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Engine & Transmission > problem hot starts & milky oil on dipstick (18 replies - 16690 views)

Before the doom and gloom congratulations on owning a JH, the're a great car as demonstrated by the taking of a class this year in the HSCC ...   11-17-2008 08:34 pm

Cooling > Heater Fan Troubleshooting (10 replies - 9882 views)

The one speed issue may be that a similar switch has been used as a replacement - you find that style of switch on all sorts of 1970's ...   08-07-2008 08:37 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Turn Signal mount to steering shaft broken - thoughts on fixing? (16 replies - 12999 views)

I fixed mine with a small metal strip and a couple of small pop rivets. Whatever way you do it the main problem is that ...   03-19-2008 01:42 pm

Engine & Transmission > OIl Filler Caps (1 reply - 2455 views)

I sure that 'Paul Matty Sports Cars' here in the uk list  the rubber seal. Have a look on the web site. I think it ...   12-06-2007 07:59 pm

Engine & Transmission > Seating the CAM Covers (6 replies - 4459 views)

If we all had a £/$ for every time we have said that we would sort out the cam leaks once and for all!! If you ...   07-14-2007 10:41 pm

Engine & Transmission > Starter Ring Gear Location (19 replies - 16016 views)

This might be a dum question, but would an aluminium flywheel need a different clutch plate from standard (a certain type of friction material?) and would ...   06-23-2007 10:03 am

Engine & Transmission > Cam Gears (8 replies - 6278 views)

I've bought stuff from Lotus Bits and have always had good service. Good if you want to upgrade your JH spec 907. He rallies a ...   06-20-2007 09:26 pm

Brakes > Help caliper pistons and new pads (30 replies - 25395 views)

I was speaking to an elderly gentleman yesteray who had the dubious privilage of being a manufacturer and supplier of parts to British cars in the ...   06-11-2007 04:56 pm

Engine & Transmission > Skimming the head (5 replies - 4533 views)

Just thought you might like to know I had 20" off the head and nothing has hit things it shouldn't. Any more than this and ...   06-09-2007 08:15 pm

Engine & Transmission > Skimming the head (5 replies - 4533 views)

I have had reason to take the head off my engine and although I have had no problems i that area I was pondering whether ...   05-18-2007 06:19 pm

Engine & Transmission > Accusump (10 replies - 6000 views)

Thanks for the help, I've now got my head around how it works. Jon ...   05-18-2007 06:01 pm

Engine & Transmission > Accusump (10 replies - 6000 views)

Thanks for the info', sounds the way to go. One point I'm still not sure on, even after reading various official info and instructions, is ...   05-18-2007 02:40 pm

Engine & Transmission > Accusump (10 replies - 6000 views)

I do a bit of hillclimbing and sprinting in my JH and have eventually learnt how to set the car up and drive fast enough ...   05-17-2007 05:37 pm

Brakes > Help caliper pistons and new pads (30 replies - 25395 views)

Apologise I meant to say the type of pads I use are Mintex 1144 (not 1147) which with the type 16's give real bite.  It might ...   05-17-2007 05:32 pm

Brakes > Help caliper pistons and new pads (30 replies - 25395 views)

I have recently improved the braking by a large margin by changing  the 'adequate' Girling Type 14 caliper fitted as standard to Girling Type 16 (probably ...   05-14-2007 02:38 pm

Brakes > No brake pressure (6 replies - 6978 views)

I once had a very similar problem on another 70's car and if I remember correctly (increasingly unlikely!) that was caused by a fault in ...   05-09-2007 09:15 pm

Engine & Transmission > Rebuilding/Upgrading the Engine - Advice Sought (25 replies - 18903 views)

Sounds like it will be a flier when you finished. However, once you've made it go faster in a straight line don't forget that there ...   05-01-2007 05:15 pm

Engine & Transmission > getrag 5 speed shift linkage (3 replies - 4295 views)

Phil Sounds like you have a problem, as from my experience the gear shift on the the Getrag is anything but sloppy, being stiffer/more awkward than the ...   03-31-2007 09:47 pm

Engine & Transmission > Head Gasket (1 reply - 2547 views)

Hi, As far as I am aware here in the UK you can only get the old type metal gaskets (if that's what it is) as ...   03-20-2007 12:32 pm

Engine & Transmission > Engine break-in procedures & break-in oils (5 replies - 4215 views)

As it's a Lotus unit you need a special type that won't show up on your garage floor!! ...   03-11-2007 08:09 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pickup Screen Repair/Replacement (2 replies - 3281 views)

Hi, As you are in the UK you could try Andy at Appleyard Engineering www.jensen.co.uk  . Or try the links on the Jensen Owners Club web ...   02-28-2007 09:31 pm

Engine & Transmission > Engine numbers (0 replies - 2489 views)

Hi, Carrying on from a reply I had about cam numbers I found the following site which might be of interest when trying to work out ...   12-31-2006 05:53 pm

Engine & Transmission > Sump Baffles (3 replies - 3855 views)

Judson, What are the fabled properties of the D or E cam that make them better than what I might have in my 907? Thanks Jon ...   12-30-2006 05:47 pm

Engine & Transmission > cam housing oil feed (3 replies - 4309 views)

Hi, I have previously read about restricting the oil feed to the top of the engine is a worthwhile modification but can't seem to find ...   12-15-2006 06:17 pm

Engine & Transmission > Limited Slip Rear End (12 replies - 18857 views)

Hi, The LSD seems a very rare and expensive beast over there with you lot. The flip side of having had to have to put ...   11-22-2006 05:46 pm

Engine & Transmission > need info for a Jensen Healey 1975 (3 replies - 4543 views)

Hi, Most of the running gear is Vauxhall Firenza/Viva. Some running gear parts from Opel Manta A's fit. Other bits are are common across many seventies british ...   11-18-2006 08:01 pm

Brakes > Brake Fade (8 replies - 10310 views)

I got mine from Appleyard Engineering www.jensen.co.uk Very helpful for all things Jensen, however it is in the UK, although such a small part would not ...   08-09-2006 09:48 am

Brakes > Brake Fade (8 replies - 10310 views)

Hi I had loud expensive sounding metalic tapping noise noise under the bonnet that I initially put down to imminent engine demise. Upon closer examination ...   08-08-2006 12:34 pm

Engine & Transmission > JH rear end information... (8 replies - 7849 views)

Don't forget you'll need a  5sp speedo cable as well. You have to shift the mounting plate backwards Jon ...   07-22-2006 06:21 pm

Engine & Transmission > cam cover gaskets (4 replies - 5946 views)

  My method, for what it's worth, is to use to cut a gasket out of a thin cork/rubber mix sheet (2mm?) using an original as a ...   06-22-2006 09:14 pm

Engine & Transmission > REBUILD CLARIFICATION (6 replies - 6318 views)

I you have a 'leak down test', where compressed air is forced into each cylinder a TDC and the rate of leak is measured, it ...   04-14-2006 09:17 pm

Engine & Transmission > Speedometer cable connection (1 reply - 3315 views)

Is it a five speed transmission? If it is, make sure you have all those gromets/bushes and other bits that go with them as I'm ...   03-27-2006 06:46 pm

Brakes > TR6 master cylinder conversion (22 replies - 38142 views)

Unfortunately I don't have the LR part number but if you look on the web site for Paddock Land Rovers, Matlock, Derbyshire, uk and follow the ...   03-27-2006 06:36 pm

Ignition > Ignition Timing Values (6 replies - 9299 views)

Hi,   I would agree that it depends on wear in parts, the correct ignition parts, carbs, head work, fuel rating. It's not unknown to ...   03-27-2006 01:09 pm

Brakes > TR6 master cylinder conversion (22 replies - 38142 views)

Hi, Great site, the info on many subjects has put my mind at rest - easy to get  paranoid regarding lotus engines and lucas electrics! Regarding brake ...   03-27-2006 12:52 pm


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