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by onomatopoeia
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: VOLUNTEERS in MOTOR SPORT
Replies: 2
Views: 2299

Re: VOLUNTEERS in MOTOR SPORT

Since I have been inveigled into renewing my clerk's licence for 2013, I am going to the licensed officials seminar at Exeter 2nd Feb. The MSA insist those of us with officials licences attend every couple of years. I nearly got away with letting it lapse as well :lol: Imp003 Clan004 (white Davrian)
by onomatopoeia
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Enter standard class with a 998?
Replies: 18
Views: 10904

Re: Enter standard class with a 998?

Can you enter a hillclimb under standard class with a 998 as it was a factory option? Thanks To summarize a lot of what has been written here, since the blue book does not define a "Standard" category, you will have to look at the event or championship regulations to see how they define "standard" ...
by onomatopoeia
Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Turbo Davrian
Replies: 17
Views: 7696

Re: Turbo Davrian

Davrianman wrote: I have a Mk6/7a Turbo Davrian some of you may remember. I used to sprint it and Hillclimb in the HSA Championship around 1999/2000
I remember you being massively faster then me in my mk7a at MIRA in 1999!
by onomatopoeia
Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan LWP 500 K
Replies: 16
Views: 4774

Re: Clan LWP 500 K

Actually did something today, even if it was just take a drive into the Cotswolds to drop the transaxle off with Dave Weedon to have a Quaife ATB Diff installed. Figured that i's likely to be months before I can get out in the garage due to pressure of other things, so might as well get that done no...
by onomatopoeia
Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Anyone at Dyrham park yesterday (02/10)?
Replies: 1
Views: 1063

Anyone at Dyrham park yesterday (02/10)?

Bristol MC had a "spirit of the sixties" day with about 120 classic and competition cars, mostly from the era of the Dyrham park hillclimbs (1961-1966) to celebrate the 50th anniversaries of the year of the first one and the NT taking over the property, as well as the club's 100th anniversary. I man...
by onomatopoeia
Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 290199

Re: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N

wow cheers for the information Eric, looks like Ive got my work cut out for me then! Would the full cage need to be a safety devices type all marked up? Or would say a 32mm CDS made cage be sufficient? Do you think I would stand a chance in Sports Libre? I would stay with the imp engine/box but if ...
by onomatopoeia
Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: STILL WANTED: Homologation Paper 526
Replies: 13
Views: 6521

Re: STILL WANTED: Homologation Paper 526

May be worth a PM to "rootes" on this forum as I think those date from when he was forum admin. He doesn't have an Imp or Imp based vehicle any more afaik, but may still have the files.
by onomatopoeia
Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: DAV DI/7a/050 + JEB 957F *
Replies: 34
Views: 12814

Re: DAV DI/7a/050 + JEB 957F *

Might be out on the Allen this year if I have time to do the necessary work to get it an MOT.
by onomatopoeia
Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Big block V8 power or....
Replies: 66
Views: 18319

Re: Big block V8 power or....

To continue the OT: I am interested in Bletchley Park, and is considering a visit when coming to UK in the end of Aug. Anyone who has been there? Well, to be honest I guess I am one of the very few who is interested in the encryption stuff and appliances from the WW2. It's a fascinating place and o...
by onomatopoeia
Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Big block V8 power or....
Replies: 66
Views: 18319

Re: Big block V8 power or....

Lets have an Imp engine in this topic :lol:

by onomatopoeia
Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Big block V8 power or....
Replies: 66
Views: 18319

Re: Big block V8 power or....

apeximp wrote:Or a imp unit pulling 9000 rpm with the valves just about to bounce and screaming ......... :D
Comp double valve springs bounce at 10200, in my experience :oops:
by onomatopoeia
Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed
Replies: 93
Views: 29420

Re: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed

pimpdriver wrote:
I would love to fit a Hewland box, but i can't without modifying the floorpan, which if i run to Modprod rules, is not allowed.
The Tills ran a Hewland in their Clan in modprod, I never looked at the floor though.
by onomatopoeia
Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed
Replies: 93
Views: 29420

Re: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed

Grumpyoldmen wrote:How often do you experience crankshaft breaking into two pieces?
I've seen one. Just after I bought my first Imp (20 years ago :shock: ) and turned up in Dashwood Avenue in High Wycombe with a big list of parts that I needed there was an Imp crank in two pieces sitting on Malcolm's workbench.
by onomatopoeia
Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: 1990 or earlier Blue book (RAC Motorsport yearbook)
Replies: 4
Views: 2085

Re: 1990 or earlier Blue book (RAC Motorsport yearbook)

Modprod, previously the eligibility was 100 cars in a 12 month period and historically Davrians and Clans got in by dint of an old regulation which listed other cars that were also allowed (even though that clause disappeared around 1997, the fact that the 100 requirement was unchanged meant that in...
by onomatopoeia
Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Improving brakes on rally Imp
Replies: 14
Views: 5867

Re: Improving brakes on rally Imp

The way to do it properly is change the pedal ratio, to do this you must move the bias tube welded into the pedal nearer to the pivot to change the leverage. The standard pedal is about 44mm, the ones i've made are about 32mm. I worked out that this was the solution , but there is no way I'd trust ...
by onomatopoeia
Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: 1990 or earlier Blue book (RAC Motorsport yearbook)
Replies: 4
Views: 2085

Re: 1990 or earlier Blue book (RAC Motorsport yearbook)

Thanks Robin, sent you a PM with the details.
by onomatopoeia
Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: 1990 or earlier Blue book (RAC Motorsport yearbook)
Replies: 4
Views: 2085

1990 or earlier Blue book (RAC Motorsport yearbook)

Has anyone got one lurking on a bookshelf? My collection starts in 1991 unfortunately and I'm looking for the text of a particular regulation, as I want to kick up a stink with one of the MSA specialist committees about a 2011 regulation :lol: . The 1991 - 1996 books refer back to it, but that's no ...
by onomatopoeia
Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Improving brakes on rally Imp
Replies: 14
Views: 5867

Re: Improving brakes on rally Imp

(I have to run Viva discs, so says scrutineer, and I only have .625 or .7 Master cyls to choose from (or do I?) :D . There are also 0.75" master cylinders in the same fitting, but that would make the pedal even firmer. From memory, standard Imps were fitted with 0.625" for brakes and clutch, sport ...
by onomatopoeia
Sun May 15, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 155080

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

Thought I should probably mention that I did another solo last sunday, this was run by Oxford motor club and was at Silverstone using one of their car parks. The event was won outright by Steve Woodings in a MK Indy (lotus 7 style kit car with a Honda Fireblade engine) so he didn't count for class ...
by onomatopoeia
Sat May 14, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan LWP 500 K
Replies: 16
Views: 4774

Re: Clan LWP 500 K

I have a date clash on the National weekend as it's my grandmother's 100th birthday, so I'll not be going. I'm sure I'll take more pictures of the car once I've got an engine and transaxle in it. Have many of the necessary parts sat on my desk at the moment and a few more on order, maybe done by nex...
by onomatopoeia
Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 155080

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

skamanfrank wrote:Local motor club only does Autotests from what I can see :( Oh well, I'll have a proper look soon
Imps are good at autotesting as well ;), provided the tests are set so as not require the handbrake to negotiate them.
by onomatopoeia
Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 290199

Re: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N

Mark The HSA classes are scored independent of the class the car is run on the day, but - our championship regs were passed back to us last year when they went to approval, because we had classes the had multiple categories. We had to do some work to appease the MSA, which was very galling to see a...
by onomatopoeia
Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 290199

Re: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N

The problem we have for a championship is the only way we can have cars from all the above 4 categories in a Class is to make the Class for Modified Specialist cars which allows all the cars in but all the cars need to conform to the safety regs for the Category of the Class. We are not allow to re...
by onomatopoeia
Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan LWP 500 K
Replies: 16
Views: 4774

Re: Clan LWP 500 K

When you rebuilt my five speed (almost a decade ago now) you talked about making new shells using epacryn. At the time I never thought I'd own one.
by onomatopoeia
Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan LWP 500 K
Replies: 16
Views: 4774

Re: Clan LWP 500 K

The MSA logbook says the chassis number is 01/000034. Don't know about the action day, will be at the Bristol MC centenary weekend there two weeks later in something, hopefully something Imp powered. I can't see me going above 185/60R13 tyres, which means 5.5 or 6 inch wide wheels, 7" would probably...
by onomatopoeia
Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan LWP 500 K
Replies: 16
Views: 4774

Re: Clan LWP 500 K

willsrings wrote: Could do with a nice 1200 though....... :wink:
Should you decide you want to sell the 1200, I'm sure it would fit in very nicely ...

Just not for a few months, as I now have no money :lol:
by onomatopoeia
Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan LWP 500 K
Replies: 16
Views: 4774

Clan LWP 500 K

Because I don't have more cars than I have time for already, I bought another as a rolling shell. I have a 998 that will be installed. http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5174/5584630654_29c204c577.jpg Mananged to shred one of the tyres on the trailer on the way home, didn't notice until I was unloading,...
by onomatopoeia
Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Clan Roll Cage
Replies: 92
Views: 39592

Re: Clan Roll Cage

Hi Peter Not sure about the GRP cages -there are FIA papers for them but safety items are generally updated in line with current recommendations, will depend on the general regs of the event you are doing. Pete Richards will have more knowledge on them. Scott The General Regulations are the blue bo...
by onomatopoeia
Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 155080

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

Bristol MC are running a solo at Castle Combe (in the paddock, not on the track) tomorrow. Entries are full but there shouldn't be a problem getting in to spectate as the track is only being used for a track day as far as I know. I will be wielding a stopwatch.
by onomatopoeia
Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sprints, a couple of questions
Replies: 8
Views: 3056

Re: Sprints, a couple of questions

Tyres to list 1a or 1b (some championships limit it to 1a) Small point - there is a period exemption on roadgoing tyre regs so just about every Imp except one of Malcolm's old rally cars is not restricted to 1a & 1b, at least not by the blue book. Championship regulations may or may not take accoun...
by onomatopoeia
Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Trails
Replies: 4
Views: 2428

Re: Trails

Dick in is imp at hungry hill http://www.fdmc.org.uk/pct2010pics/pct2010RTompkins.jpg report here: http://www.fdmc.org.uk/pct2010repa.php Are they Rostyles? Can't quite see from the angle of the picture. No Imps at all on the Allen trial at the end of November this year, so I've resolved to get the...
by onomatopoeia
Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Exeter Kit Car Show 23rd-24th Oct
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Re: Exeter Kit Car Show 23rd-24th Oct

I might be on Sunday morning since I have to be in Tiverton in the afternoon, but not under Imp power as it's not on the road.

Only going to look at the Stratos replicas, since Ultima aren't going to be there.
by onomatopoeia
Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Davrian Mk8
Replies: 19
Views: 6433

Re: Davrian Mk8

I have a Mk7a and with me sat in the floor there is about the thickness of my finger between the top of my helmet and the inside of the roof. I'm 6', fitting a proper seat would be impossible if I actually wanted to get in the thing with the helmet on, other than if I remove a couple of vertebrae.

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by onomatopoeia
Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 155080

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

I withdrew my entry to our March event as it was oversubscribed, and because I'd had too many continous weekends of motorsport and evening meetings in the preceeding week. The August one I ended up clerking. Had to exclude one of my club committee for failing scrutineering (expired MOT). Made the cl...
by onomatopoeia
Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 155080

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

I am going to do autosolos some day - hopefully next season. My car is not up to scratch at the moment and would not have got through any scrutineering required. The driver's door does not shut properly Shouldn't get through an MOT like that, never mind event scrutineering! :shock: (to be honest it...
by onomatopoeia
Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: IMPulse09 The Event for keeping the Imp alive 6th-10th August 2009
Topic: Impulse '09 appreciation thread
Replies: 31
Views: 4417

Re: Impulse '09 appreciation thread

Big thank you from me as well, was great to catch up with a lot of people I haven't seen for ages and to meet some new Imp enthusiasts. Plus the opportunity to poke around underneath Ian Moss' trials car on a dry, non-muddy, level surface and steal some ideas was not to be missed :lol: Looking forwa...
by onomatopoeia
Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: Where are they now
Topic: LONG GONE JOHN - FOUND ?
Replies: 236
Views: 36517

Re: LONG GONE JOHN - FOUND ?

smogland imper wrote:Image
The one on the right is a long way from home, AE is a Bristol plate.
by onomatopoeia
Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:43 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: arcc rally?
Replies: 4
Views: 1817

Re: arcc rally?

Thanks Graham. I found a completely different ARCC website that was last updated in 2007 so was a bit confused!
by onomatopoeia
Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: IMPulse09 The Event for keeping the Imp alive 6th-10th August 2009
Topic: Whos going to Impulse09 and in what?
Replies: 85
Views: 7888

Re: Whos going to Impulse09 and in what?

Volkswagen T25 Caravelle Syncro for me. All my autojumble wont fit in the Chamois!

The Davrian may or may not be coming on the trailer. Depends if I have the trailer brakes fixed by then.
by onomatopoeia
Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: arcc rally?
Replies: 4
Views: 1817

arcc rally?

Do the ARCC still have an annual show? I had a look in the most recent Impressions I could find (May - my house is a mess :( ) and can't see one listed.