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by impster
Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Imp Rally - Possible sale
Replies: 4
Views: 3331

Re: Imp Rally - Possible sale

Hi Rod, Believe me, I wish I didn't have to, I have spent so much time and effort on making a good car better over the last season and was quite excited as to how good she felt the last time I was out. If there was anyway I could keep and run her I would! TBH I have someone interested who wants to d...
by impster
Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Imp Rally - Possible sale
Replies: 4
Views: 3331

Imp Rally - Possible sale

Due to many factors beyond my control I may regrettably have to put my rally Imp up for sale. Alot of time and money has been spent on this car and it runs and handles really well and is still in A1 condition. It has tarmac and gravel set ups and a few spares. At present I am guaging interest. I hav...
by impster
Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Woodbridge stages 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1737

Re: Woodbridge stages 2010

Cheers Aled!

He wasn't at all happy, in fact he was all over me after we passed him until we got to the tight bits!! I had to back off a few times when he should have let me pass!
by impster
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Woodbridge stages 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1737

Re: Woodbridge stages 2010

Cheers Andy, I have another Stage hunting down a Mini Marcos 1293 which I will add when I get a chance, they take a while to make up and load to You Tube!
by impster
Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Woodbridge stages 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1737

Woodbridge stages 2010

For a bit of fun, tackled the Woodbridge stages yesterday, conditions were damp/drying and then pouring down, this is stage 5 and it gets interesting half way through with a Mk1 2ltr Escort running slicks!

by impster
Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Brands yesterday
Replies: 0
Views: 1496

Brands yesterday

I happened to be at Brands yesterday as my son was practicing on the kart track ready for a race today. Anyway, they gave me free passes and that meant after the session i could walk over to the grandstand and watch the racing and bingo, the Imps were just coming out, i stood near paddock and it was...
by impster
Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bevan replica debut- video
Replies: 18
Views: 3526

Re: Bevan replica debut- video

Great!

As said, that Capri was rapid!!
by impster
Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rally Isle of Man - in car
Replies: 5
Views: 2956

Re: Rally Isle of Man - in car

Plans for the rest of the season are very iffy due to funds, I just seem to be throwing money at it every event and its taking its toll! Here's a couple of photos just before going to scrutineering, put the lamps on for Castletown......didn't make it that far though!! http://i524.photobucket.com/alb...
by impster
Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rally Isle of Man - in car
Replies: 5
Views: 2956

Re: Rally Isle of Man - in car

It's on my list of things to do......along with a dozen others!!
by impster
Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rally Isle of Man - in car
Replies: 5
Views: 2956

Rally Isle of Man - in car

Stages 1 and part of 2.





We should have filmed the first stge on day 2, we were more commited, still plenty of time yet.
by impster
Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Inner drive shafts
Replies: 16
Views: 3132

Re: Inner drive shafts

Thanks for the advice and discussion on here, maybe the inner drive shafts are meant to break instead of wrecking anything else inside the box......just a thought!

Yes Malc you have sent me some!! Thanks :mrgreen:
by impster
Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Isle of Man Rally
Replies: 3
Views: 1543

Re: Isle of Man Rally

The stages did not suit the Imps, they were too bumpy or open and flowing, still fun all the same.

2nd Stage of first closed road event. Car was overheating badly so had to back off when temp was up and missed all gears out of a hairpin right!

by impster
Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Inner drive shafts
Replies: 16
Views: 3132

Inner drive shafts

Does anyone know if NEW or strengthened ones are available as I have snapped one pulling away?

Many thanks
by impster
Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Air box
Replies: 4
Views: 1701

Re: Air box

I am using short 14mm rampipes which gives me about 35mm clearance above and running a cold air system with a BMC air filter box. Set the car up yesterday and took her out, revs really cleanly right through the rev range but the best check will be next event. This box took alot of time and effort an...
by impster
Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Air box
Replies: 4
Views: 1701

Air box

Just designed a new airbox to run with twin 40's. Will run with other twin carbs, just means setting the base plate out differently. Made the base model out of timber/filler then used an ABS plastic former to take a 'cast' of the shape in two pieces to bolt together to make the mold. Then had the fi...
by impster
Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rally Imps
Replies: 73
Views: 79471

Re: Rally Imps

Hi Pete,

Thanks for your response......we are hoping to, it's all down to whether te car is fixed!!!

Will keep it posted on here.....found lots of problems, PM me for details if you like!

Impster
by impster
Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rally Imps
Replies: 73
Views: 79471

Re: Rally Imps

We all had cooling problems, mine started about 1 mile into stage 1 hence the reason we were so far off the pace, car was misfiring, throttle jammed on at 4000rpm and temp was up to and sometimes crept over 100 hence we just couldn't continue after stage 2. I had my foot the floor in second and coul...
by impster
Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Manifolds
Replies: 13
Views: 3157

Re: Manifolds

Haven't got that far yet, I think i'm going to give it a go, they are brand new £600 all in. I think that's a bargain considering i have seen second hand Janspeeds going for more!

There may be more available, PM me and I'll pass you the details!
by impster
Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Manifolds
Replies: 13
Views: 3157

Re: Manifolds

I can see how you thought that, but no, they are the same.

I am concerned about where the two initial paipes meet the secondary and again the secondary to the final, they just seem a little short and not flowing and I wonder what effect this would have?

Thanks
by impster
Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Manifolds
Replies: 13
Views: 3157

Re: Manifolds

Under negotiation at the moment, there may be more of these available!
by impster
Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Manifolds
Replies: 13
Views: 3157

Manifolds

I have been offered one of these manifolds at a reasonable price for my rally Imp but wanted to see some of your worthy opinions before I decide to part with my cash, can anyone see anything that will hold the engine back or not let it breath properly, or anything else come to that? http://i524.phot...
by impster
Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: South Down Stages, Goodwood 6.2.10
Replies: 16
Views: 3430

Re: South Down Stages, Goodwood 6.2.10

Some more photos.........out of shape on page 43.

http://www.grahamrobins.net/photos/Sout ... es%202010/
by impster
Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rally Imps
Replies: 73
Views: 79471

Re: Rally Imps

This link shows Andrew Cowans Imp on the Mcrae Stages, posted last winter but still a great example. http://www.theimpclub.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=10974&p=96949&hilit=mcrae+stages#p96949 Also worth noting, the HRCR have signed a deal so that all rounds of BHRC are televised on MOTORS TV for 2010 ...
by impster
Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rally Imps
Replies: 73
Views: 79471

Re: Rally Imps

http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc322/mackyflapper/LongcrossAnniversarystages200909fir.jpg Anniversary Stages, first event, Longcross - September 2009 http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc322/mackyflapper/LynnCharityStages8Nov2009495.jpg http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc322/mackyflapper/Lynn...
by impster
Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: South Down Stages, Goodwood 6.2.10
Replies: 16
Views: 3430

Re: South Down Stages, Goodwood 6.2.10

Thanks for your kind remarks, video and photo, it was pretty slippery around that right hander at the start of the clip as you probably noticed! Sorry if I couldn't talk for long, felt someone wanted to chat to me or something needed doing every second, there was no resting on this event!! It feels ...
by impster
Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: South Down Stages, Goodwood 6.2.10
Replies: 16
Views: 3430

Re: South Down Stages, Goodwood 6.2.10

Thanks Gurns!

Looking at the Bulldog next......funds allowing........there's room for some sponsorship if anyone's interested???? LOL!!!

Results are up!

http://southdownsstages.co.uk/SouthDown ... esults.pdf
by impster
Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: South Down Stages, Goodwood 6.2.10
Replies: 16
Views: 3430

Re: South Down Stages, Goodwood 6.2.10

It was ran by Southsea and Bognor motor clubs! Fair amount of spectators turned out too!! A well run event and good fun, not really suited to a rally Imp being a race circuit so we went as hard as we dare from the off, through the tight bits she excelled but the long sweeping bends at high speed wer...
by impster
Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: South Down Stages, Goodwood 6.2.10
Replies: 16
Views: 3430

South Down Stages, Goodwood 6.2.10

Competed in the South down stages at Goodwood yesterday in the Historic class. Cars in our class were a Porsche 911, 2 x Escort Mk1 (2ltr) and a Riley Elf with Cooper S 1275 running gear. We got off to a flier and took 11 seconds out of the next quickest in our class on Stage 1 and it snowballed fro...
by impster
Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lynn Charity Stages
Replies: 45
Views: 12986

Re: Lynn Charity Stages

Cheers Mike, some really invaluable advice there! Would never have thought of yanking up the handbrake!!! Rather knock a dent out than replace a shock and manifold plus under body damage!!! Thanks for everyone's kind remarks and encouragement, it is really hard to look at your own efforts and reward...
by impster
Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lynn Charity Stages
Replies: 45
Views: 12986

Re: Lynn Charity Stages

Because of the lack of Horses, my thoughts are to carry as much speed as you can through the bends to help with next straight, it doesn't always work as she can come off cam and bog down, should really go for first in that situation, something i need to get the hang off without abusing it!!! Just ri...
by impster
Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lynn Charity Stages
Replies: 45
Views: 12986

Re: Lynn Charity Stages

Please send them over Mike, I can't use the same one twice so will store them up!!!! I was actually being sarcastic with my 'Excuses' , on looking at it again i thought we weren't far off the pace, so mildly satisfied......so far!!!!! We beat the yellow Sunbeam Lotus overall too! Roll on February!!!...
by impster
Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lynn Charity Stages
Replies: 45
Views: 12986

Re: Lynn Charity Stages

Here's a few clips of other cars to give a comparison, remember when watching these clips that these are modern cars with low profile tyres, modern suspension, power steering, and a minimum of 300cc more!

Does it sound like I am making excuses???



Enjoy!
by impster
Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lynn Charity Stages
Replies: 45
Views: 12986

Re: Lynn Charity Stages

There's only one way to find any of this out now then!!!

I hope Mike does a few rounds, he has alot more experience than me, I expect to be shown how its done!!!

Geoff doesn't do the tarmac rounds which is a shame!
by impster
Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lynn Charity Stages
Replies: 45
Views: 12986

Re: Lynn Charity Stages

I am a tad confused on the points issue here, not only that, but the B1 class with the Edgingtons and Taylor running will be a hard nut to crack, if Mike joins in too!!!? On top of this there are the likes of Paul mankin in his Cortina, Dessie Nutt in his Porsche and David Stokes in his Escort who a...
by impster
Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lynn Charity Stages
Replies: 45
Views: 12986

Re: Lynn Charity Stages

Have a look at this website. http://www.hrcr.co.uk/ It will tell you all you need to know, on the left you will see the BHRC Championship which gives you an idea of what cars, catergories etc. But over on the right there is a link to the vehicle spec's from the relevant years which is to be used in ...
by impster
Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lynn Charity Stages
Replies: 45
Views: 12986

Re: Lynn Charity Stages

I can assure you, it did feel alot quicker inside the car! I think i said earlier in this post, but when you watch it on the video it looks so much slower, what i might do is make up a small clip of the same run with various cars to give everyone an idea or feel for the Imp's speed against other wea...
by impster
Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lynn Charity Stages
Replies: 45
Views: 12986

Re: Lynn Charity Stages

Removable steering wheel, it's not come to that yet for me....yet!!!!! I like the sound of that though!!!! Door bars do make it a tad awkward, I have 34" inside leg so it's all a bit of a struggle and i sit reasonable close to the wheel, I like to have my arms slightly bent, I feel I can move them q...
by impster
Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lynn Charity Stages
Replies: 45
Views: 12986

Re: Lynn Charity Stages

3 bacon butty's and a litre of coffee should get me through the first couple of stages!!!! I like the fat bloke cornering braking excuse so i'm sticking with it!!!! That way I can eat and drink what I like!!! I have actually been ill since Friday and haven't been able to eat anything decent, it's su...
by impster
Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lynn Charity Stages
Replies: 45
Views: 12986

Re: Lynn Charity Stages

I agree, hours in the car make all the difference, I haven't driven on gravel yet either so that should be an eye opener! This conversation at the end of or even mid-way through next season should be very interesting!!! Going to Gaydon on the 16th for the HRCR openday to see whats on offer for 2010 ...