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by The Nun
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9863
Views: 1262141

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

The pressure side will need the correct flares on them, maybe on the low pressure side say a feed into the master cylinder from the reservoir you might get away with the wrong type but it needs correcting whatever. Depending on the flaring tool you have you might lose an 1" or so of the existing pip...
by The Nun
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9863
Views: 1262141

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

You need the domed end with the male nut, the dished one is for the female nut when connecting to hoses etc.
by The Nun
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9863
Views: 1262141

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

You need a Stiletto wheel Roy, proper imp part and in keeping with the period.
by The Nun
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9863
Views: 1262141

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Only the mesh one shown in the parts book, I think yours is a custom made/locally made one off. Probably 95% of owners never refit them same as the undershields and stone guards and just get slung on the scrap pile when they are working on the car. Look under most Imps and only those owned by fanati...
by The Nun
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9863
Views: 1262141

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

If you've 3 of them why not sacrifice the worst one of the three and cut it open? You aren't likely to need 3 in reserve are you?
by The Nun
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9863
Views: 1262141

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Can't find a sectional drawing through that type either, they are still available new so I suppose folk just don't bother repairing them for what they are.
by The Nun
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9863
Views: 1262141

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

You might not get much response now Roy from anyone for 3 months because weve been told to socially distance ourselves from everyone else.
by The Nun
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Doms nymph (on the road, see YouTube video)
Replies: 59
Views: 1571

Re: Doms nymph

617sqn wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:33 pm
Hopefully. And the sunshine will already have been booked by the Organising Team. Assuming we are allowed to gather in any event :cry:

Andy G
It's OK as long as you stand 1 metre apart then there's no risks being taken, don't forget the tape measure.
by The Nun
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118846

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

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Moved many £1000's of Imp panels. Sounds a lot but not really, just expensive :lol:

Scott
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That's 2 rear wings then :shock:
by The Nun
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 103
Views: 16433

Re: EHK 744G - 1969 Super

617sqn wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:13 pm
Or a localised one via the area centre ? We have one or two in our patch, which would (probably) be loaned FOC.

Andy G
Yes Andy, you'd have to make sure it didn't go to anyone who used FB though :lol:
by The Nun
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Doms nymph (on the road, see YouTube video)
Replies: 59
Views: 1571

Re: Doms nymph

It used to take a lot of time to post the photos one at a time which was why I didn't bother much too, you look quite a layed back type of person though :lol:
by The Nun
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 103
Views: 16433

Re: EHK 744G - 1969 Super

You can buy a tool for almost anything but you have to way up is it worth the cost for the couple of times you might have to use it on a single resto then it's in the cupboard for the next 20 years or is there a cheaper way to do it, although it might take a little longer? Like the RG355 head bolt t...
by The Nun
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 103
Views: 16433

Re: EHK 744G - 1969 Super

That's excellent, there are some who would have made do with the cornflake box
by The Nun
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9863
Views: 1262141

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Tried a similar thing for diecast models to fill imperfections it's available in very small tubes so no need to buy loads as it goes off soon once opened, have a look around your local model shop there's a lot of useful bits like small screws for trim or instrument repairs that are hard to find in l...
by The Nun
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9863
Views: 1262141

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

And the paints scratched now as well. :?
by The Nun
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Steve's Irish Clan
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

Re: Steve's Irish Clan

The Irish Clan did use MGB discs and calipers at least mine did as supplied by them. Had the 13" Wolfrace Sonic rims (pepper pot) again as Clan fitted then.
by The Nun
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9863
Views: 1262141

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

The steel big bore manifolds last about 3 years in daily use before they start to perforate on the bend behind the rear wheel, this is because of the dirt and salt in winter being thrown at it, and considering how much they cost thats rubbish, you're far better having, and they're cheaper, one of Fr...
by The Nun
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: door cards
Replies: 12
Views: 5350

Re: door cards

I am looking for someone who can lend us a good early door card to have copied. Ref. Peter's previous note. The ones we have in stock are correct for the post 1968 doors with the anti-burst locks. Thanks! Think I've got an early door card Bob 66 car star locks you could have slightly warped but usa...
by The Nun
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Ideas for our 40th birthday
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Ideas for our 40th birthday

Depends where you are in the country Bob, Cornwall to Linwood to Coventry and then back again I wouldn't really describe as a "run" . :o
by The Nun
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9863
Views: 1262141

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

SAPO had 1/2 to touch up their post van :lol:
by The Nun
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9863
Views: 1262141

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Don't back up until you hear the bump is a better answer, or if you have to go really close to the bench to be able to shut the doors then hang a tennis ball on a piece of string so it touches the car screen or whatever and swings when it's as close but not bumped the vice?
by The Nun
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9863
Views: 1262141

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Looks like the Toylander is in for a leaking back axle, at least you're up on fixing seals.
by The Nun
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9863
Views: 1262141

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Oh I see, it's all part of the using it patina then, you should leave it as it is as thats classed as character these days :P
by The Nun
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9863
Views: 1262141

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

:o it's because you lay your parts on the panels it to take photos Roy, it's very easy to scratch the paint or dent the bodywork.
by The Nun
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9863
Views: 1262141

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Stickers of the sticky glue on kind arent good, you lose them if the glass gets broken or you sell the car, the static cling peel off on types is the best then you can apply it from car to car.
by The Nun
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9863
Views: 1262141

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Same colour as the paintwork, that was lucky.
by The Nun
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118846

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Renew both rear wheel bearings and UJs and suspension arm bushes, as it happens only one UJ really needed changing but did the lot for a bit of fun.
by The Nun
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: NOTIFICATIONS OF SHOWS FOR 2020 SEASON
Replies: 15
Views: 584

Re: NOTIFICATIONS OF SHOWS FOR 2020 SEASON

I believe that they are club members for the day/weekend having paid an entrance fee, Peter. I'm sure Grahame will correct me if I'm mistaken. Andy G Ah I see, bit of a fiddle, so couldn't those non members at other shows with their car on the stand cross the stand organisers palm with a piece of s...
by The Nun
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: NOTIFICATIONS OF SHOWS FOR 2020 SEASON
Replies: 15
Views: 584

Re: NOTIFICATIONS OF SHOWS FOR 2020 SEASON

That's a very good point I doubt many realise, does it also apply at National events as well where insurance issues apply and non club members are there with their cars and shouldn't be then? Another good reason to join the club if you want to get in then?
by The Nun
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 103
Views: 16433

Re: EHK 744G - 1969 Super

It's making it very difficult working from inside in that corner to tackle the rust behind the section you have removed, it ideally needs doing from the outside which means removing the outer wing bottom corner up to just below the swage line doing the repair then refitting the outer again using an ...
by The Nun
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....insulating not isolating
Replies: 1103
Views: 310264

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!

I doubt a pro company could have got it looking any better than that looks nice and taut and it would have cost a small fortune too. How's the stiff neck though? :lol: I have the older look type material to fit when the car comes back from painting (Minging Blue) , Lesleys moonstone textured type ho...
by The Nun
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9863
Views: 1262141

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Was that the only practical way they could correct your wheel/body alignment? :o
by The Nun
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....insulating not isolating
Replies: 1103
Views: 310264

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!

colimp66 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:10 am


Could you ever paint a GT40 any other colour than Gulf blue I wonder?? :wink:

Cheers,
Col.
Didn't Jeremy Clarkson have a red one? :? He's not in green things I know that and so does Greta
by The Nun
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....insulating not isolating
Replies: 1103
Views: 310264

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!

Every imp I've had has had factory glue somewhere on the interior paintwork, but not only IMPs also the Hunter headliner just the same, it was obviously slapped on in a rush.
by The Nun
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....insulating not isolating
Replies: 1103
Views: 310264

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!

Looks neat. I too was worried about fitting the headlining (which was from another imp) but it was already stained from the original glue so no need to be too fussy. It was still a great step to finish and instantly made the car feel more complete :-) Next time though I'll search for some nice pors...
by The Nun
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....insulating not isolating
Replies: 1103
Views: 310264

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!

Everything's up in the air at the moment, looks jolly good, hardest bit is making sure you keep your hands clean though, they did get glue on it at the factory so they weren't that good.
by The Nun
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9863
Views: 1262141

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

African Imp wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:18 am


The picture shows a drop of oil indicated by a pencil, the picture was taken an hour after the newspaper was placed under the crank scroll area :D
It's a big splodge on the sofa though :lol:
by The Nun
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....insulating not isolating
Replies: 1103
Views: 310264

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....back on its wheels

Looks like it the knees the bees have got. 8)
by The Nun
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: Rear window frames
Replies: 8
Views: 1129

Re: Rear window frames

Sounds flipping good to me, although all my frames are OK as it happens, luckily.
by The Nun
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9863
Views: 1262141

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Oh well if an expert said it that's all ok then.

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