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by philgsmith
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Wicked Welsh 2016
Replies: 91
Views: 41835

Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Some of my photos from the weekend.. http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee473/philipgsmith/DSC_4400.jpg http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee473/philipgsmith/DSC_4405.jpg An ImpClub straight line? http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee473/philipgsmith/DSC_4407.jpg http://i1229.photobucket.com/albu...
by philgsmith
Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Wicked Welsh 2016
Replies: 91
Views: 41835

Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Damn.. was there a free lance fitter? Missed that.

Working on posting some photos as Facebook seems to have loads, but we only have Simon's.
by philgsmith
Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Wicked Welsh 2016
Replies: 91
Views: 41835

Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Just got in after leaving Pandy this morning. Many thanks to the Gurners for organising the event. It seems like the pub want us back next year which is great. Many thanks to those who helped with Hilda's problems, offering support etc, but most of all to Malcolm for wielding my dinky hammer so deft...
by philgsmith
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: BIG WELSH CAR SHOW - MARGAM PARK - Sun 18 September
Replies: 0
Views: 1764

BIG WELSH CAR SHOW - MARGAM PARK - Sun 18 September

The Big Welsh Car Show is being held at Margam Country Park, Port Talbot on Sunday. It is effectively the replacement for the Tredegar House Show that for many years raised money for Leukemia Research, now called Bloodwise. Over 850 vehicles have registerred to display so it should be a big event ag...
by philgsmith
Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Impressions - Items in Next Issue
Topic: Impressions article?
Replies: 10
Views: 1835

Re: Impressions article?

Paul Write it up and email it to Grahame.. he's aways looking for extra articles. He'll probably want you to send the photos rather than lift them from the Forum as they are better to format for the printers. Get the basics in there that you want to say and he will edit etc to fit the space. He's ve...
by philgsmith
Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Wicked Welsh 2016
Replies: 91
Views: 41835

Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Hi Nick As Roy says we don't want to reveal too much about the route. I can say that we're not using the A466 except for a short stretch in Chesptow as we did Chepstow-Tintern-Monmouth two years ago. As a local you may guess the route back to Pandy.. Are you joining us (on the Friday or over the wee...
by philgsmith
Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport
Replies: 116
Views: 40408

Re: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport

Looks nice Matt.. whole project is priogressing with some really nice work mate.

Hope to catch up again soon.. was nice seeing you and dad in Holland.

Phil
by philgsmith
Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 65554

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

Wish you well in getting the car repaired Simon. Hope the rest of the engine is OK, The damage list does bear heavily on the rear damage and from an angle resulting in the damge to mountings etc.. As Lars says, you were lucky that the white Mustang didn't catch you as well. Hope Steve gets his car r...
by philgsmith
Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Wicked Welsh 2016
Replies: 91
Views: 41835

Re: Wicked Welsh 2016 - Friday run finalised

We've finalised the WWW Friday run based on an idea from Roy & Dawn. Lesley & I planned the route. We think the run will be fun, with a few options in/around Lydney The Friday run will be to Taurus Crafts just outside Lydney. This is a small crafts village with plenty of small shops of interest.. in...
by philgsmith
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 65554

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

OK.. cheers
by philgsmith
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 65554

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

Have you got a link to the video Frank?
by philgsmith
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 65554

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

Sorry to hear that Simon... final analysis - no one hurt.. all that really matters. Hope you can get to Silverstone.. We are planning a day trip again this year so hope you're there competing .. looks like the Sunday will have 2 races and quali .. but will be sad not to see Formula Fords/Juniors... ...
by philgsmith
Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 65554

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

So what happened at Oulton Park today ?

Simon - not classified in Race 1 or 2 after qualifying 8th?? Something about some cars not making the restarted race??

2 class E wins for Adrian according to MST Timing.. Well done Adrian.

See you both at WWW...

Phil
by philgsmith
Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Wicked Welsh 2016
Replies: 91
Views: 41835

Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Neil

Confirming we need the hook up - arriving with caravan on Thursday, straight after Lesley finishes work.,

Phil & Lesley
by philgsmith
Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Wicked Welsh 2016
Replies: 91
Views: 41835

Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Yes EP said he'd seen you Keith..
by philgsmith
Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Wicked Welsh 2016
Replies: 91
Views: 41835

Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

While out yesterday reccying for the Friday run we turned into a car park and Lesley said "There's another Imp, with a foreign number plate!" .. so we parked behind. Turned out to be Ernst-Paul Keizer and Marg Smit holidaying before the National. http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee473/philipgsmit...
by philgsmith
Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Wicked Welsh 2016
Replies: 91
Views: 41835

Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

I've bough the Henry Westons Vintage locally in a supermarket .. Asda for certain.

Phil
by philgsmith
Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Karen's Imp Sport
Replies: 128
Views: 39579

Re: Karen's Imp Sport

Great work Scott ..

Phil
by philgsmith
Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Classic kit & retro action day, Castle combe, Sat.25tj. June
Replies: 4
Views: 2331

Re: Classic kit & retro action day, Castle combe, Sat.25tj.

Unfortunately we can't go this year John... already booked for friends' wedding anniversary and birthday BBQ bash. We had a great time last year, getting Hilda on track in the classics parade, etc.. Hope the weather stays fine for you (and warmer than the HSCC meeting was !!)..

Phil
by philgsmith
Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 65554

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

This looks good !!!
HSCC.jpg
.. well done guys especially with a DNF in there too.

Early days though .. Steve is not on the Cadwell provisional entry list at the moment - only 3 Imps entered.
by philgsmith
Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Going Dutch 2016
Replies: 58
Views: 27961

Re: Going Dutch 2016

Many thanks to the Dutch Impers for hosting yet another wonderful event. We really enjoyed our time in Groesbeek. Unfortunately we had to head for home earlier than intended due to dad passing away. We had a trouble free run home with a clear, dry evening, arriving 01:00hrs on Monday morning. The fe...
by philgsmith
Wed May 18, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Going Dutch 2016
Replies: 58
Views: 27961

Re: Going Dutch 2016

Peter We Brits drive on the left so that we can carry our swords in the right hand and fight off attackers as they pass on our right hand side !! The rest of the world drove on the other side just to be awkward. Entering a dual carriageway is the easy one to get wrong - always think twice at junctio...
by philgsmith
Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUZY 50 TODAY!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUZY 50 TODAY!!!!

Roy and Dawn Blunt's lovely white Super Imp is 50 years old today.50 years of happy motoring. Looking forward to the run on Sunday. Brake light switch sourced so we should have brake lights by Sunday fingers crossed.
Lesley
by philgsmith
Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 65554

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

Some on board video action..



the source of the flying silencer that ended Simon's race .. see the last few seconds.. parking up behind Simon...
by philgsmith
Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 65554

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

Strange that they left the sign out with no Imps competing on Sunday.. at least you found where we parked ! One of the Formula Junior drivers waved as he went past by there.. I was lifting the camera, but didn't have it turned on.... you're so close to the cars as they power down to Camp - great exp...
by philgsmith
Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 65554

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

I should have added that Peter Richards (Benwick3) didn't make the start line, his Clan breaking down on the assembly lap in the 70's Road Sports race, which was the first of the afternoon. No photos of Peter qualifying as it was too early (before 9 o'clock!) and before we arrived.

Phil
by philgsmith
Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 65554

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

Some photos from Saturday's 1st round at Castle Combe. We parked alongside the guys from Bristol area and spent a few hours with them and Ann & Tony Dowler, watching the action at Camp corner. The morning was wet and very cold, resulting in slower qualifying laps all round in all series. The weather...
by philgsmith
Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Oil Cooler
Replies: 12
Views: 2812

Re: Oil Cooler

How many extra hp from a hint of rose..?
by philgsmith
Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 65554

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

Actually 70's Roadsports in the Clan and will be my last race for some time as I'm booked in for a hip replacement on the 4th May. Pete Richards Saloons!.. d'oh ! .. got carried away there... Best wishes for the hip op Peter.. you should be back within weeks. Lesley's uncle was back under his car a...
by philgsmith
Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 65554

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

We're going for the day on Saturday.. 5 Imps entered plus Pete Richards in the 70 Road Saloons (in his Clan). A certain Tiff Needell is in the Formula Fords.. http://www.hscc.org.uk/images/Provisional_Entry_List_Castle_Combe_2016.pdf http://www.hscc.org.uk/images/Provisional_Timetable_Castle_Combe_2...
by philgsmith
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Rising Sun Wicked Welsh
Replies: 14
Views: 6394

Re: Rising Sun Wicked Welsh

I'm hoping they don't have an expiry.. I found a couple in the caravan over the weekend.

We drove past the Rising Sun on Friday and this afternoon.. not much sign of any activity, except that the grass was nicely cut. I do hope that the new owners can rejuvenate the place and keep it going.

Phil
by philgsmith
Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - New MOT
Replies: 322
Views: 133841

Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - Winter Update

Hi Charlotte Thanks for the nice comment. Presume you must have seen the photos on the NEC Restoration Show. For those who haven't seen the NEC show thread, Hilda was asked to sit on the Club stand at the show. Here are some of the photos (some are already on the show thread elsewhere).. DSC_3586-1....
by philgsmith
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 12 months' MOT, free sill, National booked!
Replies: 173
Views: 64719

Re: Dynamo to Denso?

I did same with Hilda's alternator a couple of weeks ago - copied Martin Parkes' idea. Seems to work well. It's not a moving part after all. I cut out a section and crimped it in the vice around the bolt and then cleaned it up with the round file.

Phil
by philgsmith
Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: NEC MARCH
Replies: 33
Views: 9654

Re: NEC MARCH

Paint job is really good.. really nice colour too.. pictures don't do it justice really.. damned lights at NEC distort the true colour when photographed.
by philgsmith
Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: NEC MARCH
Replies: 33
Views: 9654

Re: NEC MARCH

Looks great Colin.. Graham did say to us that you'd done the welding bits.. very nice..

Phil
by philgsmith
Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: NEC MARCH
Replies: 33
Views: 9654

Re: NEC MARCH

They appeared in the corner exactly where you had been sitting, so you are prime suspect ! Dale dragged the back wall out and they just appeared. They must have been knocked off the table into a fold in the canvas. Happy to say they were not damaged, so I used them on the drive home.
by philgsmith
Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 12 months' MOT, free sill, National booked!
Replies: 173
Views: 64719

Re: Dynamo to Denso?

The Type 4 plug connector that I sourced off the internet has 3 tails/wires. Alternator plug.jpg Comparing this to the image on the alternator body, the connections are: Red L terminal Warning Lamp (connects to the WL cable that was connected to WL on the Dynamo Control Box) Green IG terminal Switch...
by philgsmith
Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: NEC MARCH
Replies: 33
Views: 9654

Re: NEC MARCH

Got home a couple of hours ago from a very enjoyable couple of days with fellow Impers. We met up with many of our Imping friends over the 2 days, met a few new ones and maybe helped convert some new Impers. Many thanks to Richard and Dale for asking us and organising everything. Plus to Roy & Dawn ...
by philgsmith
Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - New MOT
Replies: 322
Views: 133841

Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - Winter Update

In that case let's save you some money.. won't be much though.. under £2 in B&Q at the moment.. Denso bracket03.png I had 2 left over from some structural woodwork (not B&Q product)... Bracket.png I just cut off the right angle to leave me with a rectangular plate, marked a curved shape and took the...
by philgsmith
Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - New MOT
Replies: 322
Views: 133841

Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - Winter Update

probably in the right store Rhydian ..