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Engine & Transmission > Clutch Lever Release (16 replies - 20278 views)

The ideas do make sense.  However, that does not necessarily make them true.  If the cable is indeed correct, then the problem is at one ...   08-10-2007 06:34 pm

Engine & Transmission > Cam Cover Oil Leak (9 replies - 13332 views)

Dave, remove the cover, wash throughly with solvent followed by hot soap and water.  Dry very throughly, preferably with blowing air.  In a darkened room, ...   05-29-2007 04:49 pm

Cooling > Thermostat (5 replies - 13204 views)

Jay, you must use the dual type on all 9XX Lotus engines.  When cool, the opening at the top closes and the lower opens.  The ...   05-17-2007 07:02 pm

Engine & Transmission > Valve clearances and Camshafts (67 replies - 95479 views)

  David, Well... some warning signs seem to be present.  If, as you say, the stem is visually higher than the others, then ...   03-23-2007 05:33 pm

Cooling > Overheating (39 replies - 69677 views)

The address below is to the Lotus Club of N.Y., N.J.  If the address doesn't work, the newsletter is May, 2004.  Anyway, the article is ...   02-28-2007 09:32 pm

Suspension > Front Suspension Assistance (10 replies - 16260 views)

You could suspend the kit and caboodle from a caboodle lift, just be sure the lift does not sag while holding up the caboodle.  have ...   01-08-2007 09:48 pm

Miscellaneous > Jensen get together in Arizona (3 replies - 7817 views)

HI Art! I'm in Chandler and would like to meet with yourself and other Jensen folks in the Valley.  So keep me infromed and thanks! Jim Sohl, ...   11-02-2006 02:15 pm

Miscellaneous > information card (5 replies - 9974 views)

Hi all.  I feel that for those unfamiliar with the Jensen Healey 'reputation' for 'problems' of one kind or another, there really is no reason ...   10-18-2006 06:49 pm

Brakes > sticking front brake (13 replies - 49791 views)

Hi Tom, Let me first say that the advice given so far is quite good and very well may ...   08-09-2006 07:37 pm

Engine & Transmission > Dellorto/Weber upgrade is a carburetorism (8 replies - 15234 views)

Without endorsing either camp, I view 'dell's and all other carbureted engines as a chemically powered, very high gain, analogue amplifier.  A very ...   06-02-2006 06:53 pm

Engine & Transmission > 5 speed value (4 replies - 8986 views)

The value of the Getrag 5 speed is best measured in terms of risk of failure.  When they work fine, they work fine.  When ...   05-04-2006 07:43 pm

Engine & Transmission > shifter problems - no reverse (1 reply - 5480 views)

Hi Glen, I'm going to guess that you have a 5-speed with the high sn number you state.  It may be that the ...   04-28-2006 09:49 pm

Body & interior stuff > side light fasteners (3 replies - 7590 views)

Try a jewelry shop that offers repair work.  Such shops often have very small spot welders, and/or gas brazing equipment that may help in ...   04-25-2006 05:46 pm

Wheels > Wheels (57 replies - 104842 views)

Just a note of caution, most (nearly all) worldwide auto manufactures have stopped shipping 13" wheels as original equipment.  As a result, with ...   04-08-2006 12:12 am

Engine & Transmission > Engine Rebuild (25 replies - 52316 views)

Check out http://www.topline.com/Photo%20Album/Jensini/index.html it has been done, and I can imagine many times over.  As Judson correctly states, the parts are out there, the complete ...   03-30-2006 08:07 pm

Engine & Transmission > oil pressure drop (20 replies - 32263 views)

I'm going to make a guess here, but I've seen similar things in the past in engines with mechanical oil pressure gauges, or some ...   02-27-2006 05:06 pm

Body & interior stuff > Green light! (4 replies - 8263 views)

Opinions differ, but the story I have heard (or read on the old board) is that the light is a Department of Transportation safety ...   02-27-2006 04:06 pm

Body & interior stuff > Sills - molding and paint (25 replies - 36711 views)

Well,,  let's see.  I doubt 11210 shipped that way, so,, dealer installation or normal wear and tear?  If the bullet hole was part ...   02-19-2006 03:46 pm

Body & interior stuff > Sills - molding and paint (25 replies - 36711 views)

My '73, sn11210, came to me as a repo from Cook County (Chicago) Ill.  I am apparently the second, or at most, the third ...   02-18-2006 05:34 pm

Suspension > Jaguar IRS in Jensen Healey (1 reply - 6578 views)

I have given some though to your request, and comment as follows: Check the absolute width from wheel mounting face to wheel mounting face ...   02-16-2006 07:17 pm

Body & interior stuff > Sills - molding and paint (25 replies - 36711 views)

As I understand things, from reading the old message board and snooping around the web, etc., Jensen Healey's, as they left the factory, had ...   02-16-2006 05:25 pm

Body & interior stuff > BODY BRACING (9 replies - 16665 views)

An easy method to determine whether the alignment has been disturbed is to leave the doors attached and make sure that they open, close, ...   02-09-2006 12:53 am

Engine & Transmission > Cleaning a Differential (4 replies - 9528 views)

Regarding drilling a drain in the bottom of the differential: My '73 has a felt, or some other similar material, pad in the bottom ...   12-27-2005 04:53 pm

Body & interior stuff > Black paint under headlights (3 replies - 8098 views)

Ed, the black paint appeared with 74 model year cars, I'm not at all certain of the build month or serial number for the change. ...   12-12-2005 09:46 pm

Miscellaneous > "Why did you buy a JH... When you could have bought a New sports Car?" (20 replies - 31117 views)

Roughly in order, I've had: an Opel GT (too slow); a '69 Fiat 124 spider (fun in the sun, fell apart); a 73 Fiat 124 ...   10-12-2005 12:25 am

Ignition > Distributer (4 replies - 10865 views)

Lawrence, Congratulations! I have sn 11210! The door plate claims a build date of January, '73. I just had to write to say, ...   10-03-2005 04:48 pm

Carburetors > New Aluminum Tanks - Anyone Interested? (103 replies - 73328 views)

Sent my m.o. today. Thanks to all for getting this together. Now the fun part, waiting for the hard goods to show up! Jim 11210 ...   09-19-2005 09:07 pm

Wheels > Wheels (57 replies - 104842 views)

Are the numbers any where near close for an order?? I'm in, hope it helps. ...   08-29-2005 08:38 pm

Body & interior stuff > Dash Removal (3 replies - 8302 views)

If you have not already done so, the entire steering wheel - steering column assembly removes easily. After the dash is out, the steering ...   08-23-2005 05:19 pm

Wheels > Wheels (57 replies - 104842 views)

So what backspace and offset is found on the panasport wheels? Anybody? Who can state that they have experience whith wheels and/or tires that did ...   08-12-2005 11:20 pm

Engine & Transmission > Getrag 5 speed (8 replies - 29694 views)

You may also find www.metricmechanic.com/ interesting. ...   08-08-2005 10:34 pm

Miscellaneous > JH mentioned in Sports and Exotic car Mag (2 replies - 6952 views)

Regarding 'ugly,' let's compare apples to apples and look at a few other 'new' sports cars of the 70's: Triumph Stag, TR7, Volkswagon 914 (sold ...   08-01-2005 04:43 pm

Engine & Transmission > Clutch noise/failure to dissengage (3 replies - 7421 views)

I concur with Mark. It seems to me at least possible that the throw-out bearing has become miss-aligned and/or the throw-out bearing has simply ...   07-18-2005 11:27 pm

Wheels > Tire Pressure (4 replies - 12564 views)

May I ask, which Sumitomo's ? same f/r ? thanks, Jim ...   06-13-2005 06:03 pm

Miscellaneous > To restore or part out? Need suggestions. (11 replies - 18423 views)

SN 11210 was in similar condition when I dissasembled the entire car. I took the parts to redi-strip since one is close. Did ...   05-16-2005 05:29 pm

Engine & Transmission > Loosing electrical?? (11 replies - 19129 views)

Similar things have happened to me over the years. As unlikely as it seems, remove, clean, and securely re-attach the battery post connections. ...   05-12-2005 12:10 am

Engine & Transmission > "The Shark" new 907 2.2L engine (12 replies - 32343 views)

I have a question, the answer may be right in front of me, but I don't see it. Are the torque and hp curves ...   05-11-2005 10:48 pm

Suspension > Ball joint nuts - how to get them on? (3 replies - 9286 views)

Ron, What is supposed to happen is that the interference fit between the ball joint shaft and the knuckle is tight enough to prevent the shaft ...   04-24-2005 10:40 pm

Carburetors > Interesting Stromberg Problem, and Fix (3 replies - 9455 views)

'Been there, done that.  Occasionally, improbable as it seems with anything J-H, the easy fix actually works! ...   04-18-2005 09:03 pm


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