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by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1969 Sunbeam Imp Michael0008
Replies: 11
Views: 176

Re: 1969 Sunbeam Imp Michael0008

Timings way out , id say start with checking the timing and dwell angle for dizzy wear
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9850
Views: 1261566

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

still miles out though
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1342249

Re: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .

And Willow the cat sitting on the Vusky to keep it Imp related :lol:
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1342249

Re: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .

Does 'BOBS INTANK FILTER' tm sit over the outlet inside the tank? I made something to sit over mine but have not yet fitted it because I was wondering how to make it so it wouldn't move about? More photos of cats please Dave... :-) Sits on a rare earth magnet , extremely powerful little monkeys . m...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1342249

Re: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .

Back in Nov 2018 I trial fitted one of the very first in tank fuel filters that Bob Picton was doing. Unknown to him I also fitted a new inline filter by the carbs . The idea being to test wether anything gets through Bobs filter and is therefor caught and visible in the rear filter . Well 14 months...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport
Replies: 129
Views: 42596

Re: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport

Claret metallic :?:
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118654

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

It sure is a tip from Nods news Andy. :D You have to pay attention to what he does to his Imps and remember them for your own. :wink: Been meaning to do that one for ages. Cheers Col Copycat :lol: :lol: , Works well though , as long as you keep the spring tab in place you can chop quite a lot out ....
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1342249

Re: Nods news , Time for refection plus year end report .

617sqn wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:49 am
There's one "L" of a missing letter in your title, Dave ! :o

:lol:

Andy G
Sorted :D
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1342249

Re: Nods news , Singers as old as me for a few months

Bobbycham wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:31 pm

Have a good Christmas Dave
Did you get my email?

Bob Imp005
Thanks , and to you and yours - no ive not got an email from you :(
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1342249

Re: Nods news , Time for refection .

Year end report . Only 7 pages of waffle this year so less than usual. TBH not much serious stuff was done although respraying the front off side wing was fairly major . Building the extra engine lid support was a challenge but well worth it . Other than this it was just bits and pieces that i alter...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1342249

Re: Nods news , Singers as old as me for a few months

Anyone ever notice that early L717 lenses have two slots a third of the way up inside .

These are for alloy reflectors .

Anyway yesterday whilst faffing about in the loft i found a pair of these so thought id fit em in .

They really do concentrate the light better giving a brighter indicator :D
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1342249

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

Singer came off the production line 55 years ago tomorrow
Happy birthday you little Monkey :D
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9850
Views: 1261566

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

African Imp wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:44 pm
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Noddy, Yes I know that and I had it as it should be but then I needed spacer washers to close up the gap between the engine mount and the timing chain hanger.


Cars even more bent than i thought it was :shock:
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9850
Views: 1261566

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

bush is fitted wrong which wont help , bush should stick out the back not the front
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9850
Views: 1261566

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: 534
Views: 113497

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: 534
Views: 113497

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: 9850
Views: 1261566

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: 9850
Views: 1261566

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 , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1342249

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: 9850
Views: 1261566

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 , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1342249

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: 9850
Views: 1261566

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

617sqn wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:09 pm
DSC_1203.JPG

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: 9850
Views: 1261566

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 , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1342249

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 , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1342249

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: 9850
Views: 1261566

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: 9850
Views: 1261566

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: 9850
Views: 1261566

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: 9850
Views: 1261566

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: 9850
Views: 1261566

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 , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1342249

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: 9850
Views: 1261566

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: 9850
Views: 1261566

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 , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1342249

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 , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1342249

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 , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1342249

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: 9850
Views: 1261566

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: 9850
Views: 1261566

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: 9850
Views: 1261566

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

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