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by moose
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191322

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

i always fit the head gasket torque to 38 lbft. Run engine up to temperature and allow to cool and re-torque. Then run the car and anywhere between 100 and 500 miles check torque if you are nervous, checking at any mileage after it has been done is ok. I have never found i have had to re-torque, be ...
by moose
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191322

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

just try 60 kph to 10 kph 8 times and let cool down completely cold. Don't mess about brake hard and fast without locking apply the handbrake enough to make the rear brakes do more but do not lock it up. Do it in the direction of the 100 kph area after the eight stops carry on in direction of 100 kp...
by moose
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191322

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

There are two styles of early bearing the one in Andy's photo and another that has a carbon or graphite face on the bearing surface with the round lugs are full size like the imp original. You can remove metal from the bearing housing itself so less needs to be removed from the fork and you need to ...
by moose
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: Twin Strombergs for Sport engine
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: Twin Strombergs for Sport engine

depending on the elec ign system it has fitted i would look there for a fault first. Proper pertronix and luminition type elec systems are usually ok. If it is one of the cheaper brands then it will be poor especially if it has been bought on line already fitted into a new dizzy as the advance curve...
by moose
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: Twin Strombergs for Sport engine
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: Twin Strombergs for Sport engine

Hi Geoff. Welcome to the forum. I have a very good carb guy who has been trying to teach me the skills. He has drummed into me over many years that before you alter anything on a carb make sure the engine is in good condition, so good compression, valve clearances correct, ignition system producing ...
by moose
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: FFG 549D Rally car
Replies: 660
Views: 188465

Re: FFG 549D Rally car

The only ones i have had fail on competition cars are the round tube type. The failure mode is the rubber falling apart. The type with the plates have only let go due to being cut because driveshafts not radiused, standard bolts failing, high tensile allen bolts bending the driveshaft on the legs ar...
by moose
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191322

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

You look to have a basic coil on there and i assume an old stock lucas condenser? Close up the spark plug gap to 30 thou without changing anything else and see if it makes a difference.

Have you checked the valve clearances ?
by moose
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191322

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I meant they are old piston rings made in the old days. They may not be as accurately ground as more modern rings. So you have to machine to the old standards for them to work. So you may get more blow past to start with and they may take longer to bed in and when that is done they will not work as ...
by moose
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191322

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

So long as you do some bedding in the engine will be fine. Use of a running in oil rather than a more protective oil allows the rings to bed to the bores. What you have to remember you will have bored and honed to the old sizes and clearances to suit the old quality of oil etc you have used old pist...
by moose
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191322

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

After bringing the engine up to normalized coolant and oil temperature, put the engine under load. The cylinder pressure from 50 to 75 percent and eventually to 100 percent load will place additional pressure on the back side of the rings which will quickly establish the proper wear pattern for seat...
by moose
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 199
Views: 65313

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

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2018 will look through some more albums and see what i have
by moose
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 199
Views: 65313

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Nice write up Eric. Did i send you the pictures of you at Barbon? Barbon events are usually the first week end of June and first weekend of July. THE Harewood 2020 HILLCLIMB DATES ARE: 22nd March (Practice Day) 12th April 9th May, 10th May 6th June, 7th June 4th July, 5th July 1st August, 2nd August...
by moose
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Rather boring update .
Replies: 533
Views: 107875

Re: The Vusky. Bit of wiring

top work as ever there Dave.
by moose
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: FFG 549D Rally car
Replies: 660
Views: 188465

Re: FFG 549D Rally car

Not there yet with any costs, lots of testing to be done after i have identified the parts and bought them, it will probably be like most of the things i have developed for the rally car. Most people will say it is too expensive and high performance for their road car but the first rule of motorspor...
by moose
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191322

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Hi Oli. Yes i would lubricate the threads on head studs if you are using ARP studs and nuts they will come with a good lubricant. ARP lubricant can be bought on line there are others molybedium (not sure of the correct spelling) is used in most proper thread lubricants, on the ARP site there is good...
by moose
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191322

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Andy that is not how a spring washer locks. It is the spring trying to expand that applies a tension load on the stud/bolt. It is the tension or stretch of the bolt/stud that keeps things tight. Torque is the turning motion of the nut/bolt on the threads that is calculated to put set level of tensio...
by moose
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: FFG 549D Rally car
Replies: 660
Views: 188465

Re: FFG 549D Rally car

Cheers Andy. Forgot to add new Brake drums !
by moose
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: FFG 549D Rally car
Replies: 660
Views: 188465

Re: FFG 549D Rally car

just been having a think about all the parts i have developed for my rally car and can supply to people. Stronger clutch fork with roller release bearing Hydraulic Handbrake Brake shoes that work Improved gear linkage system X 2 types UJ conversion for Gear linkage Bias Pedal box High performance cl...
by moose
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191322

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I will not step on anyone's toes if somebody out there is doing a good job for impers and the club by providing re-furbished spare pumps i will just go down the route of better performance one for my rally car if it works and is reliable and whoever is doing pumps wants to use what i have discovered...
by moose
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191322

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

The pictures did not copy across otherwise it would have been more informative. The imp impeller is a semi closed type. I changed to italics and bold the section that states that an fully enclosed impeller is more efficient. I am now looking into the pump casing to impeller clearances to improve per...
by moose
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191322

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Impellers are available in three common designs, these are closed, semi-open and open. Open, Semi-Open and Closed Type Impellers Closed – closed type impellers have two shrouds. The vanes of the impeller are completely sandwiched between the two shrouds. This type of impeller is very efficient for p...
by moose
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191322

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

The big difference with the mintex Halo compound and the old VG95 is that once the Halo is bedded in correctly that is it, you should have better than road car brakes when cold and if you drive at rally speeds on the road (many think they can but actually cannot) they will not fade. The Vg95 you nee...
by moose
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191322

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

If the surface of the shoes doe not look shiny then you will probably be ok but my advice would be to rough them up and bed them in to heat treat the surface and down through the depth of the material. Worst thing that can happen is they improve. I am sorry if i did not supply the bedding info i usu...
by moose
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191322

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

What stops the castle nut from turning and releasing the torque until the split pin takes up the slack and prevents the nut from turning much further? I am talking competition use here but remember most competition items are developed to provide reliability which tends to make them more expensive bu...
by moose
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191322

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I have seen pictures from a Motor Sport site showing the springs mounted inside and outside. That is from some of my before and after pictures of customer cars that i have worked on and the site is still under development and explanations under all pictures is not there. As i explained to you in the...
by moose
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191322

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Hip problems and kids!
by moose
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191322

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Yes it is a possible way to do it keep adding advance until it pinks and then back off until you feel a drop in performance then advance up just to the point the performance picks up again i would use a marker pen on clamp plate to dizzy and mark the point of too much advance and then mark the point...
by moose
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191322

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Spot heat the casing on the diameter by the plug 12 oclock position this expands the ally in one place opening up the diameter in one position prevents heat transfer to the plug which starts to expand and tighten into the ally if you use the method of heating all around the dia of the ally. think of...
by moose
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191322

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

You need a timing light with a variable dial on it. Connect up to the car and read degrees at idle by turning dial on timing light to make the marks line up. lets say you have 3 degrees then set dial on timing light to 28 degree and rev engine to 4 k if the marks line up and the one on the crank doe...
by moose
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191322

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa



Do not listen to some on here rev it with no load it will be fine :lol:


seriously do not try this with your engine an unloaded rev up over half max rpm will be ok every now and then but buzzing to the max will not be good for a standard engine.
by moose
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191322

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Before blaming the carbs (oops too late) have you checked you have the correct ignition set up, forget all the numbers on the bodies of dizzy etc What is the max degrees above 4000 rpm ? If you have been religiously setting timing to the workshop manual setting at idle, vac advance pipe blanked blah...
by moose
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: lydden hill trackday
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Re: lydden hill trackday

Wish i lived closer i would come and have a look. Have fun Colin.
by moose
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191322

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

in the slot in the baseplate.
by moose
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191322

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

The 45D in your picture is a late imp one with the awful wedge in baseplate.

The plug leads i manufacture are 50 ohms or less.
by moose
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191322

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

I do not fancy the HT leads pointing skywards :( I can make you plug leads to suit your car no problem 90 degree on plug 90 degree on cap. Made from competition spec material (do not read that as not required for a road car as first and foremost in motorsport is reliability) 50 ohm resistance cable ...
by moose
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9647
Views: 1191322

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

There are good 43/45 distributors and bad. The good ones have a screw under the rotor arm holding the two shafts and a screw in baseplate. The bad ones can have a screw in baseplate but a plastic top hat arrangement to keep the shafts together and even worse one is the original fitment to the later ...