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by Pog
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14185

Re: EHK 744G - 1969 Super

Ah no, the left sheet was flipped around, so that's the underside which is why they look different. I'm using 0.8mm flux cored wire (gasless), although I did choose a welder which was able to run gas as well if I wanted to go that way. I liked the idea of gasless welding as it's one less thing to th...
by Pog
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14185

Re: EHK 744G - 1969 Super

Hi all, Excited about this update as it's the start of my journey into welding! I did plenty of research and settled on a Draper MIG welder. Then I made sure I got all the safety kit I needed: gloves, apron and auto darkening helmet. Then I did even more reading and watching of youtube tutorials to ...
by Pog
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14185

Re: EHK 744G - 1969 Super

There's a couple of small welding jobs that will need taking care of once the underseal is removed. Not done any before so will need to do plenty of practicing to get the settings/technique down (part of the fun of this project is teaching myself new skills). What thickness of steel should I be gett...
by Pog
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14185

Re: EHK 744G - 1969 Super

Hi all, Apologies for the lack of updates, been hard to find the time to sit down and document anything, although I've been far from dormant, got lots to talk about! The car is now a complete bare shell, successfully removed the front and rear suspension assemblies (the rear was a bit more challengi...
by Pog
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14185

Re: EHK 744G - 1969 Super

Thanks guys, helpful as usual. Felt like I've been quite productive recently. Garage is finally looking like a proper workspace. Now have a white board with a to do list (plus some 'impspiration' to keep me going!), so hopefully I'll start ticking things off. Which brings me to a crossroad of a deci...
by Pog
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14185

Re: EHK 744G - 1969 Super

Hi all, Been a while since I last posted. Holidays and other plans means I haven't spent as much time on Betty as I'd like. The majority of my 'car' time has been spent doing up the garage. I took all your advice and have painted the inside white, it's definitely made it feel brighter and easier to ...
by Pog
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14185

Re: EHK 744G - 1969 Super - feel in way over my head!

Hi all, Some great advice mentioned. Got myself and impact driver - best £15 I've ever spent! What a great little tool. After cleaning the inside of wheel arch it loosened the lower hinge bolts easily enough, but the top hinge bolts still won't budge! Funny how you all said they should be the easies...
by Pog
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14185

Re: EHK 744G - 1969 Super - feel in way over my head!

Hi all, Definitely still enthusiastic, but this weekend's work has been a mix of highs and lows! Highs: Finished the sound deadening removal! I realise most of you would have done this in a day rather than the 3 weekends it's taken me, but I'm enjoying the journey! Bit of surface rust in the corners...
by Pog
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14185

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

This is going to be a fun thread to follow. Its always fun to re-live the 'first forays into classic car fettling' through newbie threads like this :-) I'm excited for you. It looks like you do indeed have a very solid looking base to start with! I wish my floors had been like that. Ah thank you so...
by Pog
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14185

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

Spent a good few hours in the garage on Sunday, continuing to dismantle the car. Rear seat bench and frame is out (that's the interior completely bare now), rear window hatch is out, engine lid is off, bumpers are off and the rear crossmember is off too. One trivial little thing that's stumped me th...
by Pog
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14185

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

Thanks guys. Quick question. I'm currently sorting through the years worth of parts that have come with the car. Old rubber window seals and hoses, which are clearly hard and splitting - clearly not suitable to be used anymore, but do they have any other uses anywhere else or are they only good for ...
by Pog
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14185

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

That's a Stiletto steering wheel just missing its centre cap Oh awesome! That'll do nicely. Exciting thing came through the post for me today... The V5 for the car in my name! It's official! The previous owner even gave me a small folder which included the original registration document for the car...
by Pog
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14185

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

The garage looks a bit dark. Looks like you may have power. I'd recommend painting the walls an ceiling with a few coats of white emulsion and fitting a couple of cheap flourescent lights before you start on the car. It'll make a huge difference. Some helpful advice there. I didn't think it was tha...
by Pog
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14185

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

Nice one - presumably that's the one that was advertised in the November club mag (Impromptu)? If so, looks like you got a bargain! Do keep us posted on how it goes. The very one! Indeed, it was just the right car at the right price at the right time with the right people. The old couple were just ...
by Pog
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14185

Re: My first ever car project - and I've chosen an Imp!

Thanks Oli, included in the sale of the car however was no less than 4 engines in various states of finish! So I definitely have a choice of blocks! Kind of you to suggest though. Forum question.. how do I change the header of this thread so that becomes the new title? I thought I did it by changing...
by Pog
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14185

EHK744G - 1969 Super - first venture into car restoration!

Well guys, I've been looking forward to making this post for 4 years... I finally have an Imp in the garage! I still can't quite believe it, and now I'm totally overwhelmed and have absolutely no idea what I'm doing... But I just can't wait to get stuck in. The car was partially stripped by the prev...
by Pog
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois
Replies: 1114
Views: 514216

Re: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois

How exciting IM! Life sure knows how to get in the way eh? I know all too well, it's been 3 years since I decided an Imp is for me and 2 house moves, getting married and change of career means I'm still Impless! :roll: Sounds like your now in a position to start making some real progress, which is a...
by Pog
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Adventures in Welding
Replies: 251
Views: 79886

Re: Adventures in Welding

Excellent write up on the pump, I picked up one from this years National that will need a full strip down. Your photos make it look like something I could manage myself :)

Many thanks,
Pog
by Pog
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9604
Views: 1182356

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Well it's only taken me the best part of 3 weeks of on-and-off reading, but I have just finished all 167 pages of this thread - I have to say that this has been such an incredible transformation! The car is a credit to you Roy and is easily one of the best finished Cali's around. Your attention to d...
by Pog
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky.
Replies: 530
Views: 107311

Re: The Vusky- - newness shiny bits added + some dirt

What are the wheels in part 7? Like the look of 'em and not come across them before!
by Pog
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky.
Replies: 530
Views: 107311

Re: The Vusky- - newness shiny bits added + some dirt

Wonderful story! The Vusky has gone through some incredible transformations. And it always amazes me at how it's all done by you! Everything from paint to electrics, is there anything you can't do! A real inspiration to us all.

Pog
by Pog
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14185

Re: My first ever car project - and I've chosen an Imp!

Been a while since my last post, things have been up the air these past few months as I've recently started a new job. Quite the change in career path as I went from technology to the motor industry! Really delighted that I've managed to join a training program with Lexus! It has meant a drop in sal...
by Pog
Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1299965

Re: Nods news, Yet more welding - this time the Singer

Well it's taken me a good 2 weeks of here and there reading, but I have finally finished all 115 of your wonderful thread, Dave! You're a true inspiration to anyone wishing to look after any car, not just an Imp. I've never come across anyone with such a broad spectrum of technical skills under thei...
by Pog
Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Gilbert: The Green One- and Monte "head" for Hatton
Replies: 61
Views: 19721

Re: Gilbert: The Green One- and Monte "head" for Hatton

I certainly voted for Monte! A wonderful looking car with a truly impressive journey behind it. I remember the interior being particularly smart, would you mind posting some more photos of it here?

Pog
by Pog
Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Petula , "66" Singer
Replies: 224
Views: 68623

Re: Petula , "66" Singer

LOVE the colour! Would have never have thought such a modern colour would suit a classic, but it looks top notch. Well done sir.

Pog
by Pog
Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14185

Re: My first ever car project - and I've chosen an Imp!

Hey guys, Well it's taken a good couple weeks of soaking, wiggling, more soaking, but the last piston is free and the strip down is complete! https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4420/36790764966_0d6e126376_k.jpg Last piston out! by Godfrey Hatton , on Flickr Well, 99% complete. What on earth is this bit ...
by Pog
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14185

Re: My first ever car project - and I've chosen an Imp!

Thanks IM. Chesman Engineering is less than an hour away from me, I think it'd be in pretty safe hands with them :D

I plan to have the parts vapour blasted, want a real nice finish to them.

Pog
by Pog
Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14185

Re: My first ever car project - and I've chosen an Imp!

Ah that's what they mean, thanks guys! Fount of knowledge you lot :) Now. The sump is off : https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4438/36169123453_dc9a28b3b6_k.jpg IMG_0424 by Godfrey Hatton , on Flickr But the timing chain cover will not budge. I can't find any bolts that are still holding it together, ha...
by Pog
Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14185

Re: My first ever car project - and I've chosen an Imp!

Exciting update guys! Well firstly, picked up a great deal on a proper 90pc socket set with non metric sizes, so that's a great addition for me. ImpManiac, you're my hero! I had one of those screw together handles from a decking stain brush which worked perfectly for extending the handle. Not gonna ...
by Pog
Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14185

Re: My first ever car project - and I've chosen an Imp!

Well guys, sustained my first injury! These head bolts are properly tight. After the last failed attempt, I doused them in WD40, which seemed to do the trick as the first 3 bolts did start to unscrew, but the 4th just wouldn't move. I put my absolute back into it and the socket slipped off the bolt ...
by Pog
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14185

Re: My first ever car project - and I've chosen an Imp!

Well I followed Kilty's advice and left the dowel where it is, removed the cam carrier without snapping the camshaft, so that's good. Question: all these 11mm nuts and spacers - they can all be used wherever can't they? They don't need to go back on the bolt they came from? I then attempted to undo ...
by Pog
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14185

Re: My first ever car project - and I've chosen an Imp!

Spent my first 15 mins on the engine! I thought I could start by removing the broken spark plugs, but my sockets didn't go big enough and the adjustable spanner I have didn't go wide enough either! I get the feeling this is going to happen quite a lot as I start out and realize I don't have the righ...
by Pog
Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14185

Re: My first ever car project - and I've chosen an Imp!

Welcome along - engines not an L4 though -7010171 is a standard MK2 head - L4s have the numbers 71981533 on them. See, I should have known that, must have got too excited and mixed up my numbers. Ah well. I know the mk2 heads can go to sport valve sizes, but can you modify the head for the oil drai...
by Pog
Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 85
Views: 14185

EHK 744G - 1969 Super

Hi everyone, This post has been 3 years in the making and I couldn't be more excited - this shall be my very own build thread! A bit of background - I was never really into cars as a kid, until I started to learn the joys of driving at 17 and it was then I knew that someday I would want a car projec...
by Pog
Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: WICKED WELSH DATES 2013 (with pics!!)
Replies: 136
Views: 43332

Re: WICKED WELSH DATES 2013 (with pics!!)

Well guys! I'm so glad I made the trip on the train down, even if it was brief, it was totally worth it! Noddy, I saw your car going the other way while I was in the taxi going to the site... not surprised it won best Chammy, it looked fab on the road! A huuuge thanks goes to Sue and Andy, who not o...
by Pog
Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: WICKED WELSH DATES 2013 (with pics!!)
Replies: 136
Views: 43332

Re: WICKED WELSH DATES 2013 (with pics!!)

So I'll still be getting the train down tomorrow, arriving in Abergavenny at 13:02 (this is the earliest I can make it). Is the offer for a lift up to Pandy still on the cards Gurns/Noddy/anyone else that's willing? :)

Pog
by Pog
Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 219516

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Rear window - I got the answer why!!!

It was just a fascinating read! What I loved was the amount of pictures to go with the words.

I plan to. I'm one of the club's newest members, so doing all the research I can before jumping head first into a project of my own!

Pog
by Pog
Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 219516

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Rear window - I got the answer why!!!

Well it's taken me about a week, but I've done it. Been silently lurking in the background, reading every page of this thread, soaking up all the tips I can. Now I'm up to date, I felt the need to add my support. And I have to say, hats off to you Sammy! Your attention to detail is phenomenal and it...
by Pog
Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: WICKED WELSH DATES 2013 (with pics!!)
Replies: 136
Views: 43332

Re: WICKED WELSH DATES 2013 (with pics!!)

Sunday trains in around here are non existent until 11am... Shropshire doesn't work like the rest of the country haha. So that's a shame I'll miss the main event :(

Ha, awesome Noddy! That would certainly make the trip worthwhile, looking forward to it now :)

Pog
by Pog
Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: WICKED WELSH DATES 2013 (with pics!!)
Replies: 136
Views: 43332

Re: WICKED WELSH DATES 2013 (with pics!!)

Aw really? That would be great! The earliest train will get me to Abergavenny at 13:02. Then there's a train every hour up til about 7, so that gives me a few good hours to come and play :)

I won't be camping no, Sunday's the only day I've got off that week.. sigh.