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by chris d
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 106007

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

great
2 sugars in my coffee then
we do have shops up north you know :lol: :lol:
see you Thursday
chris d
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by chris d
Wed May 29, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Irish Experience 4
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Re: Irish Experience 4

just to echo the above comments.
bl***y brilliant event.
great people great cars great country,what more could you want.
cheers
chris and sue
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by chris d
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75208

Re: libby the deluxe

hi gary
yes sport engine
original low mileage bottom end and a 180 sport head
she did come with a 533 head which is as good as a sport head
twin stroms sport cam etc
cheers
chris d
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by chris d
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75208

Re: libby the deluxe

finally got round to putting the engine and transaxle in new clutch and brake hydrolics fitted rear transom fitted new engine mount and bush fitted new handbrake cables fitted all done because i need to move her out the way so i can sort the stiletto out because hopefully she will be going to irelan...
by chris d
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 106007

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

well done andy
glad your back up and running
I did the opposite to you
sat on the sofa and did nothing
mojo missing
chris d
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by chris d
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: stella the stiletto
Replies: 420
Views: 112343

Re: stella the stiletto

so in may stella was involved with a calendar shoot for the local cancer charity now the calendar has been published I can reveal the picture all the ladies around her are or have been going through breast cancer pic below for your NICE comments. stella was the only car involved. if any body wants a...
by chris d
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 106007

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

buy a new dish washer :lol: :lol:
and some flowers
chris d
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by chris d
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75208

Re: libby the deluxe

cheers peter
missed under the seat base from the list of bits done
also got some under the front seat brackets as well
suspension already done
weather depending will have another go on sat to finish bits of
cheers
chris d
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by chris d
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Imp with Rover VVC power
Replies: 116
Views: 31613

Re: Imp with Rover VVC power

WOW
that's all I can say
engineering porn
the rear window is a work of art
keep going
chris d
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by chris d
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75208

Re: libby the deluxe

cheers andy I have a standard ball valve to operate the circuit. probably not use the car so much in the cold weather so open in summer only sunday I managed to spray some waxoil in the cills.front and rear wheel arches.rear window aperture front end below the heater motor.already done the front and...
by chris d
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 106007

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

good news andy
great looking car
you will soon have it sorted
good luck
chris d
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by chris d
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75208

Re: libby the deluxe

hi andy
yes mojo changes like the weather.
libby will hopfully be finished for next national
just got to pull my finger out
cheers
chris d
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by chris d
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75208

Re: libby the deluxe

cheers moose
yes blocking off the front is next
I wanted to slope it towards the rad but its too close to the front edge
but will block it off anyway
cheers
chris d
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by chris d
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75208

Re: libby the deluxe

hi gary the rad is a good fit but i cocked up. i put the divider in first because i was going to use the slighty smaller standard rad but when i balls up the standard rad i needed one to fit.took ages finding one most of the normal mocal ones were to wide by about an inch and didnt want to start cut...
by chris d
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75208

Re: libby the deluxe

cheers baz,peter stellas is a standard matrix and works ok,so im hoping this model will work a bit better. peter, I hope it doesn't pre heat the air to the screen,there is a divider between the horn box and rad,hopefully the air flow will exit to the left and out the n/s wheel arch.will see when she...
by chris d
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75208

Re: libby the deluxe

had a good day in the garage yesterday finally got the front rad fitted I had planned on using a spare heater matrix and modded the air box before painting. but on fitting, the new soldered pipes felt a little loose,and promply fell off so I had another go at soldering them on and another and anothe...
by chris d
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.
Replies: 65
Views: 25384

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

great national
relaxed, great weather/company,spent loads,laughed a lot
well done the organisers
roll on preston
chris d
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by chris d
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75208

Re: libby the deluxe

so managed to find a lot of the parts for libby cleaned out all the threads ready for the rebuild found my box of brake nuts and nipples but the coating had started to discolour with age and no dought a bit of damp so I have been re plating them with nickel. will post a pic later cheers chris d Imp0...
by chris d
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: stella the stiletto
Replies: 420
Views: 112343

Re: stella the stiletto

indeed back up and running did a calendar shoot for the local cancer charity that sue is involved with in may small picture appeared in local paper and will be included in the calendar. did a local charity car show 2 weeks ago and she was in the local paper again. picture is in imps in the press sec...
by chris d
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75208

Re: libby the deluxe

hi guys yes grahame that day is etched in my mind (crying in public and making an arse out of myself) but all for a good cause. what about the sussex lot as Baywatch that has got to be up there as well. pete. sue chose the colour,modern blue ford ka I think.she doesn't like green cars and seeing as ...
by chris d
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75208

Re: libby the deluxe

thanks andy for defending me against that big bully he always makes me cry. spend today cleaning all the mounting holes and threads (didn't realise they were so many) 7 in the brake/clutch plate 5 for the heater and water pipe 3 on the throttle mounting etc etc etc still havnt done them all,now my b...
by chris d
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75208

finally back from painter

so January turned into june but libby is finally back now the rebuild starts all the threaded nuts need cleaning out ie seat backs,gear change mount etc then I can start putting things on. screen wash jets and wiper mechanism will be first(that I remember from doing the stiletto) could I use 1/4 inc...
by chris d
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: stella the stiletto
Replies: 420
Views: 112343

Re: stella the stiletto

its a great day dug stella out of hibernation and she started with little fuss clutch was stuck so warmed her up and gently engaged 4th and pop unstuck clutch took her for a spin to the garage and treat her to some shell v power petrol £1.30 a litre. sun was shinning people were looking and pointing...
by chris d
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75208

Re: libby the deluxe

sorted the above,the frame lip was sprained,sorted with the hammer and dolly
the missing screw has never been there and its covered with the end cap
rootes saving money so all is good
back to sewing the steering wheel
cheers
chris d
by chris d
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75208

Re: libby the deluxe paint and dashboard

morning all libby will be home from the painter in the next week or so :D :D :D :D now the silly questions on the 75 dash the clock panel trim is held in by 6 screws.but I seem to be missing 1 in the top right corner nearest the drivers door. :?: :?: :?: :?: on the glove box side the cover trim that...
by chris d
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: WTG950H, a 1969 Californian.
Replies: 164
Views: 69576

Re: WTG950H, a 1969 Californian.

all the best for a quick recovery lars
chris d
by chris d
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75208

Re: libby the deluxe

cheers andy
yes silkaflex is the one, just could not remember the name of it.(getting old and losing my marbles)
pete got the clips but nice to know there still available.
cheers
chris d
by chris d
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75208

Re: libby the deluxe

cheers guys
I knew there would be an easy way
if the waxoil doesn't work ill glue it on with silicone or such like
merry Christmas
chris d
by chris d
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75208

Re: libby the deluxe

morning all season greetings libby is more or less in colour now so the rebuild begins one problem is the rear window trim that goes onto the roof edge do you put the clips in the trim or onto the roof to fit trying not to damage the paint will probably be more questions later and will try and sort ...
by chris d
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Adventures in Welding
Replies: 251
Views: 80032

Re: Adventures in Welding

great useful writeup simon
do you have any pics of the disassembly
I have a couple of pumps to do but am struggling to split them
woodruff keys removed but there still not splitting
cheers chris d
by chris d
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 106007

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

yes peter
stella the stiletto was 2 months approx. by a different painter
turned out to be nearly 20 months
only got it back by threatening the bloke with the wife
chris d
by chris d
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 106007

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

spoke to the painter and he going to start next week
recon about 4- 6 weeks and she should be done
will not be as long as stella that's for sure
different painter
YIPPEE
chris d
by chris d
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 199
Views: 65150

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

as above
me as well
awesome car and build
well done
chris d
by chris d
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 116960

Re: VAK The rebuild continues

well done scott
credit for the hard work and late nights
hope to see it one day
chris d
by chris d
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky.
Replies: 530
Views: 107593

Re: The Vusky. Back from the national

congrats dave
as above well deserved
shame I could not be there
would have had an extra vote from me
just don't put the singer in masterclass as well
we will be knacked to vote
congrats
chris d
by chris d
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 116960

Re: VAK The rebuild continues

excellent effort scott.well done
car is a credit to you and all the effort you have put in to her
now to enjoy her.
have a safe journey down south
all the best
chris d
by chris d
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 106007

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

I didn't know they did short parkas
chris d
by chris d
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Stan's Newest Adventures.
Replies: 129
Views: 49835

Re: Stan's Newest Adventures.

cracking little car
glad your on the mend andy
will have a look at that photo posting service your using
cheers chris d
by chris d
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75208

Re: libby the deluxe

cheers paul and andy the tacho is a smiths. yellow -blue -and black wires black will be earth. I'm going to temp wire it to the stiletto and see if I can get it to work. posting pictures I always resize to 800x600 using photobucket but they have blocked me and want money they can dogs danglies all t...
by chris d
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: WTG950H, a 1969 Californian.
Replies: 164
Views: 69576

Re: WTG950H, a 1969 Californian.

chin up lars
get well soon
nothing more important than life itself
there will be other nationals
all the best
chris d