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by Gav » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:56 am

Hi All, I have had a good couple of weekends on the Jensen and have almost finished the mechanical work on the underside of the car from the engine to the back end. I have yet to fit the Fuel tank vent pipes and fuel line to tank sender hose connection, then the rest of the exhaust system and the back end can finally rest on its proper wheels. Front suspension hopefully should progress this weekend.
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by Mark1Stu » Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:27 am

Wow, great work Gav.
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by Grant » Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:34 am

Wicked Stuff GavvyMan :P
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by Eddie » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:51 pm

Very impressive
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by Gav » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:55 pm

Well I have nearly got my MK2 back on the ground! I have at last got the front suspension, steering and brakes on the car. I had read up on a number of other members pages on how they got their front suspension back together and I eventually opted to use an internal spring compressor to provide initial compression of the springs, then use 3/8” studs to take over the spring compression, removing the internal spring compressor and then pull up the spring pans on the 3/8” studs. Very time consuming but also very controllable and probably the safest way compared to many of the other ways that people have done this. I shall get the brakes bled this week and at last I can drop the old girl back to the floor.
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by Grant » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:54 pm

Absolutely stunning and such sterling work you're doing there GavImage
I notice you've got the earlier type front top wishbone arms on there which are press steel, the slightly later Mk2's had the cast upper wishbones, I prefer the ones you have on your car. Are you putting Rostyles back on it Gav?.. Years ago when we liked all the later stuff and wanted the Mk3 Alloys on the Mk2's we would find they just touched these pressed wishbones so we used to run the grinder over them and take a few mm off, but seeing what you are doing and such beautiful work I presume your are going down the Rostyle route are you?.. If so what have you done with your Rostyles Gav.. Have you had them re-chromed?Image
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by Gav » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:44 pm

Hi Grant, really sorry to disappoint you but it’s MK3 alloys which we’re on the car when I got it. However, they are now reconditioned with new centre caps/rubbers, wheel nuts and even J valve dust covers and do look fantastic.
Picture of car when I got her, she has come a long way!
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