My Early Mk3 Interceptor Restoration project

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After taking the car for a New Years spin I finally
got around to fitting the engine plaque.

Although probably not fitted to 1972 cars I like the detail.

Nice to make small improvements once the large ones have been
overcome.

When does it ever end?

John P
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Mk3 Int 128/4451 - SW Area Rep (Devon/Cornwall)

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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Pymmie wrote:Nice to make small improvements once the large ones have been
overcome.

When does it ever end?
Never I guess. You will end up using a dedicated screwdriver to clean the grooves in the tyres. And you would want yet another new engine ID plate to make sure the inscriptions are bang right in the middle instead of offcentre like you have now. :D
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Just found my car featured on Classic Car Calendar.

Shame no one told me from the Facebook group !

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Mk3 Int 128/4451 - SW Area Rep (Devon/Cornwall)

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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Dion wrote:
Pymmie wrote:Nice to make small improvements once the large ones have been
overcome.

When does it ever end?
Never I guess. You will end up using a dedicated screwdriver to clean the grooves in the tyres. And you would want yet another new engine ID plate to make sure the inscriptions are bang right in the middle instead of offcentre like you have now. :D


You bugger dion, but yes that would do your head in get a nice new id plate then some Herbert inscribe it off centre ,, grrrrrrrr :twisted:
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Pymmie wrote:Although probably not fitted to 1972 cars I like the detail.

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Any reason as to why 72 cars and onwards wouldn't have had these fitted?
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Arcnewal wrote:
Any reason as to why 72 cars and onwards wouldn't have had these fitted?[/quote]
I could well be wrong here, but I think it was a 440 thing LawrenceImage
It looks good though JohnImage.. I think I have only noticed them on 440's, but I like it.. looks really cool :wink:
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It’s been a while since I posted anything in this thread.

As it’s a digital history of the car since 2010 here’s an update.

Did around 550 trouble free miles on the JOC Spring Break in Wales in

mid May.

Great weather & driving roads , highlight was driving through Portmerion.

Still doing around 2,500 miles per annum.

John P
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Mk3 Int 128/4451 - SW Area Rep (Devon/Cornwall)

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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A few things have been changed since January 2019.

Recent upgrades :

New window switch , new brake test light , new filler hose.

John P
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Pymmie wrote:, new brake test light ,
I remember back in 1988 that the 1979 Mini 1100 Special of my wife had exactly the same switch :D
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Also decided to try revealing more of the chrome on the gauges after
seeing the post by ‘Oxymoron’.

Pleased with the new look and always wondered why there was a
black rim.

John P
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Mk3 Int 128/4451 - SW Area Rep (Devon/Cornwall)

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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Another cosmetic upgrade carried out this morning.

Really like the look of the blue wheel centres against the paint.

(Yes I know they should been deep red / burgundy)

John P
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Mk3 Int 128/4451 - SW Area Rep (Devon/Cornwall)

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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Another Saturday morning upgrade.

Original Lucas fan replaced with Toyota MR2 unit.

Definitely quieter and more powerful.

Straight swap , just 3 self tapers to hold in place

John P
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Mk3 Int 128/4451 - SW Area Rep (Devon/Cornwall)

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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I see you have the lug nuts with the 'J' on them. Pretty sure only the '72 cars had them. :)
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I see HP pushed in numbers. How about that great feeling on going back in the seat Torque face it we have 4000lb car or more without the driver. With 3 people the Interceptor is pushing 4,700 on the average. Most cars numbers are closer to 3000 lb. if you ever drove a run about boat one person can make a huge difference love all the picks
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Now the Blue badge means something real special. RacerJoe
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