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by jetmech
Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Dom's Subeam Stiletto Resto!
Replies: 504
Views: 130099

Re: Dom's Subeam Stiletto Resto

Good to see that you are still enjoying the Stiletto. Just a thought, but if the doughnut bolts were fully tightened when you took the photograph then they are too short. To be safe there should be at least 1 1/2 threads showing through the friction material in the nuts. That's what I was taught any...
by jetmech
Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 226633

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) STIR CRAZY!!

I too thought that I remembered the plates came off with the raised edges facing down, but after seeing this thread I checked the Talbot workshop manual and it specifies fitting "the reinforcement plates raised edges first". Obviously this isn't a really vital requirement, but it's there in the manu...
by jetmech
Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: 2013 Events information
Topic: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013
Replies: 61
Views: 20750

Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

I too am planning to be there, arriving on Wednesday. Heading for Coventry on Thursday but breaking the journey at Stoke on Trent. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and hopefully remembering some name this time! I go to most of the nationals but seem to know very few people :roll: Simon Imp004
by jetmech
Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Steering a new direction
Replies: 6062
Views: 1346895

Re: Noddys Natterings , Singers MOT very soon.

"Missing, or split/damaged dust covers on steering and suspension ball-joints will result in failure if they will allow dirt to enter the joint."

Those of us who haven't gone over to Fiesta type ball joints could have trouble with this one.

Simon Imp004
by jetmech
Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: TMF104F Stiletto 2nd place at IMP50 Perth!
Replies: 42
Views: 13606

Re: TMF104F Stiletto restoration

The sills are a bit of a shocker, just goes to show what can lurk beneath the surface. Still it looks as if you going to do a first class job and will certainly have a great car when the work is complete.

Simon Imp004
by jetmech
Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1970 Imp Super Restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 5912

Re: 1970 Imp Super Restoration

^^ That looks like a lovely lil' project! :mrgreen: I have often admired the car in your avatar at the national meets. :wink: IM 8) Thank you Paul, it's nice to know that the Singer gets noticed, I have owned it for 27 years and tend to take it for granted. This year I plan to attend as many events...
by jetmech
Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1970 Imp Super Restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 5912

Re: 1970 Imp Super Restoration

Before I can start taking this car apart it needs to be moved, so I have to begin by putting it back together!? Over the years it has donated various parts to the Chamois, including the steering rack. So today I took the side off the lean-to and fitted a recently repaired rack. It will be quite some...
by jetmech
Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Singer Chamois found in Spain
Replies: 106
Views: 34527

Re: Singer Chamois found in Spain

Welcome Paul. The car looks as if will clean up nicely. Out of interest what year is your car?

Simon Imp004
by jetmech
Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: TYM 181M resto! Update 3 years on!
Replies: 108
Views: 40228

Re: TYM 181M restoration. More Progress :)

A superb job, I think that was a car many of us wouldn't have taken on. Look forward to future updates.

Simon Imp004
by jetmech
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: 2013 Events information
Topic: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013
Replies: 61
Views: 20750

Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

I have booked into the Premier Inn opposite the Rootes factory site for the 1st. I am planning to set out on the 30th and break the journey near scotch corner. On the way back down to coventry I am thinking of breaking that journey near Manchester. Even if the car is running well I don't think I wil...
by jetmech
Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: TYM 181M resto! Update 3 years on!
Replies: 108
Views: 40228

Re: TYM 181M restoration. Update 7th Jan

I wish my welding looked as neat as yours! Not that I have done any for several years, although that might change once I get started on Imp 2.
That's a big job you have there but it looks as if it will be a fine car when it's all done. Keep up the good work.

Simon Imp004
by jetmech
Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Steering a new direction
Replies: 6062
Views: 1346895

Re: Noddys Natterings , These are different !!!

Did Rootes align the screws? I doubt it. Originality can be an advantage :D

Simon Imp004
by jetmech
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - New MOT
Replies: 322
Views: 136226

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

The car is looking really nice. Did you have any trouble getting the paint? Wardance is a strong possibility for our next Imp, I wont be able to get cellulose by then so have been wondering if any of the original colours will be available. Yellow is also in the frame as my wifes preferred choice. Si...
by jetmech
Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: UHS 686G - 4 Headlight Chammy Coupe
Replies: 109
Views: 32502

Re: UHS 686G - 4 Headlight Chammy Coupe

Thanks. I am still undecided on how to proceed, but will watch your project with interest.

Simon Imp004
by jetmech
Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: UHS 686G - 4 Headlight Chammy Coupe
Replies: 109
Views: 32502

Re: UHS 686G - 4 Headlight Chammy Coupe

Rich
What is planned for the surface rust on the body panels? I have an Imp with very a similar problem, shot blasting seems an obvious solution but I am not sure if it would be just as effective and cheaper to sand the whole car back to metal.

Simon Imp004
by jetmech
Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: LYT 917D One I prepared Earlier. MUCH Earlier!
Replies: 5
Views: 1919

Re: LYT 917D One I prepared Earlier. MUCH Earlier!

Thank you for all the nice comments. Seeing the Dolomite Sprint in the background has made me wish I'd kept that as well, but I know I wouldn't have had the time to do all the work that it already required back then. Now I am looking forward to starting on the blue Imp, just as soon as I finish the ...
by jetmech
Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 64 Mk1 Imp in Wellington NZ
Replies: 435
Views: 115211

Re: 64 Mk1 Imp in Wellington NZ

Its looking very nice Alastair, I look forward to seeing the finished article.

Simon Imp004
by jetmech
Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: LYT 917D One I prepared Earlier. MUCH Earlier!
Replies: 5
Views: 1919

LYT 917D One I prepared Earlier. MUCH Earlier!

I recently found some photographs that I took while restoring my Chamois back in 1986-89. Compared to some of the excellent work I have seen on this forum it was a bit of a bodge, but it has survived for 23 years and 31000 miles without requiring any more welding, only receiving some paint touchup t...
by jetmech
Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1970 Imp Super Restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 5912

Re: 1970 Imp Super Restoration

Can I just say that I love the patina on a car like that. Could you find a way to make it tidy, solid, legal and still keep some patina? Just a thought Graham If it's still as good underneath as it was, then that is a possibility, especially if that would mean getting it to Perth. However ultimatel...
by jetmech
Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1970 Imp Super Restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 5912

1970 Imp Super Restoration

Inspired by my visit to this years excellent national I have decided that the time has come to start the restoration of our second Imp. This may be a slow process, hampered by a lack of good facilities and erratic funding, but it has to start sometime and has been talked about for years! Some Histor...
by jetmech
Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: 2010 - Imp TwentyTen - The International - 5th - 9th August 2010
Topic: voting at national
Replies: 180
Views: 23934

Re: voting at national

I am amazed that there is a problem with vote rigging at Imp national days, there are very few cars in each catagory that really stand out, most are just well turned out examples & the master class keeps the top few rotating. One colour printed voting form per welcome pack would surely be sufficient...
by jetmech
Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: 2010 - Imp TwentyTen - The International - 5th - 9th August 2010
Topic: What i'm driving to IMPTWENTYTEN
Replies: 43
Views: 11601

Re: What i'm driving to IMPTWENTYTEN

Well we made it to our caravan site in Langport Somerset, it was 214 miles & took 6 hours, (including a 45 min brake at fleet). The chamois is still running but there are strange noises & smells coming from the dynamo! although it's still charging. Not sure it will last the trip which is a bit frust...
by jetmech
Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: 2010 - Imp TwentyTen - The International - 5th - 9th August 2010
Topic: What i'm driving to IMPTWENTYTEN
Replies: 43
Views: 11601

Re: What i'm driving to IMPTWENTYTEN

I have just discovered that I have no digital pictures of my Chamois. It looks a lot like the smogland imper's, though not quite as smart! Setting off on Tuesday from Suffolk to a camp site not too far from the rally, all being well will see you there on Friday 8) Simon. OK found a photo on cd from ...

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