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  1. I could be interested in this period piece of crap for the pickup and wheel
  2. Cheers guys I might just get a accuspark and see how it goes then if it fails look at external module
  3. Yeah I've heard good and bad about pertronix , have you used it for awhile or just a year? Haha very true I might have to do this!
  4. hey all looking at upgrading my ignition system on my hillman imp from points, currently have a 25d dizzy and been looking at electric dizzy kits seems like they all are no good or are silly expensive so was looking at accuspark electric ignition kit and remove the accuspark module so Im using it just for the inductive pickup and wire it up to a bosch HEI ignition module mount the module on the chassis with a heat sink is there anything im missing that wouldn't make my idea work or any suggestions
  5. update shes all up and running ! and legal only failed a wof on not being able to find the vin tag number which was hidden under the trim in the bonnet i thought it would fail on a brake imbalance as i took it to vtnz... me and my friend went for a drive to take some pictures sadly overheats at 100kms so have to sort that out got my parts from frank, new nolathane bushes , door seals and boot seal and a shiny exhaust manifold fitted door seals, one door might need adjusting as its not pushing against seal enough.. dummy fitted exhaust manifold to old MK1 head doesn't fit well! if you mark the gasket with the way it sits on the head it won't seal well at all and the gasket will only have a mm of sealing if that! and all the ports are off center alot. going to get flange cut between number 3 and 4 and get the 4th exhaust tube moved over as stud on number 4 pushes header offset and the plate that been welded on for the stud to bolt up against is in the wrong place took the Stromberg cd125s apart have alot of wear in the throttle spindle also it has 5A needles fitted,what are 5A needles suited for? also looking at electric dizzys either thinking of going to a wasted spark setup with a ecu or try and find a decent electric dizzy conversion cheers
  6. Ahh I just worked it out had number 2 and 3 around the wrong way I thought dizzy rotated clockwise old owner must of had it the same to as long and short leads were that way too..
  7. update torn old engine down.. liners had shifted in block . managed to get another motor for free from another imp owner also scored some stromberg cd125s twin carbs on a superspeed by griffiths intake manifold and a new stainless steel exhaust manifold is on its way too from aussy first drive wasn't good found temp gauge doesn't work and fuel gauge so pulled that out and sent it away to get reconditioned with new temp sensor to suit Im having its backfiring through the carbs unsure what the issue is at this stage tried two different lift pumps on her ,two dizzys,stock solex carb then the twin carbs, compressed tested okay anyone got any suggestions
  8. That would be the go . Was he nz base? Pulled imp head off last night and one head bolt snapped in block...
  9. Cheers man,I just brought it without asking haha
  10. cool ill have a read on those places too! if i see another kiwi imper ill force them to join up here too
  11. Soo plan is to get the motor going again ,found out its a mk1 motor so has the average engine with shit head so need to find a mk2 head then either look at hotting this motor up with possible a little supercharger and a blow through carb or do a motorbike engine swap 1000cc or up any thoughts or suggestions? don't know too much about these imp motors
  12. Hello peps finally managed to track down a Sunbeam Imp that was local after many years of hunting! pick it up from a fellow from out Marton way , he painted it to match a rally car imp from back in the days has a WOF and Rego but sadly its doesn't run and has a very bad head gasket or cracked head, filled bores with coolant and mixing fluids.. n plan is to get the motor going again ,found out its a mk1 motor so has the average engine with shit head so need to find a mk2 head then either look at hotting this motor up with possible a little supercharger and a blow through carb or do a motorbike engine swap 1000cc or up discussion/chats at https://oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/66481-sunbeam-imp-1969-michael0008/
  13. swap the ecs relay with another one like the fan relay and see if it starts get this all the time on the newer commys when doing roadside rescue