Certificates, Technical Books, Workshop Consumables and Tools

From time to time technical books and tools become available when we buy in spares. We have listed the current stock with a guide to condition: New, A, B, C where A, B and C indicate a second hand item in condition ranging from ``nearly as new'' to ``damaged but complete''. If you wish to acquire or pass on a particular technical book or tool please contact us. All new books are available via Regalia.



Heritage Certificates

It was announced by the Government in the Spring 2014 budget that from April there was to be a rolling exemption on VED, that means historic vehicles over a certain age will be tax free. You still need to complete the on-line DVLA registration as a ``historic vehicle'', but it won't cost anything if you can prove that your Imp was build before January 1974. Next year it will be Jan'1975 and so on.

The Federation for British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) issued a press release on this which was re-produced in the May issue of Impressions. You will need evidence of the date of manufacture of your Imp if there is any possible doubt about it.

Working with the Rootes Archive Centre Trust, the Imp Club is able to issue a Heritage Certificate for your Imp or any other Rootes vehicle. We are registered with the DVLA V765 Scheme. We will provide an individual Certificate and Car Details Sheet. These include precise dating information plus a variety of other infomation authenticating the vehicle as it left the production line. It is a combination of information from factory records and other sources. A Heritage Certificate is a valuable addition for a cherished vehicle and essential if you are trying to confirm its true identity. We can even print an extra information sheet with history and photographs provided by you.

You can see a sample and download an order form from the Rootes Archive Centre Web site: http://www.rootesarchivecentre.org.uk. Just click on the link to ``Certificates''.

Prices: Heritage Certificate including Car Details Sheet: £45.00 including PnP; Extra sheet: £1.20 = total £ 46.20; Overseas: please add extra £4.00 to cover postage etc.



Books

Price depends on condition as shown in the table below. Please ask for availablity as stock changes rapidly (parentheses indicate available stock at time of writing). Note: WSM141 is the later Imp Workshop Manual. New parts lists are currently not available. We will try to provide the book most appropriate for your car.

Author Title (edition) Price for condition:
    New A B C
Rootes 6601141 1963 to 4th edn N/A 15.00 () 12.00 (3) 8.00
Rootes 6601284 to 10th (blue softback) N/A 15.00 12.00 (2) 8.00 (2)
Rootes 6601284 to 12th (blue softback) N/A 15.00 12.00 (2) 8.00 ()
Rootes WSM141 to 13th (blue ring binder) N/A 18.00 14.00 (2) 10.00 ()
Chrysler WSM141 to 14th (red ring binder) N/A 20.00 (2) 16.00 (3) 12.00 (1)
Chrysler WSM141 to 17th (red ring binder) N/A 20.00 (2) 16.00 (1) 12.00 ()
Talbot WSM141 (red floppy) N/A 20.00 (1) 16.00 12.00
Rootes Parts List 25.00 () 25.00 () 20.00 () 15.00 ()
Autobook One W/s manual (1968) 8.00 6.00 5.00 3.00
Autobooks W/s manual (1974) 8.00 (1) 6.00 (8) 5.00 3.00
Autobooks W/s manual 1969-73 8.00 6.00 (2) 5.00 (3) 3.00 (2)
Autobooks W/s manual (1982) 8.00 6.00 5.00 3.00
Autopress W/s manual 1963-68 8.00 6.00 5.00 (2) 3.00 (1)
Autopress W/s manual 1969-72 8.00 6.00 5.00 3.00
Haynes W/s manual (1971) 10.00 6.00 (3) 5.00 (4) 3.00
Haynes W/s manual (1973) 10.00 6.00 (1) 5.00 (1) 3.00
Haynes W/s manual (1976) 10.00 () 6.00 (3) 5.00 (2) 3.00
Haynes W/s manual (1980) 10.00 (1) 6.00 (3) 5.00 (1) 3.00
Haynes Owner's Handbook 8.00 (1) 6.00 (2)    
Autodata W/s manual (1979) 8.00 (1) 6.00 (4) 5.00 (3) 3.00
Pearsons W/s manual (1965) 6.00 5.00 (4) 4.00 (2) 2.00
Pearsons W/s manual (1967) 6.00 5.00 (6) 4.00 2.00
Pearsons W/s manual (1968) 6.00 5.00 (2) 4.00 2.00
Olyslager Rootes Imp 8.00 6.00 5.00 (1) 4.00 (1)
Thorpe Hillman Imp 8.00 6.00 5.00 (2) 4.00
Page Hillman Imp 8.00 6.00 5.00 (1) 4.00
Griffiths Tuning Imps (1971) 12.00 10.00 () 8.00 5.00
Henshaw Apex the Inside Story   45.00 (1)    
Haynes and Legg Weber Carburettors   20.00 (1)    
Chrysler Dealership List N/A 6.00 5.00 4.00
Rootes New Hillman Imp Handbook 8.00 (9) 6.00 (1) 5.00 4.00 (1)
Rootes Imp MkII Handbook N/A 6.00 (5) 5.00 () 4.00 (1)
Rootes Chamois Handbook N/A 6.00 () 5.00 4.00
Rootes Californian Handbook N/A 6.00 () 5.00 () 4.00 (1)
Chrysler Californian Handbook N/A 6.00 (6) 5.00 () 4.00 (1)
Chrysler Husky and Imp Van Handbook N/A 6.00 (1) 5.00 (1) 4.00
Chrysler Sunbeam Imp Sport Handbook N/A 6.00 (3) 5.00 () 4.00 (1)



Brochures etc.

       
Imp competition model (photocopy) 19 3.00
  Imp and Chamois rally conversion (photocopy) 2 3.00  
  Imp supplement 3 3.00



Tools

Some tools are available from time to time with condition and price as indicated below (number in stock in parentheses). Original Churchill workshop tools are extremely rare and understandably fetch a high price. There was a description of how to make RG355 by Alan Turner in Impressions Apr'1993, so you might be able to get a back issue and try it yourself.

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Manufacture Description Price for condition (UK pounds):  
    NOS A B R * H *
9221600 Sparking plug spanner 15.00 () 12.00 (3)      
7103171 Jack with handle   15.00      
7103652 Handle only          
72270728 Tool bag 10.00        
RG188/3 rear hub securing plate from RG188C, D or E   25.00      
RG284 track rod taper knuckle remover   15.00      
RG353 timing chain support 40.00 15.00 10.00 16.00 (14)  
RG354 timing chain tensioner retainer 30.00 25.00 () 15.00    
RG355 cylinder head bolt wrench 80.00 () 70.00 (1)      
RG357 valve guide remover-replacer          
RG358 valve guide reamer 9/32''          
RG359 rear engine mtg bush remover-replacer          
RG359 ? diff brg replacer (use with RG363 and RG4221B-8)          
RG363 diff brg (small) replacer adapter (use with RG359)          
56 diff brg remover          
RG365 g- box assy jig complete   350.00 250.00    
RG366A diff oil seal and input shaft ball brg replacer          
RG367 reverse gear and pinion nut wrench   15.00     10.00
RG368 needle brg sleeve remover-replacer 65.00 40.00 20.00   10.00
RG369 needle brg remover-replacer          
RG370 pinion brg cup replacer adaptors          
RG372 clutch shaft oil seal replacer 15.00 15.00 10.00    
RG373 diff adjusting nut wrench         10.00
RG374 clutch plate centraliser and spigot bush replacer   35.00 10.00 25.00 (1)  
RG377 universal joint 1/2" AF   15.00     10.00
RG379 rear hub brg assy tool   80.00 ()   50.00  
RG383 diff oil seal remover   30.00      
RG384 clutch shaft oil seal remover   30.00      
RG385 kingpin bush remover-replacer 15.00 15.00 10.00 16.00 ()  
RG386 suspension arm bush remover-replacer 15.00 15.00 () 10.00 16.00 (1)  
RG408 front suspension gap gauges   75.00      
RG4221B-8 diff large brg replacer adapter          
RG534 bezel nut wrench          
RG535 rubber mldg glazing tool         8.00
RG536 crankshaft spigot bush replacer   30.00 15.00    
550 driver handle          
RG613A valve spring compressor   100.00     40.00
RG6513A-3 valve spring compressor          
1414 synchro hub retainer clips (pair)          
1602 Baty dial gauge set          
RG4221B-8 code 29 adaptor for diff brg replacement (large)          
D.143T tappet remover          
  donut clamp (stainless)         10.00
  14mm spark plug thread tap   5.00 (1)      
  Wanner grease gun   20.00 (1)      
Draper 500cc grease gun   15.00 (1)      
TOOLMEX 24pc AF+Metric combination spanners 20.00 (1)        
Britool NA349B 19pc socket set metric only   (1)      
mixture adjusting tool Stromberg CD3 15.00 (1)        

           

* Items R are replica made by The Imp Club. Items H are Home Made (probably by former Club members) or after market.

RG374 is described: an immediate engagement of the Clutch Shaft Spigot in the Crankshaft is achieved using RG374 when re-assembling the Engine to the Transmission. By using two diameters for location the Tool centralises the Clutch Driven Plate in relation to the Flywheel. The Tool can also be used in Hydraulic application to remove the Crankshaft Spigot Bush.



Oils

The Association of Rootes Car Clubs, which include The Imp Club, has secured a 10% discount deal with Witham Oil & Paint Ltd. for supply of oil from their Qualube range and other supplies to Club members. Their Web site is here: https://www.withamgroup.co.uk. Products of specific interest for use with Imps include the following.

2050: Classic 20w/50 oil
- engine oil, 20w/60 also available;
EP80: oil
- gear oil for transaxle or steering rack;
BF: Brake fluid
- DOT 4;
BA: anti-freeze
- universal blue type;
LG400: grease
- lithium multi-purpose;
WSG: workshop granules
-

Please ask and I can provide a scanned order form, or you can find it on-line here: ARCC_Oil_Purchase_Order_Form.pdf (last updated Apr'2018).

You will find that these products are significantly cheaper than others in high street shops.



Workshop Supplies

We are working with Peter Lewis, a Club member who runs Chemsol UK. He is able to provide a range of environmentally friendly chemicals for work on classic cars. We have so far identified the following which might be useful. Please let us know what you think and what quantities might be of interest. Also let us know if there is anything else required.

Rust Converter
- turns light rust black and ready to paint. £ 11.50+VAT per 1 litre.
CI Rust Preventer
(water based) - protects bare metal for some time, e.g. after blasting or sanding - £12.00+VAT per 5 litre ready to use. It is also available in concentrated form which can be diluted with water at a rate of 5:1 or more, £11.00+VAT per 1 litre.
CS52
Penetrating Rust Preventer and de-water - to be used as a releasing agent or oil film or sprayed on electrical components to maybe make them work - £15.00+VAT per 5 litre or £ 4.00+VAT per 1 litre.
De-Greaser
(water based) - make your engine, transaxle or workshop spotless; substitute for elbow grease? Price TBC.
Trigger spray bottle
- £2.00+VAT
Rob Allan
2020-09-02