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by The Nun
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!
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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: 9760
Views: 1234173

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" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!
Replies: 1077
Views: 304910

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" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!
Replies: 1077
Views: 304910

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" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!
Replies: 1077
Views: 304910

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" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!
Replies: 1077
Views: 304910

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: 9760
Views: 1234173

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" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!
Replies: 1077
Views: 304910

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: 7
Views: 299

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: 9760
Views: 1234173

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Oh well if an expert said it that's all ok then.
by The Nun
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9760
Views: 1234173

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

To be honest in my opinion there's not enough bolts holding it in if you cut the member like that, a couple more are required, at least that's what I would do myself to feel comfortable with it ?
by The Nun
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9760
Views: 1234173

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

What's the purpose of the upper brake flex hose, why is it left there what holds it there and is it an essential part of the adjustment? :roll:
by The Nun
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9760
Views: 1234173

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

The seal Bob supplied me recently was a stiff card type of material not cork.

You must be filling it up too often.
by The Nun
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9760
Views: 1234173

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

You can't think like that though now as you would never buy anything, you could get a new imp for under 1000 pounds and that's the cost of a rear wing now. Prices have gone up so your budget needs to if you want the right parts?
by The Nun
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!
Replies: 1077
Views: 304910

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in magnificent technicolour

Late cars have 3 stringers, vinyl headliner, early cars had 4, fabric headliner, another thing to watch out for. Or maybe its there to trip you up :?
by The Nun
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9760
Views: 1234173

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

You have to love no longer Roy as Express Panels remake them exactly as they were and only around 80 quid plus maybe another 100 to guarantee you get it there :D
by The Nun
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!
Replies: 1077
Views: 304910

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in magnificent technicolour

Remember the stringers are all different so don't mix them up, they were originally colour coded at the factory though that's probably rubbed off by now.
by The Nun
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9760
Views: 1234173

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

If you mod it now though Roy you will have to send every one who has bought one the improvement mod as well??
by The Nun
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9760
Views: 1234173

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

That's a riveting story for 2020 Roy
by The Nun
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport
Replies: 126
Views: 41438

Re: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport

Express do now make the Sport version in mild steel though, whether they would do a different material to order, aluminium say,?
by The Nun
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!
Replies: 1077
Views: 304910

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in magnificent technicolour

You don't need a headlining now 8)
by The Nun
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9760
Views: 1234173

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Can't remember Roy, I think it's sandwiched between it at that point where the long side turns the corner.
by The Nun
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9760
Views: 1234173

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

The first job for year 2020 for me was to be the drop panel that fits from the body to the radiator, I removed it when the new engine was fitted. Having fitted a stainless steel heat deflector I do not think the drop panel can be re fitted without cutting? What are the genuine sports like? The imag...
by The Nun
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9760
Views: 1234173

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

African Imp wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:08 am
I had forgotton what the process was to remove the silencer?

Remove the strap and the 2 U clamps and pull it off.
by The Nun
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9760
Views: 1234173

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

It's because Express Panels come bare metal with just a light covering of oil on them.
by The Nun
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9760
Views: 1234173

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

African Imp wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:11 am
oli wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:53 pm
Wouldn't it have been better to paint the underside silver to reflect the heat away?
Yes! :D which is why buying one made from sheet alloy from ' Ex - Pressed steel panels' makes sense.
. They only do steel ones though?
by The Nun
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9760
Views: 1234173

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Five hundred miles, just how far is that? Was that in your 998cc Imp or a modern? No it was in my new Range Rover with the heated seats on 8) , but that's not to say you can't do that sort of mileage in an IMP, I regularly used to do 300 mile trips in a day when it was my everyday car, I don't use ...
by The Nun
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9760
Views: 1234173

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

African Imp wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:50 am


Five hundred miles, just how far is that?

Well the town of Hopetown is just over 500 miles from Cape Town, check the map its quite a long drive, about half the way to Johannesburg. :D
I did 500 miles yesterday in fact, so you could easily run your car in in 2 days. :D
by The Nun
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 716
Views: 112254

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

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by The Nun
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9760
Views: 1234173

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I don't think the idea was to run it in to 500 miles then at 501 miles floor it, don't forget to retorque the head at 500 too first, it might not be loose but needs tightening, but anyway you need to give it 1001 miles for the rings to bed in properly and then see about all the settings etc as the e...
by The Nun
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 716
Views: 112254

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Didn't realise the blue was rare, my first car was a blue 67 Imp Sport, GRV 735E, There were 5 colour choices at the start,, unless you ordered special Embassy Black, they were metallic gold bronze, metallic lincoln green, polar white, signal red or ming blue. All available with black interior with...
by The Nun
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9760
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Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

the nuts were not becoming loose, just some went a tad tighter That's the sort of logic my wife would apply : "no, they weren't loose, they just needed tightening". I give up.... :roll: :roll: :lol: Andy G How I see it if they tighten up they must have loosened off or they wouldn't tighten up from ...
by The Nun
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 716
Views: 112254

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Looking good Peter 8) There isn't a build thread on it is there? Be nice to see what else was done to it prior to the new panels going on. How long will the painters have it? Cheers Col. The painter takes around 2 weeks to do it in all work wise and charges between 4 and 5 thousand. There's a few p...
by The Nun
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 716
Views: 112254

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Not quite done today but over the last 500 or so most days, 66 Sport and £4500 of new panels fitted will be off for a new coat of Ming Blue in the New Year, it was previously Minging Blue, quite a rare sport only colour back in 66/67 as most seemed to be metallic green, bronze.
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by The Nun
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9760
Views: 1234173

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

The IMP does have a tendency to loosen off its nuts especially manifold and cam cover unless locking washer or nuts are used, maybe it's the frequency the engine runs at?, if you just have normal nuts and plain washers they will inevitably become slack and need checking each time you've had a run.
by The Nun
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9760
Views: 1234173

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I've an idea R on the plug type stands for resistor but not sure I know it's what folk ask for down here in the south west I've heard them "Ooooh Rrrr"
by The Nun
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9760
Views: 1234173

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Happy New 2020 to you and Jean, let's hope the IMP won't need any repairs next year now it's all sorted and you can get on with all your other jobs about the house instead.
Bet Jean has a list as long as an Andrex roll for you to do
by The Nun
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9760
Views: 1234173

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Just forget all about it now Roy, as you said yourself you're happy with how it goes so just use it and accept it's OK for your needs, you aren't going to correct the problem without jig checking and major bodywork by the looks of it so just leave it as it is unless it starts to create operational p...
by The Nun
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309610

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

That looks a really good repair Peter the new bonnet I've got a bit similar to the others not a bad fit hanging over at one side but front looks really good few dents need sorting will probably have a go at reworking the overhanging edge But not an easy thing to do Iam thinking Regards Gary Did you...
by The Nun
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9760
Views: 1234173

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

If you're happy with how things are then just use it as you say Roy and enjoy, plus it will save you lots of time writing about how to fix it, double bonus, Jean can have you peeling the spuds for Christmas Dinner instead, I'm sure she can find you jobs that need doing now in the house instead that ...