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by rhydian_mason
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Outstanding effort by Richard Murtha
Replies: 15
Views: 1252

Re: Outstanding effort by Richard Murtha

Says it all about this club. Good eggs everywhere.
by rhydian_mason
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 116960

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Thanks - bit of a dark art which I know little about for Clans!
by rhydian_mason
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 116960

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

So, just to simplify it - for a road going Irish clan that needs new front shockers, and could possibly do with a suspension refresh, could I get away with Monte/Standard/RAC springs front or rear, and would a set of adjustable Imp shocks do the job? Ideally would like a good road setup for a comfor...
by rhydian_mason
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 116960

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Do you happen to know what the specs are for front springs and dampers for an Irish Clan? Presumably same as for crusader. Dad is looking for new shocks (and possibly springs) for his?
by rhydian_mason
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018
Replies: 85
Views: 28130

Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Wont' be able to make WWW this year (again :( ). It's clashing with a football match that one of my boys is going to as a surprise birthday gift, at Anfield. If anyone is hanging about around Mid Wales (Machynlleth area) for a week, there a car run called Mach Run 18 being held the following weekend...
by rhydian_mason
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.
Replies: 65
Views: 25384

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

Who the hell was in charge of ordering wasps for this year's national? Did they get metric and imperial mixed up or something?!?!?!!!!! ;) Apart from that it was an incredibly enjoyable few days, very relaxed, good atmosphere, came back home smiling. And that was without bringing an Imp! Hats off to...
by rhydian_mason
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Doms 2nd resto BMW K1000 Dyno run.
Replies: 38
Views: 11472

Re: Doms 2nd resto

You never cease to amaze us Dom. Great work.
by rhydian_mason
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky.
Replies: 530
Views: 107593

Re: The Vusky - history of a wreck- Prequel now added.

Love it. Great to know the back story.
by rhydian_mason
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport
Replies: 116
Views: 40399

Re: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport

Very tidy work indeed. Another superb restoration by the looks of it.
by rhydian_mason
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1302662

Re: Nods news, Factory type roof rack , back from replating

Looks excellent. Is it rivetted or bolted together?
by rhydian_mason
Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Wicked Welsh 2016
Replies: 91
Views: 41833

Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Argh! just realised I'm probably not going to be able to make it to this year's WWW due to a work commitment.... :(
by rhydian_mason
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: National Weekend 2016 Convoy.
Replies: 5
Views: 2345

Re: National Weekend 2016 Convoy.

Still undecided which route to take on Thursday. Do you have an ETA for passing M6 Hilton Park services - between Junctions 10A and 11? I might meet you guys there? Otherwise the option for me is towards Ludlow, Kidderminster, Bromsgrove, Redditch. Anyone else headed that way on Thursday? Rhydian
by rhydian_mason
Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 12 months' MOT, free sill, National booked!
Replies: 173
Views: 64714

Re: 12 months' MOT, free sill, National booked!

Decided that the GWR logo on the van wasn't cutting the mustard. In fact, wrong colour for GWR anyway. So decided to become an Imp and Clan specialist! Here's the drivers' side - naturally in the language of heaven: WP_20160727_19_24_31_Rich (2).jpg And the other side: WP_20160727_18_17_01_Rich.jpg
by rhydian_mason
Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1302662

Re: Nods news, Bonnets back from respray ( boot lid / whatev

Your car just keeps on improving Mr lane.
by rhydian_mason
Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 12 months' MOT, free sill, National booked!
Replies: 173
Views: 64714

Re: Imp, Clan, Husky

4 months since I posted last.. Time flies. Well, update - Husky passed MOT today with flying colours, although I did spot a slight imbalance in the rear brakes whilst it was on the rollers. I'll sort that out this weekend - a clean and a bit of a brake bleed should do it. WP_20160704_002.jpg Also, f...
by rhydian_mason
Sun May 22, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mr Hankey - A 1973 Hillman Imp Super (yes he's brown!!)
Replies: 29
Views: 10801

Re: Mr Hankey - A 1973 Hillman Imp Super (yes he's brown!!)

What are those spax shockers like? Any good?
by rhydian_mason
Mon May 16, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Sunday 19th June Welshpool AIR show & Festival of Transport
Replies: 0
Views: 1803

Sunday 19th June Welshpool AIR show & Festival of Transport

Just a heads up. Anyone fancy coming to Welshpool, near the Powys/Shropshire border for a great airshow - and free entry for classic car owners who pre-book? 19th June. Who fancies it? They 'welcome' club displays. http://www.welshpoolairshow.co.uk http://www.welshpoolairshow.co.uk/festival-of-trans...
by rhydian_mason
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: the 'TIKI MOBILE'
Replies: 194
Views: 79695

Re: the 'TIKI MOBILE'

I always wanted a cherry bomb! Remember drooling over them in triple C in the 90s!
by rhydian_mason
Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 12 months' MOT, free sill, National booked!
Replies: 173
Views: 64714

Re: Easter Update

Better shot of the sidelights in the headlamps.
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by rhydian_mason
Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: One picture , one post , one line comments only please
Replies: 366
Views: 139654

Re: One picture , one post , one line comments only please

Just a simple side profile.
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by rhydian_mason
Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 12 months' MOT, free sill, National booked!
Replies: 173
Views: 64714

Easter Update

Ok, not posted properly here for a while so here's what's new. Denso alternator - now fitted and giving out a meaty charge, even with everything on it's still well over 12v so will keep the battery in fine fettle. I did do an alternator conversion about 20 years ago but wasnt' too sure if the same r...
by rhydian_mason
Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 12 months' MOT, free sill, National booked!
Replies: 173
Views: 64714

Re: Dynamo to Denso?

Well, seems it's job done. Many thanks to Dave Lane for answering what must be pretty obvious questions - thanks mate will buy you a pint when i see you next (National?). In essence, all that was needed was to run a fat brown wire to carry the charge from the alternator to the solenoid, disconnect t...
by rhydian_mason
Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1302662

Re: Nods news - Rear shelf finisher. Fitted at last.

Another one of those little finishing touches that makes yours stand out from the crowd Mr Lane.
by rhydian_mason
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 12 months' MOT, free sill, National booked!
Replies: 173
Views: 64714

Re: Dynamo to Denso?

Opinions. Need to either re-drill (enlarge) the 8mm hole on the water pump/alternator bracket to 10mm so the through bolt fits the alternator, OR, reduce the hole in the alternator to fit the water pump/alternator bracket. Seeing as a pack of 4 was less than a quid, I bought some copper pipe pieces ...
by rhydian_mason
Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 12 months' MOT, free sill, National booked!
Replies: 173
Views: 64714

Re: Dynamo to Denso?

Thanks for that, but having gone belt and braces I've now shaved around 5mm off the bracket so it's all in line. Moving on to wiring: Big thick battery cable (red) will be ordered to take off the main terminal on the alternator to A: Solenoid or B: Battery? (I assume solenoid?) P: Pulse: Not used - ...
by rhydian_mason
Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 12 months' MOT, free sill, National booked!
Replies: 173
Views: 64714

Re: Dynamo to Denso?

Copying? "Taking inspiration from" is how i'd like to call it! I'll have a look to see if there's an old bush nearby. I like the 'vibration damping' idea. Just need to get some cables this week - a new length of red battery cable, and some of that 0.30 cable you advised and we should be good to go.
by rhydian_mason
Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 12 months' MOT, free sill, National booked!
Replies: 173
Views: 64714

Re: Dynamo to Denso?

Bit of an update. Shaved about 5mm off the alternator's bracket, test fitted again and it's much better. In fact, it's lined up as good as the dynamo was (on the saloon). Also have a plan in mind for sorting the bracket. In fact, there's no end of possibilities once you start rummaging... WP_2016030...
by rhydian_mason
Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 12 months' MOT, free sill, National booked!
Replies: 173
Views: 64714

Re: Dynamo to Denso?

Ok, had it on the saloon earlier cause it's easier to see what's what. Heres the photos. seems to be out a bit (quarter inch?) Are there diferent single groove pulleys on these sometimes? Maybe (if I can work out how to get it off) I can machine down the face of the pulley so it sits 'closer' to the...
by rhydian_mason
Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 12 months' MOT, free sill, National booked!
Replies: 173
Views: 64714

Re: Dynamo to Denso?

Nice bit of bracketry. Are both front and rear brackets identical Brian?
by rhydian_mason
Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: JRS 898F - MK1 Sunbeam Stiletto
Replies: 176
Views: 66217

Re: JRS 898F - MK1 Sunbeam Stiletto

Is the back plate on the wrong way around?

From what the photo looks like to me you have the inner face facing out?
by rhydian_mason
Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 12 months' MOT, free sill, National booked!
Replies: 173
Views: 64714

Re: Dynamo to Denso?

What I'll do is test fit on the saloon, more room to see what's what. Then it'll go on the husky.

Thanks Dave for your help.
by rhydian_mason
Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 12 months' MOT, free sill, National booked!
Replies: 173
Views: 64714

Re: Dynamo to Denso?

case diameter 100mm or as near as.

Found this info on a site for cross referenceing:

101211-1030
16404-64012
kubota bobcat 2
14v 40a
ALTERNATIVE Nos:
101211-1031
101211-1032
101211-1033
12807n aka983 695.502.040
16404-640110
16404-64011
16404-64013
16404-64014
16404-64015
denso
by rhydian_mason
Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 12 months' MOT, free sill, National booked!
Replies: 173
Views: 64714

Re: Dynamo to Denso?

For some reason this insists on uploading upside-down.
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by rhydian_mason
Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 12 months' MOT, free sill, National booked!
Replies: 173
Views: 64714

Re: Dynamo to Denso?

Dave,

Photos of mine from the same angles as yours:
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by rhydian_mason
Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 12 months' MOT, free sill, National booked!
Replies: 173
Views: 64714

Re: Dynamo to Denso?

ID Sticker:
IC REGULATOR BUILD IN
16404-64013
12V 101211-1031
DENSO
and imprinted in the foil sticker are the numbers "3S 9"

connectors ar P, IG, L and the main feed.
by rhydian_mason
Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 12 months' MOT, free sill, National booked!
Replies: 173
Views: 64714

Re: Dynamo to Denso?

maybe the one I have is a diferent size then! Will need to put thinking cap on, or maybe a slightly diferent way of mounting it.
by rhydian_mason
Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 12 months' MOT, free sill, National booked!
Replies: 173
Views: 64714

Dynamo to Denso?

I've managed to get hold of a small 40amp Nippon Denso alternator. But a few questions to those who've fitted them. 1: Do you use the 'aready fitted' pulley that's on the Denso, or something else (if so, what!???)? 2: With the existing pulley, on mine there seems to be a slight mismatch between pull...
by rhydian_mason
Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - New MOT
Replies: 322
Views: 133837

Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - Winter Update

If it's in B&Q let me know as there's a closing down sale in my local branch with 40% off some bits! Will no doubt be upgrading to a denso type alternator at some point - might as well get some bits and bobs now in anticipation!!!!
by rhydian_mason
Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1302662

Re: Nods news - Time to say good bye .

Tried 'Sugru' on them? Looks like a type of product that could help get a few more years out of them?