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by greenbeast
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: National 2019 - Area centre needs
Replies: 19
Views: 2804

Re: National 2019 - Area centre needs

Hampshire AC: 3 tents, 1 motorhome and a 3m x 3m gazebo

Sorry we're slow off the mark! :oops:
by greenbeast
Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Camshaft capers
Replies: 5
Views: 4176

Re: Camshaft capers

According to Lotus-e-Clan's famous table (see viewtopic.php?f=6&t=30417) your dynamic CR just went from 7.45 down to 7.15 with that cam, and valve overlap, change.

I'm guessing that would do it. Or undo it. :)
by greenbeast
Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: South Coast Imp Meet
Replies: 9
Views: 4501

Re: South Coast Imp Meet

I would think it best to go with the flow. If Mark can get a group of young guns together and then they find they mostly come from Poole, I suppose the venue might drift back westward. But it sounds like a need is being met, a void is being filled. :) Thursdays are a difficult night for me though - ...
by greenbeast
Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: South Coast Imp Meet
Replies: 9
Views: 4501

Re: South Coast Imp Meet

Since the boundary changes, it looks like the St Leonards Hotel is in Dorset - it's JUST over the border. I'm still wincing from the day that the Hants Grand National at Matchams - the biggest MotoX date in the local calendar - was suddenly taking place in Dorset. :o Matchams is practically next doo...
by greenbeast
Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: FFG 549D Rally car
Replies: 660
Views: 187833

Re: FFG 549D Rally car

Well done indeed! Good show. :)
by greenbeast
Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Giles' Mk1 Saloon 'BRU'
Replies: 87
Views: 28340

Re: Giles' Mk1 Saloon 'BRU'

Giles

Very good to hear that your Imp experience will continue - always great to see such a nice car being used so purposely! :D

Jon
by greenbeast
Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Imp 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 12906

Re: Imp 2016

And my wife was asked to book next year's leave only yesterday - so perfect timing and thank you very much Graham. :D
by greenbeast
Sat May 09, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: IRISH EXPERIENCE 3 21st-25th MAY
Replies: 54
Views: 17968

Re: IRISH EXPERIENCE 3 21st-25th MAY

We went from Belfast to Coleraine a month ago (in a hire car). If it's sunny, definitely recommend going via the A2 coast road, it's exceptional. The sea was turquoise.

And take your National Trust membership cards.

Perfect Imp territory. :)
by greenbeast
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC Race Series 2015
Replies: 109
Views: 53469

Re: HSCC Race Series 2015

It also strikes me that, with a nod to all the carnage and to chocolate teapots, if you raise the power output by 200%, you still have to control the extra forces within the same Easter egg. Seasonal metaphor :D
by greenbeast
Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC Race Series 2015
Replies: 109
Views: 53469

Re: HSCC Race Series 2015

http://vid1014.photobucket.com/albums/a ... 172025.mp4

Race 1 red flagged. Colin had pulled off just by the chicane. A puff of smoke told a tale - not a good one though. :(

Oh, and the doughnuts - that was Tiff :)
by greenbeast
Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC Race Series 2015
Replies: 109
Views: 53469

Re: HSCC Race Series 2015

http://vid1014.photobucket.com/albums/a ... 171227.mp4

Action from Race 1 - coming out of Club corner.
by greenbeast
Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC Race Series 2015
Replies: 109
Views: 53469

Re: HSCC Race Series 2015

A typical cold and blowy Thruxton on Saturday - it is, after all, an airfield circuit. For quali I was over at Campbell, the first part of the 'complex', my favourite spot of old. It's also as far as Shaun got on the first lap. I suggested to Simon that it was scarey there but he said, no, it's scar...
by greenbeast
Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Rawlson spaceframe
Replies: 28
Views: 7994

Re: Rawlson spaceframe

Brazing or bronze welding is the way to go so as not to make the metal next to the 'weld' brittle and crack prone. Received wisdom - but from an experienced fabricator. Others must have a view... Col? Stuart? Ok, received OLD wisdom. I had a chat with a mate who builds oil refineries... The jist of...
by greenbeast
Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois
Replies: 1114
Views: 514060

Re: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois

Do the pictures show the very worst points? After all... Glen said that they were the best Imp doors he'd seen for a long time. :?
by greenbeast
Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Rawlson spaceframe
Replies: 28
Views: 7994

Re: Rawlson spaceframe

Brazing or bronze welding is the way to go so as not to make the metal next to the 'weld' brittle and crack prone. Received wisdom - but from an experienced fabricator.

Others must have a view... Col? Stuart?
by greenbeast
Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: National big thanks
Replies: 53
Views: 32184

Re: National big thanks

Amazed at how much work it must have taken to make it look that easy. Well done the team!

Had a great time - just needed another couple of days to get round to meeting all the people I wanted to see.

Good run back - knackered now. :-)
by greenbeast
Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: New Project !
Replies: 47
Views: 17746

Re: New Project !

brakedisc wrote:For a new build the blue book says 45mm x 2.5 for hoop, front legs , rear braces, diagonal and door bars.
Excellent. Thanks
by greenbeast
Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: New Project !
Replies: 47
Views: 17746

Re: New Project !

colin rooney wrote:As for the cage yes its 50mm rear hoop and the rest is 45mm cage was made by fabricage
And thank you too Col. That's pleasantly beefy - presumably in excess of current Blue Book standard (which I don't know but am guessing 48/38 mm).
by greenbeast
Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: New Project !
Replies: 47
Views: 17746

Re: New Project !

Ah, Gulf - can see it now. Might need a splash of orange somewhere... :D

And the tech question; is that a 2" roll bar with the other tubes in 1 1/2"? I don't know the detail of the current regs past assuming there's also door bars.

Thanks
by greenbeast
Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Imp project part 2 - collected
Replies: 26
Views: 6283

Re: Imp project part 2 - collected

You can still have dish and standard arches, you can run 8s at the front and in that picture they are 8.5s on the back! Its all about your offsets 8) Yes, and screw on arches don't have to look that bad!!!! And there's still a lot of lip dressing to do under there if you put on wide wheels but with...
by greenbeast
Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spaceframe Imps
Replies: 1340
Views: 915268

Re: Spaceframe Imps

stuartbrownsey wrote: A glimpse of our car
Well, you said that in pictures - and more.

Lovely !!!
by greenbeast
Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Ruben wants his turn
Replies: 445
Views: 144212

Re: Ruben comes home, to live with roary again!

Excellent news Jeff.

Good to have a a base and stability for all your little ones...

:) Jon
by greenbeast
Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Goodwood Revival
Replies: 4
Views: 2817

Re: Goodwood Revival

And there were four or five nice Imps in the 'over the road' classic car park on the Friday (see detail below), plus mine in the main carpark - quite a good showing in the end. Brandon Barnes came fourth in the Sunday running of the Settrington Cup race and missed first overall by the merest smidgeo...
by greenbeast
Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Ginetta G15 SC and imp stories
Replies: 352
Views: 124081

Re: Ginetta, G15 currently not turbod aka normally spasparra

I like the black Loctite 5910 RTV that you can get from Halfords. I used it in place of a sump gasket once and it didn't leak a drop. Works well with gaskets too. :D Not got the hang of sealing the rear main bearing cap with RTV yet though... I'm in the same place. This RTV silicon works well with ...
by greenbeast
Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Sherborne July 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1666

Re: Sherborne July 2013

Drew

I'm asking the Hampshire crowd now - which means you won't quite have an answer inside your timeframe.

I presume some of the Bristol lot are going again?

Cheers
by greenbeast
Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Dom's Subeam Stiletto Resto!
Replies: 504
Views: 125070

Re: Dom's Stiletto Resto (PASSED MY TEST!)

Well done!! I could say 'got there in the end' but we all know you just got to the real start gate and now you start driving in the real world with all that fine-tuning of your skills and senses that come with experience.

Enjoy your miles! :D
by greenbeast
Mon May 27, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Dom's Subeam Stiletto Resto!
Replies: 504
Views: 125070

Re: Dom's Sunbeam Stiletto Resto

pubcrawler wrote:As some consolation it probably looks worse than it is :wink:
I hope so 'cos from here it looks B awful - a bit like something that wasn't welded on where it should have been. Maybe it's just the angle?

Sympathy anyway, impetuous youth. :)
by greenbeast
Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Dom's Subeam Stiletto Resto!
Replies: 504
Views: 125070

Re: Dom's Sunbeam Stiletto Resto, Head gone, again...

Welcome to the wonderful world of knackered old Imp engines. The saving grace is that they can be very reliable - eventually.

And you don't need luck on Tuesday, just stay cool and show 'em what you know. You'll be good to rip off those L plates by Tuesday evening! :D

Cheers
by greenbeast
Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Dom's Subeam Stiletto Resto!
Replies: 504
Views: 125070

Re: Dom's Sunbeam Stiletto Resto Head Gasket gone.

Hi Dom Re the dizzy, the obvious thing is that they only line up one way. Although they look like they'll line up 180 degrees out, they don't - so try turning the shaft round 180 degrees and see if it will engage properly with the slot in the drive. You need to wiggle the rotor back and forth a bit ...
by greenbeast
Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Dom's Subeam Stiletto Resto!
Replies: 504
Views: 125070

Re: Dom's Sunbeam Stiletto Resto Head Gasket gone.

617sqn wrote: Not only is there two "L's" in April

Andy G. Image
Not only ARE there two Ls... What kind of an example are you setting for the boy Andy? :lol: :lol:

A pity about the HG, but better now than later.
by greenbeast
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: GOODWOOD REVIVAL ANYONE?
Replies: 7
Views: 2643

Re: GOODWOOD REVIVAL ANYONE?

Well done - it's a good spot.

I'll be there on the Friday - but will spend all day 'across the road' so I'll be in the pre 73 car park.

I can't tell you yet which day I'll go in and watch the racing, but I can join you on either the Sat or Sunday (usually it's the Sunday)

Thanks for arranging.

Jon
by greenbeast
Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Goodwood
Replies: 14
Views: 5674

Re: Goodwood

Official camping is much closer than the horse racing course for Revival.

http://www.goodwood.co.uk/revival/stayi ... mping.aspx Someone said it wasn't cheap though.

Camping for FoS should be somewhere different as the venue is different (the house).
by greenbeast
Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Goodwood
Replies: 14
Views: 5674

Re: Goodwood

Vintage funfair. Live - and very good - 50s music. Stands. Stalls. etc etc. All that stuff is outside the circuit - alongside the free classic carpark. A massive car show, at IM says. This year I spent all day there on the Friday with another Imper. Fabulous day for the cost of gallon of petrol and...
by greenbeast
Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Goodwood
Replies: 14
Views: 5674

Re: Goodwood

Festival of speed is held at the house. Lots of very exotic machinery to see. Possibly only 10% of the competitors on the hillclimb are actually trying - it's more of a demonstration. The F1 cars there are last year's at best, though the F1 drivers are not. Best you get out of them is a doughnut at ...
by greenbeast
Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pele - 1976 Imp Basic
Replies: 130
Views: 34872

Re: Pele - 1976 Imp Basic

Favourable first impressions of the Camacs is really good to hear - I'm sure I`m not the only one looking forward to a long-term report. Toyo Proxes certainly hang on well but so much that they stop me slinging it round on the handbrake as I always could with the old 12" Rally Specials.
by greenbeast
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pele - 1976 Imp Basic
Replies: 130
Views: 34872

Re: Pele - 1976 Imp Basic

Juicy! I imagine they look good enough in the flesh that you're having to resist the temptation to get down and lick them. :wink:

But what of the anonymous rubber? Have you finally fitted the Camacs? Sounds like it.
by greenbeast
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Ruben wants his turn
Replies: 445
Views: 144212

Re: Rubens body is finished

I like your thinking! :)
by greenbeast
Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Classics @ The Castle
Replies: 49
Views: 10182

Re: Classics @ The Castle

Image

Ah yes, there it is. The F40 is further down to the right. :wink:
by greenbeast
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Classics @ The Castle
Replies: 49
Views: 10182

Re: Classics @ The Castle

Yes, I do mean 3675 VT.

I found a lot of pictures of an F40 on my phone where the Imp should have been.

What's wrong with me!?

We keenly await Photobucket's co-operation.
by greenbeast
Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Classics @ The Castle
Replies: 49
Views: 10182

Re: Classics @ The Castle

As you can see, the weather kept changing but it turned into a beautiful sunny eve so the run home was good. It was a big show with one field for the club stands and another for individuals - where there was a very well preserved grey '63 Imp. Really nice original condition! Of course I haven't got ...