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by impmann
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Model and Scale Imps / Imp Based Talk
Topic: Imp models seen in Hout Bay, RSA
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: Imp models seen in Hout Bay, RSA

Interesting "Stiletto" model... :?
by impmann
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.
Replies: 65
Views: 24895

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

Area Centre Co-ordinator wrote:.
To see your son showing your Imp to Rosemary is for me one of the things that make this club what it is.
Dave
Me too. Plus having Rosemary go along with having Ben explain to her what each bit of the engine bay did was priceless. Magic stuff, thank you Rosemary! 8)
by impmann
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Track Day Kendrew Barracks 4th August
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Re: Track Day Kendrew Barracks 4th August

Sounds good - I doubt I'll be partaking though, as I don't want to break the car now I've just got it working again!!

Just a question - why didn't you use the airfield next door to the event? Vickie is doing a track day there on Friday (Aerial Atom).
by impmann
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Bit of wiring
Replies: 530
Views: 105246

Re: The Vusky. Yet more clutch fun !!!!!

bazzateer wrote:Surprised you didn't fit grease nipples to prevent future wear Dave. :wink:
To what - the pedal or the clutch? :wink: :lol:
by impmann
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 13 years ago Today
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Re: 13 years ago Today

8)
by impmann
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Model and Scale Imps / Imp Based Talk
Topic: New Ginetta G15 model
Replies: 6
Views: 1277

Re: New Ginetta G15 model

I have one here (at work) and it is very nice - I may end up buying it for my own collection, as I believe they are all sold out now and this one has to go back to the distributor once the magazine has finished with it. I get what you are saying about the cost. Sad fact is that away from Vanguards a...
by impmann
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Full English weekend. North Devon. June 22nd weekend
Replies: 70
Views: 32348

Re: Full English weekend. North Devon. June 22nd weekend

Thank you to Jason and James for organising a superb chilled out event. The pub were *AMAZING* - couldn't be any more helpful if they tried - and the site was divine.

And Ben says thanks for the "awesome" time he had with all his "Imp Club friends". 8)
by impmann
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1967 Sunbeam Imp Sport
Replies: 12
Views: 6045

Re: 1967 Sunbeam Imp Sport

I would say Green... but then, I've always regretted letting go of that car. 8)
by impmann
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Full English weekend. North Devon. June 22nd weekend
Replies: 70
Views: 32348

Re: Full English weekend. North Devon. June 22nd weekend

bazzateer wrote:Looking forward to it :D Just 7 more sleeps!

Or six if you live with Ben... :lol: (He won't sleep the night before)
by impmann
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The start of the journey
Replies: 71
Views: 9207

Re: The start of the journey

all early cars they were fixed to the support you have there with a single stud/nut. Doesnt matter to how its works of course it does the job any way fixed or floating, it just isnt right for an early car thats all. Not *quite* Peter... The early cars (like Skye, our 1964) didn't have the bracket -...
by impmann
Wed May 30, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 29769

Re: Yoeddynzs 1965 Datsun enginned Imp. Yay for solid floors

Many moons ago, I was investigating running a twin circuit system on the Imp using the master cylinder from a Renault 5. My reasoning... I saw one on the counter of the local motor factors and it wasn't much bigger physically than an Imp one, which meant I thought it could be persuaded to fit under ...
by impmann
Thu May 17, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Model and Scale Imps / Imp Based Talk
Topic: New Ginetta G15 model
Replies: 6
Views: 1277

Re: New Ginetta G15 model

The main UK Autocult distributor has just sent a mail saying that the RRP is £90.99 and there should be stock shortly. :-)
by impmann
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Model and Scale Imps / Imp Based Talk
Topic: New Ginetta G15 model
Replies: 6
Views: 1277

New Ginetta G15 model

https://www.autocult-models.de/models/autocult-05020/

Looks nice - Autocult stuff is generally very good. Its a limited release (genuine limited release - unlike some other brands) so I'd move fast...
by impmann
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ZZR1100 Chamois
Replies: 152
Views: 44282

Re: ZZR1100 Chamois

TBH, I'd just proceed as normal - MOT the car (it won't be MOT exempt due to the mods) and insure it, and drive it. If anyone asks for an engineers report go down that route, but otherwise just continue as before.

If anyone asks, just say that it has had a front rad for more than 30 years. ;-)
by impmann
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ZZR1100 Chamois
Replies: 152
Views: 44282

Re: ZZR1100 Chamois

Thing is... some Imps have had big holes for front rads since the late 1960s. In fact, my old 1967 Californian was fitted with a 998, plus works front rad before it was a year old - and there's a pic of it on the cover of CCC yumping during a rallycross event, plus a video of it blasting around a ra...
by impmann
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 29769

Re: Yoeddynzs 1965 Datsun powered Hillman Imp - welding begi

Excellent work... looking great. Great to see *repairs* not blanket replacement - and I totally agree with you about making things concours perfect. There's a time and place for that - and if that's what you want, great... go for it. But, I prefer cars that you can drive, enjoy and repair yourself -...
by impmann
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nice bit of recycling
Replies: 37
Views: 4483

Re: Nice bit of recycling

Something that is often forgotten... a *lot* of the original factory panels were rejects from the line. If they needed fettling to fit outside of the normal expectations, they were removed from the line to be sold as factory repair panels through the spares network - as the expectation was they woul...
by impmann
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The start of the journey
Replies: 71
Views: 9207

Re: The start of the journey

I agree with Grahame completely about the 'abruptness' of LEDs. I can't see any need for them. Well... actually there were tests done at the beginning of the noughties about this (sadly can't find this online right now, but had a paper copy in the office back in the day). From a safety perspective,...
by impmann
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: doms clan.
Replies: 45
Views: 4947

Re: doms clan.

How did I miss this on the book of face??????

Looking ACE mate. Very jealous.
by impmann
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Model and Scale Imps / Imp Based Talk
Topic: 2013 IMP 50 ans
Replies: 114
Views: 39464

Re: 2013 IMP 50 ans

The Nun wrote:Crayford? 8)
I think he's based in France, Peter... :wink:
by impmann
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Model and Scale Imps / Imp Based Talk
Topic: Bevan Imp
Replies: 7
Views: 1999

Re: Bevan Imp

If you look carefully in that picture you can see that the body casting isn't the same (or even an adaptation) - the sill length is different, as is the projection in front of the front wheels. Plus the plastic base is inboard of the sills - the Vanguards base encompasses the sills and lower valence...
by impmann
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Model and Scale Imps / Imp Based Talk
Topic: Bevan Imp
Replies: 7
Views: 1999

Re: Bevan Imp

Glad you think so, Tim. I haven't removed mine from the base yet, but I will shortly as mine all get displayed in a glass fronted cabinet. I don't usually keep the boxes or plinths anyway. They're to look at in my house, rather than as an "investment". Perhaps removal will give a clue as to the ori...
by impmann
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Model and Scale Imps / Imp Based Talk
Topic: Bevan Imp
Replies: 7
Views: 1999

Re: Bevan Imp

Its a great model. We are trying to work out the source of it - Atlas don't own their own dies, so they use existing toolings/castings for their own colourways. For example the Atlas Police Imp uses the old Vanguards/Corgi die. This one is held to the plinth using the triangular head screws you get ...
by impmann
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 74301

Re: libby the deluxe

Chris, On my car, the clips came off with the trim so when I reinstalled it, I applied a thick layer of waxoyl over the seam and then another into the trim and then clipped it back on. My idea being that if it scratched the paint on the body, the waxoyl would seal it in so no moisture would get into...
by impmann
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018
Replies: 85
Views: 27412

Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Static booked. :-)
by impmann
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP
Replies: 104
Views: 32965

Re: HAF 699N GREETHAM IMP

I'm so glad this is staying Imp powered - I'm sure there was one of the Greetham Imps that was going to get a bike engine up its bum. IIRC it had been painted electric blue too - if I'm honest, I thought it was this one, so I'm doubly glad to see it's kept its lovely yellow paint.
by impmann
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Bit of wiring
Replies: 530
Views: 105246

Re: The Vusky. Engine in - failed

Well the clutch is in and it runs - and its still shit but less so . No judder changing down or up but nasty when pulling away or reversing . Maybe it just needs to bed in a bit Verdict = I GIVE UP You didn't wait for me to come down and give you a hand... :evil: Anyhoo... nasty pulling away or rev...
by impmann
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Picture retrieval
Replies: 15
Views: 3613

Re: Picture retrieval

I've removed the add in.. Photobucket shouldn't offer a free service and then hold you to ransom later. I'd have no gripe with them if they had frozen the old accounts and required new ones for new photo sharing. As for Image Shack, who deleted my photos and the account - well they can go rot in he...
by impmann
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK, NPN & LYH) - New kid on the block
Replies: 1237
Views: 386959

Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK, NPN & LYH) - New kid on the block

philgsmith wrote:It's not going to rain !....
Never rains in Wales... its just that their sunshine is liquid.
by impmann
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.
Replies: 76
Views: 73351

Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Due to work and school holiday clashes, we aren't going to be there this year... hope you all have a great time.
by impmann
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 777
Views: 303339

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Gary Same here, I have the original which fits great, the one off a 64 which also fits great but it belongs to the 64 so I cannot nick it :-( One I picked up along the way which is mint, I need to lever it in and the stud at one side wont fit, suspect later car The one I picked up off the P plate c...
by impmann
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Bit of wiring
Replies: 530
Views: 105246

Re: The Vusky. Back from the national

617sqn wrote:Perhaps someone in the know should take the time to list them all here, on the Imp Club Forum. Is it not what it's for ? Communication ?

Andy G
Nope - a forum is for debate. :wink:
by impmann
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Bit of wiring
Replies: 530
Views: 105246

Re: The Vusky. Back from the national

[ when we used to have the Most Used and Abused category (am I the only one to lament its passing?). No Grahame, you most certainly are not. I have even said I'll sponsor it in the past, but apparently the feeling is its somehow not compatible with the modern Imp Club. I also feel that the winner o...
by impmann
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Bit of wiring
Replies: 530
Views: 105246

Re: The Vusky. Back from the national

I'm stunned that Andy's AA van didn't win a prize - its beautiful. However, I'm stunned that is taken this long for the Vusky to win *something* - there can't be many prize winners that have had a car on top of them in a scrap yard, though. FWIW, I took a concious decision three years ago not to vot...
by impmann
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN
Replies: 61
Views: 51579

Re: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN

Big thanks to ALL the team who put this year's National together - Ben, Vickie and I had a great time. We really appreciated the laid back atmosphere and the idea of suggested destinations rather than the formally organised runs. The barn dance was appreciated by Ben - he loved it. As did the bar st...
by impmann
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN
Replies: 61
Views: 51579

Re: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN

For those coming from North of London, an alternative... Take the M20 to Maidstone and pick up the Headcorn Road instead of taking the A229 down to Cranbrook. This is a meandering route through the Weald of Kent so its rather pleasant - it passes through Headcorn, Biddenden (superb Cider from there)...
by impmann
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Information for times at the Dartford crossing.
Replies: 1
Views: 1465

Re: Information for times at the Dartford crossing.

Having been stuck on the M25 at 3am for 2hours in traffic, there is no rhyme or reason to it. Its London - therefore busy. Don't bank on anything with that road... except that it will take longer than you want it to. Frankly, for the cost of the toll is it really worth getting up that early to save ...
by impmann
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 101674

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Rear seat belts fitted so that Ben can ride in the back of Pele safely.

Oh and an oil change.

Hopefully the old girl will hold together for her trip daaahn saaaf.

I would put pics up... but 1) Photobucket is f*cked and 2) this site is a bit daft about its rules concerning the size of images...
by impmann
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: National Weekend - PARTS FOR RECONDITIONING
Replies: 8
Views: 3992

Re: National Weekend - PARTS FOR RECONDITIONING

is there some kind of incentive to give up parts for reconditioning that may have some residual value ? Mikey I think that is now a big issue - it is for me. I have waterpump casings and radiators in my stash that in previous years I would have donated to the club (and have done... many times) for ...