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by speeddemon
Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: silver stone finals Saturday 17 th oct celebrations
Replies: 25
Views: 13047

Re: silver stone finals Saturday 17 th oct celebrations

Jones engine's pumelled the oposition
by speeddemon
Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Rawlson spaceframe
Replies: 28
Views: 7689

Re: Rawlson spaceframe

Hi. My rear end set up isnt like yours. The rear has a fabrictaed frame with brackets and the rear arms are fabricated and have the rose joints connected into the arms. The front is on strengthened wishbones. My man whos into chassis dynamics and aero doesnt like the set up because of the way the ar...
by speeddemon
Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Rawlson spaceframe
Replies: 28
Views: 7689

Re: Rawlson spaceframe

Good luck with the project doesnt look like my rawlson but it may have been an earlier/later chassis. did you get the body?
by speeddemon
Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: 4 x special saloon imps Mallory Park 20th July
Replies: 11
Views: 7393

Re: 4 x special saloon imps Mallory Park 20th July

Well if you didnt get down to Mallory for the special saloons race it was your loss as what a great performance by the 4 hillmans that turned out to race. I will let the other drivers tell there tales and stories. Big thanks to The wife who was on hand to help and supply food and drinks and battery ...
by speeddemon
Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spaceframe Imps
Replies: 1340
Views: 899534

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Well done Martin you understood me. Messers and dreamers on this thread thats why there are only a handfull of spaceframe imps about racing and no one aprt from the usual fellas are involved. Heard all the tails at race meetings and listened to nonsical people go on about how great this engine was a...
by speeddemon
Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spaceframe Imps
Replies: 1340
Views: 899534

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Martin now were talking sense :) your understanding me. Unfortunatley many people who use these forums cling to nonsical power figures and do nothing to prove there words have nothing to do with race cars, have never built engines and have never competed. We call them dreamers and messers. We have h...
by speeddemon
Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spaceframe Imps
Replies: 1340
Views: 899534

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Martin you have misread the situation here. Let me just put it back into context. I was saying that if baldwins mini was 190hp there aint no way and id bet my house on it that no imp would be that close. Back then, when competitors started switching to more powerfull engines the a series powered car...
by speeddemon
Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spaceframe Imps
Replies: 1340
Views: 899534

Re: Spaceframe Imps

HI simon sorry I got to correct you, my mini weighs 520kg with me in. Im 70kgs. The imp doesnt live with my mini. Stuarts car is very very quick but the mini laps anything upto 3 seconds quicker and thats with me driving. If my man who owned it drove the car its probably 5-6 seconds quicker. Your li...
by speeddemon
Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spaceframe Imps
Replies: 1340
Views: 899534

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Great chit chat here. Was actually just speaking with a friend who bought lots of bd stuff off pete and he confirmed that the black mini had neither a bda/bdh. Apparantley the blocks were ally custom castings with the BD heads, gorden allen one peice crank on mini box so he says neither really. He a...
by speeddemon
Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spaceframe Imps
Replies: 1340
Views: 899534

Re: Spaceframe Imps

ps Piers engine is actually 250hp with full head of hair hahhahaha
by speeddemon
Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spaceframe Imps
Replies: 1340
Views: 899534

Re: Spaceframe Imps

If you read my note its in reference to the BDA, which is the engine in question. When Baldwin raced his mini it was a BDA, Estimated power was around 135hp. Im pretty certain imps at 998cc had nowehere near that power. However if someone can produce genuine dyno results then its a change of opinion...
by speeddemon
Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spaceframe Imps
Replies: 1340
Views: 899534

Re: Spaceframe Imps

The BDA had nowhere near that HP :)
by speeddemon
Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spaceframe Imps
Replies: 1340
Views: 899534

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Thats a quality clip, that is. and my favourite. The part where the 3 cars pass the grass verge and theres 2 spectators just stood there amazes me every time. My hairs also is very thick and i use the same growing products as you hahahah. I do agree piers however being honest im not a race car drive...
by speeddemon
Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spaceframe Imps
Replies: 1340
Views: 899534

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Hi, mmmmmm I think if people get on board this will be a great chamionship. Stuart has run consistently in midfield against alot more powerfull machines. I think you would enjoy it Rob and maybe you could bring some of the people who you race with down there. We should be out as well, we did quite a...
by speeddemon
Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Track days
Replies: 0
Views: 1849

Track days

Hi all, just set up a facebook page ....... Wicked track days........ you can join us. If you are looking to get some circuit experience we provide a full days event, includng the car , tutor and safety equipment, where you share a drive and get to learn all the tricks to gain your knowledge of driv...
by speeddemon
Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Historic Touring Cars 2013
Replies: 82
Views: 32563

Re: Historic Touring Cars 2013

Managed to get down to the Gold cup on Monday to follow the imps in action. What a great day of action and a super turn out which i think saw all the Hillmans apart from 1 finish ( but not 100% on that.) Unfortunatley it was Andy Jones who was out with the test 1150 engine. It wasnt the engine that ...
by speeddemon
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: where to get spaceframes
Replies: 10
Views: 5008

Re: where to get spaceframes

2p
by speeddemon
Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spaceframe Imps
Replies: 1340
Views: 899534

Re: Spaceframe Imps

keith scotts car i think. thats strange the guy was advertising to sell imp fibreglass panels on ebay 2 week back mmmmmmm.
by speeddemon
Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Imp aerodynamics
Replies: 1
Views: 1868

Imp aerodynamics

Hi, am looking for any previous threads or to start a new thread with regards aero affects on the imp. Please dont explain what aero is, as this can be found on most search engines. Im looking for concrete facts of what people have tried , how it effected the car. Please state if the car is, a road ...
by speeddemon
Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Front splitter
Replies: 0
Views: 1830

Front splitter

I am making a front splitter for the front of the spaceframe race car i have. The splitter will protrude around 3 inches at the front and go all the way back to the front floor. Looking for some advice on where to finish the rear section which is going to attatch to the front of the floor /bulkhead....
by speeddemon
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spaceframe Imps
Replies: 1340
Views: 899534

Re: Spaceframe Imps

you can also post on the ........ special saloon super saloon and thunder saloon site and the cscc special in ten tenths. Plenty of chat on there about our type of cars.

Regards mike
by speeddemon
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spaceframe Imps
Replies: 1340
Views: 899534

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Hi piers. Good points on your new thread. I think this year has been a tough year for many people especially financially so its had a knock on effect in motorsport for the clubman. When the HTS forum was started, there was lots of people interested and we had over 60 registering there cars etc etc f...
by speeddemon
Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Imp race engines - dyno setup in the UK?
Replies: 4
Views: 3344

Re: Imp race engines - dyno setup in the UK?

Hi, Should be no worries for anyone needing to dyno there engine. Thats what mr Jones does for a living. The Dyno sell will take any engine and his experience in Imp engines is pretty well known. He works on the dyno most days and does anything from lotus cortina engines to v8s. he will sorrt the jo...
by speeddemon
Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spaceframe Imps
Replies: 1340
Views: 899534

Re: Spaceframe Imps

where the hell you found that from. you make a good 5, o ,,, Whos derek barret, have you heard of him, definatley my car thats how I bought it but 20 years on hahahah
by speeddemon
Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spaceframe Imps
Replies: 1340
Views: 899534

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Looks like a lot of work, thats why thesegreat little cars are becoming so valuable.

I can see £20k there or more to get it to race spec.

Good luck with project, if you can get some moulds i have a man to do the fibreglassing at a great price
by speeddemon
Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spaceframe Imps
Replies: 1340
Views: 899534

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Also beleive there are 52 cars at present signed on for the revival so if all turn out there should be a split of grids , sounds awsum :D
by speeddemon
Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spaceframe Imps
Replies: 1340
Views: 899534

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Colin I think swimster should be racing next year. He has a clan , not sure how it fairs to yours but he will be in your class i think.
by speeddemon
Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spaceframe Imps
Replies: 1340
Views: 899534

Re: Spaceframe Imps

yes we are going to cheat with the new 16 valve 1000cc 6 speed gearbox 210hp engine fitted, wrong way and upside down. :oops:
by speeddemon
Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spaceframe Imps
Replies: 1340
Views: 899534

Re: Spaceframe Imps

yep and i have all the moulds for it now. just rebuilt the body and the frame although it was pretty much all good, but treated myself to a steel crank. rods and pistons fora fresh engine build which he is doing for me. Gonna compete in the cscc championship and hoping to do well; Cars a flying mach...
by speeddemon
Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spaceframe Imps
Replies: 1340
Views: 899534

Re: Spaceframe Imps

What about if i say.

Hi just got my facebook page Erazerdent come follow me and be my friend :) .
by speeddemon
Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spaceframe Imps
Replies: 1340
Views: 899534

Re: Spaceframe Imps

I would have thought that by informing the forum followers that I have a facebook page that could help them would be helpfull. Bit sad that my post was removed. In a way its like saying remove any grafix that are pictured on your car or do not mention anybodys name associated with engine builders et...
by speeddemon
Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spaceframe Imps
Replies: 1340
Views: 899534

Re: Spaceframe Imps

so your going to be racing Stuart?
by speeddemon
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spaceframe Imps
Replies: 1340
Views: 899534

Re: Spaceframe Imps

let us know what it is ,if you need any advice on where and what championships to compete in let us know good luck and look forward to seeing some pictures.

Regards mike
by speeddemon
Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spaceframe Imps
Replies: 1340
Views: 899534

Re: Spaceframe Imps

been quiet on this thread so thought i would ad some recent info on the spaceframes. Mine is laid up for the winter now and we are possibly looking at some more engine upgrades if we are going to run the car next year. Probably be out for the 4 double headers and the irish historics at Anglessy. The...
by speeddemon
Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Clan race cars/ race series
Replies: 1
Views: 1962

Clan race cars/ race series

I have had it confirmed by the Race co-ordinator that the imp derived cars will be eligible for the mod sport/thundersaloon revival meetings next year. The meetings consist of 4 rounds which will be double headers. Clans ginettas ect are allowed to race , so we are looking forward to all the clan ow...
by speeddemon
Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011
Replies: 341
Views: 116865

Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Sorry lotus eclan I thought you raced in europe with your clan. My mistake.

We are hoping that clans qualify to race. I was also talking to hugo who when i asked didnt shake his head. Bit of look we will see some small imps and such like in that
by speeddemon
Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011
Replies: 341
Views: 116865

Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

I can always give you his number and website if you would like to check for yourself. Not to sure if you know but there is a revival meeting/ new race series of 4 double headers next year, A class for upto 1000cc and 1040 to 1300cc as well as bigger classes. I think your clan would be able to compet...
by speeddemon
Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011
Replies: 341
Views: 116865

Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Wise men eventually die and are replaced by new wise men. In this time and the present may be Mr Jones is becoming one of the reliable honest wise men :wink: Unforutunatley in the translation of things said by others things get added and misunderstood and are changed about. Hence when i was reading ...
by speeddemon
Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011
Replies: 341
Views: 116865

Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Where ever people get there information from alot of the time on this forum is either hearsay or made up. The downdraft head was never banned and it did exactly what it was supposed to do. It was experimental and lots of information was taked from the test and running that it did. The head is comple...
by speeddemon
Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Buncombe Chevron Imp
Replies: 6
Views: 4843

Re: Buncombe Chevron Imp

Th chimp went out and destroyed everything and then got banned. guy down south still has the moulds. It was a bigger bodied car than the imp though but looked like the imp :)