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Engine & Transmission > Rear end gear ratios (1 reply - 1015 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 08:35 am

Projects > More "bling" for the Jensen Healey (16 replies - 5325 views)

Thanks John! Which of the 3 logos are you referring to? The "J" badge at the bottom of the rear screen and the "JENSEN GT" script ...   06-22-2016 05:19 am

Projects > More "bling" for the Jensen Healey (16 replies - 5325 views)

Dear forum users I have finally completed the up-blinging of my GT. It now has all the exterior trims that were fitted when it left the ...   06-19-2016 02:48 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > any info. on 11001 from MD? 1973 (4 replies - 1458 views)

Richard Calver's website has all the info you need http://www.richardcalver.com/article_jh1.htm ...   04-23-2016 04:17 pm

Engine & Transmission > W58 Gearbox (5 replies - 4277 views)

Hi Andrew Is this the Cube short throw shifter you're referring to? http://www.ebay.com/itm/CUBE-Speed-short-shifter-to-suit-Toyota-Supra-W40-W55-W57-W58-R154-/321567946549?hash=item4adef17735:g:ObsAAOSwEppUUdVK&vxp=mtr Best wishes, Nigel ...   03-16-2016 08:54 am

Engine & Transmission > W58 Gearbox (5 replies - 4277 views)

Dear Forum Users As I have posted elsewhere, last year LotusBits replaced the Getrag 235/5 gearbox in my GT with a Toyota W58 gearbox out of ...   03-15-2016 01:13 pm

Body & interior stuff > Bonnet(hood) Fitting (6 replies - 5379 views)

Thanks to a fellow Jensenite in the UK, I've now sorted the bonnet fit on my GT. Here's the technique he suggested: 1. In most ...   02-13-2016 09:56 am

Body & interior stuff > Bonnet(hood) Fitting (6 replies - 5379 views)

Hi On my GT the o/s rear of the bonnet sits about one cm proud of the o/s front wing. I tried out the above technique ...   02-12-2016 02:50 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Starter Solenoid (4 replies - 2128 views)

Thanks Tim. Can you please expand on your second point? I'm no auto electrics expert, but looking at the GT wiring diagram it ...   02-07-2016 09:48 am

Electrical & Instruments > Starter Solenoid (4 replies - 2128 views)

Have just sorted the problem. Actually, there wasn't a problem at all, it was just my incompetence / lack of knowledge. OK so the red / ...   02-06-2016 01:31 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Starter Solenoid (4 replies - 2128 views)

Dear Forum Users I have been temporarily defeated by the starter solenoid. At least, that's what I think has defeated me. Allow me to explain... I fitted ...   02-06-2016 10:24 am

Brakes > Lockheed Brake Shoes (3 replies - 1606 views)

I recently bought some new Lockheed brake shoes from a well known Jensen parts supplier in the UK, as I was struggling to find the ...   02-01-2016 07:03 am

Brakes > Lockheed Self Adjusters and Handbrake Function (4 replies - 2475 views)

Bump. Photos added ...   01-31-2016 10:04 am

Brakes > Lockheed Self Adjusters and Handbrake Function (4 replies - 2475 views)

Dear Forum Users The handbrake on my GT has never worked very well, even with the clevis on the handbrake cable adjusted to its tightest setting. ...   01-23-2016 07:02 pm

Projects > More "bling" for the Jensen Healey (16 replies - 5325 views)

Thanks! I thought it might stand for "Jensen Man Hates Ornamentation"... ...   01-16-2016 07:47 pm

Projects > More "bling" for the Jensen Healey (16 replies - 5325 views)

Indeed! What looks good on our cars is a very subjective thing. By the way, what does "JMHO" stand for? ...   01-16-2016 05:29 pm

Projects > More "bling" for the Jensen Healey (16 replies - 5325 views)

I did some research on the bonnet trailing edge finisher, and found out that it is made from the same trim used on the sills ...   01-11-2016 06:06 pm

Engine & Transmission > driveshaft for W58 5 speed conversion (5 replies - 1777 views)

Opinions differ on this question. I think with a stock engine, the 3.45:1 diff and W58 gearbox combination is too tall. But my ...   12-27-2015 12:30 am

Engine & Transmission > driveshaft for W58 5 speed conversion (5 replies - 1777 views)

Hi Gordon You're quite right, the central bearing was from the Marina. I read also that the Getrag box has a fixed rear flange, so ...   12-23-2015 11:15 pm

Engine & Transmission > driveshaft for W58 5 speed conversion (5 replies - 1777 views)

Hi The 2-piece propshaft is not necessary regardless of which gearbox is fitted. The PO had already replaced the 2-piece driveshaft on my GT while it ...   12-22-2015 09:18 am

Brakes > Brakes - rear lockheed (4 replies - 2156 views)

Hi I've just finished refurbishing the Lockheed drum brakes and handbrake on my GT. I replaced all the nuts and bolts on the handbrake pivot ...   12-13-2015 05:56 pm

Brakes > brake drum removal 75 jh (6 replies - 2452 views)

I stripped the drum brakes on my GT over the weekend, and was anticipating issues removing the drums, but got lucky as they came straight ...   12-01-2015 11:32 pm

Projects > 19064 - autocross project car for SCCA's FSP class (42 replies - 12093 views)

Hi Steve I've got the Lotusbits big bore exhaust system fitted to my GT and I can't recommend it highly enough. I don't compete in ...   11-29-2015 09:46 pm

Projects > More "bling" for the Jensen Healey (16 replies - 5325 views)

Hi Frank The other item of bling that Jensen added was a chrome finisher strip on the trailing edge of the bonnet. I've never seen ...   10-26-2015 07:18 pm

Projects > More "bling" for the Jensen Healey (16 replies - 5325 views)

Hi Frank The tried and tested route for adding more bling to the J-H would be to follow the same approach that Jensen did with the ...   10-14-2015 08:29 am

Engine & Transmission > Speedo setup post W58 conversion (10 replies - 3617 views)

That's good advice, many thanks! ...   10-06-2015 04:16 pm

Engine & Transmission > Speedo setup post W58 conversion (10 replies - 3617 views)

Thanks Jerry. Do you know if all these gear sets would fit any W58 gearbox? My local Toyota dealer could not be 100% ...   10-06-2015 05:25 am

Engine & Transmission > Speedo setup post W58 conversion (10 replies - 3617 views)

Dear forum users After the W58 gearbox swap in my GT, I've noticed that my speedo is reading about 15% low. I've done some calculations, ...   10-05-2015 09:58 pm

Engine & Transmission > Differences between MkII engine and GT engine? (16 replies - 5654 views)

The GT parts manual shows different RH engine mountings and subframe for T75 engined cars. With the T75 engine, the subframe bracket to which ...   09-14-2015 10:07 pm

Engine & Transmission > Differences between MkII engine and GT engine? (16 replies - 5654 views)

A few more thoughts... 1. The water pump and fan setup may be different, as T75 engines had the later viscous shrouded fan and crossflow radiator ...   09-14-2015 09:30 pm

Engine & Transmission > Differences between MkII engine and GT engine? (16 replies - 5654 views)

I think it depends what engine was fitted to the GT. Jensen used whatever engines they had available at the time, including A74 (Dellorto), ...   09-14-2015 08:30 pm

Electrical & Instruments > JH TACHOMETER VS PERTRONIX IGNITION (18 replies - 14790 views)

Hi Bill The fundamental issue here is that the original Jensen-Healey Smiths tachometer is designed to be wired in series with the coil ("current triggered" or ...   09-09-2015 01:57 pm

Engine & Transmission > 5 speed longevity (20 replies - 8047 views)

I think the problem with the Getrag 235 as fitted to the BMW 2002 is that it has a fixed bell-housing so it would not ...   09-07-2015 09:27 pm

Engine & Transmission > Urgent advice request (12 replies - 5116 views)

Dear Forum Users I’m posting this chart more to catalyse debate than anything else… http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p491/Nigel_Kieser/NUY%20903P%20torque%20and%20lambda_zpsoazpb7t7.jpg It shows engine torque and lambda readings (I managed to extract these from ...   09-02-2015 12:41 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Handling (1 reply - 1565 views)

Slanderous perhaps, factually incorrect definitely! Has anyone ever seen a GT (or Healey for that matter) with an aluminium exhaust manifold? It would ...   08-13-2015 05:28 am

Engine & Transmission > Urgent advice request (12 replies - 5116 views)

Hi Kurt I asked Mike Taylor about this. He said it is due to the tuned length of the big bore exhaust system. No ...   08-11-2015 05:17 pm

Engine & Transmission > Urgent advice request (12 replies - 5116 views)

Hi Joachim Here are the wheel dyno results with various airbox setups. Peak wheel bhp with the 907/912HC and Lotus airbox is 153.5bhp at 6000rpm. ...   08-11-2015 03:10 pm

Intro Tech Board stuff > Viewable Images (6 replies - 3195 views)

Thanks Joachim. I've just re-edited some of my posts as you instructed... ...   08-09-2015 10:09 am

Intro Tech Board stuff > Viewable Images (6 replies - 3195 views)

Thanks Joachim. Photobucket I have used before. How do the tags work? Do you paste the relevant photobucket url between the ...   08-05-2015 01:23 pm

Intro Tech Board stuff > Viewable Images (6 replies - 3195 views)

Thanks Tom. Changing from .png to .jpg file format made a huge difference - I can now get under the 102.4kB file size limit ...   08-01-2015 05:24 pm


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