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Re: Nods news , Singers as old as me for a few months

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Anyone ever notice that early L717 lenses have two slots a third of the way up inside .

These are for alloy reflectors .

Anyway yesterday whilst faffing about in the loft i found a pair of these so thought id fit em in .

They really do concentrate the light better giving a brighter indicator :D
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Year end report .
Only 7 pages of waffle this year so less than usual.
TBH not much serious stuff was done although respraying the front off side wing was fairly major .
Building the extra engine lid support was a challenge but well worth it .
Other than this it was just bits and pieces that i altered / cleaned / moved .
Have a great Christmas everyone :)
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And Merry Christmas to you and yours too, Dave. 🎄🎅🎁❄️🍾😊

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Dave ' Linwood ' Lane wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:08 pm
Anyone ever notice that early L717 lenses have two slots a third of the way up inside .

These are for alloy reflectors .

Anyway yesterday whilst faffing about in the loft i found a pair of these so thought id fit em in .

They really do concentrate the light better giving a brighter indicator :D
I asked about these back in 2016 on Petulas thread , Bazz & Peter hadn't got a clue about them , now you've pointed it out yes it's obvious that its a reflector for lower half of unit.

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Have a good Christmas Dave
Did you get my email?

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There's one "L" of a missing letter in your title, Dave ! :o

:lol:

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Christmas greetings to you and your family, always an interesting read
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617sqn wrote:
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There's one "L" of a missing letter in your title, Dave ! :o

:lol:

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Re: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .

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Back in Nov 2018 I trial fitted one of the very first in tank fuel filters that Bob Picton was doing.

Unknown to him I also fitted a new inline filter by the carbs .

The idea being to test wether anything gets through Bobs filter and is therefor caught and visible in the rear filter .

Well 14 months later im very pleased to report that absolutely nothing got through and the inline filter is spotless .

Therefor ive removed it completely as i deem it unnecessary and got rid of two joints in the fuel line into the bargain .

Pipe ive used is Cohline 2240 . Its suitable for E15 rated petrol , Ethanol, Diesel and Biodiesel fuels so im ready for whats coming .
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I have Bob's in-tank filter too - worth every penny!
I almost forget that I had one - it's that good. 8)
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Does 'BOBS INTANK FILTER' tm sit over the outlet inside the tank? I made something to sit over mine but have not yet fitted it because I was wondering how to make it so it wouldn't move about?

More photos of cats please Dave... :-)
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Does 'BOBS INTANK FILTER' tm sit over the outlet inside the tank? I made something to sit over mine but have not yet fitted it because I was wondering how to make it so it wouldn't move about?

More photos of cats please Dave... :-)
Sits on a rare earth magnet , extremely powerful little monkeys . mines been in well over a year now , not moved a mm
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And Willow the cat sitting on the Vusky to keep it Imp related :lol:
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Sweeeeeeeeeet :-)
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Pulled the Singers US spec bumper apart for a total referb


Will top coat the brackets and lacquer the inner bumper silver tomorrow :)
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I bet Willow is getting plenty of cuddle time during lockdown. Our sir Kevin Fluffcat certainly is!
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I bet Willow is getting plenty of cuddle time during lockdown. Our sir Kevin Fluffcat certainly is!
Willows sleeping with us / on us / waking us up at silly o clock
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Decided to clean the Singers engine today , try as i might i couldnt get in all the nooks and crannies at the timing chain end , nout else for it but remove the rear panel .

Then went for the weekly shop in it ( after putting it back together ) , ran perfectly and the only fault that showed up after being stood for ages was a squeaky top steering column bush , a quick squirt of WD40 soon shut that up :lol:
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Boredoms obviously setting in as i made a stainless and more or less pointless engine mount base for the rear panel as well as a cover for the engine mount ( done last week ) . :roll:

Base is the same thickness as the oil cooler mount so it keeps the mount level , i guess its better than the bit of steel the factory used to level the mount up . :oops:
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Dave, well done on the bumper restoration, it reminded me of a set of Bumper Irons which I have to assume are from an Imp Van, or were they used on other Imps?
They came to me from Johannesburg I think and possibly with a long length of angle with a crank handle slot in it.

That angle has been mounted underneath my rear bumper for some years.

Was there an Imp Van imported into South Africa and do I have all that is left of it I wonder?
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They will fit your coupe , gets the bumper away from the bodywork especially at the corners
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Dave ' Linwood ' Lane wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:06 pm
They will fit your coupe , gets the bumper away from the bodywork especially at the corners
Thanks, are you using them on your Singer Chamois with the US specification overriders?

Looks like you are?

It may look a tad odd on my car? Imp027
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The gap between your bumper and the rear of the car may be more than I think I want?
However it does make a great deal of sense and will protect both the body and the rear lights as well :)
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why not try it , simple job really , i dont like the bumpers close as they normally are , one tap and its done more damage than if it wasnt fitted
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I lift my rear bumper up an inch or so as well, I feel its too low as standard and other car bumpers are at brake light height and ride over the top of an IMP rear bumper, the fronts are at a better height though.
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I lift my rear bumper up an inch or so as well, I feel its too low as standard and other car bumpers are at brake light height and ride over the top of an IMP rear bumper, the fronts are at a better height though.
How do you lift them exactly
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Dave ' Linwood ' Lane wrote:
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I lift my rear bumper up an inch or so as well, I feel its too low as standard and other car bumpers are at brake light height and ride over the top of an IMP rear bumper, the fronts are at a better height though.
How do you lift them exactly
The same question also crossed my mind. Imp027
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Alter the brackets of course.
Lifts the bumper about 1.5 inches, it does obscure the reflector a little but not enough to bother me about and the car never goes out in the dark anyway, but you could always add another stick an addtional one one say on the lid or on the bumper if necessary.
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The Nun wrote:
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Alter the brackets of course.
Lifts the bumper about 1.5 inches, it does obscure the reflector a little but not enough to bother me about and the car never goes out in the dark anyway, but you could always add another stick an addtional one one say on the lid or on the bumper if necessary.
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Peter, thanks, the pictures show the same gap between the rear bumper as Noddy has, so you have the extended bumper as well but done in another way ? Imp027
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Well the bumpers won't do much as they arent substantial enough but they will resist a parking nudge and protect the body, the originals are too low and as Noddy said too close to the body really, just gives a little extra, but any bumper is better than no bumper, you really are risking chance then.
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The Nun wrote:
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Well the bumpers won't do much as they arent substantial enough but they will resist a parking nudge and protect the body, the originals are too low and as Noddy said too close to the body really, just gives a little extra, but any bumper is better than no bumper, you really are risking chance then.
Having just checked the Imps bumper hights I find that on my car there is a difference of 75mm between the hight at the front which is the highest and the rear bumper.

I wonder why they designed the car like that?

So yes a raised rear bumper does make sense. Imp027
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They don't raise the bumper, do they ? They move it away from the body I think.

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617sqn wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:15 pm
They don't raise the bumper, do they ? They move it away from the body I think.

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Please have another look, they raise the bumber by about 35 to 40mm ?

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Well, we live and learn. I wonder what the thought process was : protecting the van floor perhaps, from all those milk churns ?

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Styling exercise .

Just trialed with black tape for the moment

What do ya all think - yay or heigh :)
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Yep. I like it Dave. Goes with the rest of the black theme. There's a BMW round here that's white with black detail. Looks almost as fab as the Singer 😊

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I'm planning on doing the same when LNK is finally restored, eventually.
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Try it with the chrome on the 1/4 light black as well i think it looks better black
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It does actually look better black on a light coloured car and it has the illusion of lowering the roof line too.
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Yes the black frame detail looks 'right'.

Just need to make sure everyone closes the door by holding the handle .... rings on fingers and closing doors using the window frame does my head in ..wrong on so many levels. My wife still needs a "Handle!" prompt most of the time.

Have you noticed TV stars in borrowed classic cars ALWAYS close the door using the window frame! :evil:
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