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by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9503
Views: 1163068

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

difficult to tell exactly but 2 and 3 look a bit rich , either that or 1 and 4 are weak Dave, your correct but given i am using twin Strombergs I cannot do much about it! On my SUs the carb pairs vary if they are set wrong , never have i had the middle two run a different colour to the outer two :o
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9503
Views: 1163068

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

difficult to tell exactly but 2 and 3 look a bit rich , either that or 1 and 4 are weak
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290391

Re: Nods news , Bit of a service

Having just fitted and adjusted a NOS set of rear shoes on the Singer ive had in the loft at least 10 years ive just noticed they are Asbestos free :roll:

Probably wouldnt stop a stationary bicycle however they are on so we will see - or die trying :(
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290391

Re: Nods news , Bit of a service

African Imp wrote:
Dave, in my case the rotor was not changed, the stator was which is why I have a spare one and which was giving a 24 volt output,

The rectifier was one of those small square ones with the 4 terminals on it.
Normally changing the stator wont change the voltage at all
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290391

Re: Nods news , Bit of a service

Dave, Thanks, I think I have the grasp of what your talking about? :) Can you tell me why the Aerogen 4 wind generator stator that I have is 24 volt and not the 12 volt that I required at the time? Windings or wire numbers? etc etc. stator is the output , the rotor controls the voltage so winding t...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290391

Re: Nods news , Bit of a service

Dave, how many meters of extra wire went into the third stator you made up? More than would normally be used or is it another trick? Imp027 no extra wire , its all trickery . For example lets say 10 turns of 1mm wire so 10 wires per slot gives 40A , so if you put in 5 turns of 1mm wire but run two ...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290391

Re: Nods news , Playing with Alternators again - fitted .

Oil and filter changed in both cars today , I always do them the same day as it saves trying to remember whats due and when :lol: Once filled , spun over on the starter for a bit then fired up , as soon as the gauge picks up straight off again , i recon the filter and oil cooler swallow a pint at le...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9503
Views: 1163068

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

If we can assume and in my case I do so, that since the transaxle was last filled with the correct Shell hypoid gear oil and that no oil has leaked out since that time, Its reasonable to say that the oil iis still in the transaxle. Picture taken just now. All mine leak , even one just rebuilt , but...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 102502

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Fitted some new plugs in the Vusky - NGK BPR6EIX
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky.
Replies: 530
Views: 105679

Re: The Vusky. Tooning check up.

617sqn wrote::o :o Why ever not ?

Andy G
If im honest right now I Really cant be bothered
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky.
Replies: 530
Views: 105679

Re: The Vusky. Tooning check up.

bazzateer wrote:You should offer a tune up service at National Dave!
Might be difficult as im not going :roll:
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky.
Replies: 530
Views: 105679

Re: The Vusky. Lock cover replacement .

Seeing as i was given the CO meter a few weeks back and tooned up the Singer with it with great success i thought id check the Vuskys today . a bit rich at 5% on tickover so I lowered it a tad , its now set at 4% ( 4.4% on this meter ) , balance was spot on as was the plug colours . Advanced the tim...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 102502

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Fit new spark plugs then go out in the Singer to check the newness alternators OK which it is :D
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290391

Re: Nods news , Playing with Alternators again.

I dare say it is fair to say that the alternator has much better efficiency than the old generator, and would take less power to drive even with the higher output? Also the cut-in rpm would be for the alternator, so below idle speed for the engine when installed? Probably so , cut in on this is rea...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290391

Re: Nods news , Playing with Alternators again.

New alternator works a treat , 14.4V at 800RPM tickover. :D . Quite chuffed my winding is generating electricery to power my home made wiring loom :D
Total weight is 2.35KG - Light for an alternator :)

Looks good I recon 8)
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290391

Re: Nods news , Playing with Alternators again.

I see. Very informative.... how does the alternator output relate to battery size ? For example, if its better to have extra capacity in the alternators generating capability, does the same go for the size of your electron storage facility ? Andy G TBH Ive no idea , im guessing the batteries AH rat...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290391

Re: Nods news , Playing with Alternators again.

The average alternator is 55% efficient and generates 14.4V max so going on this as a basis the engine uses 0.584 HP to generate 55A - so just over 1/2 a horse , obviously my car doesnt get near this so lets say 35A max with everything on , in this case its just 0.372HP , so not as power sapping as ...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290391

Re: Nods news , Playing with Alternators again.

617sqn wrote:Not knowing any better, Dave, but I guess you can't get summat for nowt, so will it take mega bhp to run it ? :?

Andy G
No , obviously electricery isnt free but its not much , il work it out later in HP
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290391

Re: Nods news , C/O reading

Some of you might remember way back in April I was experimenting with another alternator stator - well finally its built and working as i want it - Took three attempts in the end , first one the wire wouldnt even fit :evil: , second the output wasnt what I was after ( over 50A hot ) and this one i d...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 102502

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

There you go, I never knew Imps ever had vanity mirrors! Mind you Singers are very thin on the ground out here. They werent even on Singers , the only Imp to have these as standard were early Californians , im still hoping to find one for an early LHD one so i have a drivers side one to sort out by...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 102502

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Sum total of car fixorage this week so far. Re-stuff some foam in the Singers passenger sunvisor as the bit i stuck in a few years back moved :roll: - ive done it different this time so it shouldnt happen again . Having a factory fitted vanity mirror helps with this job , remove mirror , fit foam th...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290391

Re: Nods news , C/O reading

They say you never stop learning :) Had a play with the CO meter again today , as its over reading by 0.4 ive reset the mixture so its bang on 4 using my meter ( reading 3.6 ) not the garages thereby having a reference for future use . Two things i noticed . Having deliberately tested the CO with th...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290391

Re: Nods news , C/O reading

No, that's very good 8). My mildly tuned 3550 Rover SD1V8 (plus my lead foot) used to give 28 on a run, but more usually about 12 mpg ! :shock: Great sound, though :D Andy G Ouch , my old radically tuned 5 pot Quattro would go to single figure MPG if really ragged :shock: , about the same as your S...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290391

Re: Nods news , C/O reading

Good point. You were probably on the money when you said it was more achievable with DHLAs. As a general point of interest - don't you find it amusing that modern lean-burn engines produce more health-damaging NOx than most classic rich-burn engines (Imp included) which stuggle to idle above 13.5:1...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290391

Re: Nods news , C/O reading

TBH it's the ignition side that allows mine to run smooth with a lot less fuel. Mapped ignition with the twin coil pack provides a big, fat, very consistently-timed, spark - plus iridium plugs help too. I reckon you should be able to get it to idle OK @ 2.5% CO (AFR 13.5) ( and save a bit of fuel)....
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290391

Re: Nods news , C/O reading

I think a CO of 4.0 (AFR = 13.0) is a little rich for idle. My 1040 idled at 14.2:1 (CO = 0.75%) Currently my 875 Sport engine with the same DHLAs idles at 13.9:1 AFR (1.5% CO) ..and I was feeling guilty about it being a tad rich compared to the 1040! :o :) I thought this too , Vuskys idle is on 3....
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290391

Re: Nods news , C/O reading

The Nun wrote:0.4 error, So it was 3.9 then really when you set it with your ear, more accurate to the ideal than after you adjusted it with the machine ? :shock:
Plainly ive got this tuning by ear off fairly well then :lol:
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290391

Re: Nods news , Newness bits .

Way back in Nov 16 I rebuilt the carbs on this , then in March one had a sticky piston which i sorted quickly . Anyway a mate at work has given me a Gunsons C/O meter so to test it it i tried it on the Singer as i tune this by ear so thought it would be good to see how good my ear actually is :lol: ...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 30040

Re: Datsun engined Imp. First roadtrip...

Both mine are used a lot , Singers tidy but hardly perfect , Vuskys an unpolished scanky workhorse - just the way i love it :D
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9503
Views: 1163068

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

A smear of vasalene works well to ease opening and closing until they bed in
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9503
Views: 1163068

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

and the 8 inch is £3000 Just think one of those in your garage and a couple of IMP rear wings, your garage would be almost uninsurable? :? Old 4 inch ones like mine sell for around £200 , 6 inch probably double that , mine have a hard life but i service them now and again ( they come completely apa...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9503
Views: 1163068

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I have the ultimate vice , two in fact . A 4 inch and 6 inch double jawed Swindens patent swivel vice . Both are 1940s and are also called armourers vices as they were sometimes bolts to the side of tanks . 4 inch was £6 from a car boot and the 6 inch £15 from a junk shop . Swindens are still making...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky.
Replies: 530
Views: 105679

Re: The Vusky. Front cover lock badge

Interesting to read on tweaks to fine-tune the driveability. Thanks :) In other news after much ado I managed to change the corroded and wobbly lidded lock cover badge with the better non corroded non wobbly lidded one I took off the Singer last week ( having picked up the mint NOS one for the Sing...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky.
Replies: 530
Views: 105679

Re: The Vusky. Springing into action ( but softer )

Just a short update on this . Well a few weeks has passed since i did the throttle response and spring alteration and after a few hundred miles i can say it feels so much better in every respect , really light but also very responsive . Engines pulling superbly and the clutch and box also feel great...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290391

Re: Nods news , Newness bits .

On a later four headlight front panel there is a reinforcing ring welded on the back of the front panel that will located the holes for you, you just have to drill through it from the rear, Im not sure but assume so, the standard non swivel round badge is in the same place as it would be on its ori...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290391

Re: Nods news , Newness bits .

The Nun wrote:Ive got the swivel badge on my Chamois, but to confuse the thief theres no lock behind it :D
:lol: . Its not an easy mod , you have to keep the badge centered where it was to look right then work the lock around that , and thats after cutting the hole in the dummy grill :roll:
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290391

Re: Nods news , Newness bits .

617sqn wrote:No it isn't. I usually ask my passenger to "pull my knob", although that's possibly just as bad as leaning over them to get to it ! :lol: :lol: :shock:

Andy G
:lol: :lol: :oops:
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290391

Re: Nods news , Newness bit .

Hmm, maybe. I agree with the statement about the conventional bonnet pull. I retro fitted a glove box, and it's difficult enough without a radio. Especially as the T-bar is very close to the firewall on a car which would normally have just the open shelf. However, I have an electric bonnet pull whi...
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290391

Re: Nods news , Newness bits .

Oh - also picked up a NOS pair of adjustable length Tex wiper arms off the same seller ( you can tell they are adjustable as theres no central rivet ) , ive polished them up as they were a bit shop soiled - came up lovely and go well with the Trico speedblades ive got fitted :)
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5955
Views: 1290391

Re: Nods news , Rad guard clean up .

Find of the day at Shepton was a NOS Chammy badge and swivel cover for £15 . Its so good i had to fit . This is possibly the only early car with an external lock like a Californian or Stiletto . Did it myself as the cable mech is horrible with the lever in the glovebox with the added radio in there ...