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by VFK44 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:27 pm

Have you preserved the patch in the passenger footwell that was put there by Edd China?
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by hhkjames » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:31 pm

:D obviously anything touched by Ed is being treated with great care...
...apart from the rack, which needed doing again!
...oh, and the seats are going to need a going over, again!
and then there's the...
...let's just just say I'll agree to keep the patch, that seems to be holding up nicely!
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by kees » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:53 pm

So much for Wheeler Dealers. Lesson: avoid such cars.
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by VFK44 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:57 am

It was almost a decade ago, so major deterioration is to be expected. Kudos to Edd for the lasting qualities of his patch.
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by kees » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:16 pm

Major deterioration after a good restoration is not expected after 10 years. All they did was a quick tidy up of the car and sell it as a properly sorted car. Same with the Jensen-Healey which was awful.
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by hhkjames » Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:20 am

Kees I think to avoid such cars is not the issue. All these superb and rare cars are worth saving.

The issue is the price you pay, and the 'proper' work you do. I'm happy with the price and knowing the car as well as I do now, the show was pretty honest, they did what they did to get the car back up a running and give it a make over, the show didn't suggest it had gone through a restoration journey.

With a restoration ahead, I know what the car is, and because of the show have a good idea of what is was ten years ago. As a newbie Jensen owner, but seasoned classic buyer, it's very unusual to have an hour long video of your car from ten years ago :-)

Now we get the chance to do this well and make this wonderful car all that it be again. I drove it again after weeks of mechanical work to brakes, steering, suspension, carbs, exhaust and ooooooooh... I really know why you love these cars! End of the week coming I'll have it back home and am looking forward to the summer - hopefully August won't be it's usual wet self...
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by kees » Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:42 am

Avoiding may be a bit to strong, but being a Wheeler Dealers car is not a special recommendation for the work carried out. The "treated" cars are suggestively presented as pristine, which they are not. In many cases they are bodged, as in the case of the Jensen-Healey recently.
Indeed it all depends on the price paid but it most certainly is not worth a premium.
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by hhkjames » Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:12 pm

kees wrote:Avoiding may be a bit to strong, but being a Wheeler Dealers car is not a special recommendation for the work carried out. The "treated" cars are suggestively presented as pristine, which they are not. In many cases they are bodged, as in the case of the Jensen-Healey recently.
Indeed it all depends on the price paid but it most certainly is not worth a premium.
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Agreed!
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