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Re: Noddys Natterings , A bit too low,

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617sqn wrote: How are the stays ?

Andy G.
Fine , ive had to tighten them up slightly again , i recon they are bedding in , hold the window up nicely and close just as nice.
No complaints this end :D
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Re: Noddys Natterings , A bit higher

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Noddy wrote:... ride height has gone up 6mm at the shocker so im expecting more at the wheel ...
Considering the damper to wheel travel ratio I guess you should find 8-8.5 mm at the wheel.
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Re: Noddys Natterings , A bit higher

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Lars Hagermark(DJH705) wrote:
Considering the damper to wheel travel ratio I guess you should find 8-8.5 mm at the wheel.
I guessed 7.0mm to 9.0mm so with your guess and mine I should be somewhere very close to what I want :D

There must be an actual figure for this , anyone good at working out the formula for this :?: :?:
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Re: Noddys Natterings , A bit too low,

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Been out in the Singer today , feels a lot better , probably as the negative camber is less ,It feels glued to the road , handling is very precise and all in all a great first run , just need to see what ride height it eventually settles at.
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Re: Noddys Natterings , A bit too low,

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camber to spring platform formula

MG x WAK is equal to the relationship of X variance

i have put in your figures and it works out at 7.213427 mm


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Re: Noddys Natterings , A bit too low,

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Spot on mike , your a genius :lol:
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Re: Noddys Natterings , A bit too low,

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invoice for consultation in post anybody else want help at £100 per hour
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moose wrote:invoice for consultation in post anybody else want help at £100 per hour
:shock: :o , Yikes , best rob a bank or flog the Singer
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moose wrote:invoice for consultation in post anybody else want help at £100 per hour
If you paid me £100 an hour that's all the help I'd need :lol:
Do me a deal? Employ me for 3 days and pay me for what I'm currently being paid for 5, then I'll have time to do everything!
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Re: Noddys Natterings , tailgate lock

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Not done much for a while , i changed a top hinge pin on the NS door of the Vusky and have just spent a few hours sorting out the tailgate lock , not the handle but the lock itself which was very worn , especially the brass catch part which had a huge groove worn into it , managed to get it apart and braze up the catch and refit the threaded rivits , again by brazing and fill it full of grease .
Il fit it tomorrow .
End of boring report :lol:
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Re: Noddys Natterings , Winter clean up.

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As we actually had a dry day today ive given the Singer a " proper " clean ie. everywhere :o .
Mainly the inside of the boot , paintwork was minging so a T Cut and a bit of touching up and its looking much better

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Oh and just in case anyone want to know where my fuel pump is heres a piccy , its an SU electronic one mounted with a coil bracket , pipe doesnt go through the floor as normal but turns towards the pump at right angles , by turning the fuel tap to off and disconnecting the rubber pipe i can remove the fuel tank easy even if its full , handy for OMG Hydralic fail
Still need to finish off the paint cleaning by the pump though :roll:

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Re: Noddys Natterings , Winter clean up .

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nice and shiny dave.
i see you cut the back out of the h/light bowls.makes changing bulbs easy.
will have to copy that mod.
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Re: Noddys Natterings , Winter clean up .

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Attention to detail is amazing. Well done :D
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Re: Noddys Natterings , Winter clean up .

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Liking the fuel pump mod Noddy. Makes a lot of sense.
TBH I would consider a cover over the exposed parts of the pump.
I have seen these SU pumps for sale more than once broken at the plastic unions.
If your luck is like mine at some point I would drop a spanner and it would land exactly there.
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imp.sport wrote:Liking the fuel pump mod Noddy. Makes a lot of sense.
TBH I would consider a cover over the exposed parts of the pump.
I have seen these SU pumps for sale more than once broken at the plastic unions.
If your luck is like mine at some point I would drop a spanner and it would land exactly there.
Fair comment
Fuel pumps been there since 1989 and ive not busted it yet :o , I usually pack a rag around it if im loading the boot up just in case
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Re: Noddys Natterings , Winter clean up .

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Noddy wrote: I usually pack a rag around it.
Sounds like something I would do as well.
Yet reading between the lines and you will realise you don't do it EVERYTIME. A recipe for disaster if ever I heard one.
(Crows nest to Titanic captain "Do we have to look out for icebergs ALL NIGHT sir..!)

Add it to your things to do list mate, as you have said before the car is finished.... :o

When done take a photo so I can copy it... :lol: :lol: :lol: 8)
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Re: Noddys Natterings , Winter clean up .

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Noddy, You seem to have cut a section out of your headlight bowl.....in order to change the bulb without dismantling the headlights?, yes? great idea, I have sealed beam light in at the moment but I can feel a conversion and modification coming on.....Allan
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Re: Noddys Natterings , Winter clean up .

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Leumas wrote:Noddy, You seem to have cut a section out of your headlight bowl.....in order to change the bulb without dismantling the headlights?, yes? great idea, I have sealed beam light in at the moment but I can feel a conversion and modification coming on.....Allan
Works very well , the bare edge is covered using the chrome part from a spare door pocket.
You need to keep the spring mounting for the headlight so can only hack out so much . On the passengers side you need to cut the other side of the bowl out , cutting the same side as the drivers one on the passengers one makes it still difficult to get the bulb out.
Because of the spring mount and wire inlet hole this make the passenger side cutout face slightly down but its very easy to change both bulbs now.
A picture sort of showing the passenger side headlamp bowl cut-out
Ive done the same on the twin headlight set up on the Vusky , as theres no spring on these you can hack most of the back straight off :lol:
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And a close up of the drivers side showing the spring etc , extra black earth wire going up to the screw is for the built in sidelights as mine are no longer in the indicator units , side light is fed off the plain red wire with the bulb holder down near the spring , This is required as the springs earth is a bit hit and miss when it comes to electricery flow

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Re: Noddys Natterings , Winter clean up .

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It's Genius, Noddy... Allan
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Re: Noddys Natterings , Winter clean up .

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Leumas wrote:It's Genius, Noddy... Allan
Thanks but hardly the work of a genius :lol: , I also moved the earthing points from the top of the inner wings as thats just a stupid idea and makes the wire longer than needs be
and moved them to the chassis legs
Like this

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Vuskys are like this , again with moved earth points and the backs cut out

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That's a new slant on " Did the earth move for you, Doris ? "

:lol:

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^^^ :lol: :lol:

I recon Lucas got a bad reputation because it was deserved , wrapping all the earth and live wires together is just asking for trouble
What we dont want is this :lol: :lol:

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Re: Noddys Natterings , Winter clean up.

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Noddy wrote:As we actually had a dry day today ive given the Singer a " proper " clean ie. everywhere :o
Oh I say, steady on!
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Re: Noddys Natterings , fuel pump cover

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imp.sport wrote:Liking the fuel pump mod Noddy. Makes a lot of sense.
TBH I would consider a cover over the exposed parts of the pump.
I have seen these SU pumps for sale more than once broken at the plastic unions.
If your luck is like mine at some point I would drop a spanner and it would land exactly there.
As requested heres the start of my fuel pump cover :D , complicated little sod to make :roll:

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Re: Noddys Natterings , Fuel pump cover

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Noddy, your cars must be amongst the most sorted Imps out there. They are a credit to your ingenuity. :mrgreen:

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Re: Noddys Natterings , Fuel pump cover

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Thanks Noddy. Looking forward to seeing it fitted.Image
I have the solid state type on my car at the moment. Can't hear it above the engine while running but I don't like it rattling away at starting. :twisted:
Reading HERE I see you opted for the electronic type rather than the one with points.
From the picture it looks like a new complete unit you went for.
I am leaning toward a conversion kit myself http://www.sucarb.co.uk/ProductDetail.aspx?Id=33152 I have a few of the old things here given to me by my Dad (Austin A30 bits for decades)
Did you have that option when you got yours?
Was it a treat myself job or was there any other reason behind it?
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Re: Noddys Natterings , Fuel pump cover

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^^^
Kit was available but I went for a complete new pump as my old one was years old and its best when diaphams are getting on a bit , You get no noisy clicking as they only pump when the float drops , I cant hear mine at all.

Heres the finished cover , Welded together now and pop rivets removed as these were just to get everything right , then powder coated to finish.
Imp sport and anyone else for that matter
Is there anything else you think needs doing :lol: :lol: :lol:

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And here it is fitted , ive just used short self tappers ATM but this might change , all in all a pain to get it exactly as i wanted it but looks OK to me

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Re: Noddys Natterings , Fuel pump cover

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Nice work. is the top hole for inspection? Otherwise confused as to why its there?
TBH I would prefer to do stainless steel above mildly corrosive and stove enamel coated for things like that now.
But not trying to put down the effort in any way :oops:
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That looks smart, Noddy. It looks like a factory piece. 8)

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Re: Noddys Natterings , Fuel pump cover

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imp.sport wrote:Nice work. is the top hole for inspection? Otherwise confused as to why its there?
TBH I would prefer to do stainless steel above mildly corrosive and stove enamel coated for things like that now.
But not trying to put down the effort in any way :oops:
Hole is there by default as it was already in the piece of metal but it does allow inspection and tightening of the top clip , i was going to drill one in for the bottom one but havnt yet.
As for metal choice i rattled this about for a while between stainless , Ally or normal steel.
Because i realised early on this would be a complicated shape stainless was rulled out as its difficult to work by hand , Ally on the other hand is but its rather soft so i went for normal steel in the end.
In fact i used a bit of scrapped Imp
A bonus point to anyone who can guess what i used , the hole and the shape its in is a clue :)
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Re: Noddys Natterings , Fuel pump cover

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ImpManiac wrote:That looks smart, Noddy. It looks like a factory piece. 8)

IM 8)
Thanks , That was the idea IM 8) , dont want stuff to look too out of place if i can help it , Judging by other bits on the car i think Rootes would have done simular if this was needed at the time
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Re: Noddys Natterings , Fuel pump cover

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I'm going to throw it out there and say it was part of a door skin, with the hole being the barrel of the door handle? either way, it's neat!
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Re: Noddys Natterings , Fuel pump cover

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I was wondering if it might be rear scuttle, just under the window, with the hole for the lock. Either that, or heater box, but the hole looks too small.
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Rear transom skin? 8)
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I've just been trawling over Sammy the Sturgeon's pictures in readers cars for the last 30 mins and haven't spotted it yet! :lol:
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Re: Noddys Natterings , Fuel pump cover

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Il give you a clue
Every Imp ever made had one , there were three types , the early ones didnt have the hole but the other two did :)
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Exhaust heat shield.
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kilty wrote:Exhaust heat shield.
Bonus point tp Kilty , Reward will be delivered in a coffee cup this weekend :lol:
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This weekend???
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kilty wrote:This weekend???
Think im a bit out there somewhere , next month :oops: or you can pop down and have a cup anyway :lol:
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