ardee_selby wrote:terryp wrote:Well this is a coincidence , my old car is for sale!!!
Very nice! Seems a good price to me.terryp wrote:Sorry to all regarding the number plate (It was an L Reg OEC455L) .... I did not pay very much for it but now feel ashamed that I had a personalised plate!
Why ashamed? It's not one of those contrived efforts that stretches credibilty.
Or is it the "B"..."Baldric"? "Beverly"? "Biggerstaff"?
Don't answer that!
(If anyones interested, part of series on a G15 build can be found here, in my Drop-Box.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/45450049/Ginett ... G15_01.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/45450049/Ginett ... G15_02.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/45450049/Ginett ... G15_03.jpg )
Cheers - Richard
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As a student I worked at the Rootes factory at Linwood during the Imp period.
Best one I tried was our trans axle test car. It was a 998 twin carb job and (remember I was 18!) it went like stink.
There were lots of stories of the Imp prototypes being fitted with real Coventry Climax engines and cruising up the M6 at 100+.
I bet the front was a light at that speed!
All the production ones were detuned.
My only word of caution would be regarding the transaxle. Setting up the diff was done on a slave set of cases and the diffs were run with some marking compound and then the shims were VERY carefully calculated - goodness knows how I would do it as am amatuer!
BTW the overheating issues were normally caused by leaves or litter getting sucked up into the rear mounted radiator, then it got blocked - and then overheated - then it warped the head. A bit of vicious circle, but very easily cured.
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