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Suspension > Front and Rear Suspension Rebuild (28 replies - 22892 views)

As you said Joachim, it was a makeshift press rig.  Although I cannot remember the dimensions, I used materials on hand.  The receiving end was ...   10-22-2008 03:57 pm

Engine & Transmission > Burn Baby Burn (14 replies - 7611 views)

Joel, so sorry to hear about your loss - as you know, I lost my JH recently to a red light runner.  I had Hagerty and they ...   10-10-2008 12:48 am

Miscellaneous > Jensen Healey Disasters (10 replies - 6964 views)

Just wanted to let all know that Gary Martin has offered to buy 15375 from me.  I will get it back at salvage value, and ...   08-23-2008 05:41 pm

Miscellaneous > Jensen Healey Disasters (10 replies - 6964 views)

Just when everything was going great for our new little Pacific Northwest JH Club, disaster struck.  Sadly, on Monday I was t-boned on the passenger side ...   08-16-2008 04:19 pm

Cooling > Heater Fan Troubleshooting (10 replies - 9830 views)

Thanks for all the help.  Now I just need to find a little time to do the troubleshooting.  Have been consumed by working with my ...   08-08-2008 02:47 am

Cooling > Heater Fan Troubleshooting (10 replies - 9830 views)

 Thanks for all the comments.  I don't know about others, but my fan is a 2-speed.  There is a resistor that cuts in on the ...   08-04-2008 06:35 am

Cooling > Heater Fan Troubleshooting (10 replies - 9830 views)

My heater fan is not working and I would rather not tear the dash apart to find out why.  Does anyone have a good way ...   07-26-2008 04:16 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Jensen Healey & Jensen GT VIN Database (274 replies - 212460 views)

Jim, I have 15375 and it is a 1974 JH so I think yours may be a year or two shy of being 35 years ...   05-23-2008 01:47 am

Electrical & Instruments > Rear and position lights junction? (5 replies - 4080 views)

Subwoofer, there are a set of wiring diagrams and pictures with plugs and junctions under the dash identified.  Maybe they will help.  Cheers, John. http://home.comcast.net/~jrkengr2/html/wiring.html ...   05-12-2008 03:09 am

Suspension > Front and Rear Suspension Rebuild (28 replies - 22892 views)

Andy, your suspension looks fantastic.  I did not pull the crossmember and do all the rebuild you did, so your pictures would certainly be additive ...   05-10-2008 02:27 pm

Suspension > Front and Rear Suspension Rebuild (28 replies - 22892 views)

Bill, there are a ton of pictures of my front suspension rebuild on my web site.  Also step by step instructions.  Cheers, John. http://home.comcast.net/~jrkengr2/html/front_supension_rebuild.html ...   05-10-2008 02:10 am

Ignition > STARTER HELP! (9 replies - 7538 views)

Any luck getting your wires sorted out yet??? John ...   12-09-2007 03:58 pm

Ignition > STARTER HELP! (9 replies - 7538 views)

First I would like to correct an error in my last post.  The white/red wire provides 12 volts to the solenoid activator through the ignition ...   11-29-2007 05:25 pm

Ignition > STARTER HELP! (9 replies - 7538 views)

Looks like you have too many wires connected to the solenoid.  Attached is a picture of mine. Red - B+ into the solenoid from the battery Black ...   11-27-2007 03:48 am

Ignition > STARTER HELP! (9 replies - 7538 views)

You are right, of course, Judson.  I have made a diagram for each electrical circuit separately for troubleshooting purposes.  Some of the circuits share the same ...   11-24-2007 02:26 pm

Ignition > STARTER HELP! (9 replies - 7538 views)

Flatlanderep, Perhaps this diagram will help.  N=brown.  John. ...   11-23-2007 04:50 am

Body & interior stuff > Window Wipes...Help! (11 replies - 8311 views)

That's the same one.  Let us know how the inners worked out.  John ...   08-10-2007 11:43 am

Miscellaneous > Mark Rosenbaum (19 replies - 10737 views)

Although most of us never met Mark, we all feel like we have lost a close friend.  It's not often that happens in this life.  ...   07-25-2007 11:42 pm

Ignition > Pertronix & MSD Timing Question (17 replies - 13273 views)

John, my dell 45s came with 7850.9 idle jet holders and 55 idle jets.  I left the holders and put in the 58 idle jets ...   07-08-2007 11:19 am

Ignition > Pertronix & MSD Timing Question (17 replies - 13273 views)

In addition, you cannot usually correct the problem by adjusting the idle screws.  The idle circuit also feeds the progression holes and needs to be ...   07-07-2007 08:25 pm

Ignition > Pertronix & MSD Timing Question (17 replies - 13273 views)

John, I would say your idle circuit is running a little lean.  Mine did this same thing until I got the idle mixture right. ...   07-07-2007 08:20 pm

Carburetors > Dellorto set up (16 replies - 14846 views)

Dave, glad you figured it out.  The most bizarre things happen to JHs for some reason.  Sorry about your misfortune with the flying carb.  I ...   05-14-2007 11:01 am

Body & interior stuff > Window Wipes...Help! (11 replies - 8311 views)

I bought a set of outers for my car from McGregors.  They fit perfectly.  I would confidently give them a chance on inners as well.  ...   05-12-2007 12:06 pm

Carburetors > stuff under the gas tank (5 replies - 5305 views)

You will probably get lots of opinions, but I glued strips of old inner tube on the trunk floor and slipped the tank in.  Cheap and ...   05-06-2007 10:39 pm

Carburetors > Dellorto set up (16 replies - 14846 views)

This may be stating the obvious, but I had the same thing happen to my car and found that it was rust chips in the ...   05-04-2007 02:42 pm

Ignition > Pertronix Distributor Help!!! (47 replies - 32227 views)

Mark, thanks for persisting with your advice.  When I saw the distributor cap and wiring I thought something was wrong and was going to go ...   04-27-2007 11:23 pm

Ignition > Pertronix Distributor Help!!! (47 replies - 32227 views)

I understand your frustration.  When I put in my Pertronix ignitor and coil, I felt the same way.  You might want to take a look ...   04-25-2007 01:35 pm

Body & interior stuff > Door Panels (7 replies - 6160 views)

Joel, I used 1/8" pre-painted particle board (Home Depot) to rebuild mine - used the old ones as a template and a jig saw to cut ...   03-15-2007 09:43 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Instrument Lights Don't Work (6 replies - 6066 views)

Jim, you might want to check out my wiring diagrams on the following: http://home.comcast.net/~jrkengr2/ ...   01-23-2007 11:10 pm

Carburetors > Dellorto set up (16 replies - 14846 views)

Dave, I have instructions on conversion with lots of photos on my web site.  http://home.comcast.net/~jrkengr2/index.html ...   01-05-2007 09:07 pm

Suspension > Front Suspension Assistance (10 replies - 9040 views)

Brett, to get my lower arm off, I had to use a sawzall to cut the bolt in two places.  Can't remember if the upper ...   01-05-2007 09:03 pm

Engine & Transmission > Exhaust rattle (2 replies - 3264 views)

In an earlier post I mentioned that since I replaced the muffler with a straight through one from Delta, the exhaust system makes a "tink" ...   01-01-2007 12:42 am

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Jensen Healey & Jensen GT VIN Database (274 replies - 212460 views)

VIN 15375 Don't know the engine number because I never had the need to know it.  The engine is stock except for Dells and Pertronix.  Owned ...   11-24-2006 02:01 am

Electrical & Instruments > Water Temperature Guage (6 replies - 6519 views)

Well, to wrap things up, I removed the water temperature sending unit wire and when I grounded it, the water gauge needle moved over to ...   10-28-2006 11:06 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Water Temperature Guage (6 replies - 6519 views)

Thanks, Mark, this is just what I needed.  I have also read all the other posts in Cooling and Instrumentation on this subject.  Just couldn't ...   10-23-2006 09:06 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Water Temperature Guage (6 replies - 6519 views)

For several months now, my temperature guage has been reading very low (it seems) and now it is not reading at all.  My gas guage ...   10-22-2006 02:30 pm

Carburetors > Faulty Vacuum Valve (7 replies - 8057 views)

Nothing surprises me any more about the ingenuity used by JH owners to keep their beloved cars on the road.  This is one more great ...   10-09-2006 05:32 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Replacement Light Bulbs (4 replies - 7018 views)

Thanks, Mark, these are the bulbs I have used in the past.  Thought there might be something new.  John. ...   10-08-2006 11:28 pm

Body & interior stuff > Trunk lining plans/ dimensions (2 replies - 3700 views)

Edward, I just replaced mine a few months ago, and Mark is right, you need to first make an accurate pattern and cardboard works just ...   10-08-2006 01:35 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Replacement Light Bulbs (4 replies - 7018 views)

Has anyone cross-referenced light bulbs currently available to those recommended in the JH Handbook.  I need to replace one of my brake/tail lights and would ...   10-08-2006 01:21 pm


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