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by Richard Calver
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Determining match numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 214

Re: Determining match numbers

If there is nothing wrong with the block, it can be built up to any standard you like. Having a very good engine (powerful, not overheating, tractable) is more important than the number on the block. With Jensens, the matching numbers concept is largely unimportant. You could go hunting for an H-ser...
by Richard Calver
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Determining match numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 214

INT 5646

The engine number will be on the other pad. You know it is not the original engine because it is a 7-series block, assembled November 16 (2nd shift) 1976.
by Richard Calver
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Correct Blue Metallic Paint for a 72 MK3
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: Correct Blue Metallic Paint for a 72 MK3

Martin, 4818 was originally painted Royal Blue in air drying cellulose metallic. The ICI code was M031 3310. ICI codes are usually cross referencable to modern formulations.
by Richard Calver
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modified Cars - The Good , Bad & Ugly ..
Replies: 16
Views: 707

Re: Modified Cars - The Good , Bad & Ugly ..

Which one is the replica S4 with the aircon vent valve?
by Richard Calver
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mk3 G series Survivors - Gathering Info for Website
Replies: 248
Views: 46877

INT 4329

It's quite unusual to find one without aircon which was still an option at this stage of RHD production. The large cutout for the Learjet would have been filled with a blanking plate and the smaller standard radio would have been set within that plate, as the 8-track option was not taken either.
by Richard Calver
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: 1974 JH Mk 2 at Auction
Replies: 5
Views: 466

JH 14760

Agreed. That car presents like it did when it was new. If the condition is up there, it's certainly worth the money. Few cars remain that way.
by Richard Calver
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Classic cars on the road
Replies: 6243
Views: 827935

Towing with SP 8026

>Not many SP’s with a Tow Bar.

Running with the bonnet unlatched. Usually a sign that the cooling system is under stress.
by Richard Calver
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Another Mk 1 on ebay
Replies: 12
Views: 987

SP 8726

Indeed that is the back end of SP 8726. I saw it at the factory in 1989. It was blue at the time. Another one gone.
by Richard Calver
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Mk 3 Int at Bonhams
Replies: 11
Views: 1895

Re: Mk 3 Int at Bonhams

Shill bidding can be a problem with auctions of any kind. It can also be legal. I sat in an auction one time and watched a Convertible receive four bids from two bidders. It reached reserve and the auctioneer sold it to the highest bidder, or so you would think if you were in the room. Later I read ...
by Richard Calver
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Dads Interceptor
Replies: 2
Views: 497

INT 4631

Indeed, it is alive in England in care of a JOC member.
by Richard Calver
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Looking for Interceptor MK III
Replies: 16
Views: 2241

LHD SP

As Kenneth wrote in a parallel post: "I apologise if I am wrong but most Jensen enthusiasts certainly on this forum are of.. ahem.. limited means..." I am sure he would include himself in that category and that would explain why he does not have the benefit of the massive amount of researc...
by Richard Calver
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Healey mark 1 for sale in Bristol
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Healey 10423 for sale in Bristol

The Miss London prize car, 10423.
by Richard Calver
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Hemi powered Interceptor in USA
Replies: 6
Views: 1065

Re: Hemi powered Interceptor in USA

Kenny, you old lag - spot on, as usual. A sad end to what was probably Kjell Qvale's first Jensen.
by Richard Calver
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ever Ready Garage
Replies: 6
Views: 1710

INT 3732

1500 RI was 3732, originally Metallic Fawn. Not known to me as a survivor.
by Richard Calver
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1965 383 engine query
Replies: 14
Views: 1665

Re: 1965 383 engine query

Mike, the owner of the crashed manual in Ireland joined the JOC in 1982. His details are in JOC51 at p18. He described the car as a "badly crashed 1966 Interceptor with manual transmission which I am dismantling for parts." There are no 1966 manuals. After the first manual was made in late...

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