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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:07 am

Is to be Elise or z?

Anyway, Best of luck!
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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by MiniChris » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:23 am

Good luck, you're living the dream!

I wish i could be brave enough to just go for it...

Thanks for the advice on tracks guys, I've got a few decent lens setups for my Camera, so I should get to test it out!
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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by ImpManiac » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:34 am

Meltdown wrote:Right, I'm off to Silverstone for my ARDS...wish me luck :D
Good luck. Enjoy! :P

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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by Meltdown » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:04 pm

Silverstone? More like SLITHERstone :lol: Poured with rain all day. They gave me the wrong Lotus - an Exige where it should have been an Esprit with full submarine kit :lol: Passed...YAY :D
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Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:19 pm

Congratulomo! :D

How fast did they let you got ...or was it just a case of the limit set by the wet?
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Post by Meltdown » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:25 pm

About 110 down the Hangar Straight was where he asked me to back off! Aquaplaning was very much on the cards. Vale was my big bogey corner - difficult to judge the braking point with water sheen.
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:26 pm

Congrats Mr Melt , now let the fun begin :D
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Post by Meltdown » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:28 pm

Noddy wrote:Congrats Mr Melt , now let the fun begin :D
Subject to medical...Oh, an engine might come in handy too :roll:
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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by apeximp » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:42 pm

Still going 875 sport ???
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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by Meltdown » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:54 pm

apeximp wrote:Still going 875 sport ???
:lol: :lol: Might have to at this rate. Even that needs a rebore :o No way I'll get to Donnington, Cadwell would be ideal but my home event has to be the big target.
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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by apeximp » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:43 pm

What's your home event then meltdown ???
Am planning to do donington then on to silverstone , then brands this year !
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Post by Meltdown » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:19 pm

apeximp wrote:What's your home event then meltdown ???
Am planning to do donington then on to silverstone , then brands this year !
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Post by apeximp » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:48 pm

Also only half a hour down the road from silverstone and as it was the only event I did last year (twice) am also looking forward to getting out at silverstone again in may and finals ! On the new Gp circuit ??? Ron expects my car to be ready end of the week so hope to have it back in my garage next weekend ish so I can start fettling her for round one ! Fingers crossed , coming to watch then if not racing meltdown ?
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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by Meltdown » Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:41 pm

My instructor yesterday is one of the HSCC staff and he confirmed the first Silverstone event is on the new GP circuit.
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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by apeximp » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:17 pm

Got email this afternoon confirming donington entry for march 20th :shock:
Oh well here we go again . Gulp :D
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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by ImpManiac » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:12 pm

I hope that you and the other competitors have a great season, Jim. :mrgreen: Above all, enjoy it!

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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by apeximp » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:15 am

Spoke to Alan at the HSCC yesterday and he confirms very high intrest in class E and hillman imps for the 2011 season !! He thinks there could be as many as 12 imps out this year (maybe not all at the same time though !) and he has spoke to mike hanna is is staging a come back !!!
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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by bazzateer » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:07 am

apeximp wrote:he has spoke to mike hanna is is staging a come back !!!Bring it on .... :D A great year ahead one hopes
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Post by Mike Hanna » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:00 pm

Hi all. A return to the grid is a long way off at the moment (if ever, might not be able to afford the fuel!!!). The shell I am in the process of restoring is going to take time build into a racer. I shall take some pics of its present state and Colin Rooney has very kindly offered to post them on here. Cheers. Mike
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Post by colin rooney » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:13 pm

Here are the pictures of Mike,s imp
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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by apeximp » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:15 pm

Well guys entry list has been posted , and as yet NO Vince Frost !!!
Is all the racers ready ?
Am myself running thro a getting larger list of jobs every time I enter the garage !! :shock:
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Post by apeximp » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:00 am

Still only have aprox 25 road miles on new engine and box so very worried about turning up at donington with car it very un tried form ! Hope to get out today and go for at least 50 miles around Oxfordshire villages and just try and bed everything in ! Plan a rolling road run at btec in the week if they have space if not will just have to cross my fingers the engine won't lean out at high rpm and damage anything (valves) the carbs / car was set up at mini speed last year but since gone from 998 to 1040 with no change to carb set up !!!
Hope all ok with all other racers ?
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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by apeximp » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:35 pm

Well guys and girls , who are all going to the races on Sunday ?
I have a spare ticket goin if anyone wants it?
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Post by bazzateer » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:18 pm

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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by Meltdown » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:12 pm

apeximp wrote:Well guys and girls , who are all going to the races on Sunday ?
I have a spare ticket goin if anyone wants it?
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Post by apeximp » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:14 pm

Sorry Peter I have no idea what's in there !! :?
Have booked a rolling road session in three weeks will just have to see how the 998 set up works !!!
Thanks anyway , fingers crossed.
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Post by apeximp » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:32 pm

24hrs to go ! All the best.
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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by Meltdown » Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:52 pm

Imp Race results from Donington:-
9th Steve Platts
12th Simon Benoy
16th David Heale
22nd James McKenzie
DNF Andy Jones (fastest lap in class)
DNF Colin Gunton.

Only one other in the same class was a Mini which DNF.

Both Andy and Colin were strong contenders last year so it's looking like a close-fought championship with luck.
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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by Meltdown » Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:15 pm

Here's a link to a site that shows live lap times for the whole season, plus the results I've published above:-
http://www.mstworld.com/default.aspx
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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by ChrisBenoy » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:42 pm

It was a bit of a mad day today, Andy and Colin were both flying but their cars slowed half way through the race with problems, my dads car was never running quite as well as it should have been due to some attempts at development and ended up racing some rolling roadblocks (jags) while Steve Platts calmly drove to a very good class win. There are a lot of very quick imps now although the reliability is a bit lacking.
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Post by 19James » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:42 pm

Yeah but it ran a lot better after my dad showed simon how to balance the carbs :lol:
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Post by apeximp » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:16 pm

Again a very topsy turvy day today !!! As I did last year just pulled into the padock just as all race five cars started down for scrutineering ! Late again !!! It was all I could do to push the car of the trailer and get in the q as soon as I could ! By the time I got back to the padock it was time for new driver / circuit meeting , then with sadly very little checks we were out for practice ..... This did not last too long :-( after three short laps I went of at redgate corner maybe on my own oil and ended up in the gravel trap , imps are hardy little fellows and managed to dig it's wheels in and of we went again ! Half way round the lap the car filledwuth oil smoke ! Fearing the worst and very close to the pit entrance I hit the kill and costed in ! Apon inspection found loose cam cover and missing fixing bolts ??? We cleaned the mess up and got in the race although starting dead last ! Thankfully finished the race fourth in class but lacking power in a big way at the top end , drove most of the race in third gear as was unable to build the revs anywhere near my red line ! Not sure if I have a ignition / fuel / timing / gearing fault of a selection of the afor mentioned :-( rolling road my give the answers and as carbs still set for the old 998 I hope this is the fault !
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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by Andy Hillman » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:08 pm

Great day out at Donnington park today,my imp was going the best it has ever gone until it went off! Anyway well done to all the finishers, i am currently uploading a short video on youtube if you search ''hillman imp frantic lap from donnington park'' you will see poor hillman getting his nose chopped off by nasty mini. (no contact)
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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by Andy Hillman » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:11 pm

sorry ment donington not donnington :o
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Post by skamanfrank » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:50 pm



Great video!
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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by apeximp » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:03 am

Engine just sounded flat in third at top end , it seemed like ages going down the straights until the point of changing up to fourth ! And even then I was changing up at say 7500 rpm as it was not pulling up to and over my red Line that should be around 8500 / 9000 !!!! There may have been a misfire at top end but with exhaust noise and helmet was hard to say , gut feeling was that it sounded a bit flat / farty , was worried I had picked wrong gear ratios in new weedon box but he knew it was for racing , and on paper were quite similar to jk set up ! just worried my new set up 1040 R23 so far is slower than the 998 Fraser B (R21/22) !!! Advice greatfully accepted :-(
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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by benwick3 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:29 am

Simple answer to last part of your listing. In my experience your 1040/R23 combo will be slower than 998/R22 combination if you are using a lowered 3rd and top gearbox due to the additional gear changes necessary to keep the engine in the rev range.

Getting back to your problem the engine should really go once you are past 7000rpm. What is your ignition timing? 36 degrees at 4500 rpm I find to be best. Cam timing for the R23 should be 168 - 172 for max power and 180 for max torque. These figures are as suggested by Ian Carter and when I've used an R23 I've gone for the latter figure of 180.

If you are using Webers then the settings I use are as follows:- Chokes 30mm, Main Jets 115, Idle 45F9, Pump Jet 40, and Air Correcter 180. These will be fine for both 998 and 1040.

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