Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

You can discuss anything here, Jensen related or not. Technical discussions / questions may be moved to the correct Forum.
User avatar
RockyUSA
Posts: 1040
Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:10 am
Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Post by RockyUSA »

Looks like it's from "Tron"...
'72 Interceptor III - 133/5597
'73 DeTomaso Pantera
'74 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ-40
'95 Jaguar XJS Convertible
User avatar
Chris_R
JOC General Secretary
Posts: 5720
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:19 am
Location: South West London

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Post by Chris_R »

I wouldn't know about that, I saw it in Jakarta. Perhaps the owner was inspired by the movie?
Chris
JOC Member 6116
--------------------------------------------------
VFK44
Co-Administrator
Posts: 7675
Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:04 pm
Location: Epping Essex UK
Contact:

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Post by VFK44 »

Obviously a Lambo thing:
Lambo.jpg
Lambo.jpg (84.46 KiB) Viewed 1860 times
"It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time."
Sir Winston Churchill
User avatar
Wolfgang
Posts: 208
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:19 pm
Location: Oostkamp nearby Brugge, Belgium

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Post by Wolfgang »

looks like this guy is having money to create lines on his car - but no money for insurance... :lol: :lol: :lol:
User avatar
Wolfgang
Posts: 208
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:19 pm
Location: Oostkamp nearby Brugge, Belgium

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Post by Wolfgang »

having a Jensen there is always something to do...
having a Jensen there is always something to do...
20E6A02D-1C6A-4FC8-9899-8DD927604306.jpeg (186.04 KiB) Viewed 1800 times
User avatar
Kevin Birch
Posts: 1254
Joined: Thu May 22, 2014 10:07 pm
Location: UK

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Post by Kevin Birch »

Last weekend finally got round to putting the front valance on the Cortina and welding up numerous holes that have been drilled around the shell that shouldn't be there.
Will hopefully get around to painting the inside, underside boot and engine bay soon, so the the big refit can begin, and how many more years that will take , God only knows :shock:
20200531_154759.jpg
20200531_154759.jpg (129.41 KiB) Viewed 1734 times
My Toys: Lotus Cortina MK2.RangeRover P38, Yam inflatable.
Mk1 Interceptor, 115/3067
User avatar
Wolfgang
Posts: 208
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:19 pm
Location: Oostkamp nearby Brugge, Belgium

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Post by Wolfgang »

customziing a little bit, but I like to have it decent, my wife's car got also a carbon foliated hardtop and a second turbo...
customziing a little bit, but I like to have it decent, my wife's car got also a carbon foliated hardtop and a second turbo...
D836068B-CCC5-4CA0-8DE2-DB50D7B82093.jpeg (130.33 KiB) Viewed 1684 times
User avatar
Wolfgang
Posts: 208
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:19 pm
Location: Oostkamp nearby Brugge, Belgium

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Post by Wolfgang »

Kevin Birch wrote:Last weekend finally got round to putting the front valance on the Cortina and welding up numerous holes that have been drilled around the shell that shouldn't be there.
Will hopefully get around to painting the inside, underside boot and engine bay soon, so the the big refit can begin, and how many more years that will take , God only knows :shock:
20200531_154759.jpg
looks like a full time job - the morning cup of coffee (or tea) below the car, the coke for during the day on the front, is the third can a beer for the evening...? :lol: :lol: :lol:
great welding Kevin
User avatar
Kevin Birch
Posts: 1254
Joined: Thu May 22, 2014 10:07 pm
Location: UK

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Post by Kevin Birch »

Thanks Wolfgang, you're right about the drinks, but you can't see the crisp packets and biscuit crumbs too :D The welding was really easy as I got my spot welder to reach most of it as per original, only had to do a small number of plug welds. It just took a day to get the panel to fit properly in the first place.

Those wheels look really good and the ramp getting some good use too.
My Toys: Lotus Cortina MK2.RangeRover P38, Yam inflatable.
Mk1 Interceptor, 115/3067
User avatar
Grant
Posts: 3897
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:11 pm
Location: surrey

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Post by Grant »

Kevin Birch wrote: The welding was really easy as I got my spot welder to reach most of it as per original, only had to do a small number of plug welds. It just took a day to get the panel to fit properly in the first place.
That's nice that you have found time to some stuff to the Ole Fast Ford there Kev My Ole Fruit BatImage.. Well done.. and by the way.. Wolfgang prefers to be called GangerManImage..Here Kev.. What spot welder do you have then?.. I think I may treat myself to one.. I absolutely love my Mig Welder and have really got the hang of it over the past few years but I think I want to treat myself to a suitable spot welder that gets in and around but with enough power like yours must have... so put it on my Christmas list please!!Image.. What one do you have "Kev the Rev" please?Image
Manual Int & Rag-TopImage
"Monkey Man"sig RegistrarImage
Image
User avatar
Wolfgang
Posts: 208
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:19 pm
Location: Oostkamp nearby Brugge, Belgium

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Post by Wolfgang »

Hey Grant, old guy

I'm also absolutely fan of my MIG/MAG welding machine, a Rehm Synergic Pro 190-2, but seeing Kevins results I should also opt for a spot welder
User avatar
Kevin Birch
Posts: 1254
Joined: Thu May 22, 2014 10:07 pm
Location: UK

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Post by Kevin Birch »

Hi Grant,

I have a very old Sealey, the actual spot welder is connected via a lead to a separate timer box the size of a mig welder. I bought it off ebay for a risky £90 about 15 years ago as it was local, but not working. Took the main unit apart and found a 240-24v transformer had gone south, so replaced it with a £9 item off ebay again, and has worked ever since :D
Good spot welders are very expensive, so only worth it if you are doing a lot of welding or fall lucky like me. The electrodes too are £100s but if you keep a look out on flea bay and auto jumbles you can pick up some bargains.
If you do get one, ensure you get an electrode sharpener, to keep the ends right, and ensure you have it set up correctly as the copper ends will flatten quickly if too much pressure is applied.
The last problem with them is that they are very heavy ,or at least mine is, probably due to it's age and quality. :(

Good hunting.
Sealey-spot-welder-hand-held-with-timer-control.jpg
Sealey-spot-welder-hand-held-with-timer-control.jpg (33.67 KiB) Viewed 1534 times
My Toys: Lotus Cortina MK2.RangeRover P38, Yam inflatable.
Mk1 Interceptor, 115/3067
User avatar
Grant
Posts: 3897
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:11 pm
Location: surrey

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Post by Grant »

Many many thanks for your advice Kev My Ole Fruit BatImage
Found one Kev.. now for the fun :P >>>
>>
IMG_8296.jpg
IMG_8296.jpg (138.18 KiB) Viewed 1440 times
Manual Int & Rag-TopImage
"Monkey Man"sig RegistrarImage
Image
VFK44
Co-Administrator
Posts: 7675
Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:04 pm
Location: Epping Essex UK
Contact:

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Post by VFK44 »

Kevin, if I were you I'd check on the whereabouts of your own equipment. Grant looks like he's no stranger to using a jemmy to get what he wants! :wink:
"It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time."
Sir Winston Churchill
User avatar
Wolfgang
Posts: 208
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:19 pm
Location: Oostkamp nearby Brugge, Belgium

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Post by Wolfgang »

yesterday I got a new welding wire with a different specification to the one I used before. I was really amazed about the result. Inspired y you Kevin I'va also done some test welding using the spot function of my welder. First row I adapted the Amperes and the wire speed, second row the spot welding time.
If you both now say ...Wolfgang stop welding... you have to come to Belgium and teach me :lol: :lol: :lol:
0486BC21-3584-4470-95E2-9D24918B0F22.jpeg
0486BC21-3584-4470-95E2-9D24918B0F22.jpeg (155.41 KiB) Viewed 1383 times
72E02F15-F216-4DE1-83B8-ACB09BEB9E16.jpeg
72E02F15-F216-4DE1-83B8-ACB09BEB9E16.jpeg (134.25 KiB) Viewed 1383 times
Post Reply

Return to “General Discussion”