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aeronca65t
07-21-2004, 06:30 AM
Any of you Jensen-Healey folks, feel free to respond:

https://forum.improvedtouring.com/it/Forum3/HTML/000177.html

PC
07-21-2004, 07:14 PM
Done.

Sherlock
07-21-2004, 09:10 PM
If I'm not mistaken, they did race at least some Jensen-Healeys back in the day, not sure how successful they were. Road & Track did a test comparison back in the 1970's between a stock Jensen-Healey and race-car Jensen Healey, one of a series of similar tests they did back then.

PC
07-22-2004, 02:50 PM
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If I'm not mistaken, they did race at least some Jensen-Healeys back in the day, not sure how successful they were....

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In their day they dominated their class and won back-to-back SCCA national championships. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/driving.gif


PC.

UltimateQuestion
07-23-2004, 10:49 AM
Joe Huffaker and Bruce Qvale raced This JH in the SCCA https://www.hesenergy.net/faulkner/images/jhracer.jpg /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/driving.gif

the SCCA certainly recognized the potential and performance of the Jensen Healey. Joe Huffaker, a ‘70’s race car builder was commissioned by the Northern California Jensen dealers to build a race winner--indeed he did. Six chassis were sent over for Huffaker to start on. Still relying on Vauxhall components, Huffaker modified the suspension and brakes to take on the rigors of racing, and turned his attention to the potent Lotus engine. SCCA rules dictated the original carbs to be used, so Huffaker heavily modified them to breathe deeply. Peak power, on Huffaker’s dyno, hit 228 horse power.

Huffaker’s project was well done as the Jensen Healey won it’s first outing at Riverside. The Jensen Healey did so well, in fact, it won again, and again. From 1974 to 1976 Huffaker’s Jensen Healey, with Lee Mueller driving, won all but two races it entered--and it finished 2nd in those! Back-to-back-to-back SCCA championships were handed over to Huffaker and Mueller. Later, when the factory was gone, Huffaker sold the race car to Bruce Qvale, Kjell’s son, who went on to win the 1978 West Coast Championship and picked up second at Nationals.

From https://www.hesenergy.net/faulkner/heritage.htm

Bugeye58
07-23-2004, 11:05 AM
Tony, Bruce took the car back to the Runoffs in 1995, and walked away with the "E" Production championship.
Jeff