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by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Para Hills GT
Replies: 28
Views: 2285

Re: Para Hills GT

The only advantage i can see from front discs is less maintance. Agreed although being less prone to fade is another. I bought a disc kit for LNK many moons ago but the drums have always been so good I never fitted it. (It's not for sale though). And discs actually work when stopping in reverse! :o...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Para Hills GT
Replies: 28
Views: 2285

Re: Para Hills GT

The Micra Kits were developed by a long-standing Imp Club member. He did an excellent job with regard to function and safety. The 12 inch front wheel Micra kit (I have) has the same braking force as the original Imp front drum set-up so brake balance is the same with no fear of locking the front whe...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Steve's Irish Clan
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: Steve's Irish Clan

I like the colour scheme. On the sills issue. Main source of water ingress (and mud) is from the front wheel arches. The fibreglass closing plate over the hinge posts are, more often than not, poorly fitted from new (certainly for the Crusader, not so sure if they did in fact improve the closure pla...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jomo gears
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Re: Jomo gears

Dave Weedon is the the sort of Transaxle expert you should talk to. He did a close ratio 3 and 4th straight cut gear change for me. Also uprated other bits too. There are others that can do the similar work too. If you are interested to chat with him then PM me and I'll send you some contact details...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 34381

Re: Datsun engined Imp. Hub of the problem, keyway to succes

Clan is definitely lighter than the Imp by about 100 -150 Kg but std REAR pressures for a std Clan are the same as std Imp ie 30psi on 155/80/12 road tyres. Imp std front is 18 psi on 155/80/12 Clan std front is 16 psi on same tyres - this accounts for the lighter Clan front in particular. However t...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 34381

Re: Datsun engined Imp. Hub of the problem, keyway to succes

23 psi is a tad high for fronts - especially as 175 is wider than std Imp fronts. I run 18 psi on the skinny front winter tyres and 16 psi on the 175 CR500 fronts. 18 psi is a std Imp number. and 16 psi is a standard Clan number for fronts. TyrePressure.JPG The fat summer rears would bounce the car ...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 34381

Re: Datsun engined Imp. Hub of the problem, keyway to succes

Flippin heck. Dangerous country out there! Those utes have far too much power for their chassis maybe! The front end is sensitive to wheel camber. If you have too much negative camber it will understeer in the wet at normal low speeds on roundabouts (normal road tyres up to 175 width at the correct ...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 34381

Re: Datsun engined Imp. Hub of the problem, keyway to succes

Fabulous work on that pulley! :o Your Imp's stance is very cool as is the colour scheme. 8) Driving rear engined cars will make you a better driver once you have found the limits ..just make sure to do it on a big open car park rather than on a country road with ditches like I did as a stupid 17 yea...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Clan Gathering 30th june 10 am to 4 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: Clan Gathering 30th june 10 am to 4 pm

ooops....just noticed...typo error ..it's really 380 miles not 880! :oops:
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Clan Gathering 30th june 10 am to 4 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: Clan Gathering 30th june 10 am to 4 pm

, it will be an 880 mile trip in an 875cc IMP-powered Clan with a CR box (12mph top gear) therefore I will need to plan a non-motorway route from North Yorkshire. :) Clan004 880 miles at 12 mph its going to take you 73 hours, I think you'd be crippled driving a clan all that time :o Nah! The Clan m...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Clan Gathering 30th june 10 am to 4 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: Clan Gathering 30th june 10 am to 4 pm

I intend to go ...but cannot totally commit at the moment due to changing domestic circumstances.

If I DO go, it will be an 880 mile trip in an 875cc IMP-powered Clan with a CR box (12mph top gear) therefore I will need to plan a non-motorway route from North Yorkshire. :)
Clan004
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 199
Views: 66612

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

And who needs for a BMW K! :D[/q0nij`jjj`uote] Well a turbo version has the potential for 300 bhp :-) Imp009 Clan005 Yes, but you don't need that much grunt to get where to where Eric has got to ...which is my main point. :wink: And my secondary point is: If he had achieved all of his success with ...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri May 31, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Para Hills GT
Replies: 28
Views: 2285

Re: Para Hills GT

Just seen the wiki OZ ~Imp (white one) ... good provenance! Strange to think you are moving into winter (but it's still warm) and we are (STILL) hoping to shake off the northern cold air flows here and it's almost midsummer. :( Clan004 The weather here in marahau, south island, nz has indeed been v...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri May 31, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: doms clan.
Replies: 50
Views: 5878

Re: doms clan.

I dunno, maybe there were more references to the possibility of 'puppet sex' in these, than in Capt Scarlet? Please tell me you've seen the puppet sex scene in Team America, World Police! Now you've really lost me Baz. :lol: What's Team America, World Police? (I did say I never watched/followed Cap...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri May 31, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 199
Views: 66612

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

And who needs for a BMW K! :D
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed May 29, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: doms clan.
Replies: 50
Views: 5878

Re: doms clan.

F.A.B. Virgil. (T2 is green) :wink: You're mixing International Rescue with Spectrum Peter! :wink: No, F.A.B. is correct for Thunderbirds. Spectrum would be S.I.G. — though that may be more appropriate here (Spectrum Is Green)! It was the "is green" bit I was referring to. :D Yeah. I thought I unde...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue May 28, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: doms clan.
Replies: 50
Views: 5878

Re: doms clan.

WoW! Thunderbirds are GO!!! 8)

Love the contrasting BLACK doors!

..and the solid air scoop panel on the rear quarters.

F.A.B. Virgil. (T2 is green) :wink:

Clan004
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue May 28, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Para Hills GT
Replies: 28
Views: 2285

Re: Para Hills GT

Just seen the wiki OZ ~Imp (white one) ... good provenance!

Strange to think you are moving into winter (but it's still warm) and we are (STILL) hoping to shake off the northern cold air flows here and it's almost midsummer. :( Clan004
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon May 20, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 34381

Re: 1965 Datsun engined Imp. First drive!!!!

Actually I was IMPlying that a good project is never truly finished always an IMProvement here and there to be done :) Scott Apologies Scott I misinterpreted your comment. :oops: What I wrote betrays my thinking along those lines, rather than yours! :lol: But yes ..always room for IMProvement - hen...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon May 20, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 34381

Re: 1965 Datsun engined Imp. First drive!!!!

Good to see a transplanted Imp in usable condition - so many don't get finished as Scott implied. :) If you intend to use it in all weathers (may be not?), then I would consider installing under body panels to stop road filth messing-up that good-looking engine bay. With your 1st class fabrication s...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sun May 12, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: Clan Crusader / Sunbeam Imp Sport radiator wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 1546

Re: Clan Crusader / Sunbeam Imp Sport radiator wanted

There's a posh polished all alloy one on e bay for around 400 quid , but best rad now for the standard position for a decent price is one of Malcolm Andersons high efficency ones, better than the original Sport and will cater for a normalish 998 sport even. Think his are around 160 exchange or ther...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue May 07, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Drive It Day
Replies: 10
Views: 1540

Re: Drive It Day

I was out all day on the road in the Dales on Sunday (on my bike) and I saw just one TR4/5 and a White Moggie convertible. I was Baltic mind, ...very cold air temps, ...not much chance of overheating - which should have brought-out IMPs, STAGS, and ELANS in the hundreds. :? Tour of Yorkshire Bike ra...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon May 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: JCV 750L Clan *
Replies: 269
Views: 158611

Re: JCV 750L Clan *

Sorry to hear...but I'm also interested to hear the Beemer conversion story to follow. :) My Chesman 1040 is about to get a refresh. Decided to stick with it... if only because of Historic Status/MOT exemption and I use it primarily on the road. Otherwise the Beemer conversion is a no-brainer! :D Cl...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon May 06, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 716
Views: 112065

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Fitted the refurbished and painted hinge bracket within the Clan's driver's door wheel arch. New Bronze hinge bush set courtesy of Robin Human ... new (stout) penny washers welded to worn hinge pin holes...all ship-shape, nicely located and tight as a ...(better-than-new). Will definitely see me out...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1326401

Re: Nods news , Some bodywork.

Perfectionist! :o :lol:

Also, I wish my back yard was as tidy as yours! :)

Nice one. Clan004
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1326401

Re: Nods news , Some bodywork.

A bit like bubbles in wallpaper ..you see every one of them in glorious 3D just after doing the job.

All amounts to patina after a while.

I'm firmly in the drive it and embrace the patina camp. :D Clan004
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 199
Views: 66612

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

I guess those boxes must be worth a fortune ..otherwise you'd have a spare ready and waiting to swap in.
Amazing commitment. Good luck for next round. :)
Clan004
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Datsun engined Imp. What was that?!!....
Replies: 340
Views: 34381

Re: 1965 Datsun engined Imp. Exhausting work...

Wow - I'm in awe here... I can only echo what others have said. I don't think I've ever seen someone build their own exhaust silencer or rebuild a rusty stat housing, and with no apparent fanfare either! This makes fantastic reading, so please do keep posting - I (and evidently others) always enjoy...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1326401

Re: Nods news , Possible world first - painted and refitted

Stick a float switch in the sump - that'll do it? Clan004 That would probably work on a dry sump system but a normal one I think the oil probably sloshes around too much, unless it's wired only to work when the engines stopped? Yes wired to work when ignition off. Just to check oil level before and...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1326401

Re: Nods news , Possible world first - painted and refitted

I remember there used to be an accessory you could buy back in the 60s where you pulled out a knob on the dash and if the colour showed green you were ok if it was red you needed to top the oil up, you never even had to lift the bonnet. I appreciate on an IMP you would need something like the north...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 716
Views: 112065

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

Went out in the Clan to drop off stuff at wife's shop then filled-up with petrol. Whilst filling-up several people made complimentary remarks... One bloke (maybe 40-ish) said -'That's better than a Ferrari mate'. :o An older woman (sixty -seventy) asked "My husband wants to know which Ferrari is it?...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: BS Nymph in Jersey
Replies: 26
Views: 2896

Re: BS Nymph in Jersey

I love it. It works like clockwork (orange) So jealous of you in a warm Jersey with an open top Imp variant! :mrgreen: Clan004 If it's warm in Jersey he won't need to be "...in a warm jersey..." :lol: Nice one Baz! :lol: This is essentially the difference between the South and the North in summer.....
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: BS Nymph in Jersey
Replies: 26
Views: 2896

Re: BS Nymph in Jersey

I love it.

It works like clockwork (orange)

So jealous of you in a warm Jersey with an open top Imp variant! :mrgreen:
Clan004
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: What did you do to your Imp today?
Replies: 716
Views: 112065

Re: What did you do to your Imp today?

There will be a negative aero-impact on the door handle mod... :o

Cyclist in the fifties, sixties, and seventies drilled all sorts - but then they recognised the aero impact and stopped doing it. Marginal gains. :)

Clan004
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1326401

Re: Nods news , Its normal .

Sorry guys, but I think no MOT is a very bad idea unless you have access to a ramp or pit and can make sensible inspections of the parts that you cannot ordinarily see. On top of that will be the fact you will make subtle changes to your driving to compensate for the inevitable deterioration occurr...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Time for reflection plus year end report .
Replies: 5973
Views: 1326401

Re: Nods news , Its normal .

Dave ' Linwood ' Lane wrote:MOTs run out as of a few days ago - seems weird not having to get one :roll: although common sense might take over and il get an MOT on it sometime
No. Forget the M. 0.T. Just use your common -sense to keep it in good nick ! 8)
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: BS Nymph in Jersey
Replies: 26
Views: 2896

Re: BS Nymph in Jersey

Custom Car-tastic!

Very old skool! 8)
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan JO JASON - New Mirror indicators
Replies: 150
Views: 30288

Re: Clan JO JASON - DOOR PICS for DOM

Thanks Robin.

Have Pm'd with reply...will buy. :D
Clan004
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Clan JO JASON - New Mirror indicators
Replies: 150
Views: 30288

Re: Clan JO JASON - DOOR PICS for DOM

No response from Robin as yet, so if anyone wants to make a set or two hinge kits for the the Clan, then I'm game. :)
Clan004
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: The Vusky. Rather boring update .
Replies: 535
Views: 110588

Re: The Vusky. SUs done - reversing light switch sorted

The Clan has a purpose-made lever clamped to the selector rod toward the transaxle end (flexi-end) There is a micro switch bolted to the central tunnel next to the lever on the selector rod. You could easily use a random DIY lever clamped to the selector rod by a jubilee clip to operate the micro sw...