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Vey clean little Imp, for sale in SoCal...

Discussion in 'Huskies, Imps, Rapiers, Fastbacks, etc.' started by puff4, Feb 8, 2021.

  1. puff4

    puff4 Gold Level Sponsor

  2. bobbo

    bobbo Gold Level Sponsor

    Front end shot, sure reminds me of my 64 Corvair back in the day.
     
  3. puff4

    puff4 Gold Level Sponsor

    Yeah, Imps are a real cross between a Mini, Corvair and Porsche in my opinion... and they are hellaciously fast on the race circuit.
     
  4. phyrman

    phyrman SAOCA Secretary Diamond Level Sponsor

    I sold one to a guy in Monrovia many years back......... I wonder.........
     
  5. husky drvr

    husky drvr Platinum Level Sponsor

    Appears to be a very nice example.
     
  6. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Be good to fit rings instead of a head gasket... Those have a worse habbit of failing than standard alloy head rootes motors.
     
  7. ozzie alpine

    ozzie alpine Bronze Level Sponsor

    Wills rings aren't fitted to a "standard" Imp engine as the rings will dig in to the aluminium casting around the liners (liners are cast into the block), but it is common practice for engines where the liners have been completed removed and replaced with fully steel "wet" liners (ie to get 998cc and above). Imps do have a reputation for blowing head gaskets but if they are put together properly, retorqued carefully and, most importantly, don't overheat, then a gasket is fine; there are some high quality ones available these days which makes a difference.
    I've got two highly strung wet-liner imp engines, an old one with rings but the newer "race" one uses a gasket and its been fine, despite being regularly thrashed!

    Thats a nice little Imp, I love the way its described as : Size: sub-compact!
     

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