The Jensen Owners' Club A technical and discussion forum for all Jensen enthusiasts It is currently Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:59 am

Members' Cars

My Early Mk3 Interceptor Restoration project

Here's where to post photos of your cars. We all want to see your Jensens!

by Pymmie » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:57 pm

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
Attachments
4DA32983-7C19-4D2D-9308-055422732E51.jpeg
4DA32983-7C19-4D2D-9308-055422732E51.jpeg (136.27 KiB) Viewed 642 times
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
User avatar
Pymmie
 
Posts: 2283
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:03 pm
Location: Newton Abbot , Devon

by Dion » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:22 pm

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
67 Interceptor 117/2610
68 Interceptor 115/2943
63 TR4, 67 Jag 420, 67 Chamois
01 Bonneville
User avatar
Dion
 
Posts: 1088
Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:00 pm
Location: Tilburg, Netherlands

by Pymmie » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:03 pm

Just found my car featured on Classic Car Calendar.

Shame no one told me from the Facebook group !

John P
Attachments
B6835F48-8904-4C59-A0E0-0DFBF5D3BBD2.jpeg
B6835F48-8904-4C59-A0E0-0DFBF5D3BBD2.jpeg (145.68 KiB) Viewed 578 times
2AD13F82-7E6D-407E-970B-2FCE734B09FC.jpeg
2AD13F82-7E6D-407E-970B-2FCE734B09FC.jpeg (255.24 KiB) Viewed 578 times
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
User avatar
Pymmie
 
Posts: 2283
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:03 pm
Location: Newton Abbot , Devon

by cannonball » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:11 pm

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:
WATTS RACING TRANSMISSIONS, 07974 088375,
CLOBBER THE COMPETITION
cannonball
 
Posts: 2715
Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:08 pm
Location: CREWE

by Arcnewal » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:02 pm

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

Image

Any reason as to why 72 cars and onwards wouldn't have had these fitted?
Arcnewal
 
Posts: 503
Joined: Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:17 am

by Grant » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:46 pm

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:
Manual Int & Rag-TopImage
"Monkey Man"sig RegistrarImage
Image
User avatar
Grant
 
Posts: 3141
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:11 pm
Location: surrey

by Pymmie » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:16 pm

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
Attachments
C9B7C85C-07EF-4587-88DA-E9D6E24D1116.jpeg
C9B7C85C-07EF-4587-88DA-E9D6E24D1116.jpeg (153.16 KiB) Viewed 287 times
C1E67D90-8D8C-4CB9-9D34-BF7B2509852B.jpeg
C1E67D90-8D8C-4CB9-9D34-BF7B2509852B.jpeg (238.82 KiB) Viewed 287 times
6BE8F96A-BD52-43BC-9C21-21765C0BA0C1.jpeg
6BE8F96A-BD52-43BC-9C21-21765C0BA0C1.jpeg (244.81 KiB) Viewed 287 times
EA8B4A18-5F0C-4FE7-A0D6-6D5AF675D5BA.jpeg
EA8B4A18-5F0C-4FE7-A0D6-6D5AF675D5BA.jpeg (589.81 KiB) Viewed 287 times
E8A40C50-ACA9-43B9-ACC0-F7C22EAD705B.jpeg
E8A40C50-ACA9-43B9-ACC0-F7C22EAD705B.jpeg (191.77 KiB) Viewed 287 times
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
User avatar
Pymmie
 
Posts: 2283
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:03 pm
Location: Newton Abbot , Devon

by Pymmie » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:19 pm

A few things have been changed since January 2019.

Recent upgrades :

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

John P
Attachments
8911E0F3-F4BA-4FAB-BB35-BB52CD6BED75.jpeg
8911E0F3-F4BA-4FAB-BB35-BB52CD6BED75.jpeg (90.22 KiB) Viewed 283 times
4C088C20-27F9-4569-93E2-0594077FD302.jpeg
4C088C20-27F9-4569-93E2-0594077FD302.jpeg (106.76 KiB) Viewed 283 times
765BF1F5-6E6D-4202-8746-27B26E3EE598.jpeg
765BF1F5-6E6D-4202-8746-27B26E3EE598.jpeg (222.51 KiB) Viewed 283 times
User avatar
Pymmie
 
Posts: 2283
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:03 pm
Location: Newton Abbot , Devon

by Dion » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:21 pm

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
67 Interceptor 117/2610
68 Interceptor 115/2943
63 TR4, 67 Jag 420, 67 Chamois
01 Bonneville
User avatar
Dion
 
Posts: 1088
Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:00 pm
Location: Tilburg, Netherlands

by Pymmie » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:45 am

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
Attachments
11A6126C-B0AC-4CA8-AA64-52A88B4BC3DB.jpeg
Fuel & Volts - Before
11A6126C-B0AC-4CA8-AA64-52A88B4BC3DB.jpeg (170.94 KiB) Viewed 260 times
D0DDFB95-D0EC-449E-904A-ED87C63E7A44.jpeg
Oil & Temp - Before
D0DDFB95-D0EC-449E-904A-ED87C63E7A44.jpeg (149.57 KiB) Viewed 260 times
92ECE6EB-1747-4A09-9622-477B0055F006.jpeg
Speedo - Before
92ECE6EB-1747-4A09-9622-477B0055F006.jpeg (166.88 KiB) Viewed 260 times
FE89B61C-6FDA-4CE6-9E54-D73785283419.jpeg
Fuel & Volts - After
FE89B61C-6FDA-4CE6-9E54-D73785283419.jpeg (177.88 KiB) Viewed 260 times
93C81DB1-64D7-41C7-8EF9-21E475F62C00.jpeg
Oil & Temp - After
93C81DB1-64D7-41C7-8EF9-21E475F62C00.jpeg (162.28 KiB) Viewed 260 times
A45D6103-2B3F-4242-BDCB-4F53CF1F9BE3.jpeg
Speedo - After
A45D6103-2B3F-4242-BDCB-4F53CF1F9BE3.jpeg (158.25 KiB) Viewed 260 times
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
User avatar
Pymmie
 
Posts: 2283
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:03 pm
Location: Newton Abbot , Devon

by Pymmie » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:41 am

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
Attachments
13EC6C23-EEC1-4EC0-A562-FFF69A87F99A.jpeg
Old faded wheel centers
13EC6C23-EEC1-4EC0-A562-FFF69A87F99A.jpeg (105.69 KiB) Viewed 200 times
DD3E61A1-44DA-48A2-9B42-372F77E9F579.jpeg
New wheel centers
DD3E61A1-44DA-48A2-9B42-372F77E9F579.jpeg (107.8 KiB) Viewed 200 times
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
User avatar
Pymmie
 
Posts: 2283
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:03 pm
Location: Newton Abbot , Devon

by Pymmie » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:28 pm

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
Attachments
A5405753-05EC-4191-A587-8FFA4B898739.jpeg
Original fan in situ
A5405753-05EC-4191-A587-8FFA4B898739.jpeg (229.46 KiB) Viewed 145 times
052595E5-0C44-4466-BE83-8202DF611B3D.jpeg
Old v New
052595E5-0C44-4466-BE83-8202DF611B3D.jpeg (318.03 KiB) Viewed 145 times
8F4B66DE-7FD2-46CB-B983-864592AE5284.jpeg
Old & New Impellers
8F4B66DE-7FD2-46CB-B983-864592AE5284.jpeg (243.55 KiB) Viewed 145 times
37E929DE-C2EF-41DA-B7C9-ABF3E0EFB691.jpeg
New Fan
37E929DE-C2EF-41DA-B7C9-ABF3E0EFB691.jpeg (224.83 KiB) Viewed 145 times
62D387A9-305C-4784-AF4E-7393B82574BA.jpeg
New fan fitted , battery back in place
62D387A9-305C-4784-AF4E-7393B82574BA.jpeg (161.28 KiB) Viewed 145 times
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
User avatar
Pymmie
 
Posts: 2283
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:03 pm
Location: Newton Abbot , Devon

by slotcarone » Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:56 am

I see you have the lug nuts with the 'J' on them. Pretty sure only the '72 cars had them. :)
1972 Interceptor III
133-5612
User avatar
slotcarone
 
Posts: 689
Joined: Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:38 pm

Previous

Return to Members' Cars

cron