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Suspension > steering rack question (4 replies - 1369 views)

Takes 90 weight 0.25 pints(was in the short 68 page original workshop manual, page 17, but for some reason was left out of the modern ...   08-01-2016 09:38 pm

Ignition > oil in distributor 1975 Jensen (13 replies - 6755 views)

sorry; hardly ever get on this site, and when I do, it takes hours going through threads. Hope you got your distributor "fixed" ? There is no ...   08-01-2016 03:42 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pressure too high (23 replies - 4862 views)

Yes, looks like someone put in backwards. I would shim the spring with small flat washers in the back of the retaining cap; be sure ...   07-31-2016 03:41 pm

Carburetors > Fuel needles (3 replies - 1863 views)

Yes, both the needles and to a lesser extent the orifice wear due to the design. Unlike SU carbs where the needle does not touch ...   07-31-2016 03:23 pm

Body & interior stuff > Original rubber jensen script mats front (5 replies - 2832 views)

Stuart: having disassembled many "rusted" J-Hs here(everything east of the Mississippi rusts) I am sure I have many "passenger" side OEM floor mats. However, ...   07-31-2016 02:26 pm

Body & interior stuff > Bonnet(hood) Fitting (6 replies - 5487 views)

For ALL the hoods/bonnets I have reinstalled, they have all been the same: namely the front bolt goes as high as possible and the rear ...   07-31-2016 02:15 pm

Body & interior stuff > side window wipers/seals (3 replies - 1744 views)

Like others, I made a metal "U" shaped piece to install the originals, which I spread slightly more open with a tapered chisel. I Imagine ...   07-31-2016 02:09 pm

Body & interior stuff > Dyna Mat (8 replies - 2486 views)

Please be sure to "rust proof" your floor, witj POR-15, Mastercoat, or KBS before installing or you will be guaranteed to rust through the floor ...   07-31-2016 02:06 pm

Body & interior stuff > Help! Seat won't tilt forward, can't tighten track mounts (10 replies - 4242 views)

Having taken apart many rusted cars(a huge problem for those of living east of the Mississippi) I've done what many of you have ...   07-31-2016 02:05 pm

Body & interior stuff > Tarunk lock spring gadget (6 replies - 2050 views)

Does anyone know a source of that dadgummed spring fitting that goes around the trunk lock mechanism and has two barbs that when the lock ...   07-31-2016 01:49 pm

Body & interior stuff > Trunk lid (11 replies - 3745 views)

The trunk lid spring is just a torsion bar, and over time it weakens, just like any spring after much use. A luggage rack adds ...   07-31-2016 01:48 pm

Cooling > rebuilding the water pump (11 replies - 4499 views)

I still rebuild them, although I am running out of good cores. Please email me at RedRacerbm@gmail.com or call at 404-261-2552 if you like. bruce madden ...   06-27-2016 08:55 pm

Brakes > Brake Booster removal (8 replies - 3922 views)

Assuming the rebuilt one is the same as the originals, yes, there is an adjustment: if you have in back on the car, 1st remove ...   05-04-2016 05:02 pm

Ignition > oil in distributor 1975 Jensen (13 replies - 6755 views)

There is the large outer O-ring on the end of the shaft, then a smaller one for the plug holding the oil pressure relief spring(punch ...   08-20-2015 05:47 pm

Ignition > oil in distributor 1975 Jensen (13 replies - 6755 views)

There is the large outer O-ring on the end of the shaft, then a smaller one for the plug holding the oil pressure relief spring(punch ...   08-20-2015 05:47 pm

Ignition > Reinstalling the Lucas 25D distributor (4 replies - 3832 views)

There is the large outer O-ring on the end of the shaft, then a smaller one for the plug holding the oil pressure relief spring(punch ...   08-20-2015 05:43 pm

Intro Tech Board stuff > Jensen Healey Restoration in NY (4 replies - 2780 views)

Michael: try contacting Jim Reilly at 631-938-3069. He lives in Coram and has incredible knowledge of J-Hs, both strret and racing ...   08-18-2015 03:15 am

Fuel Stuff > rejuvenating fuel sending unit (7 replies - 7465 views)

Gents: sorry for not responding sooner; John Tiesler ( JTiesler@woway.com) has done quite a bit of work with a very close replacement: the Tr7/8, TBS5514 or ...   02-09-2015 10:43 pm

Miscellaneous > My JH & Delta (25 replies - 9864 views)

Nice going! Glad to hear the other two cars were in good company!! ...   02-09-2015 08:02 pm

Miscellaneous > My JH & Delta (25 replies - 9864 views)

John: just looked at your pix; I would STRONGLY recommend you put something over your driver's side floor mat as they are "Unobtainium"(as far as ...   02-09-2015 07:12 pm

Miscellaneous > My JH & Delta (25 replies - 9864 views)

John: Mike had his own shop in California for many years. He is a super mechanic and "go-getter" for anything J-H. You would have ...   02-09-2015 07:10 pm

Projects > New Project 17505 (6 replies - 2986 views)

I use whatever high grade is available; sorry, can't help you much with that but I don't think it will greatly affect the engine ...   02-04-2015 08:14 pm

Engine & Transmission > Timing belt pully alignment (1 reply - 1684 views)

Putting each of the bearings flush with the surface of the outer casing is fine(there will be a little space in the center) but don't ...   02-04-2015 07:18 pm

Projects > New Project 17505 (6 replies - 2986 views)

In addition to our "moderator's" recommendations, I woujld also add (4 speed only) Dow CVorning "M" Gear guard to the transmission and differential. 10% ...   02-04-2015 07:12 pm

Carburetors > air filter box (2 replies - 2089 views)

Goes to the breather tube for the crankcase, located on the top of the engine directly in front of the transmission. There should be ...   02-04-2015 07:07 pm

Body & interior stuff > Door Hinge Screw Heads (6 replies - 1775 views)

You can adjust the 3 door volts so there is some friction and then try to set the door. ...   06-07-2014 04:15 am

Carburetors > starting after a lay off (13 replies - 6852 views)

If you have SKYPE, most of these problems can be fixxed fairly easily(mine is rockclimber52). A vacuum gauge would be useful as well as ...   06-06-2014 09:29 pm

Body & interior stuff > Door Hinge Screw Heads (6 replies - 1775 views)

The adjustment for the doors is in the 3 bolts that go into the door itself. You will need to remove the door panel ...   06-06-2014 09:26 pm

Body & interior stuff > Windshield (6 replies - 5406 views)

The Jaguar's had a similar type windscreen, so maybe check for someone that does Jaguars. As for the "caulking" no one uses the rubber strips anymore ...   06-04-2014 06:13 pm

Projects > 16173 will be entering project status... (135 replies - 80472 views)

answerman: there is a very nice fix for "the bend" in the hood caused by someone inadvertantly trying to close it without lifting up the ...   03-05-2014 01:03 am

Engine & Transmission > OIL PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE (2 replies - 2469 views)

Tes--I have done it many times: Remove distributor; put old rag under opening to catch oil. Use small pin punch to push split roll pin into the ...   03-01-2014 05:23 pm

Engine & Transmission > Good oil seal - bad oil seal (9 replies - 7527 views)

Glad to see you found the problem; for all our engine rebuilds we wrap teflon tape around the big cam wheel bolts, since, as you ...   02-28-2014 06:48 pm

Engine & Transmission > Mark I cam belt tensioner need advice (17 replies - 7505 views)

Unfortunately, you're correct about the earlier front crank housings. Either update that one to the later housing(don't forget the marks are 10 degrees off ...   02-28-2014 06:02 pm

Brakes > Leaky brake valve (8 replies - 7941 views)

Bob: you remove the 2 sliding shafts and the small ball that actuates the electrical switch. No predrilling is necessary as the 2 bore ...   10-21-2012 04:34 pm

Brakes > Leaky brake valve (8 replies - 7941 views)

Jay, Bob: what Sander has done will not compromise your brake system. The 2 end caps are removed and tapped with a 1/8" tap, ...   10-20-2012 04:22 pm

Engine & Transmission > timing (4 replies - 2919 views)

Don't know if you got the timing issue solved yet from Brett, but not I would be happy to help. Do you have a webcam? ...   10-20-2012 03:55 am

Carburetors > Dellorto Filters? (7 replies - 6419 views)

Wow--nice neat engine bay--well done! ...   09-14-2012 12:34 pm

Cooling > Heater Bypass Valve (Vacuum Activated) (12 replies - 11076 views)

Just joined and rereading all the old mail: have plenty of the vacuum operated heater valves(still gold cadmium light plating). ...   09-12-2012 02:04 am

Cooling > Radiator Drain Plug (2 replies - 3562 views)

Just joined but assume you have it plugged": standard 3/8" by 16 threads/ inch. A decent hardware store will have this in brass. ...   09-11-2012 04:29 pm

Cooling > Where are the vent hose outlets on the heater (6 replies - 6511 views)

Jody: finally got logged into the JHPS web forum, something I should have done long ago; very impressed with your "HEATER BOX" videos--nice job. ...   09-10-2012 08:26 pm


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