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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by bks974c » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:17 am

Col

Does that mean you still have to drill the other hinge to match :?:

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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by colimp66 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:20 am

Scott,
yes and the other door handle :lol:

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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by 617sqn » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:24 pm

Today I took Stan for an MOT, to an examiner aware of old school construction. Passed without hitch, although the radiator cowling mesh was mentioned as being dirty, and needs cleaning in the interests of proper cooling. He was accommodating enough to let me look underneath for myself. And as a result I noticed that the nearside cill is in need of some paintwork attention. He also got a grease gun to my kingpin nipples for me while under there. Its great to be able to access the underside for personal inspection. 8)

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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by Bobbycham » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:00 am

617sqn wrote:Today I took Stan for an MOT, Its great to be able to access the underside for personal inspection. 8)



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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by 617sqn » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:43 pm

Sorry about the unintended double entendre :lol: Yesterday after work (aren't the lighter evenings great !?) I fitted 5 of the 8 Silent Coat sound deadening sheets I bought on eBay to the inside of the panel underneath the rear hatch. They reach down to the factory applied bitumastic stuff on the rear shelf. Moulded into the shapes, and cut out around the various bolt heads and screws for future access. Today I went into town to buy a few bits for Mondays job, a new rivet gun, some fresh bread and sundry items. I went the long way again via the motorway, and can report a fair drop in noise compared to previously but the droning noise is still present. To be honest I think it's coming from the exhaust heat shield which is a modified standard item cut to suit my Janspeed small bore manifold, as well as the vertical panel it attaches to. I'll work on those at some point. I also tried to effect a repair to the Opel Manta seat belt support for the inertia reel that I busted last week. :?

Almost forgot : I washed a spare K & N filter I have, ready to oil and put on the car.

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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:12 pm

617sqn wrote:To be honest I think it's coming from the exhaust heat shield which is a modified standard item cut to suit my Janspeed small bore manifold, as well as the vertical panel it attaches to. I'll work on those at some point.
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Early factory ones had a sound deadening sheet stuck to to the vertical panels not unlike the ones on inner wings , dynamat or similar would be a modern take on this
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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by 617sqn » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:36 pm

Ah, cost cutting again, eh ? Well I can but try. :D

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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by The Nun » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:49 pm

617sqn wrote:but the droning noise is still present
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You ought to have thought up a better excuse to leave the wife at home :lol:
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:58 pm

Fitted new wiper blades on the Vusky - black 13 inch Bosch ones that look wrong but wipe well :roll:
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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by 617sqn » Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:00 pm

You ought to have thought up a better excuse to leave the wife at home

As it happens, she sits in the passenger seat and drones : this noise is definitely at the rear :lol: a straight through stainless exhaust box is the culprit, of course. I'll try the aforementioned panels first, then go for additional deadening behind the rear seats in turn.

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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by 617sqn » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:50 pm

Just applied a coat of satin black on my repair to the Manta seat belt support, and re-oiled the spare K & N filter.

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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:58 pm

Fit a van / Husky dipstick to a saloon - theres a reason and its in my news
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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by 617sqn » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:14 pm

Doh ! David ! I had planned that modification myself, having seen Trevs van at his workshop last week at MOT time. It's far far more convenient, and saves the trouble of any oil leak from the stubby dipstick tube low on the block. You've beaten me to it ! I'm deflated... :shock:

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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:40 pm

617sqn wrote:Doh ! David ! I had planned that modification myself, having seen Trevs van at his workshop last week at MOT time. It's far far more convenient, and saves the trouble of any oil leak from the stubby dipstick tube low on the block. You've beaten me to it ! I'm deflated... :shock:

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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by yoeddynz » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:48 pm

I drilled a hole for a mounting plate on a Hitachi dizzy from a Nissan Sunny to fit a Datsun engine in a Hillman Imp.
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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:22 pm

Realising that fitting the Van / Husky dipstick assembly on a saloon is a great idea ive removed it all again and painted the tube and the brackets so it will look better upon final refitting :)
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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by 617sqn » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:25 pm

I've been offered a van dipstick tube, ready to be No. 2. I also tried to refit my repaired Manta seat belt support, and failed. I'll try again tomorrow. I also tried to fit the spare, cleaned K & N, and failed. The rubber has hardened and I cannot get it over the swaged section of the torque tube. So I'll be bining it. :evil:

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Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:55 pm

Went out in the Clan to drop off stuff at wife's shop then filled-up with petrol.

Whilst filling-up several people made complimentary remarks...

One bloke (maybe 40-ish) said -'That's better than a Ferrari mate'. :o

An older woman (sixty -seventy) asked "My husband wants to know which Ferrari is it?" :shock:

A teenager in in nearby car explained to his dad that he'd worked out that the engine must be in the back because I was putting petrol in the front! :lol:
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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by 617sqn » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:43 pm

:D :lol:

Excellent. An evening or two back, I finally refitted the repaired Manta seat belt support thingy, and added personalised belt pads. Also completed fitment of the "roller blinds" in the rear.

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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by bks974c » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:03 pm

More fabrication
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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by 617sqn » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:28 pm

More fabrication
resume

Does that mean you're making it up, Scott :wink: :lol:

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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by bks974c » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:48 am

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Of course, made the repair section myself :wink: :lol:

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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by bks974c » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:42 pm

More making stuff up :wink:

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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by johnh875 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:57 am

Opened the garage door and rolled mine back and forth so I could get to stuff stored behind them - the start of moving house. One tyre lifted the floor paint - sticky rubber!
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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by bks974c » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:13 pm

More making stuff up :wink:

A and B pillar bottoms being remade
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Post by bazzateer » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:23 pm

Swapped the Chamois and the Vogue in the garage ready for taking the Vogue to Brooklands for Drive it Day.
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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by jetmech » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:32 pm

Drove to Bicester for drive it day. 175 mile round trip, no issues.

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Post by RoyBlunt » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:50 pm

Great Drive-it-Day outing with various members of the South & West Wales a/c in 5 Imps. Started near Usk, lunched in Chepstow, looped round into the Forest of Dean and back via Tintern, onto Caldicot Castle, then back to see the amphitheatre in Caerleon. Didn't see that many other classic cars on the road but there were loads of off-road motorcycles coming the other way at several points. Thanks to everybody for supporting the run.
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Post by philgsmith » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:26 pm

We had a great Drive It Day with the other South Wales Impers. Thanks to Roy & Dawn for organising the run and lunch. Someone must have organized the sunny weather...

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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by bks974c » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:29 pm

A day spent repairing the inner wheel arch at the A post
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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by colimp66 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:41 pm

Re-fitted the doors and bonnet was laid in place for the hinges to be fitted.
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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by bazzateer » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:49 pm

Walked round it then, along with Impmaniac, took Rej the blue Vogue to meet Roger and his Stiletto for a Rootes convoy to Brooklands for British Marque Day. Some very nice cars on display plus some Minis.
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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by bks974c » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:48 pm

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Fit looks really good now :D

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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by colimp66 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:10 pm

Scott,
Thanks, the rhs is better than the left so going to fettle that a bit more when time allows. Busy at work so that limits time on it unfortunately.

You have been busy though. :wink:
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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by 617sqn » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:33 am

(understood Baz).

:lol:

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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by bks974c » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:44 pm

Working on H bracket while access good with the inner front wing missing.

First undoing previous attempts at repair.
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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by johnh875 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:51 am

Moved one car to a friend's shed for a few weeks until I move into my new place. Had to do some shuffling (other car in front and trailer behind, had to reverse order), so it was the first time they'd seen the open air in a couple of years? No photos sorry, it was in the dark at the end of a long day of moving.
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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by bks974c » Wed May 01, 2019 8:11 pm

H bracket reinstated
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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by colimp66 » Thu May 02, 2019 9:07 am

Scott,
A very neat job there. 8)

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Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Post by bks974c » Thu May 02, 2019 8:34 pm

Thanks Col

Time to stop and tidy up the Shed, look what I found hiding under a Car Cover
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Looked better than I remembered, then I looked a bit closer :roll:

So moved it and Amy's Coupe to a new location and put the covers back on.

Soon Little Ones Soon :lol:

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