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Wheels > Jensen Healey Extended length wheel studs - "knurl" dimension? (6 replies - 146 views)

Not sure if this helps, but many years ago I found some replacement aftermarket wheel bolts that worked. (See comparison pic). I measure ...   11-29-2021 02:08 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil pan gasket or seal replacement (7 replies - 335 views)

Not a chance unless you can come up with some way to jack up the engine. I jacked up my car and took a ...   11-08-2021 10:26 pm

Miscellaneous > Another Jensen-Healey just popped up on BaT (34 replies - 5663 views)

Jh092 wrote: Does anyone know how they numbered the cars at the end of 1974? Probably hurriedly and chaotically. One problem was that the JH was ...   07-27-2021 04:28 am

Electrical & Instruments > Piranha ignition and tach reading low (9 replies - 1166 views)

There is an adjustment screw in the stock tachometer accessible via a hole in the back of the case. These guys tend to age and ...   06-21-2021 10:54 pm

Engine & Transmission > Strange Misfire (10 replies - 1495 views)

Idling is where everything tends to be most finicky: timing air-fuel ratio, etc. According to my manual, idle or static timing for Strombergs is ...   05-10-2021 03:31 am

Ignition > Engine not turning over (5 replies - 1159 views)

Additional thoughts: Not enough current activating the solenoid could also be a problem. Low current might keep the solenoid contacts from making good strong ...   04-25-2021 08:18 pm

Ignition > Engine not turning over (5 replies - 1159 views)

Those batteries should have plenty of cranking power unless they are bad. Unlikely for a new battery. If you can get another car ...   04-25-2021 05:23 am

Cooling > Replacing Heater core (2 replies - 819 views)

Coolant can also get into the interior if one or both of the hoses going to the heater are cracked or loose where they connect ...   03-23-2021 12:26 am

Ignition > UK 907 Distributor without vacuum advance (9 replies - 1967 views)

Both Tim and "Distributorguy" have good points, except for the "load of crap" part. IF everything in the HV circuit is good and the timing ...   03-13-2021 03:32 am

Cooling > Is a radiator fan shroud needed? (9 replies - 2273 views)

If the thermostat controlling the coolant flow is working correctly then having the fan operating continuously should not make any significant difference in how fast ...   03-07-2021 03:11 am

Engine & Transmission > Strange rattle sound when idling (11 replies - 2576 views)

Make sure the nut at the back of the shifter mechanism holding it to the insulator is tight (assuming your trans is a Getrag 5-speed, ...   12-02-2020 12:40 am

Projects > 19744 Running (14 replies - 17800 views)

The official build date was 12/31/1974 though I doubt it was actually built then. Back when I bought it 35+ years ago, all the ...   08-31-2020 06:39 am

Carburetors > Fuel leaking from vent (39 replies - 10004 views)

I would definitely replace the TR6 needle. I doubt either of the needles are the main problem, but the JH engine was a major ...   08-14-2020 01:19 am

Carburetors > Fuel leaking from vent (39 replies - 10004 views)

What to buy at this point depends on how much of a hurry you are in and what kind of shape the carbs are in. ...   08-13-2020 06:20 am

Carburetors > Fuel leaking from vent (39 replies - 10004 views)

If the car was running OK and you did not smell any gasoline when running, my guess is that the leak is small, possibly leaky ...   08-12-2020 09:19 pm

Carburetors > Fuel leaking from vent (39 replies - 10004 views)

The quickest way to solve the fuel pressure question is to install a pressure regulator close to the carbs that has a readout dial. ...   08-12-2020 09:10 pm

Carburetors > Fuel leaking from vent (39 replies - 10004 views)

When you switch the needle and damper assembly do you also switch the spring? I think the springs for a TR6 are significantly softer ...   08-12-2020 09:02 pm

Carburetors > Fuel leaking from vent (39 replies - 10004 views)

The first thing I would check is the fuel pressure at the carbs. This should be less than 3.5 PSI. More than this ...   08-12-2020 07:48 am

Ignition > Installing a MSD 6AL with a petronix stich (5 replies - 2186 views)

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Ignition > Installing a MSD 6AL with a petronix stich (5 replies - 2186 views)

Never mind. What I was thinking will not work. If the system will not trigger the tach as is, I think you will ...   07-26-2020 08:46 pm

Brakes > How to remove brake drums? (13 replies - 3970 views)

Once the wheels are off, you should be able to just pull the drum off. There is a hole in each drum that allows ...   07-20-2020 05:32 am

Electrical & Instruments > WOSP Starter Motor Install, 3x the torque and 1/3 the size and weight (12 replies - 6210 views)

My starter was doing more and more clicking before starting, so I decided to get the Gustafson. On the plus side, it is smaller, ...   07-17-2020 11:30 pm

Miscellaneous > engine diagrams? (16 replies - 5394 views)

The coolant leak could also be from the hose that goes to the intake manifold. Since you have the manifold off, it would be ...   07-17-2020 06:53 am

Carburetors > fuel leak stromberg (11 replies - 4765 views)

If the bottom o-ring is leaking, then other rubber parts may be going bad as well. I recommend taking off the top on one ...   05-15-2020 06:26 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Spark Plugs for Lotus 907 - 2.2L Hi Compression Engine (7 replies - 4006 views)

Sounds to me that the changes you made should help, at least a little. According to the manual, 0.023" gap is where you should ...   05-03-2020 05:25 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil cooler hose replacement (2 replies - 1869 views)

It has been a number of years since I replaced mine, but I do not remember having to buy any special tools. I do ...   05-01-2020 06:04 am

Miscellaneous > I think I just got an upgrade! (4 replies - 2468 views)

The most common mis-identification I get is that it is a Triumph Spitfire. It even happened from a guy who owned a Spitfire, though to ...   04-28-2020 12:13 am

Electrical & Instruments > WOSP Starter Motor Install, 3x the torque and 1/3 the size and weight (12 replies - 6210 views)

Very nice. The price is a bit painful though. I notice that the price is considerably higher than WOSP starters for other British ...   03-21-2020 12:07 am

Suspension > Suspension bushings out of Differential, How? (9 replies - 6832 views)

Repeat soaking with WD40 or similar stuff over a couple of days, heating the surrounding metal to boiling water temp and then pressing or hammering ...   03-19-2020 12:01 am

Electrical & Instruments > Tach not functioning correctly (32 replies - 12580 views)

I don't know of anything that explains the internal circuitry much. You might try googling "Smiths RVI tachometer" and see what you can find. ...   03-18-2020 05:31 am

Electrical & Instruments > Tach not functioning correctly (32 replies - 12580 views)

cjwilson wrote: I am pretty sure it's original. So I should measure AC Current into the tach? My meter goes up to 10A. Is that enough? ...   03-18-2020 02:30 am

Electrical & Instruments > Tach not functioning correctly (32 replies - 12580 views)

cjwilson wrote: I do have 12V DC into the tach. Someone told me that I need to check the signal wire into the tach for AC ...   03-18-2020 12:20 am

Electrical & Instruments > Tach not functioning correctly (32 replies - 12580 views)

cjwilson wrote: The only issue I see is the wires in the male bullet connector are starting to fray. I'm guessing that 50% of the wires ...   03-18-2020 12:12 am

Electrical & Instruments > Tach not functioning correctly (32 replies - 12580 views)

cjwilson wrote: So I'm wondering if I need to rebuild my tach. Possible, but unlikely. When I did a Spiyda conversion on my tach, the tach ...   03-17-2020 10:16 pm

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 18591 views)

Congrats on getting it figured out. Looks and sounds awesome! When you get it out on the road, be sure to listen for ...   02-22-2020 11:43 pm

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 18591 views)

Additional thought: The choke on most carbs is dual-action. It increases the idle speed as well as the mixture. One possibility is that ...   02-19-2020 06:13 am

Projects > 1973 Jensen Healey #10777 Lotus "Colin Chapman" Edition "Gold Leaf" Build (45 replies - 18591 views)

discogodfather wrote: She started right away, had the choke on fully. Idled rough until I got the timing set, all good at 0 degrees advance, ...   02-19-2020 05:19 am

Ignition > Distributor timing and cam belt on a custom high power engine (55 replies - 21254 views)

Wow, you have some nice equipment available and know how to use it. I am envious. Here is the distributor advance spec from the JH ...   02-13-2020 11:36 pm

Ignition > Distributor timing and cam belt on a custom high power engine (55 replies - 21254 views)

Replacements for the internal distributor seal has come up numerous times on this forum. Here is the link to one of them: http://www.jensenhealey.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=2134&forum_id=5 (look at post ...   02-13-2020 03:59 am

Ignition > Distributor timing and cam belt on a custom high power engine (55 replies - 21254 views)

discogodfather wrote: What I see taking them apart (also took my 25D apart) is that there isn't much difference on the shafts. The 25D Lucas ...   02-12-2020 08:11 pm


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