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Accessories > Side Stripe Kits (3 replies - 234 views)

Noomg, Your car looks too good to put side stripes on. Hope to see you at Jan 2019 JHPS meeting. Take care ...   12-22-2018 04:42 am

Projects > 19661 paint and bodywork (20 replies - 2380 views)

Looks great, a big thumbs up to you. ...   12-18-2018 04:36 am

Cooling > Heater hose size and routing. (6 replies - 451 views)

As I remember, the heater valve worked off engine vacuum. So you would operate a lever on the center counsel which would open a local ...   12-10-2018 07:31 am

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Pump vs Fuel Lines (35 replies - 2793 views)

You didn't say if you had an electronic ignition. If you have the stock set up with points, be sure your point gap is correct ...   11-09-2018 09:09 am

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Pump vs Fuel Lines (35 replies - 2793 views)

"... saw sparks in the Dell carb filters and then stalls." Tim: I don't think you saw electrical sparks but rather ignited gasoline. Something is way ...   11-08-2018 06:27 am

Fuel Stuff > 1976 Jensen GT (12 replies - 1115 views)

Nigel, in the photo, is that heat shield above the exhaust system stock on the GT? Any idea how effective it is? Thanks. ...   10-26-2018 10:26 pm

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Tank Lines (10 replies - 1160 views)

Dick Fickey said in his first post: "It looks like I should pull the tanks and correct my screw up." Tim Murphy: I am glad you ...   10-10-2018 08:43 am

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Tank Lines (10 replies - 1160 views)

As I could never figure out that entangle mess of fuel lines by the tank and pump, I have no idea of what you said. ...   10-04-2018 06:30 am

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (41 replies - 4016 views)

Don, even if your JH isn't running you can come to a JHPS meeting, just drive another car. There are usually a couple of us ...   09-19-2018 09:35 am

Electrical & Instruments > Pertronix Tachometer "blips" (41 replies - 4016 views)

I have the same problem, a hiccup when idling. I am going to throw you a couple of curve balls here so be prepared :<) ...   09-18-2018 08:29 am

Engine & Transmission > trans filling method (10 replies - 1274 views)

When I was recarpeting the interior I cut a hole in the trans tunnel where the plug is. I cut a larger circle in the ...   08-19-2018 07:55 am

Electrical & Instruments > Lights stay on (9 replies - 1199 views)

I second what redracer said about grinding off the tab on the inside of the clamping collar. Makes a big difference in how tight the ...   08-16-2018 11:24 pm

Engine & Transmission > jensen with strombergs (4 replies - 812 views)

I would start by changing fuel filters. Just curious, when was the last time you changed the fuel filter by the gas tank?. Could be ...   07-21-2018 05:52 am

Projects > 1974 Jensen Project Vin16281 (3 replies - 687 views)

The car pictured looks in good condition. Congratulations on a wise purchase. Take care. ...   07-09-2018 06:31 am

Engine & Transmission > Transmission Leaks 4 Speed 13556 (14 replies - 3476 views)

Thanks Tim Engel, those diagrams and your explanations make things much clearer. And Answerman,I didn't realize the CD's were not to be installed with the ...   02-02-2018 01:00 am

Engine & Transmission > Transmission Leaks 4 Speed 13556 (14 replies - 3476 views)

Redracer,(or anyone else)do you have a picture or diagram of what you are describing. Or maybe you can explain it more for those of us ...   01-31-2018 07:43 am

Cooling > Cooling - AirDam (8 replies - 3074 views)

Man, that looks great. I did something similar. It not only helped cooling but my front end felt more stable at high (freeway) speeds. Do ...   07-31-2017 05:24 am

Electrical & Instruments > Related or coincidence? (7 replies - 2728 views)

When I posted above that both gauges and fuel pump go thru the middle fuse I was using former member John Kimbrough's wiring diagrams. The ...   07-17-2017 05:32 am

Electrical & Instruments > Related or coincidence? (7 replies - 2728 views)

Both the fuel pump and the gauges are on circuits that go thru the middle fuse. You may try cleaning those electrical connections. If you ...   07-17-2017 02:32 am

Suspension > Installing front sway bar (33 replies - 28946 views)

Frank, I had the same problem years ago. The very experience JH mechanic who swapped arms said it was common, the factory installed the arms ...   06-26-2017 08:26 am

Intro Tech Board stuff > 502 bad gateway (3 replies - 2900 views)

To be honest, I am not really sure what resetting cookie means or how else it would be done. Can anyone explain and possibly give ...   03-31-2017 08:15 am

Intro Tech Board stuff > 502 bad gateway (3 replies - 2900 views)

Actually, Greg made it even easier. All you have to do is go to to the login page: http://www.jensenhealey.com/forums/login.php and click the "Reset the cookie used by ...   03-28-2017 06:00 am

Brakes > Brakes (6 replies - 2840 views)

One thing I was told by an experience mechanic, do one at a time, that way you can use the still together brake as a ...   03-09-2017 07:44 am

Engine & Transmission > oil cooler delete (14 replies - 5698 views)

Gordon, since you have installed an aftermarket oil cooler, I would think that you have done more research than most on oil temperature and oil ...   01-03-2017 02:39 am

Engine & Transmission > oil cooler delete (14 replies - 5698 views)

IMO, the JH cooling as originally designed-two row radiator, no fan shroud-was totally inadequate for stop and go city driving in 100 degree F heat ...   01-02-2017 07:48 am

Electrical & Instruments > 3 Fuse Third fuse (12 replies - 5403 views)

From John Kimbrough's work on the JH electrical system, it sounds like your top fuse is not working. As answerman said, Replace it with a ...   11-16-2016 06:45 am

Electrical & Instruments > 3 Fuse Third fuse (12 replies - 5403 views)

sxjw: "Told new blade fuse box would cost >$3000 mostly in labor. Is that about right?" That sounds insanely high, possibly a rip off. How much ...   11-15-2016 05:31 am

Engine & Transmission > cams, valve timing and ignition timing (106 replies - 61226 views)

I was wrong with the idea that the white marks would be used to with a timing light to confirm ignition/cam timing. I am sorry ...   10-11-2016 10:27 am

Engine & Transmission > cams, valve timing and ignition timing (106 replies - 61226 views)

qwerty: "I'm sure he knew that the 110/110 timing was correct for the engine without emissions and is why the white marks have piqued my ...   10-11-2016 01:21 am

Projects > Project 16984. (28 replies - 12020 views)

Man, I got to say this even though it doesn't feel good to do so. That may be too much rust and age damage, plus ...   10-07-2016 08:11 am

Body & interior stuff > Dyna Mat (11 replies - 5292 views)

My take on this subject: The original Dynamat is designed to prevent the cars sheet metal from vibrating which is caused by excessive bass. It ...   07-25-2016 02:54 am

Fuel Stuff > Carbs or Fuel Pump Issues - 2.2L Stroker (20 replies - 11165 views)

I had a fuel filter near the gas tank that was clogged. Car would start and run ok for a while, then would miss and ...   05-24-2016 03:39 am

Engine & Transmission > Leaking cam seal (15 replies - 6398 views)

There was a special tool designed for the cam seal install. I was told that it was very important to apply even pressure to the ...   05-15-2016 06:48 am

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > any info. on 11001 from MD? 1973 (4 replies - 3089 views)

Thank you Nigel. From Richard Calver's article you linked to: "In general, the Mk.1s can be distinguished from the Mk.2s by their more spartan interiors, ...   04-24-2016 03:55 am

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > any info. on 11001 from MD? 1973 (4 replies - 3089 views)

Does that vin indicate that is the first production JH? ...   04-23-2016 09:05 am

Projects > JH 17967 (31 replies - 15207 views)

Wow, very good and skillful work. Congratulations. ...   01-20-2016 07:14 am

Projects > 19064 - autocross project car for SCCA's FSP class (42 replies - 23025 views)

The mats are heavy. If you went with truck bed liner paint I don't think you would have to remove it later, JH floors are ...   11-09-2015 07:44 am

Projects > 19064 - autocross project car for SCCA's FSP class (42 replies - 23025 views)

I don't know the rules, but those large, molded, rubber front floor mats are heavy. Replacing those with some carpet mats purchased at an auto ...   11-09-2015 01:41 am

Projects > 19064 - autocross project car for SCCA's FSP class (42 replies - 23025 views)

Steve, thanks for the reply. You obviously have a lot of experience building race cars and I none. I was just sharing thoughts that came ...   11-08-2015 04:38 am

Projects > 19064 - autocross project car for SCCA's FSP class (42 replies - 23025 views)

Can you remove the convertible top and the frame? The frame is steel and very heavy. I think the gas tank needs to be addressed. ...   11-07-2015 07:32 am


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