PES 989J... "The Pest" ....insulating not isolating

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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ...adjustable steering column

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Finished my adjustable steering column this afternoon which is now adjustable by 70mm in height from around the standard position to a much lower postion which suits the lowered seating position I now have. Pleased with the finished result. :D
In the low position.
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In the high original position which may be useful for getting in and out once I fit the door bars to the rollcage.
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Now to start on the door bars. :wink: Cheers
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Nicely done - now Bailey can drive it too :wink:

Making good progress now.

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colin rooney wrote:Col i think the pedals look great if your going to hang them on the wall of the garage ,if the brake pedal snaps your in major trouble

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They are made of steel so they will bend to the floor before that happens. Gut feel the holes are safe, just make sure you review them every few months to see signs of buckling. Also I'd worry if any of the holes changed shape so the same drill won't pass through them.
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colimp66 wrote:Finished my adjustable steering column this afternoon which is now adjustable by 70mm in height from around the standard position to a much lower postion which suits the lowered seating position I now have. Pleased with the finished result. :D
In the low position.
Great work, where did you get the UJs from? I'm doing something very similar in my Davrian with double UJs. Did you fit two bearings in that tube? I'm planning on fitting two bearings to the topmost shaft.
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Baillie hasn't tried it today Scott but his wee legs wont reach the pedals yet and I wont be making them adjustable :lol: the pedals. Not his legs. :wink:
Dave the ujs are part of the Rover 100 steering column I have used. I cut off the bottom of the Imp inner column and put that into the lower splines of the Rover column, tightened it all up then welded it all round for good measure. The Rover column has bearings top and bottom so smooth turning.
Appreciate your thoughts on my pedals and they will be checked regularly.

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I love the adjustable column, Colin. Top job! :wink:

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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ...door bars

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Thanks Paul, pretty chuffed how it has turned out.
Been working on the rest of the roll bar this week with tacking in the door bars with finishong of the rhs one tonight.
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Will you do a crash test to see if the column deforms in a safe way to stop the steering wheel being pushed into the driver.
Do you have to tell the insurers youve altered the standard steering set up, one assumes with a joint it will perform better in a crash than the standard item but what do you do if they say prove it then?
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The Nun wrote:Will you do a crash test to see if the column deforms in a safe way to stop the steering wheel being pushed into the driver.
:lol:

It would only be correct to tell the insurers of any modifications is it not?
The column is collapsible in the original Rover 100 and it still is in the Imp so I would hope that it does the same in the event of a frontal accident if ever that would happen. I have had a discussion at one of the meetings regarding how an Imp collapses in a frontal accident and I am led to believe the steering column rotates and goes away from the driver if this should occur.???
Yes, I have modified the points where the column is now fitted to the bulkhead but only the lower part which is welded onto the bulkhead where it pivots to allow the position to be altered. The top part is using the original mounts that bolt to the underside of the dash/scuttle area.
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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ...door bars..

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Got the lhs door bar made up today so now have to take it all and finish of all the welds to make it all solid. The seats, rollbar and steering column all coming out so I can flip the car over and underseal and paint a body colour on below before fitting the suspension and get it on its wheels.
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Your car is looking great Colin.
Those seats look dead comfy.
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Cheers Alan.
Slowly getting there now and will keep at it. The seats are indeed very comfy :wink:

How is it going with your car? All well I hope?

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glad your back on the we beastie
now stop messing about and get it finished
cant wait to see it done
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chris d wrote:glad your back on the wee beastie
now stop messing about and get it finished
Thanks Chris. I will consider that an order and keep at it. :wink:

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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ...Spalsh of colour underneath..

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Over the past week I have readying The Pest for a splash of protection and colour to it's underside and finally got that on it today.
Taped and masked up the topside of the car for a coat of uPol Gravitex underseal in white,
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So today all I needed to do was actually paint it with the Gravitex
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And after much debate and buying of different shades of blue I have decided on a BS18E50 light blue for the final choice, I hope you like it.
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The plan is now to fit all the painted suspension parts I have scattered about and get it back on its wheels so I can finish of the bodywork.

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Duck Egg Blue :D
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Eggcellent choice. :D

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No. I hope you like it :|

Looking good.

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For what it's worth, I like the shade of blue. You are doing a lovely job, Colin! :D

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So do I. I always thought pale colours suited Imps best.

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Looking good col,
Colour's good too.
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Nice colour choice and kind of period - personally im not a lover of modern or garishly bright colours on Imps although some have pulled this off well.
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colimp66 wrote:
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Looks like Simon Templars leg. Nice one!
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Cheers chaps.
I see what you mean Drew it does a bit now that you have said it. :lol:

Fitted the rear subframe/crossmember for the suspension tonight although I didn't have enough bolts so they will be ordered tomorrow.
Good to be refitting parts that have been kicking about for ages.
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Fandabbidozy pal!
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One or two parts refitted to The Pest this evening.
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Painted suspensionwishbones fitted.JPG
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Had to fit the wheel and tyre which I think may be a bit tight with it having a 185/60x13 on a 7" rim.
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A 175/60 will have a tiny bit of stretch but could give it that bit more room :) you'll be done before me at this rate :lol:
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Youll dazzle the MOT man for sure :wink:

Assume the fuel brake clutch lines are all inside the car now? and accelerator, speedo cable? Bit of a job to route them into the tunnel underneath with the suspension on thats all??
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Still a long way to go Ash but a major mojo boost refitting parts that have been sitting about for a very long time. The tyres I have on the rims are only temporary and was thinking of the 175/60 route to help the clearance issue like you say, Cheers.
I do have a pair of 195/45x13 tyres which would definitely help. :wink:

Peter, regarding the fuel, brake and throttle lines I was hoping to route them inside anyhow as I've had a similar discussion with Scott regards to fitting the suspension and steering before the lines. I understand it makes life more difficult. It's not been easy doing The Pest anyway lol.
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Some more progress today with the fitting of the wishbones and suspension units that I bought from Chris(G15) so so long ago. Lol
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Missing the correct bolt for the lower part of the lhs shock so that will have to be ordered along with a front top rubber cone for the front lhs shock too. They will be both in my garage..... Somewhere???

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Great to see it going back together

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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ... Has found its feet erm wheels

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It is indeed Col, thank you.
Well The Pest has found its feet today or at least it's wheels and tyres and back on terra firma holding itself up by itself.
Feel like a proud parent. :D
Rolled it out into the sunshine for the first time in a few years.. Chuffed to say the least.
On its wheels lhs.JPG
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The pictures shows a very good job. I'm sure "The Pest" will be a credit to you.
Oh, that feeling! First roll out after a long time is magic. :D
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great work col
mojo will be flying now
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Looks great Col you'ved saved this one from the scraper for sure, not everyone would have been brave enough to take it on. Good on you.
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Thank you Lars, doing the best I can.

Major mojo boost Chris to be honest and it's now at a place where it should've been a few years ago. Life and work got in the way I guess. :lol:

Gary you are so right about it being scrap material when I bought it way back. How niave I was back then. Now I look at most Imps with suspicion unless I know what's been done to them. I know yours and many others on here are getting the correct treatment from what I have seen from your thread. Well done. :wink:

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nicely saved - well done
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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ...engine transplant..

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So I may have went to the dark side for some of the forum members by what I will post now to what I have planned for The Pest but it was always my intention to build it for me and enjoy the process. Always to do it to the best I can.
So here is my plant to fit a bike engine into my Imp and hopefully unlike so many before finish it and to a good standard so it doesn't end up as another told you so unfinished project.
A few photos that have been shared on another post.
First of was to offer up the other engine and cut a hole into the parcel shelf
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Check it out from the inside of the car
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Mock up the diff roughly into position with the driveshafts
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Then offer up the engine to see where that is in relation to the diff. I'm thinking of a donut going between the two to take the shock of gear engagement.
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Plenty to think about now and thoughts on how to connect it all all to give The Pest some forward motion.
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