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Re: My Mk111 Restoration - 136/8620(TBY232L)

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by Toby » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:59 pm

Tim SP wrote:An SP to that standard, I'll likley have a baby!! The new Ellanor!!
The devil is in detail, which is usually either missed or compromised due to cost etc- not here its clear.
Had I the funds I would not hesitate a nano second to send my fleet down- As said had there been a factory, I doubt they could better standard,nor would they be anything like as good new.
Indeed this reminds me of 'Works service' AM restoration, & that dear boy is the very highest compliment one could offer!!

Heads up on the brake hose be great cheers.

Hi Tim SP,
Thanks again for the compliment you pay the team and their work, they do not seek the praise and get the reward of knowing that a job is well done. In relation to your question about the brake res pipes they are aeroquip and secured with crimps rather jubilee clips so that they seal more snuggly, you may have seen the images on page 8 of this thread.
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by Toby » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:14 pm

Dino Fritz wrote:Holy Cow - I know many people who have fitted a stainless system, but he has really gone all out. The brackets are stainless, the clamps, everything!

Seriously impressive detail.

Dino

Hi Dino,
Thank you for your encouraging comments. They have fully embraced my no compromise brief and continue to excel with the detail of thier finish. "Toby" has been 2 1/2 yrs in restoration to date and we are getting towards the end game, my biggest problem is impatience and resisting the temptation of visiting the workshop on a daily basis to see what new wanders have been performed.
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by Toby » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:20 pm

Trevithick wrote:Knowing the car well I will say the quality of restoration is top notch and I recon this could be one of the top Interceptors in existence.
All it needs is a few months in the Cornish lanes and it’ll look like mine :wink:
The SPs turn next year.

Thanks Mark and also for encouraging me to post the resto on this forum. The praise received from knowledgable Jensen individuals gives me the confidence that the decision to go the full nine yards was the correct one. I was going to ask you whether you would care to gently run it in for me come the day :wink:
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by Trevithick » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:23 pm

Tim SP wrote:An SP to that standard, I'll likley have a baby!! The new Ellanor!!
The devil is in detail, which is usually either missed or compromised due to cost etc- not here its clear.
Had I the funds I would not hesitate a nano second to send my fleet down- As said had there been a factory, I doubt they could better standard,nor would they be anything like as good new.
Indeed this reminds me of 'Works service' AM restoration, & that dear boy is the very highest compliment one could offer!!

Heads up on the brake hose be great cheers.


Get in the queue Tim, note what’s on the floor next to Toby :wink:
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by Trevithick » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:25 pm

Toby wrote:
Trevithick wrote:Knowing the car well I will say the quality of restoration is top notch and I recon this could be one of the top Interceptors in existence.
All it needs is a few months in the Cornish lanes and it’ll look like mine :wink:
The SPs turn next year.

Thanks Mark and also for encouraging me to post the resto on this forum. The praise received from knowledgable Jensen individuals gives me the confidence that the decision to go the full nine yards was the correct one. I was going to ask you whether you would care to gently run it in for me come the day :wink:


No idea how to “gently” run in a Jensen, I ran in the SP all the way to Crofty :roll:
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by Toby » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:29 pm

Trevithick wrote:
Toby wrote:
Trevithick wrote:Knowing the car well I will say the quality of restoration is top notch and I recon this could be one of the top Interceptors in existence.
All it needs is a few months in the Cornish lanes and it’ll look like mine :wink:
The SPs turn next year.

Thanks Mark and also for encouraging me to post the resto on this forum. The praise received from knowledgable Jensen individuals gives me the confidence that the decision to go the full nine yards was the correct one. I was going to ask you whether you would care to gently run it in for me come the day :wink:


No idea how to “gently” run in a Jensen, I ran in the SP all the way to Crofty :roll:

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by Toby » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:52 pm

Getting nearer the Big Day:
Fuel system fully installed after issues with fitting the fuel filler assembly to the new rear quarter wing. The yellow stuff is Terotex HV350 cavity wax which has been injected into the rear wing void
Rear axle lubed up
brakes commisioned
transmission tunnel fitted
front suspension shimmed and ready
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by Toby » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:14 pm

Large Tool Kit spruced up with complete set of original tools and bag. T Bar socket courtesy of Rejen
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by garyc » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:19 pm

Hello Andrew
Toolkit looks good I wouldn't recommend ever using the jack I've tried it a few times to see how it works and the top silver part goes too near the car bodywork for my likeing may have just been my jacks worn a bit.
Just a heads up to be cautious even if trying it dont want to damage the bodywork after getting it looking that good
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by Toby » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:24 pm

garyc wrote:Hello Andrew
Toolkit looks good I wouldn't recommend ever using the jack I've tried it a few times to see how it works and the top silver part goes too near the car bodywork for my likeing may have just been my jacks worn a bit.
Just a heads up to be cautious even if trying it dont want to damage the bodywork after getting it looking that good
GaryC

Thanks Gary, Fingers crossed that i never need to use the jack in anger. Andy
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by Toby » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:38 pm

I have also spruced up the original small tool roll and i am reliably informed it is now complete with all its original tools:
3 yellow plastic handled King Dick screwdrivers
3 King Dick open ended spanners ODA214, ODA218 & ODA222
Correct tyre pressure guage(Courtesy of Rejen)
Correct blue handled pliers
3" King Dick adjustable wrench(Courtesy of Rejen)
and a second spare wheel adapter as i already have one in the large tool kit
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by Robinson D » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:46 pm

Very nice. I wish mine looked that good!
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by Yorkie » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:03 pm

Hi Toby
I am amazed at your attention to the detail of your restoration well done, but I think you are short of a pair of cotton gloves in with the jack. Hope your soon on the road enjoying the car.
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by Toby » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:08 pm

Yorkie wrote:Hi Toby
I am amazed at your attention to the detail of your restoration well done, but I think you are short of a pair of cotton gloves in with the jack. Hope your soon on the road enjoying the car.

Hi Yorkie,
Thank you for your compliment and you are spot on, i do have a pair of cotton gloves but forgot to include them in the photo in my exitement. They are shortly going to run in the tappets on the rebuilt engine and it is looking that i may possibly have the car by Christmas, fingers crossed.
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