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Engine & Transmission > Strange Noise (33 replies - 36391 views)

Funny coincidence.  Just this weekend I had a noise suddenly crop up that sounded much like this.  It was a fairly high-pitched swirling noise, like ...   12-08-2014 09:42 pm

Ignition > electronic ignition conversion (21 replies - 36264 views)

The oil line should be long and flexible enough to pull the instrument cluster out far enough to disconnect the line from the pressure gauge ...   11-26-2014 02:52 pm

Ignition > electronic ignition conversion (21 replies - 36264 views)

I had my tach open a few months ago. It was an inductive pickup with a heavy duty wire for the primary. I ...   11-22-2014 12:26 am

Engine & Transmission > Strange Noise (33 replies - 36391 views)

I agree that a well-maintained J-H with such low mileage is unlikely to have internal bearing problems. So my next guess would be external ...   11-12-2014 08:01 pm

Engine & Transmission > Strange Noise (33 replies - 36391 views)

Does the sound change depending on the load on the engine? The only experience I had with bad main bearings (not JH), the sound ...   11-10-2014 07:15 pm

Engine & Transmission > Strange Noise (33 replies - 36391 views)

The electrical problem you are describing sounds more like one or more bad connections rather than the alternator itself. My experience with these alternators ...   11-03-2014 02:10 am

Engine & Transmission > Strange Noise (33 replies - 36391 views)

Sounds most like a water pump bearing to me. These can make all kinds of strange noises. It can also change depending on ...   11-02-2014 02:18 am

Projects > 19744 Running (14 replies - 18225 views)

I finally have broken down and finished the last of the mechanical work I have been planning. I replaced my beloved old Spax shocks ...   10-28-2014 06:01 am

Wheels > Tire Size (25 replies - 55422 views)

I finally replaced my ancient 205/60R13's with 15 inch wheels and Michelin 205/60R15's. I was considering putting the Kumho's on the stock wheels, but ...   10-28-2014 05:31 am

Body & interior stuff > Interior trim (10 replies - 13043 views)

I had the same problem: nothing available in the tan color I have. So I repaired the ripped parts of the old vinyl with ...   06-25-2014 05:04 am

Miscellaneous > Switched to Hagerty Insurance (7 replies - 9909 views)

I used to keep my JH5 insured even during the years when it was a garagester. The reason was that the multi-car discount AAA ...   06-22-2014 01:11 am

Carburetors > starting after a lay off (13 replies - 16487 views)

I am a bit late with this reply, but using glue to hold the O-rings is not a good idea. As the mating surfaces ...   06-11-2014 12:45 am

Projects > 19744 Running (14 replies - 18225 views)

Apparently I can only attach one file per post, so here is the pic of the new covered seat. ...   06-08-2014 02:47 am

Projects > 19744 Running (14 replies - 18225 views)

I finally got the rebuilt seats back in. I decided to go with repairing the JH seats instead of replacing them with Miata seats ...   06-08-2014 02:46 am

Carburetors > starting after a lay off (13 replies - 16487 views)

Possibly something bad in the vacuum system? The amount of vacuum to the carbs and distributor is different under load. Possibly a hose ...   06-01-2014 06:00 pm

Projects > 19744 Running (14 replies - 18225 views)

Funny the small things that catch me in getting this thing back to snuff. As everyone knows, it never rains in California. But ...   05-22-2014 12:10 am

Projects > 19744 Running (14 replies - 18225 views)

I have been remiss in updating my progress.  Largely because I have been out having fun with the car. As mentioned previously, I wanted to recheck ...   05-20-2014 04:41 am

Brakes > Master cylinder rebuild (2 replies - 5951 views)

My brakes have been working fine, but the brake fluid tank on my master cylinder was seriously discolored and cracking, so I decided to try ...   05-20-2014 03:20 am

Cooling > Running hot (10 replies - 17388 views)

I went out and looked at the spare water pump core and thermostat I had sitting around. I stand corrected. The water flow ...   05-20-2014 12:57 am

Cooling > Running hot (10 replies - 17388 views)

My understanding is that engine coolant temperatures usually run right around the boiling point of water (100C). I think the lack of a thermostat ...   05-18-2014 03:17 am

Projects > 19744 Running (14 replies - 18225 views)

I got the tank back from the shop this past week. The price ended up being $240. They said they had to fix ...   05-01-2014 12:19 am

Fuel Stuff > rejuvenating fuel sending unit (7 replies - 16759 views)

The first time I put the sending unit back in I had a leak. I had a new gasket, cleaned the mating surface of ...   04-30-2014 11:25 pm

Fuel Stuff > rejuvenating fuel sending unit (7 replies - 16759 views)

(thought I would put my experience here in case it is of help to anyone else) In getting my JH back running after sitting for several ...   04-30-2014 05:51 am

Projects > 19744 Running (14 replies - 18225 views)

It has been a while since my last update.  I have been making progress and also have been out having fun with it.  The exhaust ...   04-26-2014 01:32 am

Projects > 16173 will be entering project status... (162 replies - 202781 views)

The only reason I know for connecting the crankcase ventilation to the air box is for pollution control: the blowby gets sent back into the ...   04-09-2014 08:39 pm

Body & interior stuff > head rests (2 replies - 5342 views)

Judging from the description, the headrests cannot be removed unless the D-shaped spring is removed. Or possibly if you pull hard enough to break ...   04-06-2014 04:19 am

Engine & Transmission > cams, valve timing and ignition timing (106 replies - 112174 views)

Back in the mid 90's I put a 2.2L crank and pistons in my JH5. I did not change anything else, even the cam ...   04-05-2014 01:57 am

Projects > 19744 Running (14 replies - 18225 views)

19744 is now street legal!  I finally got the drive train and front suspension good enough to take it to the DMV and get it ...   04-05-2014 01:44 am

Cooling > Heater Bypass Valve (Vacuum Activated) (12 replies - 22458 views)

The heater does add some cooling capacity when water if flowing through it. If the cooling system is working correctly, it should not be ...   03-31-2014 06:44 pm

Carburetors > Cams and Cam pulleys (3 replies - 7102 views)

Attached should be the circuit I used to replace my ignition switch.  This gets rid of the steering column switch entirely and replaces it with ...   03-29-2014 05:37 pm

Carburetors > Cams and Cam pulleys (3 replies - 7102 views)

I had a problem with my ignition switch as well. It was not making reliable contact so the engine would misfire sometimes. The ...   03-28-2014 06:35 am

Ignition > Electronic Ignition (13 replies - 18361 views)

I also have also had an XR700 for many years. The tach works OK, but reads about 30% high (checked against a couple of ...   03-28-2014 06:07 am

Carburetors > Factory Air Box with Strombergs (7 replies - 12148 views)

Mine has gaskets, though they are so old and hard, I am not sure they are actually doing anything useful. But if there are ...   03-21-2014 07:55 pm

Engine & Transmission > Where do I lift the engine from? (7 replies - 11083 views)

From my recent experience, I would not recommend engine removal by lifting the body from the subframe. When I read the above description, I ...   03-19-2014 05:57 am

Projects > 19744 Running (14 replies - 18225 views)

Finally got enough together to get the engine running smoothly.  No oil leaks at last!  I completely redid the front suspension including the isolators between ...   01-23-2014 03:46 am

Engine & Transmission > Getting the rocker covers oil tight (9 replies - 10984 views)

If the gasket is sliding out at the back of the lower (exhaust) cover, it may be that you did not get rid off all ...   12-27-2013 03:42 pm

VIN Database for Jensen Healey & Jensen GT > Jensen Healey & Jensen GT VIN Database (316 replies - 427564 views)

VIN # 19744 Official build date: 12-31-1974 First sold: 1976 Engine #: B74 12 10671 5-speed getrag transmission Spare engine: B74 10 9328 (with 4-speed trans. Both from demolished ...   07-16-2013 04:55 am


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