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Projects > 19744 Running (11 replies - 8941 views)

I finally got the rebuilt seats back in. I decided to go with repairing the JH seats instead of replacing them with Miata seats ...   06-08-2014 01:46 am

Carburetors > starting after a lay off (13 replies - 8371 views)

Possibly something bad in the vacuum system? The amount of vacuum to the carbs and distributor is different under load. Possibly a hose ...   06-01-2014 05:00 pm

Projects > 19744 Running (11 replies - 8941 views)

Funny the small things that catch me in getting this thing back to snuff. As everyone knows, it never rains in California. But ...   05-21-2014 11:10 pm

Projects > 19744 Running (11 replies - 8941 views)

I have been remiss in updating my progress.  Largely because I have been out having fun with the car. As mentioned previously, I wanted to recheck ...   05-20-2014 03:41 am

Brakes > Master cylinder rebuild (0 replies - 2496 views)

My brakes have been working fine, but the brake fluid tank on my master cylinder was seriously discolored and cracking, so I decided to try ...   05-20-2014 02:20 am

Cooling > Running hot (10 replies - 9288 views)

I went out and looked at the spare water pump core and thermostat I had sitting around. I stand corrected. The water flow ...   05-19-2014 11:57 pm

Cooling > Running hot (10 replies - 9288 views)

My understanding is that engine coolant temperatures usually run right around the boiling point of water (100C). I think the lack of a thermostat ...   05-18-2014 02:17 am

Projects > 19744 Running (11 replies - 8941 views)

I got the tank back from the shop this past week. The price ended up being $240. They said they had to fix ...   04-30-2014 11:19 pm

Fuel Stuff > rejuvenating fuel sending unit (7 replies - 9108 views)

The first time I put the sending unit back in I had a leak. I had a new gasket, cleaned the mating surface of ...   04-30-2014 10:25 pm

Fuel Stuff > rejuvenating fuel sending unit (7 replies - 9108 views)

(thought I would put my experience here in case it is of help to anyone else) In getting my JH back running after sitting for several ...   04-30-2014 04:51 am

Projects > 19744 Running (11 replies - 8941 views)

It has been a while since my last update.  I have been making progress and also have been out having fun with it.  The exhaust ...   04-26-2014 12:32 am

Projects > 16173 will be entering project status... (162 replies - 103124 views)

The only reason I know for connecting the crankcase ventilation to the air box is for pollution control: the blowby gets sent back into the ...   04-09-2014 07:39 pm

Body & interior stuff > head rests (2 replies - 2695 views)

Judging from the description, the headrests cannot be removed unless the D-shaped spring is removed. Or possibly if you pull hard enough to break ...   04-06-2014 03:19 am

Engine & Transmission > cams, valve timing and ignition timing (106 replies - 49880 views)

Back in the mid 90's I put a 2.2L crank and pistons in my JH5. I did not change anything else, even the cam ...   04-05-2014 12:57 am

Projects > 19744 Running (11 replies - 8941 views)

19744 is now street legal!  I finally got the drive train and front suspension good enough to take it to the DMV and get it ...   04-05-2014 12:44 am

Cooling > Heater Bypass Valve (Vacuum Activated) (12 replies - 12921 views)

The heater does add some cooling capacity when water if flowing through it. If the cooling system is working correctly, it should not be ...   03-31-2014 05:44 pm

Carburetors > Cams and Cam pulleys (3 replies - 3816 views)

Attached should be the circuit I used to replace my ignition switch.  This gets rid of the steering column switch entirely and replaces it with ...   03-29-2014 04:37 pm

Carburetors > Cams and Cam pulleys (3 replies - 3816 views)

I had a problem with my ignition switch as well. It was not making reliable contact so the engine would misfire sometimes. The ...   03-28-2014 05:35 am

Ignition > Electronic Ignition (13 replies - 8910 views)

I also have also had an XR700 for many years. The tach works OK, but reads about 30% high (checked against a couple of ...   03-28-2014 05:07 am

Carburetors > Factory Air Box with Strombergs (7 replies - 6531 views)

Mine has gaskets, though they are so old and hard, I am not sure they are actually doing anything useful. But if there are ...   03-21-2014 06:55 pm

Engine & Transmission > Where do I lift the engine from? (5 replies - 5746 views)

From my recent experience, I would not recommend engine removal by lifting the body from the subframe. When I read the above description, I ...   03-19-2014 04:57 am

Projects > 19744 Running (11 replies - 8941 views)

Finally got enough together to get the engine running smoothly.  No oil leaks at last!  I completely redid the front suspension including the isolators between ...   01-23-2014 02:46 am

Engine & Transmission > Getting the rocker covers oil tight (9 replies - 4911 views)

If the gasket is sliding out at the back of the lower (exhaust) cover, it may be that you did not get rid off all ...   12-27-2013 02:42 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Jensen Healey & Jensen GT VIN Database (278 replies - 245811 views)

VIN # 19744 Official build date: 12-31-1974 First sold: 1976 Engine #: B74 12 10671 5-speed getrag transmission Spare engine: B74 10 9328 (with 4-speed trans. Both from demolished ...   07-16-2013 03:55 am


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