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Electrical & Instruments > Gas Gauge Problem (5 replies - 5816 views)

You can just pull the dash pod out and it's easily accessible.  It may be tough to get the pod out the first time, but ...   02-06-2006 04:36 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Fritzy Tachometer (40 replies - 48047 views)

I have replaced the insides of my original Smith's tach (RVI 1439/O3A) with those from an MGB tach I bought on e-bay (RVI 1439/O1A).  The ...   01-31-2006 03:53 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Fritzy Tachometer (40 replies - 48047 views)

Another link explaining Smith's Tachometers for those who care.  From the Golden Gate Lotus Club:   http://gglotus.org/ggtech/smith-tach/smithtach.htm ...   01-17-2006 07:04 pm

Miscellaneous > Jensen-Healey and Katrina (5 replies - 4672 views)

Are you sure she has to go for parts now?  If you strip everything down and rebuild it, you might be able to save her.  ...   01-16-2006 07:22 pm

Carburetors > Intermittant Fuel Pump Problem (7 replies - 8955 views)

After more problems and solutions, I have the fuel pump problem licked, but I now have a carburetor problem. The old fuel pump cut out several ...   01-15-2006 12:52 am

Electrical & Instruments > Fritzy Tachometer (40 replies - 48047 views)

Mark,  Could you tell what component attached to the negative end of the capacitor in your tachometer?  I don't seem to have any components attaching ...   01-12-2006 06:01 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Fritzy Tachometer (40 replies - 48047 views)

John, Here is the MSD tach site I found.  It's sometimes hard to navigate, but it has a lot of information and some good circuid diagrams: http://members.shaw.ca/tsmit/tachmod/tach_other.html#MG You can ...   01-10-2006 06:33 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Fritzy Tachometer (40 replies - 48047 views)

Here's another quick question: Can an old MGB speedometer work in a JH?  I've seen some on ebay that look just like my unit except for ...   01-05-2006 10:08 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Fritzy Tachometer (40 replies - 48047 views)

I've disassembled my tach, and it turns out to have much simpler circuitry than the old Sunbeam Tiger tachometer that the diagram comes from.  There's ...   01-05-2006 05:43 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Lights (8 replies - 8133 views)

I had some problems with my brake lights and turn signals when I got my car.  The turn signal problem was fixed by replacing the ...   01-02-2006 04:38 am

Body & interior stuff > Plastic Door Panel Fasteners (8 replies - 9771 views)

Thanks for all of the advice, folks.  It's made the door panel work much easier.  I should have a picture up of the finished driver's ...   12-29-2005 08:00 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Fritzy Tachometer (40 replies - 48047 views)

My speedo had the ol' weeble-wobbles, so I went to the trouble of pulling out the rusted-in dash pod to check out the cable connection ...   12-29-2005 07:54 pm

Body & interior stuff > Plastic Door Panel Fasteners (8 replies - 9771 views)

Are the little plastic brads (pictured) that attach the door panels to the doors availabe still?  Are there any workarounds or suitable replacements for these?  I'm ...   12-18-2005 06:41 pm

Body & interior stuff > Radio block off plate (3 replies - 4433 views)

Does anyone have a picture of a factory radio blockoff plate?  Is it possible to buy these or reproductions?  Are there any good alternatives?  I've ...   12-16-2005 10:11 pm

Body & interior stuff > Black paint under headlights (3 replies - 4450 views)

I've seen a lot of JH's with black paint in the scoops under the headlights.  Was that a factory option, or the paint scheme at ...   12-12-2005 08:53 pm

Suspension > Rear wheel bearings (2 replies - 4448 views)

I checked the Differential oil level yesterday, and it was both full to the correct level and clean-looking.  I suppose that the scrud in the ...   12-12-2005 05:53 pm

Suspension > Rear wheel bearings (2 replies - 4448 views)

I seem to have a slow weeping leak from my left rear wheel bearing.  When I got my '75 JH this summer, the leaking oil ...   12-12-2005 01:14 am

Carburetors > Intermittant Fuel Pump Problem (7 replies - 8955 views)

I do have a fuel filter between the tank and the pump; I should have pointed that out in my original post. It was a relatively ...   11-20-2005 05:23 pm

Carburetors > Intermittant Fuel Pump Problem (7 replies - 8955 views)

Yesterday, after driving for only about 20 minutes, my engine spluttered and died.  I was able to restart it and get another two blocks, but ...   11-19-2005 05:33 pm

Body & interior stuff > Stowing Convertible top (13 replies - 10773 views)

The top remains attached at the front bar, the one that has the latches that secure above the windscreen.  You have to take the back ...   11-02-2005 05:43 pm

Body & interior stuff > Stowing Convertible top (13 replies - 10773 views)

Hello.  Just another question as a result of spending too much time surfing up photos of Jensen Healeys.  What's the best way to stow the ...   10-28-2005 09:22 pm

Engine & Transmission > Best air filter set-up? (2 replies - 4742 views)

Hello, folks.  I've been recently thinking about the air-cleaner setup on my 907.  I've got Stromberg carbs and a set of aftermarket paper-element aircleaners on ...   10-28-2005 05:44 pm

Brakes > Hand brake cannot hold on my Lockheed drums (6 replies - 9335 views)

I rebuilt the cylinders right after I got the car in June of this year.  The passenger side was leaking badly and had fluid all ...   10-12-2005 05:33 pm

Body & interior stuff > Replacement Shifter Boots? (3 replies - 4798 views)

Just a note to let folks know that Mark's directions worked perfectly.  I got my wife to stitch them together, and my car is as ...   10-05-2005 05:38 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Lucas Smoke? Or the tale of mysteriously flashing turn signals. (10 replies - 11179 views)

Well, I've added my switch, and it works, but it doesn't fit the dash cutout perfectly.  There seems to be about a millimeter on each ...   09-25-2005 07:05 pm

Engine & Transmission > Hesitation (6 replies - 6460 views)

Mark, What is the rationale for disconnecting the vacuum unit on the distributor? ...   09-25-2005 05:54 pm

Body & interior stuff > Seat Headrest, Tonneau Pins, Heater Function (1 reply - 3422 views)

Hello, folks.  Two minor questions: Is there some trick to getting the headrests to go up on the stock seats?  I've seen pictures of them up ...   09-23-2005 09:46 pm

Electrical & Instruments > POLL: Headlights (15 replies - 13122 views)

Mark, I'm sure you've already done this, but my experience with both my JH and the old VW beetles I used to have suggests that taking ...   09-09-2005 05:14 pm

Electrical & Instruments > panel light switch (10 replies - 10071 views)

Where did you get your replacement panel dimmer?  I'm in the market for one myself.  The switch I've got spins around and around, but doesn't seem ...   09-07-2005 04:48 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Fusable Link or Mega Fuse? (1 reply - 3651 views)

Has anyone out there used a fusable link or large-amperage fuse to protect their ignition and/ or alternator/ battery circuits?  After all of the work ...   08-31-2005 11:09 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Lucas Smoke? Or the tale of mysteriously flashing turn signals. (10 replies - 11179 views)

I've ordered a switch from www.wiringproducts.com that should fit the JH hazard application.  It's a DPDT on-on switch, and I'm planning on wiring the "bottom" of ...   08-30-2005 12:53 am

Electrical & Instruments > How many amps to fuse the Headlight circuit? (3 replies - 10408 views)

I'm wondering how many JH owners have gone ahead and put in at least an inline fuse for the headlight circuit.  It seems like a ...   08-30-2005 12:45 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil leak around cam covers (3 replies - 4246 views)

Yesterday, at the end of a sunny afternoon jaunt, I pulled up at a stoplight and noticed some wisps of oil smoke coming from under ...   08-22-2005 05:43 pm

Brakes > Hand brake cannot hold on my Lockheed drums (6 replies - 9335 views)

I have had some problems getting my handbrake to hold on the lockheed self-adjusting drums.  I've follwed the shop manual's guidelines in "adjusting" the rear ...   08-22-2005 05:35 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Location of reverse light switch (12 replies - 8993 views)

Can anyone give me an idea where to find the reverse light switch on the 4-speed gearbox?  I've looked at the diagram in the manual ...   08-17-2005 05:43 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Lucas Smoke? Or the tale of mysteriously flashing turn signals. (10 replies - 11179 views)

I'm curious, does anyone have a price quote on these replacement switches?  The PO superglued my original switch in the off position to fix the ...   08-17-2005 05:19 pm

Electrical & Instruments > How many amps to fuse the Headlight circuit? (3 replies - 10408 views)

My JH, the orange '75 I bought from Jim Fritts, had an aftermarket fusebox installed by the PPO.  When I first got it, the headlight ...   08-08-2005 04:51 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Replacement Switches, Turnsignal/ Windshield wiper assembly (8 replies - 10674 views)

Well, I replaced the original switch with a new Lucas unit from Delta Motorsports.  It was $130, but that's comparable to an MGB unit.  Not ...   08-08-2005 04:43 pm

Miscellaneous > Exhaust scrapes in my steep driveway (1 reply - 3725 views)

Hello, My little apartment building has the garages located in the basement, with a very steep driveway to get in and out of them.  My poor ...   08-08-2005 04:40 pm

Body & interior stuff > Replacement Shifter Boots? (3 replies - 4798 views)

Does anyone know where to get or how to make a replacement shifter boot?  The leather boot on my 74 JH is holey in several ...   07-13-2005 04:42 pm


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