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by SimonBenoy
Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: The old winners. What did they comform to?
Replies: 7
Views: 3910

The rules we run to are essentially end of '66 - the cars had to be in production then. Very few mods are allowed to the shell and they have to run a period family engine and gearbox. But engine internals, gearbox internals, brakes etc are free.

Cheers - Simon
by SimonBenoy
Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: The old winners. What did they comform to?
Replies: 7
Views: 3910

Hi Al, The Bevans won their championships in 1970-72. Fraser's successes were a bit earlier I believe, Hartwell's too, though I am not certain of how long they persisted. The rules were gradually relaxed as time progressed until the cars were quite light on production content by the late 70's. I don...
by SimonBenoy
Sun Oct 22, 2006 7:31 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: historic saloon results at silverstone
Replies: 10
Views: 4777

Nick,

Yes, Mike won it with 2 rounds to go, so saved some cash for next year instead of racing at Silverstone.

Simon
by SimonBenoy
Sun Oct 22, 2006 7:29 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: historic saloon results at silverstone
Replies: 10
Views: 4777

Nick, Actually only half the story - the first start of the race was red flagged after I knocked an oil pipe off my oil pump with some over exuberant driving on the rumble strip on the exit of Luffield and a lap later 2 cars came off on the oil deposits. A pity it wasn't stopped more quickly. It was...
by SimonBenoy
Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:08 pm
Forum: Model and Scale Imps / Imp Based Talk
Topic: 07 corgi,vanguards
Replies: 153
Views: 54860

I have discussed this with them in the past. They will do a van if we can provide enough photos of liveried vans for them to produce (excluding Pepsi which would be too expensive to licence). So who has any suitable photos?
by SimonBenoy
Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rear wheel bearings loose. Race related
Replies: 12
Views: 5643

Al,

I had this problem, and it was worn splines on the hub. Swapped the hub and it has been fine since.

Cheers - Simon
by SimonBenoy
Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:22 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Question on the HRS race engine tear down.
Replies: 5
Views: 3108

I believe it was Mike's decision to do it when he did - he could have waited until after Silverstone in October.

And if anyone can get over 1400cc out of an Imp engine, they could make a lot of money!
by SimonBenoy
Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Question on the HRS race engine tear down.
Replies: 5
Views: 3108

Al,

I think that Mike took the motor out and removed the head himself in the scrutineering bay with the scrut present. I guess the scrutineer would then have measured it, but I was getting ready for the race at that time. I heard that it was OK just before we went out.

Cheers - Simon
by SimonBenoy
Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:11 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Historic saloons at brands hatch tomorrow
Replies: 8
Views: 4004

Mike was upset to have been singled out to have his engine inspected - apparently there had been 'mutterings from the paddock' and his engine was sealed at Oulton Park. He decided to withdraw from the race at Brands and removed his engine and had it inspected by the series scrutineer just prior to o...
by SimonBenoy
Sun Jul 23, 2006 3:54 pm
Forum: 2006 - IMP 06 - The International 27th to 31st July 2006
Topic: Need IMP06 fix
Replies: 11
Views: 5230

Well, as an advance party, we have already sneaked into Scotland and are enjoying a few days R & R before the Main Event. See you all there from Thurs!

Cheers - Simon & Karen
by SimonBenoy
Fri May 19, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Frt. Rad pipes adn tech inspectors (scrutineers?)
Replies: 8
Views: 3423

Hi Al, The coolant pipes have been run through the race cars continuously since they started racing Imps in the early 60's, so no worries there. But they do have to be continuous, metal pipes and painted red. The firewall is more consistent with our regs - I have that hole welded up on my car, but I...
by SimonBenoy
Sat Mar 11, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: Model and Scale Imps / Imp Based Talk
Topic: Fun ho! model Imp
Replies: 4
Views: 4080

Grahame,

There is a 'chromy' version of this which I have. Never found any of the painted ones though.

Ta - Simon
by SimonBenoy
Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: Impressions - Items in Next Issue
Topic: March 2006 Impressions
Replies: 3
Views: 3380

Should be first of March give or take a day or 2. No promises but service has been reliable, even with a change of printer.

Cheers - Simon
by SimonBenoy
Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: IMP 1/4 mile times
Replies: 49
Views: 35199

Nick,

Cheating a bit, but my spaceframe has done 13.5 and 100mph. But it is on slicks, lsd, very light and 1120 injection.

Mark Ibbo did sub 17 in a 998 Davrian.

Cheers - Simon
by SimonBenoy
Sat Dec 10, 2005 7:02 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who has a spaceframed imp/stiletto?
Replies: 36
Views: 24910

I have one - a Rawlson from the late seventies. See avatar...
by SimonBenoy
Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:39 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 290215

Keith,

Best of luck tomorrow (and don't do what I did on my first visit to Gurston - outbraked myself into the tight right at the bottom of the hill and went grasstracking!!).

Cheers - Simon
by SimonBenoy
Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: twin webber carb cables desperate for help!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 3189

Can you up a picture of your linkage?

Presumably your engine is longitudinal, so should be similar to Imp fittings.

Do you have a magard style link on top of the Webers, operating the carbs from the middle?

Cheers - Simon
by SimonBenoy
Wed Sep 22, 2004 7:07 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: PCT
Replies: 13
Views: 5912

It's at Ibbos in Bletchley, near Milton Keynes. Not taxed or insured though - we trailer it to events. It does have an MOT - have you joined a club or anything?

Simon
by SimonBenoy
Tue Sep 21, 2004 9:42 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: PCT
Replies: 13
Views: 5912

Steve, that's Steve Courts or the guy who shares his car - National champion many times! Ibbo and I do PCTs in a £50 Imp (which did need some welding). Have a look at Falcon MC website. Imp does well if it isn't too wet, but once the wheels start to spin, that's your lot! Apparently, ballast helps, ...
by SimonBenoy
Sun Mar 14, 2004 8:20 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: RALLY IMP SPECS
Replies: 7
Views: 5978

Colin,

If your papers are pre- 67, I would be interested in a copy.

Cheers - Simon
by SimonBenoy
Mon Feb 09, 2004 7:32 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sprint car-getting the look
Replies: 4
Views: 3308

Simon, As you are on 13 inch wheels, you have a reasonable choice. Go for the softest compound you can find unless you intend using the car on the road a lot. The list of acceptable tyres is in the MSA Blue Book. Then check out some of the web sites and see what you can get in 13s. I have Yokohamas ...
by SimonBenoy
Sun Dec 28, 2003 4:12 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Campaining an Imp
Replies: 3
Views: 2684

Hi Lockie, More difficult for you in Aus than here in the UK. Ideally, I think that you should try and keep the Imp engine and if possible go for a 998cc wet liner conversion, or bigger if the regs allow. Imp engines are very light whereas other engines can affect the handling. You need to get some ...