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Engine & Transmission > U-Joints? (10 replies - 6055 views)

I'm getting an occasional but terrible sounding 'clank' and some other new and funny metallic noises. I'm ready to replace the u-joints but upon inspection there ...   02-06-2011 02:27 am

Body & interior stuff > Stone Guards (6 replies - 4567 views)

RG wrote: Did they originally have weep/drain holes into the rocker voids? Yes. Both the front and rear-forward voids have drains into the rocker voids. The rockers ...   02-06-2011 02:17 am

Body & interior stuff > Stone Guards (6 replies - 4567 views)

Brett Gibson JH5 20497 wrote: Ideally the best way to keep these areas rust free is to take the stone guards off every couple of ...   02-05-2011 04:32 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Replacement Headlight (10 replies - 6859 views)

SpeedyMitch wrote: Does anybody know a cross reference for the JH sealed beam headlight? This turns out to be a really dumb question. Just about ANY ...   02-01-2011 04:04 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Replacement Headlight (10 replies - 6859 views)

I can't see in the dark. I'd like to replace my current headlights with some Sylvania Silverstar or other 'high performance' light. Does anybody know a ...   01-31-2011 05:07 am

Body & interior stuff > Door Mirror Options (4 replies - 4281 views)

I have been researching options for replacement door mirrors. I like the black 'Baby Tornado' style mirrors but am open to other options. I would ...   01-19-2011 05:25 am

Body & interior stuff > Has anybody tried a 'SuedeMat' from DashMat? (12 replies - 6721 views)

SpeedyMitch wrote: $45 delivered seems like an easy and inexpensive option for covering the cracked top of my dash. SuedeMat ordered with delivery expected in 2-3 weeks. ...   01-19-2011 05:00 am

Brakes > Speed Bleeders (16 replies - 11324 views)

pbahr wrote: SB3824 for the Rear SB3824L for the Front. Thanks Pete. I used 2x SB3824L for the front and 1x SB3824 for the rear (only the passenger ...   12-31-2010 05:51 pm

Brakes > Maintenance on Rear Brakes? (2 replies - 3399 views)

JodyKerr wrote: just pop a drum off to take a quick gander. Much to my surprise the drums are mirror smooth, the shoes have lots of ...   12-31-2010 05:44 pm

Brakes > Maintenance on Rear Brakes? (2 replies - 3399 views)

After having a stuck brake piston I have gone through the front brakes. As expected the seals were deteriorated and the pistons and calipers were rusty. ...   12-25-2010 07:58 pm

Body & interior stuff > Has anybody tried a 'SuedeMat' from DashMat? (12 replies - 6721 views)

$45 delivered seems like an easy and inexpensive option for covering the cracked top of my dash. SuedeMat ordered with delivery expected in 2-3 weeks. I will update ...   12-22-2010 10:09 pm

Miscellaneous > Red Line Oil (13 replies - 9109 views)

Lash Russell wrote: Was this for the earlier (MK I, I think) engines? The bulletin is JH 74-17 Subject: Oil Pressure Delay To decrease the oil pressure build ...   12-22-2010 04:22 pm

Miscellaneous > Red Line Oil (13 replies - 9109 views)

SpeedyMitch wrote: I'm leaning towards refilling with Red Line 10w-40. To bring this thread to a happy conclusion. I have been running Red Line 10w-40 for a ...   12-21-2010 12:57 am

Body & interior stuff > Has anybody tried a 'SuedeMat' from DashMat? (12 replies - 6721 views)

http://www.dashmat.com/products/suedemat.html $45 delivered seems like an easy and inexpensive option for covering the cracked top of my dash... Has anybody tried them? I am wondering if they look ...   12-21-2010 12:45 am

Brakes > Speed Bleeders (16 replies - 11324 views)

dwalls1 wrote: ...Speed Bleeders installed last week... Do you have the part number and/or sizes? From SpeedBleeder.com I would guess SB3824 for the front and SB1428 for the rear ...   12-17-2010 08:17 pm

Miscellaneous > Red Line Oil (13 replies - 9109 views)

Hay Kurt, I just removed a Fram PH16 (confirmed it does have an anti-drain back valve). I'm installing a Napa Gold also confirmed has the anti-drain back ...   11-06-2010 08:00 pm

Miscellaneous > Red Line Oil (13 replies - 9109 views)

I'm going to change the oil when I take the Auxiliary Housing off to inspect the oil pump. I'm leaning towards refilling with Red Line ...   11-06-2010 06:06 am

Miscellaneous > Red Line Oil (13 replies - 9109 views)

For those interested, here is a summary of an e-mail exchange I have had with Dave Granquist @ Red Line Oil. SpeedyMitch: My Jensen-Healeys stock Lotus ...   11-06-2010 06:04 am

Miscellaneous > Valve clatter and low oil pressure (21 replies - 13361 views)

Jensen Healey wrote: Castrol Syntec 20-50 for Classic Cars has it. Valvoline VR1 has it. Diesel and motorcycle oils have it. Red line has it. I ...   11-04-2010 01:32 am

Ignition > electronic ignition conversion (21 replies - 16123 views)

JodyKerr wrote: ...I'll be going with a Pertronics dizzy (built by Jeff @ Advanced Distributors)... Great Idea! You'll never guess what I did just last night.... I installed ...   10-31-2010 05:22 pm

Miscellaneous > 20 Years of the JHPS! (7 replies - 4895 views)

I can honestly say that I would not even own a JH without the JHPS. Thanks Greg - and that thanks goes the OTHER WAY sometimes... ...   10-26-2010 03:35 pm

Brakes > Speed Bleeders (16 replies - 11324 views)

Jensen Healey wrote: 91692 is described as a "'73 shift boot". I found a cheap generic rubber shift boot that fits the JH with a little ...   10-06-2010 05:09 pm

Engine & Transmission > Looking for Oil Cooler parts (8 replies - 4759 views)

SpeedyMitch wrote: Anybody got a parts car with the Oil Cooler setup they would be willing to part with? Stock JH Oil Cooler located. Thanks for ...   10-01-2010 05:18 pm

Engine & Transmission > Looking for Oil Cooler parts (8 replies - 4759 views)

My 73 (12827) came to me without the oil cooler or any lines (although the mount points look used). Anybody got a parts car with the ...   09-30-2010 12:58 am

Engine & Transmission > Pack of Angry Mice under the Hood (6 replies - 4409 views)

Are there any special tools needed to change the tensioner bearing? ...   08-20-2010 07:04 pm

Engine & Transmission > Pack of Angry Mice under the Hood (6 replies - 4409 views)

> Adjust the belt tension and see if it changes Good idea. I was going to spray some light penetrating oil on the bearing but I'm not sure if spraying ...   08-20-2010 05:01 am

Engine & Transmission > Pack of Angry Mice under the Hood (6 replies - 4409 views)

My 73 has what sounds like a pack of angry mice under the hood. I'm hoping somebody can help me identify the sound so I can ...   08-19-2010 04:05 pm

Engine & Transmission > How to get access to tighten exhaust manifold nuts? (3 replies - 8229 views)

I have a leak at the exhaust manifold. The few nuts I can get access to have all been somewhat loose. I'd like to properly ...   05-12-2010 09:02 pm

Miscellaneous > Nationals (3 replies - 3319 views)

Jensen Healey wrote: Nevada City, CA, probably in September Nevada City! Any details on specific dates yet? ...   02-22-2010 08:59 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil pressure slow to come up on start (2 replies - 3243 views)

The oil pressure on my 1973 JH Mk 1 (12827) seems to take about 10 seconds to come up. It could be my imagination, but ...   02-08-2010 09:07 pm

Engine & Transmission > Transmission Rear Oil Seal Leaking (1 reply - 2658 views)

I'm getting a steady oil leak from the transmission rear oil seal on my Mk1 4 speed. Is there anything to be done (other than ...   02-03-2010 04:38 am

Engine & Transmission > Transmission capacity (8 replies - 5434 views)

Jensen Healey wrote: > Sounds like a different issue. Have you lubricated the clutch cable and checked the return spring? Right again Kurt! The clutch cable was not ...   01-31-2010 12:38 am

Engine & Transmission > Transmission capacity (8 replies - 5434 views)

Jensen Healey wrote: How is the clutch affected by the trans oil? Sounds like a different issue. Have you lubricated the clutch cable and checked ...   01-28-2010 04:12 pm

Engine & Transmission > Transmission capacity (8 replies - 5434 views)

Jensen Healey wrote: 3.1 pints for the 4 speed,  4.2 pints for the 5 speed. Ok, now I'm really confused on how much fluid to put ...   01-28-2010 05:27 am

Suspension > Front suspension (45 replies - 37495 views)

SportsRodder wrote: 6. Remove the  the upper and lower shock bolts and the three nuts holding the shock mount. Leave the bolts locating the strut in place. Any ...   01-21-2010 04:31 am

Engine & Transmission > Transmission capacity (8 replies - 5434 views)

Rob Rawe wrote: > Redline MTL Hi Rob, Sorry to bring back an old thread, but I'm considering Redline or Royal Purple for my 4-speed Mk1 transmission. How ...   01-15-2010 03:24 pm

Projects > The Mighty 907 Lives! (6 replies - 6574 views)

Jensen Healey wrote: ...Lotus 907 with it's new 107 cams and 104 degree pulleys! ...Dellorto 40 ...balanced, .030 over, flat-top piston Remind me NOT to drive in your JH ...   01-14-2010 09:49 pm

Fuel Stuff > SU Fuel Pump Alternative (1 reply - 4715 views)

I have found a simple and inexpensive alternative to the SU Fuel Pump. Napa Auto Parts part number P60504 is a small, simple 12v fuel pump ...   01-08-2010 04:12 pm

Carburetors > ZS Rebuild Time? (3 replies - 3421 views)

SpeedyMitch wrote: New to me JH 12827 (73 Mk 1) was running 'just fine' last May according to the PO. For me it starts and ...   01-07-2010 07:56 pm

Carburetors > ZS Rebuild Time? (3 replies - 3421 views)

New to me JH 12827 (73 Mk 1) was running 'just fine' last May according to the PO. For me it starts and idles as ...   01-04-2010 04:35 am


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