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Miscellaneous > Nice Jensen-Healey for sale on Bring a Trailer (7 replies - 1258 views)

Top dollar is what anyone is willing to pay and that's changing all the time. This one sold for just under $30,000 a while back, ...   03-13-2021 05:03 pm

Ignition > Distributor pulley drifting forward on shaft (8 replies - 2377 views)

I’ve found the front and back circlips on the shaft to be fairly robust, I don’t think there is anything inherently wrong with the design. ...   08-04-2020 04:49 pm

Miscellaneous > Fortson Article in the July/Aug issue of the Standard (6 replies - 3780 views)

Years ago, I had my wheels polished and painted by some wheel shop. They used an auto quality paint and clear coated the wheels. They ...   09-12-2019 06:29 pm

Miscellaneous > Fortson Article in the July/Aug issue of the Standard (6 replies - 3780 views)

That's a good question about the original tire rating. Most all Jensen Healeys would have come with the Pirelli Cinturato 185 70 HR 13 (or ...   09-12-2019 05:56 pm

Engine & Transmission > Valve clearances and Camshafts (67 replies - 87505 views)

I don't know what 3 grooves could mean on a camshaft. 2 grooves would be a "E" camshaft from Lotus. On the 104 cams from ...   06-20-2019 04:31 pm

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Pump vs Fuel Lines (42 replies - 24397 views)

What does your inline fuel filter in the boot look like? The JH fuel tanks are notorious for rusting inside, they can get quite nasty ...   10-06-2018 04:04 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pressure too high (23 replies - 23092 views)

Lots I don't know, but I would also look toward a blocked oil gallery at this point as that sounds like some very serious pressure ...   07-11-2016 07:35 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pressure too high (23 replies - 23092 views)

If the oil pump relief valve has something sticking in it causing the spring to bind, you will see the opposite (assuming all other things ...   07-07-2016 05:08 pm

Engine & Transmission > 5 speed longevity (20 replies - 22565 views)

Just an FYI, the Getrag 5 speed in the Jensen Healey is the 232 / 5 model as part number: 232.0.139.00 with additional marks: 5.2 ...   09-07-2015 01:32 am

Electrical & Instruments > Seat Belt Warning Buzzer (2 replies - 5338 views)

I pulled my buzzer out and tossed it years ago. No buzzer = happy driving. ...   01-21-2015 03:20 am

Engine & Transmission > Strange Noise (33 replies - 34491 views)

A bad thrust bearing at the back of the crankshaft would allow too much lateral movement and possibly create some weird noise. I've seen a ...   11-18-2014 04:45 pm

Engine & Transmission > Strange Noise (33 replies - 34491 views)

I had a rear axel bearing on the way out once and it was making the noise you describe. It's a strange wallowing noise and ...   11-08-2014 04:01 pm

Engine & Transmission > 907 Front Main Seal Centering Tool (2 replies - 5011 views)

Sorry, we don't have anything like that. Sounds like a good thing to have though. ...   11-07-2014 05:49 pm

Engine & Transmission > 318 Chrysler main bearing (6 replies - 8974 views)

I have not done this myself, but in some ways it sounds like a great solution to ever more expensive, semi-obsolete engine bearings. You'll need ...   12-22-2013 03:33 am

Miscellaneous > Jensen Healey musings from The New York Times (10 replies - 11349 views)

Here's an article about one persons Jensen Healey ownership in The New York Times entitled "End of an Era: Yesterday’s Joy Became Today’s Inconvenience" I love ...   11-07-2013 07:55 pm

Carburetors > Factory Air Box with Strombergs (7 replies - 11669 views)

Contrary what many owners would like to believe and indeed what one might assume, dyno tests have shown that the factory air box will actually ...   10-17-2013 04:17 pm

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey Vin#11602 (38 replies - 45392 views)

The rear seal housing and the back of the block is quite a bit different on the improved lip seal engines, converting from a a ...   08-29-2013 04:04 pm

Miscellaneous > Monterey Motorsports Reunion (3 replies - 6309 views)

Thumbs up to Joe and Pat, that is awesome! ...   08-19-2013 05:32 pm

Carburetors > Dellorto 40 leaks (4 replies - 8143 views)

It's not uncommon on high mileage carbs. The fix to either replace the shaft or rebush the shaft or both depending on the type and ...   08-05-2013 04:51 pm

Engine & Transmission > sunbeam gearbox (7 replies - 9123 views)

Ages ago, Richard Appleyard in the UK did an article for our club newsletter on how to do this conversion. I'll have to dig that ...   06-19-2013 04:19 pm

Cooling > Cleaning the entire system? (9 replies - 14854 views)

Flushing is not a bad idea, but maybe not even needed. I've never flushed a cooling system in any car I've ever owned. Just keeping ...   04-13-2013 05:13 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > New owner Colorado Springs,CO (15 replies - 20757 views)

Massaging is right. Like other labour intensive British cars of the era, the Jensen Healey was crafted more than assembled. In the old days, fitting ...   10-10-2012 09:11 pm

Carburetors > DHLA 40 setup (9 replies - 16713 views)

Webers are not the hot ticket IMHO on the Lotus 907/ Jensen Healey as they do not have the progression in the mid range as ...   09-21-2012 05:57 pm

Suspension > Play in Steering Wheel (7 replies - 14320 views)

As far as the steering shaft goes, $188 from the Club Store and this rebuild will last the life of the car. http://www.jhps.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=jhps&Product_Code=STRS&Category_Code=SUS I'm looking for a ...   09-01-2012 03:41 am

Miscellaneous > Lind JH at Monterey (1 reply - 4372 views)

Sounds like a good show, I wish I could have been there. The September JHPS newsletter will have spiffy photos courtesy of Joe Huffaker and ...   08-28-2012 10:43 pm

Intro Tech Board stuff > How To Join The JHPS Message Board (0 replies - 5351 views)

Anyone can join the Jensen Healey Preservation Society Message Board (and it's FREE!), as long as you are not a spammer. We are not at ...   08-17-2012 06:14 pm

Carburetors > California Smog Test (12 replies - 15693 views)

That's an unfortunate situation Bill. If the engine is in excellent condition, it should pass the California test. Clubber Steve Pike, who used to fix ...   08-17-2012 05:59 pm

Carburetors > Dellorto accelerator pumps (9 replies - 16850 views)

Your settings are going to put you on the rich end of the scale (more fuel is not necessarily better). As a comparison, here's what ...   07-27-2012 03:45 pm

Carburetors > Dellorto accelerator pumps (9 replies - 16850 views)

You should have zero hesitation during the transition from the idle to main jets. What are you using for idle jets? I find that pump ...   07-27-2012 03:47 am

Engine & Transmission > Cam ID (5 replies - 6909 views)

I'm getting at least 25mpg with a pair of 107s and a stock bottom end and I've heard a few clubbers with 2.2 liters and ...   06-26-2012 04:10 am

Carburetors > Dellorto Filters? (7 replies - 12198 views)

Those are neat, I like the design. I think you'll need something for the DHLA (side draught), not the DRLA which are the down draught. ...   04-21-2012 09:10 pm

Carburetors > Dellorto Filters? (7 replies - 12198 views)

You must have trumpets, those are essential for directing air into the venturis and proper performance. The K&N's mount under the trumpets, you can get ...   04-20-2012 07:59 pm

Engine & Transmission > engine swaps (33 replies - 52437 views)

Wow, that looks like quite a project! Please keep us updated on your progress, I'm really interested to see how this goes. How much does ...   03-26-2012 04:10 pm

Brakes > R/R front pads and now LR Brake locked up (5 replies - 9558 views)

Just my opinion, but I think that's an old wives tale about splitting the caliper halves. You actually need to do it to rebuild them ...   02-11-2012 05:19 pm

Engine & Transmission > Rear main seal question (5 replies - 8198 views)

It does contact the block in several places. In the JH factory shop manual, Section A Engine, page 15 describes the installation; Apply a thin ...   02-11-2012 04:56 pm

Engine & Transmission > Rear main seal question (5 replies - 8198 views)

The oil shield is installed with a very thin application of silicon sealer and the tang is bent down to keep it in place so ...   02-08-2012 06:13 pm

Miscellaneous > Subliminal Message (3 replies - 5954 views)

That's what I keep telling my wife! That spacious area in the back is so practical and I've heard that dogs love it. ...   01-03-2012 10:12 pm

Miscellaneous > The other links (2 replies - 4842 views)

I still need to find the time and get that fixed, hopefully soon. ...   12-21-2011 05:37 pm

Engine & Transmission > sluggish clutch (8 replies - 10913 views)

I'd guess it's the cable also. They work great when they are new, but only last so many years. In my experience, it's pretty much ...   12-12-2011 03:44 pm

Intro Tech Board stuff > Recent messages filter (5 replies - 10990 views)

As you have most likely noticed, we've just completed an upgrade for the JHPS message board. This new upgrade does have a lot more features ...   12-07-2011 04:58 pm


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