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Re: Nods news , Bottom engine lid buffers

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I think Bob's making mischief, Baz. He knows very well where my comment was aimed. Naughty boy.

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Re: Nods news , Bottom engine lid buffers

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Very naughty boy!!
No some people say he's the messiah !!!!!!
Well the first four letters anyway
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Re: Nods news , Bottom engine lid buffers

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Gentlemen please be respectful of other users and keep things friendly
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Re: Nods news , Bottom engine lid buffers

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Great additions as always Dave. It amazes me how you continually manage to find ways to IMProve your cars, surely there's nothing left to do?!

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Re: Nods news , Bottom engine lid buffers

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Pog wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:45 pm
Great additions as always Dave. It amazes me how you continually manage to find ways to IMProve your cars, surely there's nothing left to do?!

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Thanks , Thats about it really - im just about out of ideas :shock:
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Re: Nods news , Bottom engine lid buffers

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surely there's nothing left to do?!
Just the nut behind the steering wheel, Dave ? :lol:

Probably get banned from the forum (again) for that comment....

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Re: Nods news , Bottom engine lid buffers

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Think that you are safe Andy.
That comment applies to us all !!!!!!
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Re: Nods news , Its a cover up .

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Dave ' Linwood ' Lane wrote:
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moose wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:14 pm
I think it would look good with tinted windows now
No money for such things , still owe you a packet :lol:
Yes don't leave your house! :lol:
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Re: Nods news , Bottom engine lid buffers

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Ugly wiring on show when you open the door ( my not very neat rewires to blame ) :roll:
Not anymore :D
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Re: Nods news , Ugly wiring cover up.

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Tidy!
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Re: Nods news , Bottom engine lid buffers

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Bobbycham wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:48 pm
Very naughty boy!!
No some people say he's the messiah !!!!!!
Well the first four letters anyway
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Just for the record , l was referring to myself (slaps wrists)
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Re: Nods news , Ugly wiring cover up.

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Fitted a digital temp gauge and used it as an oil temp gauge just to see what happens .
Modified my oil pressure gauge take off for the sensor which is surrounded by silicon vacuum hose so isolated from the metal completely .
Ive been over to my parents to cut the hedge so naturally took the Singer on an extended run out ( self isolated in my own car ) .

Having checked my random records the stat fitted is a 72˚C one .

Anyway the oil temp ( assuming its correct gauge wise ) reads between 68˚C and 72˚C .

Top of rad was 72˚C - bottom of rad was 34˚C.

So it seems the oil temp mirrors the water temperature which mirrors the stat rating ( assuming whats stamped on it is correct.)
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Re: Nods news , Oil temp gauge trial

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Doesn't the temp gauge sensor normally go in the sump rather than the hotter parts towards the top of the engine? then you're getting the temperature of the bulk oil before it goes through the pump under pressure heating it up?
I suppose its debatable do you get the temperature before it's drawn into the galleries or at the head after it's been right through the engine?
I would have though the sump would be better then you have the temperature before it's pumped into the engine?
Is an oil temp gauge used to see what the max temp of the oil is or how effectively is been cooled once its back in the sump ready to go around again?
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Re: Nods news , Oil temp gauge trial

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The Nun wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 5:43 pm
Doesn't the temp gauge sensor normally go in the sump rather than the hotter parts towards the top of the engine? then you're getting the temperature of the bulk oil before it goes through the pump under pressure heating it up?
I suppose its debatable do you get the temperature before it's drawn into the galleries or at the head after it's been right through the engine?
I would have though the sump would be better then you have the temperature before it's pumped into the engine?
Is an oil temp gauge used to see what the max temp of the oil is or how effectively is been cooled once its back in the sump ready to go around again?
Loads of questions - i spoke to Mike Dent ( moose ) before doing this , its getting the readings from journals 1 and 2 but not 3 and 4 , its a constant changing hot oil supply so Mike thought it would work fine , Yes i guess the Sumps a better place but the sensor wouldnt reach there plus theres a danger drilling the sump plug , this was an easy and reversible mod to do and as the oil pressure gauge outlet is effectively unmodded or drilled its very safe .
Engine oil temp will mirror the coolant temp ( or slightly higher ) unless the system fails to cope and the oil temp rises significantly , this will give me a warning its getting more stressed than normal.
I have already noticed the oil temp rises rapidly on start up and gets a lot hotter even before the coolant temp gauge has barely moved - Mike says the heat is generated from the back of the pistons
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Re: Nods news , styling excercise

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Made a small guard for the back end to hide / protect the filter housing and cooler pipes , I think matt black would of looked beterr however you get the idea :D
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Re: Nods news , Styling exercise part 2

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Good idea. Stops you sucking up cats, dogs and small children as you pass by! :D Clan004
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Re: Nods news , Styling exercise part 2

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Done the rad stoneguard black as well :D
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Re: Nods news , Styling exercise part 3

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Nah, sorry Dave. I can't see it.

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Re: Nods news , Styling exercise part 3

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I can just see a little man holding a sign.
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Re: Nods news , Styling exercise part 3

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617sqn wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 4:58 pm
Nah, sorry Dave. I can't see it.

:wink:

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Re: Nods news , Styling exercise part 3

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The Nun wrote:
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I can just see a little man holding a sign.
You can indeed , hes been there years now
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Re: Nods news , Styling exercise part 2

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Dave ' Linwood ' Lane wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 4:47 pm
Done the rad stoneguard black as well :D
Amazing what little details like this can do - I think it looks so much better with it all black now (except the exhaust of course!)

Love this car - no offence to the big restoration jobs, but what a great example of using and enjoying an Imp daily, and tinkering as you go.
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Re: Nods news , Styling exercise part 3

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Steering wheel swapabout , Vuskys went in the Singer and a spare one went in the Vusky , the Singers went in the loft :lol:
Lots of badge making / swapping about followed :lol:
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