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Re: Noddys natterings , Vusky wheel colour , ideas please

Post by The Nun » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:01 pm

I think a steel greyish colour would make the best of it. That'll be alloys then.
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Re: Noddys natterings , utter baffoonery

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:52 pm

With numerous chats ive had with people at car shows about how unreliable Imps are ( which is utter rubbish ) I thought this was rather appropriate to stick on the arse of the Vusky.

You cant say ive no sense of humour :lol: :lol:

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Re: Noddys natterings , Utter baffoonery !!

Post by The Nun » Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:29 am

You could have said "Do not open until 2025" that would really impress people? :lol:
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Re: Noddys natterings , utter baffoonery

Post by imp.sport » Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:41 pm

Noddy wrote:With numerous chats ive had with people at car shows about how unreliable Imps are ( which is utter rubbish )
I usually ask them to explain the logic behind why they made the car for 13 years if they were so unreliable ?
But I also hint that it would be pointless to try to convince me as all my Imps were always reliable.
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Re: Noddys natterings , Utter baffoonery !!

Post by 617sqn » Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:42 pm

I blew my first Imp up, trying to emulate another apprentice who rallied an Imp locally. He could get fantastic revs and speed out of his : Being young and (even more) stupid, I imagined that they could all pull such stunts. Little did I know about tuning, balancing and maintenance !! Eventually, I put a conrod through the block and that was the last of that. My wifes' first car was an Imp, which I bought from a newspaper ad. That was unreliable and kept failing her when she was out and about with the kids, but again was down to my lack of knowledge, to be frank. I was still only 22. Couldn't leave Imps alone though ........... :D

Now I can boast that I've built eight or nine decent engines ranging from single cylinder two-strokes, to a V8. Touch wood, all reliable :wink:

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Re: Noddys natterings , Utter baffoonery !!

Post by The Nun » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:34 am

617sqn wrote: Now I can boast that I've built eight or nine decent engines ranging from single cylinder two-strokes, to a V8. Touch wood, all reliable :wink:

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Re: Noddys natterings , Utter baffoonery !!

Post by 617sqn » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:12 pm

fitted in an IMP
Silly Boy ............ Of course not. They went in a Mini :lol:

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Re: Noddys natterings , Heated screen washers

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:14 pm

Just fitted this NOS Tex heated screen wash kit , at some point il move it to the inlet side of the heater once i sort a proper heater valve and maybe change the heater pipes .
Boy does it ever work :D

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Re: Noddys natterings , Heated screen washers.

Post by The Nun » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:22 pm

They are a real good idea, cant understand why they dont make all washer systems with heated water, would shift the dead flies far quicker, I mean you dont wash the dishes in cold water do you?
Only one thing Noddy, you cant fit the back cover with the box in that position. :wink:
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Re: Noddys natterings , Heated screen washers.

Post by Bobbycham » Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:25 pm

Time i've finished the dishes the waters cold!
Yeah really good bits of kit l had one that fitted to a few cars many moons ago, will look into making one if l cant buy one when Pet is up and running.
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Re: Noddys natterings , Heated screen washers.

Post by HARTWELL MK1 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:36 pm

The Nun wrote:They are a real good idea, cant understand why they dont make all washer systems with heated water, would shift the dead flies far quicker,
Yes they are a good idea! I have the same NOS kit to fit to roary, Now who removed the heater, and its hoses! :lol:
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Re: Noddys natterings , Heated screen washers.

Post by kilty » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:20 pm

I didn't bid on it mate, cos I knew you would! :wink:

PS Need any fuses?
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Re: Noddys natterings , Heated screen washers.

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:37 am

kilty wrote:I didn't bid on it mate, cos I knew you would! :wink:

PS Need any fuses?
Thanks Kilty :wink: Why do you have a supply of fuses now :?: . Ive got your wheelbox nuts here BTW .

Just the transaxle driveshaft seals to change now , luckily i can get top quality ones through work so a job for the weekend then :)
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Re: Noddys natterings , Heated screen washers.

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:53 pm

Took the Singer to work today deliberately in the rain to test for leaks , ive done a bit of adjusting on the rear window and even after 5 hours of continual rain and with the car parked reversed up a hill not a single drop came in there or anywhere else :D .
I also noticed something different with the washers after the heater fitting yesterday.
initially the water comes out as a normal jet because of the distance between the heat exchanger and the jet , as soon as the warm / hot water comes through i get a lather effect because of the heat effecting the screenwash and it covers the screen much more efficiently in a wide white lather . :D
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:31 pm

Found this old roof rack , ive made some legs for it plonked it on the Vusky just for a look see .
And no i wont be filling it up with kids bikes suitcases etc , just for carrying stuff .
What ya all recon , :?:

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Re: Noddys natterings , Old roof rack

Post by 617sqn » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:35 pm

I reckon it's two to one that you'll damage one fine and pretty Vusky with that. So I wouldn't even go there !

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Re: Noddys natterings , Old roof rack

Post by bazzateer » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:14 pm

Suits the Vusky Dave. Try some neoprene pads where the feet touch the paintwork.
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Re: Noddys natterings , Old roof rack

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:19 pm

617sqn wrote:I reckon it's two to one that you'll damage one fine and pretty Vusky with that. So I wouldn't even go there !

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Re: Noddys natterings , Old roof rack

Post by 617sqn » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:35 pm

I reckon it's two to one that you'll damage one not so fine and wrinkly Vusky with that. So I wouldn't even go there !

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Re: Noddys natterings , Old roof rack

Post by classiccapsule » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:41 pm

Does anybody know what the Surfer Dude has done with Noddy? :D
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Re: Noddys natterings , Old roof rack

Post by kilty » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:35 pm

Commer, Commer, Commer, Commer, Commer-Chamee-lee-on! :P

I think it looks good. Would do for your Chamois as well.
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Re: Noddys natterings , Old roof rack

Post by chris d » Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:12 pm

looks good dave
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Re: Noddys natterings , Old roof rack

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:37 pm

Rack legs are built and it fits perfectly , just need to spray them the same colour as the rack which is more or less the same colour as the Singer .
At least now ive finally got a rack that fits something should i need one.
Finding a rack that fits the vuskys strange roof has been challenging to say the least. n :D
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Re: Noddys natterings , Old roof rack

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:22 pm

All sprayed up , well just the legs ive made , the rest of it is minging :lol:

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Re: Noddys natterings , Old roof rack , now finished

Post by bazzateer » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:46 pm

Very nice DAve, did you protect the paint from the feet/clamps?
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Re: Noddys natterings , Old roof rack , now finished

Post by Cally » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:12 pm

Great additions that you've fitted Dave.

Must find the heated washer kit [like yours] that I've had for ages.Think I had a few other pieces in same box so must fit them too> probably to Stiletto as like to keep low mileage Cally pretty standard

My Stiletto has an Avenger NOS interior mirror now as usefully bigger than Imp one and direct swap on mounting arm

Used to use my old style luggage rack on my Caledonian to carry Gazebo but two of feet located above door area[longer roof on Husky's??] and I had a few paint chips/door closing issues so havent used it for a while

Look out for my badge bar/lamp mounting points welded in already, that I've just bought. Need to get it rechromed then will fit ,between Cally's body/bumper irons [ no drilling needed as held on by std bumper bolts. Planning to use NOS Lucas LR9 or 14 driving lamps]
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Re: Noddys natterings , Vusky is clinically obese

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:20 pm

Just had the Vusky weighed at the local scrap metal dealers we use at work

Its 830KG with 3/4 of a tank of fuel :o :o
No wonder its not a lover of hills , restall rear seat is very heavy which cant help.
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Re: Noddys natterings , Vusky is clinically obese.

Post by Meltdown » Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:35 pm

Well, if you will go fitting extras like roof racks then what do you expect!

As an aside, wrapping the screenwash tube round the heater hose can help if you haven't got a fancy heating kit. Doesn't weigh as much either :lol:
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Re: Noddys natterings , Vusky is clinically obese

Post by The Nun » Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:50 pm

Noddy wrote:Just had the Vusky weighed at the local scrap metal dealers

Its 830KG
You did remember to get out whilst they weighed it didnt you? :wink:
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Re: Noddys natterings , Vusky is clinically obese

Post by ganderson888 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:06 pm

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Noddy wrote:Just had the Vusky weighed at the local scrap metal dealers

Its 830KG
You did remember to get out whilst they weighed it didnt you? :wink:
And before anyone comments, I wasn't on the roofrack... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by HARTWELL MK1 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:01 pm

Must have too much paint on it! Time to bare metal it and remove all the underseal! and Filler! Nice winter project there for you !
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:36 pm

80 kg more than a Husky :o , i recon that rear seats GOT to go :) as do the wheels , il fit the old Allycats on from the Singer and see what they look like
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Post by 617sqn » Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:49 pm

And before anyone comments, I wasn't on the roofrack..
:D :D

That might account for the extra 80kg though :mrgreen:

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Re: Noddys natterings , External boot lock for the Singer

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:55 pm

Today ive mostly been modding ,
On the Vusky because it has a Stiletto front panel the boot lock is under the badge , always thought this to be a much easier system rather than a cable , but could it be done on the Singer :?: .
First off the front badge has to stay exactly where its positioned on the dummy grill and this is the main issue as the boot lock for a Stiletto is higher up , moving the badge up would just look stupid so the lock needs to come down , With my spare Stiletto lock i worked out that the lock button itself could be moved down just by elongating its mounting holes .
The front brace is different meaning the lock case needed altering , also the screw in lock adjuster needed shortening .
I had the rubber packing piece for the front badge assembly as this its 8mm thick and required for use with a Chamois dummy grill.
Cutting the hole in the dummy grill was a right pain in the arse .
Anyway after a fair bit of work the mod is done .
So much easier than the cable in the glovebox effort , lock is the same number as the rest of the car so still only one key.
Well chuffed as it looks more or less like nothings been done :D

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Re: Noddys natterings ,External boot lock for the Singer

Post by 617sqn » Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:12 pm

Very clever, Noddy. 8)

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Re: Noddys natterings , External boot lock for the Singer

Post by Spanish Singer » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:04 pm

[quote="Noddy"]So much easier than the cable in the glovebox effort , lock is the same number as the rest of the car so still only one key.
Well chuffed as it looks more or less like nothings been done :D

Looks like a nice modification, not helping with the obesity problem though :D :D
My release cable is nice and easy as its next to the steering wheel 8)
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Re: Noddys natterings ,External boot lock for the Singer

Post by The Nun » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:34 am

I always thought the press button design much better too, and also much more secure as the bonnet cant be opened should some undesirable get into the car, you should get a discount on your insurance for that Im thinking ;-)
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Re: Noddys natterings ,External boot lock for the Singer

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:55 pm

Just to finish off the lock job ive fitted some new felt seals , not sure if you know they are / were there but the front external lock and much more commonly the rear window lock on Saloons have felt seals fitted to keep the dreaded rain out.
These are soaked in oil , i use gear oil and make them way too fat so they squish up against the bodywork and keep the rain out.
Heres the rear window one ive just changed , this is 6mm thick , boot one is the same only 9mm and i have replaced the temporary foam one seen in the other photo.,
Luckily we have this stuff at work for making felt seals for old motors etc , handy uhh :D
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Re: Noddys natterings ,New felt lock seals fitted

Post by ImpManiac » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:53 pm

I too like the look of this conversion. Nice work, Noddy! 8)

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Re: Noddys natterings , Vusky is clinically obese.

Post by Grahame59 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:56 am

Meltdown wrote:Well, if you will go fitting extras like roof racks then what do you expect!

As an aside, wrapping the screenwash tube round the heater hose can help if you haven't got a fancy heating kit. Doesn't weigh as much either :lol:
I did this on my old Stiletto when I used to drive it every day including winter and confirm this works a treat.

Btw, Dave, haven't viewed this thread for a while but just wanted to say the roofrack really suits the Vusky. Personally, I wouldn't put it one a saloon (unless needs must) but on the Vusky it really looks in keeping.
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