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Suspension > Upper control arm bolt and subframe (4 replies - 4637 views)

My left front upper control arm is loose. I had thought the bushings were worn out. I just removed the long mounting bolt and removed ...   03-02-2009 11:15 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Battery alternatives (8 replies - 7216 views)

I also used a group 56. As for brands, Interstate is very good. Or you could use a dry cell Optima if they have one ...   02-20-2009 11:16 pm

Miscellaneous > JH Winter Storage (2 replies - 2788 views)

Rob, not so much a concern for the springs and shocks, as it is for the tires. The tires can flat spot when sitting in ...   11-28-2008 09:00 pm

Body & interior stuff > Tonneau covers (2 replies - 3621 views)

Chris, the snap mounting posts on the dash and inside windshield post would tend to indicate the car was designed for a toneau cover. Most ...   11-28-2008 05:18 pm

Engine & Transmission > help with oil pan plug (16 replies - 9784 views)

Ross, first I'd be sure you are turning it in the right direction. To loosen it would be counter clockwise looking at your picture. Be ...   11-28-2008 04:50 pm

Miscellaneous > Paint and Restoration (9 replies - 7451 views)

OK, I finally have the PPG formulation for Malaga Blue, PPG code 14926. If you show this to your paint shop they should be able ...   10-21-2008 01:59 am

Carburetors > Weber Carbs (20 replies - 22393 views)

The JH originally came with the dual Strombergs in most western markets. In Europe they were available with dual Dellorto two barrels. Weber two barrels were never ...   10-19-2008 09:28 pm

Body & interior stuff > Trim fasteners (3 replies - 3685 views)

I am just discovering this as well. My JH was just painted, and I'm currently re-assembling the car. I ordered new outer window rubber weatherstrip ...   10-18-2008 02:15 am

Engine & Transmission > RATTLING NOISE (4 replies - 4974 views)

Another posibility would be a cracked piston or piston skirt. When cold the pistons have not expanded to proper tolerances. Older cars need to be ...   10-18-2008 01:57 am

Miscellaneous > Paint and Restoration (9 replies - 7451 views)

I'm getting the paint code information from the paint shop. Should have it in a day or two. They used PPG paint and in the ...   09-23-2008 06:50 pm

Miscellaneous > Paint and Restoration (9 replies - 7451 views)

15371 was just painted Malaga Blue this week (it used to be yellow). Its still in the paint shop, will get it back Monday. Bought ...   09-19-2008 04:09 am

Miscellaneous > Jensen Healey Disasters (10 replies - 6854 views)

I have 15375 at home in my garage and have been looking it over. The frame is tweaked a bit, while the back sits level ...   09-06-2008 07:39 pm

Miscellaneous > Jensen Healey Disasters (10 replies - 6854 views)

  The photos are under Jensens of Washington, John and Mimi Kimbrough. Here is a link to the photo gallery. http://jhppg.com/gallery/album169 I'm one of the NW Jensen ...   08-16-2008 05:53 pm

Cooling > Heater Fan Troubleshooting (10 replies - 9732 views)

The two wires coming directly from the blower motor should be + and - . Ground one and apply power to the other to test ...   08-06-2008 01:37 am

Fuel Stuff > Tanks, you're welcome (23 replies - 19962 views)

I also bought the Aluminum tank back the fall of 2005 as part of the original order of  tanks. However I am still working to ...   01-27-2008 12:36 am

Engine & Transmission > Cams & Pulleys - Early J-H and Lotus Compatibility (6 replies - 5070 views)

A quick question on Cam gears. My spare engine (3277) has the gears that only say IN and EX. The gears say IN on one ...   01-09-2008 05:55 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Jensen Healey & Jensen GT VIN Database (273 replies - 209440 views)

74 JH 15371. Engine fire in 1986, has not been on the road since. Currently being restored. Mechanically done and engine started in 2005. Now ...   11-25-2006 03:53 pm

Miscellaneous > new dream - old dream (7 replies - 6367 views)

Welcome Al, I bought my 74 JH back in 1986 from a salvage sale after it had the infamous carb fire from the plastic gas ...   08-12-2006 01:47 am

Body & interior stuff > Restoration motivation therapy or advice (4 replies - 4883 views)

Thanks, Art and Judson. To answer some of Art's questions about what I've done so far. The front fenders, hood, trunk, windshield and doors are off ...   05-20-2006 08:30 pm

Body & interior stuff > Restoration motivation therapy or advice (4 replies - 4883 views)

I'm sure there are many people restoring cars that can associate to this story. JH 15371 suffered an engine fire back in 1986, and my dad ...   05-20-2006 02:15 am

Miscellaneous > JH Photo Gallery (5 replies - 5399 views)

Yes, the new photo gallery looks great. Maybe I'm missing something, but I found it difficult to get to the page where it lists the ...   03-11-2006 02:59 am

Body & interior stuff > Rust Repair (8 replies - 7950 views)

Jay, When I removed my stainless trim on the rocker panels it had two beads of black adhesive the whole length. After removing the screws, ...   03-09-2006 02:22 am

Body & interior stuff > Rust Repair (8 replies - 7950 views)

Jay, see the JHP photo gallery under body and paint. I have a rust repair section there. I have pictures of repairing this area. Removing ...   02-23-2006 01:17 am

Body & interior stuff > Glovebox restoration (9 replies - 8703 views)

Jay, I have my glove box out at the moment. I can take a picture and post it sometime this weekend. There are two leather ...   02-11-2006 01:37 am

Ignition > starter and selenoid connections (7 replies - 10309 views)

Glen, I aggree with Mark, sounds like the solenoid. But first I would check battery connections, and where the negative battery cable connects to the ...   01-28-2006 11:09 pm

Body & interior stuff > Body work (6 replies - 6816 views)

Lawrence, Mine is metal. See picture below from JHPS photo gallery. View is just to the right of filler cap and the gas tank is ...   01-20-2006 07:28 pm

Body & interior stuff > Body work (6 replies - 6816 views)

I need some advise on repairing some stretched metal. After striping the paint off of 15371 I found that the metal was stretched on the ...   01-14-2006 09:28 pm

Miscellaneous > Transporting or Shipping (8 replies - 8027 views)

John, Moving to Portland. Very good. We could use some more JH enthusiasts in the area. Can't tell you much on the shipping of cars, ...   01-12-2006 08:43 pm

Engine & Transmission > Loss of Power/Oil pressure when hot (15 replies - 16268 views)

Joel, The wiring connector you seek should be right under the power brake booster. There are two connectors there. One has four wires: ignition wire to ...   12-24-2005 08:25 pm

Carburetors > Intermittant Fuel Pump Problem (7 replies - 8968 views)

Ed, I agree with Judson. They are not that expensive for that "clicker" type you have installed. That type is commonly available at most parts stores. ...   11-20-2005 02:17 am

Suspension > Front Suspension Removal (14 replies - 12033 views)

John, That slight bend on the control rod strut is standard. I thought the same thing when I removed mine earlier this summer. Both of ...   11-20-2005 02:02 am

Carburetors > 2 Cold Start Valves? (1 reply - 3829 views)

Bill, The factory Stromberg setup only uses a start enrichment valve on the front carb. So there is only one choke cable. There is a ...   10-22-2005 09:31 pm

Carburetors > New Aluminum Tanks - Anyone Interested? (103 replies - 50232 views)

I contacted Jorge by email and asked him about the hard plastic seals. Here is his response. WE USE THE SAME GASKETS ON THE "SPITFIRE" ...   10-22-2005 07:30 pm

Body & interior stuff > Replacement Convertible Top (5 replies - 5972 views)

John, The JHPS club store has vinyl tops for $335. The top is made by Robbins. From what I hear these are good quality tops. ...   10-22-2005 05:22 pm

Carburetors > New Aluminum Tanks - Anyone Interested? (103 replies - 50232 views)

I don't plan to seal inside or outside. It should last as long or longer than the original. I would be more concerned with how ...   10-22-2005 01:33 am

Carburetors > carburetor synchronizer (5 replies - 10295 views)

I also have the Uni-Syn like # 5746. It is at least 30 years old. It worked on my car to get carbs syncronized. Never ...   10-22-2005 12:57 am

Body & interior stuff > Rust Repair (5 replies - 6672 views)

Question about Brazing. I have started in cutting off and replacing my trunk lip flange. The rust only got to the verticle part of the ...   10-19-2005 11:22 pm

Carburetors > New Aluminum Tanks - Anyone Interested? (103 replies - 50232 views)

My tank arrived Monday. It is pretty much an exact duplicate of the original tank. The only difference I see so far is the four internal ...   10-19-2005 05:31 pm

Engine & Transmission > Motor Dies - will this never end? (19 replies - 13445 views)

Joel, Yes, sounds electrical. You must have a bad connection somewhere. Try looking at the wiring harness connectors located just below the power brake booster. ...   10-16-2005 02:32 am

Cooling > Coolant leaks (1 reply - 5151 views)

On JH 15371 I have a coolant leak at both ends of the radiator hose between the water pump and intake manifold. The hoses are ...   10-15-2005 11:26 pm


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