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by tim sears
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1967 Californian (Victoria)
Replies: 130
Views: 41400

Re: 1967 Californian (Victoria)

Lars always posted nice comments ,very much missed .
Imp022 The luggage rack came with the car,never seen another one ,someone went to a lot of trouble to make it if it is a one off.
by tim sears
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1967 Californian (Victoria)
Replies: 130
Views: 41400

Re: 1967 Californian (Victoria)

There is a brief history of Victoria in this weeks Classic Car Weekly ,she is still going strong ,250 + miles a week ,what ever the weather. Imp022
by tim sears
Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: One picture , one post , one line comments only please
Replies: 366
Views: 145211

Re: One picture , one post , one line comments only please

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A summer evening in Cornwall
by tim sears
Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: 2016 Events information
Topic: Imp 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 13265

Re: Imp 2016

Thanks Graham ,It's already in the diary,route planned (111 miles)and time booked off.Nessa may be persuaded to drive an Imp.

Any chance of a trailer smilie.

Husky002 Imp011

Tim
by tim sears
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: To charge or not to charge
Replies: 14
Views: 7421

Re: To charge or not to charge

The insides of a Lucas regulator without the surface mount transistor which had failed (gone bang)
by tim sears
Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: To charge or not to charge
Replies: 14
Views: 7421

Re: To charge or not to charge

One large spade terminal can't take the current output from a 45 Amp alternator.The 2 large terminal connectors which are in parallel (joined together) are needed to spread the load.The other end can go to the battery terminal or the main feed to the solenoid as these are the same point in the circu...
by tim sears
Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: JRS 898F - MK1 Sunbeam Stiletto
Replies: 176
Views: 67813

Re: JRS 898F - MK1 Sunbeam Stiletto

Take off the tip and run out some wire, if this doesn't work try and shake any muck out of the liner,if this doesn't work then I would say new liner.
Tim
by tim sears
Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: 2016 Events information
Topic: Clandon Park 2016?
Replies: 4
Views: 2600

Re: Clandon Park 2016?

Hi Chris

Add Reading AC to your list and I would be interested.If I'm not welding.

See you Sunday

Tim
by tim sears
Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1967 Californian (Victoria)
Replies: 130
Views: 41400

Re: 1967 Californian (Victoria)

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/timsears179/Victoria/IMG_0518_zps17ki2ogk.jpg Friday 3rd July Victoria took the four of us on the 220 mile round trip to Cambridge uni for Rosie to take part in the national final of the foreign language spelling bee.This was Victorias longest trip for 25 ye...
by tim sears
Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Kermit 1965 MK1
Replies: 19
Views: 7078

Re: Kermit 1965 MK1

Well done, that was quick work.You can't beat using an Imp every day.
by tim sears
Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1967 Californian (Victoria)
Replies: 130
Views: 41400

Re: 1967 Californian (Victoria)

Well spotted Jeff, I do have another bin to fit sometime but It's way down on a long list of jobs.
by tim sears
Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1967 Californian (Victoria)
Replies: 130
Views: 41400

Re: (Victoria)Rear seat belts fitted

Victoria has behaved so well that we thought she deserved rear seat belts.Easy to fit but the lap adjusters are under the seat squab,at the moment my wife and daughters are all about the same so its not a problem. size http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/timsears179/Victoria/P1010591_zpsvlpkadq...
by tim sears
Mon May 18, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Kermit 1965 MK1
Replies: 19
Views: 7078

Re: Kermit 1965 MK1

Looking good,keep the pics coming.
Tim
by tim sears
Thu May 07, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: 2015 Events information
Topic: Popham Classic Vehicle Rally (4th May 2015)
Replies: 1
Views: 1999

Re: Popham Classic Vehicle Rally (4th May 2015)

Thanks for the video.
It was a wonderful day , we had 9 cars on the club ,lots of sunshine and a massive amount of positive comments from the public.

The line up looked a bit like this

Imp005 Imp005 Husky003 Imp005 Imp009 Imp022 Imp005 Imp028 Imp011

Tim
by tim sears
Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 23870

Re: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

As Tim said, looks like a MK1 and early sport ,check the engine number and casting number on the cylinder head .It could well be a sport engine as it has an oil cooler and is not a "curly" block.
Tim (not Morgan)
by tim sears
Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: 2016 Events information
Topic: Isle of Wight tour anyone?
Replies: 21
Views: 6966

Re: Isle of Wight tour anyone?

OOPS

When is "Going Dutch "?

Tim
by tim sears
Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: 2016 Events information
Topic: Isle of Wight tour anyone?
Replies: 21
Views: 6966

Re: Isle of Wight tour anyone?

Hi Chris

How about May-June half term ? .Not the bank holiday weekend but when things get a bit quieter .Wednesday 1st June to Sunday 5th. Husky002 We need a ferry smilie.

Tim
by tim sears
Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: head oil drain
Replies: 3
Views: 2503

Re: head oil drain

The thread is 1/2 " BSP and the pilot hole 19mm.
Tim
by tim sears
Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Kermit 1965 MK1
Replies: 19
Views: 7078

Re: Kermit 1965 MK1

Looking good so far ,keep the pictures coming . :D
by tim sears
Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1967 Californian (Victoria)
Replies: 130
Views: 41400

Re: 1967 Californian (Victoria)

At last Victoria is officially back on the road.She passed her VIC check Tuesday and was taxed this morning.She has already started to repay me with four trips out to take and collect the girls from dance school.
by tim sears
Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Kermit 1965 MK1
Replies: 19
Views: 7078

Re: Kermit 1965 MK1

I suppose Dax will be getting a belt sander for Christmas.
:D
by tim sears
Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: 2015 Events information
Topic: Anyone going to Brooklands New Years day?
Replies: 24
Views: 14931

Re: Anyone going to Brooklands New Years day?

We should be there ,if the snow isn't too deep. :) Imp022 or Husky002 or Imp011
by tim sears
Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1967 Californian (Victoria)
Replies: 130
Views: 41400

Re: 1967 Californian (Victoria)

Thanks Peter I am lucky to have an understanding wife and daughters, the Imps cost me less to run than 2 moderns but they do take up a bit of time. I haven't bought an Imp for over 7 years and only ever sold 2 , both went to club members :D , both were then sold on :( ,both are no longer on the road...
by tim sears
Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Styling exercise part 3
Replies: 6061
Views: 1346818

Re: Noddys News 24, Coil volts now MUCH better !

I have thought of fitting a dc/dc converter to the coil supply, this way you get 12v at the coil even if the supply voltage drops to 9v .Really just for starting on very cold mornings.More clutter in the engine bay though.

Tim
by tim sears
Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1967 Californian (Victoria)
Replies: 130
Views: 41400

Re: 1967 Californian (Victoria)

When Victoria is finally VIC checked we will have 5 Imps and the Clan on the road. We have no other car and as all our Imps are" Historic" so pay no road tax .Mot tests are £39 and all our cars are on a single policy with Footman James. I don't go looking for Imps they just find there way to me. Hus...
by tim sears
Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1967 Californian (Victoria)
Replies: 130
Views: 41400

Re: 1967 Californian (Victoria)

First available date for a VIC check 25th November :( :o Imp022 Very frustrating.
by tim sears
Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1967 Californian (Victoria)
Replies: 130
Views: 41400

Re: 1967 Californian (Victoria)

Sept 2011 http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/timsears179/Victoria/Oct2010001.jpg Oct 2014 http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/timsears179/Victoria/DSCF1923_zps86036b36.jpg Victoria passed her MOT test this morning. :D The MOT tester was very complimentary about Victoria's repaired bodywor...
by tim sears
Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1967 Californian (Victoria)
Replies: 130
Views: 41400

Re: 1967 Californian (Victoria)

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/timsears179/DSCF1562_zpsbc6300d1.jpg http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/timsears179/DSCF1563_zps5df0a557.jpg http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/timsears179/DSCF1566_zps58d76783.jpg MOT test booked for 4th October. A few bits to sort out before th...
by tim sears
Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: 2014 Events information
Topic: Memory Lane
Replies: 1
Views: 1485

Re: Memory Lane

:shock: Richard We remember this well , we were amazed at the amount of effort put in to the club stand. Was it really 18 years ago. At least 2 of the Imps on the stand are still around "Florence" our Balmoral grey MK1 will be going to a local show this Sunday. I'm off to dig out my photos of the we...
by tim sears
Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: 2014 Events information
Topic: Blenheim Festival of Transport Sunday 24 Aug 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1156

Re: Blenheim Festival of Transport Sunday 24 Aug 2014

Thanks for the pics.
:D
Always good to see Imps and Clans getting out and about.

Tim
by tim sears
Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1963 hillman imp delux
Replies: 14
Views: 3375

Re: 1963 hillman imp delux

Hi Paul

My 63 has the handles like this .I guess they changed them for health and safety reasons when passengers used them for a foot rest and the door flew open. :o

Tim
by tim sears
Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1963 hillman imp delux
Replies: 14
Views: 3375

Re: 1963 hillman imp delux

She even has the door handles the right way up.When you get a minute have a look at the engine sump to see if there is a date stamp.
by tim sears
Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1963 hillman imp delux
Replies: 14
Views: 3375

Re: 1963 hillman imp delux

The Imp that The Duke of Edinburgh drove at Linwood had overriders, you can't get much earlier than that, and so does my 63 MK1.
Tim
by tim sears
Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pele - 1976 Imp Basic
Replies: 130
Views: 35845

Re: Pele - 1976 Imp Basic

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A bit of a cheat as the saloon is off the road at the moment.
Back in 1987 ,4 of 12 cars in the car park were Imps including Adrian Oliver's first Singer Chamois.

The other Tim.
by tim sears
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1967 Californian (Victoria)
Replies: 130
Views: 41400

Re: 1967 Californian (Victoria)

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Getting close to MOT time
by tim sears
Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1967 Californian (Victoria)
Replies: 130
Views: 41400

Re: 1967 Californian (Victoria)

:o Nearly a year since my last update. http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/timsears179/P1010436_zps3759d432.jpg http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/timsears179/P1010594_zps95b8a3a0.jpg http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/timsears179/P1010592_zpsc3de4a00.jpg http://i647.photobucket.com...
by tim sears
Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: 2014 Events information
Topic: National Classic Car day - 4th April 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1937

Re: National Classic Car day - 4th April 2014

Drove the Husky to work.Used an Imp to go to work every day since 1986. :D
by tim sears
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: One picture , one post , one line comments only please
Replies: 366
Views: 145211

Re: One picture , one post , one line comments only please

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Husky on holiday in Cornwall
by tim sears
Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: 2013 Events information
Topic: Thanks from the Sears family.
Replies: 0
Views: 1951

Thanks from the Sears family.

We had a lovely time meeting old and new friends.Thankyou to everyone involved .Demelza and Rosie had a great time in the Kids Club and met some wonderful playmates. 1150 miles @ 42MPG http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu198/timsears179/New%20Forest/Nat2013/P1010473_zps488fcb9c.jpg http://i647.phot...
by tim sears
Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Styling exercise part 3
Replies: 6061
Views: 1346818

Re: Noddys National , A Cornish Caper, Holy ****

The Husky needs a holiday after getting back from Perth so we will take her down to Wadebridge at the end of next week she loves the B3276 Padstow to Newquay road.
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