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by CF-105 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:51 am

Pymmie wrote: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


Very nice. Probably took 10 lbs off the front end also.

There is something about an Interceptor in blue. It just looks so right. Lovely car. I’m insanely jealous.
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by Pymmie » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:39 pm

I’ve been give this cool piece of artwork of my car & man cave!

Approx 4ft x 3ft flag , sprayed by Cookie , the original artist of ‘Weird Fish’

Well chuffed & unique

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Understeer - Hitting the fence with the front of the car
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by Pymmie » Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:07 pm

As 128/4451 left the factory on 4th January 1972 it only seemed right
to take the old girl out on her 48th Birthday.

Lovely bright & dry day so headed across to East Devon (Exmouth)

After a lovely walk when I returned to the car another nice car
decided to park adjacent.

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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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by Pymmie » Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:07 pm

With the enforced lockdown due to COVID-19 plenty of time to tidy up the Jensen.

Decided to clean & refurbish one corner per day.

Suspension cleaned & painted , same with calipers.

Wheels also treated to polish on both sides and new J logo nuts fitted.

Pleased with the results.

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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by Grant » Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:46 pm

Nice one JohnBoyImage.. Where did you get new "J" logo nuts from then John?Image
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by Pymmie » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:41 pm

Grant wrote:Nice one JohnBoyImage.. Where did you get new "J" logo nuts from then John?Image


Hi Grant ,

Robeys are now remanufacturing them.

With modern technology they are a lot stronger.

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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 Fishyboy » Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:58 pm

Hi John
Hope your all keeping well down in the SW. What are you painting the suspensions parts with? Epoxy mastic or whatever comes to hand. Might take your lead.
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by Pymmie » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:06 pm

Hi Phil,

Just using the smooth version of Hammerite.

Regards

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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 DPP » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:47 pm

Looking good John

I have spoken with Robeys regarding the new nuts and they told me when they destruction tested them the nut was fine and the stud failed. I think he mentioned that the fail was over 200ft/lbs.
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by colin7673 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:35 am

Pymmie wrote:
Grant wrote:Nice one JohnBoyImage.. Where did you get new "J" logo nuts from then John?Image


Hi Grant ,

Robeys are now remanufacturing them.

With modern technology they are a lot stronger.

John P


Were they expensive John?
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by Oxymoron » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:16 am

colin7673 wrote:
Pymmie wrote:
Grant wrote:Nice one JohnBoyImage.. Where did you get new "J" logo nuts from then John?Image


Hi Grant ,

Robeys are now remanufacturing them.

With modern technology they are a lot stronger.

John P


Were they expensive John?


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by colin7673 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:41 am

Is that price each?? If it is that's like £200.
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by Pymmie » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:50 am

colin7673 wrote:Is that price each?? If it is that's like £200.


That’s right , less discount if you have a card..

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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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by Oxymoron » Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:52 pm

The previous owner painted my wheel nuts satin black and the paint is chipping off.

At that price I might try cleaning them up! :D
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by Pymmie » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:04 pm

Another small but nice touch to the Interior.

I think it lost its fragrance back in the 1970’s

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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