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by The Nun
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
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Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

oli wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:04 pm
Looks like you sometimes make a lot of work for yourself Roy!
Ah yes but if it all goes to plan like perfection there would be nothing to write about, and I think Roy likes writing and posting here😝
by The Nun
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Also worth doing when fitting a new seal, wind some tape around the splines so they don't cut the seal lip as you feed it over them
by The Nun
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Ah yes but fitting them from inside the gearbox via the inspection hatch might have damaged it, they are only designed to be fitted from their outer face inwards?
by The Nun
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

There's only 2 input shafts listed in the parts book, up to chassis L4 for the bush type spigot bearing and post L4 for the needle roller spigot bearing, no mention of an integral breather in it, so I suspect this was a trial mod done to see if it would work, can't see it being any better than the q...
by The Nun
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
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Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

If you talk to Dave Weedon he will tell you removal of the bell housing removes the preload on the diff bearings so once reassembled the diff bearings will need their preloaded resetting by adjusting the screwed output bearing sleeves, you need to proper tooling to do it properly though. Hylomar is ...
by The Nun
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Try it with the clamp band around the doughnut to compress it up so the bolts not trying to come out at an angle.
It's not fighting you you're fighting it not using imp standard practice :D
by The Nun
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I think trying to do anything with the input seal from up inside the diff housing would be very difficult indeed it's not worth thinking about really, it's enough working on it from the outside, it needs to be a tight fit and be square to the shaft, doing anything like that from inside would be near...
by The Nun
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I think it's another design error myself there's no shoulder or lip for the seal to sit up against, how many times must a seal have been knocked right through into the gearbox? Also the muff coupling, how many times has that come apart as you separate the gearbox from the engine? I know of several c...
by The Nun
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

That's a very small size more model engineers use?
by The Nun
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I noticed that, I thought I'd replied to the post then the comment had disappeared, not realising the same post was on several times.
by The Nun
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

And one dowel hole :wink:
by The Nun
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Oil can drip onto the filter from a leaking cam cover joint above where its not pulled down tightly enough or the gasket is faulty or the cover has warped, you have had the cover off to tighten the head down so oil residue could have been dropped from then? Your filter also looks dented, has it had ...
by The Nun
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

The cars had quite a bit of ill treatment in the past evidently, it had a bump in the rear too bending the rear panel and breaking the gearbox, maybe the last user had been trying a bit of cross country rallying at some point too taking a good battering. If the crack was due to crash damage they cou...
by The Nun
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I don't think it would be a stress crack there more due to someone jacking or pulling out a previously dented panel and its split during the process, either they didn't notice or couldn't be bothered to fix it as long as the exterior looked right, it would let water and dirt into the voids behind th...
by The Nun
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

African Imp wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:10 am

I had a large soft rag and stuffed down the two elbows "most of the time".
its the "most of" and not "all of" bit where that washer is sitting by just waiting to jump in, its sods law. :?
by The Nun
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

When doing jobs on the engine, especially where you are removing items, I recommend that either you remove the carb filter elbows completely, as they act like buckets for unnoticed small items such as a small washer say and other debris to drop into which can then get sucked into the engine on start...
by The Nun
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

The official name given to it by Rootes in the parts book is "Cam Box Cover" But 99% of imp folk call it a "Cam Cover" :) Usually only those who dont know the Imp engine make up, ie lots of those selling parts on e bay, those who will have you buying a Ford Anglia head for your IMP if you arent care...
by The Nun
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

And when you re torque the bolts you crack each one back a friction and then tighten back down as you do each one, not just torque it more from its original tightened position?
by The Nun
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

African Imp wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:44 am
, even now the SAPO is advising to Post Early For Christmas ! :) Imp027
Is that for Christmas 2019 or 2020? :lol:

Maybe SAPO have the same team advising them as we have on Brexit? :lol: :lol:

Are the advisors still searching for your seatbelt parcel from 2016?
by The Nun
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I thought you might have took the chance to swop to a proper bearing thrust pad? They're quite cheap and wont slow the engine when its operated and of course last a lot longer, one should last a lifetime
by The Nun
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: Twin Strombergs for Sport engine
Replies: 11
Views: 470

Re: Twin Strombergs for Sport engine

Look forwards to seeing that, did Mike Brewer knock 5000 off the price because it needs a new engine that's turns out to be a loose gear linkage or a blocked oil filter? 🤭
by The Nun
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I'm sure we will be seeing the underside again very soon, goodbye, you make it sound like watch with mother, or maybe that should be watch again with Roy :wink:
by The Nun
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Have you taken it to bits again :o I don't think you will ever cure the drip no matter how many times you take the sump off to see why, it needs a proper seal to stand half a chance, a job an engineer might be able to design and make?
by The Nun
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Actually it's a very good excuse to take the wife out she can take the photos and maybe even a video of the trip? :-) what could be better.
by The Nun
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5956
Views: 1291540

Re: Nods news , Busy doing nothing ( working the whole day through )

Did you have the indicator option retrofitted? :lol:
by The Nun
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

But it's SA so it's OK there I guess they aren't so health and safety as you mentioned the other day Andy, unlike here where they'd have you over a barrel:wink:
by The Nun
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

African Imp wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:34 pm

It was not a cellphone! Imp027
Thats good to hear Roy, I thought for a moment you were taking pictures whilst trying to drive at the same time :wink:
by The Nun
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Is that taken with a hands free camera?
by The Nun
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

All new Aston Martins have mercedes engines ! Britain doesn't value engineers, accountants rule the roost ! Other than motorsports, maybe. And you need to consider the costs involved with designing and manufacturing a brand new engine that will only be sold in extremely small numbers. Aston Martin ...
by The Nun
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
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Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Has the lighter flywheel made a difference in performance? I think yes, as the acceleration is very sharp. Has is affected the engine otherwise? I do not think so? You did say it was idling lower speed and a lightened flywheel will affect that, meaning you probably need a higher than standard idle ...
by The Nun
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
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Views: 13719

Re: EHK 744G - 1969 Super

0.9mm.to 1mm thick and sheet metal suppliers usually have sheet metal, or for small bits B&Q sell 250 x 500 x 1mm sheets for around 8 quid
by The Nun
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

The car did have something run into the back of it at one time I believe? bending the rear body cross member which are rather strong things, the impact could have affected the suspension cross member too so maybe something is still out of alignment due to that impact, Ive never heard of leaving the ...
by The Nun
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I just drive my new engines normally for 500 miles, no really high revs or low rev labouring and it beds in fine as far as im concerned, machining and finishing methods are a lot better today, you dont have to run new cars in like you used to, many folk dont bother to think about doing it. At 500 mi...
by The Nun
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
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Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Next job,
Better build a 930 B1 block up and try that and report back, that has the proper oil sealing.?
by The Nun
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

It hasn't done that many miles has it and especially high speed ones? Thought the car had 23000km on the clock? Which is only around 18000 miles? An IMP with that on it is hardly run in.
by The Nun
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

What will you do if it still drips from the back of the sump and you can't feel any difference in performance, put the other one back in for now?
by The Nun
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Indeed, but why stop at the Sport spec cars ? They wouldn't be running at a higher temperature all of the time per se. Surely all would have benefitted ? Andy G There was a time when they were trialing cooling ducts for the transaxle under the car as it was apparently getting too hot running at hig...
by The Nun
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Standard IMP rad rear duct left, sport right
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by The Nun
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Ah. That makes sense. Presumably homologated for competition. Andy G All later production Imp sports had the extended inboard rear skirt on the rear of the rad, it wasnt a competition add on, the first sports didnt they just had the normal rear skirt so they must have found out there was a heat pro...
by The Nun
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165724

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

It would probably look less of an add on if it was painted in a black etch so it blended in and looked original? :P