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Wheels > Looking for stock wheels (1 reply - 133 views)

I have saved many "good" ones from all the cars I used to have(with 60-80 "bad" ones going to the aluminum recycler). I would be interested ...   05-07-2018 12:01 am

Suspension > Rear Differential drain plug (6 replies - 406 views)

No argument from me on that, but it's certainly not as horrendous as shimming the valves(wish they had done it like the Fiats, where one ...   03-30-2018 05:23 pm

Suspension > Rear Differential drain plug (6 replies - 406 views)

sorry about your problem; we usually drain it by taken off the cover plate. Putting new sealing compound on the mating surfaces is straightforward even ...   03-30-2018 05:07 pm

Ignition > Total JH Ignition Advance (3 replies - 510 views)

We have almost always used 30 degrees BTDC for the full advance and usually the vacuum retard capsule has been plugged off or removed(don't ...   03-22-2018 04:14 pm

Engine & Transmission > Second gear popping out (7 replies - 530 views)

Stuart: jumping out of 2nd gear is not as common jumping out of 3rd gear, especially when the car is decelerating quickly. You said you ...   03-22-2018 04:10 pm

Projects > 73 #11928 (18 replies - 1127 views)

Seat belts mounted to the floor? The original points of attachment were to the tm. tunnel and the side of panel welded to the rocker? ...   03-19-2018 06:45 pm

Projects > 73 #11928 (18 replies - 1127 views)

Excellent; except I would have welded the seat channel in. ...   03-19-2018 06:19 pm

Body & interior stuff > Windshield and frame swap (7 replies - 710 views)

Too bad about all the extra holes--could have been fixed fairly easily(must not have been a JHPS member). Since you mentioned the "stuck" carb. ...   03-19-2018 06:18 pm

Projects > 73 #11928 (18 replies - 1127 views)

btw, should have mentioned about rustproofing the car(floors, rockers, inner fenders) with POR15, Mastercoat, or KBS, all excellent products ...   03-19-2018 04:59 pm

Body & interior stuff > 73 interior (5 replies - 466 views)

The tunnel had the heavy "horsehair" under the carpet(as does the fuel tank which most of us have removed since it held water and caused ...   03-19-2018 04:57 pm

Projects > 73 #11928 (18 replies - 1127 views)

Possibly the fuel pump? If you have the original SU, do NOT throw it away. They are more reliable and quieter than most, and ...   03-19-2018 04:52 pm

Body & interior stuff > Windshield and frame swap (7 replies - 710 views)

Tony: very often the "push" buttons on either/both stalks(horn & washer spray) have the brass contact inside come out of their "sockets". Both of the ...   03-19-2018 04:46 pm

Wheels > Need a spare (5 replies - 596 views)

Atlanta, GA. ...   03-14-2018 02:43 am

Wheels > Need a spare (5 replies - 596 views)

Have plenty of "decent" wheels with and without tires mounted. ...   03-14-2018 12:32 am

Engine & Transmission > Changing rear differential gears (9 replies - 838 views)

Much, much easier to swap the whole pumpkin; the only thing you may have a problem is if the original 4 speed diff. has the ...   03-06-2018 02:43 am

Engine & Transmission > Replacing Cam/timing belt (14 replies - 13970 views)

Not too wild about the Lotus replacement with timing marks at TDC; previous posts have it safer to put the belt on at 90 degrees ...   03-05-2018 05:41 pm

Brakes > brake line fitting (3 replies - 619 views)

As a follow up to the above website I posted:(the rear brake line fittings from the master are 3/8"X24 whereas the front brake fittings are ...   03-05-2018 05:40 pm

Body & interior stuff > Locked Trunk Lock more or less damaged (9 replies - 706 views)

Max? the trunk lock "springing" up implies that the spring steel on the inside of the trunk has come out of its slot on one side. ...   03-05-2018 05:16 pm

Wheels > 205/60-13 Tires (30 replies - 35780 views)

13" tires: for those having trouble finding this size, here is a couple of places that do carry many 13" tires(cheap & "expensive"): Simple Tire: https://simpletire.com/catalog?width=185&ratio=70&rim=13 & Perfomance ...   03-05-2018 05:05 pm

Brakes > brake line fitting (3 replies - 619 views)

Try typing in "British brake line fittings"; here's one place: http://store.fedhillusa.com/britishgirling-316475nutsandfittings.aspx Try Earl's as well. British Girling 3/16"/4.75mm brake line tubing nuts and fittings. store.fedhillusa.com/britishgirling-316475nutsandfittings.aspx Results 1 - 15 ...   03-05-2018 02:57 pm

Engine & Transmission > Transmission Leaks 4 Speed 13556 (14 replies - 1286 views)

You may start with Martin Robey; Richard Appleyard used to supply parts but I don't know if he still works on them. Then Cropredy Bridge(used ...   01-31-2018 01:19 pm

Engine & Transmission > Transmission Leaks 4 Speed 13556 (14 replies - 1286 views)

Besides the above mentioned flywheel bolts(I use #2 Permatex and teflon tape on the upper threads), you may want to be sure the oil thrower ...   01-31-2018 12:35 am

Body & interior stuff > How to remove floor console between seats (2 replies - 447 views)

There are 2, #2 size posidrive/crosspoint screws in the very rear bottom(outside) under the rear deck carpet. Once these are removed, remove the shift knob ...   01-29-2018 05:16 pm

Body & interior stuff > Jensen-Healey Mk1 Body Panels (5 replies - 1352 views)

Oakleigh: I assume you are talking about the long flanged "U" shaped channels that run under the center of each floor? (could not find ...   01-26-2018 06:27 pm

Ignition > Needed: Lucas 25D distributor core for rebuild (2 replies - 736 views)

I'm sure I have plenty; Hank Leach (who got most of Gene Reddick's collection) would likely have some too. ...   01-20-2018 01:56 pm

Brakes > Lockheed Self Adjusters and Handbrake Function (8 replies - 4057 views)

I've got plenty of used parts for brakes, among other things ...   01-16-2018 10:36 pm

Wheels > MK1 Lug nut size and or source for a replament set (1 reply - 579 views)

the threads are 7/16" X 20 threads/inch(the "fine" size for 7/16" bolts). The lug nuts(aluminum) have a tapered raised edge near the shoulder to allow ...   01-14-2018 02:36 pm

Projects > 16173 will be entering project status... (162 replies - 98685 views)

There is no seal, "O" ring INSIDE the hole on the "auxiliary oil pump housing. Just the 2 for the distributor, the outer "O" ring ...   01-09-2018 04:41 pm

Projects > 16173 will be entering project status... (162 replies - 98685 views)

The inner item is a seal, not an "O" ring. It is at the bottom of the interior (visible after removing the centrifugal plates, etc. ...   01-09-2018 03:33 pm

Projects > 16173 will be entering project status... (162 replies - 98685 views)

yes; you already have the Chicago Rawhide # for the inner seal(according to your earlier email) and the outer "O" ring is easy to replace. ...   01-08-2018 10:41 pm

Projects > 16173 will be entering project status... (162 replies - 98685 views)

Rebuilding the Lucas distributors is fairly easy, so if you still have it you may want to go that route. ...   01-08-2018 09:46 pm

Projects > 16173 will be entering project status... (162 replies - 98685 views)

Not sure why one would need a Falmethrower distibutor as the regular Lucas 25 or 45 with the Petronix inside work fine? ...   01-08-2018 09:37 pm

Ignition > 1974 Jensen Healey Crank but No Start (13 replies - 1352 views)

Concerning the "seat belt interlock system": I have posted this before on this site somewhere, but here it is again: btw, if you're car "cranked", i.e. ...   01-06-2018 02:47 pm

Ignition > 1974 Jensen Healey Crank but No Start (13 replies - 1352 views)

Tim's reply should get the trouble narrowed, but please keep a fire extinguisher VERY handy since the carbs will almost certainly leak. (the rear carb. ...   01-05-2018 01:59 pm

Ignition > 1974 Jensen Healey Crank but No Start (13 replies - 1352 views)

Tim's reply should get the trouble narrowed, but please keep a fire extinguisher VERY handy since the carbs will almost certainly leak. (the rear carb. ...   01-04-2018 05:34 pm

Projects > 16173 will be entering project status... (162 replies - 98685 views)

Yes, increasing the oil pressure. The "factory" had the spring set for 55psi., which is really too low for a 7000 redline(rule of thumb is ...   12-29-2017 01:57 pm

Projects > 16173 will be entering project status... (162 replies - 98685 views)

Almost forgot; while you're at it, shim the pressure relief valve. Knock out the split pin into the distributor shaft hole, and add just under 6mm ...   12-28-2017 10:52 pm

Projects > 16173 will be entering project status... (162 replies - 98685 views)

Good luck with the "shimming". As for the distributor oil leak, it is much more likely from the seal on the spinning shaft itself, located ...   12-28-2017 05:09 pm

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey Vin#11602 (36 replies - 20407 views)

Would strongly recommend putting a fuel filter BEFORE the pump; I've seen rust particles break the plastic flapper valves inside the SU pump. ...   11-26-2017 04:52 pm

Brakes > Pressure Differential Warning Actuator (8 replies - 1779 views)

Boy--you guys are up early! I wrote about this over 25 years ago and had it published in the White Lady, our now defunct mag. for ...   08-30-2017 02:04 pm


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