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by bks974c
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" .... Etching it..
Replies: 984
Views: 289629

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" .... Etching it..

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by bks974c
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader



External view of my little indiscretion, my excuse cold tyres - only 2nd lap after a stop - plus turning in too late.
Turning in before the marker cone suited the Clan better but took a few laps before I figured that one out :roll: :lol:

Scott
by bks974c
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Despite saying I'd never attempt to change the box on the Clan again while leaving the engine in place, well you can guess, I decided to give it another go :o as taking the engine is a lot of additional work. This time I jacked it right up, about 3 ft from the ground to give plenty of room to work u...
by bks974c
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Gopro footage from today

Part 1

Part 2

Scott
by bks974c
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Play time cut short by the gearbox, after 20 miles the change from 3-4 and back started to stiffen again, did another 6 miles then came in to check car over Gear change was free as I set off again but only got another 6 miles before it became impossible to get it out of 3rd. Eventually got it into 2...
by bks974c
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Busy weekend ahead, I have a track day tomorrow at Knockhill and Sunday is a Production Car Trial at Forrestburn. Today converted it from road spec to trackday, started with the Toyo Proxes, shaved off the rubber that had built up across the tyre at Oulton Park - see above. Don't know if the build u...
by bks974c
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" .... Etching it..
Replies: 984
Views: 289629

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" .... On the move...

Looking forward to the updates :D

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Today finished off the outstanding repairs, rewired the intercom with new jack plugs and fixed the central locking which was simple enough requiring just lubrication of the lock.

Scott
by bks974c
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Irish Clan minor miracle
Replies: 140
Views: 57944

Re: Irish Clan minor miracle

Well that's the end of an era, after just short of 10 years I've sold the Irish Clan and it's now on its way to Bognor Regis. It was never advertised but the new owner has enquired after it for a number of years but price was an issue and when he ask again at this years National I gave him a price t...
by bks974c
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Well I had a great National, thoroughly enjoyed it along with the track day at Oulton Park however not even looked at the Clan since I got back as I've been away more than I've been home but with the Area Centre mid month meeting coming up decided I needed to have a look at it. The temp control saga...
by bks974c
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 97128

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Looks very restorable, not many that good.

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1145

Re: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019

Sorry to hear about your incident, Knockhill is a little trickier in reverse but little point in telling you now.

Glad your Ok.

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 97128

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

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by bks974c
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 97128

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Just back from the 10 countries rally with Hans Slender in his Stiletto, all very manic but memorable, hopefully you can read all about it in Impressions as Hans is preparing an article.

Scott
by bks974c
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1145

Re: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019

Would have popped up had I not been away, good luck and hope you have a great time.

Scott
by bks974c
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Col

I went out with Caitlin about 11.30 so it has to be in the afternoon, so it is probably you.

Scott
by bks974c
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader



Youtube Video from Oulton Park - watch from 5.15 and you'll see Col Rooney then myself, must have make an impression on Caitlin the instructor as she comments on the fun car.

Scott
by bks974c
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

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Tyres after Oulton Park
Always a good day when your moving rubber around.

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Outstanding effort by Richard Murtha
Replies: 15
Views: 850

Re: Outstanding effort by Richard Murtha

Well done, Sir.

I couldn't have done that, too knackered after the weekend 8)

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Imp National 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2904

Re: Imp National 2019

Home and unpacked, timed it nicely as missed the hold ups and had a great run home, easy one this year at 3 & 1/2 hours, make up for it next year. Big thanks to everyone involved, I found it a particularly enjoyable, can't put my finger on why, just was. Expecting a wet weekend but it was anything b...
by bks974c
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Peter K

Your excused. some things are bigger than Imps - in fact most things are :lol:

However, you could pop over to Oulton Park - not too far.

Enjoy the wedding hopefully his only one. :D

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

All loaded up ready to set off tomorrow morning for Wednesday's track day at Oulton Park but going by Manchester/ Wales/ Wrexham and Crewe, three countries in one day. Not quite the challenge of 10 countries in 4 days in September in a Stiletto :shock: Still no pics as limit reached :cry: Safe journ...
by bks974c
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

:D Job finally done, fitted the old water pump then went to workshop to make up spacers. By turning the pulley round because its offset I only need 5mm in the end although I made up 2 x 3mm 1x 2mm and 1x 1.5mm so that I would have the ability to vary the size. It probably would have been quicker to...
by bks974c
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

After a glass or two and a bit of cogitating last night, the latest plan is to refit the old pump - " Sorry for doubting you. loyal and faithful servant". Rather than re spacing it I'll make up a spacer for the pulley to move it backwards and back in-line. Much simpler - I hope :| Thanks to everyone...
by bks974c
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Modified the new radiator to take the fan then refitted and bleed the system before taking it out again. IMG_20190726_133238.jpg IMG_20190726_183317.jpg During the run the temp fluctuated between 75/80 cycling back and forth depending on load, looks like it's sorted after all the hassle. :D Is it bi...
by bks974c
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Hopefully, the borescope confirm my suspicion so took the rad along to the local rad repair shop- wee one man business and he pulls one out from stock :shock: Mind this is a rare rad - a mk1 Metro, they can not be found on the internet apart from a few used ones in far flung countries and the man 10...
by bks974c
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Feed hose to engine block in the 70's, top hose in the 80's rad top in the 60's but return from the rad about the same :shock: The rad is a double pass type from a mk1 Metro, going to check the baffle in the tank is still in place. Edit Removed rad and poured water into one stub while tilted up and ...
by bks974c
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Running out of ideas now, temp still reading 91 and now been on the motorway yet, put in the 75 degree thermostat and no change in the running temp although it is hotter today about 26-30. Appreciate any ideas, I'm going to bring home the IR thermometer but it maybe just too much heat being put into...
by bks974c
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Scott, I don't know which pump you use but I would avoid using the pump with the pressed steel impeller. I have a Sunbeam Ti owned from new and the first time I changed the pump I bought an after market one with the pressed steel impeller. The running temperatures went up particularly on the motorw...
by bks974c
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

On the motorway (sustained high speeds) you should have more air though the rad but it does sound like (from what I've read) that the extra heat in the Laminova at high revs is entering the system on return to the engine and if the coolant flow rate is under par then it will affect flow through bot...
by bks974c
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Took the Clan out again and after the usual bleeding issues took it onto the motorway did 10 miles @ 6000 rpm and it sat steady at 91 degrees - still higher than I'd like to see. on the return road it fell back to 82/83. What now :?: put in the 74 degree thermostat and try again or remove the centre...
by bks974c
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Peter H

The NOS one appears to have a pump for a viscous fan, the other a fixed fan.

If you still have them I would be interested in taking them off your hands.

Cheers
Scott
by bks974c
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Thinking about the position of the Laminova, the green Clan had a rear rad and the Laminova was also in the bottom hose just before the engine. It never gave any issues apart from one hot hot trackday and after that added a couple of heater matrix's underneath the headlights and plumbed them through...
by bks974c
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Thanks Peter useful insight. Because it's not a new system but a new problem I'm thinking that something has changed, as ever it's the last thing you look at - because you stop looking after that :lol: Anyhoo, after removing the pump the bearings seem a little iffy and it might be the belt slipping ...
by bks974c
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

No real change. motorway running, it's still at 90 degrees. Only change I did notice was the gauge seemed to react quicker as it warmed up. Up to temp (82 degrees) in 3 miles. Although no reason to suspect a water pump issue it's the only thing that's not been inspected so once it has cooled down I'...
by bks974c
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Fitted new temp gauge this morning and much happier with the way it fits as able to run it with gentle curves.

I had hoped to do a comparison test before I fitted the new one but the capillary tube broke taking it out. :cry:

Just the test drive to see if it makes any difference.

Scott
by bks974c
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 97128

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

All's well that ends well, glad you got home safely and Stan's feeling better.

I have spare starter motors (untested mind) as using Eric Morrey's pre-engaged ones, I'd be happy to bring one as a spare to the National if any good. FREEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Its an actual engine steady bar, hard plastic inside as compressible material and to reduce NVH. The water pump as an issue is in the back of my mind and have bought a new one should I need to try that. It's a 930 pump and at one time you could pick them up easily for about £12 unfortunately like Im...
by bks974c
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport
Replies: 116
Views: 39092

Re: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport

Love the heat shield looks very nice, well done

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111629

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Checking with the digital thermometer revealed the Racetech capillary gauge is over reading by about 10 degrees at 90. Have ordered a new one despite this one being only 2 years old but was always a bit short so this time its the 12ft rather than 9ft so will fit better. While checking went round mea...