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by bks974c
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 799
Views: 122141

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

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by bks974c
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 2704

Re: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019

Would have popped up had I not been away, good luck and hope you have a great time.

Scott
by bks974c
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Col

I went out with Caitlin about 11.30 so it has to be in the afternoon, so it is probably you.

Scott
by bks974c
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader



Youtube Video from Oulton Park - watch from 5.15 and you'll see Col Rooney then myself, must have make an impression on Caitlin the instructor as she comments on the fun car.

Scott
by bks974c
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Tyres after Oulton Park
Tyres after Oulton Park
Always a good day when your moving rubber around.

Scott
by bks974c
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Peter K

Your excused. some things are bigger than Imps - in fact most things are :lol:

However, you could pop over to Oulton Park - not too far.

Enjoy the wedding hopefully his only one. :D

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

All loaded up ready to set off tomorrow morning for Wednesday's track day at Oulton Park but going by Manchester/ Wales/ Wrexham and Crewe, three countries in one day. Not quite the challenge of 10 countries in 4 days in September in a Stiletto :shock: Still no pics as limit reached :cry: Safe journ...
by bks974c
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

:D Job finally done, fitted the old water pump then went to workshop to make up spacers. By turning the pulley round because its offset I only need 5mm in the end although I made up 2 x 3mm 1x 2mm and 1x 1.5mm so that I would have the ability to vary the size. It probably would have been quicker to...
by bks974c
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

After a glass or two and a bit of cogitating last night, the latest plan is to refit the old pump - " Sorry for doubting you. loyal and faithful servant". Rather than re spacing it I'll make up a spacer for the pulley to move it backwards and back in-line. Much simpler - I hope :| Thanks to everyone...
by bks974c
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Modified the new radiator to take the fan then refitted and bleed the system before taking it out again. IMG_20190726_133238.jpg IMG_20190726_183317.jpg During the run the temp fluctuated between 75/80 cycling back and forth depending on load, looks like it's sorted after all the hassle. :D Is it bi...
by bks974c
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Hopefully, the borescope confirm my suspicion so took the rad along to the local rad repair shop- wee one man business and he pulls one out from stock :shock: Mind this is a rare rad - a mk1 Metro, they can not be found on the internet apart from a few used ones in far flung countries and the man 10...
by bks974c
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

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 bks974c
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Running out of ideas now, temp still reading 91 and now been on the motorway yet, put in the 75 degree thermostat and no change in the running temp although it is hotter today about 26-30. Appreciate any ideas, I'm going to bring home the IR thermometer but it maybe just too much heat being put into...
by bks974c
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Scott, I don't know which pump you use but I would avoid using the pump with the pressed steel impeller. I have a Sunbeam Ti owned from new and the first time I changed the pump I bought an after market one with the pressed steel impeller. The running temperatures went up particularly on the motorw...
by bks974c
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

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 bot...
by bks974c
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Took the Clan out again and after the usual bleeding issues took it onto the motorway did 10 miles @ 6000 rpm and it sat steady at 91 degrees - still higher than I'd like to see. on the return road it fell back to 82/83. What now :?: put in the 74 degree thermostat and try again or remove the centre...
by bks974c
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Peter H

The NOS one appears to have a pump for a viscous fan, the other a fixed fan.

If you still have them I would be interested in taking them off your hands.

Cheers
Scott
by bks974c
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Thinking about the position of the Laminova, the green Clan had a rear rad and the Laminova was also in the bottom hose just before the engine. It never gave any issues apart from one hot hot trackday and after that added a couple of heater matrix's underneath the headlights and plumbed them through...
by bks974c
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Thanks Peter useful insight. Because it's not a new system but a new problem I'm thinking that something has changed, as ever it's the last thing you look at - because you stop looking after that :lol: Anyhoo, after removing the pump the bearings seem a little iffy and it might be the belt slipping ...
by bks974c
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

No real change. motorway running, it's still at 90 degrees. Only change I did notice was the gauge seemed to react quicker as it warmed up. Up to temp (82 degrees) in 3 miles. Although no reason to suspect a water pump issue it's the only thing that's not been inspected so once it has cooled down I'...
by bks974c
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Fitted new temp gauge this morning and much happier with the way it fits as able to run it with gentle curves.

I had hoped to do a comparison test before I fitted the new one but the capillary tube broke taking it out. :cry:

Just the test drive to see if it makes any difference.

Scott
by bks974c
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 799
Views: 122141

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

All's well that ends well, glad you got home safely and Stan's feeling better.

I have spare starter motors (untested mind) as using Eric Morrey's pre-engaged ones, I'd be happy to bring one as a spare to the National if any good. FREEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Its an actual engine steady bar, hard plastic inside as compressible material and to reduce NVH. The water pump as an issue is in the back of my mind and have bought a new one should I need to try that. It's a 930 pump and at one time you could pick them up easily for about £12 unfortunately like Im...
by bks974c
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport
Replies: 129
Views: 43497

Re: Clive - Singer Chamois Sport

Love the heat shield looks very nice, well done

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Checking with the digital thermometer revealed the Racetech capillary gauge is over reading by about 10 degrees at 90. Have ordered a new one despite this one being only 2 years old but was always a bit short so this time its the 12ft rather than 9ft so will fit better. While checking went round mea...
by bks974c
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 799
Views: 122141

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

8.30 of the am, what happened to I'm on holiday - was looking forward to a lie in :lol:

Scott
by bks974c
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 799
Views: 122141

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Andy

Remind me what time breakfast is :wink:

Scott
by bks974c
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 799
Views: 122141

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Gordon delivered the side panel for his Van IMG_20190719_170700.jpg I set about trial fitting it IMG_20190719_182952.jpg More work still required but very happy with initial fit :D Just need to find one for the other side now, if anyone has an offside one as its rotten at the roof and poor previous ...
by bks974c
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

What should be a simple task quickly becomes a PIA. :evil: Took the Clan out today to check the changes I had done were good, temp behaved itself so drain once more, flush and refill with antifreeze mix. Easy, that is until the nozzle on the end of the hose pops off and drops into the header tank, w...
by bks974c
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

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
by bks974c
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Radiator back in, hose back on, thermostat removed and checked - OK, flushed through block. Made up a new thermostat gasket, only could find some red gasket compound - that's really stick stuff :o just waiting on it drying before putting water in and bleeding. Once I'm happy everything is alright I'...
by bks974c
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Last couple of times out I've noticed the Clan has been running hotter, normally 82-85 degrees with an occasional rise to 90 if stuck traffic although I might have sorted that previously when I changed the kick in point for the fan :? Sits at 82 then creeps up to 90 and doesn't fall back so readily....
by bks974c
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Cracking turn out tonight, it must have been the sun :D

Must have been 20 plus people there but more importantly 2 Clans 5 imps 1 Midget and a Spartan, sorry if I missed anyone.

Should have taken some pics but too busy chatting :o

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

Didn't think anyone was listening :lol:

Scott
by bks974c
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

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by bks974c
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader
Replies: 540
Views: 124611

Re: VAK 1972 Clan Crusader

2 car shows and a track day in VAK in the last month. Today it passed it's MOT so ready for another year, and since for a change it's not peeing down, I will take it to the Club meeting tonight :D. Glamis Show on the 14th and the Coulter Autotest then prep if for the Full day track session at Oulton...
by bks974c
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 799
Views: 122141

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

I dont know if I would do that today, it does look rather a mess and its easy to get around and do the adjustment properly, but I suppose on the line they wouldnt have time to recut and weld at that stage, still a bodge though isnt it? Im all for keeping it as original but not in situations like th...
by bks974c
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 799
Views: 122141

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Never seen that where the factory has done that, I bet its either a dealer rectification because the owner complained about water getting into the front because the seal wasn't sitting right or its had a bump in the past,? Nope, definitely factory. Factory paint, no repairs prior to mine. Would hav...
by bks974c
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 799
Views: 122141

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Bonnet repairs, rather than continuously weld the repair and then have to grind off decided to spot weld it with local seam welds.
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Scott
by bks974c
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 799
Views: 122141

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Repairing bonnet and interesting to see the result of the factory adjustment to get the alignment right. IMG_20190624_141448.jpg They have just given the rear corner a good whack to align it with the scuttle panel, it's not surprising then that replacements don't fit well. I'm sticking with the orig...

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