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Engine & Transmission > 5 speed trans (2 replies - 245 views)

I suspect the shift linkage. It is prone to heavy wear in the metal on metal bushings and joints. Try soaking the area with spray ...   10-07-2017 02:27 am

Miscellaneous > 2015 Jensen Western Nationals (3 replies - 1783 views)

Herding JH owners is like herding cats. I had to skip the 2015 event due to back problems and still am not driving the car. ...   08-08-2017 07:27 pm

Engine & Transmission > 907 Main Bearing Shells - Conversion to Run Chrysler 318 V8 Shells (7 replies - 685 views)

Try GT40s.com forum. I think he runs it. ...   07-20-2017 09:33 pm

Engine & Transmission > 104 MOP cam gears. (6 replies - 685 views)

Welcome to the message board. Try Mike Taylor at lotusbits.com. ...   07-20-2017 09:26 pm

Projects > New car and new member (2 replies - 704 views)

Welcome aboard! Send photos when you have a chance. ...   07-12-2017 12:18 am

Projects > Project 16984. (27 replies - 4413 views)

FYI While many classic British cars had leather upholstery and accessories, the Jensen Healey did not. The steering wheel, seats, shifter and parking brake boots, ...   06-06-2017 01:56 am

Body & interior stuff > Steering wheel adaptor (14 replies - 3793 views)

You need to host your photos at a service like Photobucket which creates "img" tags. Then paste the tag into your post. I'm not an expert ...   01-08-2017 10:15 pm

Engine & Transmission > Installing the intake manifold (9 replies - 2116 views)

Just to reiterate, these studs are NOT used by the factory. There have been no reports of leakage. ...   11-19-2016 12:12 am

Projects > Got it started (76 replies - 22120 views)

My leaky rack secret is to install a zerk fitting in the plate and use grease instead of oil. My JH has been running grease ...   10-25-2016 04:19 am

Electrical & Instruments > JH TACHOMETER VS PERTRONIX IGNITION (18 replies - 14815 views)

Rick, that is brilliant! I haven't gotten around to installing my Spiyda Buffer due to other projects and obligations but hope to post a full report ...   10-13-2016 02:56 am

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > New(ish) member owner (1 reply - 687 views)

Welcome to the forum! ...   10-02-2016 03:11 am

Electrical & Instruments > Rear and reverse circuit (8 replies - 1937 views)

There is an inline fuse under the dash IIRC. Edit: yes, check the inline use in the brown wire coming out of the hazard switch. All ...   10-02-2016 03:09 am

Body & interior stuff > Wiper arm removal (13 replies - 2022 views)

I think you were correct. The resistance decreases as it gets hotter until it is zero. It is effectively grounded at this point and the ...   09-28-2016 03:36 pm

Body & interior stuff > Wiper arm removal (13 replies - 2022 views)

Check for continuity between the sender wire and ground. I think you may have a short. ...   09-28-2016 06:01 am

Wheels > VTO Wheels (6 replies - 2133 views)

I like the way they fill up the wheel wells! The taller sidewalls have a classic look. ...   09-12-2016 03:44 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Spiyda RVI Buffer (4 replies - 1654 views)

I haven't seen anything about calibration in the online documentation. I was hoping to split the output from the MSD and use my VDO tach ...   09-01-2016 08:16 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Spiyda RVI Buffer (4 replies - 1654 views)

I just ordered a Spiyda RVI Buffer. Hopefully it will make the stock Smiths tachometer play nice with the Pertronix/ MSD ignition I'm running. I have ...   09-01-2016 04:33 pm

Miscellaneous > Being prepared saves the day (1 reply - 899 views)

I haven't driven my JH since last spring due to back problems. When I tried to move the car in March, the clutch had rusted ...   07-13-2016 08:01 pm

Body & interior stuff > Help! Seat won't tilt forward, can't tighten track mounts (10 replies - 4111 views)

Welcome to the message board Azvat1! Both of the my cars had the nuts welded inside the cross channels. I had to grind off the Allen ...   03-22-2016 09:50 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Alternator Wiring (9 replies - 4385 views)

Hi Clinton, I finally looked and the "other" fat wire is actually black. It goes to a ground screw on the chassis. ...   03-18-2016 10:34 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Alternator Wiring (9 replies - 4385 views)

The ground wires are black. Brown wires are always hot. The diagram shows only one brown wire at the alternator. I'll look at the car ...   03-16-2016 06:53 am

Ignition > Timing (4 replies - 2186 views)

It appears that your timing is set to about 18 degrees BTDC. It should be one mark to the right. Also, check your firing order. It's ...   02-23-2016 12:21 am

Engine & Transmission > resealing cam towers (3 replies - 1565 views)

I block sanded the mating surfaces to remove the major imperfections, cleaned thoroughly with acetone, and installed the silicone gasket dry using a bit of ...   01-04-2016 05:56 pm

Electrical & Instruments > '74 JH (3 replies - 1919 views)

Welcome to the board! There are several sellers listed in the marketplace that may be able to help. I have been able to repair the ...   12-17-2015 05:43 am

Projects > 75 jh rear diff and transmission (4 replies - 1917 views)

There's no drain plug on the diff. I pumped the old oil out with a cheap gear lube pump for a quart bottle, about $8. ...   12-04-2015 01:55 am

Carburetors > Dellorto DHLA 45 (7 replies - 4333 views)

90% of carburetor issues are ignition. If the car ran great before, replace the plugs, wires, points, etc. ...   11-27-2015 10:40 pm

Body & interior stuff > Convertible Top Install (4 replies - 1978 views)

Yep, just glued on. Lower the top frame on the oblong mounting holes before starting. Stretch the top over the frame and tape it to ...   11-19-2015 11:24 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > 1974 JH5 #19064 (2 replies - 1691 views)

Welcome Steve! She looks great! ...   11-04-2015 04:07 pm

Engine & Transmission > Rear Main Seal and Oil Thrower (1 reply - 1170 views)

The spray shield (oil thrower) takes a lot of the load off of the lip seal. Since the lip seal doesn't always keep oil from ...   10-30-2015 04:28 pm

Brakes > Master Cylinder (4 replies - 1977 views)

Wow, that would be great! I'll send you a pm. ...   10-29-2015 06:16 am

Brakes > Master Cylinder (4 replies - 1977 views)

Hi Frank, I am having trouble locating a rubber washer for the cap. The angle of the TR6 MC is causing dribbling brake fluid. I've ...   10-26-2015 04:06 pm

Projects > 1/43 Scale Models (2 replies - 1757 views)

eBay uk. Just google "Jensen healey 1/43" ...   10-06-2015 10:31 pm

Engine & Transmission > How much of a rebuild would you do? (5 replies - 2981 views)

Yes. This engine has an appetite for compression and won't require premium fuel. I ran mine with stock cams for several years before switching to ...   09-30-2015 07:38 pm

Engine & Transmission > How much of a rebuild would you do? (5 replies - 2981 views)

During a normal rebuild, you will be reluctant to stop halfway through. If you're replacing the lip seal, the crank will need to be polished ...   09-25-2015 07:15 pm

Miscellaneous > 2015 Jensen Western Regional (1 reply - 1683 views)

Just a reminder to sign up for the West Coast Nationals soon! ...   09-25-2015 04:32 pm

Wheels > Refinishing/restoring the stock JH wheels (16 replies - 6326 views)

That's what I did, Tom. After the 2000 wet sanding an application of Mothers Aluminum Wheel polish really makes them shine! Jack up the rear of ...   09-04-2015 03:33 am

Body & interior stuff > Snap Down that Soft Top Cover (1 reply - 1417 views)

Great idea, Dan! I've been rehabbing mine for the trip to Pismo Beach for the West Coast Nationals. Bought some super sticky Velcro type material but ...   09-03-2015 10:58 pm

Engine & Transmission > Urgent advice request (12 replies - 5149 views)

The large gap between 3000 and 4000rpm suggests the Dellortos are not transitioning from the idle to the main circuit effectively. Was a co or ...   08-11-2015 05:07 pm

Engine & Transmission > Sprocket timing (14 replies - 4942 views)

Hi Frank, can you explain how a hanging throttle cable and bad tach caused your symptoms? I'm confused. Kurt ...   08-07-2015 07:09 pm

Engine & Transmission > Sprocket timing (14 replies - 4942 views)

Hi Frank, I experienced the same symptoms once and it turns out I had installed the plug wires in the wrong order due to the ...   08-04-2015 04:22 pm


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