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Projects > 16173 will be entering project status... (162 replies - 101458 views)

Glad to hear the JH is on the road again, I've enjoyed following your progress on this thread. There was a Nash Metropolitan in the next ...   10-03-2016 08:13 am

Engine & Transmission > Engine Flatlines At Random (15 replies - 4827 views)

I'm inclined to lean towards fuelling, if the engine revs drop back but still ticks over, and you need to pump the throttle to get ...   08-30-2016 08:53 am

Ignition > Misfire after 30 minutes (30 replies - 10211 views)

I've not delved into the inner workings of a volt gauge but have managed to bring back to life the tach and fuel sender, it ...   06-06-2016 08:47 am

Ignition > Misfire after 30 minutes (30 replies - 10211 views)

The cheap fixes are always the most satisfying! Glad you got it sorted. ...   05-21-2016 10:19 am

Ignition > Misfire after 30 minutes (30 replies - 10211 views)

You mentioned the coil is too hot to hold for any period of time, either there is increased resistance in the circuit (plugs/gaps, dizzy cap ...   05-11-2016 01:53 pm

Engine & Transmission > 5 Speed Gear Lube (6 replies - 6248 views)

Reading this old post- I've got a 4 speed with a slight crunch into 4th- The box was refurbed recently but the previous owner installed, ...   11-19-2015 10:28 am

Body & interior stuff > Side view mirrors (4 replies - 2394 views)

I believe Tex Automotive were the original suppliers of the mirrors, and they are one UK company that is still in business.... Www.texautomotive.com ...   11-16-2015 05:54 am

Carburetors > Jetting DHLA40 (3 replies - 2551 views)

After looking at some specs Brett kindly emailed, upped my mains from 130 to 145 and main air corrector to 190. Left my slow running at ...   11-15-2015 03:08 pm

Carburetors > Jetting DHLA40 (3 replies - 2551 views)

Just wondering what the general consensus is on the best jetting/choke size for DHLA40E, stock Euro cams, 2.0. There is a wealth of info on different ...   11-10-2015 02:38 pm

Ignition > hard to start (1 reply - 1758 views)

I've got the exact same setup and this seems strange. I don't think its the MSD as that shouldn't affect the voltmeter, and I think ...   11-03-2015 10:09 am

Engine & Transmission > Sprocket timing (14 replies - 6156 views)

If you want to sanity check the relative positions of the sprockets and timing marks there is a good image here http://www.jensenhealey.com/forums/attachment.php?id=69 Although if you have 110IN ...   08-05-2015 09:28 am

Accessories > Roll over bar (1 reply - 2628 views)

Has anyone got a street roll bar for a J-H? I'm based in UK but they are as rare as hens teeth over here. -Jim ...   03-02-2015 02:35 pm

Carburetors > Sluggish acceleration (9 replies - 6611 views)

I had a similar situation with my rear Dellortos having wet plugs. In the end I rebuilt the carbs, two of the pump jets weren't ...   02-28-2015 07:57 am

Brakes > Brake Booster removal (12 replies - 5230 views)

Came out with the cables attached if I remember correctly. But once you can get at the back, its no trouble releasing the cables and ...   02-26-2015 05:44 pm

Brakes > Brake Booster removal (12 replies - 5230 views)

Just changed the booster on mine last year. Actually more straightforward than I thought, did it all from the engine bay. You can unbolt the pedal ...   02-26-2015 04:02 pm

Carburetors > Jammed pump jets (1 reply - 2219 views)

Managed to make a tool to press them out, they were completely knackered, they have clearly not been inspected since the car was built. Have ...   02-23-2015 11:38 am

Carburetors > Jammed pump jets (1 reply - 2219 views)

Anyone got a good technique to get jammed pump jets out of a Dellorto? Mine are all completely solid. I've tried the needle nose pliers ...   02-19-2015 06:49 pm

Carburetors > Sluggish acceleration (9 replies - 6611 views)

If the battery is good it sounds like you've possibly got a bad earth, may be worth checking the earth straps out? This could also be ...   01-04-2015 09:45 pm

Carburetors > Sluggish acceleration (9 replies - 6611 views)

Possibly one of your idle jets has got gunked up? That would explain why its fine at high RPM as they only work under 3000rpm Also ...   12-29-2014 07:57 am

Carburetors > Velocity Stacks (16 replies - 14835 views)

Quick update- Lotus fibreglass airbox now obtained from Lotusbits, (last one he had, off one of the old rally cars), filled a few holes, sprayed ...   10-17-2014 10:44 am

Carburetors > Velocity Stacks (16 replies - 14835 views)

I'll keep a look out to see if any Lotus airboxes come up for sale in the UK. In the meantime I've got the original JH ...   10-06-2014 01:52 pm

Carburetors > Velocity Stacks (16 replies - 14835 views)

My engine looks stock, but this car has some paperwork with it that implies an engine swap may have been made in its past. The ...   10-05-2014 03:39 pm

Carburetors > Velocity Stacks (16 replies - 14835 views)

Yes must just drive it harder, even more fun when all around you are whirring hybrid eco-boxes and you have crazy induction roar... Now I've ...   10-03-2014 06:34 am

Carburetors > Velocity Stacks (16 replies - 14835 views)

I've heard that the JH was known as the Torqueless Wonder, wasn't sure whether that was referring to the Strombergs and different valve timing, or ...   10-02-2014 06:44 pm

Carburetors > Velocity Stacks (16 replies - 14835 views)

Having ironed out most of the main issues with 17607 I'm now down to tuning it up for the best to match my driving style. I'm looking ...   10-02-2014 03:06 pm

Brakes > Noise from Brake Pedal (26 replies - 15756 views)

A quick update. Took the servo off and on the bench looked through the valve hole with a torch to see the condition- on one ...   09-28-2014 05:36 pm

Brakes > Noise from Brake Pedal (26 replies - 15756 views)

Probably wishful thinking on my part but after driving it around a bit it seems the new MC has helped with the feel, but the ...   09-23-2014 07:41 pm

Brakes > Noise from Brake Pedal (26 replies - 15756 views)

I think that's the seal I need included with this kit. With the MC off I should be able to access well enough to remove ...   09-22-2014 10:35 am

Brakes > Noise from Brake Pedal (26 replies - 15756 views)

The vacuum doesn't recover, drops off sharply for the duration of the full down brake pedal (that's the noise I was hearing). Recovers immediately the ...   09-20-2014 06:38 pm

Brakes > Noise from Brake Pedal (26 replies - 15756 views)

OK the brakes are now pretty much modern car feel, ok not 4 pot calipers like my BMW but then the JH is a lot ...   09-20-2014 03:48 pm

Brakes > Noise from Brake Pedal (26 replies - 15756 views)

The new 'TR6' master cylinder arrived this afternoon so I have installed it. I can confirm the Land Rover master cylinder I just removed had ...   09-19-2014 06:23 pm

Brakes > Noise from Brake Pedal (26 replies - 15756 views)

I've got a GMC234 (TR6) Master Cylinder on order. Using the math it looks like:   Original stock master cylinder (two possible sizes): 3/4 (19.05)... area 285mm2 13/16 (20.6)... ...   09-17-2014 10:59 am

Brakes > Noise from Brake Pedal (26 replies - 15756 views)

Jim Ketcham wrote: The fitting sizes and positions are the same. That is 3/8-24 and 7/16-20 as you stated. The TR6 master should ...   09-17-2014 08:57 am

Brakes > Noise from Brake Pedal (26 replies - 15756 views)

I will pull the master cylinder and verify the size when I get a moment. The car had a Girling type MC on it unusually with ...   09-16-2014 08:24 pm

Brakes > Noise from Brake Pedal (26 replies - 15756 views)

Interesting points as I have my doubts on the master cylinder. To put it into perspective I would say the brakes are 'borderline OK' and ...   09-16-2014 07:57 am

Brakes > Noise from Brake Pedal (26 replies - 15756 views)

Nothing like seventies brakes to sharpen the senses when you are in traffic... But there is an appeal in improving on the original design with more ...   09-15-2014 07:24 pm

Brakes > Noise from Brake Pedal (26 replies - 15756 views)

Yes Paddock are the people I got it from. The brakes are OK, but my daily driver is a newish BMW so it is probably ...   09-15-2014 06:15 pm

Brakes > Noise from Brake Pedal (26 replies - 15756 views)

Yes it is a SWB LR Master Cylinder. When I checked it, it looked like a 3/4" bore. It was certainly comparable to the one that came ...   09-15-2014 10:13 am

Brakes > Noise from Brake Pedal (26 replies - 15756 views)

Hi Slowly working my way around the JH and have replaced calipers, flexi's, master cylinder and lines, and put in a set of green stuff pads ...   09-14-2014 01:53 pm

Fuel Stuff > rejuvenating fuel sending unit (7 replies - 8929 views)

Had my sender out this weekend; unfortunately couldn't restore it using WD40- so then decided to open it up (3 tabs need bending up to remove top ...   05-05-2014 07:25 am


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