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Re: Jensen Interceptor

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So the FF was a 4 wheel drive then. I seem to remember the FF stood for something I’ve forgotten! Was it something to do with a tractor company or am I confusing things with Lamborghini?
There used to be a Lamborghini tractor garage we used to pass when visiting relatives in Berkshire, just outside Great Shefford I think it was.
FF = Ferguson Fourwheel - basically a viscous fluid coupling. (edit added viscous in there)
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Re: Jensen Interceptor

FF - Ferguson Formula - was developed for racing cars and a Coventry Climax won a race with Stirling Moss at the wheel but the system was banned for Formula 1. It was developed by the same Ferguson who had designed tractors. It seems to have set a trend, since Lamborghini makes tractors too.
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Re: Jensen Interceptor

Massey - Ferguson was a make of tractors I seem to remember.
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Re: Jensen Interceptor

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12mpg didn’t really matter when this thing was current, petrol was dirt cheap then. Besides the Jensen seems to have held its value somewhat better than an emissions cheating Golf.
In real terms petrol was never 'dirt cheap'. I friend of mine had a Jaguar 3.8 in the 60s, but got rid of it because of the fuel costs.

I thought that VW only 'cheated' on the emissions of diesel cars, not petrol.

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So, you would take the Golf every time?

A bit of a typo there, Jim!

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In real terms petrol was never 'dirt cheap'. I friend of mine had a Jaguar 3.8 in the 60s, but got rid of it because of the fuel costs.

I thought that VW only 'cheated' on the emissions of diesel cars, not petrol.

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Re: Jensen Interceptor

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Massey - Ferguson was a make of tractors I seem to remember.
See! I knew there was a tractor connection somewhere.
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FF - Ferguson Formula - was developed for racing cars and a Coventry Climax won a race with Stirling Moss at the wheel but the system was banned for Formula 1.
'Wikipedia-ing' shows that it used a 'sprag' clutch. The Westland Wessex helicopter used two Gnome H1200s gas turbines coupled to a common gearbox with sprag clutches. There was a strict procedure for the pilot to observe to engage the clutches. An easily made mistake wrecked the clutch!

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Re: Jensen Interceptor

Good shots of a fine car. In my mind the name was always evocative of fast ride down down to the riviera and sweeping around the bay.
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love the 3d images, cross eyed worked for me a treat
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Re: Jensen Interceptor

FF stood for Ferguson Formula, the type of 4WD Jensen used.


Ah! Just noticed there's a page 2 of this thread and you already know that!
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Please try to keep up Richard, I know we’re all elderly but it pays to keep alert.

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Re: Jensen Interceptor

As I recall FF was Ferguson Formula, which was to do with the four wheel drive. (Audi Quattro eat your heart out) Distinguishable by double vents on the side.
I think it also had large american engines, hence the fuel consumption.
I always liked the HUGE rear window. Thought it was the sort of car which would not be out of place in Thunderbirds (racing Lad Penelope's RR).
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