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by moose
Fri May 18, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Tarmac Tyres 12"
Replies: 25
Views: 11219

i know the clan is different to the imp but i suffer no under steer unless provoked and can stick with 1380 minis, lotus cortinas, mk1 escorts etc my set up is neither tarmac spec or gravel it is a combination to be good in all conditions and i drive around the limitations of the car i.e. i could ma...
by moose
Fri May 18, 2007 8:04 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Tarmac Tyres 12"
Replies: 25
Views: 11219

for classic rallying you need to stick to 70 profile which limits the spec of the tyres, i tried some 165/70/13 maxsport intermediates to do Barbon hillclimb i was very disapointed went sideways in 3rd all the way round the second corner. maybe not enough heat in the to work, this year i am trying s...
by moose
Thu May 17, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Tarmac Tyres 12"
Replies: 25
Views: 11219

why do you want to stick with 12" wheels?
by moose
Wed May 16, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Tarmac Tyres 12"
Replies: 25
Views: 11219

i run colway plus fours on my imp once they have worn down a bit they are ok on most surfaces a good compromise! i have done night rallys on them and used them on forest tracks etc. you mention wanting tarmac and then loosing out on gravel so it sounds like you run on similiar stuff to me. i have ha...
by moose
Tue May 15, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Tarmac Tyres 12"
Replies: 25
Views: 11219

try longstone tyres google them!
by moose
Tue May 08, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: berwick classic results
Replies: 0
Views: 1751

berwick classic results

i DNF'd, dave cull finished nice one dave. i tried to put the excel spreadsheet here for the results but i am useless with computors so look at the Berwick and district motor club website if you are interested i went out with a blown gearbox again![/code]
by moose
Mon May 07, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Berwick classic
Replies: 6
Views: 3274

berwick

Hi scot well done glad you liked the event it is one of my favourites, no understeer that could not be controlled using the handbrake or flooring the throttle to bring the back out. some of the tests were covered in such slippy gravel that any car would understeer. i don't think any suspension set u...
by moose
Mon May 07, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Berwick classic
Replies: 6
Views: 3274

berwick classic

Dave cull was there in his imp and i saw a spectator or marshall in a clan, the gearbox is not overheating i have a temp gauge (capilary type) in the drain plug, the drivetrain is 1" driveshafts through lotus couplings (donuts) with 7/16 high tensile bolts i run 155/70/13 colway plus four tyres and ...
by moose
Mon May 07, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Berwick classic
Replies: 6
Views: 3274

Berwick classic

sorry i had gone before i could get an answer to you. i lasted 7 stages on the first day before i blew another gearbox to pieces, that is now 4 in nearly 2 years i was second in the championship 1 point of first up till the gearbox letting go and i was lying 12th overall out of 50 odd starters and t...
by moose
Sat May 05, 2007 7:57 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Berwick classic
Replies: 6
Views: 3274

Berwick classic

Berwick classic rally this weekend 18.00 tonight start and sunday 09.00 from Berwick sea front 81 car entry moderns and classics just in case anybody wants a watch, just going to load the car now. regards mike
by moose
Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: historic rallying , coupe' imp elligability ? ?
Replies: 47
Views: 24993

Ezza come and do the cumbria classic you will get round in a standard car see what it is all about and then decide where you want to go NESCRO you can run just about anything (so long as you don't run a non imp engine / box) it is a good starting point, the rules for HRCR stage, road, modern night r...
by moose
Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Exhaust shield rear silencer
Replies: 16
Views: 5395

beaten to it europa spares and other kit car stuff i got mine from an auto jumble £5 but it is now dead as i mangled it on a bank on the illuminations rally. i am currently running a bespoke stainless steel silencer bigger in dia than the aston martin one used by the works cars and i have spaced the...
by moose
Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:49 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Exhaust shield rear silencer
Replies: 16
Views: 5395

try caterham lotus seven type side exit exhaust shields stainless perforated steel available off the shelf from the caterham specialists.
by moose
Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Roll Cage Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 2498

rollcage

check out the RAC MSA blue book for tube dia and foot plate mounting holes (number of holes required 5 on the main hoop i think) you have an old make of cage there. If you are going stage rallying you can weld in what you want really. if you want to do some classic rallying you are not allowed to ti...
by moose
Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rear wheel bearings loose. Race related
Replies: 12
Views: 5452

loose Nuts!

I have suffered the same problem on my rally car i got rid of the tap washer and loctited the standard nuts (inspection of the splines etc ok) i used Stud lock worked ok for a few events and then on a partucularly rough event they came loose again. The soloution wast to recon the drive shafts and ta...
by moose
Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: what oils do you use
Replies: 37
Views: 26458

old thread but i am a newbie, i also used valvoline racing very happy but after an engine re-build due to over revving (my fault) i tried Lucas racing 20/50 plus very happy with it, a local engine builder has been on this stuff for years racing formula fords, Mallocks with BDA's etc it can be bought...
by moose
Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: Silicone Engine Bay Hoses
Replies: 82
Views: 81103

hoses

shame about that at that price and using stainless steel curved edge clamps it would be fit and forget on most imps
by moose
Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: Silicone Engine Bay Hoses
Replies: 82
Views: 81103

sorry used brand name there with jubilee, they do have rolled edge but wanted to point out that some clamps don't and do damage silicone hoses.
by moose
Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Just been watching the Historic Road Rally Tour of Cheshire
Replies: 2
Views: 2171

berwick classic

if you like the look of the chesire get your car out and on the Berwick classic more info on the berwick motor club website, level of prep ranges from standard to full blown stage cars no comp licence required simple navigation 2 days of brilliant driving tests that can be taken flat out in prepared...
by moose
Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: Silicone Engine Bay Hoses
Replies: 82
Views: 81103

silicone hoses

i may be telling some people how to suck eggs here but be careful with silicone hoses as you need to use good quality hose clamps (jubilee clips) with bevelled edges ordinary clamps cut into the hose and they tear very easily compared to the old re-inforced rubber hoses, mikalor do a good range but ...
by moose
Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Noise Testing
Replies: 13
Views: 5455

In the rallying i do it is 96dba at 45 deg at .5 meter with no buildings or structures that noise can bounce off within 200 meters (this is in the blue book but has been amended recently look in MSA newsletter) and we have to use two thirds max rpm. All of the above can vary due too scrutineer and s...
by moose
Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: historic rallying , coupe' imp elligability ? ?
Replies: 47
Views: 24993

just a thought if you replace the inner lights on your twin light set up with KC daylight spotights you will have the best of both worlds, although i run H4 headlights and cibie super oscars powered by a large 2.9i granada alternator (90 AMP) it is like daylight in the lanes. but the KC idea came fr...
by moose
Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: historic rallying , coupe' imp elligability ? ?
Replies: 47
Views: 24993

i rally an imp in the NESCRO, CCTI north of England, Wigton car club classic championship and will have my car on display at the historic motorsport show on the NESCRO stand, if you are going come and have a chat, if not and you want some info i would be more than happy to help i also have a full se...
by moose
Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Competition Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 6432

if you find someone to cover you for competition please add it to the forum i have looked for years and been unsuccesful when i compete on rallys i use lockton insurance that is provided by the MSA but this only covers me for damaging anyone or anything whilst on the road sections. My own insurance ...