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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by tomcat » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:57 am

Leumas wrote:Hi Tom, what's your plan for fitting the reversing light switch, or is that already in place? I used a momentary toggle switch mounted on one of the gear cup mounting bolts (had previously replaced the rivets with riv-nuts; 6mm herracy! LOL) with a home made bracket. I used relays for this as a well as the rear fog and a timer relay from a volvo for the heated rear screen.. ( the latter switches on and times etc with one momentary press of the switch and off it you press it again - I played with this functionalility for hours, how sad is that? :lol: The reversing switch set up is a bit 'Heath-kit' but works reliably - found it challenging to get a proper switch that's mounted under the car on the bottom of the gear lever linkage, hence the momentary toggle switch. My switch will be covered by a flap of carpet, so woill look ok to the untrained eye... :lol: Allan
I am planning to copy Baz's idea.
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Have visited Maplins so all the bits there and wiring already in place.
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by bazzateer » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:12 am

Tom,

Take your time setting the switch up. Mine still occasionally activates when changing down to 2nd so will need tweeking when I can get the enthusiasm going.
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by tomcat » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:13 am

bazzateer wrote:Tom,

Take your time setting the switch up. Mine still occasionally activates when changing down to 2nd so will need tweeking when I can get the enthusiasm going.
I purchased 2 switches so I had a spare when I got too twitchy.
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by tomcat » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:31 pm

Not a lot been happening recently as a holiday and Lancia matters have taken precedent. :oops:
Big sort out in the garage to locate Montecarlo spares has also unearthed bits for the IMP. :roll:
Hope to have sold and cleared all Montecarlo spares in next 2 weeks.
Then we can concentrate on IMPish matters. :D
More later :)
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by tomcat » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:02 am

This post is for the person, or persons, who are abstracting information from my postings on here and then sending me letters via Royal Mail. :o
As Eric Morecambe used to say " all the notes but not necessarily in the right order" :D :D
Enjoy the Forum :roll: :roll:
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by Leumas » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:21 pm

tomcat wrote:This post is for the person, or persons, who are abstracting information from my postings on here and then sending me letters via Royal Mail. :o
As Eric Morecambe used to say " all the notes but not necessarily in the right order" :D :D
Enjoy the Forum :roll: :roll:

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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:28 pm

Thats not good :roll:
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by tomcat » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:07 pm

I will try to clarify my posting above a little.
I am in dispute with the restore company who were doing work on my Montecarlo Project.
Spiralling costs and, it seemed, no end to the work that just required another day here and another day there and so on. At 8x£45 a day it was mounting up.
So I decided to pull the plug and find a buyer. Then access at weekends was not available suddenly. Obviously that was the only time the potential purchaser could make it!!
I had stored my Fulvia at his facility so I could work on the Imp. I am older now and feel the cold. I was told I had agreed to £50 a month, I thought he had said no charge because of all the work he was getting from me. The written word then became the order of the day. Up to then I had placed trust in him. So I said, in an e-mail, send a separate invoice for the Fulvia storage. He had no record, it seemed, of when the Fulvia had arrived. I thought it was just before Xmas but was not sure which date. Suddenly the 21st December was quoted. This was based on my post above of the 21st December 2011. Logic is it was maybe a day orso before the 21st as I cleared out items befor efitting the Imp in. When I got the invoice it stated FOC.
Either he, or a member of his family, had registered on the Forum and read through my posts, or a member on here had given him the information. I am not sure which.
The Forum is here for us to share our experiences, be they good or bad about our cars. I personally will be more aware when I make a posting in future.
Thank you for reading this. I hope it makes some sense.
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by Leumas » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:37 pm

Sorry to hear that Tom, seams outrageous. I feel for you... Allan
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by tomcat » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:27 pm

Bit of a positive note.

Stripped out the radiator and surround.

Some remedial work required:-
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As our cookery friends would say "One I did earlier":-
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New Pump and clean-up of surround:-
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by tomcat » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:41 pm

I have a technical question for those more savvy than myself.
How do you fit the 3 No: bolts at the back of the stoneguard surround please?
Seems one needs the car on a hoist or lifted more than my jack can cope with.
Needless to say they were not fitted when I stripped the radiator etc., out

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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by Teddie2003 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:34 pm

tomcat wrote:I have a technical question for those more savvy than myself.
How do you fit the 3 No: bolts at the back of the stoneguard surround please?
Seems one needs the car on a hoist or lifted more than my jack can cope with.
Needless to say they were not fitted when I stripped the radiator etc., out

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Put the car on ramps under the wheels or axle stands under the trailing arms as that will give you more height, never crawl under the car when it's just supported on a jack.
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by tomcat » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:46 am

Learnt that lesson a long long time ago but thanks for the reminder :)
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by impmann » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:02 am

tomcat wrote:I have a technical question for those more savvy than myself.
How do you fit the 3 No: bolts at the back of the stoneguard surround please?
Seems one needs the car on a hoist or lifted more than my jack can cope with.
Needless to say they were not fitted when I stripped the radiator etc., out

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I've never fitted those bolts in 25 years of Imping. PITA to fit and remove plus in my experience do nothing.

Leave them out, is my advice. 8)
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by tomcat » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:11 am

I've never fitted those bolts in 25 years of Imping. PITA to fit and remove plus in my experience do nothing.

Leave them out, is my advice. 8)[/quote]

I thought that may have been the case. Thanks :)
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by tomcat » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:08 am

Fitting new petrol pipe. :shock: :shock:
Took 3 hours with 2 of us crawling around underneath and most of time trying to get pipe into hole in boot floor.
Short of stripping out all the front suspension etc., is there some easier way :?: :?:
For next time I need to do it :o :o
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by ImpManiac » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:54 pm

Not unless you use nylon pipe. :wink:

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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by Duk » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:06 pm

a single strand of thin sturdy wire (1mm or so thick) I find is quite easy to get through the gaps then just gaffa tape the end to your pipe and gently pull from one end and push with the other! I do use rubber fuel line hose though so not sure if it works as well with copper? pipes
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by colin rooney » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:53 pm

tomcat wrote:I have a technical question for those more savvy than myself.
How do you fit the 3 No: bolts at the back of the stoneguard surround please?
Seems one needs the car on a hoist or lifted more than my jack can cope with.
Needless to say they were not fitted when I stripped the radiator etc., out

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Tom the answer to your question is the couling that goes on the radiator should have them little plates that a self tapper goes into ,you may find it easier to remove the mesh and then when you have the plate and couling together refit your mesh ,also if you leave the plate on the car and dont fit the screws you could end up with a noise where the plate starts to rub against the couling ,loads of people leave these plates off but rootes put them on the car for a reason which i would think helps with the cooling probably why alot of people have cars that run hot when on the motorway a bit like the 2 bands that hold the rubber around the water pump when you only havve 1 the car tends to run hotter than normal

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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by tomcat » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:06 am

Hi Colin
Thanks for your comments. Appreciated and understood. :)
I am intending to replace all 3 self-tappers and have a new rubber sleeve to fit.
Plan to use 'cut to length' Serratub retainers for the rubber sleeve.
Picture to follow in due course.
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by tomcat » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:23 pm

Trial fitting without alternator in place yet.
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by bornagain-imp » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:32 pm

tomcat wrote:Trial fitting without alternator in place yet.
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That is looking VERY smart :roll: 8)
like it a lot :D
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by tomcat » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:09 pm

Was a trial fitting as all pulled out now.
Only took an hour including carb, air cleaner, fuel pump.
Replacing 875 with a 930 with sports exhaust and either Weber 28/36 or twin SU's.
Not a very good day weatherwise but am not aching as much as expected :roll: :roll: :wink:
Tomorrow should see exhaust and engine shield out too.
Moving on :!: :!:
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by ImpManiac » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:08 am

Great work, Tom. That does look good. :D

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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by tomcat » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:53 pm

ImpManiac wrote:Great work, Tom. That does look good. :D

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Thanks Paul. :)
Not quite so neat now after busy morning :roll: :roll:

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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by 19James » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:37 pm

Hi Tom
Good work buddy, Will be over soon to put the 930 in. Not sure when though, Dad never tells me anything :roll:
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by tomcat » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:52 pm

My thanks to Mark and James for their efforts this morning. Really appreciated. :) :)

Recon engine in place with only 'minor' hiccups.
I learnt a great deal.

Now down to me to fit ancillaries asap.
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by ImpManiac » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:55 pm

That's good to hear, Tom. :D

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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by tomcat » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:59 pm

'New' engine in place before ancillaries added. :)


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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by tomcat » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:32 pm

A Hillman Husky to join the IMP.
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Post by TJB69 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:02 pm

Nice looking wee Husky :D
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by ImpManiac » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:35 pm

That's a smart lil' motor, Tom. :mrgreen:

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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by tomcat » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:51 am

I need to get all the IMP back together now, ignoring the cold weather :roll:
Then maybe I can play a little with the new toy, after I have picked it up :)
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by tomcat » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:19 pm

3 hours in the cold today.
Took over an hour to get a manifold stud changed :(
Radiator back in eventually, as spire nuts did not want to accept the bolts that had been removed from them before. :!: :!: :!:
Then trying to find things I had removed only a couple of weeks ago.
Very cold at the end of it all :roll: :roll: Progress made though, I suppose. :)
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by ImpManiac » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:05 pm

It's all progress, Tom. 8)

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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by tomcat » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:41 pm

Some progress. What with the weather. and problems with manifold studs progress has been very slow :roll: :roll:
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by tomcat » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:06 pm

More progress.
Wiring to pre-engaged starter in. As I wanted to keep the ammeter I had installed more complicated than it would have been otherwise. Eric's instructions very clear and he was very helpful about incorporating an ammeter but doing away with the solenoid
Exhaust manifold needed lots of time spent to get it to seat properly.
Inlet went in OK.
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by ImpManiac » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:11 pm

Sounds good, Tom. The car is looking great. :mrgreen:

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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by ibbo » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:45 pm

hi tom will drop you off two exhaust clamps monday we should be able to fire it up soon
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Re: NPB 646L - Update

Post by tomcat » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:56 pm

ibbo wrote:hi tom will drop you off two exhaust clamps monday we should be able to fire it up soon
Thanks Mark. See you then. :)
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