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by DSKnutsford » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:37 pm

Hello,

Just introducing myself as a new owner of a '73 Interceptor III [136.8887] that has been tucked away in a barn for the past 15 to 20 years. It needs a lot of work and parts, I'll be asking a lot of questions of this forum, and my plan is to get it back on the road over the next few years.

I'm based in Cheshire, UK and have met up with some of the JOC members at the recent Tatton Park, Classic Car Show to start my education.

Looking forward to meeting some of you and receiving your encouragement when things aren't going to plan or costing more than I can afford.

David

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by Chris_R » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:50 pm

Welcome to the world of Jensen ownership. You certainly seem to have a project on your hands there. Good luck with it.
You are in the right place for information and advice.
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by slotcarone » Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:10 am

Welcome!! There is a lot of knowledge here to help you get your car on the road. :)
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by Martin R » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:38 pm

Welcome and best wishes for getting it back on the road, hopefully before too long 8)
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by johnw » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:18 pm

Looks like a nice project. It sounds like it won't be a chequebook restoration. So I would lock you wallet away at this point, keep it safe! Feed the leather, see what bits are missing, and resist the temptation to run out and buy all new parts, only to find someone does a garage clearout with all you need. A solid body is a good thing to have. Maybe the plan is a labour of love, so you can tackle things in the "wrong" order if you like! For my project I am cleaning the interior parts, fixing the engine, brakes, some chassis work, to get to a running car needing bodywork, then it all comes apart again. I want to avoid a stripped shell until the end of the project, which I may or may not get to, after I have had the car running and moving under its own steam. Fixing the motor and hearing it burbling a way gives me such a buzz I want that early on.
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