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by mikebyrne
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: 541 in Germany
Replies: 16
Views: 5620

Re: 541 in Germany

Having a closer look at the side view, the rear wheel does not seem to fit the aperture correctly, although this could be just camera angle ?
Mike.
by mikebyrne
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: 541 in Germany
Replies: 16
Views: 5620

Re: 541 in Germany

I have a feeling that this is one of the 541 cars modified by the Dutch Jensen orientated company. I can not understand why they left the gear lever on the right hand side, when it is a fairly simple job to put in a new cross shaft in the box and bring the shaft out of the left side. Likewise with t...
by mikebyrne
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interceptor bodyshell/chassis built from scratch
Replies: 112
Views: 32398

Re: Interceptor bodyshell/chassis built from scratch

Looks like this man has a Pullmax among his fine collection of workshop tools. David of Classic Metal Shaping, based near my place owns two of these machines and has several videos on Youtube, for example the link below shows one of the machines in action. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBdwCQ5l0eE...
by mikebyrne
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interceptor bodyshell/chassis built from scratch
Replies: 112
Views: 32398

Re: Interceptor bodyshell/chassis built from scratch

I read somewhere that it took two men 40 hours to weld up the CV8 chassis , but they had the advantage of having all the sheet metal sections etc. ready made to hand.
Making patterns, marking out the sheet metal, is what adds up the hours.
Some brilliant workmanship there.
Mike.
by mikebyrne
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Xmas and Vintage Segwaydetails.
Replies: 2
Views: 980

Re: Happy Xmas and Vintage Segwaydetails.

And it was heavier than my PW !!
Only have two tyres to buy when they wear out.
I can't understand why they put the gyroscope/flywheel so high up ? Surely it would have been more stable to have put it closer to the ground.?
Mike.
by mikebyrne
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Xmas and Vintage Segwaydetails.
Replies: 2
Views: 980

Happy Xmas and Vintage Segwaydetails.

A very happy Xmas to all our Jensen friends .
For more details of this amazing bit of engineering see link below.
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by mikebyrne
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: 541 for sale.
Replies: 8
Views: 2867

Re: 541 for sale.

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by mikebyrne
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: 541 for sale.
Replies: 8
Views: 2867

Re: 541 for sale.

Here is another one of the last few 541 cars with R chassis and R rear shell but 541 bonnet.
Mike.
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by mikebyrne
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: November 2019
Topic: Daniel & Heather Bristow - PEA541
Replies: 11
Views: 5361

Re: Daniel & Heather Bristow - PEA541

Some very interesting information in the above posts. The cost of the chassis jigs etc. and final chassis added up somewhat !! I had the good fortune to work on this car in the 80's, for the owner at the time , the late Bill Dick. He was an airline pilot with many other classic cars including a Face...
by mikebyrne
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Early Interceptor Project for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1469

Re: Early Interceptor Project for sale

The hardest parts to find with these basket cases are the gauges if missing, but they are present on this one. Body looks like it has been shot at. or been attacked by some mad person with an ice pick ?? Well there is a company here in UK who could probably make a new chassis. I wonder if the gearbo...
by mikebyrne
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: 1952 Jensen Interceptor Cabriolet on ebay
Replies: 10
Views: 8045

Re: 1952 Jensen Interceptor Cabriolet on ebay

Hi John, I had forgotten that there were at least three early Interceptors for sale at the same time in the UK, thanks for pointing that out : My mistake. Can't figure out why they are not snapped up, as they are nice touring cars, or have they now been sold .? If anyone is ever thinking of buying o...
by mikebyrne
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: 1952 Jensen Interceptor Cabriolet on ebay
Replies: 10
Views: 8045

Re: 1952 Jensen Interceptor Cabriolet on ebay

I believe that was the Benjamin Britten one. At one time I lived not far from him, but never saw the car on the road at any time, so possibly low millage, although he may well have done a lot of trips to London, being a famous conductor/opera writer etc. Wonder how good the chassis is ? Hopefully re...
by mikebyrne
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Very nice 541 for auction near Cologne / Germany
Replies: 12
Views: 7218

Re: Very nice 541 for auction near Cologne / Germany

Hi Felix, very interesting the work done by Dennis Welch. Not sure why they had to machine bearings to fit the block at the time, unless they could only get wider bearings and had to reduce the width to fit. Not sure if that was an original Registration plate or not. It was in Suffolk for a time nea...
by mikebyrne
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Very nice 541 for auction near Cologne / Germany
Replies: 12
Views: 7218

Re: Very nice 541 for auction near Cologne / Germany

Looks very high at the back ? Wonder if they have the spring hangers correct way up ? Perhaps just new springs.
What is the chassis number for this car ?
Mike.
by mikebyrne
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Early Interceptor in Norway
Replies: 11
Views: 2800

Re: Early Interceptor in Norway

OK John, don't keep me in suspense, how do you do it ?
It normally happens when I save the photo from a pdf file.
Mike.

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