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Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 17771 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 - 7448 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 - 7448 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 - 17771 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 - 17771 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 - 17771 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 - 17771 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 (26 replies - 10825 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 (26 replies - 10825 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 (26 replies - 10825 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 (26 replies - 10825 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 (26 replies - 10825 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 (26 replies - 10825 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 (26 replies - 10825 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 (26 replies - 10825 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 (26 replies - 10825 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 (26 replies - 10825 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 (26 replies - 10825 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

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (26 replies - 10825 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 06:44 pm

Carburetors > Air Cleaner Hose Clamps (2 replies - 2153 views)

Success! They're called cotter pin clamps. Or Copiglia clamps... ...   01-22-2015 10:37 pm

Carburetors > Air Cleaner Hose Clamps (2 replies - 2153 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 09:28 pm

Carburetors > Air Cleaner Hose Clamps (2 replies - 2153 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 08:55 pm

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 17771 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 05:49 pm

Body & interior stuff > Chequerboard Red J (0 replies - 1519 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 05:29 pm

Engine & Transmission > Living the dream: JH W58 5spd (39 replies - 17771 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 04:44 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Numbers Matching JH's (2 replies - 2755 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 10:27 pm

Body & interior stuff > Door Jensen GT (2 replies - 1590 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 04:58 pm

Suspension > Aftermarket Shock Replacements (28 replies - 21597 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 09:29 am

Body & interior stuff > Drain Holes (1 reply - 1501 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 09:37 am

Suspension > Aftermarket Shock Replacements (28 replies - 21597 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 08:37 am

Ignition > electronic ignition conversion (21 replies - 15798 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 07:02 am

Ignition > electronic ignition conversion (21 replies - 15798 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 06:35 am

Ignition > electronic ignition conversion (21 replies - 15798 views)

Oh and my tach does work with the Accuspark, although I don't think it is very accurate... ...   11-22-2014 10:54 pm

Ignition > electronic ignition conversion (21 replies - 15798 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 10:51 pm

Engine & Transmission > Changing the Engine (5 replies - 2548 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 04:36 pm

Engine & Transmission > Taller Diff Ratio (1 reply - 1678 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 09:47 am

Electrical & Instruments > GT Rear Washer Pump Wanted (3 replies - 3928 views)

Dear Forum Users I am looking for a replacement pump for the rear screen wipe/wash on my GT. The pump is made by Tudor but there ...   10-04-2014 09:17 am

Electrical & Instruments > Extra Wires in JH-5 Engine Compartment (4 replies - 4535 views)

If your JH-5 is fitted with a GT loom, then the white wire is the positive feed for the 4 fuses for the wipers, instruments, ...   10-04-2014 09:11 am

Electrical & Instruments > How to remove blower motor on GT (1 reply - 1896 views)

Hi Georg Please make absolutely sure the blower motor isn't working before you try to remove it. I agonised for days about this, and then ...   09-21-2014 04:54 pm

Body & interior stuff > GT Spare Wheel Carrier (1 reply - 1827 views)

Dear GT owners I am looking to replace the rather nasty non-original spare wheel carrier on my GT. The only original part I have is ...   09-15-2014 09:14 pm


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