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by bks974c
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Imp Ecosse 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 6351

Re: Imp Ecosse 2019

The runs leave at 11.00 am on both Saturday and Sunday, with the Judging of the cars at Annan Distillery from about 12.00 on the Saturday.

Hope this helps anyone planning on visiting for the day not to miss us.

Scott
by bks974c
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114866

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

The Clan is in 5 pics and myself in one, that does seem a bit overkill for one issue.

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114866

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Nice day when I got up and took the dog for her walk but by the time I was ready to leave the fog had come down, I thought how typical but a couple of miles from the house it's lifted and we had exceptional weather for the first PCT of the year. Hills were in excellent condition and it was clear tha...
by bks974c
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 691
Views: 101795

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Andy I had an annoying wheel vibration which changing wheel/tyres didn't sort, traced to the hub. Identified it with a dial gauge which showed run out on the hub, swapped it out for another and happy days :D I put the gauge on the disc and then noted any run out, turned the disc through 180 degrees ...
by bks974c
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: 1960s 1970s IMP racer info required !
Replies: 25
Views: 2343

Re: 1960s 1970s IMP racer info required !

yes please

Scott
by bks974c
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114866

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Next event is this Sunday''s PCT at Forrestburn so time to get it ready. !. Changed the plugs back to the regular ones from the ones I use for trackdays 2. Checked oil and water - all good,not a drop used on the last trackday. 3. Alternator loose, readjusted and tightened bolt. 4. Raised the rear ri...
by bks974c
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Imp with Rover VVC power
Replies: 116
Views: 30800

Re: Imp with Rover VVC power

Not sure about the red - maybe a little too garish, I like my nails more natural :lol:

Nice work. :D

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Bit of wiring
Replies: 530
Views: 105327

Re: The Vusky. New carpet at long last.

Very Nice

Scott
by bks974c
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114866

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader



Clan about 5.15 really shows the difference in straight line speed.

Scott
by bks974c
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 29809

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

Looking very blue but in a good way :D

Very quick restoration considering the time most of us take. Keep up the good work and updates.

Scott
by bks974c
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in primer
Replies: 993
Views: 294879

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ...battery tray

colimp66 wrote: and be a good security measure too. Which i like :D

Col
Not now :roll: every man and his dog knows about the secret switch now :lol:

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Timing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Re: Timing?

You need a comp spec dizzy, time it to 36 degrees max advance at 4000 rpm and above

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in primer
Replies: 993
Views: 294879

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ...battery tray

I wasn't thinking that far, maybe somewhere in the rear seat area but the front is even better apart from the extra run of battery cables.

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in primer
Replies: 993
Views: 294879

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ...battery tray

Move it forward for better weight distribution ?

Scott
by bks974c
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114866

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

colimp66 wrote:Some cracking photos there Scott and in some of them it looks like you had all four wheels on the ground too. :lol: :wink:

Some fast and expensive cars out with you there .

Cheers
Col.
Yes, tyres are so expensive these days you have to do everything you can to make them last :lol:

Scott
by bks974c
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114866

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Friend spotted pics on Facebook, seems it generated a bit of interest :D

https://www.facebook.com/pg/FlatOutPhoto/posts/

Scott
by bks974c
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114866

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Peter

Looks like you have it well covered.

I was lucky as my Emerald ECU was one of the later serial numbers which were able to have the software upgraded, which added the AFR functions via a wideband sensor. multiple maps, adaptive mapping etc. :D

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114866

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Does VAC have a plenum air box with a temp sensor linked to the ECU? Although Jo JASON is on DHLAs I have a temp sensor in the plenum air box and have used the same set up with both the 1040 GB72 and 875 Sport noting significant differences between the two cams. The plenum air temps are around 25-3...
by bks974c
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114866

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Yes, it has an airbox linked to a remote filter to a rear scoop on the side window. The other side window has a scoop that directs air over the throttle bodies and exhaust. Likewise I've seen the temps rise when idling, as I wasn't monitoring anything during the day I can't be sure it was ambient te...
by bks974c
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114866

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

While at the trackday I continued recording the AFR corrections, what happens is, it looks at the map and injects the required amount of fuel and then if held at the same position for a min amount of time the ECU trims the fuel until the AFR match the target, it records how much it needed to trim. I...
by bks974c
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114866

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Its just been rebuilt so I hope so too.

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114866

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Last video of the day



Scott
by bks974c
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114866

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Peter Under normal conditions it's perfect only appeared at the trackday, strictly speaking it's not simply under braking - it takes a combination of changing down and braking to jump out. It has Mike's comp mounts already and my own solid linkage, I'm hoping a little tweak of the gear lever positio...
by bks974c
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114866

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Pete Yes raised first lowered third and forth - top is about 13 mph per 1000 rpm third between 10-11 mph ? It was sometimes jumping out of third under braking when changing down at the hairpin - need to look at the linkage as that where I think the problem lies - sometimes I just left it in third on...
by bks974c
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114866

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Pete

Helical CR with Quaife diff, why ?

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114866

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Next Video


Watch this one from 17.30 to end, doesn't life have a way of balancing itself :lol: he definitely lifts more 8)


Scott
by bks974c
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114866

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

I coundn't work out the rear view mirror's position - is it on top of the dash? :? Clan004 No, its screen mounted but at the bottom of the windscreen. It's there because you can't see out with it at the top of the screen, I've tried various positions and it's the only place that works although not ...
by bks974c
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114866

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Had arranged for Kerr, my daughter Amy's partner to bring up my spare wheels and trolley jack and drove the Clan to Knockhill, very fortuitous timing as just after turning off the motorway ended up behind Kerr :D On arrival not looking very promising as foggy and very cold, got some extra layers on ...
by bks974c
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114866

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Just looked at Knockhill's webcam and they have SNOW, Track is clear but scattering on the infield. :shock:

https://www.knockhill.com/webcam/

Might prove interesting, maybe I should get the winter tyres on :lol: :lol:

Scott
by bks974c
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114866

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Weather forecast for this Sunday 20th Jan is holding up, cold but dry so have just booked the trackday :D Sorted the wiring for the headsets as last time I went to use them not working correctly traced to a broken wire. Changed the oil and filter and replaced the plugs with a set of Iridium ones jus...
by bks974c
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan JO JASON - Canems Ignition map(s) for Ryan
Replies: 149
Views: 28490

Re: Clan JO JASON - recent light changes

Nice work.

Nice and clear unlike some of the modern ones where you can't see the indicators when the brake lights are on.

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114866

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Been using VAK and putting some miles on it, it does get along the road very nicely. :D Been looking at the mapping and recording some data, I found it interesting how little time spent on more than 50% - all off 1 min in a 30 min journey taking in motorways and A roads. Also figured out how to get ...
by bks974c
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114866

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

On the side windows ...Eric did a pretty good mod to his Turbo Clan. He fiberglassed a recessed continuous lip around the inside of the apertures then screwed down poly carb replacement glass into the recess. The Poly carb is then aero-flush with the body. He used something like M3 counter-sunk all...
by bks974c
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Imp Ecosse 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 6351

Re: Imp Ecosse 2019

Car is just out the store after 22 years..... Think I may miss this... but anyone local with any parts please get in touch.. Aberdeen..... Cheers and good luck... Brian Don't need you have an Imp on the road or even own one to attend Imp Club events, ideal chance to get to know other members. Scott
by bks974c
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 114866

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Yesterday received an email from Knockhill about an Open day and trackday on the 20th, normally wouldn't bother going out in January but the weather has been so unseasonably mild thought why not. Today cleaned off all the mud and grass from the last PCT and lowered the car again while swapping wheel...
by bks974c
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in primer
Replies: 993
Views: 294879

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ...engine woes update

Nice to see your making progress again, fingers crossed all goes well this time.

Scott
by bks974c
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Imp Ecosse 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 6351

Re: Imp Ecosse 2019

Just a wee reminder - its only 11 weeks until Imp Ecosse 2019 :o

Comes up really fast, doesn't it.

Scott
by bks974c
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Irish Clan minor miracle
Replies: 140
Views: 58739

Re: Irish Clan minor miracle

Col

Happy New Year to you too, hopefully this is the year :o

Peter

It appears to be the slider but no dangly bit. Difficult to get any real leverage on the slider while on the deck and exhaust in place.
Once up and exhaust off I'm sure it will submit willingly.

Scott
by bks974c
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Irish Clan minor miracle
Replies: 140
Views: 58739

Re: Irish Clan minor miracle

Decided to have a wee tidy up of the garage at home, seems to have become a dumping ground over Christmas :? Cleared the bench and put some bits away in their place but still too much stuff that belongs in the house but I did find the big red key that was missing :D :D :D which meant I could try to ...
by bks974c
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Imp with Rover VVC power
Replies: 116
Views: 30800

Re: Imp with Rover VVC power

Looking good, good luck with getting it finished.

Scott