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Post by Datsundrew » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:23 pm

I forgot to say, I jacked it up this morning to check bolts, bearings etc at the front as I had a few odd clunks, and was surprised to find several nuts that needed a tighten, and both track rod ends, and 1 wheel bearing, so it’s now feeling very different. My next quandary is to figure out where I will finally mount the oil filter, as it can’t stay on the passenger foot well and I’m not a big fan of the hole in the tunnel with pipes coming through!
I’m thinking of mounting it behind the wheel, upside down, sounds crazy, but it would be convenient.
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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:03 pm

Datsundrew wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:23 pm
I’m thinking of mounting it behind the wheel, upside down, sounds crazy, but it would be convenient.
On an Se6a with PAS the easiest way to change the filter is through the wheelarch, so it's perhaps not so strange? The only problem might be if it's going to be vulnerable to stones?


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Post by Coupe Racing » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:54 pm

wont the wheel hit it ?


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Post by Datsundrew » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:20 pm

No, it’s miles away, if you look where I’ve placed it ,it’s in the green bit, which is where the shield would be, so it’s behind that. I really can’t find anywhere else to put it that’s convenient.



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Post by Datsundrew » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:36 pm

I had Friday off and the weekend too, so I got more done. As my daily is a Landrover, I don’t get a chance to listen to music when I’m driving, so I decided that I would really like a good sound system, nothing ridiculous or loud, just clear and good sound. Audio amps, head units and speakers used to cost a fortune, but these days it seems they are a bit obsolete, so a whole set up was bought on e bay for less than £100! I spent double that 39nyears ago! Fitting it took ages as I wanted it to be a neat install, but I got there, and I am really pleased with the results. 2 amps sounds ott, but with decent speakers, cables and crossovers, it’s sounds superb. I finished off by adding some good sound mat.
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Post by Datsundrew » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:10 pm

So with the music installed, I was ready to go out on drive it day with the imp club on a tour around Wales. Mike Thompson a local scimitar member very kindly sorted out a pair of standard front struts for me to try as I wasn’t happy with the AVO set up I have, as it’s hard and crashes over bumps, and it sits too low even though the spring seat it virtually has way up the thread, so I also got these fitted for the run out.
Now, when you think of a run out with hillman imps, you’d probably imagine a sort of extended shopping trip via the hairdressers with a total mileage of about 3 miles? Not so! Anyone that know imps knows they like to be revved and driven hard as power only really happens above 4000rpm (head gaskets and water pumps permitting :D )
So we met at Austin services on the M4, over the bridge, Abergavenny, Hay, Brecon,up several mountains, Forest of Dean and a whole lot of other places , stopping for breaks along the way. In total I did 168miles, and I have to say it was driven quite hard, and gave it a good blast on the M4 coming back. I filled it up before I left and returned with just under 3/4 tank, the tank I have is a 5 not a 6 so it’s smaller, what I should really do now is fill it again, but I’m quite happy with the economy, I’m guessing mid 30’s? Maybe more?
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Post by Datsundrew » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:12 pm

Another member spotted the convoy and took a pic of me actually driving!
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Post by Datsundrew » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:24 pm

So all in, it was a great day out, I thoroughly enjoyed the drive, and this is the first time I’ve driven it this distance, and not had any issues. With the borrowed suspension it drives like a completely different car, feels really solid, and very comfy, and I’m impressed with the handling. Once on the move you’d never know it’s a diesel and with the modded pump it’s a joy to drive. Very happy.
Next on the list is to modify the engine mounts. The Mercedes mounts are fluid filled and allow Bit too much movement , on hard acceleration they transmit noise.so I’m going to try rubber again.....



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Post by philhoward » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:34 am

And Mike reckons he’s retired... :lol:

Good to hear of a run out with no issues!


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