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Miscellaneous > Jensen West Coast Nationals (2 replies - 3028 views)

Reminder only FOUR weeks away. Hotel is only holding room until June 4th. They are just waiting for our rooms to be released to sell ...   05-29-2013 11:18 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil leak behind distributor housing (5 replies - 5271 views)

Automotive shops use fluorescent dye in the motor oil to locate leaks. After a thorough cleaning,(I like WD40), it should be easy to spot the source ...   05-21-2013 03:33 pm

Engine & Transmission > Crank case ventillation hose (5 replies - 4161 views)

Before my engine rebuild I fabricated a catch can with 5 or 6 layers of 1/8" screen inside to reduce the amount of oil entering ...   05-15-2013 11:31 pm

Miscellaneous > Jensen West Coast Nationals (2 replies - 3028 views)

Bump ...   05-09-2013 03:45 pm

Engine & Transmission > 80 - 82 mph at 3500rpm - W58 5spd (6 replies - 4457 views)

Very cool Steven! How is the spacing of 1st through 4th? Kurt ...   04-26-2013 05:22 pm

Ignition > Gear reduction starter (8 replies - 7565 views)

The proper starter at Classic Garage is $197. The $120 starter won't work. I've never had a problem with the stock starter and I have flat ...   04-19-2013 01:45 am

Body & interior stuff > Custom Dashboard Project (16 replies - 10779 views)

http://www.jensenwest.com/ ...   04-06-2013 06:50 pm

Body & interior stuff > Custom Dashboard Project (16 replies - 10779 views)

Hi Robert, nice work getting the car back on the road! The Lucas gremlins are mostly related to the brass bullet connectors that need to ...   04-06-2013 01:59 pm

Fuel Stuff > pressure relieve valve (8 replies - 8235 views)

The info is in the article at Jody Kerr's site. Basically it's a metal plug with a .046 hole drilled through it. ...   04-03-2013 06:42 pm

Fuel Stuff > pressure relieve valve (8 replies - 8235 views)

Please read Jody Kerr's excellent article on installing a fuel tank. http://www.theymightberacing.com/Projects/FrameOff/JH74G/FuelSystem.aspx There is a check valve in the return line that makes the seemingly ...   04-02-2013 05:47 pm

Fuel Stuff > pressure relieve valve (8 replies - 8235 views)

There is a return line from the fuel pump that prevents siphoning when the car is parked with the nose downhill. The other is the ...   04-02-2013 02:19 pm

Miscellaneous > Jensen West Coast Nationals (2 replies - 3028 views)

Join us for the Jensen social event of the year. Good times, good wine, good friends, and great cars! June 20th through 23rd, Suisun, CA ...   03-28-2013 02:45 am

Engine & Transmission > Plug for Pete's Kits (9 replies - 6391 views)

I, too am impressed by your dedication to the marque and engineering prowess. Keep up the good work, I will be in need of some ...   03-28-2013 02:31 am

Engine & Transmission > Engine Damper (3 replies - 3546 views)

Hi Pete, I wouldn't have paid much more than $30 bucks for this jury rigged solution. It is a direct fit though and if the ...   03-27-2013 11:14 pm

Body & interior stuff > Alternative convertible top securing (5 replies - 6799 views)

A shrunken vinyl top will never fit properly. Most aftermarket tops are copies of shrunken original tops so they don't fit either. The only top that ...   03-27-2013 10:52 pm

Miscellaneous > Which car had the first "mass produced" 4 valve engine? (0 replies - 1742 views)

The Triumph Dolomite Sprint was introduced to rave reviews in 1973 and is claimed to be the "first truly mass produced" multi valve car with ...   03-19-2013 11:42 pm

Body & interior stuff > Headlight pod and rear panel blackout (9 replies - 5859 views)

Robert, I don't think the factory used any "tar based goop" on the headlight nacelles. They would have been painted with lacquer which will not ...   03-19-2013 10:52 pm

Miscellaneous > alternator bracket length (3 replies - 3133 views)

5 1/4" overall. My Delco alternator is tight at 3 1/2". ...   03-19-2013 06:47 pm

Miscellaneous > parts list (5 replies - 9245 views)

Interesting list. I see the lug nuts cross referenced to the Chevy Monza. Dorman makes the 611-248 which does look close. Has anyone tried these? Kurt ...   03-18-2013 04:49 pm

Ignition > Crankshaft pulley (8 replies - 7622 views)

Bummer. I guess it's time to call British Masters. ...   03-18-2013 04:21 pm

Engine & Transmission > Bay Area JH Meeting (4 replies - 3536 views)

Jensen invasion of the MG Sorry Safari in Mill Valley, CA this Saturday morning at 9:15. We leave at 9:50 for the top of Mt. ...   03-14-2013 03:32 am

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Jensen Healey & Jensen GT VIN Database (280 replies - 249411 views)

Welcome to the Forum! Good luck with the appraisal. ...   03-12-2013 10:56 pm

Ignition > Crankshaft pulley (8 replies - 7622 views)

OK, I have the right part here. I'll trade you! Kurt ...   03-12-2013 10:20 pm

Ignition > Crankshaft pulley (8 replies - 7622 views)

Is that the pulley with the timing mark on it? #7 in this picture? http://www.deltamotorsports.com/products/pg3c-front-cover.html ...   03-12-2013 09:46 pm

Ignition > Vacuum Retard Capsule (2 replies - 3794 views)

Most people run vacuum delete. The retard was for pollution control and is the opposite to what the engine needs. Vacuum advance would be ideal ...   03-07-2013 02:57 am

Engine & Transmission > valve cover gasket replacement - tips for success (4 replies - 5353 views)

I apply the silicone gaskets dry after cleaning the mating surfaces with acetone. It takes longer to remove the pool of oil and clean everything ...   03-05-2013 02:31 pm

Cooling > Thermostat Neck (7 replies - 8802 views)

Just wondering if you cleaned up your radiator neck. The casting is 3/16" thick. I found my spare and it was in poor condition. It was covered with deposits ...   03-04-2013 08:16 pm

Cooling > Thermostat Neck (7 replies - 8802 views)

I may have one for you Mark, I'll check the pile and get back to you. ...   03-03-2013 02:48 pm

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 23046 views)

Wow! Great work Steven! I'll have to look in the boneyard for a bellhousing. I installed a rear end from a 5 speed car into my ...   03-03-2013 02:42 pm

Engine & Transmission > Bay Area JH Meeting (4 replies - 3536 views)

First Saturday Cars and Biscotti in Sausalito from 8 to 10 this morning! I am usually at this but have to go the airport this morning. There ...   03-02-2013 02:25 pm

Suspension > Making Bushings (12 replies - 9548 views)

Yes, I never got around to installing them. It's a PITA to drop the subframe. ...   02-28-2013 04:18 am

Brakes > Metric? (8 replies - 6429 views)

The brake fittings fit a 7/16" wrench. A standard open end spanner can distort the flare nut. Proper brake wrenches have the head angled a ...   02-22-2013 10:15 pm

Engine & Transmission > 40/45 DelOrtto's (6 replies - 4646 views)

Since those carbs are jetted for a Lotus "Escalat" all bets are off! For the modifications you've discussed FI seems like the way to go. Tuning ...   02-14-2013 04:14 am

Engine & Transmission > Engine Damper (3 replies - 3546 views)

My engine damper reads 13lbs on a scale when moved through it's range of motion. Curiously my spare also reads 13lbs resistance. I figure they ...   02-10-2013 07:14 pm

Body & interior stuff > Some Jensen paint colors available on Amazon UK (0 replies - 2204 views)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dautomotive&field-keywords=jensen+malaga+blue#/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dautomotive&field-keywords=jensen+industrial+solvent+oil+based+paint&rh=n%3A248877031%2Ck%3Ajensen+industrial+solvent+oil+based+paint http://www.amazon.co.uk/Industrial-Solvent-Based-JENSEN-PACIFIC/dp/B004U1EQQ4    ...   02-05-2013 03:18 pm

Engine & Transmission > .060" over pistons (8 replies - 6135 views)

It would move the torque peak to a higher rpm. In a race car that's not an issue. If one is searching for more enjoyment out of ...   02-01-2013 12:17 am

Electrical & Instruments > oil sender (4 replies - 4576 views)

Why do you want to eliminate the oil tube? It's just another maintenence item that should be replaced every 20 years. ...   01-21-2013 02:24 pm

Electrical & Instruments > trouble shooting my tach (13 replies - 9131 views)

Welcome to the forum! Please post your vin number and, if you can see it above the starter, engine number to the VIN database. The Jensen ...   01-19-2013 12:57 am

Engine & Transmission > Mk 1 with a better crank/seal (7 replies - 5686 views)

http://lotusbits.com/upgrades_engine.html Use the scroll bar on the right and scroll to the bottom. There you will also find a link to a pdf. Kurt ...   01-12-2013 04:37 pm

Engine & Transmission > Mk 1 with a better crank/seal (7 replies - 5686 views)

The upgrade to the lip seal occurred in 1973 while the older square corner headlight surrounds and two piece wings were still in production. One ...   01-05-2013 05:46 pm


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