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by RockyUSA » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:01 pm

Hmmm... Having a tough time choosing which door chrome to use....

I guess I'll go with the one on the top!

(got a great set from a good buddy of mine).

Thanks!

Rocky

OBTW: I hope you guys also like my "official English Pub table"! Picked it up at an auction in Dallas, TX.

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by RockyUSA » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:58 pm

A few pictures from "Run to the Pines", a wonderful show in the high altitude of Northern Arizona, and a great drive to get there (about 200 miles). I got caugth in an unexpected storm on my way up, but finally outran it.

Great "mini-vacation" - unbelievably enough, though - I was the only Interceptor there! (as well as the only Jensen, for that matter)! My buddy with the Austin-Healy 100 was there again...

And two Mopar 440s with Six-Packs - a Super Bee and a Challenger R/T.

Hope you enjoy the pictures.... Sorry they are mostly of my car.

I threw one in of my friends in the Pantera Club, too.

Rocky

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Don't make fun of my one-eyed car! You can see the storm approaching in the background!

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by RockyUSA » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:00 am

Here's the last two pictures...

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by kenny38 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:42 pm

Jeez,Rocky I would never had known you had a Jensen until I saw the ocassional picture. Actually your Jensen looks exactly like my SP (sort of) same everything except would love to see some storm clouds in Australia. Some country towns are now out of water and are trucking in. Cleaning cars with hose not allowed. How many miles to the US gallon do you get? Kenny38 8)
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by RockyUSA » Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:15 am

Hi Kenny -

Jeez, Rocky I would never had known you had a Jensen until I saw the occasional picture.


I think you are pulling my leg, but I'll go along with it.

I hope you have enough to water your goats!

Anyway - my gas mileage isn't anything to brag about - about 12 mpg on my 200 mile journey... Nevertheless - 200 miles of smiles in a tankful.... Listening to that 440 burble...

Rocky
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by Grant » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:33 am

Lovely Pics ChuckImage, and the car looks Great Image, you should be proud RockyMan and I know you are anyway,Image what are you going to do if it rainsImage.. You've got no wipers ManImage
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by RockyUSA » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:17 pm

Grant wrote:what are you going to do if it rainsImage.. You've got no wipers ManImage


Hey Grant - I just go faster!

Actually - I do have my wipers in the "boot", but since this is Arizona, I rarely need them....

(The problem is, when I do, they are in the "boot"!)
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by kenny38 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:24 am

My wiper motors have seized. Rocky, do you have an SP? reason for asking is pic of lovely set up in one of your "proof of ownership" pics. Nice car and fuel is same as mine...... :cry: Again, winter there is coming so get the wipers out. Do you still have that cat? Regards kenny38 :)
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by RockyUSA » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:08 pm

Hi Kenny -

No, I don't have a 6 pack or a cat. I take the SP pictures for my buddy, Racer Joe. The cats just follow me around. You can see the cat footprints all over my car in the last picture, above.

I have a desert tortoise.

It is the greatest pet ever. You never have to worry about a pet-sitter, it does it's own thing (lives in the yard, and eats grass and flowers), and everyone is excited when it comes out... "Oh, it's the first turtle of Summer!"

Rocky
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by RockyUSA » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:46 pm

Some Austin-Healeys spotted in Arizona... On top of Mount Lemmon...

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by RockyUSA » Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:13 am

I know you guys are bummed because I haven't posted another 6 photos of my car in a while.

So I will do so. I took "Big Wild" up to Phoenix (about a 120 mile journey each way). The car ran like a dream.

I dropped in at "Delta Motorsports" to say "Hi".

Anyway - here's some glamor shots.

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by RockyUSA » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:48 am

Couple of issues corrected...

Have you ever heard that Interceptors have a reputation for catching fire? I wonder why?

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I found that my shock mount bolts on the passenger side of the car had yielded. Replaced with two 9/16" bolts. Minor redrilling / retapping required. Note the larger bolt heads (partially hidden by the lower suspension close-off plate).

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I would guess this was once a Festoon Light (Engine Bay Lamp)

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Engine Bay Lamp
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Upgraded radiator shroud, Power Steering Mount and water pump pulley.

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by RockyUSA » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:55 pm

Couple more pictures of improvements...

Fabricated missing Radiator Shroud Attachment (which is original?)

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Radiator with repaired transmission cooler

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Radiator
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Set of attachment brackets - now you can tell which one I made!

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