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by cannonball » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:52 pm

Toby wrote:
Grant wrote:Are you enjoying the car Andy?.. Is it what you wanted it to be?.. Have you got the bug now :lol: .. I love them .. they are so beautiful when you've got a properly sorted one :)

The car has been with Finches over winter having its fourth recon steering rack fitted, full service and fixing some minor snagging. This has been done in slow time and i should have it back in the next few weeks. I'm glad i wasn't approached to display at the NEC or the London Classic car show as it wouldn't have been available. I'm looking forward to using it this year, Grandparent duties permitting and we are booked in for the JOC Spring Weekend


You can probably see why so many Jensens have such poor feedback/warranty claims in paperwork that you get from robeys, at the factory i doubt they got the attention to deatil yours has hence lots of come backs,,
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by johnw » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:36 am

I was at a funeral and discovered my long lost family was in fact a full of Jensen fanatics. 4 new Jensen Interceptors were owned between them. 1xMk1, 3xMk2. They said what fantastic cars they are compared to others they owned, how daft it was to sell them. They never had serious problems with any of them. So the power steering leaks and you get it fixed at the next service under warranty. That wouldn't put a car enthusiast off in the 70s.
They did complain that the price of the cars new just went up and up as they became more popular. We had a new BL car that needed towing 4 times in the first year. Those steering racks were clearly not up to scratch. I was warned by Jensen Motors NZ that there are rack rebuilders in the UK shipping racks that have never been tested under pressure and that all racks need testing properly after rebuilding.
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by cannonball » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:29 pm

johnw wrote:I was at a funeral and discovered my long lost family was in fact a full of Jensen fanatics. 4 new Jensen Interceptors were owned between them. 1xMk1, 3xMk2. They said what fantastic cars they are compared to others they owned, how daft it was to sell them. They never had serious problems with any of them. So the power steering leaks and you get it fixed at the next service under warranty. That wouldn't put a car enthusiast off in the 70s.
They did complain that the price of the cars new just went up and up as they became more popular. We had a new BL car that needed towing 4 times in the first year. Those steering racks were clearly not up to scratch. I was warned by Jensen Motors NZ that there are rack rebuilders in the UK shipping racks that have never been tested under pressure and that all racks need testing properly after rebuilding.



You need to buy some of the warranty papers from Robeys, i certainly have never seen anyone, mailing Jensen and praising them on there purchase, I am not personally kicking them its in black and white on any and all that i have read
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by johnw » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:10 am

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johnw wrote:You need to buy some of the warranty papers from Robeys, i certainly have never seen anyone, mailing Jensen and praising them on there purchase, I am not personally kicking them its in black and white on any and all that i have read


Maybe Jensen kept letters of praise in a separate folder :)?
I have read a few chassis files. They have all been Mk1 FF ones. Interesting stuff.
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by cannonball » Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:59 pm

johnw wrote:
cannonball wrote:
johnw wrote:You need to buy some of the warranty papers from Robeys, i certainly have never seen anyone, mailing Jensen and praising them on there purchase, I am not personally kicking them its in black and white on any and all that i have read


Maybe Jensen kept letters of praise in a separate folder :)?
I have read a few chassis files. They have all been Mk1 FF ones. Interesting stuff.


Yes John i love reading about the history related to each car it is fascintaing
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by Toby » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:23 pm

"Toby" back home today from Finches after its fourth steering rack (fingers crossed) and some minor fettling
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by colin7673 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:55 am

Toby wrote: I'm looking forward to using it this year, Grandparent duties permitting and we are booked in for the JOC Spring Weekend


Part of being a grandparent is education. So you HAVE to use the car with the grandchildren. They will love it
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by Grant » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:24 am

colin7673 wrote:
Toby wrote: I'm looking forward to using it this year, Grandparent duties permitting and we are booked in for the JOC Spring Weekend

Part of being a grandparent is education. So you HAVE to use the car with the grandchildren. They will love it

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by felixkk » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:40 pm

In Mulhouse last year. Lovely, lovely car!

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by Toby » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:40 am

felixkk wrote:In Mulhouse last year. Lovely, lovely car!

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Thank you Felix, i hope you and the team are all well
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by Toby » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:45 am

colin7673 wrote:
Toby wrote: I'm looking forward to using it this year, Grandparent duties permitting and we are booked in for the JOC Spring Weekend


Part of being a grandparent is education. So you HAVE to use the car with the grandchildren. They will love it


fortunately my daughter in law is American and a bit of a Petrol head so i shouldn't meet any resistance on that front
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by Toby » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:58 pm

A welcome home spring clean ready to get it dirty again
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by Toby » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:00 pm

"Toby" posed with the "Overall Interceptor Cup" awarded at the June 2018 JOC International Concours after coming a close second to Ian Proudfoot's 541S. Family commitments prevent me from attending this years event but best of luck to all those taking part.
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by Toby » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:08 pm

"Toby" turning a few heads at the West Cornwall Motor Show today
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by Toby » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:49 pm

Another photo from last years Swiss visit courtesy of Daniel from Switzerland
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