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Brakes > Lockheed handbrake not quite holding (9 replies - 3523 views)

Don't follow the manual advice re setting the self adjusters with the hand brake, it doesn't work! Instead, disconnect the handbrake cable and rod from ...   10-05-2017 04:21 am

Engine & Transmission > replacing 4-speed speedo pinion gear (6 replies - 299 views)

If no one on here can help, then it might be worth investing in one of these? https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Haynes-Workshop-Manual-Sunbeam-Rapier-Sunbeam-Alpine-H120-1967-1974-New-/253131919993?epid=176772057&hash=item3aefd69279%3Ag%3AJUsAAOSwOfdZq9Bq&_trkparms=pageci%253Abb77da00-a21b-11e7-bb6e-74dbd180b34b%257Cparentrq%253Aba34a1c615e0ab4d2bf181b1ffcf48dd%257Ciid%253A1 ...   09-25-2017 06:05 pm

Miscellaneous > Where can I find original Passenger side courtesy light? (3 replies - 173 views)

The interior courtesy light is a European Ford part number 69EG-13776-AA. They come up on eBay in Australia rarely and for extortionate prices. Your best ...   09-21-2017 08:57 pm

Engine & Transmission > 5 speed trans (1 reply - 149 views)

Do a google search for BMW part number 23221200795 (speedo pinion 4Z). I believe this is the right part, but the supplier should be able ...   09-17-2017 05:19 pm

Miscellaneous > 13556 back on road but some newbie questions (10 replies - 896 views)

I believe the instrument bulbs are LLB987. A quick Google search came up with these https://www.classiccarleds.co.uk/products/2-x-jaguar-mk2-triumph-tr3-tr4-tr6-speedo-rev-counter-led-gauge-bulbs-e10-mes-glb987-llb987-c15788 Delta also sell brighter 5W conventional bulbs part number MS1205 ...   06-16-2017 05:54 am

Miscellaneous > 13556 back on road but some newbie questions (10 replies - 896 views)

Hi Stu I agree with Bruce re the bonnet hinge bolts. Easiest way to do the job is to slightly loosen both boots and then, with ...   06-15-2017 08:53 pm

Electrical & Instruments > The joys of Lucas electrics (5 replies - 717 views)

Hi Chris I've had ongoing issues with my interior lights. The Prince of Darkness is temporarily in hiding, but he'll definitely be back. The interior lights ...   04-09-2017 10:00 am

Body & interior stuff > Paint Codes (6 replies - 684 views)

I'm very curious to know whether it's a match! Of course, a lot will depend on whether the "home of the Jensen" place in Banbury ...   03-28-2017 02:20 pm

Body & interior stuff > Paint Codes (6 replies - 684 views)

Hi Gordon Another suggestion. The JOC colour guru suggested in a 2009 post that Jensen Pine Green is the same colour as Matra Simca Hudson Vert. ...   03-28-2017 07:04 am

Body & interior stuff > Paint Codes (6 replies - 684 views)

Hi Gordon Hope you are keeping well. Glasurit have formulations for some of the ICI and Ault & Wiborg Jensen colours, but unfortunately Pine Green is ...   03-27-2017 05:42 pm

Body & interior stuff > GT Interior Retrim (2 replies - 578 views)

The fabric comes from SMS Auto Fabrics in Oregon (https://www.smsautofabrics.com/). Ask Doug there to supply the same fabric he supplied to me (Nigel Kieser). The ...   03-26-2017 05:50 am

Brakes > Lockheed Self Adjusters and Handbrake Function (4 replies - 2359 views)

Sorted. Today I replaced all the moving parts plus the wheel cylinders and the handbrake now works properly. I think the key issue was a ...   03-17-2017 06:14 pm

Brakes > Lockheed Self Adjusters and Handbrake Function (4 replies - 2359 views)

Despite the self-adjusters working properly, I have not been able to get my handbrake to work since the LSD axle was installed. What happens is ...   03-11-2017 03:55 pm

Brakes > Brakes (6 replies - 859 views)

Very sensible advice, provided a PO has not assembled both drum brakes incorrectly! ...   03-09-2017 07:11 am

Brakes > Brakes (6 replies - 859 views)

Be aware that the self-adjusters are portrayed incorrectly in the J-H workshop manual. See here http://www.jensenhealey.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=2272&forum_id=6 You might be better off looking at a TR7 or ...   03-08-2017 11:45 pm

Body & interior stuff > GT Interior Retrim (2 replies - 578 views)

Dear All At the end of last year I took the seats and door cards out of my GT and took them down to Rejen here ...   02-12-2017 12:53 pm

Engine & Transmission > Speedo setup post W58 conversion (10 replies - 3394 views)

Nisonger (www.nisonger.com) can calibrate Smiths mechanical speedometers. Worth checking with them beforehand whether the range of re-calibration you require is within the range of ...   02-10-2017 02:27 pm

Engine & Transmission > Speedo setup post W58 conversion (10 replies - 3394 views)

Hi Rick In the end I kept the stock Lotus / Toyota speedo gear, and had my speedo recalibrated to the appropriate tpm. It now reads ...   02-10-2017 06:38 am

Suspension > Lower Trailing Arm Mounting (3 replies - 826 views)

I remeasured wheel arch heights this morning, as I've not used the car for several months and wanted to see whether the suspension had leveled ...   01-16-2017 08:52 am

Suspension > Lower Trailing Arm Mounting (3 replies - 826 views)

Thanks Gordon, I haven't had the chassis/wheel alignment accurately checked. I've seen places online that offer laser wheel alignment, but don't I also need laser ...   01-15-2017 04:00 pm

Suspension > Lower Trailing Arm Mounting (3 replies - 826 views)

Dear All My GT still leans to one side, about 2cm lower on the right-hand (driver's) side at both the front and rear wheel arches. ...   01-15-2017 09:54 am

Electrical & Instruments > Wacky Tachometer (9 replies - 1807 views)

I fitted a relay today, wired such that the tacho isn't energised during cranking (so no wild needle bounce), and it seems to have solved ...   12-18-2016 08:12 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Wacky Tachometer (9 replies - 1807 views)

Thanks Brett. My next move, as suggested by Chris at Spiyda, is to install a relay wired so that the tacho is not energised ...   12-12-2016 06:09 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Wacky Tachometer (9 replies - 1807 views)

3 ohm coil, no ballast resistor (or resistor wire) in the circuit... ...   12-12-2016 02:57 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Wacky Tachometer (9 replies - 1807 views)

An update. I had the tacho out again yesterday. Cleaned all the contacts with emery paper, replaced the female spade connector on the earth wire ...   12-11-2016 02:44 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Wacky Tachometer (9 replies - 1807 views)

Thanks Joachim. If the voltage was too low (possible given the age of the tacho electronics and the fact that I'm running with electronic ignition) ...   11-21-2016 06:30 am

Electrical & Instruments > Wacky Tachometer (9 replies - 1807 views)

Dear All I am really struggling with the tachometer in my GT which, despite being calibrated 3 times, is still reading low. It is the standard ...   11-20-2016 04:58 pm

Projects > Got it started (76 replies - 21191 views)

It certainly sounds like it! How was the seat removal process? Any of the bolts stuck solid? Any useful hints and tips? (this is the ...   11-09-2016 05:11 pm

Carburetors > Dellorto 45 jetting as found (37 replies - 7188 views)

Ah, Brian, now there you've got me. I can pass on carburettor info from workshop manuals, but to actually explain it is beyond me. I'm ...   11-05-2016 06:34 am

Carburetors > Dellorto 45 jetting as found (37 replies - 7188 views)

Hi Brian I was trying to post a scan from the Lotus workshop manual, which shows DHLA45 jetting for the various "specs" of Lotus engines from ...   11-04-2016 08:56 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > VIN Database / Location Jensen GT (7 replies - 1988 views)

Don't worry redracer, the question was directed at "Jensen GT" who has just taken #30312 on... ...   10-16-2016 03:32 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > VIN Database / Location Jensen GT (7 replies - 1988 views)

Hi I have collated a list of UK-based GTs, based on internet research and contacts within the JOC. My list is far from complete, but ...   10-16-2016 12:02 pm

Engine & Transmission > Engine Flatlines At Random (15 replies - 2909 views)

I'm no expert either, but it sounds like an electrical fault to me as well. One easy thing to check would be the coil ...   08-25-2016 01:58 pm

Suspension > Changing front wheel bearings (12 replies - 2856 views)

Good tip. Shame I don't have a dremel tool. I also noticed that the anti-squeal shims had been fitted the wrong way round. The J-H ...   08-22-2016 02:21 pm

Suspension > Changing front wheel bearings (12 replies - 2856 views)

Thanks all. Job done. Successfully (I think). Just need to wait for my son to get home so he can help me ...   08-22-2016 12:58 pm

Suspension > Changing front wheel bearings (12 replies - 2856 views)

Thanks Brett. So is the seal going to remain stationary relative to the hub and, therefore, rotate relative to the spindle? In which case I ...   08-21-2016 01:24 pm

Suspension > Changing front wheel bearings (12 replies - 2856 views)

Thanks all. Turns out my GT indeed has hubs with the later metal collar (shield) and small rubber seal. The new hub ...   08-21-2016 12:47 pm

Suspension > Changing front wheel bearings (12 replies - 2856 views)

Dear all Although my GT passed its MOT inspection a few weeks back, the tester commented on the slight play in the front wheels and suggested ...   08-16-2016 04:59 am

Engine & Transmission > W58 Gearbox (5 replies - 4065 views)

Dear forum users I installed the JDK S3 short throw shifter on the W58 gearbox in my GT today. Here are some images of the shifter ...   07-23-2016 04:20 pm

Engine & Transmission > Rear end gear ratios (1 reply - 947 views)

Hi Jetcat What's the chassis number of your J-H? According to Richard Calver, J-H's with chassis numbers between approximately 18300 and 18900 had the federal rubber ...   07-03-2016 07:35 am


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