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Engine & Transmission > Clutch Lever Release (16 replies - 24164 views)

The ideas do make sense.  However, that does not necessarily make them true.  If the cable is indeed correct, then the problem is at one ...   08-10-2007 07:34 pm

Engine & Transmission > Cam Cover Oil Leak (9 replies - 15570 views)

Dave, remove the cover, wash throughly with solvent followed by hot soap and water.  Dry very throughly, preferably with blowing air.  In a darkened room, ...   05-29-2007 05:49 pm

Cooling > Thermostat (5 replies - 15319 views)

Jay, you must use the dual type on all 9XX Lotus engines.  When cool, the opening at the top closes and the lower opens.  The ...   05-17-2007 08:02 pm

Engine & Transmission > Valve clearances and Camshafts (67 replies - 114062 views)

  David, Well... some warning signs seem to be present.  If, as you say, the stem is visually higher than the others, then ...   03-23-2007 06:33 pm

Cooling > Overheating (39 replies - 79580 views)

The address below is to the Lotus Club of N.Y., N.J.  If the address doesn't work, the newsletter is May, 2004.  Anyway, the article is ...   02-28-2007 10:32 pm

Suspension > Front Suspension Assistance (10 replies - 20380 views)

You could suspend the kit and caboodle from a caboodle lift, just be sure the lift does not sag while holding up the caboodle.  have ...   01-08-2007 10:48 pm

Miscellaneous > Jensen get together in Arizona (3 replies - 9032 views)

HI Art! I'm in Chandler and would like to meet with yourself and other Jensen folks in the Valley.  So keep me infromed and thanks! Jim Sohl, ...   11-02-2006 03:15 pm

Miscellaneous > information card (5 replies - 11475 views)

Hi all.  I feel that for those unfamiliar with the Jensen Healey 'reputation' for 'problems' of one kind or another, there really is no reason ...   10-18-2006 07:49 pm

Brakes > sticking front brake (13 replies - 53350 views)

Hi Tom, Let me first say that the advice given so far is quite good and very well may ...   08-09-2006 08:37 pm

Engine & Transmission > Dellorto/Weber upgrade is a carburetorism (8 replies - 17344 views)

Without endorsing either camp, I view 'dell's and all other carbureted engines as a chemically powered, very high gain, analogue amplifier.  A very ...   06-02-2006 07:53 pm

Engine & Transmission > 5 speed value (4 replies - 10364 views)

The value of the Getrag 5 speed is best measured in terms of risk of failure.  When they work fine, they work fine.  When ...   05-04-2006 08:43 pm

Engine & Transmission > shifter problems - no reverse (1 reply - 6323 views)

Hi Glen, I'm going to guess that you have a 5-speed with the high sn number you state.  It may be that the ...   04-28-2006 10:49 pm

Body & interior stuff > side light fasteners (3 replies - 8815 views)

Try a jewelry shop that offers repair work.  Such shops often have very small spot welders, and/or gas brazing equipment that may help in ...   04-25-2006 06:46 pm

Wheels > Wheels (57 replies - 125719 views)

Just a note of caution, most (nearly all) worldwide auto manufactures have stopped shipping 13" wheels as original equipment.  As a result, with ...   04-08-2006 01:12 am

Engine & Transmission > Engine Rebuild (25 replies - 59353 views)

Check out http://www.topline.com/Photo%20Album/Jensini/index.html it has been done, and I can imagine many times over.  As Judson correctly states, the parts are out there, the complete ...   03-30-2006 09:07 pm

Engine & Transmission > oil pressure drop (20 replies - 37863 views)

I'm going to make a guess here, but I've seen similar things in the past in engines with mechanical oil pressure gauges, or some ...   02-27-2006 06:06 pm

Body & interior stuff > Green light! (4 replies - 9670 views)

Opinions differ, but the story I have heard (or read on the old board) is that the light is a Department of Transportation safety ...   02-27-2006 05:06 pm

Body & interior stuff > Sills - molding and paint (25 replies - 43231 views)

Well,,  let's see.  I doubt 11210 shipped that way, so,, dealer installation or normal wear and tear?  If the bullet hole was part ...   02-19-2006 04:46 pm

Body & interior stuff > Sills - molding and paint (25 replies - 43231 views)

My '73, sn11210, came to me as a repo from Cook County (Chicago) Ill.  I am apparently the second, or at most, the third ...   02-18-2006 06:34 pm

Suspension > Jaguar IRS in Jensen Healey (1 reply - 7443 views)

I have given some though to your request, and comment as follows: Check the absolute width from wheel mounting face to wheel mounting face ...   02-16-2006 08:17 pm

Body & interior stuff > Sills - molding and paint (25 replies - 43231 views)

As I understand things, from reading the old message board and snooping around the web, etc., Jensen Healey's, as they left the factory, had ...   02-16-2006 06:25 pm

Body & interior stuff > BODY BRACING (9 replies - 19354 views)

An easy method to determine whether the alignment has been disturbed is to leave the doors attached and make sure that they open, close, ...   02-09-2006 01:53 am

Engine & Transmission > Cleaning a Differential (4 replies - 10908 views)

Regarding drilling a drain in the bottom of the differential: My '73 has a felt, or some other similar material, pad in the bottom ...   12-27-2005 05:53 pm

Body & interior stuff > Black paint under headlights (3 replies - 9363 views)

Ed, the black paint appeared with 74 model year cars, I'm not at all certain of the build month or serial number for the change. ...   12-12-2005 10:46 pm

Miscellaneous > "Why did you buy a JH... When you could have bought a New sports Car?" (20 replies - 36101 views)

Roughly in order, I've had: an Opel GT (too slow); a '69 Fiat 124 spider (fun in the sun, fell apart); a 73 Fiat 124 ...   10-12-2005 01:25 am

Ignition > Distributer (4 replies - 12448 views)

Lawrence, Congratulations! I have sn 11210! The door plate claims a build date of January, '73. I just had to write to say, ...   10-03-2005 05:48 pm

Carburetors > New Aluminum Tanks - Anyone Interested? (103 replies - 78312 views)

Sent my m.o. today. Thanks to all for getting this together. Now the fun part, waiting for the hard goods to show up! Jim 11210 ...   09-19-2005 10:07 pm

Wheels > Wheels (57 replies - 125719 views)

Are the numbers any where near close for an order?? I'm in, hope it helps. ...   08-29-2005 09:38 pm

Body & interior stuff > Dash Removal (3 replies - 9800 views)

If you have not already done so, the entire steering wheel - steering column assembly removes easily. After the dash is out, the steering ...   08-23-2005 06:19 pm

Wheels > Wheels (57 replies - 125719 views)

So what backspace and offset is found on the panasport wheels? Anybody? Who can state that they have experience whith wheels and/or tires that did ...   08-13-2005 12:20 am

Engine & Transmission > Getrag 5 speed (8 replies - 32928 views)

You may also find www.metricmechanic.com/ interesting. ...   08-08-2005 11:34 pm

Miscellaneous > JH mentioned in Sports and Exotic car Mag (2 replies - 7945 views)

Regarding 'ugly,' let's compare apples to apples and look at a few other 'new' sports cars of the 70's: Triumph Stag, TR7, Volkswagon 914 (sold ...   08-01-2005 05:43 pm

Engine & Transmission > Clutch noise/failure to dissengage (3 replies - 8607 views)

I concur with Mark. It seems to me at least possible that the throw-out bearing has become miss-aligned and/or the throw-out bearing has simply ...   07-19-2005 12:27 am

Wheels > Tire Pressure (4 replies - 14220 views)

May I ask, which Sumitomo's ? same f/r ? thanks, Jim ...   06-13-2005 07:03 pm

Miscellaneous > To restore or part out? Need suggestions. (11 replies - 21435 views)

SN 11210 was in similar condition when I dissasembled the entire car. I took the parts to redi-strip since one is close. Did ...   05-16-2005 06:29 pm

Engine & Transmission > Loosing electrical?? (11 replies - 22269 views)

Similar things have happened to me over the years. As unlikely as it seems, remove, clean, and securely re-attach the battery post connections. ...   05-12-2005 01:10 am

Engine & Transmission > "The Shark" new 907 2.2L engine (12 replies - 45346 views)

I have a question, the answer may be right in front of me, but I don't see it. Are the torque and hp curves ...   05-11-2005 11:48 pm

Suspension > Ball joint nuts - how to get them on? (3 replies - 10624 views)

Ron, What is supposed to happen is that the interference fit between the ball joint shaft and the knuckle is tight enough to prevent the shaft ...   04-24-2005 11:40 pm

Carburetors > Interesting Stromberg Problem, and Fix (3 replies - 10833 views)

'Been there, done that.  Occasionally, improbable as it seems with anything J-H, the easy fix actually works! ...   04-18-2005 10:03 pm


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