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by bks974c
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Imp with Rover VVC power
Replies: 116
Views: 30939

Re: Imp with Rover VVC power

Looking good, good luck with getting it finished.

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 115151

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

VAK has been rather ignored since the Nov PCT which I finished second again
See https://www.mscc.org.uk/sunny-silly-hat ... 1-2018.htm

Today replaced the dull blue led no. plate lights for bright white and fired it up :D

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 199
Views: 64326

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Good write up, glad the season ended on the up. Looking good for next year :D

Scott
by bks974c
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 30055

Re: 1965 Datsun engined Imp. Tunneling for pipes...

Very neatly done, Top Job.

Scott
by bks974c
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290513

Re: Nods news , Carb undertray choppage

Nice work Dave.

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Thread about an imp!
Replies: 3
Views: 934

Re: Thread about an imp!

Mike

Always interested in what others are up to, keep posting.

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 115151

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

What a difference today in the weather, yesterday was glorious sunshine today cold windy and rain - poor marshals. Keith wasn't well so it was just Dave and myself up holding the "Imp" honours amongst a brace of MX5's/midgets/MGB's and a gaggle of vintage Austin Seven specials. Not such an auspiciou...
by bks974c
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan build
Replies: 9
Views: 1243

Re: Clan build

Yellow Clan, lovely but maybe I'm biased :lol:

Nice work.

Scott
by bks974c
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 115151

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Definitely a lot more grunt with this engine and very driveable.

Yes we have 3 "Imps" Dave Charles is coming along too.

If your at a loose end pop along but you probably should be building an engine.

Scott
by bks974c
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 115151

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Cold start to the day but by the afternoon was down to a T-shirt ----------- plus trousers etc :lol: Lovely day in the Sunshine, mixed performance from me biggest issue was the Clan jumping out of gear, don't believe its the box but the positioning of engine and box which are moving and pulling it o...
by bks974c
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Imp Ecosse 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 6425

Re: Imp Ecosse 2019

Booked, £50 non refundable deposit taken.

See you all there.

Thanks for organising. Ian and Anne.

Cheers
Scott
by bks974c
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 115151

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Busy weekend ahead as I have an Autosolo at Errol between Perth and Dundee tomorrow and a Production Car Trial at Forrestburn on Sunday so time to prep the Clan. First thing was an slightly annoying vibration that wasn't wheel balance as I had just fitted new tyres on different wheels and there is n...
by bks974c
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 115151

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

The Clan has been much nicer to drive without it's clangs and bangs so I entered the Clyde Valley Rally - a non competitive run of 130 miles, having done it a couple of years ago in the Green Clan some of the roads were very rough I made the decision to change the front springs. 20180925_170540.jpg ...
by bks974c
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 777
Views: 303688

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Looks nice and straight - good Job :D

Scott
by bks974c
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in primer
Replies: 1004
Views: 295513

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ...engine woes

Col

No. 1 cylinder is a lot worse than your description over the phone, don't think any amount of sanding was going to get that sorted :o

Glad to hear you have a new one coming and nearly back on track :D

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan JO JASON - New Mirror indicators
Replies: 150
Views: 28584

Re: Clan JO JASON - 1040 OUT!

Good to see progress, my coil pack is mounted under the rear parcel shelf, away from the heat and soaking everytime I have to wash the engine :shock:

Scott
by bks974c
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in primer
Replies: 1004
Views: 295513

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ...wheel paint

Timeless not yesterday :lol: still be an iconic colour scheme long after hot orange has faded into oblivion.

I'm sure it will be lovely.

Scott
by bks974c
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in primer
Replies: 1004
Views: 295513

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ...wheel paint

Not Gulf Orange :shock:

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 102551

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

......grr. I think when putting in thermo there is still some water/antifreeze sitting in the cylinder head that seems to attract itself to the gasket sealant as soon as its applied, will make sure all is even drier then before. However due to mechanical incompetence I did order two Thermo gaskets ...
by bks974c
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in primer
Replies: 1004
Views: 295513

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ...shiney rims

Paint doesn't stick well to smooth surfaces it best to leave them unpainted and just polish them regularly.

Scott
by bks974c
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in primer
Replies: 1004
Views: 295513

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ...shiney rims

Lovely :D

Scott
by bks974c
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 115151

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Good to hear from you Mike, as soon as you mentioned the bolt being the wrong way round, looking back at the picture its obvious it should be the other way round unfortunately as it took the changing of the mounts to identify them as the source of the noise I never paid them too much attention befor...
by bks974c
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in primer
Replies: 1004
Views: 295513

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ...driveshafts..

Col

Keep going with the wet and dry up to 3000 if you can justify it - 2000 + is expensive but it will polish up real easy with a mirror finish.

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: Items to re-manufacture
Replies: 33
Views: 5820

Re: Items to re-manufacture

In my opinion since money is a finite resource the list needs to be prioritised with a critical list - items without which would result in an Imp being off the road such as a clutch, brakes, steering with an eye on volumes.

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 115151

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Yesterday had a further play with the engine mounts as I found the standard gearbox mount was just touching an addition crossmember mounting bolt which was causing the transfer of sound. Moved the engine and box backwards away from the bolt head which brought the fan belt very close to the engine mo...
by bks974c
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 115151

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

IMG_20180906_120033.jpg IMG_20180906_120041.jpg Peter As you can see the issue with the crossmember bolts is not an issue as it uses a stud however instead of tapping the upper half it uses a bolt with the head reduced in thickness which is causing the issue when it contacts the crossmember. Scott
by bks974c
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Scone show
Replies: 4
Views: 955

Re: Scone show

Col

Hope you weren't at MacDonald's for 7.15am, check your texts it was 7.45am :shock: :?

Good day though.

Scott
by bks974c
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 115151

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Peter

Slightly different but same idea, will post up some pics.

Scott
by bks974c
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 115151

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D Had a great day at Bo'ness on Sunday, weather stayed dry and plenty to see and do. Bumped into lots of people I knew and catching up took up some time. Even got a free lunch thanks to...
by bks974c
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 115151

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Deviated from the plan :o I got the Clan up on axle stands and could replicate the noise by bringing the clutch up to biting point with the handbrake on and the whole car loaded up - drivers side rear dropped and n/s front rose up and when you depressed the clutch - bang. You could see the doughnuts...
by bks974c
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 115151

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

That sums it up nicely it sounds like metal to metal contact, I'm prepared and expect some extra NVH but not this level.

Scott
by bks974c
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 115151

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

IMG_20180831_132559.jpg After inspecting the diff via the inspection plate and not seeing anything definitive I decided to err on the side of caution as the box is rare and expensive and change it for a standard one - refurbed at the same time as the former. Removing it went well having learnt a fe...
by bks974c
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 115151

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Look forward to seeing the photos :D

Scott
by bks974c
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 115151

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Peter

Good luck with the engine change - do update your readers cars thread as it been a while

and we can do with a bit more content :D

Scott
by bks974c
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290513

Re: Nods news , Fiddling again - this time wipers .

That's good to know as they aren't great as standard I will probably get back to you after Christmas :lol:

Scott
by bks974c
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 115151

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Tightened the engine mounting bolts, added some fuel and took it for a run. Water temp good, oil pressure excellent, pulls nicely with no issues but the clunk is still there - so not the mounting :( clutch release bearing (vw roller type) a little noisy but it was before but didn't have another to h...
by bks974c
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290513

Re: Nods news , Fiddling again - this time wipers .

Dave

That's not unreasonable compared to the prices new and a better quality by the looks of it.

Can you do the 14W unit as well ?

Scott
by bks974c
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 115151

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Reconnected the bits and bobs of the Clan, filled the oil cooler and pipes and primed the system via the oil pressure switch hole then spun it over with the plugs using a slave battery via the Anderson plug. Oil pressure came up quickly to 50psi :D Now I was sure there were no issues with that side,...
by bks974c
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 115151

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Found the micrometer, where I first looked - on the bench but sitting in a folded magazine :oops: Replaced the buckets and chamfered the edges to match the existing ones, the rechecked the clearances. Good news the exhaust was OK and the inlet a little tighter so with the found micrometer measured t...
by bks974c
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 115151

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Thanks guys that's reassuring, I choose some standard ones that showed little sign of wear and chamfered the edges to match the others.

Scott