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by skamanfrank
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Where are they now
Topic: The very first imp that got me interested....
Replies: 4
Views: 896

The very first imp that got me interested....

....was on eBay about 12 years ago, probably the summer of 2005 It was red, a basic or a deluxe I think, based on the front panel trim, had wide arches, Weller wheels (wide ones with the holes, not the spokes, I believe they were white, possibly grey) and I think it had a black roof. From what I rem...
by skamanfrank
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Doms 2nd resto BMW K1000 Dyno run.
Replies: 38
Views: 10917

Re: Doms 2nd resto BMW K1000 Dyno run.

Agree to disagree. Good job I don't do anything like that for a living hey, oh... wait...!
by skamanfrank
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Doms 2nd resto BMW K1000 Dyno run.
Replies: 38
Views: 10917

Re: Doms 2nd resto BMW K1000 Dyno run.

Its actually something you could only say works if tested to destruction but lets hope it never comes to that ! That's not really true, it can be reviewed with hand calcs to assess the stiffness and strength (primarily in bending), or alternatively with anyone of the vast array of CAE/FEA tools. A ...
by skamanfrank
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62434

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

pimpdriver wrote:A couple of more events have gone by, it should of been 3 but some idiot forgot (until too late) to put his entry into the August Bank Holiday event at Gurston Down.
I did wonder where you were!
by skamanfrank
Tue May 30, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62434

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Nice to see you again at the weekend Eric, the car looked great as ever. As mentioned previously the 64ft times are rather awesome- certainly puts it into context comparing them to the single seaters. We were playing a game of leap frog on the dual carriageway on the way back too! We have a good fir...
by skamanfrank
Mon May 08, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Not Imp related...
Replies: 10
Views: 4461

Re: Not Imp related...

Weeeeeellllll.............. ....it was an experience! A great one at that too. The race did not go as planned. James put in a great quali lap to get us up to P5 on the grid and had us up to P3 at the end of lap one. Alas, he had a coming together with someone just 20 minutes into the 4 hour race whi...
by skamanfrank
Wed May 03, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Not Imp related...
Replies: 10
Views: 4461

Not Imp related...

...but pending a successful test/track day tomorrow, I'll be partaking in my first motorsport event on Sunday at Snetterton. I'll be racing a Citroen C1 in the newly formed C1 Endurance Racing Championship with some friends who make up the rest of "Scuderia Pollo Rosso". It's a new series aimed at b...
by skamanfrank
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: ARDS Test
Replies: 5
Views: 3158

Re: ARDS Test

All booked up for Mallory Park!
by skamanfrank
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: ARDS Test
Replies: 5
Views: 3158

Re: ARDS Test

Thanks for the replies all.
Pete- Mallory Park is closest to me, so it may well be where I end up going. I believe the operators are "The Motorsports School", with prices being inline with most other tracks (around £300).

Best get my medical booked!
by skamanfrank
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: ARDS Test
Replies: 5
Views: 3158

ARDS Test

Hi all, Has anyone completed and ARDS test recently and/or have any recommendations on where to go? They are all fairly similarly priced (with the exception of Silverstone which seems to be dearer) and I imagine the content of the test is similar everywhere, but perhaps you have some recommendations...
by skamanfrank
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Requirements for racing at Spa/Euro tracks
Replies: 6
Views: 4218

Re: Requirements for racing at Spa/Euro tracks

Another thing to remember is that you can get one signature for a days marshalling at a race meeting. A useful standby that's not dependant on the car/driver finishing a race. And, I imagine it would help to give you an appreciation for the voluntary work/effort that goes in so that racing can go a...
by skamanfrank
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Requirements for racing at Spa/Euro tracks
Replies: 6
Views: 4218

Re: Requirements for racing at Spa/Euro tracks

Hi Pete, ...is it true that for races over a certain duration, one can obtain 2 license signatures from the clerk of course? Found the relevant bit in the blue book: 5.2. The responsibilities of the Clerk of the Course will be: 5.2.19. (3.1, H.13, Q.4.2). Sign competition licence Upgrade Cards (exc...
by skamanfrank
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Requirements for racing at Spa/Euro tracks
Replies: 6
Views: 4218

Re: Requirements for racing at Spa/Euro tracks

Hi Pete, Thanks for the swift reply. Very useful- I think I will return the suit and look at getting something that may be more comfortable for extended periods- i.e. floating sleeves, better back panel, but potentially cheaper as a 2 layer. I am indeed going to have to get out racing to get to Spa-...
by skamanfrank
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Requirements for racing at Spa/Euro tracks
Replies: 6
Views: 4218

Requirements for racing at Spa/Euro tracks

Probably looking to the likes of Pete Richards/Mr Benoy etc for this one.... Can anyone advise whether there are any additional/supplementary (over MSA) requirements for race suits when racing at Spa Francorchamps? Is Nomex underwear (further to balaclava) a requirement or optional at Spa? Allow me ...
by skamanfrank
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: NEC classic car show 11th Nov
Replies: 19
Views: 9387

Re: NEC classic car show 11th Nov

Should be there Saturday
by skamanfrank
Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Racewear brands and recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 6786

Re: Racewear brands and recommendations

Cheers Col. I think my favourite cases of race suit knobheads are: 1) The guy at the Travel lodge down the road from Donnington wearing his race suit at breakfast on the Sunday AM. 2) The guy in his clio 172 driving home from Loton Park hillclimb in his race suit :lol: Plan is to goto Autosport in J...
by skamanfrank
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Racewear brands and recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 6786

Re: Racewear brands and recommendations

That's a good start, thank you Pete!
by skamanfrank
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Racewear brands and recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 6786

Racewear brands and recommendations

Hi all, Hopefully next year will be my first in motorsport as a driver.... after spending in particular this year scrubbing tyres, changing wheels and general pit support for others, I can't resist any longer and wish to do some driving in 2017. So, before buying anything I will be visiting a suitab...
by skamanfrank
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62434

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Great stuff Eric, well done!
by skamanfrank
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vixen Vb1
Replies: 37
Views: 30356

Re: Vixen Vb1

Well done, your car looks great!
I'm in love with these things at the moment! Especially having seen one out hillclimbing a few times this year. How many were made/still exist?
by skamanfrank
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62434

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

pimpdriver wrote:I would invest in a cheap pointer pen, the ones with a plastic disc on the end, to make it easier.
I've got lots if you'd like one in the post!
by skamanfrank
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 64484

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

Out of interest, what are driving standards generally like in the HSCC series? It's a series that I'd love to take part in one day but I'd be put off by the fact that there always seems to be multiple incidents with contact and usually at least one car that, if it were a road car, would be written o...
by skamanfrank
Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62434

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Great to see you and the car at the weekend Eric, it was running pretty well by the sounds of it!

And your 0-64ft times were matching some of the single seaters too...!
by skamanfrank
Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 64484

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

Nope it isn't online I'm afraid
by skamanfrank
Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 64484

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

Simon- having seen the video from the mini (which was behind you, obviously :wink: ), you did very well to escape serious injury and keep two(ish) corners on the car... back into the middle of the track sideways after the first corner of the first lap looked pretty hairy!

Hope you get it sorted.
by skamanfrank
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Timetable for Oulton Park?
Replies: 5
Views: 3407

Re: Timetable for Oulton Park?

Frank, no need to hide your head in shame, we'll still talk to you, hopefully after showing the minis how it should be done! Which car are you supporting? Bright blue mini, driven by Barry/Jimmy Sime, #25 I think- I think they're first HSCC outing was Croft on Imp National weekend. The car only bee...
by skamanfrank
Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Timetable for Oulton Park?
Replies: 5
Views: 3407

Re: Timetable for Oulton Park?

SimonBenoy wrote:Hi Lars - Times not published yet, but the 2 HTC races are both on Monday. Probably published on Friday on hscc.org.uk
Cheers Simon
I'll be the one with a paper bag over my head working with one of the mini teams.... :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
by skamanfrank
Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62434

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

The British Hillclimb Weekend at Gurston Down on the 27-28th of August (Bank holiday Sat & Sun) Should see you at Gurston down then in that case! The boss is Oliver Tomlin- runs a blue Pilbeam MP97 with Judd F1 engine (it's actually his Mum's car, Sandra, who also competes). I've assumed the role o...
by skamanfrank
Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62434

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Eric, which events are you doing this year/championship do you compete in? I'm attending a few events this year with my boss who runs a Pilbeam in the British and the Midlands Hillclimb Championships, would be good to see the imp in action should you be at any of them!

Regards
Frank
by skamanfrank
Thu May 12, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 186
Views: 62434

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Eric, do you ever get as far South as Prescott?
by skamanfrank
Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The stanced '67 Imp Super - SOLID DRIVESHAFTS
Replies: 235
Views: 65634

Re: The stanced '67 Imp Super - SOLID DRIVESHAFTS

looks good Frank might take a few damaged gearboxes possibly, to find a coupling with enough cush in it As it's just a basic round bush, they are available in a variety of sizes, stiffness and materials, which should mean that some calcs would allow you to arrive at the correct one ....Did I mentio...
by skamanfrank
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The stanced '67 Imp Super - SOLID DRIVESHAFTS
Replies: 235
Views: 65634

Re: The stanced '67 Imp Super - SOLID DRIVESHAFTS

some nice engineering going on there, i had an idea whilst looking at this and will throw it out there for you to consider, if you could incorporate a rubber coupling between the alluminium adapter it would cushion any shock load to the box and would be kept running in a vertical plain..... But i t...
by skamanfrank
Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Recommended Non Imp Traders
Topic: imp heated windscreens
Replies: 15
Views: 8279

Re: imp heated windscreens

Thanks for clearing that up Mike. Perfect for what I want then. There is a Myth going around that FORD have some sort of patent on these , Ford are not the only company using them , volvo do as well on later models .. Could it not still be a Ford thing then but used by other PAG members e.g . volvo ...
by skamanfrank
Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Recommended Non Imp Traders
Topic: imp heated windscreens
Replies: 15
Views: 8279

Re: imp heated windscreens

Normal is as per Ford, as you can see in pics no silver stripes, the Monte is as per the monte works cars (or similiar before an anorak jumps on my back) with silver stripes across. Looks like it has the silver strips in the pic for the "standard" one though: http://www.heatedwindscreen.com/acatalo...
by skamanfrank
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Recommended Non Imp Traders
Topic: imp heated windscreens
Replies: 15
Views: 8279

Re: imp heated windscreens

What's the difference between the Monte Carlo and the normal heated screen?

I'd really like a Ford style one.
by skamanfrank
Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Imp with Rover VVC power
Replies: 116
Views: 29893

Re: Imp with Rover VVC power

New Imp hubs or new MGF hubs?? Interested because I have an MGF and wondered about the ease of installing MGF discs instead of one of the Ford based ones. MGF steering also brings EPAS option of course. brake.jpg MGF front calliper on a 256mm vented disc (MGF disc is slightly smaller at 240mm) I'll...
by skamanfrank
Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: NEC SHOW FLOOR PLAN WHERE THE IMP CLUB IS
Replies: 36
Views: 14140

Re: NEC SHOW FLOOR PLAN WHERE THE IMP CLUB IS

On that basis, does Sunday tend to be busier? Or are they pretty similar?

Regards
Frank Claydon
by skamanfrank
Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: NEC SHOW FLOOR PLAN WHERE THE IMP CLUB IS
Replies: 36
Views: 14140

Re: NEC SHOW FLOOR PLAN WHERE THE IMP CLUB IS

Is there any particular difference between the Saturday and the Sunday? Any recommendations as to which is best?
by skamanfrank
Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: WICKED WELSH 2015
Replies: 115
Views: 63284

Re: WICKED WELSH 2015

bazzateer wrote:
From experience you're usually either rebuilding your engine or cleaning up the vomit outside your tent/car.
Exactly, that's why I had to ask :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by skamanfrank
Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: WICKED WELSH 2015
Replies: 115
Views: 63284

Re: WICKED WELSH 2015

What's the usual procedure for a Sunday at WWW? Is that when awards etc are given out?

Regards
Frank