Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Show your photos > Foto Fair

Foto Fair Post your photos for friendly, non-critical feedback. This is the place to show pictures if you aren't yet ready for full-blooded critique, or simply want to share an interesting picture with other e-group visitors.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
Walti Walti is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Cambridge
Posts: 3,409
Thanks: 326
Thanked 223 Times in 190 Posts
Likes: 236
Liked 1,720 Times in 641 Posts
Re: Jensen Interceptor

Quote:
Originally Posted by TimP View Post
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)
__________________

Some Olympus stuff
I didn't get where I am today...
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
MikeOxon MikeOxon is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: oxford
Posts: 580
Thanks: 60
Thanked 103 Times in 89 Posts
Likes: 61
Liked 231 Times in 146 Posts
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.
__________________
Mike
visit my Natural History Photos website:
http://home.btconnect.com/mike.flemming/
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
wornish's Avatar
wornish wornish is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Cheshire
Posts: 5,903
Thanks: 329
Thanked 537 Times in 417 Posts
Likes: 2,763
Liked 1,563 Times in 768 Posts
Re: Jensen Interceptor

Massey - Ferguson was a make of tractors I seem to remember.
__________________
Dave

My Flickr
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
Jim Ford Jim Ford is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Watford, Herts..
Posts: 8,324
Thanks: 455
Thanked 589 Times in 511 Posts
Likes: 2,649
Liked 1,630 Times in 1,042 Posts
Re: Jensen Interceptor

Quote:
Originally Posted by TimP View Post
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.

Jim
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
Jim Ford Jim Ford is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Watford, Herts..
Posts: 8,324
Thanks: 455
Thanked 589 Times in 511 Posts
Likes: 2,649
Liked 1,630 Times in 1,042 Posts
Re: Jensen Interceptor

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harold Gough View Post
So, you would take the Golf every time?

A bit of a typo there, Jim!

Harold
Yes - because I could actually afford to use it!

(What 'typo'?)

Jim
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
TimP TimP is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Deepest Darkest Dorset
Posts: 1,911
Thanks: 55
Thanked 68 Times in 67 Posts
Likes: 342
Liked 720 Times in 489 Posts
Re: Jensen Interceptor

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Ford View Post
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.

Jim
Possibly, maybe there is more to come out. Tainted brand though!
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
TimP TimP is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Deepest Darkest Dorset
Posts: 1,911
Thanks: 55
Thanked 68 Times in 67 Posts
Likes: 342
Liked 720 Times in 489 Posts
Re: Jensen Interceptor

Quote:
Originally Posted by wornish View Post
Massey - Ferguson was a make of tractors I seem to remember.
See! I knew there was a tractor connection somewhere.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
Jim Ford Jim Ford is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Watford, Herts..
Posts: 8,324
Thanks: 455
Thanked 589 Times in 511 Posts
Likes: 2,649
Liked 1,630 Times in 1,042 Posts
Re: Jensen Interceptor

Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeOxon View Post
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!

Jim
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
OM USer's Avatar
OM USer OM USer is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: London
Posts: 12,166
Thanks: 2,387
Thanked 1,508 Times in 1,436 Posts
Likes: 6,241
Liked 1,428 Times in 911 Posts
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.
__________________
Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
Lenses (M.Zuiko Digital): 7-14mm/F2.8, 12-40mm/F2.8, 40-150mm/F2.8+TC1.4x, 12-50mm/F3.5-6.3, 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 EZ, M.ZD 40-150 F4-5.6 R, 75-300mm/F4.8-6.7 Mk1, 12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8
Lenses (OM Zuiko): 50mm/F1.2, 24mm/F2, 35mm/F2.8 shift
Lenses (OM Fit): Vivitar Series II 28-105mm/F2.8-3.8, Sigma 21-35mm/F3.4-4.2, Sigma 35-70mm/F2.8-4, Sigma 75-200mm/F2.8-3.5, Vivitar Series II 100-500mm/F5.6-8.0, Centon 500mm/F8 Mirror
Learn something new every day
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
Smartiepants Smartiepants is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: UK
Posts: 80
Thanks: 31
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Likes: 24
Liked 117 Times in 35 Posts
Re: Jensen Interceptor

love the 3d images, cross eyed worked for me a treat
__________________
https://www.flickr.com/photos/smartiepants88/

dressed in Orange most weekends!
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
Otto's Avatar
Otto Otto is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: North Yorkshire
Posts: 2,999
Thanks: 93
Thanked 271 Times in 239 Posts
Likes: 1,034
Liked 869 Times in 555 Posts
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!
__________________
Regards
Richard
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
TimP TimP is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Deepest Darkest Dorset
Posts: 1,911
Thanks: 55
Thanked 68 Times in 67 Posts
Likes: 342
Liked 720 Times in 489 Posts
Re: Jensen Interceptor

Please try to keep up Richard, I know we’re all elderly but it pays to keep alert.

Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
Otto (4 Weeks Ago)
  #28  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
wanderer's Avatar
wanderer wanderer is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Penicuik
Posts: 1,250
Thanks: 95
Thanked 115 Times in 100 Posts
Likes: 20
Liked 46 Times in 29 Posts
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).
__________________
Duncan

Lots of toys.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:31 PM.


© The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2019, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger