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Ignition > Static timing (8 replies - 3977 views)

As Tim says, set your static timing to factory specs. You can play around a little and go to 12^ but no more. The Pertronix ...   07-18-2015 03:45 pm

Ignition > Static timing (8 replies - 3977 views)

You'll want your total advance to be 32^. How much advance does the Pertronix distributor have? Just subtract for the proper static setting. You could ...   07-16-2015 06:03 pm

Miscellaneous > 2015 Jensen Western Nationals (3 replies - 1717 views)

Save the date! Further details as they become available. ...   06-30-2015 03:00 pm

Carburetors > DHLA 45s possibly boiling? (21 replies - 9311 views)

Good point, Jim. I had two black rotors fail from subjecting them to MSD 6A ignition and high energy coil. They burned a carbon track ...   06-14-2015 10:21 pm

Carburetors > DHLA 45s possibly boiling? (21 replies - 9311 views)

90% of carburetor problems are ignition. It could be coil failure. Cracks in the internal windings open when the coil heats up, and close when it ...   06-14-2015 03:27 pm

Projects > J-H hillclimb and AX project (43 replies - 37575 views)

Nice wheels! Where did you find them? What size tires are you running? Kurt ...   05-14-2015 01:49 pm

Suspension > Uneven ride height (15 replies - 5697 views)

I thought all Healeys leaned to the drivers side! The rear suspension bolts should be tightened with the weight of the car on the wheels. ...   05-05-2015 11:02 pm

Engine & Transmission > Cam Timing Setup for 2.2L with Dellorto 45 mm and 10.5:1 Pistons (2 replies - 1913 views)

Hi Randall, I don't see any harm in reducing the overlap by using 108 degrees setting. You may never notice the difference on a street ...   05-03-2015 03:52 pm

Cooling > Radiator cap (11 replies - 4338 views)

I feel that the manufacturer of radiator caps doesn't sell just any cap for the JH. They sell the 7# cap. They have liability if ...   04-30-2015 03:50 pm

Cooling > Radiator cap (11 replies - 4338 views)

Hi Frank, page 7 of the shop manual states the cooling system is rated for 10PSI. I see RockAuto UK sells the 7# cap for ...   04-30-2015 12:54 am

Cooling > Radiator cap (11 replies - 4338 views)

Thanks Jim. My caps are 13 and 16lbs. I didn't want to post erroneous information again. Kurt ...   04-29-2015 11:05 pm

Miscellaneous > All British Field Meet (0 replies - 1269 views)

http://www.ubscc.org/CarShow.htm Over 200 British cars, swap meet, Bangers, etc. BE THERE! Kurt ...   04-29-2015 01:44 am

Body & interior stuff > Convertible Top (1 reply - 1765 views)

I've heard complaints about the tops available these days. It seems they are copies of old shrunken vinyl tops. Can anyone give a good recommendation ...   04-28-2015 02:25 pm

Miscellaneous > Jenesen Travels (9 replies - 4187 views)

Please check their facebook page for exciting video. The link is at the top of this thread. Kurt ...   04-27-2015 02:29 pm

Miscellaneous > Jenesen Travels (9 replies - 4187 views)

Great to meet up with the intrepid travelers in San Rafael, CA this morning! Brett Gibson, Arvin and Deb Appelman, And Steve and Michelle Luckett ...   04-24-2015 05:57 pm

Miscellaneous > Jenesen Travels (9 replies - 4187 views)

Great! You want to experience the amazing traffic on a Friday afternoon! I am taking my wife and daughter to the Napa Valley on Saturday ...   04-21-2015 10:02 pm

Miscellaneous > Jenesen Travels (9 replies - 4187 views)

Too bad I'm in Northern California, I'd love to be there. Kurt ...   04-20-2015 04:57 am

Miscellaneous > Jenesen Travels (9 replies - 4187 views)

Wow, awesome! Happy travels and good luck! Kurt Housh ...   04-12-2015 04:11 am

Projects > 16173 will be entering project status... (135 replies - 77736 views)

I think the 4 into 1 exits lower, under the sway bar. You may have additional re-configuring to do. Good Luck ...   03-30-2015 02:46 pm

Engine & Transmission > Exhaust Header Removal and Cam Covers (15 replies - 6038 views)

I had to cut the broken header into several pieces to get it removed. You can try loosening the motor mount and jacking the engine ...   03-29-2015 09:31 pm

Wheels > Motor oil viscosoity (12 replies - 6337 views)

Hi Joachim, I agree. Using lighter weight oil will cause a lean condition during acceleration. Also, these engines need the zinc (ZDDP) which is found in ...   03-27-2015 03:02 pm

Engine & Transmission > renovated engine burning oil (46 replies - 14703 views)

I have seen valve guides with seals from various sources. http://www.ebay.com.sg/itm/Lotus-Sunbeam-Esprit-Excel-Elite-Eclat-Bronze-valve-guides-stem-seals-/271054537358 The engine oil should be 20-50. This should help a bit until the head ...   03-21-2015 07:28 pm

Projects > Got it started (76 replies - 21404 views)

The vacuum capsule was a 4-6-4R giving 4 degrees of retard at 4 to 6 inches mercury. The vacuum capsule does not change the timing ...   03-08-2015 03:46 pm

Projects > Got it started (76 replies - 21404 views)

There are many vacuum advance and vacuum retard diaphragms available for the 25D. The JH used vacuum retard for pollution control, exactly the opposite of ...   03-06-2015 03:07 pm

Projects > Got it started (76 replies - 21404 views)

I've read that the ZS carb cars were down about 20hp. Take that with a grain of salt. If the PO installed Dellortos and MSD, I ...   02-20-2015 03:25 pm

Miscellaneous > My JH & Delta (25 replies - 9432 views)

Nice! It appears your car is one of the backdated cars made in 1975. One of my cars is also 12/31/1974 JH5 vin# 19753. Richard Calver confirmed ...   02-08-2015 09:03 pm

Projects > New Project 17505 (6 replies - 2856 views)

Welcome to the message board Eurico. The engine oil should be 20w50 with the zinc/ phosphorus, ZDDP for older engines. I use Valvoline VR1 but don't ...   02-04-2015 02:36 am

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 17400 views)

I don't think Colin is intent on defrauding people, just that he has had some reliability issues. I believe that he would answer honestly if ...   01-06-2015 03:08 pm

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 17400 views)

DeDub wrote: Thanks. I'm sure there's plenty of those in my local PickNPull. I just got an email from Colin Dray in NZ saying ...   01-05-2015 10:17 pm

Suspension > Fitting rear Superpro bushes (27 replies - 15052 views)

Pound them out with a long piece of wood an d a heavy hammer. The metal jacket protrudes from the mount. Use lots of penetrating ...   12-01-2014 02:37 pm

Miscellaneous > JH "Spider" (6 replies - 3378 views)

Is that a Ferrari badge on the boot lid? I guess if it has Corvette power it could be fast in the drag races. ...   11-27-2014 06:40 pm

Miscellaneous > JH "Spider" (6 replies - 3378 views)

The photo looks like the Jensen Healey "Avenger" which was how this car was described in a verbose Ebay posting about 10 years ago. The story ...   11-26-2014 04:51 pm

Suspension > Rear spring assemblies (36 replies - 16882 views)

The "lean" is usually worn or incorrectly installed rear bushings. The car must be lowered onto ramps or blocks before the trailing arm bushings are ...   11-24-2014 03:04 pm

Engine & Transmission > Taller Diff Ratio (1 reply - 1637 views)

Hi Nigel, I'm running a 3.45 diff with the 4 speed transmission. It's slower off the line, but I do like the long gears. With flat ...   11-17-2014 03:12 am

Brakes > Brake Fluid Disappearing (3 replies - 2638 views)

Probably into the booster. The MC needs a rebuild if that's the case. ...   11-16-2014 05:33 am

Engine & Transmission > Strange Noise (33 replies - 13414 views)

It's starting to look like the main bearings. As the block warms up and expands, the bearing tolerance widens. What oil are you running? Hopefully ...   11-08-2014 03:29 am

Engine & Transmission > Strange Noise (33 replies - 13414 views)

Hi Rick, I think you are right about the tensioner bearings and water pump. Maybe try some WD40 to see if the noise changes. ...   10-31-2014 06:50 pm

Engine & Transmission > Worn Cam Shaft Timing wheels ? (22 replies - 12264 views)

The ignition timing should be checked if the belt is removed from the auxiliary sprocket. The carburetors should be fine but it never hurts to balance ...   10-22-2014 03:43 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Jensen Healey & Jensen GT VIN Database (273 replies - 210143 views)

Welcome to the message board. what condition is your car in? Kurt ...   10-22-2014 12:11 am

Engine & Transmission > Plug for Pete's Kits (9 replies - 5293 views)

Get well soon, Pete. Kurt ...   10-13-2014 12:37 am


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