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by capriman
Thu May 23, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

Very nearly finished and on display at Goodwood last weekend
by capriman
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

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Some real progress now, it's starting to look like a car again
by capriman
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in primer
Replies: 993
Views: 294879

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ...primed up..

Hi,

If you haven't sorted the back window rubber yet talk to Frank in Australia, he has made me a seal to suit my fixed rear window.

Cheers

Darren
by capriman
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

Morning All, A few more progress pics as things are moving forward quickly now. The five speed gearbox will be on its way soon as well so that should work well with the 1200cc engine. We have found someone to make the proper black glass as well now so its all coming together. Its going to miss the N...
by capriman
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

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by capriman
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

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by capriman
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

Hi, it’s actually a Vauxhall Corsa colour now, previously it was Mercedes sprinter van yellow, and before that ford signal yellow.

Originally the shell was wardance when it was new but been yellow a very long time.

It should soon have its black glass again as well

Cheers

Darren
by capriman
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

Cheers, after over 300 Imps I think this is definitely going to be the last one :D I wanted this car when I was 11 years old so I decided I would build a copy of it, but actually ended up with the real thing about 10 years ago. Its been a long build with plenty of heartache along the way but the end...
by capriman
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

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The new gauge design for the modified Stiletto dash, its coming together now.

And it might be getting a five speed gearbox as well :D
by capriman
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

Hi, Thanks for the compliment, the rear chassis legs have been reinforced and fully boxed in to allow the hangar to work properly, it is also tied into a support bar inside the back of the car but that link is not in place on those pictures. The back panel is now a single steel skin that bolts in pl...
by capriman
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

It has a heart!
by capriman
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

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It now rolls, suspension needs setting for ride height, castor and camber etc. but for the first time in a very long time its sat on its wheels again.
by capriman
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

New art work for the resin badges, should look good in chrome with black background and be quite subtle when fitted.

Cheers

Darren
by capriman
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Full English weekend. North Devon. June 22nd weekend
Replies: 70
Views: 32361

Re: Possible Full English weekend. North Devon

Hi, sounds interesting, we should be down in Devon for Powderham classic car show in July as well

Cheers

Darren
by capriman
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

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by capriman
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

Hi Tim, This is very definitely staying Imp engine, putting a bike engine would definitely have been cheaper but I wanted to try and stay true to the original Greetham Imp, just with a modern twist. Externally it will look very much like it always had with the yellow paint, black glass and oil coole...
by capriman
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

Hi Thanks for the kind words, I looked at a lot of wheels but in the end the Revolutions gave me the look I was after and the black and polished rim should compliment well with the black glass with the chrome surround. Hopefully all the tyres arrive this week so should have some pictures of it on it...
by capriman
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

Hi Peter, Over the years they had a lot of different wheels. the turbovec wheels were on Campbell's Imp which had the flared arches. A lot had 12" Astralis on which look really nice and I do have two sets of those. Mine had Cobra super slots at one stage before its rebuild in the early nineties wher...
by capriman
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

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Hi All,

A few more pictures of the new wheels, really happy with how they look
by capriman
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

Hi,

The calipers are Wilwood radial mount. It has the same calipers front and back and a hydraulic handbrake. There is also a BIAS pedal box courtesy of Mike Dent.

Cheers

Darren
by capriman
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

Hi, I never noticed it in the video, there are some pictures of it and a few comments about it in this months CAR magazine. There are a few more modifications to come including the dashboard which will be a modified smoothed stiletto dashboard with new gauges etc. My Consul Capri project is in the g...
by capriman
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

Hi,

It always had to have an Imp engine in it, it is a pretty special Imp engine though.

Can't wait to see what a 1200cc imp engine goes like although the plan is for it to live in the house when its done :D
by capriman
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

Hi James, hopefully next years national should see it finished or at least very nearly finished.

The radiator was made at Amber Racing but unfortunately they don't exist anymore

Cheers

Darren
by capriman
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

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Hi All,

A few pictures just to show the progression on the car.

Cheers

Darren
by capriman
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

Hi All, Not done many updates lately but things have been progressing. The seats are full carbon fibre from Motordrive, but tried to keep them looking a little period with the blue stripe and GE logo. The engine is the latest purchase and is a full race Rodwell motorsport 1200cc with Jenvey throttle...
by capriman
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

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by capriman
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: NEC classic car show 11th Nov
Replies: 19
Views: 9481

Re: NEC classic car show 11th Nov

Hi Mike,

I will be there on the Saturday, it would be good to finally meet and possibly pick those bits up.

Cheers

Darren
by capriman
Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: IMP re-paint in progress... ODV 91G
Replies: 47
Views: 12157

Re: IMP re-paint in progress... ODV 91G

Love the colour scheme suits the car really well.

Cheers

Daz
by capriman
Fri May 22, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

Hi My plan is to try and get a house so I can park the car in the house when its finished :D A few more pictures of the car. The bonnet vent is an improved version of the original, honestly I wasn't sure whether to included it but its turned out really well in the end. Under the bonnet we have the a...
by capriman
Fri May 22, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

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by capriman
Thu May 21, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

Hi,

I did have a deadline for the car but that passed a few years ago :D

I have started to clear a few of my other cars and parts now so I can focus on this a lot more but I need to make some improvements on the van ready for the national.

How is yours coming along?

Cheers

Darren
by capriman
Tue May 19, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

Hi All, Thanks for the comments, I will say that while my car is on face book i''m not :D Brian, Its been a long time getting to this point but I am more than happy with the results now. The back end is modified to take coilovers rather than the separate shocks and springs. Wishbones are going to be...
by capriman
Sat May 16, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

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by capriman
Sat May 16, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

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by capriman
Sat May 16, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

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by capriman
Sat May 16, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

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After years I was beginning to think this day would never come, but now its here it is full steam ahead :D
by capriman
Thu May 07, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Nottingham Car Festival
Replies: 2
Views: 1854

Re: Nottingham Car Festival

Hi,

I go to this one every year, its a show run by the local capri club.

The variety of cars and atmosphere is really good and I can recommend it.

Hoping to get there in the van this year or if the weather is really nice the Manta might get a run out.

Cheers

Darren
by capriman
Sun May 03, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 777
Views: 303385

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Hi,

Looking really good

Cheers

Darren
by capriman
Sun May 03, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32974

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

Hi Originally I was going to go for Ferrari yellow but then changed my mind as think the Vauxhall flaming yellow looked just that little bit more subtle. That is where subtle stops on this car though as the blacked out windows, straight cut gearbox and full race engine will be anything but subtle. T...