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by eebiegeebie
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9846
Views: 1261408

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

If the bell housing just came off and easily went back on again, without touching the screwed sleeves, then maybe the pre-load was already lost? Sounds like it needs the pre-load and CWP backlash setting up properly. I would certainly ask DW for an expert opinion on that.
by eebiegeebie
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: 2019 Events information
Topic: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2019 ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 65
Views: 9333

Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2019 ANNOUNCEMENT

Another great WWW, and our thanks again to all those who helped organise everything. :D
by eebiegeebie
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9846
Views: 1261408

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I've looked on the various other forum sections and I can see loads of threads from you. If I click on your name, then "Search user's posts", all sorts of things come up, including threads other than this one. It doesn't look like anything is being hidden?? Try this link, which essentially searches ...
by eebiegeebie
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9846
Views: 1261408

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

African Imp wrote: All my posts are now hidden
Hidden in what way Roy? I can see them.
by eebiegeebie
Thu May 30, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: 2019 Events information
Topic: Irish Experience 4
Replies: 5
Views: 1296

Re: Irish Experience 4

A big thanks from us too. We just got home today after spending a whole week over in Ireland. Really enjoyed it!
by eebiegeebie
Tue May 07, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: 2019 Events information
Topic: Drive It Day
Replies: 10
Views: 1731

Re: Drive It Day

So, no area centre runs this year then? The last two runs I organised for our Area Centre (Sheffield and North Notts) resulted in a zero turnout from our own members. We had a few Imps from the neighbouring Barnsley AC, and one from Derby the first time, but that was it. So I haven't bothered since...
by eebiegeebie
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9846
Views: 1261408

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Just 2 seems not enough if they are the same size as the original back plate bolts, which did have 3 retaining it. The Valentine kit does use only two of the original bolt holes on the stub axle, but they must be enlarged to take 10mm high tensile bolts, to match the two Ford bolts that anchor the ...
by eebiegeebie
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1342200

Re: Nods news , No go

Is that first reading of 12.7v after the battery has "rested", e.g. overnight, or is that what you get immediately after running the engine? If the former, then it looks normal, but if it quickly drops to that after having 14.4v on it, then that wouldn't be good as it should take many hours to drop ...
by eebiegeebie
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Circuit racing
Topic: HSCC 2018 - Another Imp Champion
Replies: 7
Views: 2338

Re: HSCC 2018 - Another Imp Champion

Yes, congratulations to Adrian and well done to Steve and Stuart. A great result!
by eebiegeebie
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9846
Views: 1261408

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Roy, from a quick Google search, it looks like the main problem with modern OAT type coolants is not with paper, but with silicone compounds used in gaskets, hoses and sealants. Also in some cases the alloys used in solder (e.g. on copper cored radiators) and perhaps even graphite, which might affec...
by eebiegeebie
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9846
Views: 1261408

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I'm not absolutely sure Roy, but I -think- the problem with modern OAT type coolants is that they gradually destroy paper and other older gasket materials. On the Imp, you have the thermostat housing, water pump shells, block to inlet hose fitting, etc. to consider.
by eebiegeebie
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: 2018 Events information
Topic: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.
Replies: 65
Views: 27294

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

I would like to thank all the organisers, helpers and traders. This was a great National and we really enjoyed it. Nice and relaxed with superb company and a great atmosphere. Well done!
by eebiegeebie
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9846
Views: 1261408

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

According to the Caltex data sheet, " Extended Life Coolant is based on extended-life organic acid Carboxylate Technology ". So it sounds like a modern OAT type coolant. As far as I know, these shouldn't be used in old engines because the acid part eats away at certain gasket materials (including pa...
by eebiegeebie
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: WTG950H, a 1969 Californian.
Replies: 164
Views: 71225

Re: WTG950H, a 1969 Californian.

Sorry to hear about your problems Lars. I hope you get well soon.
by eebiegeebie
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Rather boring update .
Replies: 534
Views: 113494

Re: The Vusky. Engine in -clutch getting worst

Okay, it sounds bad enough that high spots on the lining are unlikely to be the culprit. Here's another suggestion then. I once fitted a clutch that was okay to start with, but developed a worsening clutch judder. It was caused by oil from the spigot bush being spread out across the flywheel face by...
by eebiegeebie
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Rather boring update .
Replies: 534
Views: 113494

Re: The Vusky. Engine in -clutch getting worst

Dave, I still think you need to let things bed in more, before coming to any conclusions. If there is a combination of a high spot on the lining, along with slightly uneven pressure from the clutch cover, you will get a cyclic variation in grip as the drive is taken up. That would be especially noti...
by eebiegeebie
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Rather boring update .
Replies: 534
Views: 113494

Re: The Vusky. Engine in - failed- judder has moved

With all those new bits, I'd let everything bed in for a while before passing judgement. Hopefully it will be fine!
by eebiegeebie
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Rather boring update .
Replies: 534
Views: 113494

Re: The Vusky. Engine out , A kind of plan.,

Dave, sorry if you already know this, but it's worth using a thread sealer (e.g. Loctite) on the flywheel bolts. The holes in the crank are not blind and go right through to the oily side, and it has been known for oil to weep past the bolts. Incidentally, I've had a flywheel that had high spots. It...
by eebiegeebie
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: 2017 Events information
Topic: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.
Replies: 76
Views: 75230

Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

I'd like to echo what Graham has said there and add our thanks to the organising team and to everyone else for being such good company! :D
by eebiegeebie
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Picture retrieval
Replies: 15
Views: 3923

Re: Picture retrieval

circumvention of another organizations policies, user terms or otherwise is bad form, placing it as a sticky or user guide on how to get round another organizations terms and policies (regardless of how ethical their practices are users DID agree to their terms of use) is simply a no-no. I was simp...
by eebiegeebie
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Picture retrieval
Replies: 15
Views: 3923

Re: Picture retrieval

The add-on is open source, for all to see, so any use of bogus accounts ought to be obvious. I've downloaded it from github and had a look at the code and can't see anything sinister in there? Ditto looking inside the Firefox XPI file itself. Just a simple script that tweaks the link used to retriev...
by eebiegeebie
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: 2017 Events information
Topic: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN
Replies: 61
Views: 52965

Re: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN

For those who don't look at Facebook, it has been reported that the B2086 Swattenden Lane, to the west of Benenden (i.e. west of Hole Park) is closed due to road works, replacing pipes. The following update was posted earlier by Malcolm Voss, I hope he doesn't mind me copying this here for the benef...
by eebiegeebie
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Circuit racing
Topic: Cadwell Wolds Trophy 18/06/17
Replies: 4
Views: 2244

Re: Cadwell Wolds Trophy 18/06/17

Great shots!

You can see Steve Platts' in-car footage from that race here.....
by eebiegeebie
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: 2017 Events information
Topic: NEC
Replies: 8
Views: 3276

Re: NEC

Well done guys, great job as usual!
by eebiegeebie
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: hscc 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 2148

Re: hscc 2017

by eebiegeebie
Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 67236

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

Congratulations Simon, a great result, especially after such a hectic rebuild. Well done! And thanks to all the other Imp racers too for providing us with such great entertainment through the season.
by eebiegeebie
Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1967 Singer Chamois Mk2
Replies: 37
Views: 13189

Re: 1967 Singer Chamois Mk2

Mike, I'm thinking 60mpg is unusual. I wonder if that single Stromberg is running a bit lean? Compared to some cars, Imps will run surprisingly well on lean mixtures, but it won't be good for the valves as the combustion temps will be higher than they should be. My Imp has too many modifications to ...
by eebiegeebie
Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: 2016 Events information
Topic: Wicked Welsh 2016
Replies: 91
Views: 42637

Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Yep, another great WWW. We really enjoyed it. Many thanks to everyone involved in the organisation! :D
by eebiegeebie
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1967 Singer Chamois Mk2
Replies: 37
Views: 13189

Re: 1967 Singer Chamois Mk2

Mike, great to see both you and the car at the meeting(s) last night, and welcome to the Imp Club!
by eebiegeebie
Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1342200

Re: Nods news , Done some stuff

Dave ' Linwood ' Lane wrote:i went to my local hydralic place with a tank adaptor and said i wanted a banjo type with this thread...
Okay, thanks Dave, I'll do the same and see what they've got. It does look like a neat solution.
by eebiegeebie
Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1342200

Re: Nods news , Done some stuff

Can you give some more details re the banjo fitting Dave? I'm pondering ways to fit an electric fuel pump up front so this is interesting to me.
by eebiegeebie
Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9846
Views: 1261408

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Question, what is the difference if I post a picture from my own PC and as a fully reduced image, or using PB which is still an image, we still end up with image space being used??? If you upload/attach a picture directly to the forum (even one reduced in size), the picture is stored on the Imp Clu...
by eebiegeebie
Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9846
Views: 1261408

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

the imp club is not run 'for the love and longevity of the imp' .... but only for the money The Imp Club is run entirely by unpaid volunteers who are Imp enthusiasts. Membership fees cover costs, and that's it. End of. As for the forum, sadly the Imp Club does not have either the finances or IT res...
by eebiegeebie
Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 67236

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

Well done Simon, a great result!
by eebiegeebie
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: 2016 Events information
Topic: NEC MARCH
Replies: 33
Views: 10031

Re: NEC MARCH

The discount code is on the Practical Classics advert for the NEC event, in the mag's centre page green section, after for sale and wanted.
by eebiegeebie
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: 2015 Events information
Topic: National 2015 Darlington
Replies: 140
Views: 53961

Re: National 2015 Darlington

I'd also like to add our sincere thanks to the organising team. We thought it was a great National and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Well done!
by eebiegeebie
Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: stella the stiletto
Replies: 420
Views: 115661

Re: stella the stiletto

Chris, the BPR7ES might be a wee bit "hard" for normal road use and could be prone to fouling? Also the R means it is a resistor-type plug. It might be worth trying a set of normal BP6ES plugs and see if that helps?
by eebiegeebie
Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: 2014 Events information
Topic: Yorkshire End of Season Run
Replies: 9
Views: 4088

Re: Yorkshire End of Season Run

It was a really good run and a great day out. Many thanks to Dave Cull and the others involved in organising things. :D
by eebiegeebie
Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: hscc 2014
Replies: 141
Views: 68350

Re: hscc 2014

Many thanks to all the Imp racers for providing some great entertainment throughout the year. Looking forward to next year already! :D

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