how everything turned out.


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