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by bks974c
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 783
Views: 305961

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Bonnet looks very good, Peter.

Scott
by bks974c
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: I've been bad.
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: I've been bad.

Well spotted Baz, however the Mustang badge does not indicate an engine swap for the Marina, it will use a 1300 A series, the owner does have his own hoard of rare period parts including an original 8 port head but not fitting that YET. The badge was put on when trial fitting the grill to the Mustan...
by bks974c
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: I've been bad.
Replies: 5
Views: 85

I've been bad.

Finally making progress with Project Marina, this was built from a brand new shell in the early 80's to be a strpped out saloon racer to replace an A35 Van however it was put off the road while some changes to the rear axle set up and brakes were made with 1700miles on it. it never moved again for 3...
by bks974c
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in magnificent technicolour
Replies: 1019
Views: 299154

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in primer

Grey primer much more interesting than bare metal though :roll:

Imp001 You'll be there soon :D

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in magnificent technicolour
Replies: 1019
Views: 299154

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in primer

Looking forward to next weeks updates and a change from all the grey photos :D

Roof gutter :?:

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14294

Re: EHK 744G - 1969 Super

The amount of gas in Adams and others without rental is much much less than BOC I did go go down that road at one time, they are ideal if you only weld occasionally bit initially guess you will find plenty to weld.

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in magnificent technicolour
Replies: 1019
Views: 299154

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in primer

Tell me about it, I've got a drawer full of T shirts.

Thought I was nearly ready for paint on the Marina but spending days getting the doors and front end to fit as I want,

You'll get there, just like Karate Kid, Wax on Wax off :lol:

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14294

Re: EHK 744G - 1969 Super

Pog Ditch the gasless wire you will never get good welds with it and switch to 0.6 wire. BOC do a hobby welder deal which is cracking value although they are putting up the prices in Jan. 2020 prices Rental for year £52 Bottle of gas £40 Collection £6 Plus Vat Get it before the year end it will cost...
by bks974c
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in magnificent technicolour
Replies: 1019
Views: 299154

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in primer

Sorry pal, thought you would end up have a go :oops:

Don't want to be a pain but have a look again at the swage lines, hopefully it's just the photos, they look to be flaring out rather than narrowing as it heads to the front. :cry:

Imp030 for encouragement :lol:

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14294

Re: EHK 744G - 1969 Super

Comparing left and right sheets, the right looks like the shielding gas was set wrongly. not enough. What gas are you using ? Trying to run a continuous bead on 1mm does tend to blow through, what's happening is the heats building up as you move forward and it melts away in front of you. The simples...
by bks974c
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in magnificent technicolour
Replies: 1019
Views: 299154

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in primer

Oh lovely :D

Going to have in paint for my visit 8)

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in magnificent technicolour
Replies: 1019
Views: 299154

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in primer

I'vw won that medal in the past, lesson learn :oops:

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in magnificent technicolour
Replies: 1019
Views: 299154

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in primer

Looks very good, didn't see the bonnet stay or the rear suround on the body but maybe just not photographed.

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in magnificent technicolour
Replies: 1019
Views: 299154

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" .... Etching it..

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Scott
by bks974c
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117218

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader



External view of my little indiscretion, my excuse cold tyres - only 2nd lap after a stop - plus turning in too late.
Turning in before the marker cone suited the Clan better but took a few laps before I figured that one out :roll: :lol:

Scott
by bks974c
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117218

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Despite saying I'd never attempt to change the box on the Clan again while leaving the engine in place, well you can guess, I decided to give it another go :o as taking the engine is a lot of additional work. This time I jacked it right up, about 3 ft from the ground to give plenty of room to work u...
by bks974c
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117218

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Gopro footage from today

Part 1

Part 2

Scott
by bks974c
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117218

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Play time cut short by the gearbox, after 20 miles the change from 3-4 and back started to stiffen again, did another 6 miles then came in to check car over Gear change was free as I set off again but only got another 6 miles before it became impossible to get it out of 3rd. Eventually got it into 2...
by bks974c
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117218

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Busy weekend ahead, I have a track day tomorrow at Knockhill and Sunday is a Production Car Trial at Forrestburn. Today converted it from road spec to trackday, started with the Toyo Proxes, shaved off the rubber that had built up across the tyre at Oulton Park - see above. Don't know if the build u...
by bks974c
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in magnificent technicolour
Replies: 1019
Views: 299154

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

Looking forward to the updates :D

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117218

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Today finished off the outstanding repairs, rewired the intercom with new jack plugs and fixed the central locking which was simple enough requiring just lubrication of the lock.

Scott
by bks974c
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Irish Clan minor miracle
Replies: 140
Views: 59375

Re: Irish Clan minor miracle

Well that's the end of an era, after just short of 10 years I've sold the Irish Clan and it's now on its way to Bognor Regis. It was never advertised but the new owner has enquired after it for a number of years but price was an issue and when he ask again at this years National I gave him a price t...
by bks974c
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117218

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Well I had a great National, thoroughly enjoyed it along with the track day at Oulton Park however not even looked at the Clan since I got back as I've been away more than I've been home but with the Area Centre mid month meeting coming up decided I needed to have a look at it. The temp control saga...
by bks974c
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 106381

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Looks very restorable, not many that good.

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1884

Re: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019

Sorry to hear about your incident, Knockhill is a little trickier in reverse but little point in telling you now.

Glad your Ok.

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 106381

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

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by bks974c
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 106381

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Just back from the 10 countries rally with Hans Slender in his Stiletto, all very manic but memorable, hopefully you can read all about it in Impressions as Hans is preparing an article.

Scott
by bks974c
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1884

Re: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019

Would have popped up had I not been away, good luck and hope you have a great time.

Scott
by bks974c
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117218

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Col

I went out with Caitlin about 11.30 so it has to be in the afternoon, so it is probably you.

Scott
by bks974c
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117218

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader



Youtube Video from Oulton Park - watch from 5.15 and you'll see Col Rooney then myself, must have make an impression on Caitlin the instructor as she comments on the fun car.

Scott
by bks974c
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117218

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

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Tyres after Oulton Park
Always a good day when your moving rubber around.

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Outstanding effort by Richard Murtha
Replies: 15
Views: 1264

Re: Outstanding effort by Richard Murtha

Well done, Sir.

I couldn't have done that, too knackered after the weekend 8)

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Imp National 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 3748

Re: Imp National 2019

Home and unpacked, timed it nicely as missed the hold ups and had a great run home, easy one this year at 3 & 1/2 hours, make up for it next year. Big thanks to everyone involved, I found it a particularly enjoyable, can't put my finger on why, just was. Expecting a wet weekend but it was anything b...
by bks974c
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117218

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Peter K

Your excused. some things are bigger than Imps - in fact most things are :lol:

However, you could pop over to Oulton Park - not too far.

Enjoy the wedding hopefully his only one. :D

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117218

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

All loaded up ready to set off tomorrow morning for Wednesday's track day at Oulton Park but going by Manchester/ Wales/ Wrexham and Crewe, three countries in one day. Not quite the challenge of 10 countries in 4 days in September in a Stiletto :shock: Still no pics as limit reached :cry: Safe journ...
by bks974c
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117218

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

:D Job finally done, fitted the old water pump then went to workshop to make up spacers. By turning the pulley round because its offset I only need 5mm in the end although I made up 2 x 3mm 1x 2mm and 1x 1.5mm so that I would have the ability to vary the size. It probably would have been quicker to...
by bks974c
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117218

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

After a glass or two and a bit of cogitating last night, the latest plan is to refit the old pump - " Sorry for doubting you. loyal and faithful servant". Rather than re spacing it I'll make up a spacer for the pulley to move it backwards and back in-line. Much simpler - I hope :| Thanks to everyone...
by bks974c
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117218

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Modified the new radiator to take the fan then refitted and bleed the system before taking it out again. IMG_20190726_133238.jpg IMG_20190726_183317.jpg During the run the temp fluctuated between 75/80 cycling back and forth depending on load, looks like it's sorted after all the hassle. :D Is it bi...
by bks974c
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 117218

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Hopefully, the borescope confirm my suspicion so took the rad along to the local rad repair shop- wee one man business and he pulls one out from stock :shock: Mind this is a rare rad - a mk1 Metro, they can not be found on the internet apart from a few used ones in far flung countries and the man 10...