Is the Jensen as bad as the Jag V-12 in that respect? You should have
seen the injector lines when I bought that car. I was lucky to make
it through the 2 mile test drive. I must say, other then fiddly little
electrical problems and decaying vacuum lines, that was a very
reliable car. The only time the Jag did not start I was able to fix it
by shifting from drive into park, and that only took me ten minutes to
On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 2:16 AM, Paul Asgeirsson<PAsgeirsson@att.net> wrote:
> I'm getting them! Even if they're coming from a guy who believes in self
> emolation! LOL!
> Later, Paul A
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "brian james" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Deikis, John G" <John.Deikis@va.gov>
> Cc: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Thursday, August 20, 2009 3:08 PM
> Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Jensen Healey
>> I am still kicking around the idea of adding getting a Jensen-Healey.
>> I sold my XJ-S last year, and I am having withdrawals for a second
>> (running) LBC to keep my 20+ year Bugeye project company. It is down
>> to one of these, or a mini. After the dealing with the fuel injected
>> V-12 I figure I can keep up on the Lotus preventative maintenance. Of
>> course, having a second A-series to tinker with would be fun too.
>> On a side note, are my messages getting to the list? I have not seen
>> the last few I have sent.
>> On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 4:59 PM, Deikis, John G<John.Deikis@va.gov> wrote:
>> > This has got to be the Rodney Dangerfield of LBCs. I bought one for a
>> > song in the 70's after they bellied-up. It had its "teething problems"
>> > but, once sorted, it was a fast comfortable British car. Ok, it had a
>> > funny snout, and it was a bit bland in side view from the A-pillar
>> > forward, on the other hand it had British charm in that it was built
>> > from a mish-mash of parts bins-Chrysler-UK this, Lotus that, a touch of
>> > Stromberg, a dash of SU... and a real pretty rear quarter-- much nicer
>> > than the similarly styled TR6. You really can't compare it with an SP250
>> > or some of the other peculiar styling exercises to come from "the Olde
>> > Sod." I'd easily pay 1500, maybe 2 bills, for a nice one today. Okay,
>> > maybe a tad more...
>> > ...just my 'pinion, 'course...
>> > -JohnD
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