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by tomcat
Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: NPB 646L - Update
Replies: 210
Views: 65579

Re: NPB 646L - Update

3 hours in the cold today. Took over an hour to get a manifold stud changed :( Radiator back in eventually, as spire nuts did not want to accept the bolts that had been removed from them before. :!: :!: :!: Then trying to find things I had removed only a couple of weeks ago. Very cold at the end of ...
by tomcat
Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: NPB 646L - Update
Replies: 210
Views: 65579

Re: NPB 646L - Update

I need to get all the IMP back together now, ignoring the cold weather :roll:
Then maybe I can play a little with the new toy, after I have picked it up :)
by tomcat
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: NPB 646L - Update
Replies: 210
Views: 65579

Re: NPB 646L - Update

A Hillman Husky to join the IMP.
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by tomcat
Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: NPB 646L - Update
Replies: 210
Views: 65579

Re: NPB 646L - Update

'New' engine in place before ancillaries added. :)


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by tomcat
Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: NPB 646L - Update
Replies: 210
Views: 65579

Re: NPB 646L - Update

My thanks to Mark and James for their efforts this morning. Really appreciated. :) :)

Recon engine in place with only 'minor' hiccups.
I learnt a great deal.

Now down to me to fit ancillaries asap.
by tomcat
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: NPB 646L - Update
Replies: 210
Views: 65579

Re: NPB 646L - Update

ImpManiac wrote:Great work, Tom. That does look good. :D

IM 8)
Thanks Paul. :)
Not quite so neat now after busy morning :roll: :roll:

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by tomcat
Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: NPB 646L - Update
Replies: 210
Views: 65579

Re: NPB 646L - Update

Was a trial fitting as all pulled out now. Only took an hour including carb, air cleaner, fuel pump. Replacing 875 with a 930 with sports exhaust and either Weber 28/36 or twin SU's. Not a very good day weatherwise but am not aching as much as expected :roll: :roll: :wink: Tomorrow should see exhaus...
by tomcat
Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: NPB 646L - Update
Replies: 210
Views: 65579

Re: NPB 646L - Update

Trial fitting without alternator in place yet.
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by tomcat
Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: NPB 646L - Update
Replies: 210
Views: 65579

Re: NPB 646L - Update

Hi Colin
Thanks for your comments. Appreciated and understood. :)
I am intending to replace all 3 self-tappers and have a new rubber sleeve to fit.
Plan to use 'cut to length' Serratub retainers for the rubber sleeve.
Picture to follow in due course.
Regards
Tom
by tomcat
Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: FFG 549D Rally car
Replies: 660
Views: 186405

Re: FFG 549 D restoration

Absolutely excellent work. :) :)
by tomcat
Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: NPB 646L - Update
Replies: 210
Views: 65579

Re: NPB 646L - Update

Fitting new petrol pipe. :shock: :shock:
Took 3 hours with 2 of us crawling around underneath and most of time trying to get pipe into hole in boot floor.
Short of stripping out all the front suspension etc., is there some easier way :?: :?:
For next time I need to do it :o :o
by tomcat
Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: NPB 646L - Update
Replies: 210
Views: 65579

Re: NPB 646L - Update

I've never fitted those bolts in 25 years of Imping. PITA to fit and remove plus in my experience do nothing.

Leave them out, is my advice. 8)[/quote]

I thought that may have been the case. Thanks :)
by tomcat
Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: NPB 646L - Update
Replies: 210
Views: 65579

Re: NPB 646L - Update

Learnt that lesson a long long time ago but thanks for the reminder :)
by tomcat
Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: NPB 646L - Update
Replies: 210
Views: 65579

Re: NPB 646L - Update

I have a technical question for those more savvy than myself. How do you fit the 3 No: bolts at the back of the stoneguard surround please? Seems one needs the car on a hoist or lifted more than my jack can cope with. Needless to say they were not fitted when I stripped the radiator etc., out http:/...
by tomcat
Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The stanced '67 Imp Super - SOLID DRIVESHAFTS
Replies: 235
Views: 66576

Re: WBH 985E - Engine strip :)

Hi James,
Excellent work as usual.

When you have a 'spare 2-3 hours' come round and fit my replacement 930 for me please :) :roll: :roll:
by tomcat
Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: NPB 646L - Update
Replies: 210
Views: 65579

Re: NPB 646L - Update

Bit of a positive note. Stripped out the radiator and surround. Some remedial work required:- http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g470/tompanther/Imp%20Project/DSC07226.jpg As our cookery friends would say "One I did earlier":- http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g470/tompanther/Imp%20Project/DSC072...
by tomcat
Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The stanced '67 Imp Super - SOLID DRIVESHAFTS
Replies: 235
Views: 66576

Re: WBH 985E

Hi James
Keep up the good work. Looking good. :)
Regards
Tom
by tomcat
Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Dom's Subeam Stiletto Resto!
Replies: 504
Views: 123964

Re: Dom's Sunbeam Stiletto Resto!

bornagain-imp wrote:Engine bay looks very clean 8) lots of hard work there :D

Stripe would look good same red as the grill and light surrounds :D think it would spoil the wheels :roll:
Agree with this 100%. :)
by tomcat
Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: GLS =
Replies: 80
Views: 26365

Re: GLS = Does my bottom look big in this

Looking really good, Scott. :mrgreen: Is POR15 as good as one hears it is? Have you had good experience with it? I am curious, having never tried it or any of its competitors. I was thinking of trying a two pack epoxy mastic primer on my Chamois's floor and undercrackers. :idea: More research is ne...
by tomcat
Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: My First Imp (First Sprint this Year!)
Replies: 457
Views: 158557

Re: My First Imp (2 more photo's)

Like the roof too. :)
Suits it well
by tomcat
Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: NPB 646L - Update
Replies: 210
Views: 65579

Re: NPB 646L - Update

I will try to clarify my posting above a little. I am in dispute with the restore company who were doing work on my Montecarlo Project. Spiralling costs and, it seemed, no end to the work that just required another day here and another day there and so on. At 8x£45 a day it was mounting up. So I dec...
by tomcat
Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: NPB 646L - Update
Replies: 210
Views: 65579

Re: NPB 646L - Update

This post is for the person, or persons, who are abstracting information from my postings on here and then sending me letters via Royal Mail. :o
As Eric Morecambe used to say " all the notes but not necessarily in the right order" :D :D
Enjoy the Forum :roll: :roll:
by tomcat
Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5953
Views: 1288275

Re: Noddys Natterings ,Vusky high level brake light done

Very neatly done :) :)
by tomcat
Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: '70 Imp Super Trials car - Another class win
Replies: 273
Views: 97178

Re: My sons imp

James
May I enquire if you shall be changing your 'log-in' every year, as you advance on in years :?: :!: :D :roll:
Older Tom
by tomcat
Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The stanced '67 Imp Super - SOLID DRIVESHAFTS
Replies: 235
Views: 66576

Re: WBH 985E

James
All coming on a treat. :)
Well done to you both. All the hard work will pay off in the end.
Cheers
Tom
by tomcat
Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: NEC Classic Car Show
Replies: 11
Views: 2792

Re: NEC Classic Car Show

Will be visiting on the Sunday :)
by tomcat
Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: NPB 646L - Update
Replies: 210
Views: 65579

Re: NPB 646L - Update

Not a lot been happening recently as a holiday and Lancia matters have taken precedent. :oops: Big sort out in the garage to locate Montecarlo spares has also unearthed bits for the IMP. :roll: Hope to have sold and cleared all Montecarlo spares in next 2 weeks. Then we can concentrate on IMPish mat...
by tomcat
Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5953
Views: 1288275

Re: Noddys Natterings , Stainless steel radiator guard

bazzateer wrote:Now you'll get a flood of requests for more!
I thought I already had :!: :!: :!: :)
by tomcat
Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5953
Views: 1288275

Re: Noddys Natterings , Stainless steel radiator guard

Any chance of a production run on this ever?? :) :shock:
by tomcat
Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 217528

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) More pictures, she starts to look pre

It is truly a work of art how it has been done. :D :D
Excellent job.
by tomcat
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PKW 770M restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 12769

Re: PKW 770M restoration

I found SPL's service excellent.
Not for a complete car just parts. :)
by tomcat
Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Trialling at Brickhill 09/09/12
Replies: 4
Views: 2892

Trialling at Brickhill 09/09/12

Some pictures of James & Richard at Brickhill today. http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g470/tompanther/Brickhill/DSC06854.jpg http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g470/tompanther/Brickhill/DSC06860.jpg http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g470/tompanther/DSC06869.jpg http://i1103.photobucket.com/alb...
by tomcat
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: WICKED WELSH 2012 DATES CONFIRMED
Replies: 233
Views: 42022

Re: WICKED WELSH 2012 DATES CONFIRMED

Sadly will be in the States during this period. :(
Enjoy :) :)
by tomcat
Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto JEY 464G Resto Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 8937

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto JEY 464G Resto Thread

Looking very, very good indeed. :)
by tomcat
Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: FFG 549D Rally car
Replies: 660
Views: 186405

Re: FFG 549 D restoration

ImpManiac wrote:Well and truly flocked. 8)

IM 8)
Could not have put it better myself :D :D 8)
by tomcat
Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:07 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Heading for bodyshop
Replies: 21
Views: 4351

Re: Heading for bodyshop

Looking very good.
have you run out of space now. with all your purchases? :)
by tomcat
Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: NPB 646L - Update
Replies: 210
Views: 65579

Re: NPB 646L - Update

bazzateer wrote:Tom,

Take your time setting the switch up. Mine still occasionally activates when changing down to 2nd so will need tweeking when I can get the enthusiasm going.
I purchased 2 switches so I had a spare when I got too twitchy.
by tomcat
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: NPB 646L - Update
Replies: 210
Views: 65579

Re: NPB 646L - Update

Hi Tom, what's your plan for fitting the reversing light switch, or is that already in place? I used a momentary toggle switch mounted on one of the gear cup mounting bolts (had previously replaced the rivets with riv-nuts; 6mm herracy! LOL) with a home made bracket. I used relays for this as a wel...
by tomcat
Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: NPB 646L - Update
Replies: 210
Views: 65579

Re: NPB 646L - Update

"Magic wand" gearlever syndrome :? in an Imp can be caused by various factors but the cheapest and most probable one to sort out is the spherical bearing at the bottom of the gear lever itself. The original is comprised of a steel collar and a thin plastic bush. After many years, these plastic bush...
by tomcat
Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: NPB 646L - Update
Replies: 210
Views: 65579

Re: NPB 646L - Update

Imp now back home with his Lancia friends.
MOT passed and advisories done as well. Driver's side sill and floor area.
Nice run back but do need to do something about the gearlever cup. Waves about like something demented. :shock:
Away on an errand for 2 days then we can stuck in to more upgrades. :)