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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:12 pm

Found some really early piccys of my first car , taken 13/9/82 i hadnt even passed my test then . note the CB aeriel , all the rage back then. Image
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Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:29 pm

Alloys *look* like 12 inch midland metallics...are they? Like the ones in my avatar?
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Post by Prometheus » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:49 pm

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Heard the stories from Dave about this car. Fancy wiring loom, full length webasto 998 etc. Great to finally see some nice piccies of it.

Pitty it doesn't look quite like this now :cry: . I think you should rescue it and bring her back to life :wink: :D

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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:18 pm

Lotus-e-Clan wrote:Alloys *look* like 12 inch midland metallics...are they? Like the ones in my avatar?
Yes they were midland metallics , apparently Hartwells used them on some of their GT Imps . Dave id love to restore her but Vince seems to think its to far gone. :cry: unless someone wants a challenge.
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Post by HARTWELL MK1 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:27 pm

anything can be restored!, its just down to time, and your budjet if you are paying someone else. stilettos need good gutters to make them restoreable!
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:02 pm

Havnt seen it for about 7 years and it looked a bit fragile then , been sat outside since 89ish so not much hope .as you know its the vinyl roof that kills stilettos or rather the lack of paint underneath .Im sure Vince would sell it though .
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:19 pm

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some early piccys of the Vusky , first one is as was from the scrappy , the rest are its transformation to twin headlights.
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:29 pm

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a bit more. :D
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:32 pm

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and finally :D :D all done in feb 1991.


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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:47 pm

Just to complete the set heres a couple of early piccys of our singer . top one taken on canford heath ,Poole around 1988 . the other person is the now Dorset ACO Chas and his very rapid 875 Imp fitted with an R17 cam . the bottom pic is the Singer one week after i got her, taken in 1987. Image[/img]
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Post by skamanfrank » Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:23 pm

Loving these old school photos Dave. Keep them coming!
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:21 pm

My stepdaughters first car , a rare mk3 Cali bought for £180 and driven daily for four years . god knows what happened to it once she sold it on. Image[/img]
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:00 pm

A couple of real barn finds , Chammy was saved and sold on ( where are you now) blue super beyond repair and scrapped . both bought for £50 each , those were the days .
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Post by impmann » Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:11 pm

I believe Si Tricket owned the blue Mk3 Cali for a while... interestingly I had a White Mk3 Cali reg'd LFX 10G. Beautiful car, I wish I knew where that went to...
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Post by james » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:10 am

So are MK3 Calis rare then?

I've got one sitting in the barn awaiting restoration (and reversible mods).

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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:51 pm

james wrote:So are MK3 Calis rare then?

I've got one sitting in the barn awaiting restoration (and reversible mods).

James
According to the Apex book by the Henshaws they only made them between oct 68 untill the cali died in feb 70 so only a year and a bit production run , cant be that many around.
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Post by bazzateer » Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:40 pm

The vehicle details for LFX 290G are:

Date of Liability 01 05 2002
Date of First Registration 22 04 1969
Year of Manufacture Not Available
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 875CC
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour BLUE
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:53 pm

Some more from the past , Top left is a sport owned by a mate but used briefly by me , worst handling imp ive ever driven. top right is a super i owned and used for a short time bought for £75 and sold for £150 about 12 years ago . bottom left is ARX my old stiletto , now owned by vince at its last ever national capesthorne hall i think . last one is one of the 20 or so ive scrapped.


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Post by Basildon310 » Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:13 pm

Who've owned a few then Dave? :D

Great to see the old photos BTW!

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Post by bazzateer » Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:08 pm

That red one (LYD) could be a sister car for Ben's :D (at least I think Ben's is LYD :? )
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Post by MuNi_rider » Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:04 pm

looks like UEL has banded steelies on, maybe that was be reason for its handling

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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:21 pm

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Post by The Nun » Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:12 am

Theres a few old club event photos of mine during the 1980's just going in the Album if you like old things, and ancient club members.
Tim kindly did the deed and put them on.
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Post by impmann » Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:32 pm

I've got a load more of Peter's to upload... sadly my home PC is still giving me horrendous problems and is destined for landfill shortly (sorry, I mean it will be recycled in an environmentally sound manner).

After pay day, a new PC will be entering our lives and so I can finally get the rest of Peter's pics upped.
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:43 pm

A small selection of dead and dying Imps that my poor neighbours have had to put with whilst i chop them up :cry:


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Post by Prometheus » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:03 pm

Noddy wrote:A small selection of dead and dying Imps that my poor neighbours have had to put with whilst i chop them up :cry:
Don't forget this one too Dave. The alledged Hartwell GT :cry: :cry:

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Post by GeForce Junky » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:04 am

You are really lucky with those garages. I'd love somewhere like that to work on my Imp. Love the camber on the dead green Imp :D

Cheers for the engine aswell, its currently being tapped for and oil drain the I will see how it runs :)
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:18 pm

A couple more from the past , The Husky was rescued from a scrappy and sold on to an Imp club member , i believe he used it for a few years then scrapped it , the 65 Imp was also sold on and is still awaiting restoration.


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Post by basil imp » Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:58 pm

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I Believe it was these pictures you wanted put here? :)
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:25 pm

Thanks Basil imp , the above stiletto was my stepdaughters second car and thrashed mersilessly for a few years . it didnt look like this mind and has now been restored by its current owner.I never took any piccys of it while we had it , hence basil imps contribution. :D
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:35 pm

Done a quick repair on the rear wing of the Singer today , not perfect but it will do for now. :D

oops a big hole :shock:

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All welded up :D :D

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done :lol: :D

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Post by bazzateer » Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:46 pm

"Not perfect" ? "Will do for now" ?

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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:46 pm

.Needs a bit of finishing off
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Post by timashanko » Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:21 pm

Did you make the panel aswell?
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:42 pm

No ,it was a proper repair panel . Fit was not good however and it took a LOT of faffing around to make it fit , Anyway it now fits fine authough not perfect its good enough , just need to spend a little more time on the final finishing. :D
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Thu May 01, 2008 2:22 pm

A piccy of the singer taken today as limjamrace wanted to see some more , taken for FJ ins really :D Due to finance ive taken her off the road at present and may have to sell her if things dont improve sometime soon. :cry:




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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Thu May 01, 2008 2:33 pm

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Post by Grahame59 » Thu May 01, 2008 3:10 pm

Noddy wrote:A couple of the Vusky , again taken for FJ valuation today.


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