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by yoeddynz
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in magnificent technicolour
Replies: 1019
Views: 298990

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in magnificent technicolour

Oooohhh it looks lovely!
by yoeddynz
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14277

Re: EHK 744G - 1969 Super

Your workshop is really looking good. Have you got a decent heater in there so to make it more inviting for winter evenings of old car tinkering :-)

So jealous at the condition of your imps floor. Very lucky indeed as its saved you a lot of work!
by yoeddynz
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: new addition
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: new addition

Ahhhhh - I'd spotted that on the bay of E. Is it pretty solid?
by yoeddynz
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

Re: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....

Imp001 :( :oops: :idea: I was looking for a poorly looking smilie but that's all I could find. This is actually the first time I have had to call out a trailer in NZ to get rescued in a classic. The last time I called the AA was for our Nissan Sentra, which funny enough (though not at the time..) ha...
by yoeddynz
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

Re: Datsun engined Imp. Now pondering fuel infection ideas....

Cheers Andy. Yeah I'm looking forward to having full scale fuel infection. All those little components that could let their smoke out at any time.. Makes for a grand adventure :-)
by yoeddynz
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

Re: Datsun engined Imp. Now pondering fuel infection ideas....

So Hannah and I took the Imp for a two day road trip. Part business and part holiday. On Friday we drove up to Lake Rotoiti, Nelson lakes national park. On the way we checked out some old classic cars a fella owns who wants me to do a load of bodywork on. The Imp drove really well. The sun was out a...
by yoeddynz
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

Re: Datsun engined Imp. Now pondering fuel infection ideas....

Sweet- cheers. Yeah I have even more room under the shelf further forwards so I'll move it there :-)
by yoeddynz
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

Re: Datsun engined Imp. Now pondering fuel infection ideas....

Thanks fellas for the kind words. I'm thinking of hiding the coil upside down under the parcel shelf, as I have with the single coil currently used. Hopefully that'll be fondue away enough. I'm looking forward to seeing the dizzy removed for an even cleaner looking engine. Looks like I've just score...
by yoeddynz
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

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

Well its been a while since I've updated this thread. Mid July was where I last posted up anything of worth. Little Imp got parked up in the corner of the workshop so leaving anough space for our neighbours to make use of the shed while we took off to England for a decent holiday. Hannah got to catc...
by yoeddynz
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in magnificent technicolour
Replies: 1019
Views: 298990

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" .... On the move...

It looks like a toy car in those last two pictures! It's the background I think. A toy car that's showing some of the die-cast metal.

Plus 1 for blowing air in. So long as you draw that air through a filter.
by yoeddynz
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14277

Re: EHK 744G - 1969 Super

Repeating what I've said earlier - you are a so lucky with the solid condition of your imp. That underside looks great and even the front wishbones look in to be in excellent condition. If you want to have the cars underside prepped to a suitable level where you can just use it then is be tempted to...
by yoeddynz
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Where are they now
Topic: Where's Hannahs little Imp now? 1975 Super GGL243N
Replies: 0
Views: 638

Where's Hannahs little Imp now? 1975 Super GGL243N

Help needed- I am trying to locate Hannah's old Imp- not to purchase but out of curiosity. Hannah bought it in 2002 for 400 quid. We knew nothing about them at all. I didn't even know what it was when Hannah first spotted it sitting in the yard at a blokes place my mate was buying a van from. We pic...
by yoeddynz
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Outstanding effort by Richard Murtha
Replies: 15
Views: 1259

Re: Outstanding effort by Richard Murtha

Good job Richard. I love hearing about great deeds like this between folk especially in this day and age. Heart warming :D

Alex.
by yoeddynz
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Imp with Rover VVC power
Replies: 116
Views: 31638

Re: Imp with Rover VVC power

Cheers for update. :D


That bitumen sheet is what is like to add to a couple of places to absorb buzz. Apart from an exhaust boom at 4000rpm most noise I note at 60mph is wind noise. Not much I can do about that.
by yoeddynz
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

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

So many awesome ideas. The power of a good forum :-)
by yoeddynz
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

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

I could add an adjustable counterweight that can be changed from the dash. Adjust it to suit the speed zoning one is driving in the most.
by yoeddynz
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

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

Cheers. We built slideouts on our housetruck. They make a huge difference to the feeling of space so it made sense to add one on this. I don't know why other tiny house builders don't do them. It's worth the extra effort and bit of weight.
by yoeddynz
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

Re: Datsun engined Imp. First roadtrip...

A transaxle output shaft seal leaking, in my experience, results in the oil running down the casing and dripping off the bottom of the box with the doughnut staying dry. You say you have sealed the spider to the spline but again in my experience that's where the transmission oil comes from if it di...
by yoeddynz
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

Re: Datsun engined Imp. First roadtrip...

Mine are the very late mk3 type. Certainly no welding obvious but what I thought was a very tight machine press fit.
by yoeddynz
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

Re: Datsun engined Imp. First roadtrip...

Wow. :( . So the pressed together ones can come apart?! I this common?
by yoeddynz
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

Re: Datsun engined Imp. First roadtrip...

I'll certainly check that again but i had cleaned the spider end thoroughly with brake cleaner and a tooth brush, let it dry in the sun. There is a slight cavity where the end of the axle doesn't quite sit flush with the outside face of the spider and this I filled with automotive silicone then let ...
by yoeddynz
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

Re: Datsun engined Imp. First roadtrip...

Both mine are used a lot , Singers tidy but hardly perfect , Vuskys an unpolished scanky workhorse - just the way i love it :D My Imp has been named leaky because one output seal still insists on weeping and a little bit goes a long way once it spins off the doughnut! Plus, as I was warned, Imps do...
by yoeddynz
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

Re: Datsun engined Imp. First roadtrip...

617sqn wrote: To eat your dinner, you serve it up on a plate :lol:

Andy G
What is a plate? We just use our hands down this way. Meat off bbq, onto bun/bread, into mouth.
by yoeddynz
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

Re: Datsun engined Imp. First roadtrip...

That is a heck of a lot of money for what really is just a mini with go faster stripes (showing my full blown knowledge of Minis right there....) What irks me is that these cars, which were designed to be taken by the scruff of their neck and trashed with joyous abandon on fun twisty roads, have now...
by yoeddynz
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

Re: Datsun engined Imp. First roadtrip...

I think its a bit excessive, claiming its because there is only 4 of them in OZ. but hey- someone may well buy it and that can only be good for all other Imp owners because it bumps the value up? Certainly its worked that way for old Mazda Rotaries in NZ and Oz. The prices folk are paying now days, ...
by yoeddynz
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

Re: Datsun engined Imp. First roadtrip...

There's a chamois being offered for sale right now in OZ on a FB group. Its a project. Asking $14k aud !!!! :shock:
by yoeddynz
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

Re: Datsun engined Imp. First roadtrip...

I'll ask frank.
by yoeddynz
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

Re: Datsun engined Imp. First roadtrip...

Ahhhh yes - the car that Niall built. I knew him from a really fun UK based Rotary forum I belonged to, sadly like many good forums that one is now dead :-( He had the build up on there. Great wee car. THIRSTY!!! :D There are adaptor plates available out of the States to bolt Mazda Rotaries onto VW ...
by yoeddynz
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

Re: Datsun engined Imp. First roadtrip...

I'd love to know how he joined the Rotary to the Imp box. The Mazdas have quite large diameter flywheels. Do you know if the car still exists? I've owned heaps of Rotaries over the last 17 years and I still really like them, however they are quite chunky in weight.. a bit too much for the rear of an...
by yoeddynz
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

Re: Datsun engined Imp. First roadtrip...

Yeah the mk1 shafts that were on this car when the previous owner was running a supercharger on the Datsun had a distinctly twisted look :D
by yoeddynz
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

Re: Datsun engined Imp. First roadtrip...

A 12a is roughly about 110lbft torque at 4000 so not an absurdly huge amount. However isn't autocross quite harsh on drivelines?
by yoeddynz
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: BS Nymph in Jersey
Replies: 26
Views: 2642

Re: BS Nymph in Jersey

Those seats look fantastic!!!! :)
by yoeddynz
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

Re: Datsun engined Imp. First roadtrip...

Yeah I figure that is where the market is.. Folk who run such low cars that they need the extra driveshaft angle. Or those running huge power but then I figure the gearbox wouldn't last anyway? How much power can an imp box take if driven sensibly - not clutch dumped etc?
by yoeddynz
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

Re: Datsun engined Imp. First roadtrip...

Yeah I'm not one for abusing drivelines and dumping clutches. However I'd still always want something with a bit of give in the drivetrain, like Andy said if only to remove noise.
by yoeddynz
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

Re: Datsun engined Imp. First roadtrip...

Ahhhh yes- I remember commenting about some driveshafts on a post a few days ago about the new driveshafts on Bryan Fletchers Tikimobile. They'll be the ones you talk of. They look good... https://i.postimg.cc/bYGbRk0b/35043483-10156022799001693-1440132843933007872-n.jpg The thing I had commented on...
by yoeddynz
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

Re: Datsun engined Imp. First roadtrip...

Cool. Cheers. It's only that one side that has leaked and coindently it also happens to be the side that has slightly thinner spacers by a couple of mm. I had just machined the spacer width to suit the gap. Later on I started noting that whenever I saw a photo of a standard imp setup the rotoflex co...
by yoeddynz
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

Re: Datsun engined Imp. Hub of the problem, keyway to succes

Baz- I have dropped them to 20 at the front. Heaps better. Might go lower and see if its even nicer. Turn in is still good but certainly slightly heavier steering. However much quieter on the road! Well now.. its been a few weeks and time for an update. So far the Imp has been reliable and not let u...
by yoeddynz
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 106228

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Moved my Imp Super to my new place, plus 2 engines. One tyre had gone a bit flat (<10 psi) but other than that, smooth sailing. Having said that, a lot more work than last time I moved nearly 12 years ago and I've still got a lot to do before I'm finished. Photos of new place, sunshine included ple...
by yoeddynz
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

Re: Datsun engined Imp. Hub of the problem, keyway to succes

I'll try that out and report back :-)
by yoeddynz
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31597

Re: Datsun engined Imp. Hub of the problem, keyway to succes

I am more concerned with a potential lack of grip in the front and am very weary of it ploughing straight on in a slippery corner. What tyre sizes and pressures are you running front and rear? This has 175/60 tyres on it. Certainly not a flash brand but they seem nice and soft. I was not sure on wh...