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by tiker
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 783
Views: 305977

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Just been to pick up a rust free bonnet ! Surface rust but no rot on the front edge fits not too bad neither £90 think it's a good buy BUT the guys farther has died leaving him a large garage full of cars and parts he used to run imps years ago then got in to escorts . he's still sorting through all...
by tiker
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191501

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I also look for new posts every day and if I need help I usually start here
Regards Gary
by tiker
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14297

Re: EHK 744G - 1969 Super

What size wire or you using I find .6 is lot better for thin material
Try just tacking first then tack and move the tip in a half circular motion to extend it then let it cool and start again moving upwards in a different spot to distribute the heat then fill in the spaces between
Regards Gary
by tiker
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in magnificent technicolour
Replies: 1019
Views: 299176

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

Looking great col nice colour 😎
by tiker
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191501

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Very interesting read Roy as am soon to send my engine to be rebored and head to be reworked it will be going to Andy Jones an experienced and reputable builder I believe
Regards Gary
by tiker
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in magnificent technicolour
Replies: 1019
Views: 299176

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

Looking great ,are you using any heating , it was only 11degs here today I would think it would be a little cooler where you are ,what type of paint are you using 2k needs 15degs min I think unless it's cellulose
Regards Gary
by tiker
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in magnificent technicolour
Replies: 1019
Views: 299176

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

Booth looks to be working well nice to see you have plenty of space to work bodywork is the toughest to crack good luck
Regards Gary
by tiker
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in magnificent technicolour
Replies: 1019
Views: 299176

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" .... Pop up paint booth..

Looks good col what size of extractor fan are you using ?
Regards Gary
by tiker
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in magnificent technicolour
Replies: 1019
Views: 299176

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" .... Pop up paint booth..

Well done col I was going to buy a large gazebo that will just fit in the Garage anything to keep the dust out if you could shows where the air filter goes in and fan out that would be a help when building mine, can you post photos if possible
Regards Gary
by tiker
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: New member
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: New member

Club spares but you have to be a member, Malcolm Anderson looks at trades page but you won't see everything unless you're a member ,well worth joining
Spares on Facebook too
Once a member your name will turn blue then you will have full access
Regards Gary
by tiker
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: National awards winners?
Replies: 33
Views: 2168

Re: National awards winners?

I was there I can't see a problem posting on here
What about members abroad eg. Roy in South Africa how long does he have to wait for the post
It is the official in Club site you don't even have to post pictures just a list
Regards Gary
by tiker
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Outstanding effort by Richard Murtha
Replies: 15
Views: 1264

Re: Outstanding effort by Richard Murtha

I'd take my hat off to him ,if I had one
Seriously though an outstanding gesture
Regards Gary
by tiker
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in magnificent technicolour
Replies: 1019
Views: 299176

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ...bodywork and doors fettling

Nice to see your still at it , I think you started your imp about the same time as I did and we are still going ,life gets in the way hope will finish about the same time think we are on the home stretch now , good luck with the build it going to fly when you get it started
Regards Gary
by tiker
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191501

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

617sqn wrote:Have you checked there's actually any oil in it ? :lol:

Andy G
I think your on about the engine oil here but how do you check the transaxale oil when it in the car ?
Regards Gary
by tiker
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31726

Re: Datsun engined Imp. Leaky splines and flappy numbers...

Liquid nitrogen pumped from one area to another for different weight distribution possibly a bit too advanced for the road
by tiker
Tue May 28, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Imps on Film
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: Imps on Film

Great wee film :-)
by tiker
Mon May 20, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31726

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

Cracking little car beautifully engineered,
It a credit you enjoy driving it now after all the hard work
by tiker
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191501

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

No modern still unnerving long before I got the Stiletto
I suspect your asking about the pass
Regards Gary
by tiker
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191501

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Just noticed the air feed into your airbox looks straight the 2 I have are tapered did they change design at some point?
by tiker
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191501

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I've been over that pass was not prepared for it I thought my car was actually going to slide away coming down ,never been back drove long way round on way back very scary
by tiker
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31726

Re: 1965 Datsun engined Imp. Shiny things and nipples.....

Hi great work it's really coming along ,how did you get the preload correct on the transaxale ,iam assuming you don't have a rebuild tool kit are any special tools are lots of shims to hand
Regards Gary
by tiker
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 106401

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

And loads of cars with no lights on ,but the dashboard lights on so they don't notice
by tiker
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 783
Views: 305977

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Thanks for saying that Colin it's my first imp restoration bit to go yet but hope to do the old girl justice I've called it Patch for obvious reasons :-)
by tiker
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 783
Views: 305977

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

You know what state the stiletto was in , nothing surprises me anymore lol
by tiker
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 783
Views: 305977

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Thanks for the explanation Peter, I'll make it look pretty again :-)
by tiker
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 783
Views: 305977

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Hi just acquired a new part ,shot blasted it today, its been bashed in as you can see looks deliberately done ,is this for clearance ? I can sort it that's not a problem but if it's done to get it in easily I'll leave it
Regards Gary
by tiker
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rear brake linings for comps
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

Re: Rear brake linings for comps

See moose , Mike Dent he supplies and uses them on his rally car comes highly recommended
Regards Gary
by tiker
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75297

Re: libby the deluxe

Great progress Chris making use of the good weather what engine are you useing,std sport ?
by tiker
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31726

Re: 1965 Datsun engined Imp. The Smurf murder house...

A fantastic achievement in such a short time,
Regards Gary
by tiker
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in magnificent technicolour
Replies: 1019
Views: 299176

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ...engine woes update

Good luck in the new year with your build hope all goes to plan
Regards Gary
by tiker
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1304641

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

Just checked, mines LNB and it's not an export it could mean coupé style body ?it also a good bit higher than the chassis number
by tiker
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1304641

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

Yes I have this plate I mistakenly thought it was stamped into the body , thank you for the explanation
by tiker
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1304641

Re: Nods news , Singers getting older.

Hi Dave cars still looking great better with age , I was wondering about the body number should all cars have one or was it just early ones mines a 68 and couldn't find a number where is it supposed to be?
by tiker
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14297

Re: EHK 744G - 1969 Super - first venture into car restorati

Good luck with your restoration lots of help on here if you do upgrade the lighting I would recommend daylight tubes no more expensive but they will make a huge difference especially if you paint anything
Regards Gary
by tiker
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport
Replies: 116
Views: 40463

Re: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport

It's coming along its getting all the joints on the wheel arches to line up ,inner to outer I found one of the most time consuming jobs ,stick at it your doing a grand job
Regards Gary
by tiker
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31726

Re: 1965 Datsun engined Imp. Tunneling for pipes...

Top fabrication there what more can I say !!
by tiker
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31726

Re: 1965 Datsun engined Imp. Lets go time travelling...

Looks like you got the profile spot on I'll have to unpick mine and redo it.
Is the other one just the same, looks like you have 2shells ? Bit of a coincidence were doing the same bit at the same time keep going soon be driving :-)
by tiker
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 783
Views: 305977

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

The full profile on the front edge is way out will make new edge and extend the front down to match might do both bonnets at same time and sell one on
by tiker
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 783
Views: 305977

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Hi Andy is that o dear ment for the bonnet are for the filler!!
I've already cracked out the welder thought I'd finished with it :-)
by tiker
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 783
Views: 305977

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Got another bonnet yesterday had a good look today, first let me state I have nothing bad to say about the seller he said it was a spare and had repair on the front he's not used it and I said I would strip all the front edge to see how it was ,so I did today the overall bonnet is a lot better condi...