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Suspension > Steering binding (11 replies - 7238 views)

Dakota123 wrote:  -- is it close enough that a little filing of the flat (or maybe file a slight flat in the bolt, chase the ...   10-03-2011 05:03 am

Suspension > Steering binding (11 replies - 7238 views)

Slight setback on the steering, the u-joint I got from Delta was flawed. The splines didn’t line up properly with the notch in the shaft ...   10-01-2011 09:00 am

Suspension > Steering binding (11 replies - 7238 views)

I ordered a new u-joint from Delta. I was able to move the old joint with a lot of effort (and a hammer) but it ...   09-26-2011 03:41 pm

Engine & Transmission > Starter Motor? (12 replies - 6727 views)

Another simple thing you might check (just because it's easy) before pulling the starter is the wires going to the ignition switch. Easy enough to ...   09-23-2011 04:34 am

Suspension > Steering binding (11 replies - 7238 views)

Thanks Jody, seems like most of my questions are of the “Hey, does this look right?” variety. I was half expecting someone to chime in ...   09-20-2011 06:42 pm

Suspension > Steering binding (11 replies - 7238 views)

Hey Jody, Thanks for the quick response! I actually did check the upper and lower joints (had my 6-yr-old turn the wheel) and they were not ...   09-19-2011 03:44 am

Suspension > Steering binding (11 replies - 7238 views)

Soooo…the steering has been binding lately. Not sure when it started. It binds at certain points in the turning radius, not consistently. I had the ...   09-18-2011 11:45 pm

Projects > 10628 Refresh (38 replies - 29093 views)

Yes, that sounds right, he had replaced the taillights with small round ones from ??? which added to the 60's look. I seem to recall ...   09-10-2011 04:25 pm

Projects > 10628 Refresh (38 replies - 29093 views)

What about putting the "Jensen-Healey" stripe decal that normally goes on the sides on the rear-end where the bumper was? Won't help the profile but ...   09-10-2011 11:11 am

Projects > 11040 has moved to Austin, Texas (24 replies - 16466 views)

Almost a month later I finally got the rear brakes back together. So the car now has brand new calipers, master, rear cylinders and hoses. ...   09-08-2011 05:56 am

Projects > 10628 Refresh (38 replies - 29093 views)

Are you kidding? Even if not show quality it looks fantastic! If I lived near San Diego I would drag mine up just to get ...   09-08-2011 04:27 am

Projects > Jensen Healey with a V8 (8 replies - 8613 views)

I've always been a fan of the off-center stripes... http://www.theymightberacing.com/PhotoGallery/ViewImage.aspx?AID=5162795142473335153&PID=5162795245552550306 ...   08-26-2011 07:35 am

Engine & Transmission > Exhaust system replacement (27 replies - 18724 views)

I did this recording of the sound of the Delta exhaust just for fun. The sound of the valves kind of overpowers the exhaust! And ...   08-24-2011 06:38 am

Brakes > Brake drum stuck (7 replies - 7089 views)

Dakota123 wrote: Axle seal leak? That would explain why the cylinder doesn't seem to be leaking. Mike I ordered new cylinders and the wheel bearings thinking ...   08-24-2011 05:23 am

Body & interior stuff > Mystery questions: Center console, steering wheel badge (4 replies - 3625 views)

I do have the removable rubber insert and the metal one is too big so it must be from the later model. Well, anyone need a ...   08-22-2011 09:56 pm

Body & interior stuff > Mystery questions: Center console, steering wheel badge (4 replies - 3625 views)

 Ok, I’ve got a couple of interior questions. I’m new to the JH and I’m stumped. 1) Has anyone seen a center console like this? Every ...   08-21-2011 04:39 pm

Miscellaneous > Your classic car history (17 replies - 18280 views)

Fun topic, old I know but who can resist talking about their cars? 1968 (or so) Saab 96 3-cyl, 2-stroke, FWD: My parents had 2 ...   08-20-2011 06:21 am

Brakes > Brake drum stuck (7 replies - 7089 views)

Success!!! Once again thanks to the board. The cylinder was indeed stuck in place. I freed it but the drum still would not come off. ...   08-19-2011 05:49 am

Brakes > Brake drum stuck (7 replies - 7089 views)

I managed to pull the pins out from behind the backing plate and twist and release them. Undid the parking brake cable. The adjuster is ...   08-18-2011 07:21 am

Brakes > Brake drum stuck (7 replies - 7089 views)

I'm replacing the rear shoes (I've got a 73 with the Girling drums) and the right drum won't come off. It's not rusted to the ...   08-16-2011 05:23 am

Projects > 11040 has moved to Austin, Texas (24 replies - 16466 views)

Sadly the original Jensen radio doesn’t work. Not sure what I’ll replace it with. I really prefer the vintage look (even if it was mono!) I’ve ...   08-12-2011 06:18 am

Engine & Transmission > Exhaust Header Replacement (22 replies - 9833 views)

What are the chances of pulling the engine with the header in place? Is that a bad idea? I'm wondering because I'll be swapping engines ...   08-12-2011 04:48 am

Engine & Transmission > Exhaust Header Replacement (22 replies - 9833 views)

This may be stating the obvious but I didn't see it mentioned here. Some of the header bolts and steering column were easiest to get ...   08-12-2011 12:18 am

Engine & Transmission > Exhaust Header Replacement (22 replies - 9833 views)

SpeedyMitch wrote: Any suggestions on how to replace the motor mounts without pulling the engine? You're not gonna want to hear this but... I think the ...   08-11-2011 11:14 pm

Engine & Transmission > 4-speed vs. 5-speed transmission bonehead question (3 replies - 2660 views)

I've got a 73 Mk I with stock 4-speed. I've also got a spare "low mileage" 74 engine that came with it. I know nothing ...   08-10-2011 05:43 am

Engine & Transmission > Exhaust system replacement (27 replies - 18724 views)

timeforwalkies wrote: Check the joints.  This is a bolt together system.  Mine was installed for me by people who claimed to be professionals.  It was ...   08-05-2011 02:40 am

Engine & Transmission > Exhaust system replacement (27 replies - 18724 views)

Oops, sorry, that was Brett who mentioned the angle of the header. Being in Texas I probably won't make the next JH gathering but might be ...   08-03-2011 05:12 am

Engine & Transmission > Exhaust system replacement (27 replies - 18724 views)

In case others are considering the Delta I'll add my experience which was positive. My 73 came with a complete Delta system that had yet ...   08-03-2011 05:04 am

Suspension > Front wheel bearing/spindle question (9 replies - 7871 views)

Thanks guys for the info. I removed the metal piece and the hub went on with no interference. As a side note Delta was out ...   07-30-2011 10:51 pm

Suspension > Front wheel bearing/spindle question (9 replies - 7871 views)

So, if I understand the diagram correctly the post-74s do not have part 13 (oil seal inner shield) and part 15 is different on post-74s. The ...   07-30-2011 06:13 pm

Suspension > Front wheel bearing/spindle question (9 replies - 7871 views)

While replacing the calipers I decided to replace the bearings as well. When I pulled the left hub I saw that the inner grease seal ...   07-29-2011 10:55 pm

Miscellaneous > Lubrication (5 replies - 3501 views)

I just found this stuff which could help. It's basic all-purpose grease in a WD-40 style spray bottle. It's supposed to spray out thin and ...   07-25-2011 04:59 am

Engine & Transmission > Exhaust Header Replacement (22 replies - 9833 views)

Not sure if this was clear but loosening one end of the steering column meant I didn't have to take the top knuckle apart, just ...   07-21-2011 05:43 am

Engine & Transmission > Exhaust Header Replacement (22 replies - 9833 views)

I had the same experience as Jim, I couldn't get enough movement in the steering column for the joints to separate only instead of loosening ...   07-21-2011 05:31 am

Projects > 11040 has moved to Austin, Texas (24 replies - 16466 views)

My big goal now is to get the car inspected so I can drive it out of the neighborhood. First I need to exorcise a ...   07-20-2011 06:52 am

Carburetors > Dellorto euro intake manifold (2 replies - 3375 views)

Hey guys, I'm finally going through all the spare parts that came with my JH. I'd like to post some in the market place to help ...   07-08-2011 08:35 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > ???engine # (13 replies - 12891 views)

Jensen Healey wrote: Seriously, it says it was built in 1972, 12th month, number 1191. This engine has the rope rear seal, the breather box, and ...   07-05-2011 04:34 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > ???engine # (13 replies - 12891 views)

Mitch, that's fantastic news! I plan to powder coat that windup key and see what it goes for on ebay. ...   07-03-2011 01:59 am

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > ???engine # (13 replies - 12891 views)

For anyone else (like me) having trouble finding the number under the layer of grime on the engine here's a photo. That's the engine shock ...   07-01-2011 07:04 am

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Jensen Healey & Jensen GT VIN Database (273 replies - 210152 views)

11040 Jan 17, 1973 B7212-1191 It’s white! It runs! It drives! In the process of being restored. It came from California and is now in Austin, Texas. It also ...   07-01-2011 06:49 am


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