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Post by MR TIKI » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:03 am

ImpManiac wrote:Proper job! 8)

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:D it's performing very well too having covered nearly 200 miles on Sunday at modern day motorway speeds.......

here's a flyby taken by my friend Rian as I started the run home. :D
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Post by bazzateer » Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:32 pm

Grizzman Rian! Top bloke :D :D
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Post by MR TIKI » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:04 pm

bazzateer wrote:Grizzman Rian! Top bloke :D :D
:D the very same......
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Post by MR TIKI » Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:37 pm

:D happy days,the Tiki Mobile has performed so well this past year since putting the new engine in,with several long motorway trips and a run to the coast it's still going strong,only a miner leak on the thermostat and two front brake cylinders fails (they were very old) have hampered play
in other news I finally recovered the tatty back seats.......
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Post by MR TIKI » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:46 pm

:D thanks Colin,

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and these work a treat too
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:D :D :D :D
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Post by MR TIKI » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:59 pm

:D Frosty the Hill'man Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la........
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the Tiki-Mobile laced with a frosting of -1.....

suddenly moving the heater to the fan housing to assist with ram air cooling doesn't seem so smart :roll:
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Post by The Nun » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:21 pm

You need a heater as well especially in this country at the moment, heated seats are nice too :wink:
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Post by MR TIKI » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:01 pm

The Nun wrote:You need a heater as well especially in this country at the moment, heated seats are nice too :wink:
Lol,sounds like a plan!! My biggest issue is the ice build up on the inside,with no carpet,insulation or heating except from the engine itself the floor and windscreen ice over.If I drive with the window down it does eventually stabilise.....every day is an adventure!!
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Post by bazzateer » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:00 am

Good to see you're still Imping along Bryan :D
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Post by John Simister » Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:19 pm

I enjoyed seeing the Tiki Mobile at Brooklands on new year's day. It was attracting lots of interest and plenty of smiles...
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Post by The Nun » Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:37 pm

John Simister wrote:I enjoyed seeing the Tiki Mobile at Brooklands on new year's day. It was attracting lots of interest and plenty of smiles...
More than the Lambo's and E Types, I expect?
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Post by John Simister » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:50 pm

True.
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Post by MR TIKI » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:23 am

John Simister wrote:I enjoyed seeing the Tiki Mobile at Brooklands on new year's day. It was attracting lots of interest and plenty of smiles...
:D thank you,its always interesting to hear what others have to say about the Tiki-Mobile wether it's good or less favourable.I enjoy parking up and walking away so that I can return unknown to the car to listen and sometimes join in to the responses it provokes.

The only response I'll challenge is that it's "ratlook" because I didn't wreck a good car,I saved a rust pile that had rotted for 10 years at the bottom of a garden,it was full of mould,you could put your hand through nearly every panel,everything was seized and it took 5 men and a winch to get it to the street for loading on to a truck....

17 years later it remains my hobby,my self expression and a lot fun to drive.
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Post by colin rooney » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:04 pm

As you know Bryan i love seeing the tiki and enjoy working on it and i for 1 know how much work has been done to keep it on the road , Some people may look at the tiki and think oh its had loads of repairs and its no different from a lot of other imps just they have had filler to cover the repairs and paint but the tiki is in its birthday suit which make it stand out in the crowd great car

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Post by bazzateer » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:31 am

This current look of the Tiki Imp must be the longest lasting one you've had Bryan? :D
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Post by MR TIKI » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:35 am

Yes Col,indeed it's spent many hours in your capable hands over the years and as in conversations we've had before if it must have a lable in the way things do these days then I guess it's a 'Rat Rod'. built from parts not always ment for that vehicle but used to embellish or make it go fast.......
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Post by MR TIKI » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:58 am

bazzateer wrote:This current look of the Tiki Imp must be the longest lasting one you've had Bryan? :D
Very true,it's been added to but not drastically changed like it was before, I just dont have the same amount of free time these days.it had near three years in dry dock in that time too! I got busy and it took a back seat for a while,on more than one occasion it was nearly sold.
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Post by ImpManiac » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:47 pm

With the heavy frost on the car, Bryan, it almost looks as though the car has a white, fluffy coat. A more permanent one could be an idea for the next mod... :wink: Or perhaps not... :lol:

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Post by bazzateer » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:14 pm

MR TIKI wrote:on more than one occasion it was nearly sold.
Wash out your mouth! :o
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Post by MR TIKI » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:36 pm

bazzateer wrote:
MR TIKI wrote:on more than one occasion it was nearly sold.
Wash out your mouth! :o
:oops: Sorry,I'll get my coat........
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Post by MR TIKI » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:37 pm

ImpManiac wrote:With the heavy frost on the car, Bryan, it almost looks as though the car has a white, fluffy coat. A more permanent one could be an idea for the next mod... :wink: Or perhaps not... :lol:

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:lol: is that a dare?
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Post by ImpManiac » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:24 pm

MR TIKI wrote: :lol: is that a dare?
... :wink:

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Post by bazzateer » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:18 am

Do it Bryan!

Imp version of the Dumb and Dumber van!
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Post by MR TIKI » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:15 pm

After this photo reminded me that I wasn't happy with the rear wheels because the stretched tyres made them look smaller than the fronts I ordered some 155/80s
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I think the results speak for themselves and I'm pretty sure it handles better too
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:D STOKED!!
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Post by bazzateer » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:13 am

Nice! :D
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Post by John Simister » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:41 am

Much better. I love this car.

Stretched tyres are an extremely bad idea on many levels. They ruin the ride because the sidewalls can't do the job they are designed to do, they stress the tyres in ways they aren't designed to be stressed, they give rise to all sorts of unpredictable handling characteristics. And they look completely wrong. Yesterday I saw a VW Polo GTI which, from a distance, appeared not to have any tyres at all because the (chewed) rims of the oversize alloy wheels were barely an inch from the ground. A closer look showed the tyre beads to be well inside the rim edges, those edges to stick out a good 3/4in from the rubber, and the sidewalls to be around 30 degrees from the vertical. Imagine driving that through a pothole at speed.

A few years ago I was at a VW-flavoured custom car show in Austria, a press trip organised by VW. The then boss of R&D, Ulrich Hackenberg (a keen racing driver) was there too. He saw the cars with their stretched tyres and was holding his head in his hands. All that factory development work just disregarded and thrown away.

At least the Tikimobile's tyres were nowhere near as extremely deformed as that!
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Post by kilty » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:25 am

More tyre fitters should be jogging these clowns on when they ask for tyres to be stretched on.
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Post by ImpManiac » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:24 am

The car looks much better now, Bryan! :mrgreen:

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Post by Duk » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:14 pm

Sounds like most of the naysayers havent actually driven on stretched tyres :roll: taken to extremes yes it stupid but personally used them for about 6 years with great results, heck most of the imps running 13x7 rears are using 185/60's aka stretched tyres :wink: literally thousands of cars running 175/50's on 13x7's...... I bloomin hate driving on high profile skinny wheels on any imps ive driven!!
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Post by MR TIKI » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:17 am

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I've not been down to the shed for ages but yesterday gave me a free afternoon which resulted in this new curio for the car......
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in other news,I've put Montes on the rear which has taken the Tiki-Mobile to a whole new level with some real OLd ScHooL rake.
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Post by MR TIKI » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:23 am

ImpManiac wrote:The car looks much better now, Bryan! :mrgreen:

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:D thanks,as you can see above I've already gone for the next level! :twisted:
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Post by MR TIKI » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:32 am

Duk wrote:Sounds like most of the naysayers havent actually driven on stretched tyres :roll: taken to extremes yes it stupid but personally used them for about 6 years with great results, heck most of the imps running 13x7 rears are using 185/60's aka stretched tyres :wink: literally thousands of cars running 175/50's on 13x7's...... I bloomin hate driving on high profile skinny wheels on any imps ive driven!!
:wink: like all things there are degrees and exceptional extremes.
it was never any kind of extreme ride changing stretch that stressed the tyres,what I didn't like was that it pitched the car backwards.
replacing the tyres made it sit flatter on the road.
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Post by MR TIKI » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:56 pm

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I haven't been on here in a while and noticed this thread is now lacking pictures......
so,here's one from News years day 2018 @ Brooklands Museum
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Post by 617sqn » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:54 pm

Nice ! 8)

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Post by ImpManiac » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:19 pm

I like that! 8)

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