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Cooling > AC (5 replies - 5706 views)

Chrisl, AC would certainly be a nice upgrade for a GT. If this is something you're considering I can recommend the Vintage Air unit. I installed ...   02-23-2021 03:58 pm

Cooling > AC (5 replies - 5706 views)

I realize this is an eight year old thread but since this message board isn't exactly teeming with activity I thought I'd chime in. Trying ...   02-21-2021 03:42 pm

Cooling > Water Pump -"SANDBLASTED" (4 replies - 86 views)

Bruce, That's a great head's up, I didn't even realize that could be a problem. I don't think I've got the wire wraps in my hoses ...   02-21-2021 03:21 pm

Wheels > Lug Nut Special Socket (4 replies - 130 views)

I'm still wondering who thought aluminum lug nuts was a good idea. ...   02-14-2021 04:10 pm

Miscellaneous > Paint Interior Combinations (24 replies - 534 views)

Don, I'm not even sure where to start here, maybe by saying "Your car, Your choice. But $22,400? Damn. Let's take a moment to look at some ...   02-03-2021 04:18 pm

Miscellaneous > Paint Interior Combinations (24 replies - 534 views)

Don, From what I can tell in the picture your bonnet looks pretty good. While it has it's share of dings that need to be addressed ...   01-30-2021 03:23 pm

Miscellaneous > Paint Interior Combinations (24 replies - 534 views)

Don, Your pictures are causing me flashbacks. It looks like a body on restoration, nothing wrong with that. A couple of questions; isn't media blasting supposed to ...   01-29-2021 08:03 pm

Miscellaneous > Paint Interior Combinations (24 replies - 534 views)

Don, What panels are you talking about, inner body, floor pan, or outer panels such as fenders, doors, etc.? Are we talking cutting and welding or ...   01-28-2021 03:57 pm

Miscellaneous > Paint Interior Combinations (24 replies - 534 views)

Don, "8 years of slow restoration", kinda of the way I did mine, I'm guessing you were doing mostly mechanical stuff. I'm curious, when you get ...   01-25-2021 03:23 pm

Miscellaneous > Paint Interior Combinations (24 replies - 534 views)

Don, You probably should have started this thread in the Projects topic, might have been a bit more visible. If you're interested you can go there ...   01-22-2021 04:33 pm

Miscellaneous > Paint Interior Combinations (24 replies - 534 views)

Don, What in the world are you doing that requires a $2500 estimate, bodywork, paint, interior, or what? Traditionally estimates are free. Also, I'm not clear on ...   01-21-2021 04:01 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Jensen Healy 1972 (9 replies - 797 views)

Speaking of original plastic tees, I saw a '74 Europa recently on BAT, it had a Lotus twin cam, a pair of Zeniths, and yes ...   01-01-2021 04:13 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Jensen Healy 1972 (9 replies - 797 views)

Dennis, The floorboards problem was largely caused by those damned molded rubber floormats that came with the car. They trapped water underneath them which caused the ...   12-11-2020 05:50 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Jensen Healy 1972 (9 replies - 797 views)

Dennis, I've always found trying to make sense of VIN sequencing to be an exercise in chasing your tail, it's interesting but not particularly useful. I'd ...   12-10-2020 03:43 pm

Engine & Transmission > Where do I lift the engine from? (7 replies - 9061 views)

Anybody notice what's sitting next to Ron's Jensen-Healey? It looks like a Ford GT 40 or at least some kind of a replica. ...   12-04-2020 03:14 pm

Engine & Transmission > Head removal? (18 replies - 2210 views)

Jensendriver, You're neck deep at this point, might as well go the rest of the way. You can't go wrong having your engine balanced. Think of ...   11-24-2020 04:15 pm

Carburetors > ZS Float Bowl Plug (3 replies - 512 views)

Pokeyjoe, Make sure you replace the O-rings on the plastic plug. They can start leaking when they get old, very bad. ...   11-22-2020 03:37 pm

Body & interior stuff > Alternative convertible top securing (10 replies - 10456 views)

Dale, Regarding the back brace install, I have a canvas top from Caribou, I had to put a slit at one end of the rear pocket ...   11-22-2020 03:32 pm

Carburetors > Warm Start Trouble (14 replies - 582 views)

Brett, I agree, while Jensen-Healeys had many problems vapor lock didn't seem to be one of them. However the car is 45+ years old and who ...   11-19-2020 05:40 pm

Carburetors > Warm Start Trouble (14 replies - 582 views)

Jag, There's no warm start procedure other than a twist of the ignition key. When I hear hot start problems I think vapor lock. When you ...   11-18-2020 05:54 pm

Intro Tech Board stuff > Frank Schwartz - RIP (5 replies - 671 views)

A fair wind and following sea Sir. ...   10-27-2020 04:42 pm

Body & interior stuff > Hard Top Source (2 replies - 565 views)

Disco, You're describing a factory hardtop, it's got stainless steel trim on rear of the side door windows. You won't find any NOS tops from Delta ...   10-10-2020 04:43 pm

Miscellaneous > engine oil type (6 replies - 818 views)

Tim, Good stuff, good info, as usual. Maybe you should be teaching this stuff at a college or something. As for me, Castrol 20W-50W was known as ...   09-21-2020 04:08 pm

Miscellaneous > sudden loss of power, for a while!!! (2 replies - 499 views)

Jomac, I have experienced a similar problem on occasion usually after the car has sat for a while. The car starts and runs normally until I ...   09-21-2020 03:49 pm

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 9872 views)

You sure spend a lot of time at that gas station. ...   09-21-2020 03:27 pm

Engine & Transmission > Anyone ever had to retrieve a nut that fell into the cam tower oil return passage? (7 replies - 971 views)

Oh, and Steve, awesome fab on your retrieval tool. ...   09-16-2020 04:20 pm

Engine & Transmission > Anyone ever had to retrieve a nut that fell into the cam tower oil return passage? (7 replies - 971 views)

Richard, It's called learning a lesson the hard way. Mine came in 1971 at 2am installing a carburetor on VW, the nut dropped into the intake ...   09-16-2020 04:16 pm

Miscellaneous > Smog Equipment (18 replies - 2415 views)

Since we're on the subject, I just read an interesting letter in the Standard from Ed Dias who lives in California. It sounds like he's ...   09-04-2020 04:57 pm

Brakes > Lockheed Self Adjusters and Handbrake Function (13 replies - 12083 views)

Bruce, I'm always amazed at the variety of parts you can come up with, what do you have, a Jensen-Healey graveyard out behind your house? ...   08-31-2020 06:16 pm

Miscellaneous > Smog Equipment (18 replies - 2415 views)

Well I think it's safe to say the more we discuss this subject the more confusing it becomes, at least for me. I'm finding Pokeyjoe's car ...   08-31-2020 06:08 pm

Projects > 19744 Running (14 replies - 15185 views)

Well that is interesting, I could see them "starting" as many cars as possible to avoid '75 regs, maybe just punching out a bunch of ...   08-31-2020 05:01 pm

Projects > 19744 Running (14 replies - 15185 views)

Tom, What was the build date of your car? ...   08-30-2020 08:54 pm

Miscellaneous > Smog Equipment (18 replies - 2415 views)

Since they built only 500 cars in the 8 1/2 months between our cars I wouldn't think they built very many cars after mine in ...   08-30-2020 08:30 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > HELP with history on 73 VIN #11937 (10 replies - 11164 views)

Answerman, Looking at that picture you must have felt a bit like a turd in the punch bowl. ...   08-30-2020 06:08 pm

Miscellaneous > Smog Equipment (18 replies - 2415 views)

From what I've heard it seems there were about 10,000 Jensen-Healeys produced, I wonder how many were smog equipped cars. I guess I've got a '74 ...   08-30-2020 04:49 pm

Miscellaneous > The GO GOs (5 replies - 781 views)

It's a steel bumper car and looks like it's wearing stock wheels. Looking at the side of the car I can't tell weather it's got ...   08-30-2020 04:26 pm

Miscellaneous > The GO GOs (5 replies - 781 views)

I can remember when I thought that orange was just godawful, but I have to say of late it's been growing on me. That one ...   08-22-2020 04:32 pm

Projects > 18711 "Miss Jensen" (129 replies - 155520 views)

gmgiltd, I'm glad to hear there's a little common sense being used in the UK. Unfortunately in California they still like harassing classic car owners. I find ...   08-21-2020 05:52 pm

Miscellaneous > The GO GOs (5 replies - 781 views)

I was watching the Showtime documentary on the rock band The GO GOs, about mid way through they showed bits of the MTV video "Our ...   08-19-2020 03:31 pm

Body & interior stuff > new owner thrying to understand Door Lock function (20 replies - 2445 views)

Jag, A couple things to keep in mind, first it's British, let's face it continuity during production really wasn't their thing. Also most of these cars ...   08-06-2020 04:45 pm


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