Lightweight Interceptor - is this truth?

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Chris_R wrote:I think not the same 2 cars.
The one pictured by Tim is clearly an F registration, I think PWO 393F, this one is RAX 40G, so a different car.


pwo393f is 116/2856 - no photos or info on this car apart from last heard of in 2013 and, therefore, recorded as a survivor.

rax40g is 116/2875 see http://www.joc.org.uk/Interceptor_Mk_1/116_2875.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


this is Tim Rifat's lightweight car.
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VFK44 wrote:
Martin R wrote:
hemi wrote:Dear all.

Can this post be shut down please.

Keep the photos, and yes, yes I don't have to read it, but much of the content doesn't help...anything really, let alone the standing of the JOC.

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I agree but mostly due to the foul language contained in some of the posts.
Micky taking of someone who disagrees with most of us, as you rightly suggest Matt, does not help any of us, nor the standing JOC.
I have started to censor some of the foul language (by non-forum member) quoted in the posts. I have also removed my light hearted mickey taking.
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I can see that that is the pragmatic course of action, but my take is that there is a big difference between ganging up to take the mickey out of someone who has a different point of view (which is just bullying) and exposing a foul-mouthed and abusive fantasist who every single person here knows is trying to pass off one of 'our' cars as something it isn't. It may not have been to my taste, but that poor bloke who modded the orange car with the best intentions got a load more abuse here and he wasn't even claiming to be a wizard.
Plus I guess we are all bored, and hostile and bonkers after so long in lockdown so my apologies to fellow owners if any of my posts have offended them.
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Just as a side note I was sent a pic of POW 393F, taken at Oulton Park ?
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Martin R wrote:First off, I don't think much of the recent postings, particularly the extracts from FB containing bad language which are not appropriate on this forum to be frank.
However, as nutty most of us find the claims made by the owner(s) about this car, I don't believe that when he said "Goodwood", that he actually said he'd be at "Goodwood Revival" or, "Goodwood Festival of Speed".
Perhaps he's simply driving around his field, which is in Goodwood.
As the person the swearing was aimed at I took it all in good faith and

decided to post it to show the lack of intelligence and how Duncan

was unable to answer ANY of the questions put to him.

I would hazard a guess that he is NOT the owner of the car but a

‘puppet’ for the current owner Tim ‘Tony Stark’ Rifat..

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Pymmie wrote:As the person the swearing was aimed at I took it all in good faith and decided to post it to show the lack of intelligence and how Duncan was unable to answer ANY of the questions put to him. I would hazard a guess that he is NOT the owner of the car but a ‘puppet’ for the current owner Tim ‘Tony Stark’ Rifat..John P
I can and did understand that John but, the language was not suitable for a family forum IMHO. However much I may or not agree with your take on things.
I can hardly believe that the last Jensen event I went to, was the one you organised last year!!! :shock:
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back to important things I have taken the 2 photos of 116/2856 but I am not sure if it is a survivor. Could either of those that posted the photos let me know when they were taken and if the car is still a survivor. TVM.
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Hi Steve, a race marshal at Oulton Park sent me the picture, I will ask if they they known anything more about it.
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I found an old thread that Mike Williams posted on 18 years ago regarding PWO, he was trying to find out more about it then..Most interesting, but even back then it seemed to be on the missing list, here is Mikes Inquiry >>
>>>I remember this car being rebuilt for racing by the factory. It was in the
corner furthest from the office just outside the paint bay. Inside the
paint bay at the same time was Dave Horton's FF/SP/Conv. I believe many of
the inner wings etc were stripped out and may have been replaced by alloy to
save weight. Prior to that it had sat outside behind the workshop for
several years, so was probably very rusty anyway. I also have some hazy
recollection that it may have been owned by Ginger Baker the drummer at some
time - would that sound right? After it left the factory I heard no more
about it. Alas I didn't photograph it (thought it too mucked about with to
be of interest at the time!)
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Last I heard it was in Italy in 2008 - see the Genome. The pictures at Oulton Park are from 1985 - see All The Models p289.
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A few photos found on FB today..

Not good to see a well known trimmer slated ...

Green & Blue is a brave choice.

Note - Mk3 Doors , door cards won’t be easy

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Don't you just hate it when someone drops an old PC on your bonnet and walks away?
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VFK44 wrote:Don't you just hate it when someone drops an old PC on your bonnet and walks away?
Yes.. it really does spoil the look pf this car doesn't it :? .. I'm sure they could have done something better than that Stevey Aye?
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It shows signs of being an attractive car when they have finished and the engine noise is awesome.
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I'm the same opinion as Grant. This car is a design icone and you can only worsen it by changing something. Okay if you want to add Weber's (quite for sure they're producing an interesting sound) then get the bonnet completely off and redesign it in glassfibre but with the shape of the Jensen.
But for what? Grant old guy you remember our discussion about the Holley carb? First I was absolutely disappointed, but now in connection with an open air filter the car is working quite well, if I'm cruising at around 70 km/h (more is not allowed in West Vlanderen), at little bit music on, roof top open, I'm hearing - nothing from the engine :D :D :D
That's enjoying life.
Pushing the throttle a sonor sound comes from the mufflers (intend to replace them by INOX because they're worn) as well from the carb and you know he is consuming fuel like hell - but who cares?

A great car, my first vintage cruiser, racing with a Jensen seems to be strange for me...
Only show tuning I'll try again is lowering the car in the front - it looked such great :lol: :lol: :lol:

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