Starting Work On Our 1971 Jensen FF MKII

By Craig Ranson
By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

Our 1971 Jensen FF MKII hasn’t been in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop very long but it has already had classic car technician Jon’s attention this week.

The first thing he wanted to do was to get the engine up and running. As Jon was working on making this happen, he discovered that the battery was flat and the starter motor was no longer in working order.

The battery was charged and the old starter motor was removed with a new one being installed in its place.

Once the new starter motor was installed, Jon modified the 4×4 front prop mount to clear the starter. Once this was done, he was able to reassemble everything.

When Jon removed the spark plugs of this rare classic car, it was obvious that they had not been changed for a while. New spark plugs were installed so this should certainly help our Jensen FF get back onto the road.

Another issue noted was that the driver’s door was not closing properly. Jon also managed to resolve this issue by making new spacers for the striker that he fitted and adjusted to make everything fit nicely.

We may not have had our 1971 Jensen FF MKII with us for very long but Jon has already investigated, assessed, and resolved some of the issues identified.

Only 320 Jensen FFs were made and only 110 MKII versions like this were produced. With so few being in existence, it’s really important that we keep as many on the road as possible. Everyone at Bridge Classic Cars enjoys working on rare vehicles and we are certainly excited to have a car as rare (and as beautiful) as this in our workshop.

Work will continue on our 1971 Jensen FF and we look forward to seeing what the future holds for it.

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