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by philgsmith
Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - New MOT
Replies: 322
Views: 132937

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

Nope.. not off a car. Did require shaping with disc cutter/grinder, but the slot was already there and perfect size for 8mm bolts.
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Any more guesses?

Phil
by philgsmith
Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5953
Views: 1288071

Re: Nods news - Time to say good bye .

Had me worried Dave !

Phil
by philgsmith
Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - New MOT
Replies: 322
Views: 132937

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

Dave

But can you guess what it started out as?

Details within the How To to follow next week when I get back.

Phil
by philgsmith
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - New MOT
Replies: 322
Views: 132937

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

Winter Update continued.. We decided to add a multi 12v power outlet so that we can charge phones, connect sat nav etc. I covered this in card and then vinyl, longer than the unit - see photo. This can be attached to the front of the tray using velcro after drilling a hole and cutting the cigar ligh...
by philgsmith
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - New MOT
Replies: 322
Views: 132937

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

After Christmas we finally got around to starting some of the jobs we wanted to do on Hilda. When we rebuilt the car we installed a rear foglight, reversing light and a heater blower switch on the right hand side of the dashboard but the blower switch got hot when used so this was the first thing to...
by philgsmith
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Giles' Mk1 Saloon 'BRU'
Replies: 87
Views: 28003

Re: Giles' Mk1 Saloon 'BRU'

Giles

I'd be interested to hear what jet/choke sizes you are using and how the car performs (we have a 28/36 and sport cam/head to go on Hilda at some point).

Glad to see that you did not pursue the sale route..

Phil

PS - seen posts where people recommend Ramflo air filter on 28/36
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by philgsmith
Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: dont miss the boat !
Replies: 6
Views: 3373

Re: dont miss the boat !

We're booked.

Harwich to Hook - Wednesday 25th. - 23:00 overnight
Hook to Harwich - Monday 30th - 14:15 afternoon.

Counting down the days !

Phil & Lesley..
by philgsmith
Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Wicked Welsh 2016
Replies: 91
Views: 41487

Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Caravan and hookup for us please Neil

Phil & Lesley..
by philgsmith
Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Imp with Rover VVC power
Replies: 116
Views: 30788

Re: Imp with Rover VVC power

That is very interesting Frank - I'll read that link more thoroughly later.

It was the specific mention of MGF hubs that I queried, but I wasn't thinking .. as soon as I saw "hubs" I thought of the Imp's stub axle without thinking of the hub being separate ... d'oh!

cheers

Phil
by philgsmith
Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Imp with Rover VVC power
Replies: 116
Views: 30788

Re: Imp with Rover VVC power

Certainly different idea Cliff, well done and keep it going - plus regular updates please. Your comment - New front hubs were machined to allow me to use Metro GTA wheels and the MGF front brakes. New Imp hubs or new MGF hubs?? Interested because I have an MGF and wondered about the ease of installi...
by philgsmith
Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: NEC SHOW FLOOR PLAN WHERE THE IMP CLUB IS
Replies: 36
Views: 14262

Re: NEC SHOW FLOOR PLAN WHERE THE IMP CLUB IS

HSCC stand at the NEC.. http://www.necclassicmotorshow.com/hscc-show-nec has a couple of Historic Touring Cars on display.

Is the Championship winning car on the Imp Club Stand? ... Certainly worth celebrating/publicising..

See you Saturday ...

Phil
by philgsmith
Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: silver stone finals Saturday 17 th oct celebrations
Replies: 25
Views: 13293

Re: silver stone finals Saturday 17 th oct celebrations

Finally got some time to post some photo's... Another great day out at the HSCC Finals with friends from the Imp Club.. Congratulations to Simon on the championship and Andy in building his engines. Well done to Tracco on attending each race in 2015 with his Imp. I've attached some of my photos - so...
by philgsmith
Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC Race Series 2015
Replies: 109
Views: 53193

Re: HSCC Race Series 2015

Found some photos from Castle Combe on Retro Rides website - 2 photos of Simon on 3 wheels exiting Quarry corner near the bottom of the page... ahead of a gaggle Minis.. and described as probably the posters favourite photo of the day... http://retrorides.proboards.com/thread/183328/castle-autumn-ca...
by philgsmith
Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5953
Views: 1288071

Re: Nods news ,Singer needs to go on a diet

Dave

Half a tank of fuel would only be about 10kg... How heavy is the roll cage?

Phil
by philgsmith
Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: FFG 549D Rally car
Replies: 660
Views: 186387

Re: FFG 549 D restoration

I edit the very first post in the thread so the first post on page one , click edit and change the title then submit , you can change the title of each seperate post as you add them as well Yep. this is what we did with Hilda's thread. It doesn't change the heading to individual previous postings, ...
by philgsmith
Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5953
Views: 1288071

Re: Nods news , Oil cooler elbow pipe leak fixed ( hopefully

I'm here Dave, reading every update, just nothing to add... learning all the time from you, storing info for when we get similar problems..

Phil
by philgsmith
Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - New MOT
Replies: 322
Views: 132937

Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - Bought a new Imp

Mikey

We have front number plate, although taking it off the transporter it did ground the front spoiler, so that may need repairing !

One thing for sure.. we won't be buying any paint for it!

Phil
by philgsmith
Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - New MOT
Replies: 322
Views: 132937

Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - Bought a new Imp

Thought she was a Chamois as she has the dash and door cards but DVLA says Hillman. There are no badges which would help in identifying her but the front panel has marks which may indicate the deeper Chamois grill was in place at some time. She's complete -just the engine cover missing.
by philgsmith
Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - New MOT
Replies: 322
Views: 132937

Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - Bought a new Imp

Don't worry - it was covered up with a proper car cover straight away!
by philgsmith
Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - New MOT
Replies: 322
Views: 132937

Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - Hilda Moves Into New Ho

Hi All, Returned from the Wicked Welsh today, then had a mad 5 minutes and bought another Imp. She's a 1966 Super Imp in what used to be a light shade of blue. A friend had told us that there was one in a local scrapyard so Philip and I went over to have a look. We did the deal and the scrapyard del...
by philgsmith
Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: WICKED WELSH 2015
Replies: 115
Views: 63687

Re: WICKED WELSH 2015

Thanks everyone for another great weekend. Looking forward to next year. Photos to follow.
Lesley
by philgsmith
Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC Race Series 2015
Replies: 109
Views: 53193

Re: HSCC Race Series 2015

Congratulations Simon...

See you at Silverstone

Phil & Lesley
by philgsmith
Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: WICKED WELSH 2015
Replies: 115
Views: 63687

Re: WICKED WELSH 2015

[/quote]if the weather turns bad more like rain coat and a beanie hat[/quote] Latest forecast on Metcheck says dry and sunny all weekend... temps in the mid teens... better bring some sun tan cream, your heads are going to be exposed in the Nymph.... GURNS - your table, Club sign and picnic blankets...
by philgsmith
Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: The Big Welsh Classic Car Show - 20th September 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 5878

Re: The Big Welsh Classic Car Show - 20th September 2015

Yes, a good turn out and a good day looking at other classics.. Here are some photos that I took of the Imps attending.

Phil
by philgsmith
Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: National 2015 Darlington
Replies: 140
Views: 52134

Re: National 2015 Darlington

Has anyone else seen this You Tube video from the Saturday at Croft? It starts with a walk through of the Imps in the car park... there's also a visit to the Imp racers in the paddock at 21:45mins with Simon's engine sitting on the tarmac.. and several Impers gathered around,, https://www.youtube.co...
by philgsmith
Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: The Big Welsh Classic Car Show - 20th September 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 5878

Re: The Big Welsh Classic Car Show - 20th September 2015

Ours arrived today - Section 4, Row R Pitch E whatever that means.. We stated "Imp Club" on the entry form, so would hope we can be together. As it's the first under the new organisers I suppose that a few teething problems will occur.

Phil
by philgsmith
Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK, NPN & LYH) - New kid on the block
Replies: 1237
Views: 386998

Re: BAZZA'S IMP'S (LNK & LYH) - Who you gonna call?

Glad to hear you got home OK Baz... sorry if I frightened the xxxx out of you.

I got the ladies home just after 5pm, Hilda is tucked up in the garage.

See you at Pandy in September
Phil
by philgsmith
Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 165960

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

Graham

We're taking Hilda to Castle Coombe on Saturday with John Holloway and some of the Bristol area guys. Looking forward to seeing the car in the flesh.

Phil & Lesley
by philgsmith
Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5953
Views: 1288071

Re: Nods news. I R in Shock !!!

Well done Dave.

One of the guys from work went on Saturday and said he saw some Imps in the car park. Don't think he found many 70's Porsche bits in the autojumble though.

Phil
by philgsmith
Wed May 27, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: IRISH EXPERIENCE 3 21st-25th MAY
Replies: 54
Views: 17891

Re: IRISH EXPERIENCE 3 21st-25th MAY

A few more photos...
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by philgsmith
Wed May 27, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: IRISH EXPERIENCE 3 21st-25th MAY
Replies: 54
Views: 17891

Re: IRISH EXPERIENCE 3 21st-25th MAY

Grahame

If you want to use any of my photos feel free to. Just let me know which one's to email to you - attachment sizes permitting of course, as they are all about 3600kb each.

Phil
by philgsmith
Wed May 27, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: IRISH EXPERIENCE 3 21st-25th MAY
Replies: 54
Views: 17891

Re: IRISH EXPERIENCE 3 21st-25th MAY

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Hillman's Way, Coleraine
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Hilda on Hillman's Way outside Hillman's Court
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Lunch at Joey's Diner, near Joey Dunlop Memorial Garden
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by philgsmith
Wed May 27, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: IRISH EXPERIENCE 3 21st-25th MAY
Replies: 54
Views: 17891

Re: IRISH EXPERIENCE 3 21st-25th MAY

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Bushmill's Distillery car park before the tour
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Steep road down to Murlough Bay
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Murlough Bay car park Imp'ed..
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by philgsmith
Wed May 27, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: IRISH EXPERIENCE 3 21st-25th MAY
Replies: 54
Views: 17891

Re: IRISH EXPERIENCE 3 21st-25th MAY

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Awaiting the ferry at Greencastle
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On the ferry
by philgsmith
Wed May 27, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: IRISH EXPERIENCE 3 21st-25th MAY
Replies: 54
Views: 17891

Re: IRISH EXPERIENCE 3 21st-25th MAY

Here's a selection of photos from the weekend...

Line up for the Friday run...
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by philgsmith
Tue May 26, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: IRISH EXPERIENCE 3 21st-25th MAY
Replies: 54
Views: 17891

Re: IRISH EXPERIENCE 3 21st-25th MAY

2015-05-25 16.46.47.jpg Many thanks to Richard and Joanne and helpers for organising everything and thanks to all attending Impers for making it such a great weekend. Hoping everyone got home without any problems. Ditto. you must have had a good weekend Phil :lol: Pete Just preparing for a long dri...
by philgsmith
Tue May 26, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: IRISH EXPERIENCE 3 21st-25th MAY
Replies: 54
Views: 17891

Re: IRISH EXPERIENCE 3 21st-25th MAY

Arrived home safely at 01:00 this morning after a brilliant weekend in Coleraine. Hilda performed well except for the fuel union issue (soon sorted) and we had a trailer tyre puncture. Many thanks to Richard and Joanne and helpers for organising everything and thanks to all attending Impers for maki...
by philgsmith
Tue May 19, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: IRISH EXPERIENCE 3 21st-25th MAY
Replies: 54
Views: 17891

Re: IRISH EXPERIENCE 3 21st-25th MAY

Simon At the NEC Restoration Show John said there were a number from Notts area on our ferry and intending to take the coast road and get a breakfast rather than pay ferry prices - arriving before midday. We are intending joining them. Not sure how many are camping or hotelling of course. We are cam...