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Body & interior stuff > Custom Dashboard Project (16 replies - 8710 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 - 6732 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 - 6732 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 - 6732 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 - 2566 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 - 5283 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 - 2880 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 - 5484 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 - 1417 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 - 4906 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 - 2610 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 - 7639 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 - 6296 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 - 2723 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 (273 replies - 209432 views)

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

Ignition > Crankshaft pulley (8 replies - 6296 views)

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

Ignition > Crankshaft pulley (8 replies - 6296 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 - 3066 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 - 4312 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 - 7419 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 - 7419 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 - 17285 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 - 2723 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 - 7634 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 - 5032 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 - 3809 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 - 2880 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 - 1797 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 - 5034 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 - 3944 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 - 7625 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 - 4755 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 - 4755 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

Body & interior stuff > convertable top (1 reply - 1680 views)

Ha ha! I too have had such thoughts. My canvas top is really hard to stow. I can't use the boot cover with it. It does ...   01-04-2013 02:35 am

Ignition > Crank Fire Ignition (14 replies - 9548 views)

StevenD57 wrote: I have an updated conversion article (version 4.01) as a 21 page PDF file . This article includes cost estimates for the various ...   12-27-2012 12:51 pm

Ignition > Crank Fire Ignition (14 replies - 9548 views)

How much was it and how can we get them? Kurt ...   12-23-2012 05:50 am

Miscellaneous > Eastcoast Nationals 2013 (10 replies - 6967 views)

Hi Frank, Bump (to the top) just moves the message into the "recent" posts so more people will keep it in mind. Kurt ...   12-21-2012 12:34 am

Engine & Transmission > Engine rebuild/replace? (10 replies - 7069 views)

This shop is listed in the tech area: Old English Auto Rusty Owen Severn, Maryland 410-863-0132 Provides full service & repair of Jensen automobiles as well as ...   12-17-2012 04:31 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Lotus 907- 920 ? (4 replies - 3970 views)

Sounds like a great project, Art! It sure makes for good reading! Will you be using custom con rods and pistons? ...   12-03-2012 05:09 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Lotus 907- 920 ? (4 replies - 3970 views)

Garry Kemp has done at least a 2.5 liter IIRC. Sounds expensive! ...   12-02-2012 09:09 pm


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