My Early Mk3 Interceptor Restoration project

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Pymmie
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Really pleased to finally get my copy of the New York Times

article printed in January 2021.

Well written piece , and good coverage for the marque worldwide ..

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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Nice one JonManImage..hope your proud..I would beImage
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With a dry sunny weekend forecast I finally got around to fitting

a decent battery isolator.

Another job ticked off the list

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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Re: My Early Mk3 Interceptor Restoration project

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Brilliant idea the battery isolator. That looks like a decent one too. I have been thinking about one in the transmission tunnel area, so it can be isolated more conveniently while out and about. I use the simple green knob type on the -ve, it needs to be kept very clean and doesn't always contact properly. I had a decent switch in the footwell on the TVR which was really convenient. A modern VW I owned self combusted around the steering column melting the dash and cracking the screen. Only tightly closed windows caused it to go out. Could easily have spread and burnt a house down.

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A battery isolator is a good idea but yours is not very attractive.
As John says it is much more convenient to put one in a footwell. I have fitted one high up in the passenger footwell of my TR4, out of sight. Easy to use, I take out the red plastic key whenever the car is parked somewhere. I fitted it as a simple anti theft / joy ride device because the locks are very worn on this car and someone with just a screwdriver would be able to start the car on the ignition lock. :D :D
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Dion wrote: Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:17 pm yours is not very attractive.
It's not period, but I wouldn't personally think it unattractive. It looks functional.
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Spent Thursday (11/03/21) back with the film crew from an upcoming series on Discovery +.

The program is not car related but linked to a design channel & features a high end kitchen business & uses the stunning Trematon Castle Nr Saltash.

Had to dodge lots of showers but left early enough to take a few shots under one Brunei’s masterpieces..

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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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