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by bks974c
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Going Dutch 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 1912

Re: Going Dutch 2020

Baz

There wasn't one, if your looking at my post.

Scott
by bks974c
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Going Dutch 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 1912

Re: Going Dutch 2020

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Always next year, better everyone stays safe.

Scott
by bks974c
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....insulating not isolating
Replies: 1103
Views: 310092

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Polycarbonate door windows

Col

Might work well, my thoughts are it's still a bit close as you get bits of dirt and grit between them which does most of the damage.

Go for it, if it needs more you can always double it up.

Scott
by bks974c
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....insulating not isolating
Replies: 1103
Views: 310092

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Polycarbonate door windows

Col

If you can find someway to get the slider to standoff with a bit of a gap to the fixed panel, it will help stop them scratching each other.

It happens very rapidly as the polycarbonate is relatively soft.

Scott
by bks974c
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: IMP ECOSSE - REFUND/RESCHEDULE 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: IMP ECOSSE - REFUND/RESCHEDULE 2021

It's a bit of a wait but looking forward to Imp Ecosse 2020 V2.

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....insulating not isolating
Replies: 1103
Views: 310092

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Polycarbonate door windows

Soon have loads of time on his hands :oops: maybe.

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....insulating not isolating
Replies: 1103
Views: 310092

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Polycarbonate door windows

Looking very complete and sweet if a little draughty :wink:

Scott
by bks974c
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 207
Views: 68484

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Just awesome 8)

The wills ring head gaskets look much better than the ones currently supplied as much more material around no.4 where they tend to fail in my experience.

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Doms nymph (on the road, see YouTube video)
Replies: 59
Views: 1525

Re: Doms nymph

Looking great, just hope it's a nice summer and you can get out and enjoy.

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118654

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Yes, and a couple of fronts along with a front panel. :oops:

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1969 Sunbeam Imp Michael0008
Replies: 11
Views: 176

Re: 1969 Sunbeam Imp Michael0008

Plug leads appear to be in the wrong order, the ones I can see, if No 2 is correct but next one should be 1 but actually goes to 3.

Firing order 1342 anticlockwise

Scott
by bks974c
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118654

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Losing interest in all this tidying but seeing some results, many trips to the tip sorry recycling centre :o. Need to stop keeping all the bits that might come in handy :roll: but seldom get used. Moved many £1000's of Imp panels. Sounds a lot but not really, just expensive :lol: Floor area between ...
by bks974c
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 103
Views: 16410

Re: EHK 744G - 1969 Super

That inner panel looks to be in lovely condition, much better than most apart from the rusty bit of course. Weld repair looks fine nothing a bit of flattening back won't improve, I find the pencil grinder the best tool for that. https://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/Evolution-Evofile-0849713044105-Pow...
by bks974c
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118654

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Been moving cars and racking around at the workshop and decided that what was needed was mobile benches so have made 4, two at 58" and two at 75". These were done on the cheap using materials that were around, the racking is the old staging from the mushroom farm which are just over 4m long and bl**...
by bks974c
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Doms nymph (on the road, see YouTube video)
Replies: 59
Views: 1525

Re: Doms nymph

Dom

Cracking progress, looks like your making a lovely job of it.

Keep the updates coming.

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 103
Views: 16410

Re: EHK 744G - 1969 Super

Pog

Repair looks fairly decent without buying new panels, probably wasn't even aware of the bit you've found.

Consider it the chance to improve you repair skills :lol:

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118654

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Think it looks better than the orginal :lol: I'd have one.

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 103
Views: 16410

Re: EHK 744G - 1969 Super

Before you go any further with the inner corner, strip back the paint on the outer rear lower wing and assess the true condition of it, it's a rust sport on the Imp and very unlikely to have escaped but very likely to be full of filler. If that is the case then as Peter says remove it and you can ma...
by bks974c
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118654

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Took the Clan up to the unit this morning as I had transferred the insurance from the daily Octavia onto the Octavia Scout so I could take it for an MOT. It's been off the road for about 18 months as I've replaced it twice but never got around to doing anything with it, so the plan is to get it adve...
by bks974c
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....insulating not isolating
Replies: 1103
Views: 310092

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

Looking the dogs dangly bits, :D Well done.

Scott
by bks974c
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....insulating not isolating
Replies: 1103
Views: 310092

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: 8
Views: 1107

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" ....insulating not isolating
Replies: 1103
Views: 310092

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: 924

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" ....insulating not isolating
Replies: 1103
Views: 310092

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: 924

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: 924

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: 924

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: 924

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: 18
Views: 1912

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: 313095

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: 313095

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: 313095

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: 924

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: 924

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: 924

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: 313095

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: 924

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: 924

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...

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