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.
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.
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:|
|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)|
|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)|
|Imp competition model (photocopy)||19||3.00|
|Imp and Chamois rally conversion (photocopy) 2||3.00|
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.
|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|
|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|
|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)|
|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.
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.
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.
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.