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by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191306

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Shell is almost certainly bent all out of shape and quite drastically to be that far out - 8mm is way too much , id expect a max of 4mm on an unmolested non whacked shell , ideally it needs stripping out completely and sticking on a jig to yank it true , given its held together with epoxy i dont thi...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Rather boring update .
Replies: 533
Views: 107875

Re: The Vusky. Rather boring update .

617sqn wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:46 am
Thanks Dave and Merry Christmas 🎄🎅🌲🎁

Andy G
And to you young Sir :)
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Rather boring update .
Replies: 533
Views: 107875

Re: The Vusky.

Well ive not posted much as theres nothing really to report .
Basically ive just been using it , no ripping it to bits , no fixing stuff ( nout to fix ) , no altering stuff .
Just using it and having fun doing so.
End of update - back if theres anything worth posting :)
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191306

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Bobbycham wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:25 am
How much time does this car get out on the road,being driven ? It seems to spend a lot of time stripped down.


Bob Imp005
Its often in more bits than the average jigsaw :lol:
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191306

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

The Nun wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:42 am
I'm sure I've seen lots of these photos somewhere before in the past, unless I'm dreaming in my old age?
Your not dreaming , they are repeats , rather like most of TV now :lol:
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1304552

Re: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced

Changed the two fuse feed wires off the battery today on the Vusky , did the Singers yesterday having decided that anything on the positive battery terminal should be red , :)
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191306

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

617sqn wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:14 am
Those 2 drops would be considered a full cure in my garage. :roll:

Andy G
Anything less than a small puddle in mine :lol: :lol:
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1304552

Re: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .

Just made a new battery backing panel for the Singer . These were a factory option basically available to cover up the rust holes in the inner wing caused by the positive earth :shock: :o . I however use them as they eliminate any possibility between the battery terminals and the bodywork, I used so...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191306

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

617sqn wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:09 pm
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Roy could write about fog dust ! :lol:

Andy G
Great sticker , i need a few of these :lol:
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191306

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Ive got the proper Churchill tools for removing and refitting this seal - real easy with these :)
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1304552

Re: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .

Time will tell if its a good buy or not , early W203s suffered badly from rust , mines a facelift ( 2004 on ) so fully galvanised , your right though its the computer problems that will kill these off way before anything , im hoping the clock isnt the start of bad things
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1304552

Re: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .

These are a bargain atm. My son recently bought an E Class Estate for little money. They are FAB cars - he loves it! Also to bleed the brakes properly with an SBC fitted (every 2 years) you should do it with the Star Machine connected. The Star remotely operates valves in the SBC in order to system...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191306

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Your posting the same image on two different threads about the same thing - why :roll:
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191306

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Could it be its not actually metal but a previous repair :?:
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191306

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I don't think it would be a stress crack there more due to someone jacking or pulling out a previously dented panel and its split during the process, either they didn't notice or couldn't be bothered to fix it as long as the exterior looked right, it would let water and dirt into the voids behind t...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191306

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

That crack scares me somewhat , The joint isnt where your crack is , This is the Singers rear inner arch , joint is further in with overlapped continual welding much like the roof gutter. Personally id get all that underseal rubbish off and have a good look at whats going on . Im sorry to say but a ...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191306

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Thats a stress crack or possibly crash damage by the looks of it , never seen that in my life , almost looks like your shells splitting apart :o , thats a very structural part, bonding it isnt the answer , its a car not a boat :roll:
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1304552

Re: Nods news , Busy doing nothing ( working the whole day through )

Sometimes its the little things :)

Picked up four meters of door pocket edging today , exactly as factory :) - now all fitted on both cars , mine were split - in bits or falling off .
Not anymore :D :D
Pic is of half of it as id already done the Vuskys :)
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191306

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

plug fouling is possibly oil , maybe via the valve
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191306

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Hes doing 40mph and was in forth gear - on a road like that id be going a tad faster - running in or not :lol: , still shouldnt be taking pics though
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1304552

Re: Nods news , Busy doing nothing ( working the whole day through )

The Nun wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:18 pm
Did you have the indicator option retrofitted? :lol:
Its a Merc not a BMW :roll:
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1304552

Re: Nods news , Busy doing nothing ( working the whole day through )

bazzateer wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:35 am
New toy Dave?
Not an Imp , my new daily - an 06 C180K Merc
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1304552

Re: Nods news , Engine lid buffers .

Just in case your wondering why the updates just stopped . A post to say i still have this although apart from fitting a full set of Mike Dents brake shoes ive done nothing to it . I used it last Sunday and it ran fine , even put the heater back on - first time since April and thats working well , I...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191306

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Never had to lever the rear mount into place Or drive with it all loose to supposedly line it all up , usually it lines up itself give or take a mm or two , the only cars ive had that needed this levering got scrapped , must of been after a rear end shunt bent the shell up
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191306

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Seriously Roy - its an Imp engine - ITS GONNA LEAK , unless you dont put any oil in thats normal
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191306

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

with the head fitted dont you end up with a cylinder full of swarf doing it like that
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Rather boring update .
Replies: 533
Views: 107875

Re: The Vusky. Tooning check up.

Fitted a red LED floor light in here like i did on the Singer - only one though as vans are supposed to be poverty spec :lol:
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Rather boring update .
Replies: 533
Views: 107875

Re: The Vusky. Tooning check up.

Sorted out the radio wiring on this at long last
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191306

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

The Nun wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:18 am
Im sure Noddy must have an interior light "override off switch" in his cars?, if not is another project for him to do this winter :lol:

If you do it now Roy you might beat him to it?? 8)
Of course i do , well on the Singer anyway
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191306

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

if its the wedge / self tapping screw effort youd be better off throwing it in the bin
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191306

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

It is for a 45
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191306

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

My new toy is built in S Africa
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1304552

Re: Nods news , Engine lid buffers .

617sqn wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:04 pm
Nice job, Dave. I like the tippex idea - must get some. Does it make shutting the lid much harder ?

Andy G. Image Stan
No difference whatsoever , it just no longer rattles :D
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1304552

Re: Nods news , Newness buffers

So for as long as I can remember the Singers engine lid has had a slight rattle . This seemed to be caused by the passenger side top buffer not even touching the engine lid added to which the mounting bits on both were knackered so the were loose anyway . A year or so ago i got some rubber feet off ...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 106385

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Monday, actually. I finally ( I seem to use that phrase quite a bit ! ) fitted the van dipstick system to Stan. Made from aluminium tube bought from B&Q, bent to match an original via an mdf bender I made, and using a cleaned up original extended dipstick costing a fiver. Much more sophisticated wa...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191306

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I have checked, 810 Kpa is 117 pounds so I am way way down on compression, the engine still runs rather well and uses no oil though. That is low :shock: , thats around 7 to 1 comp ratio compared to the 10 to 1 its supposed to be , even a low comp van engine is 8 to 1 ( 140psi ) , last time i tested...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1304552

Re: Nods news , Two engine lid stays .

Today was inadvertently a cooling test day . 26˚c Ambient temp , 18 miles of constant driving , some around 40mph to 60mph and ten at a constant 70mph ( 74 on the speedo ) - heater off obviously . Max temp achieved according to my infra red thing was 84˚C with the gauge showing a fraction past the m...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1304552

Re: Nods news , Two engine lid stays .

Picture posting test
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: National awards winners?
Replies: 33
Views: 2165

Re: National awards winners?

Im pleased common sense has prevailed and the results are being put on here , what im less pleased about is the rigmarole required for this to happen . Ive just rejoined the club after much thought , almost wish i hadnt bothered :roll: Its no wonder i couldnt be arsed going to national this year
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: National awards winners?
Replies: 33
Views: 2165

Re: National awards winners?

Why the secret :roll: , surely this is THE IMP CLUB OFFICIAL FORUM and should be used as such with results of THE IMP CLUB national weekend posted on it . I fail to see what the feckin secret is :evil: . And you lot wonder why the forums dying -bl00dy crap like this is part of it Rant over :twisted: