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Re: The 75 Imp...buzzing!

Post by basil imp » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:40 pm

Thought you would have that sorted by now drew ;) if you want an exhaust to borrow to check it your welcome to one. It was good when fitted to the car
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Re: The 75 Imp...buzzing!

Post by kilty » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:56 pm

Cheers, I`ve got a nearly new boggo one that cracked across the top about 2 months after fitting it years ago. I`ll weld that up and give it a go. I`ll know straight away without an exhaust if it`s still doing it.

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Re: The 75 Imp...buzzing!

Post by basil imp » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:11 pm

Good point! Oddly enough mine had a crack pnce upon a time
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Re: The 75 Imp...buzzing!

Post by kilty » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:01 pm

Something still buzzing even after removing/replacing and investigating the boggo silencer. I`m still sure it is the culprit, but as it is still externally sound and not shedding rust from inside I`ll leave it for now. I just got these seats before Crimbo and I`ll be trial fitting one before long. If they don`t tilt forward enough due to height no matter, as I rarely have more than 1 passenger at a time anyhoo! I`m reckoning on a set of rears in a similar shade of vinyl along with blue door cards if they`re still where I think they should be :wink: . This should look quite cool with a Polar exterior........................Drew
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Re: The 75 Imp...buzzing!

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:39 pm

Your on the " lets change seats " thing as well then Drew , look good , what are they from ?
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Re: The 75 Imp...buzzing, with new seats!

Post by kilty » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:00 pm

I am indeed on that thing mate, Happy New seats I think! Been thinking about it for a wee while now, then I got that headrest at Shepton, which has been a nuisance and keeps going on the flop! So I went on the hunt for something a bit different and found these. I`ll give you a pound if you can guess what they`re from. The car is pants in my opinion, but I didn`t know it had cool seats. :wink:

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Re: The 75 Imp...buzzing, with new seats!

Post by capriman » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:08 pm

Hi,

They look a lot like FIAT X19 seats.

Had some retrimmed for an Imp van a few years ago, very comfy :D

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Re: The 75 Imp...buzzing, with new seats!

Post by kilty » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:52 pm

You just beat Noddy to a pound!! :shock:
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Re: The 75 Imp...buzzing, with new seats!

Post by impmann » Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:19 pm

Drew... X19...pants?

Try driving one. Superb little cars to chuck around.

Pity the seats won't tip - but Woolies do a blue vinyl thats quite close in shade, so there's every chance of having the interior trimmed to match.
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Re: The 75 Imp...buzzing, with new seats!

Post by capriman » Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:30 pm

i'll let you put the pound towards the re-covering.

As for an X19 being fun to drive try it when your 6'3" and 17 stone. You can steer it just as long as you don't try to change gear, if you do want to change gear as well then it easier to remove the steerng wheel. :D It was the worst two mile drive in my life, infact the car is under a cover at the side of the house having not moved since it was parked there.

Seats are good though but back seat passengers will be getting in through the back window :D

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Re: The 75 Imp...buzzing, with new seats!

Post by kilty » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:51 pm

impmann wrote:Drew... X19...pants? Try driving one.
I have. I had one for about 4 months many years ago, and it was pants. That particular one may well have had issues, and me not being slight of build didn`t help, which isn`t the models fault :roll: but it was big brightly coloured loon pants all the same. The seats will tip forward when I modify the Imp mechanisms to fit, just maybe not as far. I`ve actually still got the car, on my mantelpiece in a biscuit tin. :lol: Rust...... Let me tell you about rust!

PS I dare say that there are some cracking examples of X/19s around, and infinitely great wee cars they`ll be to their owners.............but mine was pants. :wink:

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Re: The 75 Imp...buzzing, with new seats!

Post by kilty » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:54 pm

capriman wrote:infact the car is under a cover at the side of the house having not moved since it was parked there

.........when did you last look under that cover Darren? I`ll wager it`s now a large pile of metal filings. By the way, mine had sparco buckets fitted. :shock:

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Re: The 75 Imp...buzzing, with new seats!

Post by capriman » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:49 pm

I live in hope that the bl***y thing will disolve and make a space for another imp to join the 6 that are are here now.

Its been there so long the cover is starting to go rotten so thats a start.

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Mojo mishap

Post by kilty » Wed May 09, 2012 11:17 am

Just about to throw in the towel with my isSUes since fitting these carbs. Dave has bean great as usual giving advice and spare parts etc, but still I can only manage to get the odd little window of opportunity to get it right, and what I'm getting done just isn't enough. It starts and runs with a wee bit of choke then pops and bangs, revs a bit high then cuts out. Did what Dave suggested and screwed in the mixture screws right in then backed off 14 flats. Same scenario.
I'm 100% positive that someone with more SU knowledge than me, or just a fresh pair of eyes would be lot of help.
So, if there's anyone in the 'hood of Brizzle who thinks they can be of assistance please let me know...cheers
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Re: 75 Imp. Mojo mishap

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Wed May 09, 2012 11:42 am

Sorry your having isSUes , If i were available id come and help , i SUspect its something simple thats out of adjustment but difficult to tell from here

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Re: 75 Imp. Mojo mishap

Post by james » Wed May 09, 2012 11:54 am

I'd be happy to have a quick look - I'm not an SU expert though, as I run stroms.
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Re: 75 Imp. Mojo mishap

Post by kilty » Wed May 09, 2012 12:09 pm

Well I`m off saturday James and the rest of today, but raining off and on not fun and I think you`ll know I`ve no garage! I would pay you for your time of course, so just let me know when suits you. I suppose I wouldn`t really have to be here actually, so if none of that suits still let me know.

Many thanks!

And Dave, there`s a house for sale across the street from me!! :wink:
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Re: 75 Imp. Mojo mishap

Post by james » Wed May 09, 2012 12:14 pm

Saturday is looking dry. Mid-morning? I still have your address. :D
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Re: 75 Imp. Mojo mishap

Post by kilty » Wed May 09, 2012 12:25 pm

That would be fandabbydozy mate! I`ll hold my breath on the weather. :wink:

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Re: 75 Imp. Mojo mishap

Post by bazzateer » Wed May 09, 2012 12:41 pm

Drew, could the butterfly pivot bush things be worn allowing too much air in?
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Re: 75 Imp. Mojo mishap

Post by kilty » Wed May 09, 2012 2:32 pm

The throttle spindles? They`re both OK mate, Dave confirmed that all was fine prior to that crack I found. And mentioned that there was no movement there, then I fitted the new body to replace the cracked one and the spindle was still nice and tight. I`m sure it`s something I`m not seeing and I`ve lost patience with trying to suss it out either in the rain or with a few minutes spare here and there. I`ve got faith in James either spotting something or just having more patience than me. :P

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Re: 75 Imp. Mojo mishap continues.....

Post by kilty » Sun May 20, 2012 2:48 pm

The sorcery continues. After James coming round a week or so ago and having a tinker with the carbs, things appeared to be better. It was idling OK and running like I`d expect it to. James reckons it still needs the ball-joint connector on the throttle arm moving so that I can achieve full throttle. I didn`t drive the car after James left-didn`t even start it again-went to Scotland for a week, returned yesterday and today I set about re-connecting the choke cable. I didn`t get that far `cos I thought I`d give it a start first, and it`s back exactly the same way as before.
If I didn`t know better I`d be on the phone to Derek Acorah.
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Re: 75 Imp. Mojo mishap continues...

Post by ImpManiac » Sun May 20, 2012 9:30 pm

Bizarre. :? There is a limited number of things that can ever go wrong with an Imp, though, so keep trying. :wink:

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Re: 75 Imp. Mojo mishap continues...

Post by kilty » Sun May 20, 2012 9:39 pm

Quality :lol: !!!!
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Re: 75 Imp. Mojo mishap continues...

Post by ImpManiac » Sun May 20, 2012 10:03 pm

Wha...? :? I'm "helping," as Mrs. IM puts it. :lol: :lol: Sorry, bud. Haven't got the foggiest. :P

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Re: 75 Imp. Mojo mishap continues...

Post by james » Thu May 31, 2012 1:10 pm

Has the throttle linkage bar popped out of the spindle end again? That holds the throttle open. You might be able to adjust the bar along enough to stop that by slackening off both clamps.

And make sure that the throttle levers aren't beng held open by the throttle cable linkage.

Also worth checking that the choke on the front (furthest away) carb is returning all the way: it was a bit sticky.
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75 Imp. To the paintshop...

Post by kilty » Wed May 01, 2013 5:19 pm

My apologies for zero updates on this thread. I gave up shortly after the above with the SU`s and went back to the Solex and all is great again. I will give them another go at a later date, with a different car. I think it was down to a lack of time and patience in the end, as I bought some new parts for the carbs and it still didn`t run right with them fitted.
Anyhoo, been using the car on and off since and recently decided that the impending repaint can`t be put off any longer. So over the last week or so I`ve been spending a bit of time dismantling the car, including the dash, washers and wiper spindles, ready for the paintshop, and today I drove it there with no glass in it, apart from the screen so I could have the tax disc showing! Popped that out when I got there, and I`ll just bide my time for the call to pick it up. Staying with the Polar White. It pains me to have to get it done by someone else, but as I don`t have the facilities anymore there`s not a lot I can do. I`m confident in the painter though, he comes well recommended, and judging by the range of cars in his shop, and the quality of his work, it will look great.

P.S. Anyone ever fitted a screen rubber that has been in it`s box for about 10 years without it leaking?!?!

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Re: 75 Imp. To the paintshop...

Post by basil imp » Wed May 01, 2013 6:58 pm

Did you see the Datsun in there drew? Or more to the point did you here it. Triple webers :D the 356 is pretty nice to.

Look forward to seeing it. Unfortunatly I haven't got a spare Bootlid though :( pretty sure someone else will in the local area though
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Post by kilty » Wed May 01, 2013 8:30 pm

Paul showed me the Datsun, and let me hear a mahoosive Chevy pickup that one of his mates owns. 8)
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Re: 75 Imp. To the paintshop...

Post by kilty » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:04 am

In the buff! No rot found, no dents, no filler. Going for the repaint as late as I did was for the best. 8)
Pity the dust sheets got removed from the front seats! :roll:
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Re: 75 Imp. To the paintshop...

Post by basil imp » Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:21 pm

Looks like a remarkably good shell you have there (I was going to say you have a nice body there but someone would have made a joke :lol: )
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Post by kilty » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:03 am

basil imp wrote: (I was going to say you have a nice body there but someone would have made a joke :lol: )
Aye! My Mrs!! :P
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Re: 75 Imp. To the paintshop...

Post by GURNSIMPS » Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:26 am

Wow Drew thats a bl***y good shell mate.Loving the cosmics too :wink:
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Post by ImpManiac » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:39 pm

That is indeed a good shell. It's really good to see a late car like this being given the full restoration treatment. 8)

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Re: 75 Imp. To the paintshop...

Post by kilty » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:12 pm

I got the car back today, minus the bonnet, which is being kept safe while I get some new hinges and gaskets. Anyone got any?
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Re: 75 Imp. To the paintshop...

Post by cov_climax » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:23 pm

Hinges available form Europa car parts ( the kit car people) and gaskets, will mine are old bike inner tube....... But proper ones are almost a card like material, but you probably want something that doesn't hold water.

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Re: 75 Imp. To the paintshop...

Post by GeoffFarthing » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:10 am

I have a pair that have polished up well complete with Klingerite gaskets. I made the gaskets for the new hinges and then found they came with them.
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Re: 75 Imp. To the paintshop...

Post by imporium » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:46 am

kilty wrote:I got the car back today, minus the bonnet, which is being kept safe while I get some new hinges and gaskets. Anyone got any?
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Hi, I have this page saved in my favourites just in case...
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Re: 75 Imp. To the paintshop...

Post by impmann » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:16 am

Drew,

Not being funny... try and find some good original bonnet hinges. The modern ones have dreadful plating - I fitted a brand new pair to Skye when we restored her in 2004. She is about the be restored for a second time due to water ingress and the bonnet hinges will be going in the bin, as the plating has flaked off the and the pot metal they are made of is crumbling as a result. The new ones I had on Pele (replaced post resto 5 years ago) were replaced with good, cleaned up old ones after 6 months as a gust of wind caught the bonnet and sheared the area where the roll pin sits. The remade ones look nice, but I don't think they are as good... just my personal experience, mate. 8)
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