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by johnh875
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....insulating not isolating
Replies: 1103
Views: 310119

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....windscreen fitted

Looks good Col - not planning any large orders in the McDonald's drive thru I take it? :D
by johnh875
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1969 Sunbeam Imp Michael0008
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: 1969 Sunbeam Imp Michael0008

Welcome Michael, good to see another downunder Imper!

My first thought on the colour scheme was a reverse version of the Hartwell racing Imps, but not the same orange.
by johnh875
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118666

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Slapped together an engine box/trolley from some ply offcuts I had, which wasn't 100% ideal as the sides could have been 20mm longer but it still works. The base was only 5-ply but again I think it will do. You can see the screws holding the castors on, as I thought it was better space them wider fo...
by johnh875
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Doms nymph (on the road, see YouTube video)
Replies: 59
Views: 1546

Re: Doms nymph

Nice result Dom, and well done for having the young Impers meet too.
by johnh875
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118666

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

I was otherwise occupied on the weekend but found some castors I'll use on an engine box/stand (as per http://forum.theimpclub.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3606&p=328835), which I'll also change to use thinner ply and double it up for the top part - I plan to drill holes for the studs that hold the sum...
by johnh875
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Steve's Irish Clan
Replies: 14
Views: 1062

Re: Steve's Irish Clan

Thanks for the tip about checking the hubs when mounting discs!
by johnh875
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118666

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

This one came as part of a job lot of 4 cars from memory. When I was having a clear out just over a year ago, a club member did want it as a source of rust free tin for a coupe restoration; even though they are very rare in Australia I still didn't think it was a good idea to chop up a good shell (i...
by johnh875
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118666

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

From a week and a half ago now, brought the last Imp parts home - a bodyshell is a part right? As always I'm glad Imps are small and light - it was easy to lift the shell to get it on dollies to roll it to the trailer, easy to winch it on and even easy to winch it off (with a separate hand winch) us...
by johnh875
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....insulating not isolating
Replies: 1103
Views: 310119

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!

Looks great, I'll definitely refer back to this when I need to do a headlining.
by johnh875
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Imp with Rover VVC power
Replies: 120
Views: 33827

Re: Imp with Rover VVC power

Interesting to see the effect of the changes, and I like the alignment setup!
by johnh875
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Doms nymph (on the road, see YouTube video)
Replies: 59
Views: 1546

Re: Doms nymph

Very nice, thorough work Dom.

I've found the trick is to load the pictures in the reverse order you want them to appear in works for me.
by johnh875
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Rather boring update .
Replies: 534
Views: 113499

Re: The Vusky. Rather boring update .

"Still enjoying it" is probably the best sort of update!
by johnh875
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9853
Views: 1261645

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I check in several times a week, don't do FB!
by johnh875
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Wendy Wools Special Saloons & Modsports series 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 10350

Re: Wendy Wools Special Saloons & Modsports series 2018

Thanks guys, that's interesting. Our sports sedans category is broadly similar I think but has never been an historic category (some are working on establishing an historic class to get old cars back racing). There were new rules put in place a few years back to allow imported TransAm cars from the ...
by johnh875
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Wendy Wools Special Saloons & Modsports series 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 10350

Re: Wendy Wools Special Saloons & Modsports series 2018

I imagine that modern car engines must be allowed in other vehicles? Probably comparable then.
by johnh875
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....insulating not isolating
Replies: 1103
Views: 310119

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in primer

Sorry pal, thought you would end up have a go :oops: Don't want to be a pain but have a look again at the swage lines, hopefully it's just the photos, they look to be flaring out rather than narrowing as it heads to the front. :cry: Imp030 for encouragement :lol: Scott Good point. Maybe the 'indent...
by johnh875
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....insulating not isolating
Replies: 1103
Views: 310119

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in primer

Coming along nicely.
by johnh875
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118666

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

To follow up here's the other car, a GT, and since the last installment I've put cardboard under them to catch oil drips and emptied out parts that were transported inside the car (seats, bumpers, boot cardboard panels/covers). The GT has rust in most of the usual places but it's not that bad and se...
by johnh875
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....insulating not isolating
Replies: 1103
Views: 310119

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" .... Pop up paint booth..

Nice setup! Perhaps 4 in, 3 out might help the sucking-the-sides-in issue?
by johnh875
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118666

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Here's the 1966 Mk2 Imp, a genuine little old lady car I bought after her grandson did not want it. Apart from the scrape on the side, she was prompted to retire from driving after running into her gatepost one day... Other than the damage there is no rust so I've always thought it's worth fixing; I...
by johnh875
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118666

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Moved 2 more cars over the weekend, a Mk2 and a GT, plus engine blocks, gearboxes & other parts. Unloaded in the rain & it was dark by the time I finished, so I'll get a photo tonight. Plus pulled/tore a muscle which will restrict me for a bit but nothing serious.
by johnh875
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: 2019 Events information
Topic: National awards winners?
Replies: 33
Views: 3152

Re: National awards winners?

Good to read of the award winners, shame about the angst that has been caused in the mean time - it can be hard to convey tone in the written word; I doubt any serious personal criticism was intended here. For better or worse communication is a multi-channel affair these days; social media, website/...
by johnh875
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1342271

Re: Nods news , Two engine lid stays .

Nice work!
by johnh875
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9853
Views: 1261645

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I'll have to have a play with that too, the blue car in my photo from last weekend hasn't been driven in something like 20 years and the drivers window is quite stiff - seems to be freeing up a bit with use (wind down to steer when pushing the car, wind up to wash etc).
by johnh875
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118666

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

I mentioned recently the cylinder head size difference between an Imp and Ford Falcon 4.0 six. The cylinder spacing is the same as when the engine debuted in the first Falcon in 1959 as a 2.4L (144ci), however the cylinder head is longer to house the SOHC timing chain - it was originally OHV. The ne...
by johnh875
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118666

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

At least the accident didn't involve you or the car!
by johnh875
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Imp with Rover VVC power
Replies: 120
Views: 33827

Re: Imp with Rover VVC power

Well there are some larger parts removed too plus many other things that would definitely add up. One of the race cars out here I heard quoted as 620kg, still with glass windows, no fibreglass and some interior (seats, door trims)!
by johnh875
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Imp with Rover VVC power
Replies: 120
Views: 33827

Re: Imp with Rover VVC power

It must have been satisfying to find that rattling door latch!

Do you have any idea how much weight you have saved out of the car via the 'speed holes' etc? (apologies if this has been addressed in an earlier post)
by johnh875
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 122633

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

It can be a bother when hose fittings come off - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Apf_cW-WTf0 (V8 Supercars pit lane fire) Is your steady bar 2 piece adjustable and not a gas strut or similar that it looks like it might be? My race car has a similar thing although done much differently - a solid bar ...
by johnh875
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118666

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Washed 3 cars on Saturday - 2 of them Imps, first time they've had a tub in many years sitting in a shed & garage respectively. The blue car is example of why you can't trust photos (even slightly blurry ones) it is way less shiny than it looks! The stripes have cracked - not sure you could do this ...
by johnh875
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. New thrones....
Replies: 344
Views: 37274

Re: Datsun engined Imp. Leaky splines and flappy numbers...

Like racing yachts - pumped ballast! You would have a water tank, right?
by johnh875
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118666

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Probably just as well to buy a new seat post? As for jacks...
by johnh875
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. New thrones....
Replies: 344
Views: 37274

Re: Datsun engined Imp. Leaky splines and flappy numbers...

Nice update (as always). Looks like the tiny house thing has hit NZ too, and interesting set up with the slide-out.
by johnh875
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1342271

Re: Nods news , Playing with Alternators again.

I dare say it is fair to say that the alternator has much better efficiency than the old generator, and would take less power to drive even with the higher output?

Also the cut-in rpm would be for the alternator, so below idle speed for the engine when installed?
by johnh875
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Where are they now
Topic: Rootes Rally Imps
Replies: 13
Views: 2957

Re: Rootes Rally Imps

I don't know, nor the source of the car - the undamaged photo shows the front badge of a 'normal' Imp not the newly-released GT with its Chamois-style dummy grille. There were several Imps raced in period and I am not sure that any have survived or been documented. Back in those days cars were often...
by johnh875
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118666

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Would they have been optional on Singers then? I'm not sure any cars had vanity mirrors for the driver in the sixties. Comments about sorting out faces I will let through to the keeper! :D
by johnh875
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Where are they now
Topic: Rootes Rally Imps
Replies: 13
Views: 2957

Re: Rootes Rally Imps

Thanks to Mr Johnston for posting a new photo of his car that prompted me to do the search, and also jogged my memory with a bit more information that was provided by Robert Cain in South Australia; and article in Modern Motor magazine advising of Rosemary's visit to Australia for the launch of the ...
by johnh875
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118666

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

There you go, I never knew Imps ever had vanity mirrors! Mind you Singers are very thin on the ground out here.

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