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by ImpManiac
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114451

Re: VAK 700 mile update

They are good action pictures, Scott. They would look great in Impressions "centre of attention." :wink:

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by ImpManiac
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 777
Views: 302703

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Yes. That looks like a good engine cover. :)

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by ImpManiac
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Picture retrieval
Replies: 15
Views: 3596

Re: Picture retrieval

Interesting. I might give this a try later on. :) Thank you!

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by ImpManiac
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9466
Views: 1153101

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I like the pedal box modifications and repairs that you have made, Roy. When I get going again on my project, I shall follow your lead. :D

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by ImpManiac
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9466
Views: 1153101

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

The grease nipples in the pedal box seem like a good idea to me, Roy. I shall copy that on my own car, I think. :wink:

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by ImpManiac
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Bit of wiring
Replies: 530
Views: 104764

Re: The Vusky. clutch is borked - it lives

I too am glad you have your mojo back, Dave. :D

Your run out sounds like fun!

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by ImpManiac
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114451

Re: VAK The rebuild continues

Some nice enhancements are being made to VAK, Scott. :)

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by ImpManiac
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5953
Views: 1285036

Re: Nods News , Stuff actually happened

Well done, Dave. 8) Good work on the needles too.

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by ImpManiac
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Bit of wiring
Replies: 530
Views: 104764

Re: The Vusky. clutch is borked

Dave ' Linwood ' Lane wrote:Spigot bush £5 - its been soaking in oil since 2009 so i think it was ready :lol:
You do take preparedness to a new level, Dave. :wink:

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by ImpManiac
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Bit of wiring
Replies: 530
Views: 104764

Re: The Vusky. clutch is borked

Well done, Dave and Dave! 8) My fingers are crossed too! :wink:

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by ImpManiac
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois
Replies: 1114
Views: 512115

Re: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois

Colin, that's the plan! 8) It depends on some other factors dropping into place but I am working on it. :wink:

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by ImpManiac
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Bit of wiring
Replies: 530
Views: 104764

Re: The Vusky. clutch is borked

:lol: Yep! It had a good innings! :wink: You'll soon have the Vusky back on the road.

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by ImpManiac
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114451

Re: VAK The rebuild continues

I'd be interested to hear how the Rose jointed linkage works out with the dog 'box, Scott. It should be a good combination, you'd think. :D

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by ImpManiac
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 777
Views: 302703

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

The gaps look really good, Gary. :)

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by ImpManiac
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois
Replies: 1114
Views: 512115

Re: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois

Thank you for your good wishes. Much appreciated. :D

The garage will be transformed. It's just a matter of by how much! :mrgreen:

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by ImpManiac
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114451

Re: VAK The rebuild continues

Did you remove the oil sump mounting studs? That takes an age! :roll:

Good work! :)

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by ImpManiac
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois
Replies: 1114
Views: 512115

Re: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois

Why, thank you, Graham! :D I trust you've made note of all the great ideas and suggestions that have appeared on here especially those you said you will use when you rebuild the Chammy... :lol: The big question is will it be back on the road before the 10th anniversary of it falling over? :wink: The...
by ImpManiac
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois
Replies: 1114
Views: 512115

Re: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois

Thank you, guys. :) I'll get some photos of the task ahead with the garage. I count my blessings that I even have such a thing at all! I know some people restore vehicles without such luxuries! :shock:

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by ImpManiac
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois
Replies: 1114
Views: 512115

Re: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois

It feels like a long time since I saw my Chamois. It was January 2015. The car was collected and trailered away for storage. The memory is etched into my brain. In the intervening time, Mrs. IM and I have moved home - three times! :? The last time I posted in this thread, I was living in a rented fl...
by ImpManiac
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 777
Views: 302703

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

There's no gasket for the rear crossmember, Gary. As you say, it's a case of scratch the paint! :( If you refit it with care, it's not too bad, actually.

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by ImpManiac
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport
Replies: 116
Views: 39700

Re: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport

Lovely work, Matty! :mrgreen: You're improving your skills all the time. :wink:
MattorMatty wrote:Needs a skim a filler to blend in but at least not a can of expanding foam this time.
Best avoided... :? :lol:

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by ImpManiac
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114451

Re: VAK The rebuild continues

Sounds like a lot of fun, Scott! 8)

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by ImpManiac
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9466
Views: 1153101

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Just been back in the garage to have another look at the imp , it only gets better , the modern petrol has eaten through the the little rubber hose from the float to the carb and all that petrol I just put in is all over the garage floor , what next ? A few Imps have suffered this way. It's incompa...
by ImpManiac
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 199
Views: 63897

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Great videos, Eric. Your car sounds wonderful and is rather quick! :D

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by ImpManiac
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Ruben wants his turn
Replies: 445
Views: 142460

Re: Ruben wants his turn

Graham2imps wrote:I called myself '2imps' because I had two, back in the day. Don't have any now sadly.
You know what to do. :wink: Once you've driven an Imp, they are in your blood forever.

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by ImpManiac
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 199
Views: 63897

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Congratulations, Eric! :mrgreen: That is a great write-up - one for Impressions, I would say. :wink: I was really pleased to see you take your awards at national. They were well deserved, in my humble opinion. The car is obviously far from stock but it is still definitely Imp through and through, is...
by ImpManiac
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Ruben wants his turn
Replies: 445
Views: 142460

Re: Ruben wants his turn

Welcome to the forum, Graham! :) Hopefully Jeff will be along at some point and will see your post. He doesn't come here that often. :wink: I expect he will have at least some of the car's history.

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by ImpManiac
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 1966 Sunbeam Imp MKII
Replies: 55
Views: 21922

Re: 1966 Sunbeam Imp MKII

whitebuffalo wrote:Also trying out the OneDrive set up.
I'm considering that too. I have an account anyway. Might as well use it. :wink:

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by ImpManiac
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114451

Re: VAK The rebuild continues

^^ That's a great tale, Scott. Perhaps one for Impressions. :D

You did a lovely job on the Clan, especially against such a tight deadline. Well done! :D

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by ImpManiac
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN
Replies: 61
Views: 51531

Re: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN

THANK YOU too all of the organisers and all those involved in any way in running the Imp Club national meet 2017 event. :mrgreen: I too had a wonderful time! As has been mentioned, the balance between organised events like runs out, cinema showings and the cake competition and unstructured time to e...
by ImpManiac
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Bit of wiring
Replies: 530
Views: 104764

Re: The Vusky. Back from the national

Your Vusky's award was well deserved, Dave. :D I was also very surprised that the AA van did not win at least one of the prizes. :? It was like a perfect jewel! As Baz said, though, I tend to vote for the car that I would most like to take home in each category. I am not saying which car got my vote...
by ImpManiac
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN
Replies: 61
Views: 51531

Re: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN

^^ That is most kind. Thank you, Lars! :D I wish everyone attending a safe journey too.

Best wishes to you, Lars, for a speedy and complete recovery from your illness.

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by ImpManiac
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN
Replies: 61
Views: 51531

Re: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN

That is helpful information. Thank you, guys! :)

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by ImpManiac
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN
Replies: 61
Views: 51531

Re: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN

Aha! Thank you, sir! :mrgreen: There is most often someone with an empty passenger seat but I would love to take a ride in your lovely Chamois that I have so long admired.

See you Friday, if not before. :wink:

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by ImpManiac
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN
Replies: 61
Views: 51531

Re: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN

Come along! :D Turn up at Rally Control and talk to the team. Whether or not you want to join the Imp Club, they will sort you out. :wink: Bring your Imp on the run. Then you can offer me a lift! :P I'm currently without Imp.

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by ImpManiac
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114451

Re: VAK The rebuild continues

Safe journey, Scott! 8)

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by ImpManiac
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Brighton National Speed Trials
Replies: 1
Views: 1670

Re: Brighton National Speed Trials

I plan to be there spectating. I try not to miss the Brighton National Speed Trials. 8) Are any of you going? Are any of you planning to compete?

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by ImpManiac
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114451

Re: VAK The rebuild continues

I'm not sure how but I missed the last three pages of this! :oops: Well done, Scott, for getting the Clan ready in such a short space of time. The car looks superb and, knowing you, it will be just as good under the skin too. I look forward to seeing you and the car down in Kent in a few days. :D IM...
by ImpManiac
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Stan's Newest Adventures.
Replies: 129
Views: 49311

Re: Stan's Newest Adventures.

Stan looks well, Andy! 8)

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by ImpManiac
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: WTG950H, a 1969 Californian.
Replies: 164
Views: 68833

Re: WTG950H, a 1969 Californian.

Lars, I too am sorry to hear that you have been unwell. :( Focus on getting better. We shall miss you at the national but, if you are feeling up to it later in the year, why not come across for the HSCC Silverstone meet or some other event? Just a thought for you. :wink: Best wishes for the speedies...