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by pbergs
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: Spare wheel strap
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Spare wheel strap

Hi All ,

Any chance of the spare wheel strap? My Stiletto appears to be missing its!

Thanks Peter
by pbergs
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Blue tooth speakers and led lights
Replies: 6
Views: 2028

Re: Blue tooth speakers and led lights

radio.jpg Found this little beauty on ebay, taken out of a scrapped imp of the same age as my Stiletto. Although it is working I fitted it under the passenger parcel shelf where it would have been and put a dab radio in the glove box. Velcroed two small black parcel shelf speakers under the rear sl...
by pbergs
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 747
Views: 116949

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Shame.... was a really nice day...some lovely cars in pretty surrounding... better luck next time! Regards Peter
by pbergs
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 747
Views: 116949

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

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Really nice show in Dunstable , only one Imp unfortunately, mine! Amazing drive past of hundreds of huge trucks in aid of Help for Heroes. Good day.
by pbergs
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Dropped from a great height?
Replies: 11
Views: 2764

Re: Dropped from a great height?

So I park one of the smallest cars ever made in the centre of a quite large bay, a vehicle which only has a lock on the drivers door. So, with you unable to get into your car what did the BMW driver say when he/she returned? Huge apologies I would hope. Judging by the pack of loo rolls you anticipa...
by pbergs
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Dropped from a great height?
Replies: 11
Views: 2764

Dropped from a great height?

So I park one of the smallest cars ever made in the centre of a quite large bay, a vehicle which only has a lock on the drivers door. I return to this. The car to the right of the offender is parked correctly . Go figure.
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by pbergs
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Winter Dreaming
Replies: 5
Views: 1873

Re: Winter Dreaming

And the sand..... a quick hose down after cocktails..... then the car.
by pbergs
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Winter Dreaming
Replies: 5
Views: 1873

Winter Dreaming

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by pbergs
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 794
Views: 312491

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Such a well executed job! What was the original colour? The bits I can see look like signal red which suits the car well. If I'm honest the colour I think really complements the car is the rich metallic blue, almost turquoise. All subjective though. Well done and Happy New Year.
by pbergs
Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9802
Views: 1258094

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Er ..It is a stilchamportifornian. Sounds like an interesting dinosaur ...no pun intended.
by pbergs
Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Stiletto Website
Replies: 4
Views: 1871

Re: Stiletto Website

I have messaged you John.
by pbergs
Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9802
Views: 1258094

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

African Imp wrote:
pbergs wrote:You and I have this bromance Roy, as you know...but not in love with it. You did ask. :)
Does this look any better to you?

The badge is sitting high up and on its three mount pins.

I suspect that the 'Imp Sport' badge is from around 1966?

You have my approval! :D
by pbergs
Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Stiletto Website
Replies: 4
Views: 1871

Re: Stiletto Website

Thanks for the suggestion. Not my call. If those who control all things think it's worthy maybe it will happen. I couldn't possibly comment.
by pbergs
Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9802
Views: 1258094

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

You and I have this bromance Roy, as you know...but not in love with it. You did ask. :)
by pbergs
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Stiletto Website
Replies: 4
Views: 1871

Stiletto Website

Hi all, I have put this reference site up for the Stiletto.I have shamelessly lifted some references from other sites which I have acknowledged but obviously if I have upset anyone or made glaring errors let me know. I would like to add other cars and your experiences of them so please post stuff if...
by pbergs
Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A new South African Imp
Replies: 482
Views: 147736

Re: A new South African Imp

A restored item like this sure brings a smile to your face :D All Robs handy work, that background scene shows me that he also spray painted the oil cooler. Nice job Rob! Imp003 Curses..that oil cooler looks fabulous... I did spend a day on mine but I need to go back....it didnt end up like that .....
by pbergs
Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9802
Views: 1258094

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Looks great Roy.... love the uplighting ...very Deco!
by pbergs
Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A new South African Imp
Replies: 482
Views: 147736

Re: A new South African Imp

Love the colour and the finish on the dash looks superb. Nice job.
by pbergs
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9802
Views: 1258094

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

It was ...no pictures I am afraid. This was the same day after my then 12 year old had persuaded me to buy it. Now 16 she is still very efficient at getting me to part with large amounts of money.
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by pbergs
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9802
Views: 1258094

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Ha!.... When I went to view my current Stiletto it was parked inside the sellers living room!...and very nice it looked too!
by pbergs
Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9802
Views: 1258094

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

With the alloy plate sitting on top of a heater panel the epoxy paste soon went hard. The surface was then leveled with a mini grinder and I was able to apply the alloy number plate. The longer one is the choice of Pgergs on his red 1969 Sunbeam Stiletto, I have to say that now its attatched I coul...
by pbergs
Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A new South African Imp
Replies: 482
Views: 147736

Re: A new South African Imp

InfraZA asked can I supply a copy tax disc suitable for his 1971 Imp Deluxe? Contact with Pbergs and my request for help to produce such an item brought a November 1972 tax disc by the next day :D I have no idea just how he does this? The disc is dated 1972, the actual sale went through 01/01/73, s...
by pbergs
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Only an Imp
Replies: 6
Views: 1986

Re: Only an Imp

It will but thats a Stiletto, there was a time when folk referred to the fact it was an IMP a bit of an insult, the Stiletto was more up market than that and had snob appeal ;-) That snobbery I experienced a long time ago. Way before I joined the club. I knew a guy who mostly snubbed me as his Stil...
by pbergs
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Only an Imp
Replies: 6
Views: 1986

Re: Only an Imp

These days , as been said before ,the value of a concourse standard Imp is pretty similar to that of the Stiletto. Some Imps are rarer. 45 years on the difference in performance is no longer really relevant it's just a matter of what floats your boat. The Stiletto was made to appeal to those who wan...
by pbergs
Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Only an Imp
Replies: 6
Views: 1986

Re: Only an Imp

True... when I was 18.
I could be seen to actually bristle when my Stiletto was referred to as an Imp.
Now I just quietly list the difference and watch eyes glaze over.
:D
by pbergs
Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Only an Imp
Replies: 6
Views: 1986

Only an Imp

Sometimes only an Imp will do ...
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by pbergs
Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Geoffrey the Stiletto - Hartwell Installed!
Replies: 99
Views: 39410

Re: Geoffrey the Stiletto - Hartwell Installed!

I named the car Geoffrey after Geoffrey Rootes. The "Dream for Linwood" book is a must read for any Imper and the plant had more than a little impact on my life. I purchased him via Sunbeam Racer and imported him into the USA in May 2010. I used SooHoo Customs Brokers and their agent Tracey Alexand...
by pbergs
Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9802
Views: 1258094

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Small things improve the breed? I think I am back to the side fine line tapes, the alloy side trims are still aa possibility but I do not want to drill mount clip fasteners in the car. The picture was supplied by Pbergs, its his car :D Imp027 This far the double line white fine line tape has not be...
by pbergs
Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9802
Views: 1258094

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

All good now Roy, Feel slightly stupid that I hadn't checked the age of the tyres before...but then 20 years doesn't seem as long when you are old a certain age!!
by pbergs
Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9802
Views: 1258094

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I've just converted my Stiletto back to drum brakes because the front wheels locked far too easily with the particular Viva disc conversion that it had, which had excessively large caliper pistons (albeit homologated for motor sport in an Imp). It now stops beautifully and progressively, even in th...
by pbergs
Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9802
Views: 1258094

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Thinking about it Peter...I will see if new tyres make any difference. I think my Stiletto is allergic to rain.
by pbergs
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9802
Views: 1258094

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

It said Stop so I did, it is the only bit of un paved road this car has been on since the restoration started. No good in the wet of course. I took my Stiletto out in serious rain for the first time since I bought it three years ago. Apart from the fact that the screen emitted a fine mist of water ...
by pbergs
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9802
Views: 1258094

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

[quote="African Imp"]It said Stop so I did, it is the only bit of un paved road this car has been on since the restoration started. No good in the wet of course. I took my Stiletto out in serious rain for the first time since I bought it three years ago. Apart from the fact that the screen emitted a...
by pbergs
Sun May 22, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 72 Stiletto Restoration - About time too!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2397

Re: 72 Stiletto Restoration - About time too!!!

Wish you well on the project.... It's a lonely business being a surviving Stiletto we look forward to one more runner on the database !
by pbergs
Wed May 11, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 199
Views: 67975

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Such a lot of fuss over a couple of hours work! :lol: Seriously a really useful resource and sterling work . How many man hours? If it hurts don't tell us!
by pbergs
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9802
Views: 1258094

Re: A Californinan drying out in South Africa

And 'Noddy' was embarrassed !! ....1968
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by pbergs
Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1340600

Re: Nods news - Ten years are up ( exactly )

Since you are all old lags and I'm a relatively new boy I think it's worth a mention that I have had nothing but good experiences in this club. I think we are all happy to see imps running and I have been helped out of trouble a few times by members giving time,advice and spare parts just for the lo...
by pbergs
Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Hillman Husky fresh from the paint shop
Replies: 50
Views: 20063

Re: Hillman Husky fresh from the paint shop

stilettohusky wrote:Stiletto dashboard now fitted to the MK1 husky shell mounting point had to be drilled to accept fixing points for dash.
I think the Stiletto dash is a stroke of genius...looks superb!
by pbergs
Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Hillman Husky fresh from the paint shop
Replies: 50
Views: 20063

Re: Hillman Husky fresh from the paint shop

stilettohusky wrote:Hi, please see attached photo of Stiletto Kickplate
Really jealous of those kick plates..Is your Stiletto signal red?
by pbergs
Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Oil Cooler
Replies: 12
Views: 2979

Re: Oil Cooler

tiker wrote:I would have liked to seen it before Ststrighting as I need one .there is one on eBay at the moment but looks like it came of worse with a lawnmower they seem to be getting rare now
The Nun is right ....the prongs were quite out of shape but bent back relatively easily. Good luck.