From: TMo5018257@aol.com
Date: Sat, 7 Nov 1998 05:13:02 EST
Subject: [imps] coupe windscreen rubbers

Hello all,
Does anyone have a grotty front & rear coupe windscreen rubber cluttering up their garage that they could donate to a good cause?

The good cause is that I am (with my Imp Club Spares Facilitator hat on) seeking to get them remanufactured and I need examples to use as patterns - mother binned my spare screens that were stored in her shed, apparently they were an eye-sore!

All donations gratefully received......
Cheers,
Tim


Date: Sat, 07 Nov 1998 02:42:32 -0700
From: Dave Edge
Subject: [imps] Re: coupe windscreen rubbers

Tim,

Please please could you look into getting the front screen rubber remade for the coupe, The rear one, as I have said before is almost exactly the same as an saloon front screen rubber, I have a saloon front screen seal on my stiletto and it is perfect, but I have applied the same rubber to the front screen and it is about 2" too short and as a result does not seal quite right.

The only one I have spare is the coupe rear screen - no use I know.

Dave


From: TMo5018257@aol.com
Date: Sat, 7 Nov 1998 07:22:28 EST
Subject: [imps] Re: coupe windscreen rubbers

Dave,

The rear one would be useful, because I am looking to get both remanufactured to the original spec. (ie with the big chrome finisher).

So, if it's going begging.......

Cheers,
Tim



Date: Mon, 09 Nov 1998 02:42:01 -0700
From: Dave Edge
Subject: [imps] Re: coupe windscreen rubbers

Tim,

You may have the screen rubber back again, I just remembered that it's the one from that set of coupe windows that I bought from you - funny old world eh?

Dave


From: B L Gould
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 1998 11:54:54 -0000
Subject: [imps] Water leaking through rear hatch

Does anyone have any problems wirh water leaking through the rear hatch on my wifes Singer Chamois. I have checked the seals and they appear to be in good condition. Any ideas on a fix?

Regards
Brian Gould


From: Kristian Jonsson
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 1998 13:55:38 +0100
Subject: [imps] Re: Water leaking through rear hatch

This is a wellknown and interesting problem. When you inspect the design it is hard to imagine that water can go inside, but it does, and it is like water is running upp upphill. The inner edge is higher then the outside, so how come ?
I have been staring at rear hatch on my car from all directions but no clue was given.

Kristian Jonsson


Date: Mon, 09 Nov 1998 14:12:41 +0100
From: Bert Clewits
Subject: [imps] Re: Water leaking through rear hatch

Hi Brian,

Yes a well know nuisance of the Imp I would say.
First it happens because of age, the rubbers have settled to much
A quick fix would be inserting a rope in between the window frame and frame rubber so the rubber bends outside again.
Secondly it might hopefully be due to a lose lock plate which you can adjust (two screws on the window frame).
If you're doing that you may want to replace the seal (Ha Ha) around the lock of the window this will let water in as well.
What also can be the problem is a bent window frame due to the 'slamming' Bending it back with the glass in situ can be done with two wooden planks but be very carefull !
Also check the hinges check for lose screws.
Also check the window stays if they don't push the sides of the window frame up when closed this happens frequently, so readjust them or bent them in place.
Best result is replacing both rubbers.

Hope this helps
Bert


From: B L Gould
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 1998 15:00:37 -0000
Subject: [imps] Re: Water leaking through rear hatch

Thanks Bert. Will check these out.
Regards
Brian


From: Gary Henderson
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 08:05:49 +1300
Subject: [imps] Re: Water leaking through rear hatch

Hi Brian

Three other relevant questions re seal area:
  1. Is the point where the two ends of the seal meet up, at the bottom by the lock, sealed?
  2. Is the sealant of glass to the bottom-half of the frame OK?
  3. Is the junction of the frame-halves sealed OK?


Item 1) used to cause the only leak in my car.

Good luck
GaryH


Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 09:27:39 -0800 (PST)
From: Paul Waites
Subject: [imps] Re: Water leaking through rear hatch

Hi All,

Many years ago I replace both seals on the rear hatch of my then sport and it still leaked, turn out to be water running down the barrel of the hatch lock. I dismantled the lock, made a circular thick felt washer and soaked it in oil until it was water tight. sleeved the barrel of the lock with this washer and that cured my leak. Just ran some oil down it now and again.
The only downside was in those days the only hatch seals available were these really thick ones from Brian Wright. The hatch only just shut, and meant that water settled on the lower edge of the hatch rusting it away :-( Shame really it was a good car.

My Stiletto rear window leaks and defies all sealing methods.... I've resorted to a strip of guttering on the inside draining into a small bottle.... A daft idea, but it keept the carpets dry.

Paul..


From: Dave Edge
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 02:02:32 -0700
Subject: [imps] Re: Water leaking through rear hatch

Hi Paul,

I don't know if you got my message to Tim Morgan about screen seals but as I mentioned, a new imp saloon front screen is a perfect fit in the rear window of a coupe, mine does not leak now.

Dave


From: TMo5018257@aol.com
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 11:05:59 EST
Subject: [imps] Re: coupe windscreen rubbers

Dave,

Thanks mate, I'd forgotten I'd sold them to you. I've been looking high and low for those screens!

I think I'm going senile.

Cheers,
Tim



From: Russell Maddock
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 21:57:58 +1000
Subject: [imps] Coupe rubbers

I've just heard from an Imp Club member here who has had front and rear windscreen rubbers made for his Californian. What I thought was remarkable was that the total cost of tooling and the production of a single front rubber and a single rear rubber came to a grand total of A$180 (about £70). The rubber comes as a single strip only, ie. he had to trim it to the correct length and glue the ends together himself, but it still seems very cheap.

He says that the quality of the rubber was very good too.

If anyone wants to place orders, the company is:

Grippy Rubber Products
Shop 12
Kleins/Balmoral Roads
Northmead NSW 2152
Australia
Tel (02) 9683 3407
Fax (02) 9890 8023

I wonder whether the club should consider these people for the remanufacture of unavailable items?

The same member was asking me about the availability of side window rubbers for coupes. I think this subject came up recently, but not being a coupe owner, I wasn't paying attention. Can anybody give me some information on availability to pass along.

Russ Maddock
Brisbane, Australia


From: TMo5018257@aol.com
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 07:09:21 EST
Subject: [imps] Re: Coupe rubbers

Hi Russ,

Thanks for the info about Coupe screen rubbers.

I have been looking into getting them remanufactured in this country (UK) for the Imp Club, but to date most people have been either uninterested or their prices too high.

I will contact them myself to see if they could supply us here, as we are in desparate need of replacements here (they all bloody leak!). I wonder if they could do quater-light rubber seals too......

Thanks again,
Tim Morgan


Date: Wed, 25 Nov 1998 13:44:28 +1100
From: Tim Haynes
Subject: [imps] Re: Coupe rubbers

Grippy Rubber is just around the corner from me and I have been in looking for rubbers for my Imps and they were very helpful. They have told me that if We had enough pre-sales then there would be no tooling cost !
If I can help anyone by personally visiting them please let me know.

Best Wishes
Tim Haynes


Date: Wed, 25 Nov 1998 13:53:33 +1100
From: Tim Haynes
Subject: [imps] Re: Coupe rubbers

I did ask about quater light (opening) rubbers and the told me about one other car they do is made up of two diffrent extrusions that you joined, and told me to bring in a sample, I just havent got around to it yet as I have to remove a sample !

Tim Haynes


From: TMo5018257@aol.com
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 12:33:59 EST
Subject: [imps] Re: Coupe rubbers

Hi Tim (Haynes),

I have written to Grippy (hmm you should have seen the woman's face in the Post Office when I posted a letter addressed to the 'Grippy Rubber Company').

As I have said in the letter, I can supply samples of the rubbers needed, but having an enthusiast around the corner is a great asset (especially as I live about 2000 miles away!).

Thanks for the offer of help, and if I need to I'll contact you.
Thanks again,

Tim (Morgan)



Date: Thu, 26 Nov 1998 01:35:33 -0700
From: Dave Edge
Subject: [imps] Reflectors & rubbers

Hi all,

Winter time has come around again, whilst I am happy with the most of my seals I desperately need some front window seals, the blade ones that the glass slides against and some new felt bits for the window channels. Does anyone know of a good supplier for these and roughly how much do they cost.

Secondly I want a pair of new reflectors and rubber stops for my new cross member (soon to be a concourse item on my vehicle. Does anyone sell these.

Dave


From: TMo5018257@aol.com
Date: Thu, 26 Nov 1998 05:12:21 EST
Subject: [imps] Re: Reflectors & rubbers

Hi Dave,

Window channels etc are available from East Kent Trim Supplies who advertise in Practical Classics etc (01304 611681). Although you will probably have to go down there and sift through what they've got that matches yours. They do a catalogue too.

Rear reflectors - I've got a bucket load of those. Or do you want brand new, seeing as this is a concours attempt :-) Seriously is 50p each too much for those?

Cheers,
Tim