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Engine & Transmission > Blown head gasket (10 replies - 5907 views)

I'd do the head gasket and fix the plug hole.  Take your head to a good machine shop and they will have the plug hole fixed ...   05-14-2009 01:00 am

Projects > Craigslist in KY (2 replies - 7067 views)

http://lexington.craigslist.org/cto/1057754159.html NOT MINE!!! I talked to the seller a couple years ago when he was asking 10K.  At the time the car hadn't run in years and ...   03-03-2009 02:15 pm

Fuel Stuff > Gas tank time (8 replies - 9488 views)

Jensenman and Joel Thanks for the offer.  I've decided to go with the RCI 2162 fuel cell which I can get for about $150.  I will ...   03-03-2009 02:09 pm

Fuel Stuff > Gas tank time (8 replies - 9488 views)

My old tank is well and truly dorked up.  PO had covered it with firbreglass in the hopes of stopping the leaks.  I cut the ...   02-27-2009 02:11 pm

Body & interior stuff > Why did they paint it?? (13 replies - 7967 views)

Colin Very nice work!  It is a thing of beauty. Have a nice day Steve ...   02-26-2009 12:59 pm

Body & interior stuff > Why did they paint it?? (13 replies - 7967 views)

I was thinking the reason so many were re-painted was theft.  I really like the blue color my roadster was originally painted.  I don't know ...   02-25-2009 11:15 am

Body & interior stuff > Why did they paint it?? (13 replies - 7967 views)

My JH roadster was originally a cool shade of blue.  It is now a boring shade of red.  I have seen several other JH's original really ...   02-24-2009 03:55 pm

Fuel Stuff > Gas tank time (8 replies - 9488 views)

I've watched the tank debacle with interest.  I need a new gas tank for my roadster.  I can get a Jorge tank for $319 w/ ...   02-23-2009 01:08 am

Suspension > Degreasing agents? (13 replies - 6994 views)

Citri-clean is good stuff and won't harm anything but the grunge.  Old fashioned Gunk works good with a brush and some added elbow brease.  Gunk Foamy ...   02-15-2009 04:55 pm

Carburetors > TONS of white smoke (7 replies - 5847 views)

If it has been sitting 5 years, I would not be surprised if it smoked for a while.  Probably just burning up all the oil ...   02-15-2009 04:47 pm

Engine & Transmission > 32 valve J.H. V8 (38 replies - 25504 views)

I totally agree with Subwoofer and Edward. The Jensen Healey would be merely a homlier version of the Spitfire, if it weren't for the really cool ...   02-10-2009 12:56 am

Electrical & Instruments > car sat for 8 months. Fuel pump & starter don't work when ignition (12 replies - 12745 views)

I have had problems with junk solder sold at local retail chains.  This stuff DOES NOT work.  It is crap.  Stick with a name brand ...   01-20-2009 04:08 pm

Engine & Transmission > 32 valve J.H. V8 (38 replies - 25504 views)

normv wrote: I have seen this done somwhere on the net a few years ago but can't find it now, it should be on there ...   12-22-2008 02:53 pm

Engine & Transmission > Draing oil cooler (12 replies - 6778 views)

I haven't tried this but you could simply undo the feed line and run clean oil into it until clean oil comes out the filter ...   12-17-2008 02:25 pm

Engine & Transmission > help with oil pan plug (16 replies - 10012 views)

Before I lift the whole car for an oil change, I raise the back of my JH on the lift so that gravity drains the cam ...   12-09-2008 01:05 pm

Engine & Transmission > 912 vs 907 cam towers (22 replies - 15332 views)

The newer towers are certainly improved.  They have o-ring seals at the oiling holes and the cam lubrication problems are fixed.   I would stay with ...   11-01-2008 04:07 pm

Body & interior stuff > Rust Free JH Doors & Boot Lid (2 replies - 3671 views)

My wife is currently in Hudson OH with my truck.  How much for what you got left?  Got any trim or interior stuff? Steve ...   10-31-2008 03:34 pm

Engine & Transmission > Burn Baby Burn (14 replies - 7683 views)

The insurance company probably has no data to go on for the JH.  If they total it, they may sell it back to you for ...   10-29-2008 01:36 pm

Engine & Transmission > RATTLING NOISE (4 replies - 5096 views)

When you revved to 6K under no load you possibly floated the valves.  It is possible that one or more of the shims popped loose and I'm ...   10-19-2008 03:56 pm

Engine & Transmission > Fresh Engine, Racecar, Trans, Huffaker Fenders etc. (7 replies - 7133 views)

Maybe I missed it but, where is it and how much? Have a nice day Steve ...   10-08-2008 11:40 am

Engine & Transmission > 73 vs 74 4 speed transmition (2 replies - 3156 views)

Your 4 speed transmissions will both be the same gearing in 4th.  That is direct drive or 1:1 so your speedo should not be reading ...   10-08-2008 11:33 am

Engine & Transmission > adjusting valves (23 replies - 16012 views)

Do put the sealer on the gasket.  The reason the gaskets are "evil" is because it is very difficult to accurately set the valves when ...   03-24-2008 05:45 pm

Brakes > Cra Parts (0 replies - 3214 views)

My progress has been hampered by bad parts.  I needed one rear brake adjuster so I bought 2 from a dealer on ebay.  They looked ...   03-20-2008 01:46 pm

Miscellaneous > JH GT (2 replies - 2846 views)

I'm in KY.  What parts do you need? Have a nice day Steve ...   03-15-2008 09:23 pm

Miscellaneous > JH GT (2 replies - 2846 views)

I'm looking at a getting a real rough GT.  Are there any GT guys out there who need GT specific parts?  No glass, all busted ...   03-14-2008 10:54 am

Brakes > Installing rear wheel cylinders (0 replies - 5033 views)

I dorked around and dorked around trying to figure out how to install the rear wheel cylinders.  This is Girling specific but may also apply ...   03-13-2008 11:53 pm

Brakes > Front wheel bearing seals?? (4 replies - 5471 views)

Federal Mogul 481163 fits perfectly.  1.500 X 2.000 X .312 Have a nice day Steve  ...   03-12-2008 12:29 pm

Engine & Transmission > adjusting valves (23 replies - 16012 views)

The problem with using shims that are too thin is that the cam follower will rest on the valve spring retainer instead of sitting on ...   03-11-2008 02:58 am

Brakes > Front wheel bearing seals?? (4 replies - 5471 views)

These seals do not seal in the bore of the rotor.  They are about 1/16 inch smaller in diameter than the ID of the rotor.  ...   03-10-2008 09:33 pm

Engine & Transmission > adjusting valves (23 replies - 16012 views)

I see no way you could grind the valve stems without pulling the head.  The end of the valve is recessed in the spring retainer.  ...   03-10-2008 04:39 pm

Engine & Transmission > adjusting valves (23 replies - 16012 views)

The manual says you can grind up to .010" off the valve stem.  How tight are your valves? Have a good day Steve   ...   03-10-2008 01:36 pm

Brakes > Front wheel bearing seals?? (4 replies - 5471 views)

I got some wheel bearing seals from Delta that look like thin metal washers.  There is no rubber seal.  Has anyone used them?  They came with ...   03-08-2008 08:36 pm

Brakes > Brake drum and rotor paint??? (1 reply - 3554 views)

I have all the parts to complete the brake job.  What color were the drums and rotors painted originally?  Are the tin dust shield on ...   03-06-2008 02:44 am

Engine & Transmission > adjusting valves (23 replies - 16012 views)

I bought the shims I needed from Delta and it was very reasonable.  After you figure out what size xhims you need, post it here ...   03-04-2008 08:49 pm

Engine & Transmission > adjusting valves (23 replies - 16012 views)

It is an interesting article.  The 907 engine has the shims under the followers so it would be impossible to adjust the valves with the cam ...   02-27-2008 04:20 pm

Brakes > Time for a brake job (1 reply - 3749 views)

I just started doing the brakes on my long idle '73 roadster.  I plan to drive it this summer.  I definately need new pads on ...   01-06-2008 05:27 pm

Miscellaneous > Need help evaluating a car (6 replies - 5345 views)

Jensen Healey values are certainly in the toilet, but I didn't know they were that worthless.  Last year a 5 speed car here in KY was listed on ...   08-16-2007 04:58 pm

Cooling > hose number (4 replies - 5987 views)

Judson et al:  I just got my pump back.  As soon as Bruce got it he called me and asked why the hub was so ...   08-09-2007 01:12 pm

Engine & Transmission > Clutch Troubles (10 replies - 8233 views)

A stuck clutch is not unique to British cars.  If a car sits long enough in conditions condusive to clutch sticking, the clutch will stick.  ...   08-06-2007 12:52 pm

Cooling > hose number (4 replies - 5987 views)

What is the preffered hose for this?   I have my pump off so it seems like a good time to replace it. Thanks Steve ...   07-27-2007 09:39 pm


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