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Engine & Transmission > Exhaust Manifold Gaskets (2 replies - 3174 views)

Thanks- it's much appreciated. James ...   08-27-2009 06:33 pm

Engine & Transmission > Exhaust Manifold Gaskets (2 replies - 3174 views)

I'm about to mount my exhaust manifold to my rebuilt engine and have two types of gasket: 1) a normal looking composition type supplied by a ...   08-27-2009 11:41 am

Miscellaneous > Jensen Healey in TV Commercial (2 replies - 3884 views)

Here in the UK there's a TV commercial for Yogurt now running that has a 1975 Jensen Healey in it. http://www.visit4info.com/advert/Snack-Avoidance-with-Danone-Shape-Danone-Shape/73847 I was surprized to see it... ...   06-26-2009 07:44 pm

Engine & Transmission > Accusump Plumbing (7 replies - 6702 views)

Thanks. ...   02-12-2008 08:01 am

Fuel Stuff > Tanks, you're welcome (23 replies - 23196 views)

After contemplating buying a replacement for mega-bucks (£450 + shipping + 17.5% VAT ~ $1100!) I decided to have the old one repaired with a ...   02-11-2008 01:56 pm

Engine & Transmission > Accusump Plumbing (7 replies - 6702 views)

I've a 2 quart Accusump to plumb in. I've looked at plumbing it into the return oil cooler line but that seems to involve a ...   02-11-2008 08:53 am

Engine & Transmission > High Compression Head Plumbing (3 replies - 3653 views)

I've a stock type water pump. But would you recommend trading that for a trubo one? It'd be easy now with the eingine all in bits out ...   10-12-2007 02:55 pm

Engine & Transmission > High Compression Head Plumbing (3 replies - 3653 views)

I'm rebuilding using a later high compression head. This has a fitting at the front and a tapped hole for the temp. sensor at the ...   10-12-2007 11:13 am

Engine & Transmission > 5 speed toyota (7 replies - 8740 views)

I used my OEM 4 speed x-member. Its perfect.  I didn't drill new holes, but welded a plate on the base of the OEM 4 speed x-member, ...   09-26-2007 10:53 pm

Engine & Transmission > Tubular Exhaust Manifold? (3 replies - 4649 views)

The one shown is made by Tony Law in the UK, its actually for the Sumbeam-Lotus but they make them too for the Jensen-Healey which ...   03-06-2007 04:14 pm

Engine & Transmission > Tubular Exhaust Manifold? (3 replies - 4649 views)

I'm considering getting a tubular exhaust manifold: http://www.tonylawexhausts.co.uk/images/ila/13892_816784t.jpg?191 But I'm wondering whether the improvement is worthwhile. How much benefit is this likely going to be over the ...   03-05-2007 09:53 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pickup Screen Repair/Replacement (2 replies - 3593 views)

The spare engine I'm rebuilding has a damaged oil pickup. The wire mesh screen was crushed and is hanging from the top plate. I still ...   02-26-2007 08:47 pm

Electrical & Instruments > POLL: Headlights (15 replies - 14723 views)

My first night-time drive, in the cold and rain no less, found the lighting equally un-impressive. It was almost dangerous when combined with my near-sightedness ...   02-05-2007 11:50 am

Suspension > Powder Coating and Bushing Integrity? (8 replies - 8841 views)

???? Do they sell the rubber cushions that mount on the tops of the springs? These are what I'm enquiring about, and they cost about £36 + ...   01-10-2007 06:31 pm

Suspension > Powder Coating and Bushing Integrity? (8 replies - 8841 views)

It is rusted, and I did intend to have it sand blasted. I've stripped everything else down and these are the only things left to ...   01-09-2007 04:39 pm

Suspension > Powder Coating and Bushing Integrity? (8 replies - 8841 views)

I'm glad to hear that the coil springs seats from a TR will work- they're 1/10 the cost of the J-H ones and I can ...   01-09-2007 04:21 pm

Suspension > Powder Coating and Bushing Integrity? (8 replies - 8841 views)

I intend to have the front sub-frame powder coated. However the front mounts (part 91281, see attached photo) seem to be impossible to remove without destroying ...   01-09-2007 11:31 am

Engine & Transmission > Rebuilding/Upgrading the Engine - Advice Sought (25 replies - 21143 views)

Greg Fletcher wrote: Yes, this will be a cool car when done. If it's a fast road car, I don't think adding a support plate ...   12-28-2006 08:41 pm

Engine & Transmission > Sump Baffles (3 replies - 4187 views)

I've finished stripping the block from a '74 Elite that I'll rebuild for my J-H and have found the sump already has baffles welded in. ...   12-28-2006 08:32 pm

Brakes > Shoes for Girling Brakes (7 replies - 10905 views)

I bought a set on UK ebay: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290045110068&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.co.uk%3A80%2Fsearch%2Fsearch.dll%3Ffrom%3DR40%26satitle%3D290045110068%26fvi%3D1 They're listed as being suitable for a number of Vauxhall Cars that I doubt were ever exported to the ...   12-26-2006 11:11 pm

Engine & Transmission > Rebuilding/Upgrading the Engine - Advice Sought (25 replies - 21143 views)

I've finished stripping down the spare block and find that it had 2 "A" and 2 "B" pistons fitted. So much for believing they were ...   12-20-2006 11:43 pm

Engine & Transmission > Rebuilding/Upgrading the Engine - Advice Sought (25 replies - 21143 views)

Don't apologize- I'm new at all this and have tried to look up as much as I can. But this has me a little puzzled. ...   12-15-2006 12:45 pm

Suspension > Coil-Over Shock/Spring Conversions (22 replies - 20817 views)

It would be useful to know the lengths of the springs too, and how much the rear has been lowered. I believe Judson Manning in ...   12-15-2006 11:33 am

Engine & Transmission > Flywheels (5 replies - 5738 views)

I have a steel Lotus flywheel that I understand came from an Esprit. There is no part number on it, and the ring gear is ...   12-15-2006 11:11 am

Engine & Transmission > Rebuilding/Upgrading the Engine - Advice Sought (25 replies - 21143 views)

I've a copy of the Workshop Manual and page 4 Has piston diameters- Grade "A" as 3.7467-3.7472 and Grade "B" as 3.7472-3.7477 and I believe ...   12-15-2006 10:57 am

Suspension > Coil-Over Shock/Spring Conversions (22 replies - 20817 views)

Thanks Ron. So it sounds like you're running 250 Lb. springs on the rear and 450 Lb. on the front (presuming the last ones were the ones ...   12-13-2006 08:21 am

Engine & Transmission > Rebuilding/Upgrading the Engine - Advice Sought (25 replies - 21143 views)

I've reviewed in the forum what people have done and suggested in rebuilding their engines and I'd be interested in knowing what people's views are ...   12-13-2006 01:28 am

Suspension > Coil-Over Shock/Spring Conversions (22 replies - 20817 views)

Thanks Norm. That should help. Now all I need are the spring lengths- particularly the rear since I a "spare" front sub-frame to play with.     ...   12-06-2006 12:35 am

Suspension > Coil-Over Shock/Spring Conversions (22 replies - 20817 views)

That's useful information. The alternative then is to use something like the Spax or Bilstein shocks and have the springs modified. It seems the front hasn't ...   12-02-2006 07:10 pm

Suspension > Coil-Over Shock/Spring Conversions (22 replies - 20817 views)

I'm think of upgrading the suspension components by going to coil-over shocks with stiffer springs. Has anyone done this, and how successful was it? What shocks ...   12-02-2006 05:47 pm

Wheels > Panasport Alternative: Minilite (11 replies - 28224 views)

I think you'll find that exports out of the EU are exempt from VAT but sales within the EU are still liable for VAT, in ...   11-27-2006 08:39 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Jensen Healey & Jensen GT VIN Database (280 replies - 249189 views)

Jensen-Healey 1140/10772 Built 5th Dec., 1972, first registered for road use 12th Dec., 1972. Was used as a company car by Jensen, it appears its first ...   11-15-2006 01:11 pm

Miscellaneous > My new Jensen Healey (2 replies - 4818 views)

I'm now the happy-ish owner of a 1972 Mk I Jensen-Healey. Its car no. 10722 first licensed on 12/12/72 and used by Jensen as a ...   11-15-2006 12:01 pm

Ignition > Electronic Distributor Experiences? (23 replies - 25250 views)

I'm thinking about fitting an electronic distributor as offered by: http://www.123ignition.nl/ Anyone have any experience with these, or comparable installations? Seems straightforward enough.... ...   11-15-2006 11:39 am


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