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by moose
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. Faulty ring peice and leak rear seal
Replies: 352
Views: 38883

Re: 1965 Datsun engined Imp. Shiny things and nipples.....

Have a think about running pipes so close and not insulated from each other as the hotter coolant flows one way the colder side picks up heat as it travels back from the radiator and you can get a higher temp at the water pump into the engine than came out of the radiator. i insulated my stainless p...
by moose
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Steering a new direction
Replies: 6062
Views: 1347000

Re: Nods news , Its normal .

I have never been able to make my mind up about EVANS. I prefer the idea of some pressure to pack the coolant onto the hot areas inside the engine. From all the info i have read and what i have learned is if there is the correct amount of pressure to allow the water to flow efficiently and keep it p...
by moose
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. Faulty ring peice and leak rear seal
Replies: 352
Views: 38883

Re: 1965 Datsun engined Imp. The Smurf murder house...

Early and late arms, altering pivot height, spring length and dampers settings all need to be thought about as a package if going low for race purposes high pivot with later arms may well work for the springs and dampers you have and also the reverse. i run later arms and the low pivot on the rally ...
by moose
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Steering a new direction
Replies: 6062
Views: 1347000

Re: Nods news , Its normal .

Well in tests i have found the cap on my way there is a 00000.1 deg C temp drop :lol: The reason i suggest it with pressure cap on the rad is the overflow pipe and bottle do not have to cope with system pressure. So can be any plastic bottle and use the basic overflow pipe you do not have to have a ...
by moose
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rear brake linings for comps
Replies: 5
Views: 1396

Re: Rear brake linings for comps

Cheers Malcolm.
by moose
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rear brake linings for comps
Replies: 5
Views: 1396

Re: Rear brake linings for comps

Hi i can supply competition shoes with the latest Mintex developed material. https://youtu.be/M5Nf3RLo7Uk short test proves the shoes work from cold (i am on drums all round) They have also stood up to Illuminations rally, Devils own, both are/were 100 mile plus night rallies through the Yorkshire d...
by moose
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Steering a new direction
Replies: 6062
Views: 1347000

Re: Nods news , Its normal .

Cooling system working as it should thermostat is regulating the temp to 72 deg so an 82 deg stat will do the same engine will get to 82 deg and stat will open rad will remove the excess heat and stat will close and allow engine to maintain 82 deg then open again etc. Proper spark allows complete co...
by moose
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. Faulty ring peice and leak rear seal
Replies: 352
Views: 38883

Re: 1965 Datsun engined Imp. The Smurf murder house...

looking good and very fast progress. Early front arms have smaller bushes the bush mounts are welded to the arm at a different height and the arms are slightly longer making the wheels stick out further.
by moose
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Steering a new direction
Replies: 6062
Views: 1347000

Re: Nods news , Playing again

click on the nasa speed link and you will see the divider in the drawing
by moose
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Steering a new direction
Replies: 6062
Views: 1347000

Re: Nods news , Playing again

look at the drawings again it is the same for front rad conversion ducting as for heater duct to fan. if you make a sharp angle in the corner you get turbulance and the air stalls as it packs itself into the corner like liquid going down a funnel, you have a large volume it is less dense, you taper ...
by moose
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Steering a new direction
Replies: 6062
Views: 1347000

Re: Nods news , Playing again

https://i0.wp.com/nasaspeed.news/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/radiator-notes-1.jpg?resize=696%2C422&ssl=1 Dave. this is what i meant by curved the wrong way, the first proper drawing under the hand drawings shows "gently curved baffle" What you have is a curve that leads to the two nuts that hold the ...
by moose
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9958
Views: 1268967

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

When you say no cooling issues are you going off the cold normal hot standard gauge or do you actually know the temperature? it could be you are driving round with the standard gauge showing normal but you are actually 1 deg off boiling. I am not doubting the info you are providing just dont want to...
by moose
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9958
Views: 1268967

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

the idea is a non pressurised OVERFLOW bottle not expansion tank pressurised. If you look at a an imp rad top tank you cannot fill it brim full so you will always have a pocket of air that will give increased cavitation and hence not be as efficient at cooling. the idea is to fill this air pocket so...
by moose
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A Californian drying out in South Africa
Replies: 9958
Views: 1268967

Re: A Californian drying out in South Africa

Roy i have mentioned this in other posts but if you want to improve the cooling add an overflow bottle. leave 7 psi cap on top of rad, the pipe that runs from the filler neck of rad to a 1 litre bottle. Make sure the pipe extends into the bottle to within 10 mm of the bottom. The bottle should be ve...
by moose
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 798
Views: 121647

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Andy you need to order a proper pint of milk or two with the old foil caps. Place the caps over the spindles and tap the arms on. A trick taught to me by my dad who had mini when i was very young, he suggested it during the build of my rally imp. I changed the spindles for good items and new arms an...
by moose
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Steering a new direction
Replies: 6062
Views: 1347000

Re: Nods news , Singers getting older. Body number plate

Always something to do. Glad the ignition is still working as it should, i have not had one failure yet on any system i have installed one imp member has installed it on his car and it ran for a bit and then stopped, he has been to busy to update me with further details about the car but the last me...
by moose
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. Faulty ring peice and leak rear seal
Replies: 352
Views: 38883

Re: 1965 Datsun engined Imp. Tunneling for pipes...

http://www.textiletechnologies.co.uk/su ... e-red.html

I used this to keep the heat out of the interior on the rally car, added bonus is the colour as for UK rallies all water pipes running inside the car have to be red !
by moose
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. Faulty ring peice and leak rear seal
Replies: 352
Views: 38883

Re: 1965 Datsun engined Imp. Front radiator fitment time..

whole project is looking superb. Have a think about how you are going to keep the fuel tank cool, you dont want pre warmed petrol.
by moose
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. Faulty ring peice and leak rear seal
Replies: 352
Views: 38883

Re: 1965 Datsun engined Imp. Front radiator fitment time..

https://nasaspeed.news/tech/engine/rocket-science-achieving-better-engine-cooling-with-proper-aerodynamic-principles/ I took my fan off the face of the rad and put two small fans horizontal in the duct in a shroud to that when they are on they pull air from every fin, more air over more fins = bette...
by moose
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 210
Views: 79064

Re: libby the deluxe

looking very smart Chris, one thing i would reccomend is sealing off all around the edge of the rad. you have a large gap below the rad, this is the route 90% of the air will take rather than go through the small gaps in the fins, it is the air passing over the fins that provides the cooling, the mo...
by moose
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan build
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

Re: Clan build

The car has done a couple of events and was unfortunately rolled into a river. It will be re-built at some point. It is a proper string alignment gauge to ensure car is square and the tracking on all four corners is correct.
by moose
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan build
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

Re: Clan build

it is my alignment kit
by moose
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan build
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

Re: Clan build

Keep checking as i am updating the album as and when i find more pictures and will add some more descriptions, when i get time.
by moose
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan build
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

Clan build

by moose
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Thread about an imp!
Replies: 3
Views: 1263

Thread about an imp!

http://forum.theimpclub.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=32560 This is in the motorsport section, if any interest i will update it. So far the car has tested for 1 hour with us at wigan three sisters, the next day it completed a track day at Goodwood and then competed in Oulton park Gold cup. After workin...
by moose
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: Items to re-manufacture
Replies: 34
Views: 7391

Re: Items to re-manufacture

i can get tanks chemically cleaned and powder coated, i have offered to do this but there was not much interest, but if club spares had say 6 to do i would do a batch, if i have to drive twice to places for one tank it gets expensive to keep repeating it but as club member i would do one batch and n...
by moose
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Barbon hillclimb 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1858

Re: Barbon hillclimb 2018

On A rally.
by moose
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Barbon hillclimb 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1858

Re: Barbon hillclimb 2018

Ooops will edit album to remove the dog, yes it was tan hill moors this weekend. Pipes were on a single seater from memory will have to go back to the album at home, work computor restricts sites. The yellow clan is Ernie lartons, nothing to do with me at all, the one i built will live again as it i...
by moose
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Barbon hillclimb 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1858

Barbon hillclimb 2018

http://img.gg/SKFNvHE

Hope this works
by moose
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)
Replies: 232
Views: 171108

Re: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)

http://www.devilsownrally.co.uk/

Anybody entering ?

Marshalls required for the event no experience required you will be well looked after.
by moose
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 798
Views: 121647

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

https://www.heatedwindscreen.com/

Talk to Ricky, he rallies an imp and is a top guy to deal with.
by moose
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 798
Views: 121647

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

make sure the holes in the stat cover are clean, even pass a drill bit through them one size up and lubricate the studs with anti-seize compound.
by moose
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124342

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Scott you have my MK2 design which looking at the pictures i have set you up to fail by assembling them the wrong way round! the tube is off set, the slimmed down bolt head needs to go to the short side of the tube, i will call you later to explain. So sorry about that but we can put it right, i hav...
by moose
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124342

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

The clan does not weigh the same as an imp so spring rate needs to be lower for road use. For a good road car i would go with protechs imp dampers and the springs that are on the car, see how it handles, when you have an idea of how it goes and have played with the damper clicks to fine tune it to w...
by moose
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124342

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

we were running RAC rear springs again with standard bodied protechs that i had delivered as their standard imp adjustable item and then after testing we sent them back and had the shim packs moved to suit the car. This is what you need to set up properly unless you buy their 2 way adjustable and ha...
by moose
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124342

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

For the yellow rally clan that i prepared as a special test/ road rally car i had protech supply me some dampers that we tried and modified the settings with their help we used 120lb springs 10 inch long if you would like me to supply you with these items get in touch.
by moose
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124342

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

is it just the pictures or have the valves been clipping the piston cut outs?
by moose
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124342

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Oh Dear, rings broken due to detonation? number 4 worst cooled cyl maybe. Surprised RR did not leak it down before having it on rollers and risking it going bang i thought that was custom and practice to save the dreaded conversation with the customer. Hope you get it fixed easly.
by moose
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124342

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Good to know 18 bhp loss from flywheel to tyre, be interesting to be a ble to break that down so maybe donuts absorb 6 bhp actual gears and diff 6bhp etc etc. What are the valve sizes and port work on this engine?
by moose
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....insulating not isolating
Replies: 1104
Views: 312397

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ...driveshafts..

straps a good idea for when you are airborne long enough to allow damper to extend to full droop and spring can drop out. The point i was making is if the driveshaft can cope with the articulation from full compression to full droop jobs good, if at full droop the driveshaft could neck out insert sp...

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