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by Lotus-e-Clan
Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: lowered 3rd and 4th?
Replies: 35
Views: 12442

Pete I put your 6.55 into my spreadsheet and it looks like it's a better match for the change from 2nd. Thanks for the advice...as long as Dave gets back to me with a reasonable bottom line for the tranny upgrade (inc some strengthening), I think I'll go for it. BTW Is an TransX LSD a good idea? ......
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: lowered 3rd and 4th?
Replies: 35
Views: 12442

Just wondered if I would be better off with 6.19/4.48 Rallye Imp-type 3rd/4th in a (light-ish) Clan which gives 14 mph/1000 in top. Initially I would have to drive about 25 to 50 miles to get to venues so 12.5/1000 on straight-cut gears might be unbearable and then there is the question of possibly ...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: lowered 3rd and 4th?
Replies: 35
Views: 12442

lowered 3rd and 4th?

I've opted for a full house 1040 conversion (Chesmans) but on an R20 cam initially (they're doing the machining, I'm doing the rest!) I've got an opportunity for a box with straight cut 3rd and 4th giving ratios of 6.3 and 5.05. This would give (approx): cr 3rd 10 mph /1000 cr 4th 12.5 mph /1000 ......
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: BHP 789K super imp - the answer stares me in the face
Replies: 135
Views: 79657

BTW, born and bread in midlands and get to dabble with gas turbines at work now and then :wink: Cheers Brian Work at Rolls Royce then? My brother (retired) worked in RR development on gas turbines ...Ansty I think. EDIT: ..and his name is Brain (Knibbs) too! (OK it's Brian but my kids call him uncl...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: BHP 789K super imp - the answer stares me in the face
Replies: 135
Views: 79657

Just had a horrible thought! IF...(just if) at 9k rpm... ....the bolts *were* to loosen (but OK you're locktiting them I know) do you know how far the cam timing would advance/retard? I suppose enough for big valves to hit pistons on an R series cam? Thinking about it again, I'm being a bit silly......
by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:54 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: BHP 789K super imp - the answer stares me in the face
Replies: 135
Views: 79657

Brian

Did you make the vernier sprocket yourself or get it from Peter Richards?

I was thinking of asking Chesmans to do one for my engine while they're at it but I don't want them to quote silly money...the main engine work is costing enough already! :shock:
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:15 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: JCV 750L Clan *
Replies: 269
Views: 161832

I dropped my transaxle off at Dave Weedons house last week for a rebuild. He said a lowered 3rd & 4th was not an option....nothing available. So I'm wondering if he's aware of Quaife sets? But at about £400 for a 3rd/4th set from Quaife the £600 'box would need to be in 1st Class order to make it wo...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Getting started in Hillclimbs & sprints
Replies: 29
Views: 8865

Whereabouts are you based? oooop North past 21 years Yer know, I think it's about time I went home to the Midlands there are some very pleasant towns and villages just south of Coventry and I'd bet Midlanders are best placed for Motorsport venues. Plus the best engineering shops are in the Midlands...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Getting started in Hillclimbs & sprints
Replies: 29
Views: 8865

Frank

just had a quick look, could n't find a map specific to Hillclimbs/sprints and the site too complex to negociate in a hurry (I know, I'm a lazy bar steward) :roll:
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Getting started in Hillclimbs & sprints
Replies: 29
Views: 8865

Well the getting started book has arrived. Had a quick flick...no Imps, Clans or G15s but nevermind, I didn't really expect to see any :wink: A GB map showing the course distribution would have been nice in the section on course information. But hey ho! there must be maps online somewhere to show th...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Getting started in Hillclimbs & sprints
Replies: 29
Views: 8865

I've ordered one...it's on its way.

....after seeing photos from the Loton Park session I'm interested to know exactly what's the bare minimum prep to get yer going.
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 292340

^^^^ as we say in horseracing circles ....class will show through! 8)

And sometimes the jockey helps too! :mrgreen:




And as I used to say when I was a Coventry Kid .....Briill !
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: RALLY CARS- BUMPERS
Replies: 16
Views: 4967

Re: RALLY CARS- BUMPERS

mikeb wrote:
MIKE BARRATT ( EX MINI RALLY DRIVER!)
Everybodies gotta learn sometime.....

Welcome to the Chapel of Love....

(Love yer Imp I mean) :mrgreen:
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: JCV 750L Clan *
Replies: 269
Views: 161832

Small point, but I found it is a significant one. Did you remember to get the correct number of washers (mine has one thick one) between the engine mount and timing cover boss? I got it wrong when I fitted comp gear box mounts and put too many washers in (experimenting again!) and upset the alignmen...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:43 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: JCV 750L Clan *
Replies: 269
Views: 161832

hey !

see your other post on the tacho problem...I've written an essay on it....hope it helps!!

:wink: here look
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: JCV 750L Clan *
Replies: 269
Views: 161832

I'm using a facet silver top 4 psi etc with the filter king set to about 2-3psi. But if you are getting over pressure it won't make it die like you say. It will flood on tickover but recover on throttle opening. Conversely, if it's wildy under pressure (say less than 1 psi or a badly positioned pump...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: my current cars.... caution contains m***s *
Replies: 15
Views: 7572

Look. In Coventry in the sixties and seventies Minis were the main competiton to the Imp. Nearly everything about the Mini (apart from it's size) is opposite to the Imp. For me the ultimate traffic light burn-up in the early seventies was with a Mini...they were there to be beaten. That's why God ma...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: JCV 750L Clan *
Replies: 269
Views: 161832

Agree with floats, and pressure, and air leaks but you should also check on DHLA's that the non-return ball at the bottom of each of the accellerator pump wells (two per carb....brass screws access covers under the float cover) aren't sticking as there are weightly brass rods holding them on the sea...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sat Aug 18, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: JCV 750L Clan *
Replies: 269
Views: 161832

Hi si

didn't see your post before mine went in ...but my grooves are pretty deep I must admit.

Also I think I may have overtightened them at some stage which makes the plain side rubber spread more than the grooved side (which traps the rubber) therefore inducing a tear.

Peter
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sat Aug 18, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: JCV 750L Clan *
Replies: 269
Views: 161832

RE: Misab rings and rubber washer mountings you get them from here I've used the Misab rings with the grooved inlet and it doesn't work - they rip on the thin plate and get sucked in because the inlet grooves are too deep to get even compressin of the rubber on both sides - and with grooves on only ...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 156997

Me thinks you'd have first place if you'd done them all in the Clan (clutch probs wasn't it?)

Peter
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois
Replies: 1114
Views: 522034

^^^Doh! :oops:

TBH I haven't seen one with a jiggle pin in for donkey's....but I always drill my stats with a (jiggle-pin-less) bypass hole for the reason I gave, plus air/steam bleeding of course. :wink:

Peter
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois
Replies: 1114
Views: 522034

I thought that the jiggle pin / hole in top of the stat was to make sure that during normal operation there is guaranteed flow *across* the stat so that it reacts in a timely manner to the warming water. If there was complete/relative stasis around the stat (even with the proper bypass hose fitted) ...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: 28/36 Weber Filter that will clear fuel pump & shelf?
Replies: 5
Views: 2550

I haven't played with a 28/36 in an IMP body so I'm not sure about the exact clearance issues...but I have played with a "tuned" air feed system to a 28/36 in my Clan a few years ago with good results... ...if you want the engine to produce power at high revs then *don't* fit a pancake filter...it b...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:03 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: JCV 750L Clan *
Replies: 269
Views: 161832

Still need to get the some of the re-engineering done somewhere however..... but if it's only a head re-skim and replacement valve guides it can be done locally - and then assembly/set-up is straight forward and if necessary, buying extra tools or a dial gauge won't break the bank. ....I waited near...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 292340

Harewood? Only 50 miles south of me...

So will that be this Sat or this Sun (or both)? I'm free on Sat but not Sun...

Peter
by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: JCV 750L Clan *
Replies: 269
Views: 161832

Well the Cornish used to identify themselves via reg numbers ...the ones I remember are:

*CV, *RL, *GL, *AF there may be more?

Cars for sale without these identifiers were often ignored/cheaper than a proper Cornish car.

Peter
by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: JCV 750L Clan *
Replies: 269
Views: 161832

Hi Peter Sorry, missed your post (was skimming quickly as was at work). Didn't realise Lotus-e-Clan was you! (I did wonder though, as I remember you had an Excel way back in 1984-ish when I bought FCV from you - same one is it after all these years?) Heh, heh. No it was a 77 Elite 501 back then. My...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: JCV 750L Clan *
Replies: 269
Views: 161832

I'd be really interested in finding out how many cars Roseland supplied-it seems almost bizarre that a little dealer in Cornwall sold any. Well, my now-sold Clan came from Roseland Motors too! It even had a Roseland Motors dealer plaque on the dash! It was red like yours (though originally Clan Ora...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: JCV 750L Clan *
Replies: 269
Views: 161832

That's much better!
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:37 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Abingdon Sprint -
Replies: 18
Views: 5892

Works now.

Some fab cars present!

Si, I know the previous owner was fairly tall.... but are you so tall that you need the helmet bubble AND the dropped floor?
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: JCV 750L Clan *
Replies: 269
Views: 161832

How could you let it go like that! :shock: Some people would give their left arm for a GE cam & box twin dhlas let alone the rest of the engine! BTW When I lived in Truro in the late 70s/80s my first Clan was FCV 273L from Roseland Motors (original colour was a burnt yellow) so yours might have been...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Abingdon Sprint -
Replies: 18
Views: 5892

I get this message in Firefox and Netscape 7 for both links

Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a0005'

Invalid procedure call or argument: 'Left'

D:\WEBSITES\PHOT614122\WWW\RALLYGALLERY\../includes/part_display3_body.asp, line 93

Peter
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Abingdon Sprint -
Replies: 18
Views: 5892

nor me :cry:
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nuerburgring - Old Timer Festival 15th, 16th & 17th June
Replies: 18
Views: 7018

Good luck Pete!

Don't forget to post the photos...and better still a video would be brill! It would be good to see some action.

Are you testing any new mods?

Peter
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois
Replies: 1114
Views: 522034

IM, Just looked at the photo of the driven plate and compared it with the one of the Laycock cover in situ. To my eye, it looks like the driven plate outer diameter of the longer "nose" is oversize, and as such it might not clear the Laycock cover release bearing inner diameter...or its pretty close...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois
Replies: 1114
Views: 522034

ImpManiac wrote: I seem to recall that the valve sizes are 1.34" inlet, 1.125" exhaust - the largest that the 70mm bores could take without excessive shrouding.

IM 8)
Hey! the 930 I'm running has 1.4" inlets (with 1.25 Ex) so it is possible to go larger than 1.34....( just in case someone wants to)

Peter
by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu May 24, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Clan Tyre Pressures
Replies: 23
Views: 8382

Willsring

What section tyres are you using on the Clan? I'm assuming relatively narrow highish profile tyres with 30 psi rears?

Peter
by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu May 24, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 156997

Monkeys & Hartlepool :lol: :shock:

That'll be wasted on the Southerners then Les :wink:

Peter
by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu May 24, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 156997

Thanks for this Si....it pays to be connected...obviously I'm not. There's plenty of events here afterall! Tockwith airfield is definitely do-able (30th September) And the Elvington Sprint in June is worth a viewing (obviously can't enter that). And Hartlepool is possible - have to fit locking wheel...

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