Joerg Husken's C-V8 back on the road

152 MPH C-V8
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This is Joerg Husken's uprated C-V8 mark 3.

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Joerg with his car

Joerg bought 112/2371 in May 2005 from it's third owner, he had the car for 35 years and before that his friend was the owner for less than a year. The first owner was John Menzies from John Menzies Plc Edinburgh.
The car was supplied to him by Roslight Motors Edinburgh and first registered 06.12.1965 as ESG920C.

When he bought her she had been in storage for nearly 15 years ( in not the best kind of garage ) and was not roadworthy. Richard Lovell-Butt suggested a small workshop near Farnham where the car was located at the time and they made it drivable for him.

In early December 2005 he drove it home on its own wheels - 800 miles to Dresden.
Joerg wanted to drive the car as long as possible unrestored and learn during that time as much as possible about C-V8 and Jensen in general.

This didn't quite work out as he had the engine rebuild after one year, played a bit with different types of exhaust and bought 112/2367 as a spare car.

Winter 2009 he had an accident ( someone hit the rear of the car) and that was the starting point of the restoration.

Welding and re fabrication of panels took 9 months, the body took him about a year to refit, repair and paint and assembly started in March 2012.

Engine is upgraded to 7.9 litre (still number matching) with hydraulic roller cam and 8stack Hilborn EFI (550 HP). Gearbox is TKO 600 with a long 5th gear, rear axle has a Quaife diff.

Top speed 152 mph ( me, not the car to be honest) All green tinted glass.

Tons of modifications ( most of them hidden somewhere or looking original) in the electrical system (24 fuses, 9 relays and total custom rear light and flasher function)

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It's magnificent.
Done with the upmost skill and attention to detail.
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sensational
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Fantastic
Only working half a day now.
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152 mph = 245 kmh, that's pretty damn quick!
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felixkk wrote:152 mph = 245 kmh, that's pretty damn quick!
Maybe Trevithick will start looking for a C-V8 :D
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Although this post is written by Zac I'm hoping Joerg is also reading it.
Hi Joerg!
It goes without saying that yours is a sensational engineering effort and well done!

I'm curious about the binding on the exhaust headers.....
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What material is it?
I've heard that some binding is so efficient that it's safe to touch - is that the case with yours?
It's very appealing to me to keep down the under-bonnet temperatures so as to reduce the cabin temperatures due to heat-soak so any advice or comments as to the effects this modification would be appreciated.
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Maybe you can get a few of those special tiles from the obsolete Space Shuttle Orbiters.
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No tiles needed. No teachers nor pupils around, this is serious stuff.

The yellow beam lights are sufficient to clear the Autobahn ahead 8)
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I've heard reports that they can cause corrosion on cast-iron manifolds.

If the manifold is off the car, could you not get it coated? Doesn't look as good as Joerg's solution, but much easier!
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Stainless steel headers last longer with that kind of insulation.
There is no atvantage regarding to under bonnet heat.
The surface temperature is 330° Celsius - but as any header it cools down a lot faster than the cast iron manifold.
Without the warpping the cooling down would so fast that the stainless steel becomes internal stressed too much and therefore tend to crack.

Joerg

PS: And it looks fast 8)
I own some of the odd Jensen 8)
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Joerg
Fantastic workmanship all over.
Really like the attention to detail on all the pipe work.
In the second photo the aluminium cnc brake fluid reservoirs, where did you obtain these? They look very good.
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Hear hear.

What a fantastic looking and usable motor you've got there Joerg.
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The top photo should be captioned "I'm in love with my car" and rightly so. Incredible!
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Bravo Joerg, beautiful.
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