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by Teddie2003
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Circuit racing
Topic: Race Preparation
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Race Preparation

Pretty certain Stuart @ Rodwell could be the person for your engine/mechanicals and I've emailed someone about the body to see who they used on their old car which was pretty much to that type of spec. Trouble is a lot of the Imp race cars in the UK are built to HSCC spec, which isn't quite the same...
by Teddie2003
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118844

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Imps rust in many and varied ways! Yes one of the worst car/shells I ever had was a late Sport one. It was ziebarted from new had injection points all over it and was as rotten as pear in practically every area. Only things that were salvageable were the front panel and the mechanical items, the re...
by Teddie2003
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118844

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

"a bodyshell is a part right?"

Think that it's pretty well the most "imp"ortant part for most owners :D
by Teddie2003
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118844

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Bobbycham wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:12 pm

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While l was at it l fitted one of the wheels that l intend starting with , happy with todays progress :D :D
So are they standard Imp wheels with a Stainless or anodised alloy trim added to them?
by Teddie2003
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Doms nymph (on the road, see YouTube video)
Replies: 59
Views: 1571

Re: Doms nymph

Your not wrong, the clan looks nothing like them. Here’s my clan! Don’t know anything about the nymph tbh 😂 Great pic, never had my Clan at that angle when it was re-built. I just lifted the bare lightweight luff shell, with the help of some mates, up about 4 foot in the air and put it on trestle s...
by Teddie2003
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Doms nymph (on the road, see YouTube video)
Replies: 59
Views: 1571

Re: Doms nymph

[/quote] Hi Dom, So is the underside of the Nymph a steel Imp floorpan that then has the fibreglass body attached to it or have they just made a fibreglass copy of the Imp floorplan as part of the body structure? [/quote] Hey dude. It does look like an imp floor, but I don’t believe there is any met...
by Teddie2003
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Doms nymph (on the road, see YouTube video)
Replies: 59
Views: 1571

Re: Doms nymph

Plans for the moment are, completely strip the underside, paint underside, blast all suspension and brake components, paint and powder coat throughout, rebuild with all new brakes and brake components. Rebuild an imp engine :o and refit. Look into the wiring and possibly make a new loom. Drive and ...
by Teddie2003
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118844

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

I like Oxford blue. I did my rally car in an oxford blue and any one who has read my thread can see the work i put into the car so can you imagine how i managed to keep my cool at a show when having shown and talked someone round the car from one end to the other all i got (not even a compliment on...
by Teddie2003
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118844

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Didn't realise the blue was rare, my first car was a blue 67 Imp Sport, GRV 735E, There were 5 colour choices at the start,, unless you ordered special Embassy Black, they were metallic gold bronze, metallic lincoln green, polar white, signal red or ming blue. All available with black interior with...
by Teddie2003
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118844

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Not quite done today but over the last 500 or so most days, 66 Sport and £4500 of new panels fitted will be off for a new coat of Ming Blue in the New Year, it was previously Minging Blue, quite a rare sport only colour back in 66/67 as most seemed to be metallic green, bronze. 008.jpg 007.jpg Didn...
by Teddie2003
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Wendy Wools Special Saloons & Modsports series 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 10360

Re: Wendy Wools Special Saloons & Modsports series 2018

I imagine that modern car engines must be allowed in other vehicles? Probably comparable then. No that was one of the problems, the original rules which were valid up to this season were "Only ‘period’ models/vehicles/engines manufactured before December 31st 1993 that could have raced in Special S...
by Teddie2003
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: FFG 549D Rally car
Replies: 660
Views: 193477

Re: FFG 549D Rally car

Oh I understand what you mean now. Must be showing how long I'd been using the comp donuts. As I remember the original ones I started using in the mid-80's that I bought from Hartwell's, as having the solid tubes with the interleaf plates and then they changed them a few years later to the split sec...
by Teddie2003
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 207
Views: 68521

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Great write up of the last part of the season, plus this is a pic that a mate took of your car exiting Ashes at Gurston.
Eric at Gurston.jpg
by Teddie2003
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: FFG 549D Rally car
Replies: 660
Views: 193477

Re: FFG 549D Rally car

Great set of pics showing various mods. One question "Next are the two types of donut available beware the round tube type!" I always thought that the round tubes were the original Lotus style that was then changed to the twin plate insert type. Is "beware of the round tube", due to the age that the...
by Teddie2003
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Colour
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: Colour

Well my 1st car was a '67 E reg Imp Sport in Blue,

Pretty similar to HDE 717E in the Rootes cars list, I always thought that was the best colour of all the Imp's I've owned.
by Teddie2003
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 2460

Re: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019

Hi Pete,

Would have thought it might be worth giving "Brandy" on here, Harry Simpson 01313394921 a ring as he's spent a lot of time racing on the Scotland circuits and might know people who can help.
by Teddie2003
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rotor Arm Breakages
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Re: Rotor Arm Breakages

I have had two rotor arms break on me. The first was an original and the second was one of the famed Red Rotor arms. Both broke at the same place, the little plastic woodrfof key part on the internal fitment hole. This is a race engine and although the part is inexpensive, the failure to finish is....
by Teddie2003
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Steve's Irish Clan
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

Re: Steve's Irish Clan

A half decent poke about this evening. That was after a lot of faffing about trying to get the clan in the air. Boy they are low and the front arb really makes it tricky. I need to get the suspension off it. To do that is it ok to support her with planks across the underside? Or better along the si...
by Teddie2003
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 207
Views: 68521

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 ...
by Teddie2003
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: 2019 Events information
Topic: Jaguar Classic Works Tour
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Jaguar Classic Works Tour

Has anybody on here been to this at Jaguar Classic Works at Coventry?

https://experience.jaguar.com/jaguar-cl ... xford-road

Is it any good?
by Teddie2003
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Rather boring update .
Replies: 534
Views: 113538

Re: The Vusky. New carpet at long last.

Dave,

thanks for that thickness info.

I'll have a look at the flooring wholesalers I use and see if there are any other colour options out there.
by Teddie2003
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Rather boring update .
Replies: 534
Views: 113538

Re: The Vusky. New carpet at long last.

Very nice Dave, that all looks great. Is that available in other colours? Cheers Col Id only seen it in black until i spotted the this blue at the car show this weekend so id say different colours are hard to find Hi Dave, what thickness is the carpet as pretty sure that's what I'd call f/bond carp...
by Teddie2003
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Rather boring update .
Replies: 534
Views: 113538

Re: The Vusky. Year end report .

Dave ' Linwood ' Lane wrote:Time wise it took nearly 2 years to find the blue carpet in the thin flexi stuff
What is "thin flexi type" carpet?

From the the pics, it looks like it might be like fibre bond carpet?
by Teddie2003
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9863
Views: 1262138

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Looking at this image the line up of the Imps transaxle output spider holes are the same as the South African made doughnut. Note, over here the Ford style dougnuts cost me R265 each, which is about 15.50 pounds with todays R.O.E , they have been a very cost effective choice. Which year range of Gr...
by Teddie2003
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: my new project
Replies: 10
Views: 1444

Re: my new project

[ Parts book says fitted up to car number 2248 on the IMP Sport. Car number 942 Chamois Sport, standard Chamois up to car number 16359, Super up to 27534 and deluxe 17486 then they were deleted thereafter. So was that just a cost saving exercise or did they realise it didn't make much difference to...
by Teddie2003
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: my new project
Replies: 10
Views: 1444

Re: my new project

OK, my first car was a sport that was on a 67 "E plate and that was a March '67 car and I can't remember if that had the extra panels. I know my Oct 65 Super still had them. My Sport was GRV735E, blue single headlight model, still showing on DVLA as not taxed since September '83, anyone know if that...
by Teddie2003
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: my new project
Replies: 10
Views: 1444

Re: my new project

oli wrote:Looks like a good shell - Lincoln Green Metallic. Sunbeam Imp Sport?
Think that's a bit early a shell for a Sport, It has the inner wing returns to the bulkhead and didn't they stop before the Sport's came out?
by Teddie2003
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118844

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Cheers for that info, should have guessed GB was George Bevan.

Only Piper type cam I've ever run is the 1RY, all the rest have been R's
by Teddie2003
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 758
Views: 118844

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Lotus-e-Clan wrote:When the 1040 goes back in I'm thinking about buying/fitting a Maynard high-lift Sport profile instead of the GB72.
What's a GB72 cam and who made them?
by Teddie2003
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Imp with Rover VVC power
Replies: 120
Views: 33848

Re: Imp with Rover VVC power

I think my garage is on some sort of Dr Who style rift in space and time. I sure that every time I complete a job that time dilates so the remaining tasks take up more time, pushing completion further away. At the beginning of 2013 I told my wife this was a 500 hour project and we would be driving ...
by Teddie2003
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Historic Lombard event
Replies: 5
Views: 2006

Re: Historic Lombard event

hazzah wrote:Nice photos. Seeing the SWB Quattros brings back my main memories.

Mike Parkes led the development of the Stratos, he was killed in one.

Yes some good photo's really like the 5 Turbo, Fiat 131 and Alpine Renault. Knew it was a road accident, didn't realise it was in a Stratos.
by Teddie2003
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Historic Lombard event
Replies: 5
Views: 2006

Historic Lombard event

This was posted on UHR from a couple of weekends ago at Wiscombe. No Imp's in the pictures but a fair few other Rootes and Talbot cars were there and show the types of cars that used to be rallied when the WRC rally round wasn't always based in Wales.I followed a few of these rallies in the 80's, es...
by Teddie2003
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dream Spaceframe build
Replies: 6
Views: 1802

Re: Dream Spaceframe build

Hi Col,

so if you are going hewland, will the K series be mid-engine with the box at the back then?

Steve
by Teddie2003
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan build
Replies: 9
Views: 1581

Re: Clan build

moose wrote:it is my alignment kit
Thought it must be something like that, look forward to hearing what/how you use that.

Is that what you've developed or is it an adaption of a "Dunlop" system?

Damm pity you are so far away(280 miles), as otherwise I'd love to drop by sometime if I was passing.
by Teddie2003
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan build
Replies: 9
Views: 1581

Re: Clan build

The Nun wrote:It's a lap timer light beam splitter I believe to break the beam and record your lap time?
Well I wasn't sure if it was that or a tyre rack :D
by Teddie2003
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan build
Replies: 9
Views: 1581

Re: Clan build

Yes yellow has got to be a good colour on a Clan. Clan at Cricket St Thomas.jpg This is my lightweight Clan, running at the hillclimb that used to run twice a year at Cricket St Thomas near Chard in Somerset, I won the up to to 1400cc class one year and quite a few times I ran the Clan there came aw...
by Teddie2003
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Barbon hillclimb 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1711

Re: Barbon hillclimb 2018

Thought the Clan was Ernie's one and pretty sure that's the one that was on E bay recently.

Upside down in a river, was that on a rally or just out for drive?
by Teddie2003
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Barbon hillclimb 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1711

Re: Barbon hillclimb 2018

Eric's Imp and the Chevette HSR are beauts. ..and as for the SS pipes ...work of A R T! What they on ..surely not the HSR or is it the mini? Clan004 Think the pipes are on a single seater, looking at the suspension pick up points in the pictures. Eric's car is really good and has plenty of great de...
by Teddie2003
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Barbon hillclimb 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1711

Re: Barbon hillclimb 2018

Yes it does.

Is that the Clan that you've worked on or is that the one that was on ebay recently?

Not quite sure what class the dog would be entered in though?
by Teddie2003
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Where are they now
Topic: Davrian Q319TEP
Replies: 5
Views: 1175

Re: Davrian Q319TEP

So that's a Ford engine one then and was owned by a Graham Price a few years back.

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