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by pimpdriver
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

The big thing with engine swaps in Hillclimbing and sprinting is it automatically moves you into Sports Libre class, and you won't win without huge power & huge downforce. I don't like engine swaps, an Imp should have an Imp engine, I won't even use a 930 block in a competition car because its not a...
by pimpdriver
Thu May 30, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Update time – new problems to contend with. Prescott 27/28 April 2019 The weather was dry but cold at times and this was the first event at the track for the year, the tarmac didn’t seem too grippy. I had trouble in practice, getting my start times down to what I normally do, and not many records we...
by pimpdriver
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Also it is interesting to see the 64 foot times, it shows what difference track preparation plays in drag racing I suppose. John, I am really pleased with the consistency i'm getting with the 0-64 foot times. Of the three runs I managed a 2.13, 2.10 and my best was 2.04 secs. A few meetings ago, at...
by pimpdriver
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Not had the selector shaft problem but did do the zip on my race suits at the Top Gear Show at Silverstone many years ago. Luckily at that time I got my race suits from Jaybrand at Peterborough and it was just a trip on Monday to get a new one fitted. I don't expect any of the suppliers provide tha...
by pimpdriver
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

A great read Eric. In 42 years of playing with every Imp transaxle going, I have never found a main selector shaft with the end snapped off. Congrats on the effort. Dave W. PS. It's still your round next... 8) Dave, superb I've done something new :lol: I guess you don't do an uprated one ???, I wil...
by pimpdriver
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Turboimp wrote: When is the next Prescott? Imp009
This weekend 27/28th April.
by pimpdriver
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

New Season - New problem I'm doing the same championship again this year - The British Hillclimb Leaders and in the same class. I haven't really done much to the car over the winter, A bit of fiberglass repair to the rear quarter, a legacy from Barbon last year, and a lot of filler in the lip of the...
by pimpdriver
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: MotorSport at the Palace
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: MotorSport at the Palace

I'm competing on the Monday at the Palace in the Imp, (also at Gurston Down on the Saturday and Sunday), so i'll be there one of the days but a bit busy to organise a stand.

Eric
by pimpdriver
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan JO JASON - rear spring swap cock-up
Replies: 145
Views: 27419

Re: Clan JO JASON - DOOR PICS for DOM

Peter I am in the process of sorting out electric windows on my Irish Clan using the cable driven sliding system off a rover 75. I have managed to modify one to fit on the passenger side and got it to slide up and down nicely unpowered, and got it to work powered on the bench. I will be fitting them...
by pimpdriver
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

End of season update, sorry for the lateness, must try harder. :oops: :oops: Well the season finished a lot better than it started. Curborough – RSSOC Sprint (Scimitar Club). This was a similar event to last year, not in my main championship but one I enjoy. Run on the Figure of 8 course this is a C...
by pimpdriver
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

My season has now started ( a bit late :oops: :oops: ) A fortnight after Doune I had a two events over a weekend, one at Barbon Manor (in Cumbria) on the Saturday and then over the hills to Harewood near Leeds on the Sunday. I competed at Barbon, for the first time, a couple of years ago, and it rai...
by pimpdriver
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Again sorry for the lack of updates, as you will see I’ve been busy. I did type this out once, then lost it when something went wrong with the preview. After building up the new ‘old’ engine for the car, I went to my next event which was at Harewood, 2 weeks after letting the steam out of the origin...
by pimpdriver
Tue May 08, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Thanks for the tip on posting Photo's Lotus-e-Clan, I think I have sorted it. The engine was my first ever Imp engine, did about 50,000 miles as an 875, probably the same again as a 998. It was originally converted to 998 by John Lockwood at Suisse Auto, after a stromberg throttle plate screw came l...
by pimpdriver
Tue May 01, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

New Season 2018 As the car was running fine when the season finished last year, I haven’t really done much to it over the winter. I’ve fitted a camera, just a cheap 4k Go-Pro Chinese copy. I have also added 2 pressure sensors on the brake lines, one for the front and one for the rear circuit. I felt...
by pimpdriver
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

End Of Season round up time. I have completed three more events to finish my season off. Doune What can I say – what a hill, fast, scary, fun about covers it. My first trek to this Scottish venue, about 10 miles to the west of Stirling. I arrived after a 6.5 hr drive on the Friday, set up my tent an...
by pimpdriver
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Interesting discussion on the cooling. I looked at ice and all the other things and decided it was too much faf. Theses things are great until you have to wait on the line for 20 mins after a big off, have to have an imediate re-run etc. So unless it happens automatically then I won't bother with it...
by pimpdriver
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

A couple of more events have gone by, it should of been 3 but some idiot forgot (until too late) to put his entry into the August Bank Holiday event at Gurston Down. I didn't get an entry, wich was really anooying because I could have got maximum championship points if I had driven well, as there we...
by pimpdriver
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Thanks for the comments guys, I'm over the moon how the car is going. Anyway, i've been pointed at a couple of video's on youtube featuring the car at Prescott at the start of the year. The second one shows the whole C1 class including Andy Russell in his 1140cc Ginetta G15. https://youtu.be/pW9_Dz1...
by pimpdriver
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Update Time again. After my fun time at Gurston that Steve kindly talked about above I have done a few more events. The car has run faultlessly, with time between events spent doing little improvements instead of repairs. In June I competed at Loton Park, a lovely twisty hill near Shrewsbury. Saturd...
by pimpdriver
Thu May 18, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Steve
Saturday Practice starts at 08:30 and will probably be over by 3:00 as they are also running a local event after.
Andy is entered and one of the 5 of us in the class, Imp, G15, Citroen AX, and 2 minis.

Come and say hello.

Eric
by pimpdriver
Tue May 09, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Update Time I have done 2 events in the last three weeks, one at Prescott and one at Harewood. Prescott A brilliant start to the season with great weather and a great atmosphere. I would like to say I had a trouble free weekend but I had a couple of disasters on my 3rd practice run. At the start, a ...
by pimpdriver
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Eric Good luck, if your doing the rounds at Doune and need a pit crew give me a shout and I'll come along to give you a hand. Scott Scott, hopefully I'll be up at Doune in September. There is a round on 17/18 June at Doune but i'll be drunk in a tent at LeMans that weekend. For Info, these are the ...
by pimpdriver
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

On the rear arms youve made do you use the original bearing housing removed from a standard arm and weld back on to yours, or have you made up new ones and machined them after fabrication? I didn't make the front or rear wisbones myself. They were supplied to me quite a few years ago by Pete Richar...
by pimpdriver
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

The start of my season approaches, with my first event of the year being at Prescott this coming weekend This year I am competing in the British Hillclimb Leaders Championship, basically going to all the top hills in the country. I'll be in the same class as other championships I have been in, namel...
by pimpdriver
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

End of season Roundup I have done 2 more events in the car, Gurston Down near Salisbury at the end of August and Shelsley Walsh this Saturday. For both events the car ran faultlessly, I didn't have to open the toolbox during the events and between them. I had a superb weekend at Gurston, the event w...
by pimpdriver
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Kieth
It runs tunerstudio fine, the full version exactly as on your laptop. The text is a bit small and hard to hit exactly with big fingers. I would invest in a cheap pointer pen, the ones with a plastic disc on the end, to make it easier. A cheap plug in keyboard also helps.
by pimpdriver
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Update Time I've done another 4 events since Crystal Palace. A busy weekend with a Hillclimb at Barbon Manor in Cumbria and a sprint the day after at Curborough nr Lichfield in early July were the first two. Unfortunately it was a very wet weekend, but the car behaved perfectly at Barbon but a few ...
by pimpdriver
Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

I took some video of one of your later runs. Do you want me to email it to you or shall I post a link to it here? PM me your email address, if that is your preference. IM 8) Paul's Video - cheers mate http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd62/eric_morrey/Pimp2/Pimp%202%20-%20first%20drive/Resized/th_...
by pimpdriver
Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Eric, which events are you doing this year/championship do you compete in? I'm attending a few events this year with my boss who runs a Pilbeam in the British and the Midlands Hillclimb Championships, would be good to see the imp in action should you be at any of them! Regards Frank Frank I'm going...
by pimpdriver
Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Paul
Feel free to post the link on here :)
Eric
by pimpdriver
Mon May 30, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Had a great day at Crystal Palace. As usual a brilliantly run day by the 7 Oaks club. I didn't get to see much of the rest of the show outside of the Sprint as it was a quite a busy day. The car created a lot of interest, especially by people asking me what bike engine is in it. They seemed amazed t...
by pimpdriver
Fri May 27, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Front end finished - or is it ?? Picked up the front end bits from the painter during the week and I fitted them this afternoon. I'm really happy with the light grills and surrounds, but I asked for the radiator grill surround to be black and the radiator grill to be green, but he did them the other...
by pimpdriver
Mon May 23, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Evening A bit more work finishing off non essential bits and trying get round a few problems. Charging has been a bit of a problem. I'm running a little lithium polymer battery, approx 7AH and weighs under a kilo. It feels like an empty box :shock: . Anyway the Pimp2 uses a lot of electricity, Elect...
by pimpdriver
Wed May 11, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Hi Mike
It was good to meet you at the weekend, it was great to see another Imp competing. Don't worry about the plugs, they were new but you have tested them out for me, so I now know they are a good set.

I am looking at going to Barbon, but the June meeting.

Cheers

Eric
by pimpdriver
Wed May 11, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Such a lot of fuss over a couple of hours work! :lol: Seriously a really useful resource and sterling work . How many man hours? If it hurts don't tell us! I' not sure on hours but I've been working on it for over 4 years. I'm not good at farming stuff out so I've basically done everything myself a...
by pimpdriver
Wed May 11, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Where's the Scimitar ! :shock: Congratulations on the records Eric - and an Imp (albeit Rawlson) beating a G15 is nearly as good as Clan beating one! :lol: Will the Clan never turn a wheel again? ..Is the Imp lighter than the Clan? Do you think the Clan is inherently slower than the Rawlson? Peter ...
by pimpdriver
Tue May 10, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - FIRST EVENT

Evening Pimp 2 has had its competition debut. :shock: :shock: I was looking around for a local club event to enter the car for its first competitive outing, but couldn't find one I could enter. :( So I entered the British Hillclimb Championship round at Harewood last weekend (7/8th May), might as we...
by pimpdriver
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Thanks for the comments, Its taken long enough, but I'm very happy with the finished car.

Oscarmax - I'm not sure what events I'm doing yet this year but I might be doing one at Loton in early August.
by pimpdriver
Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

I f you look at the headlights in the above photos, the intercooler rads are where the inner headlights should be. Piccy with the front off. http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd62/eric_morrey/Pimp2/Pimp%202%20-%20first%20drive/Resized/IMAG0194.jpg Piccy of Turbo engine fitted, with the exhaust half...
by pimpdriver
Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62255

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild is finished - it drives

Huge Apologies to everyone, I've not updated this for 3 years - my bad As usual these rebuilds always take longer than you expect with life and everything getting in the way, but it has nearly reached its conclusion. I drove the car on the track last week, so I'll show so pictures of the final outco...