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Electrical & Instruments > Replacement Headlight Switch (7 replies - 10666 views)

I would try Delta, Ebay or British Masters in CA (high shipping cost though with the later). There is a fan switch curently on ...   09-19-2006 11:12 pm

Miscellaneous > To Whom Should I Bequeath My JH (9 replies - 7598 views)

Maybe John, you will be fortunate enough to end up with a Son in-law or Grandson who is both mechanicaly inclined and motivated enough ...   09-17-2006 05:08 pm

Engine & Transmission > throw-out bearing (2 replies - 3176 views)

Hi Jason. When I installed a new clutch lever boot, the lever detatched itself from it's pivot point. The good news is yes it can ...   09-12-2006 01:48 pm

Miscellaneous > Overseas mail (3 replies - 4225 views)

The Royal Mail can ship by air or by the 'slow boat from China'! By air is usualy a week and by sea can take several ...   09-11-2006 01:51 pm

Miscellaneous > Crazy question about buying a JH (25 replies - 17272 views)

Ask the sellers for as many pics as possible if the known problem areas. Body work is more expensive than mechanical and somewhat easier to ...   09-08-2006 07:31 pm

Miscellaneous > Crazy question about buying a JH (25 replies - 17272 views)

You may need a Pit Bull instead :~( ...   09-08-2006 06:39 pm

Miscellaneous > Crazy question about buying a JH (25 replies - 17272 views)

Suzanne                 So if you're going to pick up a JH sight unseen, you may need a few things. Take some jump leads, oil, coolant, fuses, ...   09-08-2006 05:10 pm

Body & interior stuff > Replacement Convertible Top (5 replies - 5970 views)

I replaced the top on 15851 with a vinyl one from 'EZ ON Auto Tops' via Ebay, as the original rear window was the color of ...   09-08-2006 02:07 pm

Engine & Transmission > Tale of Woe (15 replies - 9803 views)

This seems very very high to me. What about getting a used engine. That wouldn't cost anywhere this much and if your reasonably handy you ...   08-17-2006 02:25 pm

Miscellaneous > newbie here with a couple questions (16 replies - 11360 views)

Hi Mitch  I visited Niskayuna a few times 6 or 7 years ago. I had a friend who worked at what I think was called ...   08-17-2006 02:22 pm

Miscellaneous > newbie here with a couple questions (16 replies - 11360 views)

Hi Dave  My Body Shop is in Bloomfield CT & I live in Hebron CT, both 2 1/2 hours or so from NYC. I restored ...   08-16-2006 03:14 pm

Miscellaneous > Hi all...New to the forum...just saying hello... (19 replies - 14265 views)

Hi Brett     I was is Rochester two weekends ago on our way to Viagra Falls! ...   08-08-2006 02:35 pm

Miscellaneous > Hi all...New to the forum...just saying hello... (19 replies - 14265 views)

Hi Brett                   Were abouts in England did you grow up? I'm from Brighton originaly and came to the USA (CT) in October 1992. Colin ...   08-08-2006 01:50 pm

Body & interior stuff > MGB/MGB GT cowel decal (0 replies - 2805 views)

I'm trying to find out the verbage of the oval decal that sits on the right side of the steering colum cowel, above the ingnition, ...   08-03-2006 01:33 pm

Ignition > No spark (2 replies - 4791 views)

Did you try checking the plug on #4 Ron ? The circuit needs to be complete for the flow of current, it may not be ...   08-02-2006 02:12 pm

Wheels > I found some new wheels not listed for a good price.... (3 replies - 6679 views)

I used these on 15851, but I stuck with the lighter 13". http://jhppg.com/gallery/74-Jensen-Healey-15851 ...   08-02-2006 02:09 pm

Engine & Transmission > Exhaust Header (5 replies - 5484 views)

This is indeed a  royal PITA, probably the hardest on a JH. On 15851 I re-installed the restored header with the engine in place. The ...   08-02-2006 02:07 pm

Body & interior stuff > Undercoat removal (3 replies - 4965 views)

The quickest mechanical way I found to remove undercoat is with Surface Strip Discs. They look a little like a hamburger with a small center ...   07-27-2006 02:10 pm

Miscellaneous > Looking for Hard Top for 1974 Jensen Healey MK II (3 replies - 5085 views)

I also have one for sale. Call me at 860-243-5503 EST (8:00-6:00) if you're interested. ...   07-20-2006 01:43 pm

Wheels > Wheels (3 replies - 7738 views)

Mike, there's a whole section in the forum devoted to wheels and tires. You should be able to make a decision based upon the numerous ...   06-21-2006 02:34 pm

Ignition > Lost My Spark (4 replies - 5701 views)

I had  a similar problem on 15851, ie lack of spark but nly on a few cylinders. I assumed that it was the supply of power ...   06-15-2006 01:22 pm

Electrical & Instruments > 'IGNITION' light stays on (3 replies - 5224 views)

It looks like it's the Lucus alternator, that's only has 200 miles on it since new! It's output is zero and I've eliminated everything else (I ...   06-14-2006 06:39 pm

Body & interior stuff > Interior door handle screw (1 reply - 3606 views)

If you mean the interior door handle, the screw for which is located behind the armrest (which must come out to install this handle), I ...   06-12-2006 06:48 pm

Body & interior stuff > Windshield Top Trim (14 replies - 11165 views)

The visors were from Delta. They rebuilt my old ones. So for those of you that want new ones, don't throw the old away. Thanks for ...   06-09-2006 05:39 pm

Body & interior stuff > Windshield Top Trim (14 replies - 11165 views)

This crash roll is now obsolete. On 15851 the gap between the padding and the stainless frame was uneven, with the edge of the padding being ragged ...   06-09-2006 02:11 pm

Body & interior stuff > Windshield (5 replies - 6329 views)

There's a windshield on Ebay right now. The details state that the seller has two in stock. Click on the link below; http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jensen-Healey-New-Tinted-OEM-Windshields-Discounted_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33686QQitemZ8071953101QQrdZ1 ...   06-03-2006 12:06 pm

Body & interior stuff > Insulation (2 replies - 3811 views)

From the factory there is only open air (hot air) between the shifter aperture in the transmission tunnel and the leather shifter boot. It seemed ...   06-02-2006 01:29 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Trip Odometer (7 replies - 7227 views)

When I started the restoration of 15851 the trip meter had gone AWOL! I ordered a new one from Delta, only to find at final assembly ...   05-31-2006 08:40 pm

Body & interior stuff > Windshield (5 replies - 6329 views)

Delta has windshields from time to time (that's were I got mine for #15851), also I've seen them pop up fairly frequently, and just recently, on ...   05-30-2006 01:29 pm

Body & interior stuff > Door rubber (1 reply - 3388 views)

The carpet butts up to the inside lip of the inner and outer rocker panel seam. It does not fold over it. If you do ...   05-26-2006 01:37 pm

Body & interior stuff > door jamb trim (4 replies - 4809 views)

Yes it's Velcro, but it's reinforced with a steel strip sandwiched between the outer velcro and fabric backing (just like the 2 pieces on the ...   05-26-2006 01:33 pm

Body & interior stuff > Door trim (2 replies - 3746 views)

These pieces of trim go on the  forward upper corners of the interior door trim, with the thin section at the bottom. See pic in gallery ...   05-25-2006 07:17 pm

Electrical & Instruments > 'IGNITION' light stays on (3 replies - 5224 views)

Well this is odd. #15851 is now 99.99% (more pics will be posted later today). I've driven her maybe 100 miles with no electrical problem ...   05-23-2006 01:57 pm

Engine & Transmission > New exhaust - can't make it fit (7 replies - 6736 views)

The Monza exhaust system on #15851 was in great condition when I picked her up Nov. 2004, with the exception of some pitting on the chrome tips. I ...   05-15-2006 06:16 pm

Wheels > Wheels (57 replies - 58767 views)

Pics of the Superlite Wheels 13"x6", 4x4", 13mm+ offset in Platinum finish with a turned lip have been posted on the Gallery. http://jhppg.com/gallery/74-Jensen-Healey-15851  ...   05-10-2006 02:19 pm

Miscellaneous > The Jensen Healey Virtual Paint Scheme (26 replies - 20018 views)

Nice images Dan, how about Buttercup yellow !?!? ...   05-09-2006 08:23 pm

Miscellaneous > Convertible top springs (0 replies - 2667 views)

#15851 came without the 2 counterbalance springs for the convertible top. Could someone be so kind as to send me some pics of these springs ...   05-09-2006 07:56 pm

Body & interior stuff > Placement of "J" badges (10 replies - 8107 views)

Have you thought about using double sided tape? I own a body shop and we'll usually use tape rather than put holes in a panel. The stuff ...   05-09-2006 01:37 pm

Suspension > Wheel alignment (2 replies - 5639 views)

Here is the alignment geometry for the JH directly from the Workshop Manual:- Front wheel alignment            0 - 0.90" toe (0 - 2.3mm)   Camber angle                         -1.0  deg. + ...   04-20-2006 05:09 pm

Wheels > Wheels (57 replies - 58767 views)

I'm looking to put a set of these Superlite wheels  on #15851 when she's done. They will cost me around $120 (incl. shipping)  more than ...   04-07-2006 04:56 pm


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