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by The Nun
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Gearbox and sump plugs originally had copper crush washers, not Dowty, fitted that were supposed to be renewed every time the plug was removed. The plugs are supposed to be tightened to 35 lbft which is probably a lot more than I do them up and why not as much as some folk do which is why they are o...
by The Nun
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I think I use 13mm 6 sided socket to do that. Very often now a metric one will fit the more obscure imperial nuts and bolts better than the proper tool especially if its a little worn/corroded and a 6 sided hex socket is better for releasing a tough nut as less likely to round off the corners like a...
by The Nun
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Ive got the taxi one on mine, its a lot better designed and quality than the old IMP original, you have to come up with a bracket to mount it on then use the original IMP fixing point on the bulkhead. They are only 16 pounds or so on ebay, but of course getting to you there will probably add another...
by The Nun
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Im sure Noddy must have an interior light "override off switch" in his cars?, if not is another project for him to do this winter :lol:

If you do it now Roy you might beat him to it?? 8)
by The Nun
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

African Imp wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:53 am

What would the letter F stand for, Fog Lights?
Maybe or electric cooling Fan?
or Front screen?
or Fuel pump?
or Fuel reserve?
or Fast when you engage the hyperdrive? 8)
by The Nun
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

??? surely that's what the slider bar in the light assembly is for though, no? Back in the days when I actually had an Imp :roll: mine never worked, but in principle you can disable the light even though the doors are open - much like a modern car. The interior light was either slide one way, for d...
by The Nun
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

It would be quite simple to fit a dash switch so you can turn the light on yourself then if it's not needed such as in daylight it just stays off?
by The Nun
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Not forgetting now of course to write out your risk assessment first and by the time you've done that it's started to rain so you pack up for the day and go home only to have to go through it all again tomorrow. :?
by The Nun
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

. And I trust you'd put your fag out before commencing :lol: :lol: Andy G No Andy that was back in the days when you didn't consider that along with no hard hat, safety glasses and reflective jacket nothing ever seemed to happen, you're young and you never think about such hazards, just do it. :D
by The Nun
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Me neither. I'm intrigued to know how you measure the float level just by removing the float bowl when the carbs are still fitted to the car ! :o I'd suggest that its not possible to get an accurate measurement ! For goodness sake. Take them off and do it upside down. Andy G Ive done it once on my ...
by The Nun
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

One check that I have not tried is to try to reach 6100 rpm with the engine running and the car parked and out of gear, it will be worth the try? Imp027 No! I wouldnt myself ever run the engine up to 6100 free revving under no load, you could be asking for more trouble then it cures doing that? :? ...
by The Nun
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

African Imp wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:01 am

and the unit can now be a display item?
Are you starting up an RSA IMP museum? :D
by The Nun
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

for another brand, made in Italy so like Ferrari should be well made? The body is marked GP Torino, what does GP stand for? Italian doesnt always means Ferrari though as they made Fiat Pandas as well, :? and the GP brand isnt known to me but they did sell pumps for the Peugeot Talbot cars under Tor...
by The Nun
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

African Imp wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:00 am

if the 45D was fitted to the later Imp engines I assume it was better?
Cheaper you can bet on that, so not necessarily better in a material way.
by The Nun
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

They're Bedford make Roy, the big one I use for the rear hub nuts, and the small one for the contact breakers.
by The Nun
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

It looks very similar to my IMP spanners 8)
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by The Nun
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Is there any reason why an Imps engine should use the 45D distributor, did I read that they were not as well made as the 25D version? Answers you are looking for are in the workshop manual Roy. The 45D distributor is smaller, less weight, has improved performance and reliability, reduced contact br...
by The Nun
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" .... Pop up paint booth..
Replies: 976
Views: 286002

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" .... Pop up paint booth..

Will it be an oil cooler or an oil warmer though so close to the exhaust?
by The Nun
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

A sour krout, Swinen,
You will have to get the indicators working on it you realise? :lol:
by The Nun
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Assembled in RSA could?? just mean they were put into the boxes there after the plugs were imported from China, assembled might not mean manufactured or even physically put together? By saying assembled might give them better sales as probably most folk would think, as you do, they are RSA put toget...
by The Nun
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Colour
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Colour

Depends really if the cars a Sunbeam Imp Sport, Mark 2 1966 to 69 or the Mark 3 1970 to 73 or the Sunbeam Sport 1973 until end of production 76, each had their own period colours during those years which if the intention is to go with that is either keep the original colour which will have the code ...
by The Nun
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Engine lid buffers .
Replies: 5942
Views: 1247812

Re: Nods news , Engine lid buffers .

It's the bottom edge buffer arrangement that poorly designed too, the buffers abutt onto the engine lid flange which has no reinforcement behind it in that area meaning over time or if the lid is dropped shut or close by a ham fisted person it bends the flange on the lid and cracks the paint, a doub...
by The Nun
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Of course the other thing you might consider is the engine is absolutely fine and it's the gauge that's inaccurate or has a fault, have you done a test with an actual known pressure to see it reads accurately? It would be a swine to find you renewed the engine to find that still read the same and it...
by The Nun
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Are all the cylinders reading the same? or just one of them?
by The Nun
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

what is a good pressure supposed to be?

185 to 200 lbs/sq in thats per the workshop manual, if the reading falls outside this the engine needs overhaul or renewing which can be obtained from you local Rootes dealer. :D
by The Nun
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Engine lid buffers .
Replies: 5942
Views: 1247812

Re: Nods news , Two engine lid stays .

Who's is it? :lol:
by The Nun
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I can see everything what you wrote. :D
by The Nun
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Fitting a new rear hatch seal
Replies: 64
Views: 29909

Re: Fitting a new rear hatch seal

The main large lip has to face outwards, ie away from the rear of the car once fitted, the 2 smaller lips fit into the window frame groove.
by The Nun
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: National awards winners?
Replies: 33
Views: 857

Re: National awards winners?

I dont think winners should be post on here until the magazine has been published ,just my view on it as alot of people like to read it 1st in club magazine col Im sure Grahame will agree with you there, the mag at one time was the only medium that folk could find out whats going on in the club, wi...
by The Nun
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Engine lid buffers .
Replies: 5942
Views: 1247812

Re: Nods news , Two engine lid stays .

Dave ' Linwood ' Lane wrote:Rear shoes just arnt cutting it , think il hunt some NOS ones down with added nastiness :roll:
You mean thats As.best.os you can do now? :shock:
by The Nun
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Have you done a compression test to rule out anything on the valve sealing side?
by The Nun
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Outstanding effort by Richard Murtha
Replies: 15
Views: 579

Re: Outstanding effort by Richard Murtha

Not forgetting the journey back again as well of course? Another 7 hours :shock:
by The Nun
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: National awards winners?
Replies: 33
Views: 857

Re: National awards winners?

They will be in the October Impressions with photos I should think?
by The Nun
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Somethings not right because its not reading anything at all :?
by The Nun
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Yes I recognise the tape :o
by The Nun
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

617sqn wrote:If you want to know how hard a carburettor sucks, put your hand over the open end of the carb on an Austin A40, just on tick over. :?

Nearly broke my 17 year old fingers when I tested that in 1972.

Andy G
Its finding an A40 to try that test though Andy, they are rarer than IMPs :lol:
by The Nun
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Paint it yourself, a little care with masking tape and you should be able to reproduce one with a black background I would think, the originals are only sprayed anyway arent they?
by The Nun
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 71
Views: 12418

Re: EHK 744G - 1969 Super

They will probably snap off being 50 year old plastic anyway, so replace them with alloy/stainless screws and nuts in which the screw head can be slid into the back of the trim strip.
by The Nun
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

With twin carbs though owners tend to set them up both the same, thinking thats it balancing done, 2 turns down etc, throttle opening identical etc, but in fact thats wrong, that is just the starting point in order to set them up properly. If the engine absolutely perfect and equal that might be cor...
by The Nun
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9138
Views: 1093739

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Have you checked there's actually any oil in it ? :lol: Andy G I think your on about the engine oil here but how do you check the transaxale oil when it in the car ? Regards Gary You can't check the transaxle oil when in the car, you have to go underneath and take out the filler plug, if oil dribbl...