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Ignition > Electronic Ignition (13 replies - 8545 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 09:49 pm

Ignition > Electronic Ignition (13 replies - 8545 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 12:10 pm

Engine & Transmission > 5 speed longevity (20 replies - 9990 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 09:37 pm

Engine & Transmission > 5 speed longevity (20 replies - 9990 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 06:52 am

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 21805 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 10:16 am

Cooling > fan clutch (18 replies - 9481 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 10:10 pm

Cooling > fan clutch (18 replies - 9481 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 12:05 pm

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 21805 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 07:53 pm

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 21805 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 07:39 pm

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 21805 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 06:07 pm

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 21805 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 05:20 am

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (26 replies - 14300 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 06:38 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (26 replies - 14300 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 06:30 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (26 replies - 14300 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 05:27 am

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (26 replies - 14300 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 10:02 am

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (26 replies - 14300 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 06:20 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (26 replies - 14300 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 06:18 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (26 replies - 14300 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 06:15 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (26 replies - 14300 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 06:14 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (26 replies - 14300 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 06:12 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (26 replies - 14300 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 06:11 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (26 replies - 14300 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 06:00 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (26 replies - 14300 views)

Dear Forum Users After 8 months of ownership, expenses incurred on parts and labour well in excess of the original purchase price, countless trips to the ...   01-24-2015 05:44 pm

Carburetors > Air Cleaner Hose Clamps (2 replies - 2729 views)

Success! They're called cotter pin clamps. Or Copiglia clamps... ...   01-22-2015 09:37 pm

Carburetors > Air Cleaner Hose Clamps (2 replies - 2729 views)

Just to clarify, these are not thumb screw or butterfly hose clamps. On these types, the threaded worm shaft lies parallel to the metal ...   01-22-2015 08:28 pm

Carburetors > Air Cleaner Hose Clamps (2 replies - 2729 views)

Dear Forum Users I'm looking for the hose clamps which clamp the hose between the airbox and air filter can on my GT. The factory-fit clips, ...   01-22-2015 07:55 pm

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 21805 views)

I did not know there were versions of the W58 with different gear ratios. Although the R154 box fitted to the Toyota Supra turbo ...   01-04-2015 04:49 pm

Body & interior stuff > Chequerboard Red J (0 replies - 1738 views)

Dear Forum Users Following on from the excellent work done by Tom Bradley on digitising the JH-5 logo, I thought I'd have a go at doing ...   01-04-2015 04:29 pm

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 21805 views)

There seems to be some degree of consensus on both sides of the pond that the W58 gearbox does not work well with the taller ...   01-04-2015 03:44 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Numbers Matching JH's (2 replies - 3436 views)

Hi Lash Richard Calver should have all this information (www.richardcalver.com). I recently acquired a copy of the "Service Production Record" for my GT. According to Keith ...   01-03-2015 09:27 pm

Body & interior stuff > Door Jensen GT (2 replies - 1918 views)

Hi Door shells are different part numbers between the JH (98011 and 98012) and the GT (99401 and 99402). The weatherstrip arrangement is definitely different ...   12-20-2014 03:58 pm

Suspension > Aftermarket Shock Replacements (29 replies - 24821 views)

Hi Eric The bottom bolts of the front shocks affix to a separate 2-piece bracket, which is itself affixed to the lower suspension arm by 3 ...   12-20-2014 08:29 am

Body & interior stuff > Drain Holes (1 reply - 1775 views)

Dear Forum Users Routine Maintenance Procedure 48 (RM48) in the J-H workshop manual requires owners/maintainers to "check that the drain holes in the body and doors ...   11-27-2014 08:37 am

Suspension > Aftermarket Shock Replacements (29 replies - 24821 views)

Hi Eric The spring compressor I bought when I changed the shocks and springs on my GT was too long. You might struggle to find ...   11-24-2014 07:37 am

Ignition > electronic ignition conversion (21 replies - 18890 views)

You will also need to find an appropriate +ve feed for the Pertronix unit. You can't use either +ve terminal on the coil because ...   11-23-2014 06:02 am

Ignition > electronic ignition conversion (21 replies - 18890 views)

Yes, this would be the easiest approach. Provided you also have the wire from the starter motor direct to the +ve terminal of the ...   11-23-2014 05:35 am

Ignition > electronic ignition conversion (21 replies - 18890 views)

Oh and my tach does work with the Accuspark, although I don't think it is very accurate... ...   11-22-2014 09:54 pm

Ignition > electronic ignition conversion (21 replies - 18890 views)

Hi Eric An Accuspark points replacement unit was fitted to my GT a few weeks back. At around the same time I re-installed the refurbished ...   11-22-2014 09:51 pm

Engine & Transmission > Changing the Engine (5 replies - 3008 views)

Hi "Barthol" Please see page 30 of the attached. On Lotus 907 engines later than spec 3, they moved the water outlet from the back ...   11-16-2014 03:36 pm

Engine & Transmission > Taller Diff Ratio (1 reply - 1951 views)

Hi My GT has the stock drive-train - 2.0l 907, Getrag 235/5, 3.45:1 Magnum 2300 axle. I want a proper overdrive to reduce the revs ...   11-16-2014 08:47 am


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