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by Mike L » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:35 am

I bought a Jensen Healey on Ebay for a driver. The seller neglected to tell me the car had ben submerged. Rather than get rid of it I decided to do a modest restoration. That has turned into a full restoration. I spent the summer and early fall taking it apart and labeling all the parts. It has been quite fun. I will send a few more photos as I go.
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by RockyUSA » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:03 am

What caused it to go swimming? One of your local, recent hurricanes?

How did you find out it was in Davey Jones' Locker?

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by Mike L » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:11 am

When we started looking at the rear end etc., it soon became apparent. I think it was flooded a couple years ago in Georgia. Luckily fresh water, but not that lucky.
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by colin7673 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:05 pm

How many cars now Mike?
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by Mike L » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:00 am

I have a few now Colin. I have been trying to resist Jensens, but it hasn’t worked yet.
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by ChrisL » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:43 am

Good for you Mike - the J-H is a relatively low cost (!), easy to work on car. And a lot of fun to hoot around in.

I decided to do a modest restoration. That has turned into a full restoration.


I know the feeling. Repair of the brake booster on my J-H turned into a full repaint of the engine bay....
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by Chris_R » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:34 am

Mike L wrote:I have a few now Colin. I have been trying to resist Jensens, but it hasn’t worked yet.

It's a malaise known as Jensenitis. There is no known cure.
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by colin7673 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:45 pm

Mike L wrote:I have a few now Colin. I have been trying to resist Jensens, but it hasn’t worked yet.



Have you got the C-V8 home yet?
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by Mike L » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:37 pm

Not yet Colin. I am hoping to have 2 Jensen’s to drive before the end of the year. Time will tell.
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by Martin R » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:08 pm

I think you've got it really bad Mike! Jensenitis.
One is never enough...
I hope you're well and that the C-V8 home coming is soon :D
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by Mike L » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:55 am

Thank you Martin.
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by Mike L » Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:14 am

The Jensen Healey is back from paint and ready to start putting back together. The car was straight with very little rust. I did have to replace the floor pans though, which Andy Brooks helped me out with. It shouldn't be long before I am driving it.
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by colin7673 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:31 am

Mike. Like the paint job, the engine looks mint as well, you are going to need a bigger property if this carries on.
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by Mike L » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:22 pm

Thanks Colin. I think you may be right.
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by Martin R » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:23 pm

Looking great - it'll keep you busy for a few evenings at least!
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