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by RoyBlunt
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9587
Views: 1178712

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Don't despair folks! You're are not the only ones to need a daily 'Forum fix''. I just enjoy reading most of what is posted - can't often help unless it's something I'm familiar with but, although I've owned one Imp for 50 years, that's the only one I'm familiar with. Suzy is a pretty standard Super...
by RoyBlunt
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2020 ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 0
Views: 117

WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2020 ANNOUNCEMENT

The 2020 event will again be held at the Llangorse Lakeside campsite (www.llangorselake.co.uk) in the Brecon Beacons from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th September 2020. We have reserved the 10 static caravans (4 berth & 6 berth) for our exclusive use but, because of the lower number of people camping in...
by RoyBlunt
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: FFG 549D Rally car
Replies: 660
Views: 187731

Re: FFG 549D Rally car

That would be a very interesting item Andy! I think that you meant silicone... :)
Roy Imp011
by RoyBlunt
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2019 ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 65
Views: 6986

WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2019_Camping update

HI All, Just to say that, because we haven't had sufficient advance pitch bookings to nearly fill Ernie's Field this year, the campsite has now opened up bookings to the general public. If you intend to camp at WWW and have not booked already I would very much recommend that you do so as soon as pos...
by RoyBlunt
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 105256

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Peter,
That's a job for tomorrow!
Roy Imp011
by RoyBlunt
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 105256

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Took Suzy out for a quick run today and filled the tank ready for the Wicked Welsh Weekend.....
Roy Imp011
by RoyBlunt
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2019 ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 65
Views: 6986

Wicked Welsh Weekend 19 - 22 September 2019 - basic info.

This is the second event at our new location at Lakeside Caravan Park, Llangorse Lake. A detailed route booklet will be available from the organisers when you arrive but below is some advance information on the event which we hope you will find useful. Llangorse Lake and its surrounding area is a da...
by RoyBlunt
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2019 ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 65
Views: 6986

Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2019 ANNOUNCEMENT

Are you going to Llangorse early then Baz? We make it 3 and a bit weeks to the official start of WWW..... We'll be arriving on Wednesday 18th September.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
Dawn & Roy Imp011
by RoyBlunt
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Imp National 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 3689

Re: Imp National 2019

Another excellent weekend. Thanks to the organisers, the rugby club staff, and to all for your company & conversation. Here's to next year's National - but we've still got the Wicked Welsh Weekend, Ecosse, Going Dutch, and (hopefully) another Full English Weekend to enjoy before that! Dawn and Roy &...
by RoyBlunt
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Full English weekend. North Devon. June 22nd weekend
Replies: 70
Views: 32919

Re: Full English weekend. North Devon. June 22nd weekend

Back home after an excellent 'Full English Weekend' - well - to be honest - a 'Full English long Weekend' for us. Great company, great location, great runs, and the weather was pretty kind to us. Thanks to everyone there for your company - and special thanks to James & Jason for organising such a fi...
by RoyBlunt
Sun May 19, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31158

Re: 1965 Datsun engined Imp. First drive!!!!

Wonderful tale. Very well done - wish I could make my own spares like that!
Roy Imp011
by RoyBlunt
Sat May 04, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2019 ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 65
Views: 6986

Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2019 ANNOUNCEMENT

To AntC - The Imp club are a friendly lot so you shouldn't have any problems. Look forward to welcoming you to the Wicked Welsh Weekend if not before.
Roy Imp011
by RoyBlunt
Fri May 03, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2019 ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 65
Views: 6986

Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2019 ANNOUNCEMENT

Just to let everyone know - there is just the one static caravan left unbooked for WWW2019 at Llangorse in September at the moment. Plenty of camping space left.
Dawn & Roy Imp011
by RoyBlunt
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 105256

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Great Drive-it-Day outing with various members of the South & West Wales a/c in 5 Imps. Started near Usk, lunched in Chepstow, looped round into the Forest of Dean and back via Tintern, onto Caldicot Castle, then back to see the amphitheatre in Caerleon. Didn't see that many other classic cars on th...
by RoyBlunt
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 105256

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

I've always rated the Haynes manuals very highly. For the inexperienced DIY mechanic they are, in my opinion, a much better bet than the official workshop manual although, I suspect, many of us have acquired both over the years. Yes - there is the odd problem but the official workshop manual isn't a...
by RoyBlunt
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1298121

Re: Nods news , Its normal .

Apologies to Dave/Noddy for continuing the MOT/No MOT discussion here. I think that part of the justification for saying that cars older than 40 years don't need an MOT any longer was that many MOT testers & garages are just not capable of carrying out a proper MOT on older cars because the testers ...
by RoyBlunt
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky.
Replies: 530
Views: 107078

Re: The Vusky. SUs done - reversing light switch sorted

Way back in the early 70's I fitted a reversing light switch to Suzy using a roller microswitch (fixed to the inside of the 'gear change tunnel' using an aluminium bracket) acting on a small strip of aluminium epoxied onto the gear change control rod (i.e. the long rod between the gear change lever ...
by RoyBlunt
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan JO JASON - New Mirror indicators
Replies: 150
Views: 29054

Re: Clan JO JASON - EVANS chat

Just a (hopefully useful) bit of chemical info on this subject. Our 'normal' antifreeze mixtures contain ethylene glycol whereas I believe (have't used it so please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong) the Evans product is based on propylene glycol. There is quite a difference in properties between...
by RoyBlunt
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1298121

Re: Nods news , No go

The reason the initial current draw reading drops (0.066 mA to 0.001 mA) is almost certainly because you are charging a small capacitor somewhere in the radio circuit - nothing to worry about. The actual continuous current draw figure is probably somewhere below 0.001 mA but the digital meter won't ...
by RoyBlunt
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1298121

Re: Nods news , Singers getting older. Body number plate

Triumphs have something similar - on them it's called a 'Commission Number' plate. Only relevant to production planning and finance.
Roy
by RoyBlunt
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky.
Replies: 530
Views: 107078

Re: The Vusky. 53 Today

Happy birthday indeed Vusky ...and here's to lots more!
Roy Imp011
by RoyBlunt
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: Items to re-manufacture
Replies: 33
Views: 6038

Re: Items to re-manufacture

Although it is not an essential spare (like clutches, water pumps, steering racks, etc., which surely must be first priority) how about some RG355 tools? For those who don't know - this is the special tool (a bit like a ring spanner but bent double) to allow re-torquing of the Imp cylinder head nuts...
by RoyBlunt
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018
Replies: 85
Views: 28019

Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Graham,
Sorry to hear that Angela & you won't get here. We'll spread the word about your caravan.
Roy
by RoyBlunt
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018
Replies: 85
Views: 28019

Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

All,
The (excellent) site cafe will be open until 20:00. The bar will be open until late and may be able to serve a few bar meals later on.
We plan to eat at the Red Lion in Llangorse village on Sunday evening.
Safe journey,
Roy
by RoyBlunt
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018
Replies: 85
Views: 28019

Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

We’ll be putting up some signposts before WWW officially starts on Friday. However, for those arriving early, please remember that there are two campsites at Llangorse. We are using Llangorse Lakeside campsite NOT Llynfi campsite. If you are using Sat Nav - I suggest that you enter N 51.937944 & W 3...
by RoyBlunt
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.
Replies: 65
Views: 25312

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

Re: 'Just for Fun' Quiz answers
Many thanks Lynda.

Dawn & Roy Imp011
by RoyBlunt
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.
Replies: 65
Views: 25312

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

We thought that it was a great event - good weather, good food, and good company (apart from the wasps of course...). Well done and sincere thanks to everyone involved. Roy & Dawn Imp011 Just one thing - any chance of posting the answers to the 'Just for Fun' quiz on the Forum sometime??? We want to...
by RoyBlunt
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 105256

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Took Suzy on a photoshoot down by the Newport Transporter Bridge for a German magazine (http://www.british-classics.de) on the hottest day of the year (so far). On Monday Suzy was released from 'imprisonment' behind a builders skip & scaffolding (just too late for FEW)!
Roy Imp011
by RoyBlunt
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Ecosse 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 34126

Re: Ecosse 2018

An excellent weekend. Thanks to Gordon and everyone else involved for making our first Ecosse so enjoyable. Loved the Saturday run. The Montrose air museum was fascinating - what a lot of interesting stuff they had! Also managed to get a photo of Suzy by the Meteor - will go with my favourite pictur...
by RoyBlunt
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky.
Replies: 530
Views: 107078

Re: The Vusky. IT LIVES !!!!!

That's really good news Dave (and great work by Malc & Graham). So glad that you persevered with the Vusky.

Roy Imp011
by RoyBlunt
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: doms clan.
Replies: 45
Views: 5242

Re: doms clan.

Great job Dom. To my mind (.......still into motorcycles after all these years....) that's 'Kwaka' (Kawasaki) green - what engine are you fitting?
Roy Imp011
by RoyBlunt
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018
Replies: 85
Views: 28019

Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018 - Llangorse bookings

We had a phone call from Karen at Llangorse reception this morning. The booking system via the website (http://www.llangorselake.co.uk) is now up and running (about a month later than planned) but there may be a problem with bookings for WWW touring pitches made via the website since it went live (…...
by RoyBlunt
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Going Dutch 2018?
Replies: 54
Views: 31998

Re: Going Dutch 2018?

We're registered - also camping on-site. Planning to spend some time touring the Netherlands & Germany each side of 'Going Dutch' this year.
Happy New Year to you all from Pittsburgh - where it is snowy and was -17°C earlier today!
Dawn & Roy
by RoyBlunt
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Full English weekend. North Devon. June 22nd weekend
Replies: 70
Views: 32919

Re: Possible Full English weekend. North Devon

We're definitely interested (provided the dates work out, of course!).
Dawn & Roy Imp011
by RoyBlunt
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Big Welsh Car Show - Chepstow Racecourse 17th September
Replies: 13
Views: 8520

Re: Big Welsh Car Show - Chepstow Racecourse 17th September

Apologies for absence from us - we'll be down in Cornwall that weekend. However we aim to be at Chepstow next year (assuming this show will be a regular fixture).
Hope it is a really good show - worthy of the old Tredegar Park events. See you at WWW.
Roy & Dawn Imp011
by RoyBlunt
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.
Replies: 76
Views: 73715

Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

No problem Mark - be pleased to see you. There will be a run on Sunday afternoon but I'm sure that you will be there long before we set off on that.
Cheers,
Roy Imp011
by RoyBlunt
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 105256

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Dawn & I took Suzy out for a run in the warm sunshine up to the Forest of Dean via the Tintern Abbey road (A466), stopping at Lydney Harbour for a walk and then Taurus Crafts for a couple of ice creams. Lovely trip & roads - it's what Imps were made for! Got back home and greased the kingpins - so m...
by RoyBlunt
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1298121

Re: Nods News , Washer bottle moved .

Mmmm.....interesting. I must admit that, in the days when she lived outside and got used regularly in deepest winter, I always moved Suzy's washer bag from its normal position (lying on the n/s wheel arch where it never gets any warmth and, if it freezes, stays frozen) to behind the millboard (?) pe...
by RoyBlunt
Wed May 17, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.
Replies: 76
Views: 73715

Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017 - Rising Sun campsite bookings

The South Wales a/c held the monthly meeting at the Rising Sun tonight (as a one-off change from the Unicorn) and we confirmed the WWW bookings made so far. The following people had contacted me previously to say they had received no response from the Rising Sun. All are confirmed as being booked in...