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by rootes
Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 119843

Re: VAK The rebuild continues

Hi Scott, goo to see the car being looked after. Paul I'd not call them bodges, flywheel just one of those things, gudgeon pin a simple mistake, the sport valves should have cleared the cut outs but for some reason they didn't. Apparently it all ran and performed well just shows how easy its to get ...
by rootes
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: WICKED WELSH 2012 DATES CONFIRMED
Replies: 233
Views: 43109

Re: WICKED WELSH 2012 DATES CONFIRMED

first WWW is years - top job as always by the Gurns and great to catchup with people not seen for ages as well.

Fanatastic run of 100 'welsh' miles as well!

Si

ps no I'm not planning to buy an imp or imp based vehicle!
by rootes
Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Model and Scale Imps / Imp Based Talk
Topic: Vangaurds VA026000R
Replies: 7
Views: 3843

Re: Vangaurds VA026000R

yer i know they normally come with them, but this i seem to remember did not as it was basic imp + window box + one of the first they did. Just wanted to advertise it right.

Rich,

Yep mostly models - been selling them off - have a pucker Dinky one inc suitcase etc

Si
by rootes
Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Model and Scale Imps / Imp Based Talk
Topic: Vangaurds VA026000R
Replies: 7
Views: 3843

Vangaurds VA026000R

Dis these Vanguards come with the littl tax disc and wing mirrors?

I think not but just want to confirm?


Image

For sale if anyone is looking for one - drop me a PM
by rootes
Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Trails
Replies: 4
Views: 2428

Trails

Dick in is imp at hungry hill

Image

report here:

http://www.fdmc.org.uk/pct2010repa.php
by rootes
Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Chris' Clan New dash
Replies: 192
Views: 69917

Re: Chris' Clan - Update, bit of damage.

Chris, I have a brand new metro door handle... not sure if they are handed... but if you send me a sae padded bag I'll put it in the post to you.
by rootes
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 155081

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

FDMC Autosolo - first one in March

Regs - cheap easy to enter motorsport
http://www.fdmc.org.uk/FDMCmarchsolo2010regs.pdf

would be nice to see an imp on some of them
by rootes
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Competition Clans
Replies: 22
Views: 5482

Re: Competition Clans

not sure what happen to VAK a scottish chap bought it - he did a few hillclimbs then sold it to another scot who also owned a G15...
by rootes
Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Actuarius Impetus has a new toy!!
Replies: 26
Views: 6530

Re: Actuarius Impetus has a new toy!!

rich,

what the hell are you doing! did that imp addiction therapy wear off ;-)

Si
by rootes
Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 155081

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

ChrisBenoy wrote: Done 6 solos this year without seeing anything else imp based which is a little bit disappointing considering how cheap and how fun it all is.
too true - top marks for getting out the chris! real shame no imps all year
by rootes
Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: IMPulse09 The Event for keeping the Imp alive 6th-10th August 2009
Topic: Impulse '09 appreciation thread
Replies: 31
Views: 4422

Re: Impulse '09 appreciation thread

i only cycled across on the Sunday for a few hours, but looked a great event with a good turn out..

though was a little concerned that Mr Andersons police uniform trousers were held on with velcro and would be whipped off during the prize giving.. thankfully they were not :lol:
by rootes
Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 155081

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

benwick3 wrote:I'm surprised by the lack of Impers involved in this low cost entry into Motorsport.

Pete Richards
i'm not lol :roll:
by rootes
Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 155081

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

well seems like Chris in the only / one of few out their using imp power on Solo's - Chris was out at last sundays FDMC Summer Solo

where are the rest of you? solo are great fun, and not hard on cars.....
by rootes
Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois
Replies: 1114
Views: 518664

Re: ManiacImp - 4 April 2009 - Fuel system okay?

PC680 battery in my car from Powervamp. started no problem last week after being unused (read not even trickle charged) for 5 months over winter. think Eric uses one in his hillclimb/sprint clan the same, which is where i copied the idea :wink: Cheers Brian yep they are great batteries I had one in...
by rootes
Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 155081

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

When I got home I honestly thought i'd come last (didnt bother looking at the board when I was there due to the aborted first run and poor driving in the second.) but seeing the results now i'm much happier, came 3rd from last =p More to the point in my last run when I'd gotten used to the format a...
by rootes
Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 155081

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

picture of Chris Benoy in his Clan

http://www.fdmc.org.uk/marchsolo2009repb.php

finished depsite snapping and having to repalce his throttle cable - did one round on 1/2 throttle!
by rootes
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan - With Spoiler or Without??
Replies: 20
Views: 5468

Re: Clan - With Spoiler or Without??

Having said that I get so many thumbs up from young dudes they must think moderns are comparatively ugly. Where did you get yours BTW? I had to let some young ricer racers hav ea look at mine in a petrol station in Bracknell to let them see for themselves the plywood! they did not believe me that i...
by rootes
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan - With Spoiler or Without??
Replies: 20
Views: 5468

Re: Clan - With Spoiler or Without??

either clans is fugly with or wihout :lol:

Si

ps seriously - with - it will be better at speed and crosswind!
by rootes
Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Injected Imp engine - what motorsport ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3395

Re: Injected Imp engine - what motorsport ?

autosolo, sprint, hillclimb etc
by rootes
Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Rolling Road Event Pics and Vids
Replies: 15
Views: 22903

Re: Rolling Road Event Pics and Vids

super66 wrote:where was this rolling road session held? i'm looking at having mine set up but not too sure where to take it, any ideas?
Bradley's Garage - Shipton Under Wychwood, nr Burford, Oxfordshire.

Andrew Bradley who runs the garage is a top chap.

Si
by rootes
Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 290203

Re: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N

also for lots of local non HSA speed events to look out for.

Si
by rootes
Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Album on air again
Replies: 1
Views: 1278

Re: Album on air again

by rootes
Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: ** PLEASE READ ** - Rules + Notes + Help using the Forum
Topic: Gallery Sorting
Replies: 0
Views: 4510

Re: Gallery Sorting

bump
by rootes
Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois
Replies: 1114
Views: 518664

Re: ManiacImp - August 2008 - Imp '08, etc.

Other plans for the wee beastie, in no particular order... * Bare metal underneath, treat rust/ weld in new metal and repaint * Sort out engine oil leak. Thought I'd done it but it's still leaking. :roll: * Clean and prepare whole car! :wink: * Electric water pump (Johnson) fit. * Laminova oil cool...
by rootes
Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: decision made, and a couple of questions
Replies: 25
Views: 7684

Re: decision made, and a couple of questions

Were going to the motorsport weekend at Brands in a couple of weeks to see if we can pick up a copy of the blue book and talk to a few people, get ideas etc. Colin MSA licenses run from 1st Jan to 31st December.. if you apply now you will get the 2008 blue book and little for your money - so you ne...
by rootes
Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:23 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Wheel Studs: Longer ones required
Replies: 6
Views: 2324

Re: Wheel Studs: Longer ones required

as well you having to drill out the stud holes in the hubs to suit the bigger spline of the escort studs - depending on the length of that splne you may have to relieve the holes in the brake drums as well to clear.

Si
by rootes
Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: decision made, and a couple of questions
Replies: 25
Views: 7684

Re: decision made, and a couple of questions

onomatopoeia wrote:
all the non-roadgoing classes require MSA logbooks (which almost never get looked at).
'unless presented in road going and legal form'

that still apply?
by rootes
Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: decision made, and a couple of questions
Replies: 25
Views: 7684

Re: decision made, and a couple of questions

Hi, thanks for all your replies, sorry forgot to say it was my Chamois that we're going to sprint. I'll look into putting something on the bumper bracket to see if its upto a tow hook. My Sparco seat is about 5 years old and perfectly functional, no damage etc. My roll cage is a rollcentre cage wit...
by rootes
Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1327295

Re: Noddys motors

impmann wrote:/\Damn... so a licenced copy of the Vusky isn't allowed, then? :wink:
but a Huskan

would be fine...
by rootes
Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: Silicone Engine Bay Hoses
Replies: 82
Views: 81751

Re: Silicone Engine Bay Hoses

Prometheus wrote: Perhaps this new supplier would be interested in doing a deal on a group buy?
with the risk of people not buying when they say they would a cash up front group buy is the only way to do these things...

worked for the nut packs

minimises risk of stock sitting around
by rootes
Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Where are they now
Topic: 1975 Imps?
Replies: 11
Views: 1954

Re: 1975 Imps?

impmann wrote:I've owned a few...
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

understa.....
by rootes
Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Imp in FDMC Sprint
Replies: 0
Views: 1656

Imp in FDMC Sprint

see Bob Hoare (original owner of my old sport!)

has enter a chammy in the FDMC sprint royale

http://www.farnboroughdmc.org.uk/SR2008 ... 29Sept.xls
by rootes
Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dyno print out from New Zealand
Replies: 41
Views: 19990

Re: Dyno print out from New Zealand

ImpManiac wrote:
My 930cc Sunbeam motor does not sound classically like an Imp, I'd say.
IM 8)

thats because it needs tuning! did you ever balance those carbs?
by rootes
Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: Dip stick felt washer - can you buy?
Replies: 7
Views: 6913

Re: Dip stick felt washer - can you buy?

probably,


but if you go to a hardware store, diy or hobby store the little felt dremmel polishing bobs can be used..

or the little fuzzy discs you can get to stop objects marking tables work
by rootes
Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: roadgoing production cars (hillclimb)
Replies: 24
Views: 5181

Re: roadgoing production cars (hillclimb)

Not strictly true Si, if your placed in a higher group your car should meet the regulations for that group however most events don't enforce that ruling. In mod prod that would mean a laminated screen, 4 point harnesses and a cage as well as a MSA log book, regardless of its roadgoing status. Keith...
by rootes
Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: roadgoing production cars (hillclimb)
Replies: 24
Views: 5181

Re: roadgoing production cars (hillclimb)

Looking at a local hillclimb championship and hoping to run in road going but suspect I'll be bumped to Modified Production Saloons up to 1400cc in the Imp, that will mean getting a logbook and running against stripped out non road going M**** and the like. .[/quote] you don't have to have a log bo...
by rootes
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Finmere AutoSolo Regulations - Entry
Replies: 2
Views: 1612

Re: Finmere AutoSolo Regulations - Entry

skamanfrank wrote:I'll have me a bit of that I think! Bit of a trek from Swansea mind, but could perhaps tie it in with a trip home

one on the same day I southsea nr portsmouth