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Post by 617sqn » Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:46 pm

Sorry, Dave, but Mike is right. It's one of the things that decent carpenters, engineers, anally retentive Imp owners etc are taught from the word "GO". More common when using slot head screws, of course, which really MUST align, vertically or horizontally. But really .......... tut tut :shock:

As he say's : Get it sorted. :mrgreen:

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Post by impmann » Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:50 pm

They are v cool, Mr Lane.

However, I *think* I saw similar on the door of an old Le Mans car - they were used to light the numbers on the doors but I'm fairly sure they had red dots on the other side. I can't find any pics via Google, though... so I may have dreamt it!! :lol: 8)
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:04 pm

WELL EXCUSE ME , SORRY FOR BREATHING!!!!!!
So sorry ive miffed you all by not lining up the screw heads :?
Ive now corrected this most heinous crime so as not to upset all you anally retentive Imp owners any more,
You can all now relax and chill safe in the knowledge its all sorted , il even get a new screw out the loft to replace the " very slightly not absolutely 100% perfect slightly damaged not quite as shiny with imperfections " screw you so hate and loath on my otherwise " never ever one a first prize not quite so perfect " pile of utter utter shite that is my Singer . :lol:
( Hope the red lights dont hurt your poor retina,s and does this mean im demoted from fontdom for crimes to Imps :) )
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Post by 617sqn » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:16 pm

Much better, Nod. Don't let it happen again............ :evil:

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Post by moose » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:38 pm

if the shims have not been used then this will need to be judged in the most used and abused catergory
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:39 pm

under-tightening , no shims :)
Anything else wrong or should i just scrap it and start again :roll:
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Post by moose » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:40 pm

no need to scrap it just leave it alone for a while and build another one say FFG549D?? :lol:
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:44 pm

moose wrote:no need to scrap it just leave it alone for a while and build another one say FFG549D?? :lol:
You would do a far better job than me
I cant even line up screw heads properly :lol:
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Post by moose » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:07 am

when i got home from work i went straight into the workshop and checked the front indicator screws as i had fitted these the other day just in case a picture of them appears on here could not live it down if they were not in line :lol:
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Post by 617sqn » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:29 pm

/\ /\ Haha.

You know what ? I reckon there will be more than just moose out there checking for misaligned screws ! :D

I think I'll do the ones on my dash too, just in case someone peeps in there as well. Oh dear ...... what have we started ?

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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:26 pm

617sqn wrote:/\ /\ Haha.

You know what ? I reckon there will be more than just moose out there checking for misaligned screws ! :D

I think I'll do the ones on my dash too, just in case someone peeps in there as well. Oh dear ...... what have we started ?

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Post by ben-yates » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:55 pm

Noddy wrote:What have you started indeed , do I REALLY have to align all the screws on both cars now just to make you all happy bunnies :roll: :lol:
No because that would truly be ridiculous, and i bet if you did spend pointless hours doing this one is bound to vibrate slightly out of position
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Post by jetmech » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:52 pm

Did Rootes align the screws? I doubt it. Originality can be an advantage :D

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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:06 pm

jetmech wrote:Did Rootes align the screws? I doubt it. Originality can be an advantage :D

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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:20 am

HARTWELL MK1 wrote:
Now on the subject of aligning things, The rev counter is not evenly spaced between the moulded lines on the crash pad, and noddy is off centre on the dash! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Also you extra gauges shounld have orange needles!
Rev counter was put there to cover some damage on the crash roll.
Its not Noddy its Big ears.
And no way am i stripping down gauges to paint the needles orange , that would be the epitome of pedantness :roll:

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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:39 am

HARTWELL MK1 wrote:
Noddy wrote:And no way am i stripping down gauges to paint the needles orange , that would be the epitome of pedantness :roll:

Told you the Singers scrap :lol:
It will bug you now
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acrylic-Fluor ... 2306ee64bd
Too much effort :lol: ,
Im bored with the car anyway so its been put in the other garage out of sight , :roll:
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Post by james » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:04 pm

HARTWELL MK1 wrote:Also you extra gauges shounld have orange needles!
The clock has white hour and minute hands and an orange second hand, tieing together the original instruments and the additional ones. :lol:
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Post by Grahame59 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:00 pm

HARTWELL MK1 wrote:Next week they will be orange...
Just right for 2013! Ah, but what SHADE of orange, déjà vu here... :wink:

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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:01 pm

Grahame59 wrote:
HARTWELL MK1 wrote:Next week they will be orange...
Just right for 2013! Ah, but what SHADE of orange, déjà vu here... :wink:

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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:18 pm

Well after Jeffs comments about needles and out of centre rev counters I decided to have a go at sorting out one of them.
NOT the needles as Im happy with the look but the out of centre rev counter.
As I posted earlier it was put there to hide a split in the crash roll
So what to do about it :?: .
Well there is a big problem using a Chamois padded crash roll , that is with 8mm of foam stuck on top its really hard to get anything bolted on it tight .
So the answer seemed to be a non padded standard crash roll which although has no foam padding does have one big disadvantage .
The ashtray is exactly where the rev counter needs to go :roll: :roll: .
So after a bit of thought I did the following .

Hack the bottom off the ashtray.
Remove the lid.
weld in a plate over the top.
skim with filler to get it nice and smooth .
cover it in genuine vinyl cut from some odd bits ive got.
Fit it back in and secure with two small nuts and bolts .
Drill hole for rev counter and refit the it all back.
Result is this which will do until i find a better solution , it is at least dead centre and secure :D

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Post by moose » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:23 pm

that looks really smart
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Post by HARTWELL MK1 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:23 pm

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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:11 pm

Hes there , you can just see his feet in the second picture :lol:
Its because the rev counters now in the middle.
That is what you wanted --------------- isnt it :?
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Post by GURNSIMPS » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:28 am

Slippery slope to the mg club! :roll:
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:09 am

GURNSIMPS wrote:Slippery slope to the mg club! :roll:
Dead right.
Thats IT now :roll: , no more pratting about , I struggled to find any mojo to even do this .
This is pratting about for the sake of it and im quite miffed i even did it. :evil:
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Post by ChrisBenoy » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:26 am

There appears to be a fair amount of peer pressure going on here. Sadly Noddy appears to be rather susceptible to it :lol:
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Post by bazzateer » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:50 am

He never could say "No" ........... allegedly! :lol:
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Post by Cally » Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:27 pm

I've got at least one NOS cowled 80mm Yazaki { Dave has used smaller version} if anyone else is considering doing the conversion on a earlier car
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Post by classiccapsule » Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:04 pm

I just read this lot and if I was a psychiatrist, I would think I had just seen my first case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by Proxy. :shock:

Jeff could have Imp sleeper cells all over the UK, activated by a simple whispered word in a phonecall. Leading to people washing cars in the snow naked, polishing perfect paint with emery cloth and selling fine cars at bargain prices.... :D
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Post by HARTWELL MK1 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:39 pm

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Post by imp.sport » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:51 pm

/\ Will have to see it in the flesh. Looks like a photoshop job to me.. :lol: :lol:
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