Jensen C-V8 Alternative Parts list
We all know how hard it is to find parts when restoring a classic vehicle like a Jensen C-V8. This list was put together by Eric Christoffersen who has completed an award winning restoration of a Jensen C-V8 - It is quite amazing! Thanks for this Eric and if anyone else knows of an alternative parts or sources of illusive parts please let me know and I'll add them to the list. Many thanks.
#Front Shock absorbers --Austin Westminster.
#Front damper rubber buffers—Austin Westminster –Moss part no 1G4276
#Front suss bottom spring pans-- Austin Healy 3000 mk3.
#Rear suss rubber buffers - Austin Healy 3000 mk3 front suss bump stops.
#Front Damper suspension stops (buffers) Austin Healy 3000/austin A60--Moss
#Lower wishbone bushes - super-flex Part No. SPF 1430/19.
#Anti roll bar bushes ---superflex
#Panhard rod rubber bushes – Jaguar mk2/xk 120/140/150 anti roll bar
upper bushes. suppliers –Guy Broad Spares (or superflex)
#All Suspension bushes etc alternative (polyurethane/ stainless sleeves) super-flex.
#Armstrong selectaride shockers--- Aston martin DB5/facel vega (some British imports)/ were also optional on vanden plas 4ltr R. (exchange units available from some Aston specialists).
#Alternator—Eadys American car spares (uprated to about 60amps, original was 37.5)
#Voltage regulator--- Eadys American car spares
#All gaskets/seals/engine parts---Eadys American car spares
#All gearbox parts--- Eadys American car spares
#Spark plugs—champion J11Y, NGK BP5S
#Air filter—coopers AG280,
#Oil filter— FRAM CH 8PL, AC PF331 Purolator PF331
#Fan belt--- Gates 6227mc. (size- AVX10 x 1175La)
#Transmission oil—Dextron 2 or 3,
#Carb tuning parts (needles/jets etc) Roadcraft UK ltd.
Top Hose - Early Cavalier?
#Exhaust silencer box mounts 45mm lord mounts--- fly drive item 364 series 200 (air craft spares)
Heater control valve ---some older Volvos? , Running gear/steering
#Rear axle – (Salsbury axle) Jaguar, xk150 etc (note, half shafts on Jensens are heavy duty and not standard!) also some brackets different.
#Prop shaft rubber boot –Citroen AX drive shaft boot can be cut to fit (works well),
#Track rod ends—Bedford cf van Quinton hazel part no QR1379
#Steering column universal joints—mga/mgb etc (hardy spicer) part no HS120--Moss
#Steering column flex coupling - Austin Metro will do but not as strong.
Front wheel bearings Rover 2000 Unipart GHB105 (inner) Timken 07087X + 07210X
#Diff pinion seal--- 2 sizes, small= 2HA-019, larger= 8HA-019-5. (Jaguar or Jensen dealers)
Wheels??--- Rover P5, Vauxhall PA Cresta/Velox, Austin Westminster 15”
#Good modern tire size—205/70-15 (increase pressure by 10%) Bodywork
Front windscreen--- The front windscreen is the same for the MK1 and 2
The Pilkington part no is 9066ACL (was 0121CL)
#Door catches/strikers/door stops –Austin Healy 2500/3000 (available new).
#Door hinges – Austin Healy 2500/3000 (top door hinge fits CV8 top and bottom.)
#Door captive plates for hinges- Austin Healy 2500/3000
#Door adjustment shims-Austin Healy 2500/3000
#Door handles Rover P4
#Int door handles/window winders – Wolsley 1500 and Riley 1.5.
#Boot hinges – Riley 1.5 rme/2.5 rme. --Possible s/h suppliers Asquith bros.
Boot support Jaguar Mk V.(looks the same but might not be correct length)
#Rear bumper white rubber trim – Triumph Herald bumper trim.
#Chrome bumper bolts Woolies
#Bonnet rubber buffers Austin Westminster suss –Moss part no 1G4276
Bonnet stay/s Duple Coach (luggage door)
xk150 (boot stay) s/h suppliers –Guy Broad Spares (check length)
#Head lights (not spot lights, or h/lamp rims) – Morris minor/ early mini/ Austin A30/A35 many other British cars of the 1950s and 60s (available new from Lucas or Moss)
#Rear reflectors---- sunbeam rapier/singer vogue.
#Brake lights/indicator lights/f side lights— (Lucas L691/2 these are still available new from Lucas) or Austin Healy 2500/3000. Hillman imp.
#No plate/rev light – (Lucas 469 available new I think) or Rover 90/100/110 and mk5 jaguar. suppliers –Guy Broad Spares
#Door light switches --- jaguar xk 120 boot light switch--- Guy Broad Spares
Click Picture of Eadys on the left to go to Google Maps to find this location
#Front brake callipers/cylinders/pistons/pads – late Jaguar xk150, jaguar mk2 (V8) or Cooper craft do a good alternative. (pads for cooper craft = Quinton hazel BP105)
suppliers –Guy Broad Spares
Jaguar MkIX / E-type 59-71, MkX 61-
Aston Martin DB4 63-65
MG-A Twin Cam
Datsun Sylvia/President/Grand Gloria/Fairlady 65-69/Patrol,Cedric
66-71/Skyline 2000GT 66-68
Facel Vega 59-64
Mercedes 600 65-
Rover 2000 63-66
Toyota Corona 1600S,2000GT 66-68/Crown 1600GT,2000S, New Crown 2300 67-71
#Alternative Brake servo— Lockheed part no LR17551. Suppliers –Guy Broad Spares
#3 way Brake union – mg/ jaguar/etc (commonly used) ---Moss
#Brake fluid reservoir – XK150/e type/(1950s + 1960s Jaguars). Suppliers –Guy Broad Spares
#Rear brake callipers/cylinders/pistons/pads – as above.(I think the part no is-649332063 for cylinders/pistons) suppliers –Guy Broad Spares
#Copper brake pipe set ---Automec Engine
#Petrol cap/seal/spring – xk120/140/150. suppliers –Guy Broad Spares
#Door rubber seals— Woolies part no 264.
#Boot rubber seal— Woolies part no 268.
#Rear window seals ---- Woolies part no 264.
#Front inner wing to bonnet D seal Vintage supplies ltd (part no SHRb)
#Door bottom to kick step seal Vintage supplies ltd (part no SHRb)
#Windscreen rubber Woolies, part no R747.
#Windscreen chrome insert—Woolies, part no 358.
#Alternative Dotted trim rubber edge finisher, Woolies part no R181.
#Silent channel felt (door windows) 3mm X 25mm (3m per window) woollies part no 87.
#Alternative ¼ light seal (works ok) Woolies part noSRS91. Electrical parts etc
#Alternative Petrol flap solenoid – E-type and MGB 1962-67 over drive solenoid, available new from Lucas ( the plunger will need slight modification to fit). --Moss
#Horns- MGA, Morris Minor etc repros available new from Moss
Wiper motor- some jaguars-- suppliers –Guy Broad Spares
#Steering column horn contacts etc---XK150-- Guy Broad Spares.
#Alternative Radiator fan thermo switch—VW Golf GTI/MK2 Golf (intermotor part 50030)
#Wiring harness--- auto sparks in Nottingham
#Alternative Cooling fans --- VW Golf are good, part No. is 431959455C. Interior, seats trim etc
#Indicator dash warning lights – early Austin Healy, Rover 90/100/110.
#Rear view mirror – Jaguar mk2 and E type (may be available new from lucas). suppliers –Guy Broad Spares
#Alternative Rear speaker covers – Jaguar mk2 (slightly bigger). suppliers –Guy Broad Spares
#Seat hinges (“widney lieback”) Rover P4, Seat recliner mechanism ford corsair 2000?.
Jack—some Bristol’s maybe Humber as well, supplier- Jeff Leigh Bristol parts.
#Chrome trim screws/clips etc—Woolies.
#Dotted trim aluminium sheet--- Rejen .
#Interior light lens (light unit is same too but has no on/off switch built in)Rover P4.
#Seat runners – xk 150 suppliers –Guy Broad Spares
#Alternative Radio speakers --- 4” x 6” Pioneer TS-4621 (60w), fitted to VWs and Fiats, fit really well! Addresses and contacts
# LOCK for BONNET or ENGINE COVER - LOTUS EUROPA (Old Type)
Part No SJ046B0009 SJS Sportcars
Eadys American car spares
Company: Dave Eady's Parts Centre
Address: Higham Road
Contact: Dave Eady
Telephone: 01536 420 201
Area scope: Northamptonshire
Alternative Hoses - Provided by Paul Baker of Australia
Heater hose is easy (12mm & 15mm hose by the metre)
An alternative top hose that is a very close match is the Subaru Impreza 2.5 litre turbo 2007 top hose.
Bottom hose is a Ford Fairlane 5.8 litre 1979/84 with 2" cut off both ends