My First Imp (First Sprint this Year!)

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Re: My First Imp (2 more photo's)

Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:17 am

617sqn wrote:
clad it in g15 panels
This ain't got nothing to do with me, but I think that fella's right :D :D

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I often wonder what type of paint scheme I could apply to make the Clan look prettier .... :roll:
Simple. Forget the paint scheme and clad it in g15 panels :lol:
Nah, the flexin' & crazing (and itching) from "tissue rejection" would do my head in! :wink:

Or just maybe the G15 panels would be so "up themselves", "Graft Versus Host Disease" would soon set in!

Either way it wouldn't be a union made in heaven. :lol:

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Re: My First Imp (2 more photo's)

Post by ImpManiac » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:30 pm

classiccapsule wrote:Looks really smart Martin, eagerly waiting to see those sidewinders :-)
What?! :?: Really? Genuine US Air Force surplus ones? I need some of them for commuter traffic... Oh yeah! :twisted: :lol:

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Re: My First Imp (2 more photo's)

Post by pubcrawler » Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:24 am

ImpManiac wrote:
classiccapsule wrote:Looks really smart Martin, eagerly waiting to see those sidewinders :-)
What?! :?: Really? Genuine US Air Force surplus ones? I need some of them for commuter traffic... Oh yeah! :twisted: :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :twisted:
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Rear seat finally out!

Post by pubcrawler » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:28 am

Tried to remove rear seat upright before but failed :evil: so this time I wasn't going to be beaten :roll: .
Ground off the screw heads and away it came.........the seat along with the nearside inner arch :o :lol: .
Off side arch remained in place with just a few rust holes. 8)
Welding job for my Brother-in-law to-morrow :lol: , then will permantly fix seat in the upright postion.
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Re: My First Imp (Rear seat finally out!)

Post by ImpManiac » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:37 pm

:shock: Not cool at all! Mind you, at least with the car as it is, it should be a straightforward repair. :)

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Re: My First Imp (Rear seat finally out!)

Post by james » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:36 pm

That looks very familiar - chances are you'll have to cut a section out of the suspension 'cone' to gain enough access to repair it properly. It's a fun job...

Also worth checking the panels around the corner just underneath the cone. ;)
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Re: My First Imp

Post by The Nun » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:45 pm

bazzateer wrote:It was the TV series 'The Royal', a Heartbeat spin-off.
Oh not the Royale Family then? :wink:
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Re: My First Imp (Rear seat finally out!)

Post by 617sqn » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:26 pm

Not the Royale Family then
The Royal was a far superior programme to seeing a bunch of couch potato's sitting in front of the telly in the name of entertainment :o

Each to their own though.

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Re: My First Imp (Rear seat finally out!)

Post by pubcrawler » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:38 pm

617sqn wrote:
Not the Royale Family then
The Royal was a far superior programme to seeing a bunch of couch potato's sitting in front of the telly in the name of entertainment :o

Each to their own though.

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I switched the Christmas special off after an agonising 10 mins, utter rubbish IMHO.....each to their own as you say :o
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Re: My First Imp (Inner rear arches all welded!)

Post by pubcrawler » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:23 pm

Now to get this thread back on track with an update :o :lol: .
My Brother in Law welded up both rear inner rear wheel arches after I forcibly removed the rear seat upright :o :lol: and to-day I've given them a good coating of POR 15 inside and out.
Really impressive stuff this POR 15, left some in a dish and when fully dried it was a like a flexible piece of rubber :o .
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Re: My First Imp (Interior Update)

Post by pubcrawler » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:34 pm

Bought a sheet of alluminium chequer plate whilst at Race Retro 8) from a bloke in the very cold autojumble shed :roll: !
Was supposed to be working this week but got postponed at last minute so back in the garage while the weather is nice.
Finished cutting and fitting floor plates yesterday :D .
Spent to-day making corex templates for my new auxilary dashboard and shelf, cutting and bending to-morrow maybe :shock:
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Re: My First Imp (Interior Update!)

Post by bornagain-imp » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:41 am

Hi Martin,
It's all looking very smart and Sporty 8) :D soon be out on the track again :D

I hope to fetch my original block back from the machine shop today with a + 30 bore 8) :D
putting that back together next week i hope :roll:

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Re: My First Imp (Interior Update!)

Post by ImpManiac » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:27 pm

Nice work, Martin. They fit really well. :D :D

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Re: My First Imp (Another Update!)

Post by pubcrawler » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:52 pm

Having had to take the seats back to Cobra :o for them to re-glue the seat squabs (job was done while I waited) I'm now pleased that they are finally fitted again along with the seat belts 8) , must say their customer service was excellent :D .
While the seats were out again :roll: I took the opportunity to spray the rear brown seat with some black upholstery spray paint I found on the internet :shock: . Must be honest it wasn't the easiest to use and I think it would have been easier if it had been a warm day although overall I'm pleased with the result :D . The seat is there to comply with the sprint class regs and I think it finishes off the interior 8) . The upholstery spray was applied with the aid of a 3" soft paint brush and a blow heater to dry each coat. I've also made and covered new rear side cards, front door cards next using the same material :D .
The Springalex 14" dished steering wheel also arrived by courier to-day :o from http://www.europaspares.com
Fitting was very straightforward and for reference the wheel uses a "M Range boss kit Ref KK1020" :) .
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Re: My First Imp (Another Update!)

Post by bks974c » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:31 pm

Cars looking great :D

The shoulder straps on the harness looks too steep imho, a better positon from a safety point of view is at the top of the vertical panel behind the rear seat where it meets the rear panel shelf but requires the seat folded down. Alternatively a harness bar can be fitted.

In an accident the steep angle puts unfavourable loads on the seat and occupants.

See MSA guidelines
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Re: My First Imp (Another Update!)

Post by impnut63 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:54 pm

I have just seen this thread, i like what you have done.

understated cool! 8)
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Re: My First Imp (Another Update!)

Post by pubcrawler » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:28 am

bks974c wrote: In an accident the steep angle puts unfavourable loads on the seat and occupants.

See MSA guidelines
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Unable to open your link Scott but pressume it's the diagram that is in the Blue Bible :o :lol: . It shows that 45 deg is acceptable :D , what they don't want is the rear mounting points to be located on the floor directly behind the seat :( . If I had not got to keep the seat in then yes I'd have fitted the eyes in the top of the rear panel as you quite rightly state. I could have left the seat folded down to comply but prefer it in the upright postition :o :lol:
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Re: My First Imp (Another Update!)

Post by bks974c » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:52 am

Yes, its just the blue book and as you say 45 degree acceptable.

Will we see it at this year National and even better on the track at Knockhill :D

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Re: My First Imp (Another Update!)

Post by pubcrawler » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:06 am

My plans do not include Scotland at the moment :o , still too much to do :( .
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A small update!

Post by pubcrawler » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:57 am

I plan to modify and alter the Imps wiring extensively :o so decided to bid for and won an Escort wiring loom from Ebay (£15 incl P&P).
Un-loomed it (not sure if that is a proper word :roll: ), cleaned it and now I have plenty of cable for my mods :lol: .
My spare 998 engine has been stripped of it's ancillaries and is now with Ben Boult for a strip and re-build (should be ready to collect by the end of April) along with another transaxle and clutch 8) .
The other picture is of my 12 year old Nephew, Luke, who is trying out his inheritance for size :o .
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Re: My First Imp (A small update!)

Post by 19James » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:56 pm

I'd watch it mate, the car has his name on it (quite literally) :lol: :wink:
Love the Imp and the mods, looks really nice and it's good to see an Imp being used and enjoyed :)
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Re: My First Imp (Late Imp 50 Update)

Post by pubcrawler » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:25 pm

Having updated my build thread for a while :roll: . Since the Coventry bash all been a bit quiet as I have been pre-occupied fitting another bonnet onto Mrs. Pubcrawlers Sprite and having a front end re-spray etc :o . With that all now finished I can move back to my Imp :) .
I stripped the wiring loom from e-bay and made up a new one which I have run in parallel with the existing one, this should have enough cables in it for all my needs :wink:. The polycarbonate dash has been recreated in alluminium and covered in carbon fibre self adhesive vinyl, again extra holes have been drilled and can be cut out when requied 8) .
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Re: My First Imp (Late Imp 50 Update)

Post by pubcrawler » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:40 pm

I've moved the lighting and wiper switches from the binnacle :o and put them in the new dashboard and those holes now have left and right indicator warning lights fitted in them 8) . A small parcel shelf either side finishes off the new dash layout. Basic wiring has been done although a lot more is planned, hence the fuses :roll: .
The 998cc engine that I bought has been stripped by Ben Boult and was not exactly as described in the advert :o :o :o .
He is carrying the neccesary mods to bring it up to spec and should be back with me this month along with a gearbox/clutch :D .
The twin 40's have also gone away for cleaning and reconditioning :) , I have also purchased a heater fan which needs stripping and cleaning so there are still jobs to do (as always :roll: ).
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Re: My First Imp (Late Imp 50 Update!)

Post by TJB69 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:45 pm

I like your dashboard arrangement. Very nice :D
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Re: My First Imp (Late Imp 50 Update!)

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:47 pm

Looks very nice .
Just curious as to why you used continental type fuses as these have a very limited range of different amp ratings , 5A , 8A , 16A and 25A only IIRC.
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Re: My First Imp (Late Imp 50 Update!)

Post by pubcrawler » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:01 pm

Noddy wrote:Looks very nice .
Just curious as to why you used continental type fuses as these have a very limited range of different amp ratings , 5A , 8A , 16A and 25A only IIRC.
Agree about the fuse ranges but It was the neatest fuse layout I could find that would fit the limited space and have screw terminals for the wires so that I can alter the wiring layout as work progresses :D .
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Re: My First Imp (Late Imp 50 Update!)

Post by bornagain-imp » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:42 am

Looking really good Martin 8)

Like the Sprite, very nice :mrgreen:

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Re: My First Imp (Got me engine back!)

Post by pubcrawler » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:23 am

Went to Ben Boult's last week and picked up my sparkling engine that he had stripped and brought up to spec.
Have to say if it goes as well as it looks...wow :o
All new bolts, washers, spring washers etc, also supplied me a Mk 3 std gearbox and comp clutch 8) .
Weber carbs have also come back from being reconditioned :D
Time now for the major stripdown ready for next year, considering I was only aiming to do Coventry 50 celebrations this year I have been pleased with what my Imp has done :D .
Jobs now planned are polybush suspension, finish rear rustproofing etc, alloy tank, new brake lines, finish/tidy wiring, front disc brakes and of course engine, gearbox and comp rotoflex's :o :o :o
If there's enough money left over might even do a partial re-spray :roll: .
Just need to get me back fixed and I'll be at it :roll: :lol: :lol:
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Re: My First Imp (Got me engine back!)

Post by bazzateer » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:00 pm

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.................................... nice :mrgreen:
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Re: My First Imp (Got me engine back!)

Post by bornagain-imp » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:25 pm

Very nice Martin 8) :mrgreen:

There's a few jobs there to keep you busy :roll: :lol:

Bad backs seem to creep up on us all as we get older :wink: :roll: mine's not too bad now but its had a nice holiday in Brighton for 3 weeks :D

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Re: My First Imp (Got me engine back!)

Post by pubcrawler » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:38 pm

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Re: My First Imp (Got me engine back!)

Post by bornagain-imp » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:57 pm

I'm hoping that bad backs and Imps are not related :wink: :roll: :([/quote]

Depends on how often you have to crawl under it :wink: :roll: :lol: :lol:

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Re: My First Imp (Got me engine back!)

Post by bazzateer » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:55 pm

Spending an hour or so under LNK tends to ease my sciatica for a few days, soon comes back though. Cheers Graham :wink:
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Re: My First Imp (Got me engine back!)

Post by ImpManiac » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:34 pm

Very nice indeed, Martin. :mrgreen: I think you're going to like driving that little lot!

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Re: My First Imp (Got me engine back!)

Post by pubcrawler » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:58 pm

ImpManiac wrote:Very nice indeed, Martin. :mrgreen: I think you're going to like driving that little lot!

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Do hope so Paul :o , just willing my back to get better so I can start work on it :roll: :lol:
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Re: My First Imp (Got me engine back!)

Post by Mark One » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:28 pm

Martin, I like all that shiny stuff! Should sound good too :mrgreen: The extra acceleration will definitely help to put your back into good shape :wink: .
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Re: My First Imp (Christmas Update!)

Post by pubcrawler » Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:03 pm

Spurred on by reading about Paul Harrison's Singer Chamois re-build :o I decide that the engine/transaxle must be out by Christmas otherwise my re-build wont be started till the New Year :roll: .
I've never removed an Imp engine etc before and I've probably taken far too long over it :lol:
I started it last weekend and finished it this afternoon :o, A much better way to spend Christmas eve instead battling with last minute shoppers :D .
I thought I'd removed everything but still couldn't understand why the engine refused to leave the car :evil: , I then realised I'd forgot to remove the gearlever linkage bolt :oops:
Finally the Imp gave up the struggle and relinquished the engine :wink:
The good news is that I haven't found any rot yet so am really pleased 8) .
Just about to pour myself a Guinness and start the Christmas festivities, cheers :lol:
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Re: My First Imp (Christmas Update!)

Post by bornagain-imp » Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:57 am

Hi Martin,
Pleased to see you've made a start :D
Once you've taken the engine and gearbox out its easier next time because you know what to undo :wink:
I'm sure you can get that time down to within an hour :D :lol:
look forward to some progress pictures :wink: :roll:

Hope to see you at a meet in 2014 :D

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :D

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Re: My First Imp (Christmas Update!)

Post by ImpManiac » Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:38 pm

Nice work, Martin! :D They really are straightforward to remove and replace, once you've done your first. :wink:

Merry Christmas to you! Imp003

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Re: My First Imp (Christmas Update!)

Post by pubcrawler » Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:50 pm

Thanks for the Christmas Greetings and words of encouragement Rod and Paul :D , can't wait to continue with my Imp resto in 2014 :o
Hoping the lump wont have to come out too often :roll: but as Rod says I'll now know what to undo :lol:
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