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by thowman
Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK, NPN & LYH) - New kid on the block
Replies: 1237
Views: 389179

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

Good to see LNK making progress. However, you should have brought a Merc!

Will be over weekend after next for nearly a week. Will try to catch up with you then.
by thowman
Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:35 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: An Argentinian Sunbeam Chamois
Replies: 39
Views: 16773

Re: An Argentinian Sunbeam Chamois

Importing anything into Argentina is a complex process not helped by the bureaucracy. A friend of mine who fought with 3 Para in the disputed islands and subsequently wrote a book about his and his colleagues experiences gave up sending copies to Argentina as they rarely arrived, tracking or no trac...
by thowman
Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: An Argentinian Sunbeam Chamois
Replies: 39
Views: 16773

Re: An Argentinian Sunbeam Chamois

Hi Nick, my mate in Uruguay is in the facebook group. He posts things on there occasionally. He is restoring one to stock and another with a custom conversion. Roy, I have a friend here near Budapest, also in the imp facebook group, who has about five imps. He recently bought the mk1 that was for sa...
by thowman
Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: An Argentinian Sunbeam Chamois
Replies: 39
Views: 16773

Re: An Argentinian Sunbeam Chamois

A mate of mine in Montevideo has several Imps. They were assembled locally from CKD kits.
by thowman
Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:40 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK, NPN & LYH) - New kid on the block
Replies: 1237
Views: 389179

Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK & LYH) - LNK MoT Test Friday!

Can't believe you sold the Passat! Hope LNK doesn't need any welding in the wheel arches this year! Nice 320i Touring with very low miles for a '95, MoT until May 2015 all for £450 - couldn't say no really. The repairs you did seem OK still, as do the ones Rich did a couple of years back. It's the ...
by thowman
Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK, NPN & LYH) - New kid on the block
Replies: 1237
Views: 389179

Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK & LYH) - LNK MoT Test Friday!

Can't believe you sold the Passat! Hope LNK doesn't need any welding in the wheel arches this year!
by thowman
Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: UHS 686G - 4 Headlight Chammy Coupe
Replies: 109
Views: 31683

Re: UHS 686G - 4 Headlight Chammy Coupe

I have to agree with Grahame on this one. Looks far better standard - but you probably already know this :D
by thowman
Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois
Replies: 1114
Views: 514469

Re: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois

You want to get some altrans. Great stuff for taking off surface rust.

http://www.debskincare.co.uk/janitol-al ... litre.html

I might have a few litres I want rid of.....
by thowman
Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Wicked Welsh Newbies..UPDATE
Replies: 93
Views: 34750

Re: Wicked Welsh Newbies..UPDATE

Hi Neil

I should be attending again this year. I won't be needing a hook up, and will be using the trip as a tester for my hopefully-by-then-completed Super Minx. Not sure if I will be towing my trailer tent, or roughing it in a normal tent.

Cheers

Andy
by thowman
Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silverstone classic?
Replies: 5
Views: 3220

Silverstone classic?

Any imps in this event, and if yes - which day?
by thowman
Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Anyone spot the coke bottle last week on the bay or the M5?
Replies: 17
Views: 3885

Re: Anyone spot the coke bottle last week on the bay or the

kilty wrote:Cool! On the Coke Bottle subject, I bought this to keep the Imp company.
Lovely Drew. Much nicer than a more common classic.
by thowman
Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: '68 Super Imp - Zombie Odie!
Replies: 721
Views: 226020

Re: '68 Super Imp - Odie - Frustration & heartache :(

bazzateer wrote:
impmann wrote:You are only sore that Vick doesn't have a sister... :wink: :lol:
Guilty as charged M'lud, it's a fair cop, society is to blame! :lol:
I can think of someone else he wouldn't mind having a sister, eh Baz :wink:
by thowman
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1301423

Re: Noddys Natterings , Just a few pics

bazzateer wrote:He's actually one of the nicest people I've ever met, even nicer than me! :D
I can second that, he is a very nice chap and has a 3d scanner, and a very nice Commer
by thowman
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK, NPN & LYH) - New kid on the block
Replies: 1237
Views: 389179

Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK & LYH) - SPOT THE ROT!

Noddy wrote:One less rust hole then Baz , just keep going and eventually it will be finished :)
Just like the fourth bridge. In 10 years time he'll be patching the patches I put on the previous patches, unless he has a darstardly plan.
by thowman
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK, NPN & LYH) - New kid on the block
Replies: 1237
Views: 389179

Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK & LYH) - SPOT THE ROT!

And trying to weld to kitkat wrappers ain't easy either!!! I've had plenty of practice recently, mainly on a Sunbeam Alpine and several very rusty Mustangs...... :D and of course LNK - not the pretiest repair I have done, and the door plate is now an integral part of the car - but it should get it ...
by thowman
Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK, NPN & LYH) - New kid on the block
Replies: 1237
Views: 389179

Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK & LYH) - SPOT THE ROT!

Actuarius Impetus wrote:Ouch!! Glad now my welding torch was broken!! :o
And there was me thinking it would be a quick job on a cold day. Patching patches is always fun. No wonder it was a bit chilly on the the passenger side of LNK. Not anymore!
by thowman
Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Singer Chamois found in Spain
Replies: 106
Views: 33529

Re: Singer Chamois found in Spain

Very few people know of these cars in Spain. Mine has been maintained using whatever parts they could adapt to fit it. Indeed. I lived in Spain with my imp for a year around 1996, during which time we spent time in Madrid, San Sebastián and Mallorca. The car always had a lot of attention, and leavi...
by thowman
Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK, NPN & LYH) - New kid on the block
Replies: 1237
Views: 389179

Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK & LYH) - GIMME A BRAKE

If the piston has in any way been pushed out, there would usually be signs of fluid loss.
by thowman
Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK, NPN & LYH) - New kid on the block
Replies: 1237
Views: 389179

Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK & LYH) - GIMME A BRAKE

Don't forget someone just up the a41 (hemel)who keeps stocks of all these parts, if he can find them. :D

I would check the wheel cylinder? Is it the same in both sides, or is it just one side you cannot get the drum on?

Right, time to go to a classic car show here in Budapest! :o
by thowman
Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK, NPN & LYH) - New kid on the block
Replies: 1237
Views: 389179

Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK & LYH) - NEW ENGINE RUNNING!

bazzateer wrote:Best bits were getting the engine to mate with the box at first attempt (on my own) and the engine firing first time (once I'd remembered to connect the leccy ign! :oops: ).
And of course not forgetting to disconnect the clutch hose when removing the old engine! :lol:
by thowman
Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto JEY 464G Resto Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 9002

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto JEY 464G Resto Thread

GURNSIMPS wrote:Very nice,what make of body roller is that?
It's one of these

http://www.cjautos.org.uk/phdi/p1.nsf/s ... ent&part=2
by thowman
Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK, NPN & LYH) - New kid on the block
Replies: 1237
Views: 389179

Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK & LYH) - NEW ENGINE ALMOST READY

What I thought was a worn friction plate has been given the all-clear by someone I trust so it will be going back in shortly. Couldn't find my alignment tool so borrowed theirs, then got home and immediately found mine! :roll: Got to be at work at 7pm and a few things to do beforehand so will proba...
by thowman
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Where are they now
Topic: Nostalgia trip
Replies: 43
Views: 7065

Re: Nostalgia trip

bazzateer wrote:Great thread Tim, nice to see a shot of LNK in there too! :D
Yes, indeed, with my good self trying to hide behind him - and he had proper wheels on then.

My name seems to be cropping up rather a lot on this thread, and I have no recollection of receiving any engine from that blue imp???
by thowman
Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Where are they now
Topic: Nostalgia trip
Replies: 43
Views: 7065

Re: Nostalgia trip

I only owned a couple of them..... :)
by thowman
Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK, NPN & LYH) - New kid on the block
Replies: 1237
Views: 389179

Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK & LYH) - BAZEBO! & DOOR UNSTUCK !!!

If you need a temporary head, I have 3 or 4 sitting around doing not much. If you're getting oil burn on 2 and 3, it might be more than the head that's the problem though?!
by thowman
Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK, NPN & LYH) - New kid on the block
Replies: 1237
Views: 389179

Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK & LYH) - DOOR STUCK !!!

I've probably got a spare of what you need. You can come and get it when you come to remove your gearbox from my storage :)
by thowman
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: The Adventures of Chucky the Clown - GOING DUTCH!
Replies: 32
Views: 6583

Re: The Adventures of Chucky the Clown - GOING DUTCH!

So, Chucky, what did you do with Baz's phone?
by thowman
Tue May 01, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto JEY 464G Resto Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 9002

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto JEY 464G Resto Thread

bazzateer wrote:Thought I recognised that tilter, and the house!

Nice work Ollie! (The tilter now has another Stiletto on it :wink: )
No it hasn't, but it will have a Sunbeam Alpine Series 1 on it soon, once I weld on a new chassis rail. :lol:
by thowman
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK, NPN & LYH) - New kid on the block
Replies: 1237
Views: 389179

Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK & LYH) - ON THE RACK!

bazzateer wrote:Apparently he picked up the rubber overalls during his tour of Germany, quite popular attire there by all accounts ........................
Hmmm, I know all about the Germans and what they like to get up to - other than ignoring me at airports :wink:
by thowman
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK, NPN & LYH) - New kid on the block
Replies: 1237
Views: 389179

Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK & LYH) - ON THE RACK!

Yep! Fresh back from a 100 country World Tour with the Chucky the Clown Extravaganza, you probably saw all the advertising last year? His spot on the Jay Leno Show was hilarious! Anyway, here's a couple of pics of him helping me with the tracking, not sure he's done it right to be honest but the MO...
by thowman
Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK, NPN & LYH) - New kid on the block
Replies: 1237
Views: 389179

Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK & LYH) - ON THE RACK!

Couldn't you use one of the ends off the other rack?
by thowman
Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK, NPN & LYH) - New kid on the block
Replies: 1237
Views: 389179

Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK & LYH) - MOT FAILED!

What do you need blasted? If you do need to use it and I am not there, John know how it all goes together. Just make sure there's no glis glis lurking inside.
by thowman
Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK, NPN & LYH) - New kid on the block
Replies: 1237
Views: 389179

Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK & LYH) - MOT FAILED!

Got them bolts yet? Caliper holders look nice! :D
by thowman
Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Imp Resto project - sold to me!!
Replies: 27
Views: 7467

Re: Imp Resto project - sold to me!!

That front wing looks quite nice too! :D
by thowman
Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Imp Resto project - sold to me!!
Replies: 27
Views: 7467

Re: Imp Resto project - sold to me!!

That stiletto dash looks nice,Rich! I can think of a very good place to install it :)
by thowman
Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Possible new camping event for 2012. AKA The Cotswold Caper.
Replies: 39
Views: 6871

Re: Possible new camping event for 2012. AKA The Cotswold Ca

I know of a suitable site on the edge of the chilterns......
by thowman
Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: hillman imp swap ford v6 engine and box beetle
Replies: 9
Views: 6013

Re: hillman imp swap ford v6 engine and box beetle

good, thank you very much, if we have a problem, but solving is this doing , and the problem is the tripoide of box and cardan of car, then I put more photos Esto no tiene mucho sentido en el inglés. Si quieres repetirlo en español - lo traduciré. Just saying this doesn't make a lot of sense in Eng...
by thowman
Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: hillman imp swap ford v6 engine and box beetle
Replies: 9
Views: 6013

Re: hillman imp swap ford v6 engine and box beetle

gnatman wrote:Su proyecto se ve muy bien. Esperamos que terminarlo bien y no tienen problemas

Don
Bueno, hay otro que habla bien el español? :lol:
by thowman
Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK, NPN & LYH) - New kid on the block
Replies: 1237
Views: 389179

Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK & LYH) - MOT FAILED!

I'm getting worried about your sanity, Baz!
by thowman
Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2011
Replies: 235
Views: 33144

Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2011

I hope you didn't have the same AA man that recovered my Camper van from there in May. He was as mad as a box of frogs, turned up grumpy, and only some bacon sarnies improved his humour. He then took me all the way back to Buckinghamshire via the M42. Go figure?