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Old 07-12-2019, 06:16 AM   #1
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Hi

I want to introduce myself here.
I bought the first ever build car from Jensen Motors Ltd. last year. Now in the process of a full rebuild.
The car is a interesting one off, not comparable in any detail with the serial production cars.
Running gear is 1934 Ford (engine, gearbox and rear axle), custom made chassis and alloy body over ash frame.
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:35 AM   #2
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WOW Great car
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Old 07-12-2019, 07:08 AM   #3
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Looks to be in pretty good shape. Good luck with your project and try to keep us informed of any progress.

Could that car be the one-off they made for Clark Gable?

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Old 07-12-2019, 07:19 AM   #4
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Motor looks like a 59A and the coil makes it look like it has a crab distributor cap
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Old 07-12-2019, 07:21 AM   #5
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Looks like an interesting project! Welcome to the Barn.
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:28 AM   #6
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That´s a real nice looking car.
Engine and radiator must have been changed during the years...it´s a 38 or newer but sparkwire looms are still the early -36.
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:28 PM   #7
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That is truly a very beautiful car. Congrats on getting it.
Can I assume they Jensen later became Jensen-Healy?
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:32 PM   #8
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That is a very unusual rear door configuration, how does it work?
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:34 PM   #9
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Pretty fancy home for a flathead; I like it!!
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:44 PM   #10
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That is a very unusual rear door configuration, how does it work?
The rear cowl is pivoted at the front and flips forward; open the door, and (awkwardly) step in and take your seat. Then you close the door and fold the cowl back down.
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Welcome to the Ford Barn! That's a beautiful automobile! Your engine and radiator does appear to have been replaced with a later vintage. If you plan on restoring the running gear to its original state, you'll find plenty of help on this forum.
To another's question regarding the 3rd door, I've seen those small storage cubbies intended for golf clubs and such.
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I like the flip top oil fill on top of the fuel pump stand..
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Old 07-12-2019, 02:01 PM   #13
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Unique....



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Old 07-12-2019, 03:50 PM   #14
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Thanks for the warm welcome.

The engine was swapped in 1957. When the car was shipped from England to Canada they didn’t drain the cooling system and as a result of the very low temperatures on a December Atlantic crossing the block cracked. I was told that they swapped in an engine from the 40s but kept all auxiliary’s.

I will have many questions indeed.

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Old 07-12-2019, 04:27 PM   #15
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What would "alloy body and ash frame" be?
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I bet it's aluminum with a wood frame.
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:17 PM   #17
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aluminium as "alloy" is also called in the UK

ash is a very tight grained, flexible wood used in frames for Morgans and baseball bats
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It appears that the firewall is riveted to the cowl. If so, I wonder where else this is done on this beauty.
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Looks to be in pretty good shape. Good luck with your project and try to keep us informed of any progress.

Could that car be the one-off they made for Clark Gable?
Nope, not even close. The Gable car had a '36 Ford front end and the remainder of the body was totally different.
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Very neat car... if it is a 34 chassis, I am intrigued as to what hubs/brakes it has to adapt those wheels. I’d love to see a photo of the dash panel as well!
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