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by yoeddynz
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Oooh the rear side windows!!!
Replies: 1080
Views: 304948

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

Looks neat. I too was worried about fitting the headlining (which was from another imp) but it was already stained from the original glue so no need to be too fussy. It was still a great step to finish and instantly made the car feel more complete :-) Next time though I'll search for some nice porsc...
by yoeddynz
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1327213

Re: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .

Does 'BOBS INTANK FILTER' tm sit over the outlet inside the tank? I made something to sit over mine but have not yet fitted it because I was wondering how to make it so it wouldn't move about?

More photos of cats please Dave... :-)
by yoeddynz
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Oooh the rear side windows!!!
Replies: 1080
Views: 304948

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....H4 headlamp conversion

I like that idea of converting over to h4 headlights and making the backs accessible.

One of the first things I fitted to my imp after painting the shell was the headlights. It just made the wee car seem so much more complete straight away. Gives the car a face too.
by yoeddynz
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Oooh the rear side windows!!!
Replies: 1080
Views: 304948

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....sound insulation

Wow Col- its looking fantastic!!! Its all now the fun job of building up your super sized Tamiya kit car :) I'm quite jealous at the lovely smooth shiny finish on your paint. I painted mine in 34 degrees and combined with not being a very experienced painter along with the first time using 2 pak it ...
by yoeddynz
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Imp with Rover VVC power
Replies: 120
Views: 32660

Re: Imp with Rover VVC power

You'll have it well sorted in time for some summer hooning :D
by yoeddynz
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 716
Views: 112260

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

I like Oxford blue. I did my rally car in an oxford blue and any one who has read my thread can see the work i put into the car so can you imagine how i managed to keep my cool at a show when having shown and talked someone round the car from one end to the other all i got (not even a compliment on...
by yoeddynz
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: doms clan.
Replies: 50
Views: 5896

Re: doms clan.

Clarks adaptor parts are so nicely machined. I can see how they would stiffen up the diff area of the transaxle too!!
by yoeddynz
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Doms nymph
Replies: 21
Views: 554

Re: Doms nymph

Are these Nymphs very common ? Ideal little beach car ! :)
by yoeddynz
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Husky A project too far ?
Replies: 17
Views: 623

Re: I've been bad.

Oooooohhhhh goody. I do love a big project thread to read so please do keep the updates and lots of photos coming! That shape marina can look real sweet with the correct amount of 'really low' and some wide 13" wheels :-). Plus one always wind folk up by saying your marina has got lotus door handles...
by yoeddynz
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Oooh the rear side windows!!!
Replies: 1080
Views: 304948

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: 15129

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: 393

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: 34448

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: 34448

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: 34448

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: 34448

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: 34448

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: 34448

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" ....Oooh the rear side windows!!!
Replies: 1080
Views: 304948

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: 15129

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: 1147

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: 1536

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: 120
Views: 32660

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: 34448

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: 34448

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: 34448

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: 34448

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: 34448

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: 34448

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: 34448

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: 34448

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: 34448

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: 34448

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: 34448

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: 34448

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: 34448

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: 34448

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: 34448

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: 34448

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