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by 67cali
Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: brooklands new years day
Replies: 23
Views: 4936

Re: brooklands new years day

Really good variety of cars, almost completed my eye spy book of classic cars that I was given for xmas :lol: Was my girlfriend's son's first car show and he's not seen an Imp before. Unprompted, I asked him what he thought of Andy's Imp and the words were "woah, that's cool". I then asked him if he...
by 67cali
Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pete's Van Percy
Replies: 204
Views: 66676

Re: Pete's Van Resto - Latest Updates

Feel for you, Pete. Hope you find the parts you need at a sensible cost. I suppose you have very little choice but to hang on in there now ! :( Andy G. http://www.magical.eclipse.co.uk/impclub/gif2/617sqn.gif I think I've been thrown a life line from a fellow club member and friend who always seems...
by 67cali
Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pete's Van Percy
Replies: 204
Views: 66676

Re: Pete's Van Resto - Latest Updates

It's not a great update, but the project is still ongoing. Taking far longer than it was meant to. Current state is the van has less strength than soggy paper. The repairs done over the years would make a patchwork quilt jealous. Floor is out, front end had to be removed again because the a pillers ...
by 67cali
Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 165964

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawaski Engine.

Get a rough saloon shell instead if you feel you still want to do it - even a remotely solid Stiletto shell is now a VERY rare thing. One day you WILL regret having ruined it, and even if you aren't kicking yourself by then, others will be lining up to do it for you! I think that's a bit of an unfa...
by 67cali
Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Goodwood
Replies: 14
Views: 5635

Re: Goodwood

I've been to revival a few times now. I'd say its more like 90% of people dress up and whilst you'd enjoy it, you'd be in a minority not to dress up. Even the catering staff dress up.
by 67cali
Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Winter Tyres
Replies: 23
Views: 10855

Re: Winter Tyres

[quote="67caliyou can drive dangerously fast and have good stopping power. You do need to think about other road users who are still using summer tyres. Its all relative If we have good grip with winter tyres are we driving dangerously? I am sure others whom we overtake think so, but we have more g...
by 67cali
Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Winter Tyres
Replies: 23
Views: 10855

Re: Winter Tyres

Have used winter tyres for the past 3 years! on the meggane. Today in all this rain, the water displacement and available grip was superb even at motorway speeds.. In fact I was slowing down due to poor visibility, not grip! In the snow and ice you pass people struggling in 4*4's with their normal ...
by 67cali
Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ex police car rescued maybe a rust in peace??
Replies: 38
Views: 14510

Re: ex police car rescued maybe a rust in peace??

What van is it? (the van the Imp is half inside)
by 67cali
Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ex police car rescued maybe a rust in peace??
Replies: 38
Views: 14510

Re: ex police car rescued maybe a rust in peace??

Wouldn't it kind of ruin the caption competition if everyone started posting captions up on here?

I like the fact an Imp will fit inside a van, might have to request a bigger van for work, lol.
by 67cali
Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5953
Views: 1288101

Re: Noddys Natterings , New interior panels for the Singer

You can get mill board in the correct thickness for the door cards. There are limited supplies of the old 2.5mm board bit there is also 2.3mm which works well with new vinyl that can be a bit thicker.
by 67cali
Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pete's Van Percy
Replies: 204
Views: 66676

Re: Pete's Van Resto - Latest Updates

Ah, yes, thanks for highlighting that photo. I did spot it some time back when there was a thread about old photos. It's not much, but also a very interesting find that certainly confirms a few details. I guess I should update as its been a few months. Current state of play is my spare room is gathe...
by 67cali
Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PKW 770M restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 12761

Re: PKW 770M restoration

Looking very nice! Will keep an eye on progress.
by 67cali
Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: NEC Tickets
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

Re: NEC Tickets

Usually there is a discount scheme whereby the clubs advertise in there magazines/forums and receive a rebate on ticket sales that are purchesed through a link and can be connected to the individual car club.

Can't say I've seen any such adverts this year.
by 67cali
Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Late Entry fees
Replies: 4
Views: 1563

Re: Late Entry fees

Not quite sure the point of your post, but the vast majority of shows I go to offer a discount for pre booking, much like our own national. It helps planning and funding and adds an incentive to book early. If you turn up on the day you run the risk of the show area filling up and not having space t...
by 67cali
Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Heading for bodyshop
Replies: 21
Views: 4350

Re: Heading for bodyshop

Ok, all those imps, the Bevan one, a cosworth and a range rover all parked in the grounds of a large house.... I think someone has far too much money. Am I jealous?... Too right I am :lol:

I'd do the same if I could afford it.
by 67cali
Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: National 13 - location
Replies: 18
Views: 3924

Re: National 13 - location

Im sure i heard perth race course.

Id imagine a rugby club will be too small as there are several people talking about restorations being done for this event and people who dont normally go going becase its going to be an epic one. I also imagine the club are pulling out the stops on this one.
by 67cali
Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: Alloy fuel tank for Imp
Replies: 34
Views: 25361

Re: Alloy fuel tank for Imp

What's the benefit/point on a road car? Surely the weight lose is minimal not to make any notice. I can understand on race cars where its the combined weight lose of all the factors and competing against other cars to give you the edge, but on the road you are not racing anyone or making enough diff...
by 67cali
Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5953
Views: 1288101

Re: Noddys Natterings ,Singer , some interior shots

You missed a bit on the door pocket, it's still bear metal. :lol:
by 67cali
Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Coventry Festival of Motoring! 24-25th August
Replies: 34
Views: 5655

Re: Coventry Festival of Motoring! 24-25th August

If its the same format as about 10 years ago, its brilliant. Would like to return again when the van is on the road next year.
by 67cali
Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Where are they now
Topic: LVG 897P Imp Caledonian
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Re: LVG 897P Imp Caledonian

Doesn't look like it was taxed since it was sold. Doesn't look too promising, 6 years and not back on the road. What condition was it in when you sold it? Wondering if it was taken off the road to restore when bought and found to be too big a job. Hopefully it will still be alive though.
by 67cali
Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Where are they now
Topic: Ecosse 199?
Replies: 1
Views: 676

Re: Ecosse 199?

Tax ran out in Oct 2007 and not been renewed. Still registered as brown. Might be about.... might not?
by 67cali
Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pele - 1976 Imp Basic
Replies: 130
Views: 34623

Re: Pele - 1976 Imp Basic - MOT'd again, thanks to Vick

Nice one, glad to hear its running well. I still remember driving Derek cauldry's husky and it really makes a difference driving an imp and driving a well rebuilt imp. I couldn't believe imps could feel so smooth on the road and slick gear changes.. and as an added bonus, your car looks a peach, ver...
by 67cali
Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: The gearbox
Replies: 21
Views: 9521

Re: The gearbox

and the cheeky sods ripped off a picture of my car to use on their advertising material, i've never bought anything from them, have no connection with them nor do i want anything to do with them - can i do them for copyright infringement! :evil: You only have rights on copyright if the photo is you...
by 67cali
Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pele - 1976 Imp Basic
Replies: 130
Views: 34623

Re: Pele - 1976 Imp Basic - MOT'd again, thanks to Vick

Nice work :D It's always handy having a better half who has an interest in these things, credit due!!!
by 67cali
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: imps vs mini shootout
Replies: 5
Views: 3257

Re: imps vs mini shootout

from experience of rallying round the Alps with Imps and Minis, the 1000cc Mini is no match for the 998cc Imp on the road, the 998 is more matched to the 1275. You'd be better, and fairer to run an 875 Imp against a 1000cc Mini.
by 67cali
Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: Front Side / Indicator Lights gaskets
Replies: 18
Views: 13183

Re: Front Side / Indicator Lights gaskets

tomcat wrote:
briang wrote:Bump. Any progress on these yet, cheers.
Impressions page 39 gives update from Bob on this. :)
Not been home for several days, are the ones bob is working on related the the remanufactured escort ones appearing on eBay?
by 67cali
Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: my retro imp
Replies: 36
Views: 11665

Re: my retro imp

998 is expensive, 930 is harder to find now, both are very good though.

As for colour, it could be the original if the chassis plate indicates it being sunflower yellow, but the best way to find out is to take a sample to a paint shop for analysis.
by 67cali
Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - New MOT
Replies: 322
Views: 132939

Re: VWX 317L - Hilda - Lesley's Imp

Some great work you are doing there. She'll be beautiful when you're done.
by 67cali
Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pete's Van Percy
Replies: 204
Views: 66676

Re: Pete's Van Resto - Latest Updates

Thanks for the kind words guys. I hope it will turn out well, still on schedule to be on the road in time for next year's celebrations. Thankfully, my girlfriend is keen for us to use it as a camping/trips out vehicle so it doesn't stay locked away in a garage. :D Ooo, sneak preview of the chromewor...
by 67cali
Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Randy's Imp
Replies: 55
Views: 21871

Re: Randy's Imp

Nice one.

I always remember seeing an Imp parked up in Brighton, but not Ditchling Rise. I work round that way a lot so hope to see it one day.

Pete
by 67cali
Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pete's Van Percy
Replies: 204
Views: 66676

Re: Pete's Van Resto - Restall Restoration

I just thought Id give an update on what's been going on lately. I picked up a restall rest seat in the correct colour, black, and infact it came out a 1970 van and mine is a 1969 so it's spot on. It was in reasonably good condition with just a bit of tarting up needed but I thought I'd do a proper ...
by 67cali
Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Heading for bodyshop
Replies: 21
Views: 4350

Re: Heading for bodyshop

They came in various colours. Bermuda Blue and Forest Green seem popular van ones. The wheels are black yes, the wheels are actually different to standard Imp ones, they are strengthened I think and weigh more. The suspension is also strengthened and has different springs and uses bump stops on the ...
by 67cali
Sun May 27, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Dom's Subeam Stiletto Resto!
Replies: 504
Views: 123949

Re: Dom's Sunbeam Stiletto Resto!

Hehe, looks like the day after a big night on the booze waking up with red eyes.
by 67cali
Thu May 10, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Imp Garage
Replies: 37
Views: 9688

Re: Imp Garage

TomFox5150 wrote:Parking isnt easy but it will do :lol:

Image
Why is it the first thought to pop in my head was "that's the last time I let the wife drive it"
by 67cali
Fri May 04, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: 2013 Imp International
Replies: 6
Views: 3034

Re: 2013 Imp International

Is that the same location and date as Imp National 2013? :lol:
by 67cali
Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Seat Warning FIA Homologation Withdrawn
Replies: 12
Views: 7265

Re: Seat Warning FIA Homologation Withdrawn

If they are no longer "safe" then they have been sold unfit for purpose so you should get your money back? I have a Corbeau Sprint but it's an old one anyway. Dying to know what's unsafe about them...I wonder if it's fire-related? Only unfit for.purpose if bought after the change came into effect.
by 67cali
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK, NPN & LYH) - New kid on the block
Replies: 1237
Views: 387004

Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK & LYH) - ON THE RACK!

how much are Malc's steering rack kits?
by 67cali
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pete's Van Percy
Replies: 204
Views: 66676

Re: Pete's Van Resto - Latest Updates

It's coming together slowly. Can't wait to bolt it all together. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/pjf220/IMAG0195.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/pjf220/IMAG0194.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/pjf220/IMAG0193.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/pjf220/IMAG0200.jpg
by 67cali
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:00 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pete's Van Percy
Replies: 204
Views: 66676

Re: Pete's Van Resto - Latest Updates

Oh, I forgot about the wardrobe, few bits in there as well. :-s
by 67cali
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pete's Van Percy
Replies: 204
Views: 66676

Pete's Van Resto - Latest Updates

Been a while since I posted anything, but progress has been slow. The van is at the garage stiill, collecting dust. I've bought up as much panel work as possible, just waiting for an iminent delivery of 2 front wings and then they will get cracking on it. Heavens above knows how long it will take bu...