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by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan JO JASON - New Mirror indicators
Replies: 150
Views: 29294

Re: Clan JO JASON - New Mirror indicators

. As much as I've liked the look and functionality of the Clan's small lightweight overtaking mirror attached to the 'A' post, the quality of mirror back is just not good enough! . 95cln_front_lights_dips_aux_2019_01 (3)_LI.jpg . . I've replaced them several times because the mirror backing has fail...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in magnificent technicolour
Replies: 1019
Views: 299164

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in primer

Looking good.

Top Colour -- is it Capri Blue (Baby Blue) ???
Clan004
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1304598

Re: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .

That's good. 8)

After I posted I learned, tonight on Wiki, that the SBC was dropped in 2006 and they weren't fitted to most C class anyway so you will have never had this problem - it was a Merc /Bosch design -they got an award for the SBC design apparently (before it was properly rolled out!). :)
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1304598

Re: Nods news , Sometimes its the little things .

Bit late - but I just noticed your nice new C Class Merc! 8) These are a bargain atm. My son recently bought an E Class Estate for little money. They are FAB cars - he loves it! Some years ago I got hold of a "Star Machine" so I could properly diagnose and service the wife's SMART Roadster. The "STA...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 199
Views: 65313

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

^^^ took it in his stride! See .....he's looking down at his phone messages. :o

Great stuff Eric.

I reckon there isn't a better Competition Imper than Eric.

He's developed the Imp power train to a level well-beyond any other in recent years. 8)

Clan004
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan JO JASON - New Mirror indicators
Replies: 150
Views: 29294

Re: Clan JO JASON - Canems Ignition map(s) for Ryan

I notice that you mention the emissions version of the DHLA. I had great difficulty getting these carbs to run until I found an obscure article explaining how they work. Apparently they self tune by returning excess fuel back via the idle jet and this means you need to fit an idle jet around twice ...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan JO JASON - New Mirror indicators
Replies: 150
Views: 29294

Re: Clan JO JASON - Canems Ignition map(s) for Ryan

This second tuning post IS about Canems mapped ignition :lol: .. the first map is for an 875 Sport, the second set is for a 1040 competition spec engine. For the load settings on the y axis, the maps below uses a Throttle Position Sensor (%TPS) attached to the forward DHLA on cylinders No 3&4. The T...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan JO JASON - New Mirror indicators
Replies: 150
Views: 29294

Re: Clan JO JASON - Canems Ignition map(s) for Ryan

OK ..not all about Canems :lol: ..this first tuning post is about settings for twin DHLA 40s for either an 875 Sport or a 1040 race spec engine. I've recently been asked which twin 40 DHLA jet settings I use for a Sport cammed Imp engine, so I thought it would be a good idea to post jetting and igni...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 199
Views: 65313

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Nice write up Eric. Did i send you the pictures of you at Barbon? Barbon events are usually the first week end of June and first weekend of July. THE Harewood 2020 HILLCLIMB DATES ARE: 22nd March (Practice Day) 12th April 9th May, 10th May 6th June, 7th June 4th July, 5th July 1st August, 2nd Augus...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 199
Views: 65313

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Great to hear once more about your adventures ... and misadventures. :) I must make myself get out more and support you at the likes of Harewood and Barbon - both close enough for a day trip from Richmond... just need a heads-up on the dates for my diary. Got no excuse for next year (family weddings...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 31718

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: 432

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: 1884

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 - New Mirror indicators
Replies: 150
Views: 29294

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 - New Mirror indicators
Replies: 150
Views: 29294

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 - New Mirror indicators
Replies: 150
Views: 29294

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: 117225

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: 117225

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: 117225

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: 117225

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: 117225

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: 117225

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: 117225

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: 117225

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 , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1304598

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: 106389

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: 31718

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 , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1304598

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 , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1304598

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 , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1304598

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 , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1304598

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: 117225

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: 117225

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: 106389

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: 106389

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: 106389

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: 106389

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: 2651

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: 2008

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: 2008

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...