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Accessories > Speaker Locations? (3 replies - 130 views)

Yeah these bodies are weak enough without the holes. Strange place to put speakers though, I have seen so many mounted to the inner ...   06-03-2021 06:28 am

Accessories > Speaker Locations? (3 replies - 130 views)

5" circular holes behind seats? Where do you see these, on the wheel arches? ...   06-01-2021 05:55 am

Miscellaneous > Another Jensen-Healey just popped up on BaT (29 replies - 1905 views)

Not a bad car but it was one that needed both nothing and yet needed everything, so to speak. A driver for sure. ...   05-23-2021 05:05 am

Engine & Transmission > Strange Misfire (10 replies - 361 views)

What carbs do you have and what's the engine like (stock, modified, condition, ignition setup, etc)? How long was it sitting? ...   05-09-2021 07:36 am

Wheels > 205/60-13 Tires (36 replies - 57289 views)

I like the old school radial T/A's. A hard tire but they look cool and they last forever. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/923/6xBcTj.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/923/6zVyJd.jpg ...   04-28-2021 07:54 am

Ignition > Engine not turning over (5 replies - 461 views)

Pound the starter with a mallet a few times. ...   04-26-2021 04:27 am

Carburetors > Carburetor (6 replies - 501 views)

Is cylinder 4 firing ok? ...   04-26-2021 04:25 am

Miscellaneous > steering wheel (2 replies - 260 views)

Le Carra seems to still be around and there is always new old stock available from Moto Lita in Britain, you might also check out ...   04-12-2021 07:49 pm

Miscellaneous > Another Jensen-Healey just popped up on BaT (29 replies - 1905 views)

My 73 is on the passenger side engine bay rail, stamped on a welded plate. It's only a 5 digit number, which makes the ...   04-12-2021 07:37 pm

Miscellaneous > Another Jensen-Healey just popped up on BaT (29 replies - 1905 views)

Looked like a nice car, I thought it's body was a little better than the previous car that went for 15. I think the ...   04-02-2021 07:45 am

Miscellaneous > Nice Jensen-Healey for sale on Bring a Trailer (7 replies - 716 views)

Wow, $15,250. A nice original example with tons of work done by Dave Bean. ...   03-13-2021 12:40 am

Ignition > UK 907 Distributor without vacuum advance (9 replies - 990 views)

Distributorguy wrote: Sorry this is a load of crap. No one has ever said that Tim Engel was full of crap. It just hasn't ...   03-12-2021 06:59 am

Cooling > Is a radiator fan shroud needed? (9 replies - 965 views)

Got to say where I live in San Francisco, CA, this thing runs so cold blooded already.... Had to run a thermostat on the oil cooler. I ...   03-08-2021 03:58 am

Engine & Transmission > TIMING BELT UPDATE (3 replies - 482 views)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/922/99pzkv.jpg ...   02-25-2021 09:28 am

Wheels > Lug Nut Special Socket (4 replies - 625 views)

Careful on the torque going back on. It lists at around 50ftlbs I think but these fine thread lug bolts and the aluminum standard ...   02-14-2021 02:54 am

Miscellaneous > AutoBlog Article on a Jensen Healey (3 replies - 452 views)

Haven't seen an article on the JH in years, enjoy: https://www.autoblog.com/2021/01/31/junkyard-gem-1974-jensen-healey/ ...   02-01-2021 04:14 am

Ignition > REBUILDING DISTRIBUTORS (2 replies - 464 views)

Yes, I have noticed the same thing building my franken-distributors. The shaft and weights and drive dog need to stay together. The housings ...   01-23-2021 01:59 am

Ignition > UK 907 Distributor without vacuum advance (9 replies - 990 views)

If you are not mechanically inclined or know the inside of a distributor the best way to go about this is to buy a used ...   01-13-2021 02:44 am

Engine & Transmission > Engine removal (6 replies - 893 views)

I've always just removed the engine and tranny combo, it's easy enough. ...   12-04-2020 02:43 am

Engine & Transmission > Getrag 5 speed sometimes grinds when shifting into first at full stop (1 reply - 400 views)

I have some grinding once and awhile if I don't get the shift right, meaning there is excessive pressure or misalignment of the shifter relative ...   12-04-2020 02:42 am

Engine & Transmission > Engine removal (6 replies - 893 views)

Luckily the engine isn't very heavy, with the transmission it's about 320 lbs and without it's about 275. I always remove the carbs, the ...   12-03-2020 01:33 am

Carburetors > Air box hose size (22 replies - 4397 views)

I've stuck some molds in my time and it's extremely frustrating. Second on that PVA, it works, just remember to let it dry thoroughly. ...   12-02-2020 06:09 am

Engine & Transmission > Strange rattle sound when idling (11 replies - 1431 views)

I had some problems with my transmisson mount and the rubber disc mount holding the shifter mechanism to the car body. Some ticking noises ...   12-02-2020 06:04 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil pump rebuild (68 replies - 56127 views)

Nice engine compartment! ...   11-10-2020 10:47 pm

Ignition > Lucas 25d distibutor body (7 replies - 1076 views)

I didn't add a lip but I do add a small turned steel ring into the gap between the edge and the main body so ...   11-10-2020 10:42 pm

Engine & Transmission > driveshaft 5 speed (10 replies - 1112 views)

Some play is present in the U joints but it isn't a whole lot. Is the center adjuster greased up? If you inject ...   11-07-2020 10:03 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil pump rebuild (68 replies - 56127 views)

Are you sure you put the oil pressure relief piston in the right way? The cupped end points to the front of the car. ...   11-02-2020 08:42 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil pump rebuild (68 replies - 56127 views)

I also tried to clean the mating surfaces real well and was careful to insert the rotor and outer gear back in the same way ...   10-21-2020 02:16 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil pump rebuild (68 replies - 56127 views)

I recently rebuilt mine and found this video. This guy has the early style oil pressure relief setup with fewer parts, but it's all ...   10-21-2020 02:11 am

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 13248 views)

After a good wash and a polish. Went over the paint with a dual orbital and then waxed it. Used McQwires swirl X, ...   09-21-2020 04:39 am

Body & interior stuff > Hard Top Source (2 replies - 905 views)

Been looking for a hard top for a JH forever. I like the style that doesn't have any windows on the side, but I'd ...   09-13-2020 04:57 am

Miscellaneous > engine oil type (6 replies - 1389 views)

I've run 15W-50 Mobil in my engine for 20 years, it seems to be just fine. Notable is that it's not stocked anymore in ...   09-02-2020 03:36 am

Carburetors > Air box hose size (22 replies - 4397 views)

Esprit2 wrote: Ahhh... you have airhorns inside the airbox? How long are they? Or more to the point, how close do they ...   09-01-2020 03:14 am

Miscellaneous > Smog Equipment (18 replies - 3605 views)

I have a later spare cylinder head off a 75 and seems to have a set of threaded holes with hex plugs above the exhuast ...   08-31-2020 03:39 am

Carburetors > Air box hose size (22 replies - 4397 views)

Esprit2 wrote: Disco, I'm sorry to hear you have been having trouble getting the carbs/ airbox sorted, but I also think you're barking up the ...   08-30-2020 08:52 pm

Carburetors > Air box hose size (22 replies - 4397 views)

Art DeKneef wrote: What size are those struts you have holding the hood open? I'm looking to fit some to my hood. These are 13" shocks that ...   08-30-2020 08:20 am

Carburetors > Air box hose size (22 replies - 4397 views)

Forced induction vs. NA probably plays a big role in the shape and size of the airbox, as well as the length of any trumpets/air ...   08-29-2020 05:17 am

Engine & Transmission > Engine Damper / Shock Upper Mount (3 replies - 961 views)

Got one from Delta, costs $110 and is brand new. ...   08-24-2020 04:49 pm

Miscellaneous > The GO GOs (5 replies - 1191 views)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/9630/BmlKtV.png ...   08-24-2020 12:32 am

Carburetors > Air box hose size (22 replies - 4397 views)

Just a word on the experience I just had building an airbox system out of a pipercross 600 universal airbox: 4" is way better than ...   08-24-2020 12:24 am


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