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Accessories > Jensen GT steering wheel (5 replies - 5809 views)

That must have been quite a scrap yard to have a Jensen GT steering wheel... There is actually one for sale on eBay UK as of ...   06-03-2015 05:41 pm

Suspension > Uneven ride height (15 replies - 8545 views)

And another photo ...   05-28-2015 12:49 pm

Suspension > Uneven ride height (15 replies - 8545 views)

Another photo ...   05-28-2015 12:49 pm

Suspension > Uneven ride height (15 replies - 8545 views)

The body lean is sorted, at least to within a 5 mm difference between front wheel arch height measurements, which is good enough for me. ...   05-28-2015 12:47 pm

Wheels > Polished & Painted Stock Wheels (19 replies - 10500 views)

Over here in the UK where the roads are salted, general consensus is that it's better not to apply a clear lacquer to JH / ...   05-20-2015 04:09 pm

Suspension > Uneven ride height (15 replies - 8545 views)

Hi Jim Given all the suspension components you have replaced, I suspect the most likely causes of your body lean are: 1. Distorted front subframe 2. Incorrect positioning ...   05-20-2015 07:03 am

Suspension > Uneven ride height (15 replies - 8545 views)

Hi Jim Further investigation of the body lean on my GT has revealed incorrect positioning of the bolt hole in the driver's side chassis rail for ...   05-19-2015 07:12 am

Suspension > Uneven ride height (15 replies - 8545 views)

I am less sure about the positioning of a rear spacer / shim, because I have not personally had the rear suspension of my GT ...   05-06-2015 06:06 am

Suspension > Uneven ride height (15 replies - 8545 views)

Hi Jim I would have thought it would be preferable to replicate the factory position of the front spacer/shim i.e. between the front coil spring insulator ...   05-06-2015 05:58 am

Electrical & Instruments > GT Rear Washer Pump Wanted (3 replies - 5161 views)

I think I've got as close as I'm going to get. This bottle / pump assembly (http://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/Item--i-215822ALT) was used in post 1980 Minis, the ...   05-05-2015 03:27 pm

Suspension > Uneven ride height (15 replies - 8545 views)

Hi Jim Yeah, when I was trying to find those mounting assemblies, Andy Brooks at Appleyards had the insulators in polyeurethane but not the metal housings, ...   05-05-2015 01:35 pm

Suspension > Uneven ride height (15 replies - 8545 views)

Hi Jim I've been having almost exactly the same issue with my GT, and with almost the same amount of differential lean to the driver's side. ...   05-05-2015 10:16 am

Suspension > Rear wheel bearings (7 replies - 8063 views)

Last week I had to remove the half shafts from a spare JH axle I had bought for my GT. I managed to get ...   05-02-2015 10:42 am

Body & interior stuff > GT Corduroy Seat Fabric (0 replies - 1488 views)

After many weeks of Googling and the accumulation of a significant number of fabric samples (including, memorably, from Pooch Snoozer dog beds), I reckon I've ...   04-26-2015 02:36 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (34 replies - 17317 views)

I'm not yet sure whether the factory fit 3.45:1 cwp diff will be too tall for the W58 gearbox (which is generally taller geared than ...   04-26-2015 02:24 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (34 replies - 17317 views)

I finally surrendered to the inevitable and had the Getrag 235/5 removed in favour of a Toyota W58 gearbox from a Lotus Excel. What made ...   04-26-2015 02:23 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (34 replies - 17317 views)

Progress with the engine upgrade has been slower than expected, largely because the powder coaters took ages to redo the cam covers. Still, the engine ...   04-26-2015 02:22 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (34 replies - 17317 views)

Here's the bhp/torque curve from the pre-engine upgrade dyno run. The dashed lines show what the engine would have originally done. The upgrade ...   04-26-2015 02:10 pm

Ignition > Electronic Ignition (13 replies - 9757 views)

Hi Georg From what I've read on the JHPS and JOC fora, it's easier (read, less difficult) to fit a 912 engine in a LHD GT ...   04-20-2015 10:49 pm

Ignition > Electronic Ignition (13 replies - 9757 views)

Hi Georg Mike Taylor at LotusBits is also fitting the same distributor to the engine of my GT, which is currently being upgraded to 907/912 hybrid ...   04-20-2015 01:10 pm

Engine & Transmission > 5 speed longevity (20 replies - 11829 views)

Steady on! Some of us European types of 1970s vintage could start taking offence :-) But on a more serious note, while the 235/5 box had ...   03-25-2015 10:37 pm

Engine & Transmission > 5 speed longevity (20 replies - 11829 views)

People don't like the Getrag a) because it has the dogleg 1st shift pattern, b) because it doesn't have a proper overdrive 5th, and c) ...   03-24-2015 07:52 am

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 24935 views)

Hi Jensenman Did you have a stock 907 in your JH5? Or had you already upgraded the engine when you decided that the back end ...   03-23-2015 11:16 am

Cooling > fan clutch (18 replies - 11285 views)

When this same question came up on the JOC forum, it was suggested that the viscous fan coupling might be from a 1972-75 Hillman Avenger? ...   03-16-2015 11:10 pm

Cooling > fan clutch (18 replies - 11285 views)

I think this is also referred to as the viscous coupling, as fitted to JH5s and GTs? In which case most people don't bother replacing ...   03-16-2015 01:05 pm

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 24935 views)

He's converting the clutch from hydraulic to cable actuation. I can't give you anymore detail, but would be happy to provude photos of the ...   02-21-2015 08:53 pm

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 24935 views)

Hi Steven LotusBits are doing the conversion, and I'm not sure what (if any) mods Mike intends for the bottom end. He hasn't mentioned any ...   02-21-2015 08:39 pm

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 24935 views)

Hi JD The tall back end remains a concern. I'm hoping that the extra power and torque of the 907/912HC hybrid engine will compensate for ...   02-21-2015 07:07 pm

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 24935 views)

After a great deal of research on other options, I have come to the conclusion that there is no easy way of keeping a Getrag ...   02-21-2015 06:20 am

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (34 replies - 17317 views)

I have returned to the "nearly everything works on my Jensen" category. Dang... On the way to LotusBits this morning for installation of a 907/912HC ...   02-06-2015 07:38 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (34 replies - 17317 views)

Hi Chris Ouch, that must hurt a lot. I can see the attraction, given busted ribs and 38 degree temperatures, of putting your feet up ...   02-03-2015 07:30 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (34 replies - 17317 views)

Thanks Chris. I think the TV advert for the lottery mentions something along the lines of "play makes winning possible"? So I'd better ...   01-30-2015 06:27 am

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (34 replies - 17317 views)

Hi Gordon Nice to hear from you. Jason has some of the original corduroy material, but it's dark blue. Depending on whether I can ...   01-25-2015 11:02 am

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (34 replies - 17317 views)

I don't like the way the wheels have been painted, and will get them properly refurbished to the original factory appearance in the Spring. I ...   01-24-2015 07:20 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (34 replies - 17317 views)

I replaced the front coil springs and removing a packer which was fitted to the passenger's side front coil spring only. This was apparently ...   01-24-2015 07:18 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (34 replies - 17317 views)

When I bought the car it had Lucas square 8 driving lamps fitted. I removed them, as they weren't wired correctly and kept blowing ...   01-24-2015 07:15 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (34 replies - 17317 views)

The seat corduroy looks better here than it really is, and the driver's seat foam is nearly shot. Once I've found the right fabric, the ...   01-24-2015 07:14 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (34 replies - 17317 views)

I think the GT looks best from this angle. Note the (waterproof) seal around the tailgate. http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p491/Nigel_Kieser/DSC_0136_zps4amjndyz.jpg ...   01-24-2015 07:12 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (34 replies - 17317 views)

The works list excludes a lot of cleaning and degreasing, especially the interior and under the bonnet. http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p491/Nigel_Kieser/DSC_0142_zpsnqiv9tl1.jpg ...   01-24-2015 07:11 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (34 replies - 17317 views)

Here's a list of major works actually done: Exterior • Front and rear window weatherstrips replaced • Door seals, secondary seals and hinge seals replaced. B pillar seals ...   01-24-2015 07:00 pm


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