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by basil imp
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Ginetta G15 project
Replies: 63
Views: 23332

Re: Ginetta G15 project

So some 7 years after I first had the pleasure (or maybe it’s displeasure?) of owning this car and it’s coming back into my hands again. I sold the car to a friend who then chopped a hole in the floor (thankfully on the easier part to replace) to fit a bike engine, he has sadly been busy for the las...
by basil imp
Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: My Hillman IMP Super 71'
Replies: 31
Views: 11478

Re: My Hillman IMP Super 71'

Interesting little rad cap, whats the leaver thing do on it? Lever System Allows Safe Vapour Release Without Scalding User :D http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/Product.do?method=view&n=1850&g=246617&p=106298&c=215&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Base&utm_campaign=Radiator%20Caps%20&%20Necks&gclid=COSijb63...
by basil imp
Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan JO JASON - New Mirror indicators
Replies: 150
Views: 29202

Re: Clan JO JA9ON - Sump swap..

Lotus-e-Clan wrote:Tom! forgot to say sump arrived on Wednesday! :oops:

Many thanks! I owe you one. 8)

Stake a claim for the National at Huntingdon! :lol:
I think I owe you more than one anyway so I'll be forever in debt to you :D. I'll be honest I only realised I forgot to send the gasket with it yesterday!
by basil imp
Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:36 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 167352

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawaski Engine.

Gaz adjustable shocks arrived this morning :) Will be one of the last things to fit before its MOT though. I don't want to get over spray over the nickel plating and spoil them. Hard front, soft back suspension I think, before anyone says thats not how to set an Imp up. Remember my engine is mid mo...
by basil imp
Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan JO JASON - New Mirror indicators
Replies: 150
Views: 29202

Re: Clan JO JA9ON - Sump swap..

Has the sump turned up yet Pete?
by basil imp
Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan JO JASON - New Mirror indicators
Replies: 150
Views: 29202

Re: Clan JO JA9ON - Sump swap..

Posted it at lunch time :D

Did you get the modified headlamp pods made at any point like the first pic in the thread?
by basil imp
Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 167352

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawaski Engine.

I have just listed the Classic & Retro Sporting Car action day on another club I belong to Forum. There is always a few representatives of the Imp club there. If you come along Basil Imp, bring a crash helmet, I'm intending to be out on track for a couple of sessions having some fun in my 908cc Sun...
by basil imp
Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 167352

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawaski Engine.

Must say looking at this project I wish I would have just bought a bike engine for my imp rather than doing 2k+ on modding an engine I doubt will see the naughty side of 75bhp :lol: anyone want to buy an expensive non impressive engine? :lol:

Looking great, keep up the good work :)
by basil imp
Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: time to start my imps
Replies: 31
Views: 10278

Re: time to start my imps

Love the estate one! I think we could do with lots of pictures please :D
by basil imp
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: RNP 158P latest progress!!
Replies: 39
Views: 12488

Re: RNP 158P latest progress!!

To me it looks as if the fronts are on the rear and the rears are on the front. That's my guess too. Infact I remember seeing an imp with wide front arches all round that looked really good when it was all blended in due to the front arches being slightly narrower. You've turned it around really qu...
by basil imp
Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Dom's Subeam Stiletto Resto!
Replies: 504
Views: 125343

Re: Dom's Subeam Stiletto Restored, new car!

That's strange Dom, I had one of those before I got an imp on the road :lol:
by basil imp
Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois
Replies: 1114
Views: 514697

Re: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois

Great that your getting back on with your car Paul.


Infact finally I did something on my car last few weekends, pretty sure that both of us doing something on our cars at the same time is one of the signs of the apocalypse :lol:

Keep the updates flooding in :D
by basil imp
Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: National 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 2012

Re: National 2014

Thanks :D
by basil imp
Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: National 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 2012

National 2014

Only a quick thread to see if I've missed it atall but has the venue/area been announced for where the next national is? Only as I may have missed it being mentioned.

If it hasn't been mentioned where its at ill just sit quietly :D
by basil imp
Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Back on the road!
Replies: 20
Views: 4946

Re: Back on the road!

Lovely looking car there :)
by basil imp
Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Dom's Subeam Stiletto Resto!
Replies: 504
Views: 125343

Re: Dom's Subeam Stiletto Resto (Head gasket...)

I used to use mind everyday and loved it - difference is by the sounds of it mine was rot free and never really wanted for anything. 10,000 miles 18 months and it broke down once (rotoflex bolt broke 1 mile from home) So once the rot has gone and you've got a reliable set up you'll be laughing :D (h...
by basil imp
Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:54 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Imp based Special build log
Replies: 47
Views: 15101

Re: Imp based Special build log

They sound awful :shock: I'm glad your sticking with the idea of CC power, it's a great project and be good to see it done :D
by basil imp
Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Amy's Chamois Coupe
Replies: 105
Views: 38596

Re: Amy's Chamois Coupe

Personally I'd be inclined to keep them for the looks, however most people would never think twice about them

Great work!
by basil imp
Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois
Replies: 1114
Views: 514697

Re: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois

:D good to see you getting back onto the imp Paul :D
by basil imp
Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: '68 Super Imp - Zombie Odie!
Replies: 721
Views: 226166

Re: '68 Super Imp - Odie - :D

OUCH , New gearbox required or am I looking at the photo wrong . Doesnt look good whatever the picture is It's a cracked rotoflex :) Now youve said it i can see it :shock: , im half asleep and saw a busted plug on on the box :lol: I only know it as I thought the same before I read it was a rotoflex...
by basil imp
Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: '68 Super Imp - Zombie Odie!
Replies: 721
Views: 226166

Re: '68 Super Imp - Odie - :D

Noddy wrote:OUCH , New gearbox required or am I looking at the photo wrong .
Doesnt look good whatever the picture is
It's a cracked rotoflex :)
by basil imp
Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:38 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75209

Re: libby the deluxe

Wow looks great! :)
by basil imp
Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 75 Imp. To the paintshop...
Replies: 89
Views: 39386

Re: 75 Imp. To the paintshop...

Looks like a remarkably good shell you have there (I was going to say you have a nice body there but someone would have made a joke :lol: )
by basil imp
Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220010

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) More bits and pieces

Noddy wrote:Theres not a lot of difference on the catches , maybe 3mm or so.
Which looking at the catch would be easier just to file your out :D
by basil imp
Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220010

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) More bits and pieces

What size difference are the early and later catches? May have one here on a good 1972 ish frame
by basil imp
Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: '68 Super Imp - Zombie Odie!
Replies: 721
Views: 226166

Re: '68 Super Imp - Odie - plans in place! :)

Woo :D odie will hit the road again soon :D
by basil imp
Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: '68 Super Imp - Zombie Odie!
Replies: 721
Views: 226166

Re: '68 Super Imp - Odie - plans in place! :)

Well how'd it go? :D
by basil imp
Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: '68 Super Imp - Zombie Odie!
Replies: 721
Views: 226166

Re: '68 Super Imp - Odie - plans in place! :)

Best of luck for the weekend. Sure it'll be nice and easy.... However with your experience of wrecking gearbox's I don't hold much hope for you to not to break this one! (Btw just incase you didn't guess who I was before I'm Tom from Facebook - quite lucky as I only only go on there months apart and...
by basil imp
Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: as new rear window
Replies: 3
Views: 1454

Re: as new rear window

Think everyone who knows what they would cost to fix a rotten one has a spare kept somewhere .... I know I do ;)
by basil imp
Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1973 Imp Deluxe
Replies: 24
Views: 7524

Re: 1973 Imp Deluxe

13in aren't necessarily 'better' - its just easier to buy high performance tyres for them. 5.5in wide is spot on IMHO and if you are running 13in rims, the size to go for is 185/60x13 as this gets you very close to the original rolling radius and there are lots of quality options out there (Yokoham...
by basil imp
Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75209

Re: libby the deluxe

yes its polycarbide wheel not fibreglass wheel (dementia getting the better of me) thanks basil imp for the correction. sorry im for the confusion. thanks dave for the tip on changing the thread title. should be done now cheers chris d It's cool :D there really good arnt they? I find though Dont go...
by basil imp
Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75209

Re: LBW 514N hillman imp deluxe

ImpManiac wrote:Chris, let me know how you want the title to read (on here or via PM) and I'll change the title of the first post for you. I think that should do it. :wink:

Thanks for the information on the discs. I'll keep an eye out. :)

IM 8)
I think they may be similar to polycarbide discs?
by basil imp
Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1976 Hillman Imp Super Resto
Replies: 10
Views: 3152

Re: 1976 Hillman Imp Super Resto

Is it tangerine metallic or something like that? Lovely colour either way
by basil imp
Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75209

Re: LBW 514N hillman imp deluxe

Those suction fed blasters take a while Dont they? Started doing a set of wheels once, think I ended up eating most of the grit :lol:
by basil imp
Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75209

Re: LBW 514N hillman imp deluxe

kilty wrote:Well like I said I have the kit, I might end up blasting tattie peelings out of it in the end mate. :wink:
I've used mine with blasting media they work well (just need a tungsten carbide tip)
by basil imp
Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75209

Re: LBW 514N hillman imp deluxe

Those soda blasting kits seem hideously slow. There's a video somewhere of them blasting a Jensen and it took ages. I find I'm better off using aluminium silicate, strips quickly, removes rust (soda doesn't 100%) and reusable (soda turns to dust)
by basil imp
Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Recommended Non Imp Traders
Topic: Media Blasting near Bristol
Replies: 10
Views: 6594

Re: Media Blasting near Bristol

Blast strip in bamwell :D that's who did my g15 got there number somewhere, it's on knightcott industrial estate
by basil imp
Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: UHS 686G - 4 Headlight Chammy Coupe
Replies: 109
Views: 31700

Re: UHS 686G - 4 Headlight Chammy Coupe

Looks fantastic :D
by basil imp
Mon May 27, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Ginetta G15 SC and imp stories
Replies: 352
Views: 124233

Re: Ginetta, G15 Turdbo

well i think theyre std pistons, with the turbo head fitted I had higher/even comp ratio.... anyone got a picture of std 930 pistons so i can confirm? Not standard they have a machined dish in them? Standard 930's are flat top with cutouts for valves. Yours appear modified and could possibly be ano...
by basil imp
Wed May 01, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 75 Imp. To the paintshop...
Replies: 89
Views: 39386

Re: 75 Imp. To the paintshop...

Did you see the Datsun in there drew? Or more to the point did you here it. Triple webers :D the 356 is pretty nice to.

Look forward to seeing it. Unfortunatly I haven't got a spare Bootlid though :( pretty sure someone else will in the local area though