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by johnh875
Mon May 14, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: More Kiwi Imps!
Replies: 71
Views: 19705

Re: More Kiwi Imps!

Would Brian Bradshaw be able to point you in the right direction? (I know he has retired/closed the business)
by johnh875
Sat May 05, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: FFG 549D Rally car
Replies: 660
Views: 188035

Re: FFG 549 D restoration

Interesting as always Mike, thanks for sharing the progress.
by johnh875
Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:49 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 64 Mk1 Imp in Wellington NZ
Replies: 435
Views: 112033

Re: 64 Mk1 Imp in Wellington NZ

Well done on getting it on the road again. You can get new pumps from the Rootes spares company in the Netherlands (http://www.rootesparts.com), would get in about a week. See how the current setup goes, & change it with the next coolant change? Always good to have decent spares too (old pump/hoses).
by johnh875
Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: FFG 549D Rally car
Replies: 660
Views: 188035

Re: FFG 549 D restoration

Took the head of my new car yesterday, as suspected the gasket was gone, in fact a 5mm piece missing between cyl's 3 & 4. Hmm

The car & bits look great - almost too clean/shiny to rally! Soon sort that I suppose.
by johnh875
Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:27 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Ruben wants his turn
Replies: 445
Views: 144319

Re: Roary the sleepy sport

You mean organic carbon fibre??? :lol:
by johnh875
Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Ruben wants his turn
Replies: 445
Views: 144319

Re: Roary the sleepy sport

By 'him' I meant the kid (William I presume), starting him on Imps early.

While I am typing, do you know if the front spoiler is off any particular car, or just a section of nylon angle?
by johnh875
Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:40 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: One picture , one post , one line comments only please
Replies: 366
Views: 139502

Re: One picture , one post , one line comments only please

Image

Just married - nearly (the green Imp was the groom's car which is why it doesn't have ribbons)

Edit - I say nearly as the service was still in progress at this point. Bride & groom left in a Series 1 Minx
by johnh875
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:37 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Ruben wants his turn
Replies: 445
Views: 144319

Re: William meets the sleepy sport

Starting him early, I like it!
by johnh875
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 92585

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - Bulldog Historic R

Forgot to say yesterday, very tidy driving & the car sounds great - and people get all worked up about BDA Escorts!
by johnh875
Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 92585

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - Bulldog Historic R

anrw wrote:More HD footage at



about 02:44 minutes in.
Good to see the Sunbeam Tiger at approx 3:30 also
by johnh875
Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: More Kiwi Imps!
Replies: 71
Views: 19705

Re: More Kiwi Imps!

I'm not sure its cheap anywhere. How deep or how far down the bore is the gouge?
by johnh875
Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: More Kiwi Imps!
Replies: 71
Views: 19705

Re: More Kiwi Imps!

Convert the Mk2 block to a 998/1040? Or it might be salvageable with an overbore
by johnh875
Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Aussie 930 Sunbeam Sport
Replies: 53
Views: 19327

Re: Aussie 930 Sunbeam Sport

The Imp looks good with the re-done stripe (although the deterioration of the old doesn't come through the computer monitor)

How do you find the VW to drive compared to the Imp?

Edit - also looking back at the earlier posts I realised why your Imp seems a bit familiar - from the Aust CC mag...
by johnh875
Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:32 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Ruben wants his turn
Replies: 445
Views: 144319

Re: 5948RU & 4181MP (The sleepy Sport is awake) With Photos

Looks great, as basil said the outside doesn't hint at the inside, but it looks a credit to Peter's care of it.

Something I spotted - all-amber indicator/sidelights, is there a story there?
by johnh875
Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:09 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Donington - 18/03/12
Replies: 41
Views: 14556

Re: Donington - 18/03/12

I suppose the theory behind leaving the car in the gravel trap is "what's the worst that can happen, another car runs into it"? Haven't seen the vids yet but sounds like an interesting race, will have to get onto the videos tonight. On another note, I was told that Jerry Lenstra sold the engine & bo...
by johnh875
Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Aussie 930 Sunbeam Sport
Replies: 53
Views: 19327

Re: Aussie 930 Sunbeam Sport

Congrats Mick (albeit belated) on getting the car back on the road! Hope you are enjoying it.
by johnh875
Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:00 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Nelson (New Zealand) Classic car show feb 11-12 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2532

Re: Nelson (New Zealand) Classic car show feb 11-12 2012

A sheet with some info about Imps and your car in particular on each side window is a good idea (or on a free-standing sign). Have the engine lid open and just try to keep the people away, or try to keep up with the questions etc
by johnh875
Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Aussie 930 Sunbeam Sport
Replies: 53
Views: 19327

Re: Aussie 930 Sunbeam Sport

Welcome Micheal, nice Sunbeam.

Another question would be how many Imps are there on this forum in Australia? A supplementary question would be what constitutes a countable car, eg I have the remains of a couple of shells at least that will never see the road again, along with a few more that could.
by johnh875
Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: V8 Cobra Imp
Replies: 5
Views: 5079

Re: V8 Cobra Imp

Hi Spacehopper, The car was destroyed in a big accident at Sandown, although I have heard that perhaps the remains may still exist. Harry Lefoe passed away several years ago. I met one of the men who helped build the car at the Winton historic races a few years back, and have a magazine article prof...
by johnh875
Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:36 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Imp success - Targa Wrest Point
Replies: 13
Views: 3293

Re: Imp success - Targa Wrest Point

Awesome result! 8) It's not just Minis that are giant-killers, eh? :wink: IM 8) Don't get too excited re giant-killer, on the stage of the youtube vid he was just under 2 min behind the quickest Classic division car (1970 Ford Capri Perana for that stage), say 12min vs 10min - the times given are o...
by johnh875
Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: More Kiwi Imps!
Replies: 71
Views: 19705

Re: More Kiwi Imps!

Wow that is an interesting collection - I like the way the cars have been stored in the shed there. Looks like some 1930's Minxes there plus other British cars from the era, the Mk2 Super Snipe is a favourite model of mine too. I hope you kept the twin-headlight front from the rusty Imp!
by johnh875
Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Imp success - Targa Wrest Point
Replies: 13
Views: 3293

Re: Imp success - Targa Wrest Point

Cheers Russ I have just done that - am used to getting news from the mailing list that when I started the thread here it didn't occur to me that this time it was from one of our club's Tassie members. It should be said also that this is a seriously competitive rally, basically a mini version of the ...
by johnh875
Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:49 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Imp success - Targa Wrest Point
Replies: 13
Views: 3293

Imp success - Targa Wrest Point

Andrew Bryson and Jason Rowley have won the handicap prize in the Early Classic section (pre-66) of the Targa Wrest Point. They are a very experienced crew in this type of event, and it is good to see the result. http://www.sportcom.com.au/targanews/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=...
by johnh875
Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:37 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: More Kiwi Imps!
Replies: 71
Views: 19705

Re: More Kiwi Imps!

That's ok, they are a standard Rootes item, just not used on the Imps here but were on other cars. RHR corner is a guaranteed rust spot due to the battery. Other hot spots are sills, doors, area just behind the front wheel arch (normally above the sill line and inboard from the wheel arch lip), side...
by johnh875
Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011
Replies: 341
Views: 118814

Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Good luck to all the Imp racers this year, I think we should have 3 if not 4 racing in Australia this year - not among them myself though.
by johnh875
Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: More Kiwi Imps!
Replies: 71
Views: 19705

Re: More Kiwi Imps!

Looks like a good shell, it is interesting to see the differences in the door badging from what we had, I'm assuming it is a Mark 2 or Super badge? We had Mark II in block italics badge above the side flute. Also the metal mud flaps are a good period item & there is a set on one of the cars I have.
by johnh875
Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: '71 Imp - 998cc VVT-i - 3 cylinders...
Replies: 53
Views: 27671

Re: '71 Imp - 998cc VVT-i - 3 cylinders...

A late reply but thanks for posting the engine weights Christian
by johnh875
Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Trails
Replies: 4
Views: 2363

Re: Trails

Great photo!
by johnh875
Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:03 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: '71 Imp - 998cc VVT-i - 3 cylinders...
Replies: 53
Views: 27671

Re: '71 Imp - 998cc VVT-i - 3 cylinders...

Me three, just found this thread (although I had seen a pic of the engine & gearbox mated together before), and it is very impressive.

I'm also curious to know what the weight of the Aygo engine is compared to the Imps (also the Suzuki G13B) if you have the numbers to hand Christian.
by johnh875
Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Bevan IMP
Replies: 194
Views: 78941

Re: Bevan IMP

Hi Jonathan, thanks for sharing the progress pics, will be great to see this on the road!
by johnh875
Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:26 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Imp takes FTD at Prescott
Replies: 11
Views: 4042

Re: Imp takes FTD at Prescott

This is the car (seen here at the Etretat-Benouville Hillclimb in Normandy

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by johnh875
Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:16 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: classic rally and tour
Replies: 14
Views: 8764

Re: classic rally and tour

Sounds like a lot of fun & in an area we visited last year too, we did a tour of the brewery there from memory (with tastings of course :wink: )
by johnh875
Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Tow points
Replies: 2
Views: 1410

Re: Tow points

Have seen a towing eye mounted to the front wishbone pivot points.
by johnh875
Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silverstone Finals
Replies: 37
Views: 9231

Re: Silverstone Finals

Thanks for the great report Simon. Looking forward to seeing pics & vids (will have to wait for y/tube till not at work...)
by johnh875
Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:32 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Imp takes FTD at Prescott
Replies: 11
Views: 4042

Re: Imp takes FTD at Prescott

Wow that is impressive!
by johnh875
Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:40 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Spa Six Hours 2010 Sun Sep 26,2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3827

Re: Spa Six Hours 2010 Sun Sep 26,2010

Thanks for digging these up! The second shot gives an idea of the weather - I read there were some bad crashes.
by johnh875
Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Spa Six Hours 2010 Sun Sep 26,2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3827

Re: Spa Six Hours 2010 Sun Sep 26,2010

Thanks Jac, I wasn't expecting any Imps to be there! Will have to have a more careful look for photos of the car on track (not really a substitute for being there...)
by johnh875
Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Brands HSCC 11/9
Replies: 43
Views: 12370

Re: Brands HSCC 11/9

Found a video showing the cause of the above damage /\

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PX8myS3 ... re=related
by johnh875
Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: 2010 Brighton Speed Trials - now pic heavy!
Replies: 19
Views: 5313

Re: 2010 Brighton Speed Trials - now pic heavy!

Thanks for sharing the pics! Looks like a lot of fun despite the weather. Drove down there last year, quite a bit slower though... The Aussie car is a Skelta built in Queensland, they are designed for Targa events. Run a Honda S2000 engine normally - can they be taken out to 2.5L? Yep the first Alla...