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by Dogsbody
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Historic Lombard event
Replies: 5
Views: 1587

Re: Historic Lombard event

Some good pictures, I did contemplate popping into Bath for the cars leaving and returning. But had other things on that day.
by Dogsbody
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ZZR1100 Chamois
Replies: 152
Views: 44208

Re: ZZR1100 Chamois

Started to redo the engine frame as I wasn't happy with it so this is mk2 in progress. Ignore any wonky bits they are only tacked honest :lol: I am tempted to have a look at making a mk3 out of tube instead of box section because of the weight although im still the heaviest thing that will be in th...
by Dogsbody
Fri May 18, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 165542

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

Whats the idea of the steering wheel and tacho on the rear parcel shelf though, got me thinking there ;-) Now there lies one of the many unexpected problems with the build. The rear view mirror gives a reflection of what's coming towards me.. Very very frightening.. So I now have a TFT screen with ...
by Dogsbody
Fri May 18, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 165542

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

Minimalistic and light weight. http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff144/Dogsbodys_photos/Sunbeam%20Stiletto/20638502_10154947263366378_4266523965688692717_n_zpskxprahka.jpg So much nicer behind a partition. http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff144/Dogsbodys_photos/Sunbeam%20Stiletto/20638591_1015494...
by Dogsbody
Fri May 18, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 165542

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

Image

Just testing to see if photobucket is hosting again..
by Dogsbody
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 100868

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Replaced the temporary fuse the RAC fitted for my cooling fan, water and petrol pump with a better rated one.
Improved the seal on my partition / firewall.
Offered up my Bib spoiler to see how its fitted. Filler required I think ;)
by Dogsbody
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 165542

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

617sqn wrote:Such a shame that I can no longer see your images due to the commercial greed of Photo bucket.

Andy G
Yes, I'm just looking at a work around.
I'm certainly not paying for photobucket..

Right click, open link in new window for now.
by Dogsbody
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 165542

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

Had a few more gremlins to sort out recently. One turned out to be a bad earth and the other a plug lead. But I fitted some new Iriduim plugs yesterday and thought I would go for a drive... Running great...I mean revving cleanly up to the nearly 11K limiter ! in all 6 gears :shock: Suspension wants ...
by Dogsbody
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Bristol classic car show 17/18th June
Replies: 8
Views: 4740

Re: Bristol classic car show 17/18th June

Ive just pre booked my ticket for the Sunday.
See you there :D
by Dogsbody
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 165542

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

As soon as I find my suction GoPro mount, I will take the car out for a play, with the rev counter in shot. Not the speedo !
It could do with taller gearing as it revs out much too quickly now the miss fire is sorted.
by Dogsbody
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 165542

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

Got back from where ive been working on my Matra this afternoon. Turned the kill switches on to look for the power problem, and the car started fine. Stopped and started it 6 times on the trot. Maybe it just didn't want to go and play last night :lol: Yes it was jacked up on the chain drive diff fra...
by Dogsbody
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 165542

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

Took the Stiletto down for its MOT yesterday. I had got a bit disheartened with it always giving me problems when ever I took it out. But after finding out why it used to miss fire and loose performance when it was hot ( ignition pick up on coil 2 breaking down) I was optimistic. I've also replaced ...
by Dogsbody
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 165542

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

That's good to know. How do you match up against the caterhams? What chain are you using? In no match for a Caterham, but I've not used the car like that. I did the hill climb school with my Racing Puma. Scored the highest ever by a novice 89% was the talk of the place. 8) http://i236.photobucket.c...
by Dogsbody
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 165542

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

Realy do love your car so much so I'm copying you as you have seen :D Have you had any problems with the chain being short as I read somewhere that a longer chain is better. Nick Smith Hi Nick, I read that too :lol: Not "yet" would be my answer, I go to Gurston Down Hill climb near Salisbury. All t...
by Dogsbody
Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN
Replies: 61
Views: 51511

Re: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN

Graham, yes please try and make it even in a modern it will still be fun. I don't know the route of the run but knowing the parties organising it i'm positive it will be interesting. The Sunday pm run should be good as well and I might even be able to sneak off site to go there myself Colin I will ...
by Dogsbody
Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN
Replies: 61
Views: 51511

Re: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN

The Morgan museum is still there, I'm going to have to warn them about the National, you can only get about 12 people in the museum at a time but its well worth the visit, so much to see in such a small space Lol, thats is... I only ever went once, in the 13 years I lived there. So many places arou...
by Dogsbody
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN
Replies: 61
Views: 51511

Re: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN

Not sure if its still there, but there was a car museum in Rolvenden I seem to remember.
by Dogsbody
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN
Replies: 61
Views: 51511

Re: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN

I will try and get to at least one day. I used to live in the village years ago and worked on Hope Farm in the school holidays etc, There are loads of friends locally I haven't seen for a long time, so may try and combine the show and catching up. Steam train Ride to Bodium castle is a must if your ...
by Dogsbody
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ZZR1100 Chamois
Replies: 152
Views: 44208

Re: ZZR1100 Chamois

N S Smith wrote:That's good. Was that from West wales trike shack as well?
Yes, well impressed with the work
by Dogsbody
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ZZR1100 Chamois
Replies: 152
Views: 44208

Re: ZZR1100 Chamois

I think I paid £350 with drive shafts..
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by Dogsbody
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ZZR1100 Chamois
Replies: 152
Views: 44208

Re: ZZR1100 Chamois

N S Smith wrote:That sounds like my kind of imp :lol:
:lol:
by Dogsbody
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ZZR1100 Chamois
Replies: 152
Views: 44208

Re: ZZR1100 Chamois

I had lots of negative comments about starting and not finishing when I began. Yes, I expressed scepticism in the beginning of your project but only because I had seen a number of projects that never were completed. Hopefully you noted I changed my mind to become impressed and happy to see yours wa...
by Dogsbody
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ZZR1100 Chamois
Replies: 152
Views: 44208

Re: ZZR1100 Chamois

It handles "OK" I like a car thats stuck to the floor and having driven FWD on race tracks for the last 8 years, its hard to get used to non power steering and little grip again. Its so different to my Racing Puma ... Out the two cars, one I expect to help me get through the corner at an insane spee...
by Dogsbody
Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ZZR1100 Chamois
Replies: 152
Views: 44208

Re: ZZR1100 Chamois

Ask away when you have a problem.
There has already been a ZZR1100 Imp built.
Lewis Parrot, just search for ZZR Imp on here ;)

Or click below

viewtopic.php?t=28347
by Dogsbody
Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ZZR1100 Chamois
Replies: 152
Views: 44208

Re: ZZR1100 Chamois

Looking forward to see how you get on, I had lots of negative comments about starting and not finishing when I began. Lots of problems to over come and as nobody had really done it before, nobody to ask.. I went the way of mounting the engine and diff on a box section frame and then bolting that in ...
by Dogsbody
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Classic vehicle restoration show, Bath & West showground.
Replies: 7
Views: 2973

Re: Classic vehicle restoration show, Bath & West showground

kilty wrote:You're more likely to find a fresh unicorn turd than Stiletto bits.

;)
Lol, I'm just after a Sunbeam badge...
My car is more Kawasaki than Roots ;)
by Dogsbody
Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Classic vehicle restoration show, Bath & West showground.
Replies: 7
Views: 2973

Re: Classic vehicle restoration show, Bath & West showground

i'm going to pop along on one of the days.
After a few bits for the Stiletto, so I hope there are lots of parts sellers.
by Dogsbody
Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 165542

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

Been a while since I posted on here. Loads of niggly jobs keep being added to my "must do" list. Been working through them and have two left.... Car now has its fiberglass engine cover and cross member fitted, I reckon its taken about 30+ kg out the cars weight with the fiber glass seat taken into a...
by Dogsbody
Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 165542

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

Looks really good Graham. Bet you're all :D :D :D . Only problem is you can only drive one of your beasts at a time. :lol: (will have to find details for Calne do , might pop along ) is it the motor museum? Went last year, no Imps at all. :cry: Bob Imp005 Bob, i'm taking the Puma. The show organize...
by Dogsbody
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 165542

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

About 3 minutes in, me leaving castle combe last weekend.
by Dogsbody
Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 165542

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

Weekend after next Bob in Calne. 9th 10th, I'm only there the 10th in the morning, need to be gone by 13;00 as the wifes being licensed as associate Priest in Shaw & Atworth by the Arch Deacon of Wiltshire. Shouldn't miss that really ;) If I get it ready by then, seat etc. extending the firewall to ...
by Dogsbody
Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 165542

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff144/Dogsbodys_photos/Sunbeam%20Stiletto/13502852_10153781786606378_5173651981885785450_o_zpsqawdem8d.jpg Car was at Castle Combe last weekend for a show, few other Imps there. Had a chat to a few owners. Nice to meet up again, and the Stiletto made it this year....
by Dogsbody
Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Classic kit & retro action day, Castle combe, Sat.25tj. June
Replies: 4
Views: 2285

Re: Classic kit & retro action day, Castle combe, Sat.25tj.

John Holloway wrote:Great, see you there, We may also have a BMW powered Stiletto on the stand
Drew's car ?
Was going to try and get over to see his car, but not had a chance recently.

Slightly more practical conversion than mine Lol.
by Dogsbody
Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Classic kit & retro action day, Castle combe, Sat.25tj. June
Replies: 4
Views: 2285

Re: Classic kit & retro action day, Castle combe, Sat.25tj.

I'm there with my Kawasaki powered Stiletto. :wink:
by Dogsbody
Mon May 09, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 165542

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

I thanked Autocar for the prize and included a picture of the car as it is now.

Seems they used it in the current Autocar magazine :o
Think someone there must like it Lol.
Image
by Dogsbody
Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Petula , "66" Singer
Replies: 224
Views: 68131

Re: Petula , "66" Singer

Smashing workshop you have :shock:
Yours is looking good !
Putting the Stiletto on a "Spit" would have mad sense in hindsight.
I had the box section steel lying around to make one.

When its finished we will have to have a mini meet...halfway between your and my place..
by Dogsbody
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 65009

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

As I live so close, I'm there quite often as there is always something on. Filming a new car show a couple of weeks ago, comparing classics and modern. Camp or exit of Quarry are the best for plenty of action. Both are quite exciting when driving the circuit too, with Camp I always think "Could have...
by Dogsbody
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 165542

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

Thanks all :D

Got a few shows etc planned with it this year.
Once I trust it I will abuse it on track later on in the year.
by Dogsbody
Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 165542

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff144/Dogsbodys_photos/Sunbeam%20Stiletto/20160310_111629_zps46zuxtdc.jpg Gear change linkage came apart on me last year, its stainless rod but 6mm bike linkage at the end, which snapped. Its all stainless rod now and much less flex, really "clicks" nicely as you ...
by Dogsbody
Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.
Replies: 505
Views: 165542

Re: Sunbeam Stiletto with a Kawasaki Engine.

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff144/Dogsbodys_photos/Sunbeam%20Stiletto/20160205_130711_zpsy1bxetch.jpg I removed the drive shafts, they were only tacked and grub screwed together, so I could adjust the lengths. Now I'm happy it all works, I welded them up properly and cleaned them up and pain...