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by Rod
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Historic Lombard event
Replies: 5
Views: 2293

Re: Historic Lombard event

A tremendous event. I was manning the Passage Control at Colyford Filling Station and had a great time. Privileged to meet Bob Chapman, Dai Llewelyn who assured me he was Hannu Mikkola because that's what it said on the car.... err had to tell him he was Walter Rohrl because that's what it actually ...
by Rod
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Caerwent stages
Replies: 4
Views: 2545

Re: Caerwent stages

Oh dear Mike, that's a shame. Will the car be ready for the Solway?
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by Rod
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)
Replies: 232
Views: 174699

Re: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)

So Mike, when are you going to do it in your rally car?

Great report, pity about the gearbox, sounds as though everything else was running well and Geoff on his way to a good placing in the "Old Stager" championship group.

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by Rod
Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)
Replies: 232
Views: 174699

Re: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)

Nothing to do with the Imp's renowned ability to stick to the road? Just asking...

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by Rod
Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)
Replies: 232
Views: 174699

Re: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)

Blimey Mike, how do know where you're going without arrows? :o

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by Rod
Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Historic Stage Rallies All queries on eligibility please
Replies: 42
Views: 33355

Re: Historic Stage Rallies All queries on eligibility please

Does anyone know if anyone rallied a Clan with the Viva disc brake conversion on the front, in the post historic period. My Dad's old 73 rally Clan is sat there doing nothing and its pretty much to Rally spec (Luff shell), 998, twin webbers, R21 cam, reg pattern head, front rad, monte springs, stre...
by Rod
Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)
Replies: 232
Views: 174699

Re: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)

Great stuff Nigel, the camera makes an excellent Rev Counter "tell tale"! When I did the Cambrian, blimey nearly 30 years ago, in a Lada the Orme was great, we actually caught a Saab. Penmachno was a nightmare, just getting dark, freezing hard and the feeling that if you went off you wouldn't stop t...
by Rod
Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)
Replies: 232
Views: 174699

Re: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)

Just to reiterate what Nigel has said, we need more Imps out on the Stages. As a Category 1 car a well prepared and driven Imp has an outside chance of a category win. It was not unknown back in the day for Imps to win an event outright, my first stage event back in 1974 was won by an Imp. Bear in m...
by Rod
Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Historic Stage Rallies All queries on eligibility please
Replies: 42
Views: 33355

Re: Historic Stage Rallies All queries on eligibility please

The engine bay photo on the hrct website shows just a rear header tank with no rear rad. so that would seem a good indication. The Rally Imp homologation has provision for just a small supplementary rad at the front so early works cars would have presumably retained the rear rad. The onus is on whet...
by Rod
Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Historic Stage Rallies All queries on eligibility please
Replies: 42
Views: 33355

Re: Historic Stage Rallies

Hi, I keep making the point, we need someone to write a full history of the Rootes/Chrysler/Talbot Comps. dept. Is there no one out there?

Good to see you on the Imp forum Tony.
by Rod
Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)
Replies: 232
Views: 174699

Avenger v. Imp? Bear in mind the point of building the Imp that appeared in the CCC article mentioned was in part because the comps. dept & Colin himself had a sneaking suspicion that under certain circumstances Colin Malkin could pedal one quicker than an Avenger. I had an Avenger Rally Car for a w...