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by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Bit of wiring
Replies: 530
Views: 102027

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. Bit of wiring
Replies: 530
Views: 102027

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: 9304
Views: 1121109

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: 9304
Views: 1121109

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: 9304
Views: 1121109

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: 9304
Views: 1121109

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 , Engine lid buffers .
Replies: 5942
Views: 1264370

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 , Engine lid buffers .
Replies: 5942
Views: 1264370

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: 97129

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: 9304
Views: 1121109

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 , Engine lid buffers .
Replies: 5942
Views: 1264370

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 , Engine lid buffers .
Replies: 5942
Views: 1264370

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: 1308

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: 1308

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:
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Engine lid buffers .
Replies: 5942
Views: 1264370

Re: Nods news , Two engine lid stays .

The Nun wrote:
Dave ' Linwood ' Lane wrote:Rear shoes just arnt cutting it , think il hunt some NOS ones down with added nastiness :roll:
You mean thats As.best.os you can do now? :shock:
:lol: :lol: . think il get hold of Moose :)
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Engine lid buffers .
Replies: 5942
Views: 1264370

Re: Nods news , Two engine lid stays .

Rear shoes just arnt cutting it , think il hunt some NOS ones down with added nastiness :roll:
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Outstanding effort by Richard Murtha
Replies: 15
Views: 850

Re: Outstanding effort by Richard Murtha

Thats an outstanding jesture , well done Richard :D
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9304
Views: 1121109

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Noddy, Thanks on the advice, in this case the sport distributor is as new, so I suspect no issue there. What I did find when I fitted it was a marked increase in the power band, that has slowly vanished. I will fit a rebuilt AC fuel pump in the morning and see if that changes things? Just coz its n...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9304
Views: 1121109

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Check the dizzys not worn with a dwell meter , Dwell angle shouldnt vary by more than 5˚no matter how hard you rev it , any more than that and the dizzys goosed esp if its over 4000RPM . What happens is the centre shaft starts to run eccentrically which closes the points gap up until a point is reac...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Engine lid buffers .
Replies: 5942
Views: 1264370

Re: Nods news , two engine lid stays

Been planning this for months and today I finally sorted the double engine lid stays . they only ever had one on the left which isnt up to much really .I made the bottom part of the drivers side from scratch in the end as the factory L/H one was handed completely wrong , just like the mountings for ...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9304
Views: 1121109

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

you need a restrictor in it really , i used a 0.8 copper welding tip jammed in the pipe close to the inlet
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9304
Views: 1121109

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Ive had one in the Vusky for a decade or so , great gauges to have , full face like mine are much better though . cant post a pic as this antiquated forum says the pic quotas full :roll:
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 97129

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Have a little panic :o
Out in the Vusky earlier. suddenly started running like a bad of shite :?

Felt really serious but quickly spotted the vacuum gauge wasnt working :roll:

The Pipe that feeds the gauge had split and come off the inlet manifold.

Yep that would do it then :D
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9304
Views: 1121109

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

With twin carbs though owners tend to set them up both the same, thinking thats it balancing done, 2 turns down etc, throttle opening identical etc, but in fact thats wrong, that is just the starting point in order to set them up properly. If the engine absolutely perfect and equal that might be co...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: EHK 744G - 1969 Super
Replies: 72
Views: 12882

Re: EHK 744G - 1969 Super

Chrome strip nuts just screw onto the plastic on the clip so levering up very slightly whilst undoing will get them off
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9304
Views: 1121109

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

difficult to tell exactly but 2 and 3 look a bit rich , either that or 1 and 4 are weak Dave, your correct but given i am using twin Strombergs I cannot do much about it! On my SUs the carb pairs vary if they are set wrong , never have i had the middle two run a different colour to the outer two :o
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9304
Views: 1121109

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

difficult to tell exactly but 2 and 3 look a bit rich , either that or 1 and 4 are weak
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Engine lid buffers .
Replies: 5942
Views: 1264370

Re: Nods news , Bit of a service

Having just fitted and adjusted a NOS set of rear shoes on the Singer ive had in the loft at least 10 years ive just noticed they are Asbestos free :roll:

Probably wouldnt stop a stationary bicycle however they are on so we will see - or die trying :(
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Engine lid buffers .
Replies: 5942
Views: 1264370

Re: Nods news , Bit of a service

African Imp wrote:
Dave, in my case the rotor was not changed, the stator was which is why I have a spare one and which was giving a 24 volt output,

The rectifier was one of those small square ones with the 4 terminals on it.
Normally changing the stator wont change the voltage at all
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Engine lid buffers .
Replies: 5942
Views: 1264370

Re: Nods news , Bit of a service

Dave, Thanks, I think I have the grasp of what your talking about? :) Can you tell me why the Aerogen 4 wind generator stator that I have is 24 volt and not the 12 volt that I required at the time? Windings or wire numbers? etc etc. stator is the output , the rotor controls the voltage so winding t...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Engine lid buffers .
Replies: 5942
Views: 1264370

Re: Nods news , Bit of a service

Dave, how many meters of extra wire went into the third stator you made up? More than would normally be used or is it another trick? Imp027 no extra wire , its all trickery . For example lets say 10 turns of 1mm wire so 10 wires per slot gives 40A , so if you put in 5 turns of 1mm wire but run two ...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Engine lid buffers .
Replies: 5942
Views: 1264370

Re: Nods news , Playing with Alternators again - fitted .

Oil and filter changed in both cars today , I always do them the same day as it saves trying to remember whats due and when :lol: Once filled , spun over on the starter for a bit then fired up , as soon as the gauge picks up straight off again , i recon the filter and oil cooler swallow a pint at le...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9304
Views: 1121109

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

If we can assume and in my case I do so, that since the transaxle was last filled with the correct Shell hypoid gear oil and that no oil has leaked out since that time, Its reasonable to say that the oil iis still in the transaxle. Picture taken just now. All mine leak , even one just rebuilt , but...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 97129

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Fitted some new plugs in the Vusky - NGK BPR6EIX
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Bit of wiring
Replies: 530
Views: 102027

Re: The Vusky. Tooning check up.

617sqn wrote::o :o Why ever not ?

Andy G
If im honest right now I Really cant be bothered
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Bit of wiring
Replies: 530
Views: 102027

Re: The Vusky. Tooning check up.

bazzateer wrote:You should offer a tune up service at National Dave!
Might be difficult as im not going :roll:
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Bit of wiring
Replies: 530
Views: 102027

Re: The Vusky. Lock cover replacement .

Seeing as i was given the CO meter a few weeks back and tooned up the Singer with it with great success i thought id check the Vuskys today . a bit rich at 5% on tickover so I lowered it a tad , its now set at 4% ( 4.4% on this meter ) , balance was spot on as was the plug colours . Advanced the tim...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 97129

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Fit new spark plugs then go out in the Singer to check the newness alternators OK which it is :D
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Engine lid buffers .
Replies: 5942
Views: 1264370

Re: Nods news , Playing with Alternators again.

I dare say it is fair to say that the alternator has much better efficiency than the old generator, and would take less power to drive even with the higher output? Also the cut-in rpm would be for the alternator, so below idle speed for the engine when installed? Probably so , cut in on this is rea...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Engine lid buffers .
Replies: 5942
Views: 1264370

Re: Nods news , Playing with Alternators again.

New alternator works a treat , 14.4V at 800RPM tickover. :D . Quite chuffed my winding is generating electricery to power my home made wiring loom :D
Total weight is 2.35KG - Light for an alternator :)

Looks good I recon 8)