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Carburetors > Zenith Stromberg Carburetor Vacuum Lines Schematic (11 replies - 8682 views)

I also have a J-H with Dellorto's that runs well. It needs a bit of a tune up as it's running a fraction rich but ...   12-20-2017 01:00 am

Carburetors > Zenith Stromberg Carburetor Vacuum Lines Schematic (11 replies - 8682 views)

Brilliant; that answers the question. These Strombergs have more holes than a block of Swiss cheese, plugging them saves a lot of messing around. I'm ...   12-16-2017 12:39 pm

Carburetors > Zenith Stromberg Carburetor Vacuum Lines Schematic (11 replies - 8682 views)

I have removed most of the vacuum lines and plugged them off leaving only the inlet manifold to the brake booster, plus I blank off ...   12-15-2017 01:08 pm

Engine & Transmission > Engine rope rear main seal in early Mk1 (7 replies - 332 views)

Indeed the mechanic who sorted mine works a lot on early Jaguars; he said it was run of the mill stuff for them. ...   12-12-2017 02:12 am

Engine & Transmission > Engine rope rear main seal in early Mk1 (7 replies - 332 views)

And here's the link to an earlier post that might help: http://www.jensenhealey.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=1763&forum_id=2 ...   12-11-2017 12:49 pm

Engine & Transmission > Engine rope rear main seal in early Mk1 (7 replies - 332 views)

I have an early J-H and had to replace the rope seal not long ago. Same issues as you re originality... The first one I got ...   12-11-2017 12:44 pm

Engine & Transmission > Auto gearbox on a J-H or GT (3 replies - 256 views)

The thought I had was that the GT is more of a cruiser than out and out speedster. Mine has Dellorto carbs on it but ...   12-04-2017 01:06 pm

Engine & Transmission > Auto gearbox on a J-H or GT (3 replies - 256 views)

At the risk of being branded a heretic, has anyone converted a J-H or a GT to automatic? I think the GT in particular would lend ...   12-03-2017 12:33 pm

Electrical & Instruments > The joys of Lucas electrics (5 replies - 970 views)

Indeed the electrics are a frustrating mystery in this thing. The interior lights worked when I got the car; I switched them to 'off' so ...   04-09-2017 12:12 pm

Electrical & Instruments > The joys of Lucas electrics (5 replies - 970 views)

I have had a problem with a short circuit in my GT that doesn't affect its running or driving but prevents the interior lights coming ...   04-08-2017 10:51 am

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > VIN Database / Location Jensen GT (7 replies - 2474 views)

And 30166 and 30396 are also both here in Perth. 30166 is off road and being restored; 30396 is a driver, on road and a ...   11-26-2016 01:58 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > VIN Database / Location Jensen GT (7 replies - 2474 views)

And 30305 is alive and doing very well in Perth, Western Australia. There are two others here that I am aware of; one roadworthy one in ...   10-23-2016 04:57 am

Miscellaneous > Pete Bahr (4 replies - 1702 views)

Far out, what a shock. I bought a few of Pete's Kits; they always did as promised and he was generous with advice too. Vale Pete ...   04-02-2016 11:26 am

Engine & Transmission > Lotus 907 'short motor' (1 reply - 1338 views)

A job lot of a few Lotus parts not far from me includes a Lotus 907 'short motor'. I don't recall any variations described as ...   01-01-2016 01:51 pm

Miscellaneous > Pete Bahr From Pete's Kit's (2 replies - 1834 views)

Deepest condolences to Pete on this sad loss. Our thoughts are with you. ...   10-20-2015 08:00 am

Accessories > Jensen GT steering wheel (5 replies - 4254 views)

Hi Frank, not sure how your search is going but I had to buy one a couple of years ago and they are quite rare... ...   05-03-2015 07:30 pm

Engine & Transmission > sticking clutch after long storage (7 replies - 3432 views)

Hi Stuart You can get whatever you need from either Ross Hockley Autos in Sydney ((02) 9938 1822; Delta Motorsports in the US; or Martin Robey ...   05-03-2015 07:27 pm

Body & interior stuff > Jensen GT steering wheel (1 reply - 1766 views)

Hi Frank I bought one from Rejen in the UK When I was looking for one a couple of years ago. ...   04-22-2015 02:12 pm

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (26 replies - 11830 views)

Hi Nigel Apols for the delay in replying, I managed to fall through a pergola we were re-roofing a couple of weeks ago and busted a ...   02-03-2015 08:33 am

Projects > GT 30071 Rolling Restoration (26 replies - 11830 views)

Great work Nigel, car looks mint. I wouldn't bother with repainting - unless you win Lotto! Interestingly to note that a number of the problems you ...   01-29-2015 02:09 pm

Engine & Transmission > Plug for Pete's Kits (9 replies - 5585 views)

I'll second that ...   10-12-2014 01:58 pm

Engine & Transmission > Plug for Pete's Kits (9 replies - 5585 views)

I too have been unable to get hold of Pete recently. I'm not sure what the score is. ...   09-08-2014 07:43 am

Ignition > No start... (4 replies - 2906 views)

Far out Cam belt is brand new; that said I suspect bent valves. Watch this space. Sigh. ...   08-31-2014 05:32 am

Ignition > No start... (4 replies - 2906 views)

After a long layoff am finally getting my Mk1 Healey back on the road. Woes this afternoon though; I ran it a short while, turned off, ...   08-30-2014 02:22 pm

Engine & Transmission > Mk 1 timing belt tensioner adjusting wrench (3 replies - 2606 views)

Well, the answer was of course to upgrade to the MK2 tensioner setup, but in the course of my travels I have now got a ...   08-23-2014 01:47 pm

Engine & Transmission > Mk 1 timing belt tensioner adjusting wrench (3 replies - 2606 views)

Dear all Am finally getting my Mk1 JH back on the road after a layoff. So far so good. I am trying to track down an adjusting ...   07-16-2014 03:49 am

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > 30305 is alive (0 replies - 2336 views)

chrisl wrote: Oops messed that up Anyway, GT VIN 30305 is back on the road, now down under. Engine number is 9938, it was originally sebring ...   08-03-2013 03:44 pm

Engine & Transmission > Booming noise (3 replies - 3260 views)

And the answer is... rear axle bearings ...   05-21-2013 07:32 am

Engine & Transmission > Plug for Pete's Kits (9 replies - 5585 views)

Dear all I don't usually recommend or plug any supplier but I think the work done by Pete Bahr (yelowdog on this forum) is perhaps a ...   03-27-2013 03:40 am

Engine & Transmission > Engine rebuild/replace? (10 replies - 7507 views)

G'day I have a 1973 JH Mk1 with exactly the same oil leak problems you described. I preferred to keep the engine that came with the ...   12-17-2012 01:20 am

Engine & Transmission > 5 speed shifter rebuilds (5 replies - 3450 views)

pbahr wrote: Chris, There are three "expressions of interest". Need COMMITMENTS to proceed.................... Pete Two now committed, only one more needed................. ...   11-01-2012 02:37 pm

Engine & Transmission > 5 speed shifter rebuilds (5 replies - 3450 views)

Dear all I have recently acquired a GT with the 5 speed gearbox. The box is OK, but the shifter/selector is pretty ordinary (hard to tell in gear or ...   11-01-2012 04:33 am

Body & interior stuff > GT rear seat belts (4 replies - 2884 views)

OK, if you are ever required to do this, the answer is to install lap sash belts. Simple lap belts don't cut the mustard (down ...   10-12-2012 07:09 am

Body & interior stuff > GT rear seat belts (4 replies - 2884 views)

Having some fun (not) with getting the GT registered for road use. One of the sticking points is a requirement to have seat belts installed ...   10-06-2012 02:54 am

Body & interior stuff > Weather proffing the soft top (8 replies - 6226 views)

I managed to keep out 90% of the water I was previously getting in the footwell by cleaning up and repairing the rusty parts of ...   09-24-2012 01:55 am

Engine & Transmission > The rope seal (4 replies - 3396 views)

Well, it seems the trick is to get the correct part in the first place. Tt is a Ford seal, which I found out after ...   05-17-2012 02:53 am

Engine & Transmission > The rope seal (4 replies - 3396 views)

OK I have the old Mk1 engine with the *joyful* rope seal. Engine is out of the car, block split, all other seals re-fitted except for ...   05-07-2012 04:56 am

Miscellaneous > Subliminal Message (3 replies - 2980 views)

I think there is a word missing that perhaps in her excitement she forgot to add - it should obviously read: 'No HESITATION'. In other words, do ...   03-07-2012 01:11 am

Miscellaneous > A/C parts breakdown (Air Conditioning) (9 replies - 7662 views)

Done - have emailed to you. I'm not sure how useful it might be though! ...   11-25-2011 08:05 am

Miscellaneous > A/C parts breakdown (Air Conditioning) (9 replies - 7662 views)

Someone was kind enough to send me a parts list for the a/c system a while ago when I posted a similar question. Not sure ...   11-25-2011 12:46 am


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