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Projects > 10628 Refresh (38 replies - 28982 views)

Thanks for the kind words, Mason -- I checked with the show's organizer and he assured me that it isn't one of "those" kinds of ...   09-08-2011 04:08 pm

Projects > 10628 Refresh (38 replies - 28982 views)

Not sure what posessed me since she's nowhere near show-quality, but 10628 will be at San Diego British Car Day (October 2, 2011) -- anbody ...   09-07-2011 05:15 am

Suspension > Cowl Shake (1 reply - 2847 views)

I imagine someone out there has installed strategic stiffening to reduce cowl shake and improve handling -- any photos or descriptions to share (other than ...   09-06-2011 06:11 pm

Carburetors > Dellorto carb parts (3 replies - 4194 views)

I bought all my parts from http://www.dellorto.com/ (Never mind on the rest I originally wrote -- I see now that all the issues are with one ...   08-26-2011 06:52 am

Projects > Jensen Healey with a V8 (8 replies - 8594 views)

To quote an add currently on e-bay, but with your set-up likely much closer to the truth, "built the way Donald Healey would have if ...   08-26-2011 06:31 am

Brakes > Brake drum stuck (7 replies - 7069 views)

Axle seal leak? That would explain why the cylinder doesn't seem to be leaking. Mike ...   08-19-2011 04:12 pm

Engine & Transmission > Exhaust system replacement (27 replies - 18698 views)

Dave Bean has NOS units still available, and at a fair price. It's a straight-through design, double-in/double out, so probably not giving up too ...   08-11-2011 05:49 pm

Miscellaneous > Car Cover (6 replies - 4137 views)

Slightly embarrassed to admit that my cover is from Walmart, a Budge brand. I think a Size 3. $39.00 or maybe even $29? ...   08-07-2011 01:26 am

Engine & Transmission > Exhaust system replacement (27 replies - 18698 views)

Mason Jones wrote: Being in Texas I probably won't make the next JH gathering but might be fun to have a blind exhaust test and see ...   08-04-2011 01:09 am

Engine & Transmission > Exhaust system replacement (27 replies - 18698 views)

The Miata idea is a good one. The Bosal seems to have a reputation for being 'too' quiet, which is probably about right. Mike ...   08-03-2011 04:06 am

Engine & Transmission > Exhaust system replacement (27 replies - 18698 views)

I hadn't planned on it at this point (still have seat covers to go on the cosmetics front) but my frankenstein exhaust system started leaking ...   08-02-2011 11:36 pm

Projects > My First Jensen Healey (6 replies - 5084 views)

Looks like it's in great condition. Stock engine? where in SoCal? Mike ...   07-21-2011 04:02 am

Wheels > Has Anyone Used Wheel Adapters (4 replies - 4978 views)

You'll love them. The attention to detail, including the packaging, is great. The lug nuts tend to be fragile, though. The decorative end caps ...   07-20-2011 07:36 pm

Projects > 10628 Refresh (38 replies - 28982 views)

A quick update now that the 15" VDO wheels (from the club store) and 205/50 Yokohama S-Drive tires are on. Still a few ...   07-19-2011 07:53 pm

Projects > 10628 Refresh (38 replies - 28982 views)

Replaced last night's photo taken under flourescent lights with a daylight photo -- much closer to reality. A little more vibrant than what I ...   06-28-2011 06:01 pm

Projects > 10628 Refresh (38 replies - 28982 views)

Painted 10628 last night; major step complete. Color is Porsche Speed Yellow - -well, actually, Speed Yellow with a pint of white and a ...   06-28-2011 08:19 am

Body & interior stuff > Hunting for finisher strip - wood panel lower border, black plastic (10 replies - 5350 views)

Interesting. Thanks for confirming. By improver things I meant attach it more soundly to the upper dash, maybe add reinforcement to the back, so that ...   06-24-2011 08:01 pm

Body & interior stuff > Hunting for finisher strip - wood panel lower border, black plastic (10 replies - 5350 views)

Timely topic-- Are there different lower dash pieces between the MKI and MKII? The catalog doesn't list a different part number from what I've seen, ...   06-24-2011 06:42 pm

Suspension > Installing front sway bar (33 replies - 20823 views)

What makes it work is the short bit that kicks the cross bar to the rear a few inches from the mounting point. That ...   05-31-2011 01:09 am

Suspension > Installing front sway bar (33 replies - 20823 views)

The roll in cornering comes about from the springs-- the rear axle is not rigidly connected to the frame. The anti-roll bar ties one ...   05-30-2011 06:21 pm

Projects > 10628 Refresh (38 replies - 28982 views)

If anybody out there has an extra, I'm looking for a right side headlight cowl. The original was lost in shipping; I had forgotten ...   05-15-2011 09:35 pm

Body & interior stuff > After Market Steering Wheel (5 replies - 4077 views)

Kurt, did you notice much of a change in steering effort? Mike ...   05-13-2011 01:11 am

Projects > 18711 "Miss Jensen" (107 replies - 76269 views)

Beautiful car. Nice job you've done with it. Mike ...   05-10-2011 07:54 pm

Projects > 10628 Refresh (38 replies - 28982 views)

I'm thinking fiberglass precisely because it would be easier to undo. She's a complete, 100% original car and someday it may make sense to ...   05-02-2011 07:19 pm

Projects > 10628 Refresh (38 replies - 28982 views)

So I've finally been able to restart the work on 10628; the work project that was supposed to end a year ago drags on. ...   05-02-2011 06:05 am

Ignition > how to get cam timing correct (1 reply - 3435 views)

No doubt someone can tell you in more detail what needs to be done, but If I were up the proverbial creek without a paddle, ...   04-10-2011 12:32 am

Suspension > Installing front sway bar (33 replies - 20823 views)

As far as I've always known it's fine to install just a front bar with no rear.  Many cars come so configured.  My JH has just ...   04-10-2011 12:01 am

Suspension > Suspension part dimensions? (5 replies - 5834 views)

Very cool, and potentially very useful!  Audi brake disk?  Which model? Mike ...   03-11-2011 03:47 am

Body & interior stuff > Mesh screen over the air scoop, below front bumper (4 replies - 3634 views)

Here is a photo that might help.  A little small due to the file size limit, but still pretty clear if you zoom your browser ...   03-11-2011 03:42 am

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > New Addition (15 replies - 10808 views)

Try Norm Vandal as well, vandal@tds.net.  I believe he has a kit developed.  http://www.jensenhealey.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=502&forum_id=6&jump_to=3562 Mike ...   10-07-2010 09:57 pm

Projects > 10628 Refresh (38 replies - 28982 views)

Hi, As I've described elsewhere, I'm the second owner of 10628.  The original owner (OO) bought her new, sight unseen in 1973 based on preview reviews in ...   09-20-2010 11:52 pm

Brakes > Brake upgrade? (27 replies - 19633 views)

I fit new, not rebuilt, TR7/Spitfire Girling 16s procured from Rock Auto to 10628.  Other than a different mounting bolt (the caliper mounting hole is slightly ...   09-07-2010 06:24 pm

Brakes > Brake judder due to sticking piston (13 replies - 8612 views)

Spin the assembly while tightening, then back off. There will be slight drag from the grease; it won't spin all that freely. (Caliper adds even ...   09-02-2010 11:22 pm

Brakes > Brake judder due to sticking piston (13 replies - 8612 views)

Sounds exactly like a problem I had with an old Ford pick-up truck -- the caliper wasn't releasing completely causing the judder after just a ...   08-31-2010 01:10 am

Miscellaneous > Jensen Healey on Top Gear (4 replies - 5757 views)

Fabulous!  Thanks for posting! ...   08-09-2010 03:09 pm

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Tank and Sender (6 replies - 7851 views)

I installed a Jorge tank about a year ago, with good success.  I ground down the Jorge-supplied supplied plastic ring so it would work as ...   06-13-2010 06:44 pm

Engine & Transmission > W58 Clutch release bearing (18 replies - 10296 views)

Sounds like major progress and a net upgrade to boot. I'm finally back to more of a routine at home after spending virtually all winter and ...   06-07-2010 04:21 pm

Engine & Transmission > W58 Clutch release bearing (18 replies - 10296 views)

Thanks for the tip.  Are you to the point where it's going back together? ...   06-07-2010 03:44 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pump Priming after rebuild (2 replies - 4093 views)

Good to know about having the distributor in place.  I likely would have made the same mistake. Great blog, well-written and great photography. Mike ...   04-16-2010 05:08 am

Carburetors > Fuel overfilling/diluting oil in engine sump (14 replies - 11579 views)

Coincidentally I discovered I had the same problem as you when I took 10628 out for the first time this season.  I had what I ...   04-14-2010 12:40 am


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