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by Dino Fritz
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Diary of a 1974 Interceptor Mk III
Replies: 30
Views: 6997

Re: Diary of a 1974 Interceptor Mk III

More COVID-19 Repairs. When fixing and re-inserting the window motors, I thought I may as well improve the alignment of the window frame to improve the speed of the window's ascent / decent, then I decided to replace the near 50 year old nuts and bolts for the window frame to stainless, then I thou...
by Dino Fritz
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: 1965 Jensen CV8 Drophead Coupe for auction
Replies: 1
Views: 460

1965 Jensen CV8 Drophead Coupe for auction

Hi everyone,

Surprised no-one has mentioned this yet - I wonder what the final result will be???

https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/lf20 ... ype/999014

Cheers, Dino
by Dino Fritz
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: V-8 Engine Tech
Topic: Torqueflite cable very stiff
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: Torqueflite cable very stiff

I'd actually recommend disconnecting the entire cable from the selector and the trans and checking that the cable itself moves freely - on an Interceptor, the cables have solid rods on each end which sometimes bend, and are responsible for them binding. If this is the problem, just re-straighten eac...
by Dino Fritz
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Re: My Mk111 Restoration - 136/8620(TBY232L)
Replies: 418
Views: 66444

Re: My Mk111 Restoration - 136/8620(TBY232L)

Exaxctly - mine had the circlips fitted (while I don’t remember the circlips themselves, I do recall using The tool to remove them).

Cheers, Dino
by Dino Fritz
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Re: My Mk111 Restoration - 136/8620(TBY232L)
Replies: 418
Views: 66444

Re: My Mk111 Restoration - 136/8620(TBY232L)

Owch, never happy to hear about unplanned repairs, but after hearing that the drivers door is off, I thought it best to ask a question on the door pins you had made up. I know that earlier photos of the oversized pins you had made up had didn't seem to show the grooves that align with the oiling pas...
by Dino Fritz
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: V-8 Engine Tech
Topic: Inlet/exhaust port matching - worth it?
Replies: 23
Views: 2366

Re: Inlet/exhaust port matching - worth it?

Hi everyone, Agree with all of the recommendations re. inlet / exhaust port matching - free horsepower to be had!!! Just one addition - with all of the discussion of 30 / 40 thou oversized bores, zero deck heights, etc, PLEASE ensure that you have correct clearance between the piston and the head (f...
by Dino Fritz
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Diary of a 1974 Interceptor Mk III
Replies: 30
Views: 6997

Re: Diary of a 1974 Interceptor Mk III

Funny you should mention that re. the rear seat belts - once I had then out of the car, they seem to work perfectly? I may just try to refit one back into the car and play around with the mounting angle a little bit (while the fronts use a ball bearing design, I have a sneaking suspicion that the re...
by Dino Fritz
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Diary of a 1974 Interceptor Mk III
Replies: 30
Views: 6997

Re: Diary of a 1974 Interceptor Mk III

COVID-19 Repairs: Well, fixing a few "minor" niggles during lockdown is getting bigger and bigger... Over the past 18 months, the car started to develop niggles that mostly had an electrical theme (rear brake lights, rear speaker cone torn, intermittent front LHS speaker, window on LHS wa...
by Dino Fritz
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Virtual concours for non JOC members
Topic: Virtual concours for non JOC members
Replies: 7
Views: 2588

Re: Virtual concours for non JOC members

Hi everyone, I actually really wanted to enter (a year's free subscription was a worthy prize for a little effort), but the photos that I took back in January 2020 for the car's wedding duties didn't include a rear shot of the car, plus I've had to strip 2/3 rds of the interior during COVID-19 to fi...
by Dino Fritz
Sat May 30, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Damn tool rolls and white gloves.....Really?
Replies: 14
Views: 2417

Re: Damn tool rolls and white gloves.....Really?

Kenny, If you can't beat 'em, let's create our own Oz event. Let's think of the categories... - instead of show and shine, we could have show and shielas (you've won that one already) - id be in the running for most dismantled Car in COVID isolation Any ideas who would be our judge(s) :lol: Cheers, ...
by Dino Fritz
Tue May 26, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MY MK 2 WITH THE ORIGINAL RIMS BACK ON THE CAR !
Replies: 31
Views: 4634

Re: MY MK 2 WITH THE ORIGINAL RIMS BACK ON THE CAR !

Hi everyone, Ric’s right - so much may have changed that you don’t know and you don’t have anything constant - maybe your front is sitting high because your rear springs have sagged? Here’s an interesting way to test the hypothesis - have your headlight alignment tested (our local auto club, the RAA...
by Dino Fritz
Sat May 23, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DAMAGE TO BODYWORK ON MY MK 2 FENDER AND ROOF !
Replies: 14
Views: 1941

Re: DAMAGE TO BODYWORK ON MY MK 2 FENDER AND ROOF !

Hi Steven, Ouch - that’s not a nice thing to find, especially as it was in storage. If I were a betting man, I’d say that your problem was that whoever painted the car didn’t prep it correctly, so after a few years, what you’re seeing is the primer coming off the metalwork. Have a chat with a good p...
by Dino Fritz
Wed May 13, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interceptor Mk3 Tools and age-appropriate radios
Replies: 5
Views: 1235

Re: Interceptor Mk3 Tools and age-appropriate radios

Hi, Another alternative for adding current spec mod-cons to an age appropriate radio would be to add a wireless / handsfree receiver unit hidden under the centre console, which could receive your smartphone music (and/or calls) via Bluetooth, and send to your head unit via FM or an AUX input (and it...
by Dino Fritz
Wed May 13, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: V-8 Engine Tech
Topic: Heads off or engine removal
Replies: 19
Views: 3774

Re: Heads off or engine removal

Hi Andrew, I must admit that, in all of the time we removed and installed the engine (several times I might add, to trial fit headers, etc.), my brother and I always did the engine and trans together as one unit to get everything sitting in the right spot. Hopefully, you've also removed the radiator...
by Dino Fritz
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: V-8 Engine Tech
Topic: Heads off or engine removal
Replies: 19
Views: 3774

Re: Heads off or engine removal

Andrew, Sorry for the delay in responding - I'm another one to vote for the engine removal, but another good reason is that the front wings are so delicate on these cars that doing the heads, etc with the motor in situ, you could end up with a few dents in the top of the front wings / fenders from l...

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