What did you do to your Imp today?

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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by Dion » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:36 am

It was an old copper coloured metal type of bulb. Out of interest I had a look at the RH rear indictor bulb. Also made by Philips Made in France, but of a newer type (letter font and silver coloured metal). Here the old one, what went wrong with it?
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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by The Nun » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:56 pm

They normally go milky when air gets into the bulb envelope maybe from a failing glass to metal seal or crack and the element then burns out, depending on the way it goes it's either goes as you have or it can sometimes change the glass envelope to a mirror finish, it's to do with he element material and the gas the bulbs filled with normally.
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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by 617sqn » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:16 pm

Went out for a 20 mile run just because. Decided to drop a few spares off to my brother who's rebuilding an Imp at the moment. Removed the racing gel battery as it needs a decent charge via my Optimate intelligent charger. The battery is housed in the nearside rear side pocket and fits snugly, so is a tad awkward to get out. I plan to make some form of handle to make the job easier in the future while its out. Also topped up the Lycamobile sim which powers the tracker.

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Post by bazzateer » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:25 pm

Sounds like you might have the same tracker as I have in Rej. Got another one LNK when he comes back.

Today I fitted a sporty steering wheel to the Chamois Sport and a 12v supply to the glove box. Also rigged up some cables to replace the glove box door check straps which were broken.
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Post by 617sqn » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:27 pm

Last Saturday and Sunday I washed and polished Stan in preparation for today. Today being the annual London to Brighton veteran car run. We always follow the route from Crawley in among the old crocks (as they are affectionately known round here) and take lunch at the Marina. Joined by Princess Lauren today as its her birthday. :D Had a great time, lots of waving at the interested spectators along the route, and a very tasty Indian meal at said Marina. Fab. 8)

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Post by bazzateer » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:12 pm

Took the Chamois Sport out to get a new new microwave. Ran very nicely.
Leaking lots of engine oil though. Something to sort over winter.
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Post by hazzah » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:31 pm

bazzateer wrote:Took the Chamois Sport out to get a new new microwave. Ran very nicely.
Leaking lots of engine oil though. Something to sort over winter.
Is adding a microwave a new sort of "Back to the Future" type conversion?
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Post by bazzateer » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:50 pm

hazzah wrote:Is adding a microwave a new sort of "Back to the Future" type conversion?
Yep! ☺
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:09 pm

Took the Singer out for the first time in three weeks , nice to drive an Imp without a juddery clutch for once :)
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Post by oli » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:20 am

Was at Snetterton yesterday Autotesting the Imp with members of the public as passengers to raise money for charity and hopefully inspire new members to join various Motorsport clubs in the area.
Was good fun. Might be some stuff on Farcebook about it all I guess...
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Post by Dion » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:51 pm

Lovely sunny weather today, so I took the Chamois to the office. Always much nicer to drive compared to the modern car. Had to go out during lunch break, when parked back in the office garage the dynamo red light did not go out.
Hmmmm if the v-belt broke then I am stuck. If not then either the dynamo gave up or the RB340, but it would be possible to drive home on just the battery if it would be before dark. Luckily it was neither - the cable freed itself from its terminal at the back of the dynamo. I managed to stick it back firmly enough to take the 15 mile trip home again.
For some this would be a reason to not use old cars much (there's always something!), not for me though. Usually it is my own fault something like this happens - I should have seen the less-than-good terminal and repair it. Made me smile. :D
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Post by 617sqn » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:22 am

Good for you, and great that at least you could see what was what and fix it. With most moderns all you can see is a massive plastic cover :lol:

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Post by The Nun » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:59 am

617sqn wrote:Good for you, and great that at least you could see what was what and fix it. With most moderns all you can see is a massive plastic cover :lol:

Andy G
And some jobs although fiddly like swopping a headlight unit/bulb on a standard IMP, which Ive just done, is quite simple really compared to some moderns where you have to dismantle the front end remove the bumper, trim, wheel arch covers, breaking plastic clips etc to get at it, all done I think so it encourages you to take it to a dealer who can charge you 140 quid an hour labour to do it for you. :roll:
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Post by oli » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:18 pm

Fingers crossed that they are out to make a name for themselves in the Classic Car world - it might mean that they will pay more attention to detail and put some pride into the job.

I just get my brother over and we do the paint ourselves. You've seen the results when you came down to collect Mildred.
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:23 pm

Walked past the Vusky to get to the freezer
The end :lol:
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Post by The Nun » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:34 pm

Dave ' Linwood ' Lane wrote:Walked past the Vusky to get to the freezer
The end :lol:
Did you show it the cold shoulder?
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:49 pm

The Nun wrote:
Dave ' Linwood ' Lane wrote:Walked past the Vusky to get to the freezer
The end :lol:
Did you show it the cold shoulder?
:lol: , i ignored it and it did the same to me :lol:
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Post by John Simister » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:58 am

Over three days, actually, on and off. Fitted a NOS Laycock clutch and a NOS gearchange flexible coupling, and I now have the most authentically Imp-feeling Imp I've owned since about 1975, which is when I last fitted a brand new OE flexi. The difference a proper flexi coupling makes in gearchange precision is unbelievable. If only the repro parts could be as good - the repro one I took off was always too springy and after less than 10,000 miles was comically bendy in the axial plane, where rigidity is vital. It's a relief to be rid of the heavy QH clutch, too, and nice to be able to dip the clutch without the engine threatening to stall.
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Post by 617sqn » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:02 pm

Today I fitted a pair of pucka Qualcast rear drums to Stan. These had been trued up by a Sussex members father on my behalf, and braking is now much much smoother. Hopefully the shoe "pick-up" occasionally experienced when in reverse on cold brakes will also have disappeared. MOT time next week, so in preparation for both that and Going Dutch next month, an annual oil and filter change (with Valvolene VR1 20w50 of course) completed too. Got the grease gun out for a bit of King Pin love. I'm never convinced that grease nipples are anything other than a pain in the butt. Neither my cheap, nor proper Wanner grease guns seem to lock onto the nipples with anything like a leak free grip. More seems to end up appearing at the union than getting into the pins. There must be a better way ?

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Post by mikeyhearne » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:22 pm

Andy .
're the grease gun maybe you have faulty nipples
:o :lol:
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Post by 617sqn » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:25 pm

They're not very old, Mikey. And have always had push on caps over them to protect them. I was looking online at Wanner guns. Mine is about £100 to buy now, and the end fitting alone is £24 :shock:. I might remove them at some point and see what's what.

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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:44 pm

break down ---- four times :evil:
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Post by 617sqn » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:34 pm

New MOT this afternoon. All fine, except the oil drip from the scroll. Nowt I can do about that until the engine needs a rebuild one day. Then I will get it converted to 930 type proper seal. Both cills need cleaning up and repainting, but I've not been able to actually lay on my right side until recently. Stan has only covered 1000 miles (ironically EXACTLY to the mile !) between tests, because of hospitalisation and recovery periods this past year. So, onwards and upwards. :D

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Post by colin rooney » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:05 pm

Glad stan got new mot mate and that you are on the mend

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Post by jetmech » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:24 pm

Replaced one rear wheel bearing, two really, but you know what I mean. Cleaned and regreased the other side. Also pumped some fresh brake fluid through the rear pistons and topped up the transaxle. Tomorrow I will borrow a large torque wrench from work to tighten the rear hub nuts.

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Post by yoeddynz » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:54 pm

Hannah has spent a fair bit of time scraping the underseal off the Imp shell. Fleks of the stuff all over her. The stuff is coming off quite nicely and clean solid steel is being uncovered :-)

Meanwhile I drank tea and played (worked) on the Datsun 120y
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Post by gill » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:33 pm

Received a new water pump from Club Spares :-(
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Post by Dion » Fri May 04, 2018 11:53 am

Had to pick up two standing height tables - the kind used on parties. Fitted in the car....just!
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Post by mikeyhearne » Fri May 04, 2018 5:38 pm

Yesterday I tried to move the Nymph but the brakes are still seized from last September.
I had hoped the brake fairys had fixed them but no luck :cry:
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Post by 617sqn » Fri May 04, 2018 6:03 pm

You should have a nice, dry and extended weekend Mikey. Get it sorted..... :lol:

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Post by mikeyhearne » Fri May 04, 2018 7:24 pm

Unfortunately Andy :- I have a craft fair on Saturday, a gig on Sunday and people to visit on Monday.
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Post by 617sqn » Fri May 04, 2018 9:20 pm

There's always Saturday and Sunday night :lol:

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Post by 617sqn » Mon May 07, 2018 6:40 pm

I had intended to install a new voice activated, wifi linked Dash Cam in Stan today, but my MG V6 took preference as I need to fit new Discs and pads onto the front. Turned out I also needed to replace a seized caliper on the nearside, so I bought and fitted calipers for both sides. Dont like doing anything out of balance across an axle. I said "hello" to Stan in passing, as the trolley jack also lives in his garage. Plus he lent me a couple of spanners too.

Dash Cam to follow in the week.

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Post by bazzateer » Mon May 07, 2018 6:59 pm

Prepared the Chamois Sport for some pre Mot test welding.
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Tue May 08, 2018 5:36 pm

Glanced off a kerb avoiding a cat and now the Vuskys steering wheel is sitting like ive fitted it a tooth out .
Cant see anything bent but i guess the trackings out now . :roll:
Cat is fine though :)
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Post by mikeyhearne » Fri May 11, 2018 11:23 am

I had to move the Nymph as it was in the way .
attached a towrope ..it snapped , tied a knot in the rope .. it napped again .
got a tiedown strap and pulled again ... the nymph moved but only 3 wheels actually rotate even after traveling about 20feet .
conclusion .. the front brake is very seized :cry:
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Post by Dion » Fri May 11, 2018 5:04 pm

Opened up the indicator cancelling switch on the steering column. Full of hardened grease so I cleaned it up and hey presto, fully working self-cancelling indicators again. Love those old fashioned switches which you can actually open up (4 screws) and take apart. You would not have that with modern switches.
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