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Body & interior stuff > Door Mirror Options (4 replies - 4220 views)

FYI on the door mirrors for our cars. They are identical to those on 74 MGBs. The only difference is the mounting plinth. ...   02-17-2011 03:03 pm

Ignition > not starting - battery? (14 replies - 9200 views)

Remove the battery terminals and posts & clean them up with some 400 grit paper. Some dielectric grease won't do any harm here. Do the ...   11-12-2010 03:09 pm

Carburetors > Petronix & plug gap (3 replies - 3285 views)

It's a Petronix coil Greg. ...   08-04-2010 05:53 pm

Carburetors > Petronix & plug gap (3 replies - 3285 views)

I've heard that if you install a Petronix ignition and coil you should open the plug gap up to 0.035". Which, if I remember correctly, ...   08-04-2010 04:47 pm

Miscellaneous > Auto transport referals (1 reply - 2201 views)

Mike give Paul a call at 336-755-8616. He is from OK and transports all over the place. He's moved three cars from me and is ...   07-28-2010 05:48 pm

Brakes > front rotor thickness (17 replies - 10849 views)

I had a slight shimmy on braking about 50 or so on 15851. I had both rotors turned, removing the minimum material. Just got back from a ...   06-28-2010 04:45 pm

Engine & Transmission > Flat and lumpy at 5000 RPM (4 replies - 3130 views)

Bret the timing is good so is this a carb adjustment and or worn needles? Thanks,  Colin ...   06-11-2010 02:05 pm

Engine & Transmission > Flat and lumpy at 5000 RPM (4 replies - 3130 views)

15851's power flattens off and gets lumpy at about 5000 RPM. Stock engine with 68,000 miles and Petronix. Any ideas? ...   06-09-2010 03:19 pm

Accessories > steering wheel question (16 replies - 18369 views)

I think you may be able to get a Mountney steering wheel from the MGOC (MG Owners Club) in the UK. Delta may still have ...   05-27-2010 03:56 am

Body & interior stuff > Seatbelt guides (0 replies - 1797 views)

I've fitted these guides to my MGs and they are great. My seatbelts on the JH always slip of and end up on the rocker. ...   05-27-2010 03:51 am

Body & interior stuff > Pedal extensions (3 replies - 3051 views)

What about a pair of platform shoes, circa 1973! ...   03-05-2010 02:00 pm

Body & interior stuff > Installing Exterior Weather Strip (8 replies - 6658 views)

In previous posts I've read of using a J shaped tool to push the clips into place. Locate the clip loosely in place and pull ...   01-03-2010 06:00 pm

Engine & Transmission > Headers (5 replies - 3643 views)

Also consider spacing the gearbox x-member to body. This will drop the rear of the engine. ...   12-17-2009 06:48 pm

Engine & Transmission > Headers (5 replies - 3643 views)

You probably have the steering knuckle in the wrong way. The orientation of the knuckle is important. One way it clears the other it doesn't! ...   12-17-2009 01:33 pm

Fuel Stuff > Carbon Canister question (1 reply - 4004 views)

I think you have two MGB carbon canisters. The JH does not have a bottom hose. On the MGB, the larger lower hose goes to ...   11-03-2009 12:26 am

Engine & Transmission > Lucas Oil Stop Leak (4 replies - 5946 views)

It may stop the oil leak, but it will probably cause a short circuit somewhere else! Sorry, couldn't resist that. ...   07-11-2009 03:38 pm

Body & interior stuff > Modern Paint codes (13 replies - 14905 views)

I would stick with paint I know for a restoration. In the fullness of time, saving a small amount on material could bit you in ...   05-15-2009 04:12 pm

Body & interior stuff > Modern Paint codes (13 replies - 14905 views)

Hi Francis                I own a body shop in CT, and may be able to help you with paint codes. What paint system (manufacturer) do you want ...   05-15-2009 02:03 pm

Body & interior stuff > Online bolt source (5 replies - 5250 views)

Almost all threads on the JH, or any english car of this era for that matter, are NF (UNF in the UK) which are fine ...   04-01-2009 02:29 pm

Engine & Transmission > problem hot starts & milky oil on dipstick (18 replies - 16546 views)

If the water is clear, then it must be finding its way into the engie via condensation. Assuming it's not atmospheric, water vapor inside the ...   03-09-2009 03:15 pm

Body & interior stuff > Why did they paint it?? (13 replies - 7830 views)

I think what happens is that a lot of people dream of owning a little red sports car. If they buy a sports car that ...   02-25-2009 01:59 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Battery cable (3 replies - 3511 views)

On 15851 I had to replace this, now obsolete, connector. As the original was damaged and far from the show condition that I needed. And ...   02-18-2009 03:55 pm

Engine & Transmission > problem hot starts & milky oil on dipstick (18 replies - 16546 views)

On 15851 I ran a hose from the rear crankcase vent to the rear of the K&N filters, split via a T connector. I also fitted a PCV ...   02-03-2009 02:50 pm

Projects > New member and Project (13 replies - 9730 views)

Greetings Robert. I completed a ground up restoration on 15181 three years ago now. So some details are already getting foggy! However I would suggest checking the ...   01-20-2009 04:00 am

Body & interior stuff > JH- Door Hinge Removal - Giant Phillips Head Screws (3 replies - 4803 views)

On 15851 I had to resort to using an impact driver preceeded by some WD40. Some came out easily, while others offered a lot more resistance ...   10-23-2008 03:35 pm

Wheels > Delta now sells alternative to Panasport: Performance Wheels (2 replies - 5987 views)

I used these Superlites on 15851, that was completed about 30 months ago now. They look great, and in my humble pinion, much better that ...   10-03-2008 02:53 pm

Miscellaneous > British Invasion Car Show Sept. 18-21 (0 replies - 2043 views)

Well last year there were three, yes three, Jensens at the British Invasion car show in Stowe Vermont. Two Jensen Healeys and an Interceptor. This ...   09-18-2008 02:42 pm

Wheels > Looking for a spare (7 replies - 7659 views)

Hi Dave               There's currently a spare rim on Ebay, http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jensen-Healey-OEM-Aluminum-Wheel-Alloy_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ140747QQihZ002QQitemZ120279257049QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW Or you could try British Masters in CA, 1-800-333-0461. They should have a rim and the spare ...   07-03-2008 02:49 pm

Ignition > Starter and Fuel Pump won't work when Key Turned (7 replies - 10285 views)

With the jumper wire in place push home the connector to make all the other circuits. Colin ...   06-11-2008 12:54 am

Ignition > Starter and Fuel Pump won't work when Key Turned (7 replies - 10285 views)

Hi Lash             I've had two of these units fail on 15851. The last time I ran a small jump wire from pins 11 to 12 ...   06-10-2008 02:15 pm

Engine & Transmission > Replacing Header (2 replies - 2909 views)

To get mine out, & back in, I had to remove the steering shaft & knuckle. A very tight fit and it's very hard to ...   05-21-2008 03:37 pm

Body & interior stuff > Wheel for spare tire. (7 replies - 5487 views)

I replaced to OEM rims with four Superlites on #15851. For a spare, I used one of the OEM rims wrapped carefully in a large ...   05-21-2008 03:28 pm

Body & interior stuff > Sun Visor (7 replies - 7187 views)

The rear view mirror for a 70 and on MGB GT are the same as that on the JH. Moss part # 165-245.  The door mirrors are also the ...   04-24-2008 02:37 pm

Body & interior stuff > SEAT BELTS (1 reply - 2615 views)

On 15851 I used new Securion belts from Delta. They work well, but do not have the interlock wiring. So you'll just have to connect ...   03-05-2008 02:54 pm

Body & interior stuff > REAR VIEW MIRROR IS UGLY (3 replies - 3897 views)

This mirror head (not stem) is the same one used on a 1970>  MGB GT. These are readily available from Delta, Moss (part # 165-245) & Victoria British ...   01-17-2008 02:22 pm

Body & interior stuff > Looking for a Boot (trunk) lock (8 replies - 6429 views)

Hi Dave              Try British Masters located in CA, 1-800-333-0461 or at bmr@4d.net. They're a tad expensive but Erik has lots of parts for all sorts ...   01-15-2008 02:29 pm

Body & interior stuff > Rottiserie (19 replies - 13375 views)

When I restored #15851 I did so without a rotisserie, hard work! When I started planning the work on a 1974 MGB Roadster I decided that ...   01-11-2008 08:43 pm

Body & interior stuff > No key for locked trunk (2 replies - 3108 views)

There's a spare key, or should be, hidden in the engine bay of the JH. With the hood up it's located on the back side of ...   12-25-2007 07:46 pm

Accessories > Replacement sun visors? (3 replies - 6677 views)

There was an almost identical posting last month. Try British Master in CA, 800-333-0461 or email at bmr@4d.net . They should have a pair that you ...   11-20-2007 08:26 pm

Body & interior stuff > Sun Visor (5 replies - 4573 views)

Try British Masters in CA (800-333-0461 or bmr@4d.net). There a bit pricey, but may have a couple of old visors suitable for recovering. Good luck, ...   11-05-2007 02:51 pm


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