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by Hardy
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name That Car
Replies: 1093
Views: 156287

Re: Name That Car

Maybe based on the Ford OSI ?
by Hardy
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interceptor bodyshell/chassis built from scratch
Replies: 112
Views: 33249

Re: Interceptor bodyshell/chassis built from scratch

CDC =cathodic dip coating is the best (but rather expensive) base process for rustproofing: https://youtu.be/J3qDEc42Gbk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Problem is you have to deliver a pure shell without any sealing or other coating. That could prevent the cathodic primer t...
by Hardy
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free, at last!
Replies: 88
Views: 17607

Re: Free, at last!

Yes, Brexit will lead to economic problems. But - freedom was never for free, right ?

My opinion: As a free trade area the EU was a huge sucess. But when the bureaucrats grabbed for political power and set directions for a european government things were starting to go wrong.
by Hardy
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About the Brasinca Uirapuru
Replies: 10
Views: 2797

Re: About the Brasinca Uirapuru

I find it's not fruitful to guess who stole which idea from whom. Some ideas are in the air at certain times and derive from main trends of the day. Which implementation surfaces at first is probably more or less luck or a timing and resources issue. And the first one doesn't always take an idea to ...
by Hardy
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: front end assembly Interceptor
Replies: 2
Views: 964

Re: front end assembly Interceptor

117/2613 :-)
by Hardy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Congratulations !
Replies: 0
Views: 451

Congratulations !

Penalty shootout - well done, boys ! Congats from the continent :D
by Hardy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Immaculate Jensen Interceptor S4 LHD for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 7382

Re: Immaculate Jensen Interceptor S4 LHD for sale

As for the strange TPxxxxx Number: This is a “Typprüfnummer“ assigned by the almighty TÜV. As the Interceptor in 1992 wasn't from a current production series with a series approval, this single car had to be approved on a one-off basis by the technical authority (the TÜV) to be registered “highway l...
by Hardy
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: 115/2541 - Vignale on EBay.
Replies: 53
Views: 8366

Re: 115/2541 - Vignale on EBay.

Wow, 2541 is a perfect example for the german saying "Edelrost stahlfrei" => translates to "noble rust, free from steel". While the bodys of the interceptors tend to rust badly, I thought the bitubular frame was rather durable ... so this sight was rather shocking :shock: Just cu...
by Hardy
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Cheap Healey on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 635

Re: Cheap Healey on eBay

Have you spotted the red colour overspray on the spare wheel and its support ?
by Hardy
Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: 115/2943 work in progress
Replies: 28
Views: 5958

Re: 115/2943 work in progress

Window Lifters: Had the same problem on a 1985 Saab 900: The spring was broken. Just attaching a new spring didn't help. The solution was to wind up the spring some turns so it is preloaded :idea: . Ideally the spring force makes up for the majority of the weight of the glass and lifter mechanism so...
by Hardy
Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: German language / Deutsche Sprache
Topic: Retro Classics Stuttgart
Replies: 15
Views: 3492

Re: Retro Classics Stuttgart

Bin eigentlich jedes Jahr oben mit einem Freund vom AlfaClub. Leider ist dieses Jahr die Zeit recht knapp, vielleicht reicht es mir auf Sonntag. Viele Grüße Hardy
by Hardy
Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tyres - same old topic but help needed
Replies: 45
Views: 8771

Re: Tyres - same old topic but help needed

My guess would be as these are made in low volumes they are probably hand made. I am sure the figure I heard quoted by Pirelli was they used to run about 150 tyres in a batch and that would take them up to 3 years to sell. How many cars used this size of tyre and how often do they need replacing? I...
by Hardy
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tyres - same old topic but help needed
Replies: 45
Views: 8771

Re: Tyres - same old topic but help needed

Well right, but the Federals are all-weather tyres with M+S ("slush and snow") marking, which qualifies them as winter tyres. So just add a sticker with "max. 190 km/h" on the dashboard and it's perfectly legal and you are safe insurancewise all year round, as long as you don't e...
by Hardy
Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tyres - same old topic but help needed
Replies: 45
Views: 8771

Re: Tyres - same old topic but help needed

With Falken (german make) you do not comprimese at all. I also want to drive with good and reliable tyres. With the power of a Jensen it is stupid to go for "bad" tyres. Falken is a german word (=falcon), but no german tyre. They are japanese made by Sumitomo Rubber Industries, the name p...
by Hardy
Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beware of Mr Baker
Replies: 19
Views: 2789

Re: Beware of Mr Baker

Neil Peart !

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