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by long_gone_John
Sun May 20, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Where are they now
Topic: LONG GONE JOHN - FOUND ?
Replies: 236
Views: 37486

Re: LONG GONE JOHN - FOUND ?

Has LGJ given in and splashed out on another classic car? http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x46/imp5/lgj.jpg Non moar Klassic than this Q-ship m8 8) https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4346/36883181351_423f1e19d2_c.jpg Lived in Chester, the Wirral, all its life so it has less rust than some.... LGJ
by long_gone_John
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1342532

Re: Nods news , Singers 53 years old this week

No IMPs now, of course, but still avoiding the dreaded CATs!! 26 YO, on Dec 06 2017 & on Carb! https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4538/37672310414_e4b1218f62_c.jpg .... still miss the old girl.... https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4262/35023149083_b26e4ab40f_c.jpg Happy Christmas, to everyone :P LGJ
by long_gone_John
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Where are they now
Topic: from Autoshite....
Replies: 0
Views: 3132

from Autoshite....

Being given the Metal Glue ATM....

Image
LAH 381E

..... this one of 'ours'?

LGJ
by long_gone_John
Sun May 21, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 313139

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

I bought/drove my IMPs when the breakers had a couple, languishing in the 'fragg' aisle.... Never troubled me to pick up a part from any other make/marque that was 'suitable for duty' & and whangg it on :wink: Never troubled me to think I would get a 'Oh... no, no, no!' reprimand from the 'Linwood P...
by long_gone_John
Sun May 21, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 313139

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Imp005

GGR640N was gr hpp green....

I thought it looked quite nice :wink:

LGJ
by long_gone_John
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: GER398E - Gerri: She's moving, again!
Replies: 1348
Views: 226381

Re: GER398E - Gerri: She's moving, again!

?... Where is Gerri?? or owner..

LGJ
by long_gone_John
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mr Hankey - A 1973 Hillman Imp Super (yes he's brown!!)
Replies: 29
Views: 11176

Re: Mr Hankey - A 1973 Hillman Imp Super (yes he's brown!!)

Quick Winter update on Mr. H. Peter it's definitely the code for Tango, might be the photos the paint is really bad though. Today we went for a 18 mile blast it was a emergency journey to fetch parts for my modern but it was a nice little ride out anyway. Got harassed by a random person who ran in ...
by long_gone_John
Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Beige Imp sort of restoration
Replies: 29
Views: 9589

Re: Beige Imp sort of restoration

Oooff! The 'selfie of Doom', eh?

Image

If it aint Linwood, it aint Kosher...... :lol:

LGJ
by long_gone_John
Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Beige Imp sort of restoration
Replies: 29
Views: 9589

Re: Beige Imp sort of restoration

I wouldn't roll in anything that didn't look as 'fixed up' as yours M8...

Mine were always WIP :wink:


LGJ
by long_gone_John
Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Davrian MEY 882J
Replies: 19
Views: 5220

Re: Davrian MEY 882J

:lol: "quote of the year" folks.....

LGJ
by long_gone_John
Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Where are they now
Topic: GAK202E 1967 SINGER CHAMOIS
Replies: 3
Views: 1346

Re: GAK202E 1967 SINGER CHAMOIS

A final journey to..........................

Most original suggestion may* win a prize :idea:


LGJ
by long_gone_John
Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Imp with Rover VVC power
Replies: 120
Views: 33845

Re: Imp with Rover VVC power

bazzateer wrote:Probably thinking of 'love handles'.
..... Ha!

LGJ
by long_gone_John
Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Beige Imp sort of restoration
Replies: 29
Views: 9589

Re: Beige Imp sort of restoration

I ran a MiNi SU on an elbow, 90deg, with a banana '28/36' inlet....

100% reliable 4 me :lol:

LGJ
by long_gone_John
Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: My chamois
Replies: 3
Views: 1428

Re: My chamois

Theres always the first time [for yourself].

Ya KannaWhakkemm 247 :wink:


LGJ
by long_gone_John
Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Beige Imp sort of restoration
Replies: 29
Views: 9589

Re: Beige Imp sort of restoration

... you see I post on here too. [Granada Box]

LGJ
by long_gone_John
Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Recommended Non Imp Traders
Topic: Where to get standard piston rings?
Replies: 11
Views: 7236

Re: Where to get standard piston rings?

I_A_T...

You'll fit right in on here :)


LGJ
by long_gone_John
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 171556

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

So what is the 'legality' of Cans (while in control of a motor vehicle)?

Bikers have there whole head in a bucket, I'll grant you that....


LGJ
by long_gone_John
Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 171556

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

Cooling system working fine, 90 when thrashed.... Shame the same cant be said for the lubrication system... I got sprayed with hot oil after my dodgy cam cover bolt popped out. Needs helicoiling and I can't borrow the stuff from work at such short notice. Cars tucked back up in the workshop for the...
by long_gone_John
Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 171556

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

yo! DB .... I once spent several desperate hours filing* a tubular ex manifold flange, to get it gas tight (on a one piece Talbot Motorsport gasket), so I could drive 884KOE to a meet, at Preston. NaDa .... heartbroken! * using a 14" Bastard .. :oops: .. these days, of course, you can get a handheld...
by long_gone_John
Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Singer Chamois CNA 476C
Replies: 118
Views: 31900

Re: Singer Chamois CNA 476C

:P .... Stick a BMW into it...........


LGJ
by long_gone_John
Tue May 05, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: My First Imp (First Sprint this Year!)
Replies: 457
Views: 164667

Re: My First Imp (First Time in Anger!)

The Nun wrote:The Melbourne Loop was where the first IMP NATIONAL was held, a very long time ago now. :D :?
hmmm... Was I there??

LGJ
by long_gone_John
Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 23780

Re: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

Noddy wrote:MK1s never had underseal , only from MK2 on did the factory spray the goo everywhere
Yup... (×2) ;)

LGJ
by long_gone_John
Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Singer Chamois CNA 476C
Replies: 118
Views: 31900

Re: Singer Chamois CNA 476C

8) ... No one, BUT no one, can claim the 'IMPers T-Shirt' U N T I L >>>> they have 'de-mongged' a bogbrush :lol:

My Tshirt is pressed and in a drawer... somewhere!


LGJ
by long_gone_John
Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: 2015 Events information
Topic: National 2015 Darlington
Replies: 140
Views: 53985

Re: National 2015 Darlington

The Old Sod's Simply Exhibiting Regression.... more like ;)

LGJ
by long_gone_John
Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: 2015 Events information
Topic: National 2015 Darlington
Replies: 140
Views: 53985

Re: National 2015 Darlington

:lol: ... I cannot believe you drilled the hole for that clock, M8

Wochuu Dooinn?

LGJ
by long_gone_John
Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: FFG 549D Rally car
Replies: 660
Views: 193474

Re: FFG 549 D restoration

Its certainly going alright. 8) Thats how I used to come back from the shop so my chips didnt go cold. :wink: All lies .... you only live 10Mins from the chip shop.... :wink: I can't really decide if I get more of a bone over 'power on/howlllinnn revs' OR 'trannie wheee... power off' >> OK BOTH :tw...
by long_gone_John
Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1342532

Re: Nods news. Tiny update , Rear wheel centre making .

I noticed the other day on a new Rolls Royce Phantom I was looking at, the badges in the wheels centres are weighted and revolve so the badge stays the right way up as the wheel turns , I thought at the time thats almost as ingenious as Noddy ideas :wink: ... nearly every Bus & Eddie Stobart lorry ...
by long_gone_John
Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: 2015 Events information
Topic: National 2015 Darlington
Replies: 140
Views: 53985

Re: National 2015 Darlington

IMPs in DARLINGTON... for a National???

.. if I turn up - reversing onto the site - could I generate any interest in my '16V, RWD special' ? :lol:

Rest assured... I really drive it like an IMP 8)


LGJ
by long_gone_John
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: mk1 64 kawasaki zzr1100
Replies: 79
Views: 30522

Re: mk1 64 kawasaki zzr1100

.... and a Merry Christmas to YOU & Everyone else on here :)

LGJ
by long_gone_John
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1342532

Re: Noddys News 24, Start ya @*^$%)@!.

Andy G...

You need to stroke 'em right.... 8)

LGJ
by long_gone_John
Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois
Replies: 1114
Views: 521702

Re: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c128/ImpManiac/Chamois%20Racer/C979FC76-5CD4-40AC-805E-B0741E122DB2.jpg Around '85 I bought a mint N.O.S. door, in 'transit' brown, for a Mk1. I noticed a large 'patch' in the frame where the lock goes!! I could only assume.... as the later imp continued to be prod...
by long_gone_John
Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9862
Views: 1262099

Re: A Californinan drying out in South Africa

:lol: ...... yes M8

What you need to consider (UK salty winters, etc.) is that most in uk who had a minty orig shell would just spray it up, lovelly glossy TuPak, & just hang it from the living room ceiling.....

LGJ
by long_gone_John
Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 171556

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

:lol: ...Build, Break, Swear##... think, ReBuild!!

was it evva So..?

Great work

LGJ
by long_gone_John
Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:40 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 171556

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

W T G

LGJ
by long_gone_John
Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 171556

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

Think I need to use a bike rear brake master cylinder, but its lots of work. I'm moving much too much fluid with a very small movement of the current clutch cylinder for a very very small slave cylinder. So Its very hard to control accurately. One of many teething problems I expected on a home buil...
by long_gone_John
Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 12 months' MOT, free sill, National booked!
Replies: 173
Views: 65874

Re: NYD104F - Willow Green mk2 Imp. Now in Machynlleth!

:lol: .........

Why don't you lol

LGJ
by long_gone_John
Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 171556

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

:P .. Well Done, lad! Not only at sub £1k.. allowing for your own time on it, but also to show NOT every IMP 'with a huge hole in it' ends up fragged or parted out on Evilbayy.... generous credits all round... as I'm not likely to get to see it in the flesh just make sure we all have a 'new' Utoob o...
by long_gone_John
Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 171556

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

Can't really turn down 12 hours of double time :wink: Ha! my 'employer' was recently bought out by a BigBoy & now we are offered [through the 'staff consultative ctte.'] NOT being paid overtime @ flat until over 6 hours in any week have been accrued!!! :shock: :shock: SORRY>>>> forgot to mention ou...

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