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by bks974c
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!
Replies: 1061
Views: 304019

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

Making excellent progress Col, not long 'till it moving under it's own power rather than pushing it around. :D

Scott
by bks974c
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: Rear window frames
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Rear window frames

Jeff

Be good to see some pics of what your actually producing, there should be a reasonable demand for them.

Thankfully I don't need them as have a couple of very good ones and on GLS I decided to fit a fixed window 8)

Scott
by bks974c
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!
Replies: 1061
Views: 304019

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

Col

Should have a spare set of rods still in the head cloth, somewhere :shock:

Scott
by bks974c
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Husky A project too far ?
Replies: 17
Views: 617

Re: Husky A project too far ?

I wish, pic from internet showing the roof swage line/extension where I'm thinking of cutting to reduce the roof line Too ashamed to take photos of mine :oops: Probably simplest plan is to cut down the standard rear door :roll:; partially because I don't quite understand the thinking behind modern e...
by bks974c
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!
Replies: 1061
Views: 304019

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

Woooooohooooooo

Looking lovely.

Might make 2020 Imp Ecosse yet :D

Scott
by bks974c
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Husky A project too far ?
Replies: 17
Views: 617

Re: Husky A project too far ?

The Estate prototype is supposed to be date from 1964 and possibly predates the Van, if you look at the roof line on the Van it does look like 2 inches have been added to raise the roof to accommodate the Milk Churns :roll: compared to the Estate which has a similar profile and ribbing. https://www....
by bks974c
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Husky A project too far ?
Replies: 17
Views: 617

Re: Husky A project too far ?

Had a closer look at the Husky and it doesn't get any better, the roof is barely attached to the rest of the car :o However the Van is much the same. :shock: So standing looking at it, thinking it would look better with a reduced roof line. Less Van with windows. :roll: So browsing I come across thi...
by bks974c
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Husky A project too far ?
Replies: 17
Views: 617

Re: Husky A project too far ?

Went down to Manchester today and picked up Husky from Andy Jones, 450 mile round trip/ 12 hours although only just under 8 actually driving. Dropped it back at the shed and had a look over it, the screen pillars are shot along with the A pillar, floor and rear cross member area are non existent, wh...
by bks974c
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Husky A project too far ?
Replies: 17
Views: 617

Re: Husky Musings

https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/all-in-one-compact-car-heater-with-vents-and-valve Above is the one in VAK but used a different one in the Irish Clan as it has the Fiesta dash and didn't want to cut it up. https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/52kw-car-heater-kit with https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/heater-outl...
by bks974c
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Going Dutch 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1296

Re: Going Dutch 2020

Dom

IIRC the article in Impressions said it will be live the 1st January 2020.

This was also the case in 2018, which it was and I sorted my accomodation and ferry on the 1st. the power of the internet :D

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309151

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Simply citric acid, the stuff that gives sweets their sharpness etc
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Works quicker when heated hence the immersion element.

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309151

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Gary Don't think there was much subtly in the adjustment I imagine a block of wood and lump hammer to bring the edge in. I used the spot welder on the bonnet edge once the inner had been removed to carry out repairs to it as wanted to avoid any chance of distoriting the bonnet. Easily done with such...
by bks974c
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309151

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

My bonnet repair
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Gary

Fit th bonnet hinges and see how it lines up, can have a major change on how it aligns.

My bonnet had been tweeked at at the factory, the rear corner showed signs of a sharp thump as witnessed by the crease in the rear edge.

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Husky A project too far ?
Replies: 17
Views: 617

Re: Husky Musings

Yes, but you'd have to have a person of small stature to sell them.

Girls suggested I paint it red with gold on the side :?

When I asked why, they put up pics of Postman Pat's Van and said I needed to get a cat and pigeon to go with it.

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Husky A project too far ?
Replies: 17
Views: 617

Re: Husky Musings

Despite not having even seen the Husky can't help thinking what i'll do with it. Initially my thoughts were to fill in the side windows and turn it into a Van :shock: but now moving away from that idea and just keep it as a Husky :D Liking them in white, thinking twin headlight in a Pearl white mayb...
by bks974c
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Husky A project too far ?
Replies: 17
Views: 617

Re: Husky Musings

Col

I can think of a couple, Gordon Ritchie and Ian Morrison Vans - both off the road at present plus whatever Dougie Scott still has.

Anyone think of any others ?

Scott
by bks974c
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 309151

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Bonnet looks very good, Peter.

Scott
by bks974c
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Husky A project too far ?
Replies: 17
Views: 617

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: Husky A project too far ?
Replies: 17
Views: 617

Husky A project too far ?

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" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!
Replies: 1061
Views: 304019

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" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!
Replies: 1061
Views: 304019

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: 15038

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" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!
Replies: 1061
Views: 304019

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: 15038

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" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!
Replies: 1061
Views: 304019

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: 15038

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" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!
Replies: 1061
Views: 304019

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" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!
Replies: 1061
Views: 304019

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" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!
Replies: 1061
Views: 304019

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" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!
Replies: 1061
Views: 304019

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: 119554

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: 119554

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: 119554

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: 119554

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: 119554

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" ....Oooh the headlining!!!!
Replies: 1061
Views: 304019

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: 119554

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: 59833

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: 119554

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...