What did you do to your Imp today?

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Took my friends daughter to her prom night by request :)
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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 too.
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Insured Stan for another year with Hagerty. Upped the agreed value to £7000, in line with recent prices being asked on the open market. I now have to invest some spit and polish (not Polish) before sending photo images and recent modifications off to the insurer. :D

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Both have had an blood transfusion - AKA oil change - on time for once :D
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I usually do that just before National. Especially when it's held oop north. :D

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Re-torqued the cyl.head. Made new gasket for the cam cover. Realized that chromed dome nuts were too shallow so standard plain washers, nuts with drops of Loctite went back. After decades of good work the Lumenition system appeared to work only part-time (3/4). Don't know how to diagnose the Lumenition so reverted back to vac.less 23d4 dizzy with points.
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Took Stiletto for a successful MOT. Next: oil change, fit NOS Laycock clutch for a lighter pedal than the current QH clutch gives, and install soundproofing.
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Lars Hagermark wrote:Re-torqued the cyl.head. Made new gasket for the cam cover. Realized that chromed dome nuts were too shallow so standard plain washers, nuts with drops of Loctite went back. After decades of good work the Lumenition system appeared to work only part-time (3/4). Don't know how to diagnose the Lumenition so reverted back to vac.less 23d4 dizzy with points.
Favourite Lumenition fault is a bad earth connection, as I recall. Also possible is dirt on the light emitter and/or receiver.
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Just driving it :D !
I want to do 500 miles and re-torque the head, before heading to Kent for Imp2017. Using it on the commute to work and general running around, if the weather's good. It will have covered 230 miles when I get home tonight and so far I am very pleased with it. There is noticeably more power for climbing hills and it sounds a lot less rattley.

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John Simister wrote:Favourite Lumenition fault is a bad earth connection, as I recall. Also possible is dirt on the light emitter and/or receiver.
Thanks! That shouldn't be too hard to test. :D
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Fitted a club spares reconditioned radiator and a new fan bellows.
All seems well, drove the 26 miles to work with nice normal temperatures, despite it being quite warm here in East Anglia.
The old rad. was seeping in several places and had been in the car for 28 years.

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Changed both the heater hoses - now smells like a boudoir inside after the copious amounts of talcum powder applied!! :)
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Johnsons Baby Powder would smell nice 8)

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Re-torqued the head, having covered 500 miles since the rebuild. Also set the timing with a strobe light. I haven't been able to road test it yet, but it was a long way advanced.

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Opened the garage door, looked at LNK, closed the garage door.
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That's a tad less than productive, Baz. Now I haven't done much to Stan today, except chase up an order for stainless steel mesh. However, last Saturday I took Stan into town as I needed a haircut. The car park for said barbers is minute so it's generally accepted that parking on the B & Q car park opposite is the way to go. Did that. Got a haircut. On my return to the car park I espied a man at bonnet end and a woman at engine end. Sneaking up to them behind a van I announced " Ha ! Caught you !" making the guy jump a little. "We were just admiring your Imp. I used to have one back in the day". It turns out he had an early one, pre-suffix even as he eventually recalled the reg number. He had it tuned by Hartwells and even knew about Derringtons near Croydon (?). This chat lasted a good half an hour with both him and his wife (was his girlfriend during the Imp days) sitting in the drivers seat while the other took photographs. :D He was unaware of the existence of the Imp Club, but I invited them to consider coming to Rolvenden on the Sunday if they remembered. As he walked away he said "You know, you've really made my day with this
car". Bless.....

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Took Olive (my 1963 Imp)to a Car Show at Amberley Chalkplts Museum on Sunday 2017-07-23 after I did a repair to the Dynamo because the red light came on, on the journey home for the Whitstable Car Show last Sunday 2017-0716.
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Get it soaking wet. It rained really hard on the way home walking the dog. Good to see the wipers can still doing their work.
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Having abandoned the Singer for borking up its grearbox im now happily using the Vusky as a daily for work / shopping / tip runs / everything else runs .
Vusky wise Its all rather good :)
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dug stella out of the garage charged the battery greased the king pins and took her for the mot
passed
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Dawn & I took Suzy out for a run in the warm sunshine up to the Forest of Dean via the Tintern Abbey road (A466), stopping at Lydney Harbour for a walk and then Taurus Crafts for a couple of ice creams. Lovely trip & roads - it's what Imps were made for!
Got back home and greased the kingpins - so much easier when they are warm!
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Put a front numberplate on, not had one for 4 years so thought I'd better.
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I have the nymph a new roof :)
it's a bit tricky seeing where I'm going though .
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Snorkel ?

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I was thinking of a periscope :lol:
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Ah. Good point - well made :oops:

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Used it as a source of a brake light bulb for daughters Clio so off to buy a new one
(method in my madness as Imp gets the new bulb)
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Ooh. Sneaky ! :o :lol:

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https://image.ibb.co/bsnEVQ/DSC_0476.jpg

Just trying a free image hosting site called imgbb. com

A work in progress.

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https://ibb.co/mKMxjk

Just trying. This is another insurance photo.

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Vusky pre national checks completed thus far.
Torque up wheel nuts ( Not as tight as they should be )
Check tyre pressures ( were OK )
Check donut condition / bolts for tightness. ( all good )
Top up steering rack ( read overfill it )
Check engine oil , transaxle oil , brake fluid level , coolant level ( all good )
Check lights etc ( all good )
Clean all the glass and reapply Rain X .
Have a coffee ( all good ) :)
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All good then :D I've been messing about with a front grille. If it's satisfactory, it may see the end of the yellow one.

I can't yet work out how to use the new image hosting site to show a direct image. Perhaps it's because I'm trying on my smartphone and not a proper computer.

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Image


Wayhey ! Managed to do it ! Now photobucket can go and boil its greedy head. :D

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IT WORKED :D , Still want to shoot the target on your spot light cover BTW :wink:
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Tut tut, David. It's a patriotic RAF roundel, of course, and featured on an ex-mods car. Yep, parka's, Lambrettas, Ben Sherman shirts and loafers. That was moi. :D

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I didn't know they did short parkas
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Youths sizes :lol:

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Rear seat belts fitted so that Ben can ride in the back of Pele safely.

Oh and an oil change.

Hopefully the old girl will hold together for her trip daaahn saaaf.

I would put pics up... but 1) Photobucket is f*cked and 2) this site is a bit daft about its rules concerning the size of images...
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impmann wrote:......

I would put pics up... but 1) Photobucket is f*cked and 2) this site is a bit daft about its rules concerning the size of images...
upload the photos from your phone , no messing with sizes .
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