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Engine & Transmission > Replacing an alternator (7 replies - 4155 views)

I just ordered an adapter bracket from nationsautoelectric.com that's supposed to adapt a GM alternator to the "dual ear" type that the Jensen has. ...   07-03-2012 06:09 am

Electrical & Instruments > Battery Size and Type (10 replies - 13815 views)

I've got a Duralast 34-DL which fits perfectly size-wise but the positive terminal is on the right. It's the one that was in the car ...   06-24-2012 11:29 pm

Miscellaneous > Fender bender (9 replies - 7459 views)

Quick update: they calculated the value of the car (pre-accident) at $4000 which I thought pretty fair considering I paid $1800 for it. This meant ...   04-28-2012 04:21 am

Brakes > lockheed rear brake work (10 replies - 7759 views)

You may already know this but the Lockheed and Girling systems use different shoes that are not interchangeable. ...   04-14-2012 10:13 am

Miscellaneous > Fender bender (9 replies - 7459 views)

Mitch Ware wrote: Looking at the pictures, I would guess $2500-$3500 for repairs. Mitch, is that estimate including paint? The current condition of the paint is ...   03-27-2012 07:23 am

Miscellaneous > Fender bender (9 replies - 7459 views)

There was no big impact, I was stopped and he was creeping over very slowly. The car was pushed sideways though so no telling about ...   03-26-2012 12:55 am

Miscellaneous > Fender bender (9 replies - 7459 views)

Apparently there are down sides to being so low to the ground. I was at a stoplight and a giant cement mixer in the lane ...   03-25-2012 09:35 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Jensen Healey & Jensen GT VIN Database (274 replies - 212811 views)

jgreen wrote: Vintage air - Heating and airconditiong system Which Vintage Air system did you install?  Would you recommend it? That's on my "someday" list. Mason ...   03-10-2012 02:54 pm

Engine & Transmission > Cam pulley timing marks (18 replies - 14632 views)

Jensen Healey wrote: If the budget is near $0 then your course is clear. When I was 16 years old we used to "rebuild" an ...   02-27-2012 09:52 pm

Engine & Transmission > Cam pulley timing marks (18 replies - 14632 views)

That's the trouble with options, requires more thinking. So, my options are: 1) Use the 74 head which appears to have larger ports which might give some ...   02-27-2012 05:20 pm

Engine & Transmission > Cam pulley timing marks (18 replies - 14632 views)

I didn't measure the carb side of the manifold. I measured the engine side of the manifold and the later one has the bigger openings. ...   02-27-2012 04:58 pm

Engine & Transmission > Cam pulley timing marks (18 replies - 14632 views)

Mike, Thanks for the link, very helpful! Nice to know what you're in for before getting everything apart. Reading other posts here I see that there was ...   02-26-2012 12:10 pm

Engine & Transmission > Cam pulley timing marks (18 replies - 14632 views)

I guess if nothing else I've learned that 2 notches off is enough to crunch some valves on the exhaust side. Intake valves all move ...   02-25-2012 01:50 am

Engine & Transmission > Cam pulley timing marks (18 replies - 14632 views)

Just for fun here’s the inside, good grief, running a little rich? The photos don't do justice to the amount of black crap in there: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qxFKN2ZcMkE/T0cvmBxcBLI/AAAAAAAAAWw/jO81kjde9io/s640/SAM_5476.JPG https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-mSoCV1SENys/T0cvqGB6Y7I/AAAAAAAAAW4/Zy8eveBFcOA/s640/SAM_5478.JPG ...   02-24-2012 08:48 am

Engine & Transmission > Cam pulley timing marks (18 replies - 14632 views)

Couldn’t wait for the weekend to get a look at the valves. Took the head off and looks like bad news. I think at least ...   02-24-2012 08:39 am

Engine & Transmission > Cam pulley timing marks (18 replies - 14632 views)

I plan to do the head gasket since I have it so I'll see if their is damage when I get the head off. (Also ...   02-21-2012 02:57 pm

Engine & Transmission > Cam pulley timing marks (18 replies - 14632 views)

Oh, duh, now I see the 110 & 115 on the pulleys (my wife's been telling me I need to start wearing glasses, I think ...   02-21-2012 05:53 am

Engine & Transmission > Cam pulley timing marks (18 replies - 14632 views)

Dang, I was hoping that with careful marking of the pulleys I would avoid having to learn anything about cam timing!   If you can’t tell, I ...   02-21-2012 04:08 am

Engine & Transmission > Cam pulley timing marks (18 replies - 14632 views)

I’m about to replace the timing belt (among other things) on the spare 74 engine before dropping it in. I was about to mark the ...   02-19-2012 09:08 pm

Engine & Transmission > Rear main seal question (5 replies - 3588 views)

I get it now. I skipped that section of the shop manual because I wasn't planning on removing the crankshaft. I shifted the oil thrower ...   02-11-2012 09:48 pm

Engine & Transmission > Rear main seal question (5 replies - 3588 views)

Greg, thanks for the reply. Sorry for being dense but do you mean put silicon sealer on the oil shield itself (the star shaped ...   02-08-2012 07:57 pm

Engine & Transmission > Rear main seal question (5 replies - 3588 views)

OK, I feel silly now that I see that the star-shaped thing turns pretty easily. I rotated it so the tangs clear the edge of ...   02-07-2012 09:57 pm

Engine & Transmission > Rear main seal question (5 replies - 3588 views)

Checked the oil in my 73 and found an ominous yellow/green foam on the dipstick. Looked in the oil canister and it looked like I ...   02-07-2012 08:57 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Smiths Voltage Meter repair (4 replies - 6849 views)

Thanks, maybe I'll take some better photos and submit it. I do have a voltmeter and was wondering if it makes more sense to calibrate the ...   01-10-2012 01:48 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Smiths Voltage Meter repair (4 replies - 6849 views)

I have 2 Smiths Volt meters and neither of them work. The first reads 120 ohms when measured with a VOM which is normal but ...   01-07-2012 09:14 pm

Carburetors > Stromberg mixture adjustment (2 replies - 4786 views)

So I bought the special tool for adjusting the mixture on the Strombergs. But I can’t get it to turn. Is there something that needs ...   12-13-2011 08:02 am

Engine & Transmission > sluggish clutch (8 replies - 5090 views)

Sounds like the cable is sticking. Is it possible you moved the clutch cable or something happened to it when installing the new carbs? ...   12-08-2011 05:11 am

Miscellaneous > New member from Ontario (31 replies - 13480 views)

The Lucas designers, always planning ahead for failure, provided a pair of connected terminals on each side of the dimmer. So when your dimmer fails ...   12-05-2011 06:27 pm

Miscellaneous > New member from Ontario (31 replies - 13480 views)

The piping came with a bunch of little screws but that seemed like an odd way to attach it. I'll try the glue. ...   12-04-2011 08:11 pm

Miscellaneous > New member from Ontario (31 replies - 13480 views)

Hi Scott, there's actually a place in Ontario, MacGregor British Car Parts, that carries the piping and other interior parts: http://www.macgregorukcarparts.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=JH-cockpit In the boxes of new and ...   12-04-2011 04:16 pm

Projects > 11040 has moved to Austin, Texas (24 replies - 16683 views)

Joachim, forgot to reply to an earlier post...now that the oil gauge is working again I see the pressure goes down to about 40 when ...   11-16-2011 12:18 am

Projects > 11040 has moved to Austin, Texas (24 replies - 16683 views)

subwoofer wrote: Idle taking off when warm sounds like a vacuum leak. There are loads of vacuum lines on the Strombergs, I think most of ...   11-16-2011 12:09 am

Projects > 11040 has moved to Austin, Texas (24 replies - 16683 views)

Glory be, the JH successfully passed inspected! I’ve been driving it to work all week, proudly flaunting my working turn signals. This is the first ...   11-10-2011 10:49 pm

Engine & Transmission > Easy gearshift fix for transmission (0 replies - 2351 views)

This turned out to be such an easy fix I had to post in case anyone else has these symptoms. Since I bought the car ...   10-18-2011 07:23 am

Body & interior stuff > Clock? (3 replies - 2839 views)

I have one of the early "tupperware" models (best description I've heard of that chintzy center console), 11040, and it has the clock to the ...   10-18-2011 07:02 am

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Uh Oh! First Issues Arrise (8 replies - 8072 views)

Sander wrote: i never knew there were so many jh's in tx.  i'm in austin today, dallas tomorrow and back in 'lanta weeks end.  i ...   10-10-2011 08:17 pm

Brakes > Brake flex line length (5 replies - 5685 views)

I measured the old one (which was the same length as the new ones) and it's 16" tip to tip. ...   10-09-2011 01:16 am

Brakes > Brake flex line length (5 replies - 5685 views)

I'm reposting this thread from the VIN Database... I recently replaced the flex lines with a set from Delta. They are the exact same length ...   10-08-2011 05:10 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Uh Oh! First Issues Arrise (8 replies - 8072 views)

Hey Nick, Man, wish I could make it this weekend. Next time we'll be up is after Thanksgiving. My parents live on the east side, Pleasant ...   10-08-2011 05:04 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Uh Oh! First Issues Arrise (8 replies - 8072 views)

Hi Nick, I grew up in Dallas and was just up there last weekend visiting my folks. Give me a holler next time you head up ...   10-06-2011 06:13 am


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