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Brakes > Parking Brake rear adjustment (2 replies - 1116 views)

I would suggest you check the the equalising linkage in the centre is free and lubed - in theory the pull on each brake rod ...   12-09-2020 12:12 pm

Projects > 18711 "Miss Jensen" (129 replies - 175076 views)

I am very glad that cars over 40 years old no longer require MOT tests in the UK. Statistically cars over 40 years old were ...   08-21-2020 02:17 am

Body & interior stuff > Paint Codes (9 replies - 8566 views)

Hi, Not trying to be evasive but I have had the car since it was almost new and it's been resprayed three times. It's pretty hard ...   06-20-2020 04:33 pm

Brakes > Front brake calipers (10 replies - 4267 views)

The wheels are 15" VTO from the club store, tyres are 195-55 x 15 Pirelli P7 (same radius and slightly wider than OEM). As above ...   05-09-2020 04:44 am

Brakes > Front brake calipers (10 replies - 4267 views)

Hi Brian, The kits were not From JHPS or Outlaw but from HiSpec in the UK. I specified max size vented disc to go inside 15" ...   05-08-2020 08:30 pm

Brakes > Front brake calipers (10 replies - 4267 views)

Have a look at this previous post - my GT was the prototype and they have been on the car for nine years with no ...   05-08-2020 05:17 pm

Brakes > BRAKE FLUID (9 replies - 14369 views)

Hi Dan, DOT 3,4 and 5.1 are glycol based and DOT 5 is Silicone based - glycol and silicone based fluids are not compatible with each ...   05-07-2020 05:01 am

Body & interior stuff > GT Chrome Hood Knob (10 replies - 3817 views)

Hi Nigel, I have it on mine but it's in front of the windscreen washer - does not seem to do anything it's just bolted through. ...   05-06-2020 06:49 pm

Miscellaneous > Original wheelbrace and jack for the GT (6 replies - 4210 views)

Hi Nigel, I am about 2500km from my car at the moment but can confirm the the Morgan jack looks very similar even down to the ...   07-16-2019 03:56 pm

Brakes > Front brake rotors replacement? (1 reply - 2690 views)

Have a look at topic http://www.jensenhealey.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=1497&forum_id=6&page=2 to see another option. The standard JH weight distribution front to rear was fairly even and the GTs with fuel ...   03-21-2019 09:53 am

Brakes > Triumph TR3/TR6/TR7 JH compatibilty (1 reply - 2228 views)

The JH uses Girling type 14 calipers which were used on a few euro cars and also in Formula Ford - not sure if Triumph ...   03-15-2019 03:06 pm

Fuel Stuff > Engine (5 replies - 4191 views)

Hi Tim, you don't need to take off the head to shim the valves - just the cam housings and they no longer use gaskets. ...   03-15-2019 02:49 pm

Brakes > TR-6 Master Cylinder -Other options? (7 replies - 5438 views)

Other alternatives are pre 89 Land Rover series 3 SWB but you need to check on the bore size as they have been rationalised to ...   01-17-2019 04:45 pm

Brakes > brakes (1 reply - 2368 views)

Once they are installed and bled they should be fine. Both pistons are fed from a common source and there will be minute differences in ...   12-01-2018 08:52 am

Suspension > Differential -Options for rebuild and replace? (16 replies - 11020 views)

From what I can make out on the diff you should not need anything pressed in - someone jump in if that's wrong. I think ...   11-12-2018 08:01 pm

Suspension > Differential -Options for rebuild and replace? (16 replies - 11020 views)

Just got a quote back from Vauxhall bearings for a 72-78 Vauxhall Magnum ( 1800-2300cc ) which I hope is the right one. 1. Bevel Pinion ...   11-08-2018 03:45 pm

Suspension > Differential -Options for rebuild and replace? (16 replies - 11020 views)

Hi Nigel, coincidentally I am on the hunt for diff bearings - I have already done the wheel end but the diff is getting a ...   11-08-2018 11:33 am

Body & interior stuff > Rejen (4 replies - 3835 views)

My GT was re trimmed by Rejen five years ago in leather - picture gives you an idea of the seats and door panels. Expensive ...   08-09-2018 02:05 pm

Body & interior stuff > Rejen (4 replies - 3835 views)

I have bought stuff from them and had work done by them so can recommend them. They can supply new seat base foam and webbing ...   08-07-2018 08:40 pm

Engine & Transmission > oil cooler delete (14 replies - 13326 views)

Hi Chris, On reflection the reason I went for the inline thermostat is that I am using a remote oil filter mounted on the inner wing ...   07-29-2018 08:09 pm

Engine & Transmission > oil cooler delete (14 replies - 13326 views)

Hi Chris, Below is the link to where I got mine - you have two options - either the inline 5/8" or the sandwich plate type. https://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/s?search=+Mocal+thermostat Because ...   07-28-2018 07:16 am

Suspension > Steering column excessive in and out play (12 replies - 8696 views)

From memory -The inside of the collapsible steering column consists of a square bar fitted internally to a square tube retained by two plastic pins. ...   05-30-2018 10:05 am

Engine & Transmission > Second gear popping out (7 replies - 6044 views)

Hi Stuart, Had a similar issue with a five speed which was traced to a rubber linkage gaiter that I got from Rejen. It was ...   03-21-2018 02:55 pm

Body & interior stuff > Owner's Manual (2 replies - 3391 views)

Not sure what you mean by owners manual - could be because the UK and USA is separated by a language. If you are looking ...   02-26-2018 08:12 pm

Engine & Transmission > 5 speed trans (2 replies - 3762 views)

One suggestion for lubricating the linkage is to use aerosol spray motorcycle chain grease. I use Castrol which is very liquid (like WD40) from the ...   10-12-2017 09:30 am

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

I would be a little cautious about the dishwasher tabs - different manufacturers have different compositions and specific information is hard to find. The coolant ...   10-03-2017 07:37 am

Brakes > BRAKE FLUID (9 replies - 14369 views)

Not sure if DOT 5.1 is available over there - it's fully compatible with DOT 3&4 but has a much higher boiling point. Note that ...   09-22-2017 10:35 am

Cooling > EVANS waterless coolant (1 reply - 3747 views)

Cost is not the only downside. Water ( preferably distilled) is the best heat conductor. A good corrosion inhibiting antifreeze reduces the heat conductivity somewhat, ...   07-08-2017 07:49 am

Electrical & Instruments > Removable Hard top demister Loom Male plug (8 replies - 8441 views)

Hi Stu, Suggest you send a picture and description to these people - they have a pretty good selection of old Lucas bits and might be ...   04-26-2017 11:53 am

Body & interior stuff > Paint Codes (9 replies - 8566 views)

Hard to tell under the bonnet - because it's was painted if you can call it that by the Banbury brickies. I seem to remember ...   03-28-2017 02:44 pm

Body & interior stuff > Paint Codes (9 replies - 8566 views)

Thanks Nigel, The Matra number 8391C was the key - have ordered from http://www.carcolourservices.co.uk - made up and delivered within two days. Will find out just ...   03-28-2017 02:07 pm

Body & interior stuff > Paint Codes (9 replies - 8566 views)

Hi Nigel, I tried taking the filler cap to a Porsche/Mercedes/Jaguar Land Rover approved repair shop but they said they couldn't get an accurate match because ...   03-27-2017 09:24 pm

Body & interior stuff > Paint Codes (9 replies - 8566 views)

I'm looking for a modern equivalent paint to spray a door panel on my GT - the original colour is listed as both GIP26771/1 or ...   03-26-2017 08:24 pm

Suspension > Lower Trailing Arm Mounting (3 replies - 5662 views)

Hi Nigel, Obvious question I suppose, but have you had the wheel alignment checked front to rear. Things can get twisted when replacing things like sills ...   01-15-2017 01:08 pm

Engine & Transmission > oil cooler delete (14 replies - 13326 views)

It's true that the standard cooler contains some oil - but this also helps in preventing the sump oil from reaching or exceeding the temperature ...   01-03-2017 09:54 am

Engine & Transmission > oil cooler delete (14 replies - 13326 views)

IMHO - Normally the optimum oil temperature should be in the range of 80-100C but most modern oils will tolerate up to 120C before oxidation ...   01-02-2017 06:40 pm

Engine & Transmission > oil cooler leak (6 replies - 6991 views)

I think the originals were 5/8" BSP Gordon ...   11-29-2016 03:52 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Crazy three fuse box (10 replies - 11766 views)

We are getting a little off topic here but yes I got my kit from Mike Taylor at Lotusbits. You get a fair amount of ...   10-21-2016 06:05 am

Electrical & Instruments > Crazy three fuse box (10 replies - 11766 views)

Hi Frank, I have a total of 16 blade fuses and 4 relays as described below – this is on a GT with fuel injection so ...   10-20-2016 02:04 pm

Ignition > Misfire after 30 minutes (31 replies - 31457 views)

No idea about reconditioning the gauge or even where you would source parts if they were needed. New ones are availability from Merlin in the ...   06-05-2016 09:35 pm


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