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Re: Nods news , With or without ,new light fitted wiv added

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:30 am

Far better photo of new light can be taken with the engine lid up .
New oil cooler looks superb ive got to say
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Post by ImpManiac » Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:39 am

One of my favourite Imps just got better yet. 8)

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Re: Nods news , With or without ,new light fitted wiv added

Post by Lars Hagermark » Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:13 pm

ImpManiac wrote:One of my favourite Imps just got better yet. 8)

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Post by 617sqn » Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:56 pm

Very nice, Dave. Now, doesn't that feel better having posted the images ? Of course it does :D

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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:26 pm

617sqn wrote:Very nice, Dave. Now, doesn't that feel better having posted the images ? Of course it does :D

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Depends if they are boring or not :lol:
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Re: Nods news , With or without ,new light fitted wiv added

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:53 am

I fully intended to see if the number plate light was brighter with the new bulb fitted --------------- but forgot .
Maybe tonight then :roll:
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Re: Nods news , With or without ,new light fitted wiv added

Post by The Nun » Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:58 pm

Ha ha I dont think any tips you post could be classed a boring, everyone who has an interest in maintaining their IMP will want to know what other ideas folk have and how they get around problems, some members are very inventive and skillful, far better to see them here than on Facebook, which I wont use no matter what .

Just think of all your personal info thats getting stolen on such sites these days that must be a put off surely, has anyone checked to see who their IMP is still registered to recently? :lol:
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Post by 617sqn » Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:56 pm

:shock:

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Re: Nods news , With or without ,new light fitted wiv added

Post by ImpManiac » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:00 am

The Nun wrote:Ha ha I dont think any tips you post could be classed a boring, everyone who has an interest in maintaining their IMP will want to know what other ideas folk have and how they get around problems, some members are very inventive and skillful, far better to see them here than on Facebook, which I wont use no matter what .

Just think of all your personal info thats getting stolen on such sites these days that must be a put off surely, has anyone checked to see who their IMP is still registered to recently? :lol:
^^ I could not have expressed my feelings on this better. :D

Noddy, your posts are not - and never have been - boring. :) As The Nun said above, they are a goldmine of information for anyone wishing to maintain their Imp to a high standard. Ditto for tasteful, period-correct modifications. :wink:

I won't be signing my life away on Facebook any time, probably ever. The only reason I'd ever do it is for Imp reasons but I prefer to use the forum for that. That's my personal opinion, anyway. So keep posting on here! :P

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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:46 am

Ta for the support people :D , il keep plodding on .
I still havent tried the number plate light at night to see if the new bulb is better .

In other news ive had a bit of time on the new toy , changed the 3 way bleed valve for a bolt in type it should have ( cheers Colin ) , removed and bypassed the very leaky heater valve so the heaters fully on ( for now ) and flushed the cooling system out using a hose . The crud that came out the heater would of filled a large mug :o .
Must get new rear window seals as its leaking , mostly at the top though :roll: , metal bungs are removed on the shelf so it wont fill up at least .
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:02 pm

Success I recon , just a new 5W bulb and i believe its perfectly bright enough and therefor legal
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Post by The Nun » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:17 pm

Yep agreed the plate shows as good as one would without reflective plates.
A square plate is always going to be better lit using a single centre mounted light than the single standard Imp lid mounted one with long plate anyway.
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Post by ImpManiac » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:15 pm

Looking good! :D

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Re: Nods news , New toy update

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:11 pm

Done a bit but not a lot if im honest .
Fitted a temp gauge , changed the rear window seals , changed the borked NSF wheel bearing , fitted a new top steering column bush and new gear lever ball drove it about 10 miles so far , tyres are scary , next job is the dry and totaly knacked steering rack
Temp gauge reads this at this temp
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Post by Lars Hagermark » Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:20 pm

Noddy wrote:Temp gauge reads this at this temp
Appears to be quite accurate now. :)
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:37 pm

Fitted new non knackered steering rack today and got rid of the positive camber on the front , not modding this one much but just being lower helps a bit.
Ive fitted adjustable track rods on both sides as the fixed one is a crap idea . I bet the trackings out but once the other set of S/H wheels arrive and the kingpins are done il sort that out then
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Post by Lars Hagermark » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:43 pm

Stunning car! I'm sure it couldn't have gone to a better home. :D
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Post by ImpManiac » Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:53 pm

^^ What Lars said! :D

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Post by bazzateer » Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:42 pm

Hmmmmm......... That passenger door gap looks a little un Noddy-like :shock:
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:44 am

bazzateer wrote:Hmmmmm......... That passenger door gap looks a little un Noddy-like :shock:

Factory fitted door , what do you expect :lol:
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Post by Grahame59 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:59 am

Noddy wrote:…not modding this one much…
Let's wait and see… :wink:
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Post by 617sqn » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:07 am

We were comparing the Sussex AC cars at National, especially door gaps and the three "stripes" on the C post. The variation was quite striking. Stans door gaps are quite atrocious to be honest and certainly compared to the Majors Imp. His are very neat indeed. The gutter lines and associated spot welds also came under scrutiny. Again the difference was marked between cars. Some are quite even in distance between the roof side and outer vertical section, whereas others are good one side and waver the other. I'm sure many cars of the period are similarly uneven in construction.

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Post by The Nun » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:47 am

Misalignment and bad fit is what some would call part of the IMPs charm and how they all are, especially those selling one :lol:

Dont forget we are spoilt with todays cars that are assembled using laser targets to 0.2mm, the IMP was done with the guys thumb and and one eye closed. :lol:
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Post by bazzateer » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:27 pm

The Nun wrote: Dont forget we are spoilt with todays cars that are assembled using laser targets to 0.2mm, the IMP was done with the guys thumb and and one eye closed. :lol:
Looking at mine it must've been his good eye! :lol:
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Re: Nods news , New toy update , positive camber gone , new

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:29 pm

More done on the new toy , both stub axles and kingpins have been changed for later grease nipple type , all four brake flexi,s changed , two out of four front cylinders changed , the brakes finally work now .
Also pressure washed the inner arches and removed a whole pile of crud
Still shed loads to do inc. changing all the metal brake pipes but progress is progress .
How in gods green earth did this get an MOT with brake pipes this fooked ive no idea ( First pic )
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Re: Nods news , New toy update , brakes / stub axles

Post by The Nun » Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:05 pm

Theres an area the mot tests never seems to pick up on on an IMP and thats the brake pipes that run over rhe top of the rear suspension arm where they are held down with a steel clip, ive removed this clip in the past and the brake pipe under it was severely corroded even though the rest was as good as new, and started leaking once the clip was removed so its worth checking there.
Its mainly because the pipes buried under mud that sits in this area so is more often than not damp all the time.
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:16 pm

Gearbox mounts changed , theres some debate wether these are are part of the MOT or not
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Post by 617sqn » Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:26 pm

Personally, I would have thought so. Can't be right if the drive train isn't located correctly/safely ?

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Post by The Nun » Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:29 am

Engine mounts arent part of the mot, however if the tester considers the power unit to be moving around more that should due to disintegrating mounts he could fail it by saying something could move thus affecting the cars over all handling in other ways and may be dangerous?
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:53 pm

After finally finding it the New - well really good Bailey channel it is now fitted in the Singers drivers door , I had to bodge the old one years ago as it broke just below the top of the door jamming the window , i used the bottom half original channel and the newer fluffy rubber top in the door frame.
Not ideal but needs must .
Anyway heres some pics , I turned the bailey channel over in its metal guide so the perfect unworn part that was inside the door is now visible . check out the surface rust in the door - not looked in there for yonks , i feel a waxoiling coming on soon ,
Also fitted my NOS door glass as the original had a lot of vertical scratches on it .
1 , Slightly worn but good top part
2, Bailey channel and guide separated
3, Almost perfect part now at the top
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Post by kilty » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:15 am

Don't know if you got my message Dave, but the proper fabric covered channel IS still available. I bought loads to do mine a few years back and it's the same. The fabric is Jet Black when new, but soon fades after 40 years!
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Re: Nods news , bailey channel and door glass changed ( Sing

Post by John Simister » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:05 am

It's here:

http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/c-341-single-track.aspx

I replaced all the window channels of my Saab 96 two-stroke with type number 151, but you could use a more rigid version in an Imp because all the channels are straight.

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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:43 am

Cheers all . Good to know its still available :) , its not the same stuff exactly if your being a pedant but very close , original is cloth i think not felt- anyway there are two different sizes used on the original , the lock end stay is a fair bit bigger than the quaterlight one , quaterlight one is way too small for the door top frame , id like a sample of it though so will email for a piece to see what its like .
Meanwhile the Singers window feels superb now :)
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Post by kilty » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:17 pm

The correct stuff can be bought from The Complete Automobilist.
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Post by The Nun » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:42 pm

Does IMP CLUB SPARES not have this stuff?
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:32 pm

kilty wrote:The correct stuff can be bought from The Complete Automobilist.
Part numbers 792 and 488 by the looks of it :) , is that correct Kilty ?
EDIT --- Its too wide for early door channels at the lock / handle end - on these its 12mm wide by 13mm high , 14mm will NOT fit the early channel but will fit the later one
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:33 pm

The Nun wrote:Does IMP CLUB SPARES not have this stuff?
dont think they have the cloth stuff
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Post by The Nun » Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:47 pm

Ive got some looks like the original to me, but new of course, does the job.
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:48 pm

The Nun wrote:Ive got some looks like the original to me, but new of course, does the job.
which size did you get for the door handle end ?
I can say for certain the quaterlight end is rigid but the lock end is not , reason being a slight bend where it goes from the door top to the channel inside the door
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Re: Nods news , bailey channel and door glass changed ( Sing

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:06 pm

Changed the top seal on the Singer as well , its the same size as the quaterlight one.
Singer at least is sorted but the Vuskys drivers door is knackered big time , especially at the lock end - oh the joy of it all :lol: , passenger door is OK though so thats something :D
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