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by aldrin
Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Clutch Bearing
Replies: 9
Views: 3150

Re: Clutch Bearing

the ones in the photo that i have made are nearly the same size as the carbon release bearing just slightly wider in the housing so the fork has to be ground out to accept it and then re-enforced on the back side to put some strength back into it (i did this to my clutch forks anyway for rallying) ...
by aldrin
Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Clutch Bearing
Replies: 9
Views: 3150

Re: Clutch Bearing

Sorry my bad as the youf say these days! I meant it rattles with the 'box in neutral, not clutch disengaged D'oh! :oops: I'll look at fitting an external spring as the roller bearing rattle makes people think my engine building skills are suspect. :cry: When the release mechanisem is engaged, the c...
by aldrin
Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Clutch Bearing
Replies: 9
Views: 3150

Re: Clutch Bearing

Worked fine with a bit of copper grease on the face to help with 'off centred ness' and a 1/4 drive socket up the slave cyl (behind the piston) to pre load the position of the clutch arm Does the 1/4 socket stop the roller bearing from rattling against the thrust pad and shaft? :) If so, I 'll try ...
by aldrin
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Clutch Bearing
Replies: 9
Views: 3150

Re: Clutch Bearing

Can anyone advise on the best type of clutch bearing which will fit onto the standard clutch fork. I am looking for a roller type which will replace the standard fixed bearing to be used in conjunction with a competition clutch. Any help would be appretiated. thanks Jonathan There was a VW bearing ...
by aldrin
Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:09 am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Parts for Reconditioning
Replies: 26
Views: 33839

Re: Parts for Reconditioning

Bump ???? Just scanning this thread, quite a bit of check before you bring etc, My suggestion, bring what ever you've got and have space to carry, then offer it to your preferred supplier(s) If none of the suppliers want it , eg, its beyond recovery as a core unit, then simply take it home again, an...
by aldrin
Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Inner drive shafts
Replies: 16
Views: 3108

Re: Inner drive shafts

Ok just found the website: strangely enough called ....http://www.frozensolid.co.uk/ :roll: After reading the text on the home page it's interesting to see that the process is particularly good with aluminium. I am wondering if it would usefull to be a whole engine into the process. If this were do...
by aldrin
Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: 125 c.c. that would have changed the world!
Replies: 12
Views: 2424

Re: 125 c.c. that would have changed the world!

Yes this is family friendly Forum, Kristian, so please please don't try and find any other words that are auto-censored as you could go the same way. :lol: :lol: I cut my finger today , now my shirt is all covered in Blood. Any advice on how to clean my bl***y shirt ? Butchery is a bl***y bussiness...
by aldrin
Thu May 13, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .
Replies: 5956
Views: 1291729

Re: Noddys motors , MAJOR SURGERY , nearly finished

Wishing, somewhat wistfully, that I too had the ability and the knowledge to do things like this. *Sigh* Where can I learn? Well for the electrical bits a haynes manual would be a good start, the earlier editions are better. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Automobile-Electrical-Manual-Comprehensive-Guide/d...
by aldrin
Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Ruben wants his turn
Replies: 445
Views: 143517

Re: Jeff's Hartwell Imp Front end rebuild, as bad as the back!

If anyone is interested in every single stage to get to this point I have a further 20 photos! I would reckon post as many as you can, then the moderators can go in at a later date and rework the thread into a good reference for anyone else doing a bit of bodywork, Would be a real asset to the foru...
by aldrin
Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: NIKKI BUTTS and SI Creasys Californian
Replies: 51
Views: 14332

Re: NIKKI BUTTS and SI Creasys Californian

From a proper enginers supplies, you can by a tri cut drill bit, ie 3 flutes, and these produce round holes and do not wander, alternativively, why not mot it, and then bring it back for a final polish, and I will fit the trim for you. By the way I prefer the pop revited on clips, they are better! ...
by aldrin
Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: NIKKI BUTTS and SI Creasys Californian
Replies: 51
Views: 14332

Re: NIKKI BUTTS and SI Creasys Californian

impstress2003 wrote:Just an update...
The shuts are A1 too and amazingly even the doors actually look like they FIT!!

Simon
You'll loose points for that in the imp club national concours competition then :wink:
by aldrin
Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Chris' Clan New dash
Replies: 192
Views: 68359

Hi, I am still in contact with Tim McKie As far as I can remember thee was something odd about that car, It may well have been a press car. I'll try to remember to ask him next time I see him. As for getting the engine out of a clan, just file a small semicircle out of the fibreglass so the engine m...
by aldrin
Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Going IRELAND 2008
Replies: 94
Views: 42760

Hi, Any details of the date location etc etc or is that impressions only ? scanned the thread but didn't pick it up. I think I may have enough bit gathered up to 'assembly' my imp and get it mot'd etc, Think the only bit I may be short of is a refurbed std distributor. Might just have a go at gettin...
by aldrin
Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: 2007 - IMP 07 The International 9th - 13th August 2007
Topic: Cheshire/Warrington convoy to national
Replies: 45
Views: 22969

The convoy will be forming up at Sandbach Services early on friday morning as we plan to get past birmingham before the rush hour madness I live right by junction 15 of M6 and I never go anywhere near it if I'm going to the South East, I always use A50/M1 instead and it's much easier and quicker. M...
by aldrin
Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:41 pm
Forum: 2006 - IMP 06 - The International 27th to 31st July 2006
Topic: back from national
Replies: 47
Views: 37214

Aldrin would you like to start a new topic in the relevant place to discuss this. Its not really appropriate in this one. Thanks Hi Steve, Ok fair point,but where do you suggest ? is there an imp07 section yet ? Most peoples thoughts on returning from a national (back from the national, imp06) espe...
by aldrin
Mon Jul 31, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: 2006 - IMP 06 - The International 27th to 31st July 2006
Topic: back from national
Replies: 47
Views: 37214

Wouldn't it be nice if the team responsible for the organisation of IMP '06 organised all the nationals. What an asset to the club they are!!!....especially after the recent cat fights within the club!!! The enthusiasm, the forward planning , the attention to detail, the determination to see the pl...
by aldrin
Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: Silicone Engine Bay Hoses
Replies: 82
Views: 81109

Make sure you get some ones that fit in the first place. I had a rad bottom hose that was about 3/4 inch to short. great. Hi, mybe worth thinking of getting then 'slightly' over length, sort of trim to fit. new old stock my well have withered and shrunk a bit. I would be willing to pitch in a few q...
by aldrin
Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:18 pm
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: Silicone Engine Bay Hoses
Replies: 82
Views: 81109

Re: Silicone Engine Bay Hoses

Not a actuall club spares thing (at the moment) Had a chat to Racetech yesterday whilst collecting some bits - they would be interested in making up silicone engine bay hoses (ie head to rad, rad to pump and pump to block) in either the usual blue beloved of racers and boy racers or a matt black fi...
by aldrin
Sun May 01, 2005 11:35 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jack knight gears
Replies: 28
Views: 13430

How about a renualt 16 tranaxle? it is even the correct way around... Si When did you last see a renault 16 ? Am I thinking of the right one sporty coupe thing from the early 70's echos of the later fuego ? http://www.r16site.com/r16ts.gif but your right not very common... Si The coupe thing I was ...
by aldrin
Sun May 01, 2005 12:03 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jack knight gears
Replies: 28
Views: 13430

How about a renualt 16 tranaxle? it is even the correct way around... Si When did you last see a renault 16 ? Am I thinking of the right one sporty coupe thing from the early 70's echos of the later fuego ? Which one did the lotus europa use ? (wrong way round for imp) There is of course the renalu...
by aldrin
Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:16 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jack knight gears
Replies: 28
Views: 13430

mtnbikepoacher wrote:Does Dennis Alt have a website?
I still haven't spoken with him over the phone...
I don't think he does, always seems to have plenty of work on , he does have e-mail I will see if I can dig it out.

Aldrin
by aldrin
Mon Apr 18, 2005 3:28 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jack knight gears
Replies: 28
Views: 13430

Sounds like you had a laugh, man. I've often had this same problem in road conditions - it's always bugged me that the engine screams away and I (personally) have always felt a 5th gear would help. Jack-Knight are still around and they have told me that although they don't keep any Imp parts on the...
by aldrin
Mon Mar 21, 2005 6:16 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: help need. imp to ford input shaft needed!!!!!!! DESPERATLY
Replies: 5
Views: 2951

HI,

Many other cars share the same splines as the imp, 1275 Midget for one, take an imp centre to a clutch specialist and get them to match one up for you.

Aldrin
by aldrin
Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:09 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: help need. imp to ford input shaft needed!!!!!!! DESPERATLY
Replies: 5
Views: 2951

Hi, Anyone I know who has done any sort of engine transplant usually gets round this one by using a clutch centre plate to match the gearbox and a clutch cover to match the engine. You just need to get a spiggot bush for the ford to match the imp input shaft. The imp bell housing is quite restrictiv...