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Engine & Transmission > Valve clearances and Camshafts (60 replies - 40101 views)

I learned to do a right click copy so I can paste it back in if it gets lost. ...   03-17-2007 07:07 am

Engine & Transmission > Valve clearances and Camshafts (60 replies - 40101 views)

Dan, remove the gaskets and give them to Steve. ;-) Dedub, I have 86 shims if you want to borrow them. Just bring along your first born ...   03-16-2007 03:17 pm

Suspension > Rear Ends (20 replies - 15804 views)

I was talking to a guy who maintains a fleet of classic race cars. He said our diff was used in lots of British cars ...   03-14-2007 04:09 pm

Suspension > Steering Rack Lubrication (17 replies - 24150 views)

I have been using grease. There was a zerk fitting on the cover plate of my first steering rack and I used it due to ...   03-10-2007 01:47 pm

Engine & Transmission > Tubular Exhaust Manifold? (3 replies - 4261 views)

  I agree with your assessment. The stock JH exhaust appears to be an "extractor" with each tube the same length to keep the pulses flowing ...   03-06-2007 07:50 pm

Electrical & Instruments > POLL: Headlights (15 replies - 13139 views)

I have some vintage Lucas driving lights on my car. Their output is pitiful. I keep the covers on because they look cool. Kurt ...   02-05-2007 02:34 pm

Ignition > Battery relocation. (9 replies - 8282 views)

Since the primary reason to relocate the battery is weight distribution there is not much call for it in the JH which has 51% of the ...   01-31-2007 07:41 pm

Engine & Transmission > cam housing oil feed (3 replies - 4258 views)

The early cam towers had the too-tight tolerance that required the use of STP. Of course once they're broken in and have no chance of seizing, ...   01-25-2007 05:07 pm

Engine & Transmission > motor oil (8 replies - 7269 views)

Go for it. I just picked up a case of VR1 but they were out of the K&N oil filter, but that's another subject. Kurt ...   01-25-2007 04:00 pm

Engine & Transmission > motor oil (8 replies - 7269 views)

Good find! Interesting that the Castrol GTX was 30 wt. in the 20-50 bottle! Looks like the GTX High Mile 20-50 and the Valvoline VR1 are ...   01-24-2007 06:03 am

Engine & Transmission > motor oil (8 replies - 7269 views)

There are several issues with the 907 that shouldn't occur on a modern engine. The dry starting and the heat expansion and flexing of the ...   01-22-2007 05:20 am

Engine & Transmission > Seeking shims and answer on blocked oil drain (9 replies - 7231 views)

On three of the four cam carriers that I have the hole you speak of is not there. There is an aluminum web in it's place. ...   01-16-2007 03:31 pm

Engine & Transmission > Pulled out my 907 (12 replies - 7214 views)

Oh, you want to access the top end of the bottom end? To remove the head, first remove the cam carriers. This is no big deal ...   01-15-2007 04:53 am

Engine & Transmission > Pulled out my 907 (12 replies - 7214 views)

You have to "split the case". Remove the oil pan and you will expose the nuts to the bearing panel. The hardest part is removing ...   01-13-2007 06:57 am

Engine & Transmission > Pulled out my 907 (12 replies - 7214 views)

The exotic Lotus engine is the heart and soul of the Jensen Healey. Without the engine you have a muddled collection of Vauxhall , Sunbeam, ...   01-11-2007 10:57 pm

Engine & Transmission > Coolant to heater with Dellorto conversion (12 replies - 9276 views)

If the hose from the head goes directly to the heater inlet it will only cool the #4 cyl. when the heater is ON. ...   01-09-2007 01:26 pm

Engine & Transmission > Coolant to heater with Dellorto conversion (12 replies - 9276 views)

You should hook up your heater hose to the intake manifold as intended by Lotus. Just drill and tap for a common hose fitting from ...   01-07-2007 06:49 pm

Engine & Transmission > Valve clearances and Camshafts (60 replies - 40101 views)

Update: SAAB shims are now more expensive than the shims available at the club store. Don't believe everything you read! Kurt ...   01-06-2007 02:21 am

Engine & Transmission > Valve clearances and Camshafts (60 replies - 40101 views)

I've found setting the valves a very frustrating process.  The clearances seem to change randomly each time the cam carrier is bolted on. I think it ...   01-06-2007 01:29 am

Suspension > Front Suspension Assistance (10 replies - 8967 views)

Only British aluminum can rust! ...   01-05-2007 05:34 pm

Ignition > Electronic Distributor Experiences? (23 replies - 22304 views)

Good information Erik! I may have met one of the previous owners of your car here in the San Francisco area. Was it ever owned ...   12-28-2006 08:30 pm

Engine & Transmission > Machine Shop Prices (3 replies - 4175 views)

Hi Dan, In one of your other posts you said that the shop that did the dowels was using CNC.  There's your cost problem right there. ...   12-16-2006 03:50 pm

Engine & Transmission > Rebuilding/Upgrading the Engine - Advice Sought (25 replies - 18562 views)

The pistons need to match the liners. If you have three "A" and one "B" liner, you are good to go. ...   12-15-2006 02:15 pm

Engine & Transmission > Installing Cams and Cam Gears -- question (4 replies - 4106 views)

Dump a quart of oil? That would be pretty funny on the exhaust side! I use Red Line assembly lube but moly is just fine. Kurt ...   12-12-2006 02:29 pm

Brakes > Soft Brake Pedel (9 replies - 12394 views)

oops ...   12-09-2006 09:24 pm

Engine & Transmission > Rear seal (10 replies - 6921 views)

I don't recall using any sealant. I think they are installed dry. ...   12-06-2006 12:24 am

Miscellaneous > 0-60 times (7 replies - 9206 views)

I have never tested but there are tricks to get the best time that you probably know but here goes anyway. Rev the engine to ...   12-05-2006 02:44 am

Engine & Transmission > Repairing a cracked 907 block (4 replies - 4120 views)

Where are you located? I have a spare if you need it.   Kurt Housh ...   12-01-2006 02:40 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Jensen Healey & Jensen GT VIN Database (273 replies - 210136 views)

bump ...   11-22-2006 07:55 am

Engine & Transmission > Stupid questions.......... (4 replies - 4602 views)

The 3/4" hose connects to the air filter to burn blow-by gasses. The small black plastic tube from the carbs connects to the carbon canister to ...   11-18-2006 04:40 pm

Engine & Transmission > need info for a Jensen Healey 1975 (3 replies - 4466 views)

Hi MO, There is very little crossover to other makes of cars besides the obvious Vauxhall, Lotus, Sunbeam parts on the car. I have never heard ...   11-18-2006 01:33 am

Engine & Transmission > ZDDP (1 reply - 3330 views)

Good info Paul. The article says the Castrol 20-50 is still ok for broken-in engines as is the Valvoline VR1. ...   11-17-2006 01:55 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Jensen Healey & Jensen GT VIN Database (273 replies - 210136 views)

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 ...   11-16-2006 02:36 pm

Ignition > Electronic Distributor Experiences? (23 replies - 22304 views)

The 907 likes a very aggressive advance curve. The MGB distributor should be a direct fit but may or may not have the proper curve. ...   11-15-2006 02:29 pm

Miscellaneous > vin# question (7 replies - 6395 views)

I sent an email to Richard Calver concerning data collection on surviving Jensens. He is still collecting data but not spending much time hunting it ...   11-12-2006 04:35 pm

Brakes > Soft Brake Pedel (9 replies - 12394 views)

http://www.jensenhealey.com/msgboard.mv?parm_func=showmain+parm_starting_root=1 The old message board is still up! ...   11-11-2006 05:50 pm

Engine & Transmission > FIDANZA ALUMINUM FLYWHEELS (31 replies - 24789 views)

Hi Dan, It's not Greg's responsibility to provide parts at cost. He now seems to stock the lowest priced aluminum flywheel on the market so it ...   11-10-2006 01:36 pm

Miscellaneous > vin# question (7 replies - 6395 views)

Frontierman, You should believe Mark for he knows of what he speaks. If you require further evidence please refer to Richard Calver's excellent website. http://www.users.bigpond.com/tfmuch/article_jh2.htm ...   11-09-2006 01:39 pm

Miscellaneous > jensen healey bumpers (6 replies - 6551 views)

Click on "Jensen" in the list above. Then "Model Information" from the next list. Everything people always wanted to know but were afraid to ask is ...   11-05-2006 07:00 pm

Body & interior stuff > AA Best Convertible top (13 replies - 11397 views)

Update: I received my top and managed to slide the metal stay in through one of the cutouts for the retaining clips. It still wasn't easy, ...   10-29-2006 03:09 pm


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