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by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 28055

Re: Datsun engined Imp. Now pondering fuel infection ideas....

Cheers Andy. Yeah I'm looking forward to having full scale fuel infection . All those little components that could let their smoke out at any time.. Makes for a grand adventure :-) Once you have it, I hope you intend to use antibiotics only if really necessary. :o If you rest it up in a warm garage...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Tappet clearance?
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Tappet clearance?

All R series cams are 6 to 8 inlets and 12 to 14 exhaust - ie aim for 7 thou inlets, 13 thou Exhausts. :) Clan004
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Re: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019

Finding myself upside down in the Clan is amongst my worst nightmares! :shock: It 's a big tick (apart from weight saving) for external door hinges when racing ..no way would you get the door off a std upside down Clan. :o A big tick also for tight-fitting multipoint harnesses. :) Many racing and ra...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan JO JASON - rear spring swap cock-up
Replies: 145
Views: 27482

Re: Clan JO JASON - rear spring swap cock-up

Could you have shorter, softer springs and dampers fitted ? Just asking.... I don't know if it's possible even. 🤔 Andy G Yes you could , but they would bottom-out on the bump-stops giving a sudden change in attitude ..which means you'd lose it mid-corner on full roll if you hit a bump especially. :...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan JO JASON - rear spring swap cock-up
Replies: 145
Views: 27482

Re: Clan JO JASON - rear spring swap cock-up

Got the Clan on the ramps to swap out the 360 lbin uprated rear springs for the std Clan's std 260 lbin springs - but failed to account for the MUCH longer damper travel required for the longer std Clan springs! :oops: I forgot that I'd bought bespoke length Protech dampers to match the shorter 360 ...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan JO JASON - rear spring swap cock-up
Replies: 145
Views: 27482

Re: Clan JO JASON - DOOR PICS for DOM

Door hinges replaced with Robin's SS pins / oil-lite bushes and door driver's beam refurbished. Good points: Extra sheet metal reinforcement into the door beams has restored the side impact protection - probably better than new.... albeit with an additional weight penalty. Door shuts nicely without ...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111631

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

oli wrote:Except for the registrar, and Vicar / Celebrant I hope!
There'll be plenty of that! :D

Which will make the job of clearing-up the next day all the more difficult! :)
Clan004
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111631

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

ylee coyote wrote:there is always sunday ......
I'll be helping clear up the mess from the night before ...this is a diy country bumkin wedding ... no hotels or wedding companies or outside help involved. :) Clan004
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111631

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Would have been nice to go to the National with the Clan and catch-up with folk but my son is getting married on Saturday so I can't go. I would have liked to have a good close-up gawp at VAK and all the mods you've done ...but hey ho I think the son is expecting me to turn-up at his wedding, so may...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111631

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Be nice to the new temporary replacement pump too ..it made you refocus on the radiator! :)

All's well that ends well. 8)
Clan004
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111631

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Feed hose to engine block in the 70's, top hose in the 80's rad top in the 60's but return from the rad about the same :shock: The rad is a double pass type from a mk1 Metro, going to check the baffle in the tank is still in place. Edit Removed rad and poured water into one stub while tilted up and...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111631

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Keep it simple and take three temp readings 1) where the bottom hose goes into the engine 2) at the cylinder head top hose and 3) at the front rad input hose. Do that for normal driving running at 80C and when it goes to 90C during a motorway blast (pull over to hard shoulder first! :lol: ) and comp...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111631

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Yes the EWP temp controller is reactive to temp rises! And for this reason, the position of the sensor needs to be kept well within the water jacket. The sensor should not be fitted anywhere else other than directly within the cylinder head jacket (say next to the gauge sensor) otherwise the delay b...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111631

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

On the motorway (sustained high speeds) you should have more air though the rad but it does sound like (from what I've read) that the extra heat in the Laminova at high revs is entering the system on return to the engine and if the coolant flow rate is under par then it will affect flow through both...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Engine lid buffers .
Replies: 5942
Views: 1264432

Re: Nods news , Bit of a service

Great to see a picture of you!

So young....still :)

Clan004
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 97135

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

johnh875 wrote:Probably just as well to buy a new seat post? As for jacks...
Make-do-and-mend is the new green ...back to the future! :)
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 28055

Re: Datsun engined Imp. Leaky splines and flappy numbers...

A quality job - multi-talented guy! 8)

Just need to add a couple of vertical v-shaped aero panels to the front faces for trouble free 80 mph motorway bashes (assuming no crosswind) :shock: . Clan004
by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Engine lid buffers .
Replies: 5942
Views: 1264432

Re: Nods news , Playing with Alternators again.

Very professional as ever! :) Clan004
by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Engine lid buffers .
Replies: 5942
Views: 1264432

Re: Nods news , C/O reading

TBH it's the ignition side that allows mine to run smooth with a lot less fuel. Mapped ignition with the twin coil pack provides a big, fat, very consistently-timed, spark - plus iridium plugs help too. I reckon you should be able to get it to idle OK @ 2.5% CO (AFR 13.5) ( and save a bit of fuel)....
by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Engine lid buffers .
Replies: 5942
Views: 1264432

Re: Nods news , C/O reading

TBH it's the ignition side that allows mine to run smooth with a lot less fuel. Mapped ignition with the twin coil pack provides a big, fat, very consistently-timed, spark - plus iridium plugs help too. I reckon you should be able to get it to idle OK @ 2.5% CO (AFR 13.5) ( and save a bit of fuel). ...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Engine lid buffers .
Replies: 5942
Views: 1264432

Re: Nods news , C/O reading

Here's a modern (Toyota) explanation of the ranges of AFR (or CO) expected for economy, power and torque. https://5ubs0a.dm.files.1drv.com/y4mHXowp4xpnW9qCRS7AFrSSC3v9Ms77S6G9dIo-tgpQL66nhaSDI6-74FiyD2NQ2JP4N4AWeBp1BTsU9z7Zamv7cqVaatWGGlHmFERWI__sgDCoTpbuUX3smlah1OF3v50VeC22OqLJIEy5V39SsA6Fyupy7fKdQ...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111631

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Peter VAK's exhaust is solidly mounted to the engine, it's likely that it's one of the two heat shields that is vibrating but more difficult to alter their mountings so altering the exhaust mounts and hope that changes the frequency. Thanks anyway. Scott Ok I misunderstood. I thought you meant the ...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 111631

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

FWIW Scott. I now mount the entire exhaust rigidly to the engine. And definitely not anywhere to the bodywork. Previously, I used bobbins on the engine exhaust bracket and the extra vibe in the system is a COUNTER vibe to the engine vibe so shakes the box apart. Mentioned it to Eric (PimpDriver) and...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 97135

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

The Nun wrote:
Lotus-e-Clan wrote:Well I think it's a good idea to have an inspection hole :
Clan004
Ey it is but you might have thought they would have used a proper hole cutter and put a rubber bung in after the job wouldn't you? :?
Who's looking?
Function trumps aesthetics at the end of the day! :lol:
Clan004
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 97135

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Well I think it's a good idea to have an inspection hole / key-hole surgery access as std...those pesky release bearing springs do frequently go AWOL! :
Clan004
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 97135

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Looks possibly like damage from a flailing detached driveshaft or did someone drill an inspection hole to replace dislodged release bearing springs rather than remove the engine? :o
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 97135

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Today I finished the fitting of the glove box, originally started years ago, that needed the near side left hand end panel and boomerang trim put in place. My mate Trevor supplied the metal piece, and I had the plastic part in stock. So, whilst I was outdoors and doing something useful, I thought I...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: BS Nymph in Jersey
Replies: 26
Views: 2211

Re: BS Nymph in Jersey

Beautiful work, very stylish and inviting.

Can imagine jumping in to the seats and cruising down to St Helier and back. Happy days! Clan004
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Para Hills GT
Replies: 28
Views: 1535

Re: Para Hills GT

The only advantage i can see from front discs is less maintance. Agreed although being less prone to fade is another. I bought a disc kit for LNK many moons ago but the drums have always been so good I never fitted it. (It's not for sale though). And discs actually work when stopping in reverse! :o...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Para Hills GT
Replies: 28
Views: 1535

Re: Para Hills GT

The Micra Kits were developed by a long-standing Imp Club member. He did an excellent job with regard to function and safety. The 12 inch front wheel Micra kit (I have) has the same braking force as the original Imp front drum set-up so brake balance is the same with no fear of locking the front whe...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Steve's Irish Clan
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Steve's Irish Clan

I like the colour scheme. On the sills issue. Main source of water ingress (and mud) is from the front wheel arches. The fibreglass closing plate over the hinge posts are, more often than not, poorly fitted from new (certainly for the Crusader, not so sure if they did in fact improve the closure pla...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jomo gears
Replies: 2
Views: 680

Re: Jomo gears

Dave Weedon is the the sort of Transaxle expert you should talk to. He did a close ratio 3 and 4th straight cut gear change for me. Also uprated other bits too. There are others that can do the similar work too. If you are interested to chat with him then PM me and I'll send you some contact details...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 28055

Re: Datsun engined Imp. Hub of the problem, keyway to succes

Clan is definitely lighter than the Imp by about 100 -150 Kg but std REAR pressures for a std Clan are the same as std Imp ie 30psi on 155/80/12 road tyres. Imp std front is 18 psi on 155/80/12 Clan std front is 16 psi on same tyres - this accounts for the lighter Clan front in particular. However t...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 28055

Re: Datsun engined Imp. Hub of the problem, keyway to succes

23 psi is a tad high for fronts - especially as 175 is wider than std Imp fronts. I run 18 psi on the skinny front winter tyres and 16 psi on the 175 CR500 fronts. 18 psi is a std Imp number. and 16 psi is a standard Clan number for fronts. TyrePressure.JPG The fat summer rears would bounce the car ...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 28055

Re: Datsun engined Imp. Hub of the problem, keyway to succes

Flippin heck. Dangerous country out there! Those utes have far too much power for their chassis maybe! The front end is sensitive to wheel camber. If you have too much negative camber it will understeer in the wet at normal low speeds on roundabouts (normal road tyres up to 175 width at the correct ...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 28055

Re: Datsun engined Imp. Hub of the problem, keyway to succes

Fabulous work on that pulley! :o Your Imp's stance is very cool as is the colour scheme. 8) Driving rear engined cars will make you a better driver once you have found the limits ..just make sure to do it on a big open car park rather than on a country road with ditches like I did as a stupid 17 yea...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Clan Gathering 30th june 10 am to 4 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: Clan Gathering 30th june 10 am to 4 pm

ooops....just noticed...typo error ..it's really 380 miles not 880! :oops:
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Clan Gathering 30th june 10 am to 4 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: Clan Gathering 30th june 10 am to 4 pm

, it will be an 880 mile trip in an 875cc IMP-powered Clan with a CR box (12mph top gear) therefore I will need to plan a non-motorway route from North Yorkshire. :) Clan004 880 miles at 12 mph its going to take you 73 hours, I think you'd be crippled driving a clan all that time :o Nah! The Clan m...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Clan Gathering 30th june 10 am to 4 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: Clan Gathering 30th june 10 am to 4 pm

I intend to go ...but cannot totally commit at the moment due to changing domestic circumstances.

If I DO go, it will be an 880 mile trip in an 875cc IMP-powered Clan with a CR box (12mph top gear) therefore I will need to plan a non-motorway route from North Yorkshire. :)
Clan004
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 187
Views: 62443

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

And who needs for a BMW K! :D[/q0nij`jjj`uote] Well a turbo version has the potential for 300 bhp :-) Imp009 Clan005 Yes, but you don't need that much grunt to get where to where Eric has got to ...which is my main point. :wink: And my secondary point is: If he had achieved all of his success with ...