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 Posted: 03-18-2018 06:23 pm
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Hello members, I am a new owner to J-H's, I always have interest in unique cars so I purchased this 73 online out of long term dry storage in Utah and brought it to Maine. Primarily complete but missing a few pieces (air box and some interior trim). Seller had fired it on ether but that's it.

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 Posted: 03-18-2018 06:24 pm
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First task was to replace the timing belt and tensioner bearings, also replace all fluids

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 Posted: 03-19-2018 05:52 pm
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Possibly the fuel pump? If you have the original SU, do NOT throw it away. They are more reliable and quieter than most, and if you do need a new pump, the special banjo fittings($$$) are NOT included.
The one extra part to carry is a fuel pump, and the reasonably priced ones from ROCKAUTO workfine:
https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/jensen,1974,healey,2.0l+l4,1312383,fuel+&+air,fuel+pump,6256

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btw, should have mentioned about rustproofing the car(floors, rockers, inner fenders) with POR15, Mastercoat, or KBS, all excellent products

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I did replace the fuel pump, I spent the money for a new brush-less SU. Also, I am rust proofing the floors as I go. Just fabricated a new rear seat support for the passenger side and then used a rust proofing paint.

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Excellent; except I would have welded the seat channel in.

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I am adding more rivets. I thought about that but after looking at the spot welds there isn't a tremendous difference. Also, since the seat belts are mounted behind to the floor there is actually no pulling/lifting force ever really applied.

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Seat belts mounted to the floor?
The original points of attachment were to the tm. tunnel and the side of panel welded to the rocker? There should be a large not welded in each spot(you can see the tm.' tunnel one from under the car)

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Yes, the tunnel. I was just pointing out the seatbelt is not attached to the seat.

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More progress, Had the fuel tank cleaned and lined, refurbished the sender and installed the tank along with the new SU fuel pump. Now running off the tank.

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Rebuilt the carbs this weekend, car runs well, next electrics and brakes.

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Installed factory air box set up from fellow member, Richard Zink, Thanks

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 Posted: 03-30-2018 01:28 am
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Looks good. It looks like you still have the original radiator cap. You may want to replace that. Also, I don’t see the fan shroud. It makes a big difference with the original radiator and was put on by dealers after a TSB was issued.
Good Luck,
Jim

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 Posted: 03-30-2018 11:25 pm
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Thanks for the advise. I am hoping to get it on the road the next few weeks. Just waiting for the rest of the snow to melt and some rain to fully wash off the roads.

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Making more progress, wheel cyl replace, brake fluid flushed, system bled. New tires mounted, wheels cleaned, now working on interior again. Floors painted, carpeting going in.

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More pics

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pic 3

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sills

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