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by Richard Calver
Thu May 13, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interceptor Registration Numbers
Replies: 177
Views: 27839

Re: Interceptor Registration Numbers

18 PF would be for Pat Follett, I assume, hence its use on several of the demonstrators or dealer exec cars.
by Richard Calver
Sun May 09, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Fast Lady 1962
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: The Fast Lady 1962

I had a bit to do with Keith Cerrino in the 1980s. He owned INT74 at that time, and probably still does. He would have shown me evidence of Campbell's ownership of the car, which is why that is reflected in the 1991 databook, but I do not have documentary proof myself. As it happens, the car I own t...
by Richard Calver
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: SEA770: 541 with V8 (331 hemi)
Replies: 122
Views: 24377

Re: SEA770: 541 with V8 (331 hemi)

Nice find Felix. Someone asked me once what the dog's name was. The truth is out there and 50 years later we find out. I think the inscription reads "About - 1954".
by Richard Calver
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: V-8 Engine Tech
Topic: 383 castings intake and heads
Replies: 21
Views: 590

Re: 383 castings intake and heads

Jasper, get a Year One reprint of the Mopar B-series book. The amount of information is huge, most of it irrelevant to a Jensen, but vital on both engine and transmission. People tend to think only of the motor when considering a model year but the gearboxes change every year too. For what you inten...
by Richard Calver
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Electric Jensen?
Replies: 6
Views: 447

First Jensen club?

It's also the first reference to a Jensen drivers' club that I know about, predating the JOC by 22 years.
by Richard Calver
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jensens in Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 863

Re: Jensens in Australia

>ch191 - therefore I think your entry is incorrect! But, you have a photo with reg MH 1222 - so which chassis is it?

MH 1222 is R420.
by Richard Calver
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: usa registration/VIN
Replies: 7
Views: 699

INT 5038

Bought by Qvale from Qvale through Qvale. Good luck working that out.
by Richard Calver
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: 115/3484 Restoration
Replies: 25
Views: 2528

Re: 115/3484 Restoration

>Does anyone have any experience with the high performance main seal retainer kits sold by Mancini Racing and Hughes Engines? If they are "high performance", I guess they are for modern lip seals. The engines of this vintage used rope seals. They will take lip seals if remachined to accept...
by Richard Calver
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Half an SP...
Replies: 22
Views: 1799

Half of 8973

Looks like Andrew was still holding the old logbook for 4499 (with no intention of passing the half shell off as the remains of it). Those clearing the estate must have assumed that the two are connected. I'll assume 4499 was broken at least 20 years ago. The number 8973 should be on the rear half. ...
by Richard Calver
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Half an SP...
Replies: 22
Views: 1799

SP 4499

The doors are on a car in Germany and the bonnet is on a car in Australia. The DVLA says it was last taxed in 1977. The JOC knew of it as a member's car in 1995. The timeline and parts dispersion are consistent with a car which was off the road for a long time and eventually broken. I don't think th...
by Richard Calver
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Survivor stats
Replies: 13
Views: 1304

Re: Survivor stats

>It's difficult from the DVLA records to determine the numbers of each model as almost a third are recorded as "Missing". This is a problem with government records, the usefulness of which cannot be verified outside their system. For example, today I was looking up the record for a signifi...
by Richard Calver
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Survivor stats
Replies: 13
Views: 1304

Re: Survivor stats

Good work, Jim. Keep at it. The truth is out there, or what's left of it. All the best with the continuing search.
by Richard Calver
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Survivor stats
Replies: 13
Views: 1304

Re: Survivor stats

>Any plans to project those figures backwards to cover earlier models?

You must have missed it.
by Richard Calver
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Survivor stats
Replies: 13
Views: 1304

Survivor stats

For those who follow such things, the annual update of survivor stats is on the web site.
by Richard Calver
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interceptor at the Gstaad Swiss Open 1971
Replies: 24
Views: 2025

Re: Interceptor at the Gstaad Swiss Open 1971

The car in the picture is an Interceptor II which, to judge from the b/w photo, is painted some pale colour. FFs do not have side markers, the FF badge is not there and all of those serials had Federal tail lamps.

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