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by Grumpyoldmen
Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011
Replies: 341
Views: 118296

Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Now and then I hear about "blown-up" engines.......maybe it's because absence of rev limiter???

Actually I don't understand this "fear" of a good rev limiter. In reality it is essential on £5000 engine
by Grumpyoldmen
Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011
Replies: 341
Views: 118296

Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

....I was so annoyed at my self i cant bare to watch that part of the video........ I am with you on that....when things like that happen you just want do something (unspeakable). Once again I looked at the race and it's really great (as long as it last) Next race, man, next race!!! The car seems t...
by Grumpyoldmen
Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011
Replies: 341
Views: 118296

Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Have now seen the YouTube clip from Brands Hatch and it was a great race.
Unfortunately not the whole heat. Are there a part 2?
Anyway, it was one of the best races I have seen
by Grumpyoldmen
Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011
Replies: 341
Views: 118296

Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Wonder if he had the in-car camera on...?
by Grumpyoldmen
Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Clutch release
Replies: 19
Views: 23933

Re: Clutch release

knutspeed wrote:Evidence:

:)
Yes, what a lovely day!!
by Grumpyoldmen
Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Clutch release
Replies: 19
Views: 23933

Re: Clutch release

That's it!!!
We in Scandinavia want Doc out on the racetrack as fast as possibly and don't want him to be stopped by a silly thing like a clutch release problem!!!
by Grumpyoldmen
Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Clutch release
Replies: 19
Views: 23933

Re: Clutch release

Surprice! Nobody in a forum filled with Imp specielist seems to know the answer. And sometimes there are answers even if nobody don't know anything! A fact related to any of Murphy's laws?? :mrgreen: Could be because youre not members and cant get access to all the good answers from the past :wink:...
by Grumpyoldmen
Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Clutch release
Replies: 19
Views: 23933

Re: Clutch release

Surprice! Nobody in a forum filled with Imp specielist seems to know the answer. And sometimes there are answers even if nobody don't know anything!
A fact related to any of Murphy's laws?? :mrgreen:
by Grumpyoldmen
Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: The similarity between the Imp and Austin-Healey
Replies: 0
Views: 1819

The similarity between the Imp and Austin-Healey

Nothing at all, but the Healey's like it sideways.
OT but Motorsport!
by Grumpyoldmen
Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed
Replies: 93
Views: 28638

Re: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed

I thought I was being too subtle and you'd miss it !
I always miss it!! (I am a furriner!) :twisted: :lol:
by Grumpyoldmen
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed
Replies: 93
Views: 28638

Re: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed

"..he doesn't sit back and reflect on "training"..."
Sorry, don't understand. Does it mean I am an armchair idiot???? If so: How did you know my secret!!!
by Grumpyoldmen
Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed
Replies: 93
Views: 28638

Re: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed

....got 144hp at the wheels.....
Is the world "strain"?
Just came to think about that gearbox input shaft. It appears to be very slim......probably an illusion only.
by Grumpyoldmen
Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Big block V8 power or....
Replies: 66
Views: 17841

Re: Big block V8 power or....

To continue the OT: I am interested in Bletchley Park, and is considering a visit when coming to UK in the end of Aug.
Anyone who has been there?
Well, to be honest I guess I am one of the very few who is interested in the encryption stuff and appliances from the WW2.
by Grumpyoldmen
Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Big block V8 power or....
Replies: 66
Views: 17841

Re: Big block V8 power or....

Ooooh, Doune Hill, narrow road and hard railings!!
by Grumpyoldmen
Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Big block V8 power or....
Replies: 66
Views: 17841

Re: Big block V8 power or....

Video from the race at Knutstorp!! There where some hot moments!!
by Grumpyoldmen
Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Big block V8 power or....
Replies: 66
Views: 17841

Re: Big block V8 power or....

Yes, yes, this engine music is all right. But one thing is not all right, as a matter of fact: I HATE IT!! It's when I see a race video and instead of the sound of screaming race cars, someone has replaced the car noise with hard rock music... or hip-hop.....or techno.. or whatever. A beautiful Jagu...
by Grumpyoldmen
Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Big block V8 power or....
Replies: 66
Views: 17841

Re: Big block V8 power or....

So from the bike point of view you'd appreciate a Thumper, and the aero engine is clearly HUGE, and they both probably fire once every lamp post :lol: Splendid :D That lamppost point of view is molto importante! THUD...........................................THUD.......................................
by Grumpyoldmen
Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Big block V8 power or....
Replies: 66
Views: 17841

Re: Big block V8 power or....

3 cyl. .....yes some balance can be found............instead of two pistons going together up and down. From a technical point of view, that is quite unpleasant!
by Grumpyoldmen
Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Big block V8 power or....
Replies: 66
Views: 17841

Re: Big block V8 power or....

Meltdown wrote: So from the bike point of view you'd appreciate a Thumper, and the aero engine is clearly HUGE, and they both probably fire once every lamp post :lol: Splendid :D
That lamppost point of view is molto importante!
by Grumpyoldmen
Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Big block V8 power or....
Replies: 66
Views: 17841

Re: Big block V8 power or....

I have a bike so my opinion is: 2 cylinders is one to much! :twisted: But as as an admirer of Pratt & Whitney I would like to point out the aircraft radial engine R-4360 : 28 cyl. 4363 cub.inch (71 liter) 4000 Hp. And one important thing: It could deliver that hour after hour in the air, from one co...
by Grumpyoldmen
Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Big block V8 power or....
Replies: 66
Views: 17841

Re: Big block V8 power or....

Straight line speed versus agility. Plus (no offence to them as I don't know them) driver ability. Where is it? Sports-car-meeting 2011 in Sweden last weekend. The BDA driver is Tommy Kjehr, Denmark and he is clever. He did actually pass at the twisty part one lap but then we have that long straigh...
by Grumpyoldmen
Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Big block V8 power or....
Replies: 66
Views: 17841

Re: Big block V8 power or....

Straight line speed versus agility. Plus (no offence to them as I don't know them) driver ability. Where is it? Sports-car-meeting 2011 in Sweden last weekend. The BDA driver is Tommy Kjehr, Denmark and he is clever. He did actually pass at the twisty part one lap but then we have that long straigh...
by Grumpyoldmen
Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Big block V8 power or....
Replies: 66
Views: 17841

Big block V8 power or....

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Everybody seems to be so keen on big block V8 power, but the driver in the BDA 1600 managed to follow the GT40 all the way to the finish line. First and second place. Proves that 8cyl. is not everything.
by Grumpyoldmen
Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:03 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed
Replies: 93
Views: 28638

Re: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed

cov_climax wrote:frank, on an imp rod you could only measure one of the bolts, the other is in a blind hole so not possible. I'd say vertually all people will use a torque wrench
How often do you adjust your torque wrench?
by Grumpyoldmen
Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed
Replies: 93
Views: 28638

Re: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed

Still.......150 bhp as Mr "Pimp" claims is a lot for an Imp engine and gearbox. Is it estimated, guessed. or "pipe dream" bhp or figures from some kind of rolling road?
by Grumpyoldmen
Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:16 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011
Replies: 341
Views: 118296

Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

apeximp wrote:Not many imps entered for brands hatch super prix ! Wonder why ???
Most of them are broken and now in for repair again !..............................(sorry, apologize, it was my wicked side) :oops:
by Grumpyoldmen
Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed
Replies: 93
Views: 28638

Re: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed

But do they actually have the Imp bolts? I doubt that ARP have ever heard of a Hillman Imp. :? The bolts that I used were the Lotus Twin Cam, Ford Cosworth YB / BDA, etc. type. Reg Patten needed to shorten mine a bit to allow them to fit the drilled and tapped connecting rods. Burton Power did not ...
by Grumpyoldmen
Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed
Replies: 93
Views: 28638

Re: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed

ImpManiac wrote:
Grumpyoldmen wrote:The ARP bolts looks super! As if I have design them myself!! 8) Give me 8 of them!!
Give Burton Power a call. Give them about £85 (VAT, delivery, etc.). They will give you some. :wink: :lol:

IM 8)

But do they actually have the Imp bolts?
by Grumpyoldmen
Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed
Replies: 93
Views: 28638

Re: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed

But the crankshaft is not considered as a weak link in the chain of "survival".?? The standard conrod bolt looks very tiny. What is the size of special made bolt? The upgrade in size is redrilling the rod and cap to take a 3/8 bolt rather than 5/16 with the option of upgrading the quality of the bo...
by Grumpyoldmen
Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed
Replies: 93
Views: 28638

Re: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed

The standard conrod bolt looks very tiny. What is the size of special made bolt? I think the ones I ordered were THESE (CLICK HERE). It is not the size that counts so much as the material grade and quality and the manufacturing process. For example, cold worked steel can be tougher than hot worked....
by Grumpyoldmen
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed
Replies: 93
Views: 28638

Re: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed

But the crankshaft is not considered as a weak link in the chain of "survival".??
The standard conrod bolt looks very tiny. What is the size of special made bolt?
by Grumpyoldmen
Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed
Replies: 93
Views: 28638

Re: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed

How often do you experience crankshaft breaking into two pieces?
by Grumpyoldmen
Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed
Replies: 93
Views: 28638

Re: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed

Eric's bottom end is basically a competition bottom end, the only upgrade might be bigger bolts in the conrods, though not all comp engines use these. Why not? Probably because some engine builders don't believe its the conrod bolts that are the cause of failure so see no point in upgrading beyound...
by Grumpyoldmen
Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed
Replies: 93
Views: 28638

Re: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed

bks974c wrote:Eric's bottom end is basically a competition bottom end, the only upgrade might be bigger bolts in the conrods, though not all comp engines use these.
Why not?
by Grumpyoldmen
Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed
Replies: 93
Views: 28638

Re: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed

I don't get this. In another tread many experts has emphasize the need for "high-end" or "special prepared" stuff when power exceed over 100bhp. Then we have this turbo powered (150 bhp owner enthusiastically claim) engine using standard bottom end parts. OK the inevitable happened: a conrod went, b...
by Grumpyoldmen
Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed
Replies: 93
Views: 28638

Re: Turbo Test Engine - Test Completed

pimpdriver wrote: .......home made block strengthening plate and blocks with M12 studs........ [/img]
Can you show us how you have made it?

It's always the conrod bolts?
Can ARP bolts be found?
by Grumpyoldmen
Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011
Replies: 341
Views: 118296

Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Andy Hillman wrote:Put a short video of the first race from snetterton on youtube for those that fancy a giggle! just search ''hillman in traffic''
Why short? Long version is no problem for me anyway.
I did hear a lot of "crunch" from the gearbox. Non-syncro noice?
by Grumpyoldmen
Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011
Replies: 341
Views: 118296

Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Think about us foreigners What track are you talking about? Spectator places, I don't know, but I prefer to be in the paddock. It feels more homely.........sort of. The same one you were watching on the live feed during the race? Oh I see....not future (next race) but present. Why is it called "300"
by Grumpyoldmen
Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011
Replies: 341
Views: 118296

Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Think about us foreigners What track are you talking about?

Spectator places, I don't know, but I prefer to be in the paddock. It feels more homely.........sort of.
by Grumpyoldmen
Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011
Replies: 341
Views: 118296

Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Put a short video of the first race from snetterton on youtube for those that fancy a giggle! just search ''hillman in traffic'' You did pass some in the back of the row suspiciously fast? Have they parked there waiting for the next heat? :D Have seen that red/orange Anglia before. Annoying chap, i...