British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update

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Re: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update

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After an excellent season, the British Historic Rally Championship has come to an end with Geoff Taylor winning the class and Henry and I coming second. We had a trouble free rally season and end it with the rally car at the top of its game and significantly better than when we started with it three years ago thanks to great work by Moose (Mike Dent).

We have now decided to put Shammy Moo on the market so that we can build a different type of rally car. Details of our car are at http://www.rallyimp.co.uk

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Air supply system designed by us (but based on an intake position used in period) and now replicated by almost all other rally Imp’s out today, takes its air through a NACA duct in the O/S rear side window (the cleanest zone round the car). A flexible hose routes through a modified paper element type Range Rover air cleaner box (using a K&N washable element) into a specially designed GRP airbox mounted by backplate to the carburettors.

:o :o :roll: :roll:

Good luck with the sale, what's the new project :?:

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Well done on the class win and second place to all involved. 8) I'm slightly sad to hear that you're selling the car but good luck with the sale. I hope the car finds an appreciative home. :wink:

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Nigel, sorry to hear you are selling Shammy, best wishes for your new project.

Everyone, Nigel, Henry and Mike have come up with a tough, reliable and well built and thought out car. As we all know Imps are not the most reliable of cars! :o Anyone looking for a historic rally car here is a wonderful opportunity. :D

Scott not sure what your point is :? My old rally Californian was built with a similar, but cruder, set up by Mike Farmer back in about 1970, I know Andy Dawson was using a similar idea at around the same time, not necessarily pre '68 but I'm sure Nigel has the evidence.
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Rod

A tongue in cheek dig at Nigel over taking the credit for the Naca duct and Land Rover Air Filter on rear shelf which I came up with and told him about after asking about dust and air filters but unlike Moose :wink: never patented any of them so no redress :lol:

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bks974c wrote:Rod

A tongue in cheek dig at Nigel over taking the credit for the Naca duct and Land Rover Air Filter on rear shelf which I came up with and told him about after asking about dust and air filters but unlike Moose :wink: never patented any of them so no redress :lol:

Scott
But there again Mike Farmer, Andy Dawson et al came up with them long before :) Maybe not the NACA duct but I'm sure someone else has a patent on that! :D

Incidentally my now rather imperfect memory is telling me my air filter body was attached to the inside of the roof... :roll:

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Andy Dawson ran with the filter on the roof http://www.imps4ever.info/racing/rallies/dawson.html

I never claimed that I was the first to come up with the idea just the first to use the Naca duct and Land Rover filter housing and improved on by using a
GRP airfilter box on the carbs, rather than my alloy one, by Nigel and co.

However I think Moose's set up on FFG is much neater and would copy that if building another rally car if allowed :wink: :D

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On the roof :shock: , yes I'd forgotten that! The other advantage is that it takes induction noise well clear of the noise meter. :twisted:

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A fantastic car IMHO built with great attention to detail on every aspect. Whoever buys this car has a real gem as its built to do the job. Only sorry Nigel and H wont be joining us in it in future but will be good to see someone else out in the Forests and on Tarmac Historic events.
Good luck with your new project Nigel whatever it may be.
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Happy New Year everyone. So who is doing what historic rally wise in 2014? Sadly Shammy Moo has been sold abroad so we presumably will be missing one Imp. The BHRC seems to have shot itself in the foot by agreeing to run behind the BRC cars in the forests which presumably will not go down too well with owners of Cat 1 cars, particularly Minis and Imps. The R.A.C. championship looks ready to pick up the fallout from this, looking at it from the outside they seem far more on the ball. So who has plans to get out there this year? Wish I could but I need a lottery win at least! :roll:

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A couple of photos taken of the solitary Imp out on the Red Kite Stages taken at a bitterly cold Crychan.
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Well done Chris Tooes on the Red kite rally, don't no if they are doing the full championship?.
Geoff Taylor (Gemini on here) is doing a selection of events this year after a rebuild and development work by Moose, Mike Dent over the winter. His first event will be the Mid Wales stages March 01/03/14, North wales rally (formerly The Bulldog Rally).April 02/04/14. then Isle of Man in August, Ulster in September not sure of dates. he may try to fit more events in if circumstances allow.

Alan Kitson was out on the North West Stages this weekend, but had to retire with alternator problems.
and hopefully the long awaited reappearance of FFG Mike Dents fantastic rebuilt car. :mrgreen: :lol:
hope all who are competing have a good year whatever type of event you are doing.
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I hope more b1 cars come out. I sometimes end up mechanic/co-driving for the white Saab of Steve Higgins. I think on this event he decided to park it in a ditch! All I can say is Steve is bonkers in that thing!
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I've never quite understood why more people don't go for the small classes in rally championships, the way the rules are written are designed to give all the classes a chance yet they all seem to go for Escorts. Hope your Clan project goes well.
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It saves a fortune on tyres. We can do a number of events on one set. The two strokers did all the RAC rally on one set of tyres last year and then used them for the first event of this season.
You can get the same class points, but there usually are extra top 10 points for each category. The Historic cat 1 really are the best cars, as you can do well with a car from all engine classes. I use to run a 1300cc Skoda 120s, but you use to be the only car in the class and only got half points, so you need a few cars to make the class work.
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