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by thomaslk
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: V-8 Engine Tech
Topic: Spark plugs
Replies: 21
Views: 8558

Re: Spark plugs

Hi Fredrik,
i second Steve's statement that you got the wrong NGKs.
I am currently running on NGK XR5 again. These are just standard NGKs for about 30 Euro per set of 8 - no superduper Iridiums.
rgds
Thomas
by thomaslk
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: V-8 Engine Tech
Topic: Rhythmic vibrations from 383
Replies: 52
Views: 10323

Re: Rhythmic vibrations from 383

Before you start the deep dive with pulling the plugs etc what about a quick check with the infrared thermometer?
A misfiring / non-firing cylinder might be identified with lower exhaust port temperature.
Just an idea ...
rgds
Thomas
by thomaslk
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: C-V8 Mk111 For Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1220

Re: C-V8 Mk111 For Sale

nice half finished project - just to be curious, what was the asking price?
rgds
Thomas
by thomaslk
Mon May 07, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: V-8 Engine Tech
Topic: rocker arm shaft play
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: rocker arm shaft play

Hi Florian, first of all - just for understanding - are you talking about brand new engine parts or a used engine with high mileage? I have the impression some wear seems to be quite normal for the stamped steel rockers. As the contact forces are concentrated in the lower part of the rocker bore whe...
by thomaslk
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Registered in Germany
Replies: 17
Views: 2883

Re: Registered in Germany

... we will monitor very consistently if you could really keep your hands off the Six Pack and do NOT convert to EFI 8)
rgds
Thomas
by thomaslk
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Registered in Germany
Replies: 17
Views: 2883

Re: Registered in Germany

Hi Joerg,
welcome back in the (late) Interceptor community :D
What a nice car in your favourite colour 8)
Congratulations
rgds
Thomas
by thomaslk
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: V-8 Engine Tech
Topic: 440 engine and gearbox split apart with a siezed engine
Replies: 24
Views: 3847

Re: 440 engine and gearbox split apart with a siezed engine

Hmm - not an easy situation. What you might also consider is to disassemble the engine in situ and start/try to unseize it. Means you pull the heads (which will also reduce the weight far by more than 100 pounds incl intake etc and has to be done anyway). Than you can see how desperately corroded th...
by thomaslk
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: V-8 Engine Tech
Topic: valve spring retainer warped
Replies: 0
Views: 433

valve spring retainer warped

Hi all, i am just in the process to replace my 40+ yrs old valve stem seals. Now i have an idea how "petrified rubber" could look like. Genrally the job went smootly but during final inspection - when measuring the installed spring height- i noticed that one inlet valve retainer was about ...
by thomaslk
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: V-8 Engine Tech
Topic: One for the tuning gurus!
Replies: 7
Views: 1220

Re: One for the tuning gurus!

Hi all, as we are a quite global community here the following info might be relevant (borrowed out of www :oops: ) rgds Thomas American fuel vs European fuel – Fuel quality on both sides of the Atlantic explained “Fuel in the US is really bad compared to Europe and the rest of the world” – is a very...
by thomaslk
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any trace of a LHD FF?
Replies: 45
Views: 9078

Re: Any trace of a LHD FF?

so it looks like the headline of the thread has to be changed in "who dares to build the first LHD FF" 8)
rgds
Thomas
by thomaslk
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any trace of a LHD FF?
Replies: 45
Views: 9078

Re: Any trace of a LHD FF?

Hi Andrzej,
i am really impressed how deep you dived into the Jensen world and specifically into this subject.
Meanwhile i GUESS that the statement of a LHD FF was just false (most probably not intentionally but caused by faded memory of the ex-dealer).
rgds
Thomas
by thomaslk
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any trace of a LHD FF?
Replies: 45
Views: 9078

Re: Any trace of a LHD FF?

Hi all - i am really impressed that my thread survived for more than 5 yrs and still inspires some creativity :shock: :D
rgds
Thomas
by thomaslk
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: Interceptor Mk III Radiator
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Re: Interceptor Mk III Radiator

Hi Dave,
could you pls give us some info regarding the aluminum radiator?
Custom made or from the shelf?
Any changes in cooling performance compared to the stock radiator?
Would be great to have some info.
thx and rgds
Thomas
by thomaslk
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Jensen Meeting in Saxony - September 2017
Replies: 259
Views: 36100

Re: Jensen Meeting in Saxony - September 2017

On ferry from Travemünde to Helsinki I coudn't help smiling when I heard some truckdrivers talking about "waybeer" - they obviously liked than a lot more than "waybills" :D Hi Stig, i guess the truck drivers would have been tempted by our "Fahrbier" as well. :D rgds Th...
by thomaslk
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Jensen Meeting in Saxony - September 2017
Replies: 259
Views: 36100

Re: Jensen Meeting in Saxony - September 2017

It is looking horribly as if we will be travelling by modern car rather than in the Jensen. In spite of my increasingly frantic efforts to have it ready in time, as of this evening I have still got at least two days of wiring to do, plus dropping the engine back in. I was confident of getting ready...

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