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by Teddie2003
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Colour
Replies: 7
Views: 272

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: 1124

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: 752

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: 4
Views: 391

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: 186
Views: 62254

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: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Jaguar Classic Works Tour
Replies: 4
Views: 586

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. Tooning check up.
Replies: 526
Views: 101634

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. Tooning check up.
Replies: 526
Views: 101634

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. Tooning check up.
Replies: 526
Views: 101634

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: 9273
Views: 1114930

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: 876

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: 876

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: 876

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: 691
Views: 96724

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: 691
Views: 96724

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: 116
Views: 29778

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: 1469

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: 1469

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: 1266

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: 1127

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: 1127

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: 1127

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: 1245

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: 1245

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: 1245

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: 764

Re: Davrian Q319TEP

So that's a Ford engine one then and was owned by a Graham Price a few years back.
by Teddie2003
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Where are they now
Topic: Davrian Q319TEP
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Re: Davrian Q319TEP

Might be worth contacting Tim at Darrian then as if it's taxed it might still being used as a rally car and if it is he might know who's got it.
by Teddie2003
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Where are they now
Topic: Davrian Q319TEP
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Re: Davrian Q319TEP

I've looked through my older NDR list and can't find any details on that number plate or name. That 1600 on the back would mean it wasn't Imp powered, so was it Ford, Twin-Cam or Renault power? Do you know the chassis number or previous owners? That might help or contact John Rawlins at the NDR, as ...
by Teddie2003
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ZZR1100 Chamois
Replies: 152
Views: 43201

Re: ZZR1100 Chamois

Are they welded/bolted onto the front legs of the cage?
by Teddie2003
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: My First Imp (First Sprint this Year!)
Replies: 457
Views: 155974

Re: My First Imp (Motorsport Update!)

Hi Martin, Well done on the class win and I like that trophy. Yes if you want it as a road car but slightly closer 3rd/4th gears the rally close ratio set for the gear gear box should be good to go with the standard 1st 16:59 & 2nd 8:91, with 3rd then at 6:19 & 4th at 4.48 and that will help you on ...
by Teddie2003
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Retro rides gathering 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 565

Re: Retro rides gathering 2018

Hi Dom,

it was good to talk to you this morning.

Shelsley is a bit far for me for a day trip, otherwise I'd have had one.


Steve
by Teddie2003
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Circuit racing
Topic: Test of race car
Replies: 8
Views: 1523

Re: Test of race car

Hello Mike,

Cheers for that info, see what the weathers like tomorrow as Goodwood's just up the road(motorsport distance wise) and some CSCC including Classic K are at Thruxton next week while Swinging 60's are at Brands that day. Wouldn't have thought his car is Classic K regs though.


Steve
by Teddie2003
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Circuit racing
Topic: Test of race car
Replies: 8
Views: 1523

Re: Test of race car

Hi Mike

Second what Col says, a write up would be very good.

Also do you know what series Simon is going to race the car in or where the track days are going to be?

Steve
by Teddie2003
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: What happens if the bodywork comes loose at Goodwood!
Replies: 3
Views: 1469

Re: What happens if the bodywork comes loose at Goodwood!

Hi Roy, I wondered if the suspension had something to do with it, especially as he'd run that wheel on the grass when he'd got a bit out of shape early in the run. The other thing I thought odd was the marshal pointing at the small fire but nobody put it out, especially with all the straw bales pret...
by Teddie2003
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: What happens if the bodywork comes loose at Goodwood!
Replies: 3
Views: 1469

What happens if the bodywork comes loose at Goodwood!

Not an Imp, but it's still a really good car

by Teddie2003
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Circuit racing
Topic: Cadwell May 2018 support
Replies: 19
Views: 5407

Re: Cadwell May 2018 support

Hi Col, cheers for letting me know. I'll give you a call this week about some other stuff. Not sure if I'm going to Lydden at the weekend as I've worked four of the last seven Sundays on a ship in Portsmouth and just waiting to find out if we are finishing some stuff this coming week or in three wee...
by Teddie2003
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Engine lid buffers .
Replies: 5942
Views: 1261127

Re: Nods news , Let there be light

Dave ' Linwood ' Lane wrote:Mega early trip out to beat all the tourists to this lovely village :)
And which village is that?

Guess it's not Royston Vasey.
by Teddie2003
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: One picture , one post , one line comments only please
Replies: 363
Views: 135799

Re: One picture , one post , one line comments only please

The missing Imp from above
by Teddie2003
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: One picture , one post , one line comments only please
Replies: 363
Views: 135799

Re: One picture , one post , one line comments only please

Davrian.net & Imp Club @ Thruxton 50th anniversary June 2nd

6 Davrian's: 3 Mk5's, 1 Mk6, 1 Mk6a & 1Mk7, Davrian's were from Kent, Wales and Hampshire
and 2 Imp's and 1 Californian from Hampshire area centre on that day.
by Teddie2003
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Circuit racing
Topic: Cadwell May 2018 support
Replies: 19
Views: 5407

Re: Cadwell May 2018 support

hi steve im working on the car i hope to be ready but im just going to use it as a test session and settle my engine and myself back into the car , i dont know the times yet col Hi Colin, Ok, as and when you or Rob know timescale for the 8th if you can let me know and then we can plan what time to ...