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by cov_climax
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: 1960s 1970s IMP racer info required !
Replies: 25
Views: 2385

Re: 1960s 1970s IMP racer info required !

This one http://forum.theimpclub.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=3324&hilit=Rolling+road There was an article in impressions afterwards with names and outputs if memory serves Rolling road day was in the Cotswolds and I've a vague memory of Ed Newman having an ex-race 850 imp and he lived local to that a...
by cov_climax
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan JO JASON - New Mirror indicators
Replies: 150
Views: 28646

Re: Clan JO JASON - recent light changes

Hi Peter, hope you are well?

Putting the lights in the lid has the added advantage of fooling the rest of the population that your car is on its side - when you're roadside in the dark with engine lid up tweaking the beast. :D

Brian
by cov_climax
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 777
Views: 303810

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Put a piece of thick plastic, like a wide filler spreader, in the joint to act as a slide during fitting, it will act as a guide and protect the paint from damage, then pull it out once fitted. Another way is to gently spread the wings with length of timber and a wedge to gain clearance if needed. B...
by cov_climax
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 777
Views: 303810

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Hi Dan, I put lower skins on mine, at the time there was a great sheet metal man in our village with a well equipped workshop. I had him roll me some sheet to match the curve, but like Gary says- better do this with extra length of the panel as rolls will not curve the first and last 6" or so. Get t...
by cov_climax
Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 777
Views: 303810

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

If you do keep the slot, might be worth adding some tack,welds or blobs of seam sealer to stop the two skins panting against each other.

Brian
by cov_climax
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in primer
Replies: 1004
Views: 295789

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ...pipe bending and welding..

If you weld a plate, with a larger hole and matching slot, over the slotted hole, you can then use flange nuts or a washer that will fit through the hole in the new plate you just welded on, this will stop it pulling rearwards yet allow easier component removal.

Brian
by cov_climax
Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 777
Views: 303810

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Looking forward to this bit :D
by cov_climax
Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 77
Views: 13720

Re: My first ever car project - and I've chosen an Imp!

Gasket and O-rings will be holding it, give it a tap with a lump of wood on the engine mount lug, always works got me. Oil pump doesn't need to come off, but its easier now rather than chasing the timing cover around the bench later.

Brian
by cov_climax
Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:25 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 115293

Re: VAK To BMW or not to BMW now thats the question

Lotus-e-Clan wrote:No competition then. £120 wins in my book :lol:! Clan004
The Yorkshire vibe is rubbing off on you L-E-C :D
by cov_climax
Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5956
Views: 1291556

Re: Nods news - Out in the Winter sunshine

Ive never noticed before but it looks like you have different wheels on the front to the back, centre diameter?, or is it a photo illusion? Are the fronts to clear disc brake calipers maybe? Wheels are odd - theres more black on the fronts - it annoys me but i live with it ( for now ) Very noticeab...
by cov_climax
Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: OAW 133P Restoration
Replies: 79
Views: 25457

Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Try this guy, if memory serves he was/is an imper.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/The-Classic-Capsule
Brian
by cov_climax
Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 12 months' MOT, free sill, National booked!
Replies: 173
Views: 64381

Re: Dynamo to Denso?

Dave will confirm, but I thin IG is ignition live, and L is lamp, this has a 12v into lamp at dash and it creates the earth through the alternator. (Brown/yellow wire)

Do not connect anything to P

Brian
by cov_climax
Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 12 months' MOT, free sill, National booked!
Replies: 173
Views: 64381

Re: Dynamo to Denso?

The nut was loctite'd on mine, as Dave says either a windy gun or get it as hot as you dare with a heat gun to break it, put some sheet metal behind the pulley though, so you don't damage the electrical windings blowing hot air in through the ventilation slots. I cracked a good quality 6-sided 10mm ...
by cov_climax
Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 12 months' MOT, free sill, National booked!
Replies: 173
Views: 64381

Re: Dynamo to Denso?

No, bracket nearest pulls is a strange Y shape and locks into original recess, the other one is straight bar and picks up normal alternator mounting point and the one on the block/water pump 'arm' mounting point, it has a relief cut away for passing of radiator hose.

Brian
by cov_climax
Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: JRS 898F - MK1 Sunbeam Stiletto
Replies: 176
Views: 65739

Re: JRS 898F - MK1 Sunbeam Stiletto

Hi dan,

Yes they are handed, the lip on the outside hooks over drum supposedly to keep water out. The narrow part of the slot, for handbrake lever, faces rear of the car.

Keep up the good work.

Brian
by cov_climax
Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 12 months' MOT, free sill, National booked!
Replies: 173
Views: 64381

Re: Dynamo to Denso?

I use the same one, like you mention I found the smaller lug was better positioned pics below should help better than words. As for a pulley I made one as I didn't want to overspend the alternator due to higher rev range on tuned engine, basic offset of the pulley is the same as the steel one. Bigge...
by cov_climax
Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Giles' Mk1 Saloon 'BRU'
Replies: 87
Views: 28134

Re: Giles' Mk1 Saloon 'BRU'

Does anyone have any experience of cork rocker cover gaskets? Yes, they usually shrink in storage, don't fit, then leak after a very short while. Paper ones are available from the usual suppliers. So here's to a 50mpg filled summer of Imp motoring! Cheers, Giles Not with a 28/36, unless you've got ...
by cov_climax
Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The stanced '67 Imp Super - SOLID DRIVESHAFTS
Replies: 235
Views: 66728

Re: The stanced '67 Imp Super - SOLID DRIVESHAFTS

some nice engineering going on there, i had an idea whilst looking at this and will throw it out there for you to consider, if you could incorporate a rubber coupling between the alluminium adapter it would cushion any shock load to the box and would be kept running in a vertical plain, you would g...
by cov_climax
Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The stanced '67 Imp Super - SOLID DRIVESHAFTS
Replies: 235
Views: 66728

Re: The stanced '67 Imp Super - SOLID DRIVESHAFTS

Nice looking job there James, It'll be interesting to see how it stands up over time. Just check you have the yokes aligned, it looks like they are not in the picture, this will be pulsing the diff and could lead to faster wear than expected, at which point you'll suspect the lack of donuts. Is ther...
by cov_climax
Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in primer
Replies: 1004
Views: 295789

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ...a bit more done

I considered drilling the pedals when I was building my car, but acame to the same thinking as Colin R. Clutch pedal should be fine as forces are low, but brakes is very brave.

Brian
by cov_climax
Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VPL Rolling Road Day
Replies: 11
Views: 2978

Re: VPL Rolling Road Day

Some years back Eric Morrey took his hill climb imp to a mini specialist for rolling road session, this was before he turbo'd it. It might have been baldwins, but I' do recall the power figure being high for an imp engine of 998cc, Eric was sceptical on the numbers, but did take note it was better t...
by cov_climax
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: JRS 898F - MK1 Sunbeam Stiletto
Replies: 176
Views: 65739

Re: JRS 898F - MK1 Sunbeam Stiletto

Hi Dan, My harnesses are from the rear shelf, on the outside I drilled through the rear shock mount which is plenty strong enough, for the inner ones I just made a re-in forcing plate out of 3mm steel to the MSA specs, but you can buy plates these days With a captive nut as the kit car guys use them...
by cov_climax
Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 777
Views: 303810

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

A Point that is worth taking on board is that whilst the doors need to fit the aperture, and the sewage line etc all match up, you won't be able to finalise the hinge adjustment until the door has all the glass and fittings in it, the weight can significantly affect the alignment. Also the shell wil...
by cov_climax
Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5956
Views: 1291556

Re: Nods news. Prototype stainless Window prop .

Dave, another option on the pin retaining is to peen the end and rivet a head on for the period touch.

Nice work

Brian
by cov_climax
Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 777
Views: 303810

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

The bar with captive nuts goes in the scuttle to hold the steering column top bracket bracket. It has walked from one side to the other when you've rolled the car on the spit.

It can be refitted easy enough from inside the car on drivers side.

Brian
by cov_climax
Thu May 28, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK, NPN & LYH) - New kid on the block
Replies: 1237
Views: 387455

Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK & LYH) - Getting there!

It's not a 930.timing case as they didn't have the engine mounting.

What is it on top of the distributor drive housing area - is it tape? And is it obscuring the bolt hole you need?

Brian
by cov_climax
Thu May 28, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK, NPN & LYH) - New kid on the block
Replies: 1237
Views: 387455

Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK & LYH) - Getting there!

Something wrong there, water pump arm is a bolt hole too low or something, timing cover looks strange, does it have the upper bosses near the distributor mounting?

Image

Brian
by cov_climax
Sun May 24, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 777
Views: 303810

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

There isn't any mechanical join at that point, the wing has a return lip, and so does the scuttle, but they're not welded together just sealed, there was no access to spot weld them so the factory couldn't even if they wanted to. If you look at Colin's restoration (see link below) you can see the to...
by cov_climax
Sat May 16, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 33050

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

Very nice Darren, what's the extra metalwork around the rear seat pan for?

Also just spotted the blended out heater duct hose through the front bulkhead. I'm sure there's loads of other subtle touches, bet you can't wait to start fitting it up.

Brian
by cov_climax
Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: My First Imp (First Sprint this Year!)
Replies: 457
Views: 158775

Re: My First Imp (Weston Park Show!)

No way.....
Image

Sha-wing


Guess that's just showing my age though
though...
by cov_climax
Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:19 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: My First Imp (First Sprint this Year!)
Replies: 457
Views: 158775

Re: My First Imp (Ready for the NEC!)

Best way is to aim for around 50kg to 80kg nose weight or whatever your car/ tow bar is rated at. To do this start with the trailer off the car, then set the tow hitch to the same height as the tow car with the jockey wheel on some bathroom scales then load the car onto the trailer, adjust the posit...
by cov_climax
Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: BHP 789K super imp - the answer stares me in the face
Replies: 135
Views: 78094

Re: BHP 789K super imp - the answer stares me in the face

Mine has been on the car over three years, see the previous page. It works quite well, though mine puts the oil heat into the hot water side, I notice the race guys put the oil heat into the cold side if the cooling system, i.e. the water passes through the heat exchanger before entering the block B...
by cov_climax
Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: BHP 789K super imp - the answer stares me in the face
Replies: 135
Views: 78094

Re: BHP 789K super imp - the answer stares me in the face

If you intend to rebuild it then think automotive do the seals and gaskets.

Brian
by cov_climax
Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: update on my 1965 Imp Deluxe.
Replies: 141
Views: 53783

Re: update on my 1965 Imp Deluxe.

You can get them from lots of places, they are a old design from the likes of lucas, girling etc. rally design or comp brake sell them reasonably priced. As you mention, the push rod and clevis are different on the imp, but you just whip out the circlip and swap the imp one into the new cylinder. Br...
by cov_climax
Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 777
Views: 303810

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

It's a shame when someone got to it before you and whilst at it did a cover up or half baked repair, however sometimes it gives you confidence that ones own work isn't so bad. I often have to take a step back and think well it can't look any worse that what is there to start with. Based on your work...
by cov_climax
Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Coventry Motorfest 2015 May 30th and 31st.
Replies: 24
Views: 9543

Re: Coventry Motorfest 2015 May 30th and 31st.

Looks like a good event, I missed last years but people said it was really good. Am I right in thinking there is no pre-booking for paces, just turn up, sounds good but if you want to get an imp group together as a display you'd need to assemble somewhere away from the city and arrive together from ...
by cov_climax
Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: head oil drain
Replies: 3
Views: 2381

Re: head oil drain

Yes, some peopl have put it into the sump, but if you've got to remove the sump anyway why not drill and tap the boss on the block whilst it is in the car to take the usual drain? It has been done dozens of times that I have heard about, never done it myself, but know of at least two people directly...
by cov_climax
Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5956
Views: 1291556

Re: Nods news. Tiny update , stickerage adding

The Nun wrote:Ive got a few to reapply too, makes all the difference.
Have you had them a while? I thought they had nearly all ran out :-)
by cov_climax
Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9527
Views: 1165760

Re: A Californinan drying out in South Africa

A friend had two new quarters on a 2004 BMW 3-series last year, work done at a main dealer under warranty, they removed the old panel apart from a small overlap ( could be as little as 20mm or so) and bonded the new panels on. They don't like welding as it often gives corrosion issues at a later tim...
by cov_climax
Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 76' caledonian, tinkering!
Replies: 124
Views: 50460

Re: 76' caledonian, tinkering!

James,

Nice little article, http://www.motorpunk.co.uk/out-and-abou ... -progress/

Who's is the white coupe?

Brian