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Engine & Transmission > sunbeam gearbox (8 replies - 10912 views)

Got my Sunbeam Rapier OD home, and from watching the rebuild video on the Sunbeam page, it doesn't look too daunting. I am thinking the ...   02-28-2022 10:28 pm

Engine & Transmission > 4 speed rebuild parts (3 replies - 7291 views)

Ya, I have 3 including a Sunbeam Rapier with Overdrive I am hoping to mate to the 907. so besides the obvious, the input shaft ...   02-28-2022 10:23 pm

Body & interior stuff > Alternative convertible top securing (11 replies - 14084 views)

So I have everything in place, need to add the snaps at the back, and rivet the velcro strips on, but I am wondering what ...   09-14-2021 07:44 pm

Engine & Transmission > sunbeam gearbox (8 replies - 10912 views)

So do you still have that article, I just bought a Sunbeam Rapier OD, and wonder what parts I need to get with it? Do ...   03-25-2021 10:57 pm

Body & interior stuff > Alternative convertible top securing (11 replies - 14084 views)

I thought the seam was stiched over, but was able to get a coathanger to push thru, so my technique will be, lube the bar ...   11-24-2020 08:20 pm

Body & interior stuff > Alternative convertible top securing (11 replies - 14084 views)

So my question is, on the Robbins, Vinyl top, how do you actually get the back brace in? If you slide through one of the ...   11-20-2020 06:31 pm

Engine & Transmission > Leaking cam seal (20 replies - 20223 views)

I have just replaced one of mine, but i think I tapped it in too far, there is an oil drain hole or two behind ...   04-27-2020 08:22 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Defeating the seat belt interlock (6 replies - 11772 views)

that makes no sense, your WR wire from ignition goes thru the round plug, therefore it needs to be plugged back in for the voltage ...   09-17-2019 06:46 pm

Body & interior stuff > Mystery questions: Center console, steering wheel badge (6 replies - 10709 views)

Dan is correct, I have both, an early 74 with rubber insert and stainless bumpers, and a later 74 with the Metal steering wheel insert ...   05-23-2019 06:56 pm

Projects > Project 16984. (28 replies - 32438 views)

Its a JH5 I presume, looking at the stick ? Very good find, this one is restorable, the other not so much. Mine had very ...   07-18-2018 07:49 pm

Accessories > Viewing the LCD on a modern stereo (5 replies - 12120 views)

How do you get the radio panel out? I am told it pulls out from the front? cheers ...   07-18-2018 07:31 pm

Brakes > rear brakes draging (10 replies - 14640 views)

Just did my brakes, and yes, that spring was a bitch to get back into place. I assembled all the parts on the bench, and ...   10-25-2017 12:01 am

Cooling > Cleaning the entire system? (9 replies - 16555 views)

We always were told to use Distilled water, available from drug stores, else just use premix. ...   10-11-2017 07:01 pm

Cooling > Cleaning the entire system? (9 replies - 16555 views)

Yes something to think about, I don't leave it in the system, I flush it, drain it, and right now filled up with tap water. ...   10-11-2017 07:00 pm

Brakes > Lockheed handbrake not quite holding (9 replies - 14029 views)

I am dong my rear brakes right now, and as the E-Brake and self adjuster are one and the same mechanism, it makes sense. The ...   10-04-2017 11:33 pm

Cooling > Cleaning the entire system? (9 replies - 16555 views)

One trick, which I am using, is to use tap water, and pop in a dishwasher cube. My 74 sat for 20 years, luckily the ...   09-29-2017 04:40 pm

Brakes > JH BRAKE DRUMS (5 replies - 8964 views)

My 74 has the holes but no bolts, and no threads to put them in, looks like after chassis 14600 they stopped using them. ...   09-26-2017 05:05 pm

Brakes > BRAKE FLUID (9 replies - 16340 views)

My Jensen manual states to only use Dot 3 brake fluid, or an equivalent ...   09-21-2017 11:38 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > VIN 14586 (0 replies - 3020 views)

back in operation after 20 years of sitting in a back yard, and 4 on the back of a flat deck in a pig farm ...   09-20-2017 07:07 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Water Pump Test (5 replies - 6974 views)

leak appears to be fixed, now to run it up to temp and test the temp gauge. Also need to pull the dash out and ...   07-20-2017 04:13 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Water Pump Test (5 replies - 6974 views)

I have had 2 on hand for every test, first the oil seal went, then carb #1 overfilled and spewed, and then carb 2 had ...   07-19-2017 10:39 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Water Pump Test (5 replies - 6974 views)

I haven't run it for more than 4 minutes, as I fear overheating, interesting info on the 2 stage thermostat, yes I have been reading ...   07-19-2017 09:50 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Water Pump Test (5 replies - 6974 views)

Finally got my car to run, oil pressure problems etc, but now I don't see any water running thru the upper hose? Also my temp ...   07-18-2017 10:30 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pressure too high (23 replies - 26329 views)

I have the same problem, oil pressure too high, so looking at the picture, which one is the valve? Appears to me its the little ...   06-13-2017 06:51 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil pump rebuild (68 replies - 69610 views)

my first post to the forum since joining, my problem is too high of oil pressure, possibly caused by a stuck relief valve. Does anyone ...   06-13-2017 06:41 pm


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