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Brakes > Lockheed Brake Release (1 reply - 2746 views)

My rear brakes (Lockheed) will not release after releasing the parking brake lever.  The linkage, including the lever that goes in through the backing plate, ...   03-16-2013 10:11 pm

Engine & Transmission > 4 Speed Shifter (1 reply - 2051 views)

A friend's 4 speed shift lever came out while driving!  She's not mechanical and I can't help her right now.  Any ideas how the lever ...   01-23-2011 01:00 am

Engine & Transmission > Differential- 4 speed & 5 speed difference (8 replies - 10048 views)

Just read these posts and I guess I'd be classified "insane".  In '82, when I bought 14482, I was transferred from the San Francisco area ...   05-09-2009 05:39 pm

Body & interior stuff > Online bolt source (5 replies - 5259 views)

Jim,   I  would like to download that bolt/nut, etc., spreadsheet.  Please send it to jfdecl@yahoo.com.  Thanks.  Hoping the listing includes the hex oil sump plug ...   05-09-2009 05:23 pm

Suspension > Front Shock Bolts (11 replies - 10719 views)

I didn't check the before and after ride height measurements but I don't believe the Bilsteins raised the car noticeably. ...   08-21-2008 06:10 pm

Suspension > Front Shock Bolts (11 replies - 10719 views)

Kurt,   I did get the Bilsteins installed all around and they are fine.  I still have the Konis I took off if you are interested.  ...   08-21-2008 07:30 am

Engine & Transmission > Rear Main Seal (6 replies - 4323 views)

Thanks for the replies, Arvin and Judson.  My reason for thinking the rear main seal is leaking is that the clutch doesn't take up smoothly ...   07-17-2007 09:22 pm

Engine & Transmission > Rear Main Seal (6 replies - 4323 views)

I suspect there is a small oil leak at the rear main seal.  Can a guy fairly easily replace the rear main seal with the ...   07-17-2007 05:22 pm

Miscellaneous > Jensen Healey Race Car Update Feb 2007 (33 replies - 21984 views)

Ron,   Thanks for the great photo of the brake cooling set-up.  Regarding the spoiler, should I presume that the value of cleaning up the aerodynamics ...   02-21-2007 07:55 pm

Miscellaneous > Jensen Healey Race Car Update Feb 2007 (33 replies - 21984 views)

Ron,  Looking at the photo from the front of the car I can see what appear to be inlets for brake cooling ducts under the ...   02-21-2007 12:22 am

Electrical & Instruments > Instrument Lights Don't Work (6 replies - 6066 views)

Mark,  Thanks for clearing up the external oil gauge light question.  You are a deep and valuable reservoir of Healey knowledge.  The wiring diagram glued ...   01-28-2007 04:54 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Instrument Lights Don't Work (6 replies - 6066 views)

Further re: 19336: I have removed the black rubber covering which insulates the solder junction of the 8 RW wires serving the instrument lights.  Then ...   01-27-2007 11:18 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Instrument Lights Don't Work (6 replies - 6066 views)

John,   Thanks for reminding me about your excellent site.  I just looked at the photo of the switches for the lights, dimmer and hazard warning.  ...   01-24-2007 05:26 am

Electrical & Instruments > Instrument Lights Don't Work (6 replies - 6066 views)

There seems to be a key red/white (r/w) wire missing.  The wiring diagram shows a red wire bringing power to the panel light dimmer and ...   01-22-2007 07:24 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Jensen Healey & Jensen GT VIN Database (274 replies - 212549 views)

Vin.: 14482, engine no.: B73 11 4546, red/black, stock engine rebuilt in 1982, 37029 miles since engine rebuild, body and interior restored in ...   12-17-2006 12:44 am

Electrical & Instruments > Alternators (28 replies - 26521 views)

Life is now good!  I took my Lucas alternator from 19336 for test and/or rebuild today.  The Huntington Beach shop tech opened it ...   12-16-2006 11:00 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Alternators (28 replies - 26521 views)

Update to my 5/26 note:  I installed the new ignition lamp socket and bulb which, with the ignition switch on, permits current to flow ...   12-15-2006 01:56 am

Body & interior stuff > Detailing day coming soon! (7 replies - 6107 views)

Damned if I can figure out how to sign up!!!  That's one crazy web site!!!  Someone please enter my name.  Thanks. ...   08-26-2006 03:13 am

Electrical & Instruments > Alternators (28 replies - 26521 views)

Mark, In rereading your note I see that there was a change from the Lucas 45 amp alternator to a Lucas 35 amp unit ...   05-30-2006 04:42 pm

Brakes > Front Disc Specs (7 replies - 10755 views)

My front discs look a bit pitted/rusty on the edge of the face.  They measure 0.37" in thickness.  Are they refaceable, or replacement ...   05-27-2006 08:52 pm

Miscellaneous > Installing Delta's New Exhaust System (13 replies - 12554 views)

About 2 1/2 years ago while driving with the top down at freeway speeds to a Club Christmas party (OK, I admit I was ...   05-27-2006 07:11 am

Electrical & Instruments > Alternators (28 replies - 26521 views)

  I've traced the wires and found the reason my alternator was not receiving 12v to excite the field coil.  The socket for the ...   05-27-2006 06:28 am

Electrical & Instruments > Instrument Panel Lights (17 replies - 15751 views)

Tim,   Nice looking Healey!  I'm intrigued by the unique fender and hood badges.  Could you post close-up pictures of them and give some ...   05-21-2006 08:09 am

Engine & Transmission > Mechanic in San Diego / LA area (6 replies - 6073 views)

Could it have been Walt Kelly at Britalia Import Auto Service?  He's said to be a good repair resource.  1121 E. Elm Ave., ...   05-20-2006 06:39 am

Electrical & Instruments > Alternators (28 replies - 26521 views)

My "early car", 14482 is equipped with the Delco.  The Lucas unit is installed in the later car, 19336.  Also, 19336 doesn't have a ...   05-18-2006 09:01 pm

Engine & Transmission > Mityvac (1 reply - 3191 views)

There are Mityvac tools for evacuating oil. antifreeze, etc., and others for brake bleeding, etc.  I'm considering buying one mainly for changing oil.  ...   05-18-2006 12:42 am

Electrical & Instruments > Alternators (28 replies - 26521 views)

This design feature of (later model?) Jensen Healeys leaves one wondering, "What were they thinking?".  I assume earlier cars were equipped with Delco ...   05-17-2006 02:36 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Alternators (28 replies - 26521 views)

A question from a non-electrician about the Lucas alternator field coil exciter wiring.  This cable seems to be wired in series with the ...   05-16-2006 06:53 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Instrument Panel Lights (17 replies - 15751 views)

Mark,  The light socket was stuck in the rubber grommet.  After several squirts of silicone lube from a spray can equipped with an ...   05-16-2006 06:31 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Mystery Wire (6 replies - 6609 views)

Thanks again Mark.  My next order from Delta will include their wiring diagram.    Too bad it's not immediately accessable on- line somewhere.  I ...   05-16-2006 05:25 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Mystery Wire (6 replies - 6609 views)

Judson, you must have a different wiring diagram than mine.  Cable number 85 on mine is GW-85-SC.  It connects between #2 in the ...   05-16-2006 07:43 am

Electrical & Instruments > Wiring Diagram (2 replies - 5187 views)

Outstanding information, as usual, Mark.  Thanks for filling in the blanks for me. ...   05-16-2006 05:17 am

Electrical & Instruments > Instrument Panel Lights (17 replies - 15751 views)

Thanks, Mark.  I have silicone lubricant and will try it in the morning.  The grommet still looked OK.  I'll try not to damage ...   05-16-2006 04:42 am

Electrical & Instruments > Mystery Wire (6 replies - 6609 views)

Yes, it is ignition switched.  I'll hook it up to my newly installed electric radio antenna as the power source.  Good luck w/the ...   05-16-2006 04:38 am

Electrical & Instruments > Wiring Diagram (2 replies - 5187 views)

On the top of the JH wiring diagram there is a key explaining the colour and cable size codes.  (Picture attached)  The 4 cable ...   05-15-2006 09:54 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Mystery Wire (6 replies - 6609 views)

While I have the radio out and am trying to replace warning light bulbs and the heater control illumination light bulb, I noticed a ...   05-15-2006 09:30 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Instrument Panel Lights (17 replies - 15751 views)

I have to replace some of the "Peanut" warning light bulbs and am having trouble getting access to the light bulb over the heater ...   05-15-2006 09:00 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Alternators (28 replies - 26521 views)

Thanks Mark,   This car, 19336, has a Lucas alternator with 3 spade connectors on the back, 2 large spades (3/8") and one smaller spade(1/4"), ...   05-12-2006 11:28 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Alternators (28 replies - 26521 views)

Mark,   Your diagram doesn't indicate the colors or the JH wiring diagram codes of the wires connected to the "#2 Sensing", "#1 Field" ...   05-12-2006 06:57 pm

Suspension > Front Shock Bolts (11 replies - 10719 views)

  I picked up a nice set of 8 drift and alignment punches for ~$6 at Sears and used the largest one, a long ...   03-31-2006 12:21 am


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