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by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
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Re: Nods news , Possible world first - painted and refitted

How do you stop your Air-con system from rattling, Dave ? Andy G Heres the damper , its about 1mm longer than needed so its in permanent contact with the window catch , Once hooked onto the window catch slight upwards pressure is required to get the other end to line up with the lock catch ( about ...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9509
Views: 1163376

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

My IMP had a 50mm Yazaki in it when I got it, bit too small though really, it was in a right state with corroded bezel and face so chucked it, the best I think is a 80mm pod dash top mounted for the early cars, as fitted in the early Hunter GT, unless you have the Rally dash option of course. Both ...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9509
Views: 1163376

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

you dont do many miles in it , 1600 km is less than 1000 miles , 333 miles a year , its no wonder the tank stays clean :o
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9509
Views: 1163376

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

mines foam grey but then so is the car
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
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Views: 1163376

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Just noticed the air feed into your airbox looks straight the 2 I have are tapered did they change design at some point? Were you in an Imp? I would think the small size and turning circle of the Hillman Imp would suit such a hill? Imp027 Its a great car for said hill but still bloomin scary :roll:
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9509
Views: 1163376

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Question, did you actually intend to tackle that hill or did you just arrive by accident? Talking of accident, one report mentions that it is one of Britains most dangerous roads, you will agree? Deliberately went to tackle it , yes its a very scary and very dangerous , shear drops on many points ,...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290510

Re: Nods news , Possible world first - painted and refitted

With everything now set up to optimum it seemed a great idea to reference mark the carbs and timing for future reference and as a set up guide :D
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9509
Views: 1163376

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

African Imp wrote:
Dave ' Linwood ' Lane wrote: Why had you stopped was it traffic in front of you? Imp027
Someone stalled in front of me - scary moment :shock:
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
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Views: 1163376

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

African Imp wrote: Noddy, did you take the UP trip?

https://www.visitcumbria.com/wc/hardknott-pass/ Husky003
Yep , sure did go up it , first bend is 1 in 3, straights are 1 in 3 to 1 in 4 , no problem getting up , brakes got a tad warm on ther way down the other side though as its almost as steep
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290510

Re: Nods news , Possible world first - painted and refitted

Nope , king lead works fine like this :lol:
Anyway Sod the original painted dipstick brackets - Il make some from stainless instead - much better :)
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9509
Views: 1163376

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

It must have had a good clutch in it then, but also yours runs on SUs, a strommy would have flooded at that :lol: Clutch was quite new at the time - seriously though would Stoms actually flood on a 1 in 3 1/2 hill , SUs were fine , my nerves however were not as i was running some well old comp doug...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
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Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

The Nun wrote: When they test new cars they do an incline test to see what it will start on and its normally around 1 in 4 maximum before the clutch wont move even just the car.
Vusky did a hill start on Hardknott pass in the lakes , that part was 1 in 3.5 :o
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290510

Re: Nods news , Possible world first

Now all sprayed up seeing as its on the Singer i guess i need to make it look decent
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 102550

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Realising that fitting the Van / Husky dipstick assembly on a saloon is a great idea ive removed it all again and painted the tube and the brackets so it will look better upon final refitting :)
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9509
Views: 1163376

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Don't know what your problem is, Dave. My Strombergs are fine. Haven't caused a problem since I discovered the missing butterfly screw, and that was caused by poor attention to detail by a carburettor specialist company whom I'd better not name. This guys problems are purely down to having been sol...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9509
Views: 1163376

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I completely rebuilt , fitted and set up a pair of twin SUs in 4 hours on the Vusky and sorted out two minor problems on the Singers pair in under two , both sets having over ten years use beforehand . You Sir have put me off Stombergs for all eternity and beyond - not that i liked the stupid things...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 102550

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Doh ! David ! I had planned that modification myself, having seen Trevs van at his workshop last week at MOT time. It's far far more convenient, and saves the trouble of any oil leak from the stubby dipstick tube low on the block. You've beaten me to it ! I'm deflated... :shock: Andy G Aww sorry , ...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 102550

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Fit a van / Husky dipstick to a saloon - theres a reason and its in my news
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290510

Re: Nods news , SU issues part two , now the Singer joins in

Ive possibly done a world first :shock: That is ive temporarily fitted a spare van / Husky dipstick to the Singer. Main reason it stops me having to bend down so far to check the oil as my back is shot to shite although to be fair im not exactly a cripple quite yet , it also bl***y hurt fitting it -...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 102550

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Fitted new wiper blades on the Vusky - black 13 inch Bosch ones that look wrong but wipe well :roll:
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290510

Re: Re:

Nice job! Dave did you consider leaving the main front of the car in place, as in the slam panel and the area below it, then just cut and shut in the two twin head lights? I ask as it would be a possible future job for my 1967 Imp Californian, that would be if I can source the head lights and relat...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 102550

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

To be honest I think it's coming from the exhaust heat shield which is a modified standard item cut to suit my Janspeed small bore manifold, as well as the vertical panel it attaches to. I'll work on those at some point. Andy G Early factory ones had a sound deadening sheet stuck to to the vertical...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290510

Re: Nods news , SU issues part two , now the Singer joins in

Plug colours after the Singers carb fiasco and a 10 mile non stop blast at 70MPH .
Engine temp 80˚C - Oil pressure 47 PSI , Plug colours as in pics , might richen the rear carb up a tad , tricky to tell when its this close .
Carb is leak free :D :D :D
All in all im a happy bunny again :D
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290510

Re: Nods news , SU issues part two , now the Singer joins in

Won't you have to jiggle about with the mixture again, Dave ? Andy G Rear carb remained untouched , i jiggled the front so the tickover is smooth and even and have just driven 44 miles to Glastonbury and back ( A shopping trip i actually enjoy :o ) , il check the plug colours now im back and see ho...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290510

Re: Nods news , SU issues part two

I swear my two Imps talk to each other . Tother week the SUs on the Vusky went a bit tits up. Guess whats happened to the Singer . :shock: :o :roll: OK so its only a leaky jet where it screws into the float bowl and for some totally unknown reason a piston is a bit sticky on the front carb but still...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky.
Replies: 530
Views: 105705

Re: The Vusky. Moose ignition system fitted - testing testi

What exactly is this 'Moose' ignition system all about then? Any details / availability / cost? Is it suitable for any Imp distributor? (Would be interested to know if I could use it i my 23D4 type casing which has conventional Competition innards). Message moose on here or mike dent on facebook , ...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky.
Replies: 530
Views: 105705

Re: The Vusky. Moose ignition system fitted - testing testi

72 miles hard driving done yesterday , mixture is bang on with the rebuilt carbs and the moose ignition system is bang on as it is in the Singer :D
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 102550

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Drove / occasionally hooned the Vusky to Ottery and back ( 72 miles ) and spent way too much money there ,
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky.
Replies: 530
Views: 105705

Re: The Vusky. Moose ignition system fitted - testing testi

617sqn wrote:Took an image or two of my reversing light switch arrangement.
Certainly easier to sort than my factory one :roll: Vusky001
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9509
Views: 1163376

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I f i understand your convoluted way of writing thats a mere 11,000 miles since 95 , used to do more than that every year :roll:
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290510

Re: Nods news , Its normal .

I think the time allocated for an MOT is 45 minutes , Singers takes 20 minutes but you cant log off the MOT too early so we just chatted and drank coffee for 25 minutes . :lol:
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9509
Views: 1163376

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

617sqn wrote:Unlike Dave, I think spin on filters are great, and create less mess when changing. They are readily available in various sizes and specs so shouldn't cause a problem if used correctly. Some include a crap-catcher magnet too. Not saying I'm right - I'm just not wrong :lol:

Andy G
:lol: :lol:
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290510

Re: Nods news , Its normal .

MOTs run out as of a few days ago - seems weird not having to get one :roll: although common sense might take over and il get an MOT on it sometime
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9509
Views: 1163376

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I fail to see any advantage with the spin on filters , you cant see whats in them when changing the oil and the filters are tiny and often have way too small a micron for 20/50 oil . Tried spin on and soon reverted back So unless the standard filters are totally extinct in SA i wouldnt bother . Sorr...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9509
Views: 1163376

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

African Imp wrote:
The SU spindles are steel?

Thanks, Given the much higher mileage that you do with both of your Imps, I think my brass spindles will still be ok when compared to your steel spindles?
They are brass like Stromberg ones , must be the camera flash upsetting the coulour
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9509
Views: 1163376

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Bodys on these are very hard , they supply bushes you have to line bore and fit if worn but ive never used them
Worst wear on both shafts was this
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9509
Views: 1163376

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

African Imp wrote:[
How much side play did the spindles on your SUs have , would you consider that suction of air from them was a problem?
Not a massive amount but yes the wear was the problem
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9509
Views: 1163376

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I think I've seen the deliberate mistake Roy :o you don't have SUs they aren't anything like Strombergs except the fact they are carburettors :? The air leak at the butterfly spindles would cause the same running issues, it was that which was of interest :) its a brass rod with the thread on one en...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9509
Views: 1163376

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

African Imp wrote:I read some of the work that Noddy did recently on his SU carbs on one of his Imps, the carbs were twelve years old and the spindles were showing signs of wear.

I cannot find that thread that Noddy posted.
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