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I've also moved the internals of a 23D dizzy (no vacuum) into a 25D with 3-10-10 vacuum mechanism. So far it seems to work but I've driven the car too short to say anything about economy. Pick up from idle is good though and good response when "flooring" the loud pedal at 2,500-3,000 rpm.
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Looking and sounding good, Lars. Keep up the great work. :D :D

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Today has been a good day. :D
head re-torqued (2nd) - √
compression OK, all 4 equal - √
carbs synchronized - √
ignition, 7º BTDC @ 1000 rpm, 36º BTDC @ >4000 rpm - √
oil pressure, idle (@ 1000 rpm) 60 psi cold & 30 psi warm - √
jets/needles adjusted, nice blue flame (colortune) - √
steady idle @ 1000 rpm - √
cooling system & expansion tank OK - √
Remaining on the list: fit inertia rear seat belts, external rear view mirrors, modify engine lid (weld in sport louvres), touch up paint, Swedish MOT, apply for personal registration H950WTG. (I cannot have WTG950H as it's to similar to ordinary Swedish reg. plate - e.g. ABC 123.)
My back isn't any better but I can get in and out of the car. :D :D :D
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Sounds like some excellent work there Lars, sound like are nearly there. :)
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Keep up the great work, Lars! :D :D

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Glad I decided to fit rear speakers too. This is what I found after removing the side trim. :shock:
Was expecting "dead sheep" but not foam. Thank heavens the brown stain is not rust but rust protection.
I'm pretty sure WTG has been regularly and thoroughly treated before she came to live with me.
(Wonder if the foam was added after the last rust protection treatment?)
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With a mirror and small torch light I looked into and down the rear wings and all metal seems to be well covered. :D
How good is "dead sheep"/foam for dampening resonance and quieting the interior? I'm not that keen to put them back really.
Please let me know about your experiences. Thanks.

(Will add pictures again, once I've found a way with costs within reason.)
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Cut the foam up into small pieces and put it back inside plastic freezer bags of various sizes to fit the cavity so it resembles the original way, thats keeps it more or less all together and stops it migrating and bunging up your drainage holes at the base of the wing
Its very good at keeping it quiet actually.
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Thanks Peter! Freezer bags for the foam - splendid. That solves the problem with foam and condensation/moisture. :D
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I used freezer bags too but double-bagged them to give added protection against spillage. The riskiest time is when you insert the bags of crushed sheep into the cavities as there are numerous sharp edges to negotiate. Some Imps (mine included) also have what can only be described as a large L-shaped pillow which goes in the area by the rear side pockets.

How effective? I once replaced the heater hoses in my old Stiletto and, once done and bled, whizzed round the block to get it up to temperature to check the heater and check hose clips for leaks, etc. I had not replaced the sheep and pillows at this point, planning to do this once I was sure all was well with the hoses. Well, I was amazed at how noisy the car had become. Replacing the ovine bags and pillows restored the (relative) silence so, yes, Lars, they are extremely effective soundproofing. Without them the inner wing cavities act as huge sound boxes.

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Grahame59 wrote:. Without them the inner wing cavities act as huge sound boxes.

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I wonder if that fact has any bearing on how good your rear speakers could be or couldnt be, with soundproofing or without, seeing as they could act as the sound box?
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The Nun wrote:
Grahame59 wrote:. Without them the inner wing cavities act as huge sound boxes.

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I wonder if that fact has any bearing on how good your rear speakers could be or couldn't be, with soundproofing or without, seeing as they could act as the sound box?
My plan is to fit a plastic bowl behind. Primarily to protect speakers but it could possibly serve as a small sound box too.
I'm not a fan of modern music pronounced bass drum characteristics so not that worried about minimal resonance volume.
(After all, the Imp is a car - not a potential HIFI listening room. :wink: )

(Will add pictures again, once I've found a way with costs within reason.)
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Had this in the garden shed. Zip-lock freezer bags found in the kitchen. Will they be missed? :wink:
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Stuffing going on.
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The end. :D
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(Will add pictures again, once I've found a way with costs within reason.)
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Have you tried it yet?
What do you think, much quieter now? 8)
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That should quieten the car down somewhat, Lars. :)

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OMG! More than a year since I posted in this thread.
Today I took the Californian to Swedish MOT. Sailed through. No advisory, just a smile and "Have fun and enjoy your car."
Applied for a personal registration number (WTG95OH) too. Waiting for the number to be approved of.
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Great news!

So, have you booked the ferry for National weekend? :wink:
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Have just begun the planning. Thing is my daughter celebrates her 30 on July 30 in Växjö, luckily that's more than half way (2/3) between Stockholm and Malmö ferry port. After a night crossing to Travemünde I could be in Germany early morning Tuesday Aug. 1 and somewhere in Holland at the evening the same day.
Right now I'm looking to get in touch with some of the Dutch members and hopefully join them for the last part of my trip.
We'll see, but the planning is on. :D
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Lars Hagermark wrote:Have just begun the planning. Thing is my daughter celebrates her 30 on July 30 in Växjö, luckily that's more than half way (2/3) between Stockholm and Malmö ferry port. After a night crossing to Travemünde I could be in Germany early morning Tuesday Aug. 1 and somewhere in Holland at the evening the same day.
Right now I'm looking to get in touch with some of the Dutch members and hopefully join them for the last part of my trip.
We'll see, but the planning is on. :D
Would be great if we could finally meet up young Sir :)
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Excellent news! Hope to see you in Kent Lars.
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Well done, Lars! :mrgreen: Getting a classic vehicle back on the road is a major achievement, no matter how many times you may have done it in the past.

It would be excellent to meet up again in Kent.

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Found the reason for rough running engine! Broken top compression ring in cyl.3. Long scratch in cyl.liner. :evil:
Time and aching back stops me building the other 998 up ATM and it would be stupid to just change the piston and ring(s) and hope for the best. After all, it's a 1500 miles round trip.
So, I'll come to National but in a modern.
If I'm lucky I'll manage an "engine out and strip" operation. Then bring the block to see if some of the specialist can make it a 1020/1040 incl. pistons. Hopefully ready to pick up a day or two before or after Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017. WWW was in my plans anyway, this re-boring thing is just one more reason to see the plan come to life.
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Hi sorry to here , could you have one of the liners replaced or is that not possible?
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Another BMW coming up?
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As above, Lars, sorry to hear about your engine setback. As you say, it should be reasonably easily sorted out. :wink:

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Yet another setback. Was taken to hospital yesterday. Fever and very low blood pressure - 96/63, whatever that means.
They'll keep me until Wednesday, at least, for observation and tests.
So missing my daughters birthday (30 today) and National. Cannot remember ever being so disappointed before. :(
Cannot help thinking some of my plans are haunted. :twisted:
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Lars Hagermark wrote:Yet another setback. Was taken to hospital yesterday. Fever and very low blood pressure - 96/63, whatever that means.
They'll keep me until Wednesday, at least, for observation and tests.
So missing my daughters birthday (30 today) and National. Cannot remember ever being so disappointed before. :(
Cannot help thinking some of my plans are haunted. :twisted:
96/63 is very low - im surprised your not dizzy and unsteady - so sad you cant make it - im just as disappointed as you that you cant make it :cry:
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Dave ' Linwood ' Lane wrote:96/63 is very low - im surprised your not dizzy and unsteady - so sad you cant make it - im just as disappointed as you that you cant make it :cry:
My wife had gone to help prepare daughters birthday party so a good friend & neighbour took me to the doctors as I felt very dizzy and generally discomforted.
Today he brought my laptop so "you can stay connected with the world". He knows that my smart phone skills are limited to make/receive calls and take pictures.
Most of the time I have quite a few sensors taped to my body. Couldn't resist asking if they were down- or uploading something. :wink:
Just now I was told that blood pressure is better and stabilized but we'll have to wait for answers about the fever. It's an infection of some kind. Come Monday and the answer will probably be known. For now I'm served broad-spectrum penicillin as a side order with every meal.
Earlier today I talked to my daughter over the phone. Was quite emotional to me, more than I had expected. Probably because I love her more than I'll ever understand.
My wife sent quite a few pictures to my phone some hours ago. Looks like it's a great birthday party. :D
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chin up lars
get well soon
nothing more important than life itself
there will be other nationals
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Lars, I too am sorry to hear that you have been unwell. :( Focus on getting better. We shall miss you at the national but, if you are feeling up to it later in the year, why not come across for the HSCC Silverstone meet or some other event? Just a thought for you. :wink:

Best wishes for the speediest recovery. :mrgreen:

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More than five months since I posted here. :shock:
I know some forum members are on farcebook too (I'm for one) but many are not so here's an update.
Had to cancel plans for National and WWW because I was unwell. In hospital three weeks in Sept. - Oct.
Back home with a diagnose that was just close to correct but not near enough.
Taken to hospital again on Dec. 20 and been there since then.
A diagnose is confirmed - blood clot in one lung and lymphoma (blood cancer) - and doctors are 99.9% sure the lymphoma is localised to chin, cheek and throat only. Treatment plans are made up by the doctors right now. It will include radiation therapy and be supported by chemotherapy when necessary.
Doctors says that at this stage it's too early for a prognosis and time line but going from experience in general the prognosis is pretty good and time line is approximately six months.
I hope that during the last part of those six months I'll be able to resume work on WTG where it stopped half a year ago.
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Sorry to hear your news, hope to your treatment goes well and you make a speedy recovery.

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Sorry to hear your news, Lars. A few of us Impers have been (or are) in a similar situation. I wish you all the very best for your future and obviously I hope the treatment is successful. I was strangely philosophical about my own diagnosis when it was announced, being as I'm usually a bit of a girls blouse with anything medical. Fingers crossed for you. At least, like me, you'll have plenty of forum time whilst you are recovering.

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Heres hoping for a speedy recovery Lars
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All the best for a speedy recovery look forward to your helpfull posts
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Get well soon because your IMP is needing you.
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Wishing you all the best and a speedy recovery Lars.
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Sorry to hear about your problems Lars. I hope you get well soon.
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All the best Lars, take care mate.
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