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by Pymmie » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:26 pm

Joerg wrote:Timing should be 10 - 12 Degreee BTDC at idle with vacuum disconnected and going up to 34-38 at 2800 rpm.
7 degree seem too early, and cherry red headers are not normal - looks like to much pre-ignition to me.


Of course your right Joerg

It was set about 10-11 BTDC and ended up around 34-36 at 2,800 rpm

Headers no longer glow after the inital start up when we altered the settings..

Interesting the dip when secondaries come in. I can obviously get above the UK

speed limit without summoning the extra power..

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by Pymmie » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:06 pm

Mk3 Int - SW Area Rep & Areas co-ordinator

Understeer - Hitting the fence with the front of the car
Oversteer - Hitting the fence with the rear of the car
Horsepower -How fast you hit the fence
Torque - How far you take the fence with you
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by Pymmie » Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:06 pm

Nice little blast down to Dartmouth , S.Devon.

Used Jensen Tie & Cufflinks for effect ...

Cracking Day ...
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Mk3 Int - SW Area Rep & Areas co-ordinator

Understeer - Hitting the fence with the front of the car
Oversteer - Hitting the fence with the rear of the car
Horsepower -How fast you hit the fence
Torque - How far you take the fence with you
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by VFK44 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:31 pm

Used Jensen Tie & Cufflinks for effect ...

Cracking Day ...


Did something interesting happen, then? :lol:
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by Pymmie » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:37 pm

VFK44 wrote:
Did something interesting happen, then? :lol:


Not really Stephen,

Just looking for an excuse to wear my Jensen tie that was given to me by ex Jensen employee Ken Beauchamp and my xmas pressie cufflinks.

I believe the tie is quite rare.

John P
Mk3 Int - SW Area Rep & Areas co-ordinator

Understeer - Hitting the fence with the front of the car
Oversteer - Hitting the fence with the rear of the car
Horsepower -How fast you hit the fence
Torque - How far you take the fence with you
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by VFK44 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:31 pm

Hang on! I've just double checked the 3rd picture, and found the upholstery is obscured by a couple of people sitting on the back seat. Maybe that's a clue?
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by RockyUSA » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:50 am

Just be careful that your Jensen tie does not get caught in the inner workings of that awesome Interceptor!


Nice pix
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by Pymmie » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:22 pm

Really pleased to find my Mk3 in this weeks Classic Car Weekly @

on a popular social media site.

Still being used throughout the winter...

John P
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Mk3 Int - SW Area Rep & Areas co-ordinator

Understeer - Hitting the fence with the front of the car
Oversteer - Hitting the fence with the rear of the car
Horsepower -How fast you hit the fence
Torque - How far you take the fence with you
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by Lotus Mike » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:39 am

Good on you John .You have a fine looking car .What you need is a Jh project lol. :shock: .Mike
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by Pymmie » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:21 pm

It’s been 2 1/2 years since my Jensen was resprayed.
Took it back to Martin and his team for a mop/polish and
touch up of any stone chips.

Covered around 5,000 miles since September 2015
Interesting drive back in the snow as garage is on the edge
of Dartmoor.

John P
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Mk3 Int - SW Area Rep & Areas co-ordinator

Understeer - Hitting the fence with the front of the car
Oversteer - Hitting the fence with the rear of the car
Horsepower -How fast you hit the fence
Torque - How far you take the fence with you
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by Arcnewal » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:46 pm

And still looking stunning after 5,000 miles.
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by Pymmie » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:50 pm

Arcnewal wrote:And still looking stunning after 5,000 miles.


Thanks Lawrence ,

And it lives outside in a carport !

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Mk3 Int - SW Area Rep & Areas co-ordinator

Understeer - Hitting the fence with the front of the car
Oversteer - Hitting the fence with the rear of the car
Horsepower -How fast you hit the fence
Torque - How far you take the fence with you
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by Chris_R » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:16 pm

Have you thought of getting a carcoon or a cair-o-port? You could get one of the rigid framed ones under the car port and keep the car in a sort of "air conditioned" environment and not have a car cover touching the paint.
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