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Very cool man.

Looks like a lot of fun.

Shame to take out the cage, but I get it about the extra drama not being worth it.

If you are thinking about selling those seats,  let me know, could be interested

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I'm sure i have said this before here... but.

 

When i was at intermediate a classmates dad bought him an imp as his race car.. It was pretty much the coolest thing i had ever seen- they had stripped it down and painted it white with red and blue stripes (from memory..was a long time ago) and he was telling me that people often put porsche motors into them. Keep in mind we were both around 11 years old!

I vividly remember him showing me what i think was a portion of handbrake system and it was a leather strap or belt (may have been a repair that someone had done once)

ever since then i'd just thought they were the coolest things ever and owning one someday is definitely on my bucket list.

Looks like you purchased a really good set of stuff!!!!!!

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38 minutes ago, WLDRX2 said:

Shame to take out the cage, but I get it about the extra drama not being worth it.

If you are thinking about selling those seats,  let me know, could be interested

Yeah for a while after first seeing it I entertained the idea of keeping the cage. Then I tried getting into it. I'm 6'2" so tall enough that it was a pain. Then looking into what I had to do in order to have it legally on the road with a cage and I was put off. Too much hassle and I know full well that if I had a go at the local hillclimbs etc I would most likely run out of talent and bend the car.

Yeah - I'm not sure yet about the seats. I have an OCD thing about non-matching seats so they will most likely be sold on in order to fund the resto. I'll let you know first.

10 minutes ago, flyingbrick said:

Looks like you purchased a really good set of stuff!!!!!!

Yeah I'm stoked. Best bit would be the rego on hold and full cert thing!

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The 1G corolla sounds interesting.

Can you post some pix or is it secret squirrel doctor patient confidentiality spec

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1 hour ago, HighLUX said:

The 1G corolla sounds interesting.

Can you post some pix or is it secret squirrel doctor patient confidentiality spec

Its matt black, has large wheels and has a fluffy covered dashtop.  Need I say more?

I'll find a pic....

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9 hours ago, chasinthemirage said:

Very pleased for you but also super jealous! @Threeonthetree and I have just been discussing how cool Imps are!

Luckily for me Neal had obviously had a good premonition that I may well get an Imp and a few weeks ago he kindly gifted me this...  :-)

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Greg mentioned you were looking for an A12 inlet manifold. I might have one. 

I also once had an adapter to run a stromberg on an A12. I think my carb might have been coozed. I may still have this somewhere. I can get you an inch and three quarter SU from.a trumpy 2.5. Half of which would be 1250cc.  Fucking bang on in range for an A12. Then your British car with an awful Japanese engine (WHICH IS NOT BASED ON, NOR COPIED FROM ANY BMC GARBAGE!!!)  could have a proper English carburetor. It's ironic that the SU is pretty much the only to ever coming out of England which didn't leak oil

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2 minutes ago, RUNAMUCK said:

It's ironic that the SU is pretty much the only to ever coming out of England which didn't leak oil

They leak oil internally. it ends up going through the engine. 

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2 hours ago, yoeddynz said:

Luckily for me Neal had obviously had a good premonition that I may well get an Imp and a few weeks ago he kindly gifted me this...  :-)

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Please update your signature so its easy for me to check up on this

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21 minutes ago, flyingbrick said:

 

Please update your signature so its easy for me to check up on this

I don't think that is possible, there is a link limit in sigs nowadays.

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Yeah I have the old signature setup and if I update it I'll lose my wall of older projects :-(  

Bart- I had been given a Hitachi carb from a Viva friend. He wasnt sure what it was from. Hannah looked up the codes and deduced its from an A12. Apart from it being quite dinky it seems to be a neat wee thing. If that can bag me close to 70 bhp on a standard A12 then I'll start with that.

Definitely keen on your inlet because the one I have is for a 32/36 I think.

I have already been attempting to fill my brain with information on Datsun A12 tuning. That techwiki stuff via Datsun1200 forum has heaps of info. It seems that the carb from an A14 could be a decent upgrade for a touch more flow without inducing flatspots etc?...

http://datsun1200.com/modules/mediawiki/index.php?title=Carburetor_Sizing

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I'm such a car project signature slut...

I do like seeing a tidy list of projects below someones name that I can click on. Plenty of page space compared to forums that allow people to have bloody huge photos as their signature.

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Would  you have a Imp motor you want to part with? a friends friend is restoring an old home made hovercraft and it uses 2 Imp motors. 

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I didn't really look at the guessing game but when I stumbled upon it later on and saw it was an Imp:

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SWEET JESUS LAWDY THAT A FIIIIIIIIIINE VEE-HICKLE

I'd like to request a ride in it at some point. And then maybe we could go for a drive in it too puhuhuhu

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Yeah definitely! I'll bring cushions because its quite a small space.

I am secretly hoping that I might be able to get this sorted enough to take it to Nats.  Don't tell anyone. If I do it'll be pretty rough/wof only just spec.

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5 hours ago, SOHC said:

Would  you have a Imp motor you want to part with? a friends friend is restoring an old home made hovercraft and it uses 2 Imp motors. 

 Yeah there will be a spare engine I'm sure. I'll stay in touch.

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