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1960s 1970s IMP racer info required !

Post by carfan » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:12 pm

Just wondering if anyone recognises this old racer or has any information on it ?

Esso UNIFLO 1973 saloon car championship competitor large sticker on inside of door.

850cc on rear wings , engine has twin weber 40s & rear engine support tied into cage

Had a wide side stripe under the current paint , car has red in places too

Front rad & oil cooler , small fuel tank , discs & antirollbar on front

Fibreglass bonnet & arches , alum bootlid , alum doorskin lowers , neat lightening holes EVERYWHERE , ! ( The starter motor is very cool , as are gear shift tube & wheel arch tubs ! )

distinctive alum strap deadbolt door latches in gutted doors , all Perspex windows
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Post by carfan » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:29 pm

Another pic !
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Post by bks974c » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:44 pm

yes please

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Post by carfan » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:35 pm

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Post by colimp66 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:35 pm

carfan wrote:Another pic !
I think we need more than that... Your just teasing us. :lol:
Looks very interesting.
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:31 am

850 would be a special short stroke screamer engine , i think developed to compete in the 850 Mini class at the time , might help date it at least
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Post by colimp66 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:04 am

This is the same car I think looking in better fettle.
blue race 850 imp.jpg
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Post by carfan » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:18 am

colimp66 wrote:This is the same car I think looking in better fettle.



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Thanks for that photo ! That's it alright , where did you find that pic ? Any others or info with it ?


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Post by colimp66 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:40 am

That photo used to be on here when there was a gallery I am sure. If not I have a feeling it may have been when there was a dyno session organised by the club somewhere???
From the properties of the photo from when I copied it was 2009 possibly.

That's all I know about it sorry. I liked the colour and the look of the car :roll:

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Post by carfan » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:22 am

colimp66 wrote:That photo used to be on here when there was a gallery I am sure. If not I have a feeling it may have been when there was a dyno session organise dby the club somewhere???
From the properties of the photo from when I copied it was 2009 possibly.

That's all I know about it sorry. I liked the colour and the look of the car :roll:

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Thanks , it's more than I knew previously :)
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Post by cov_climax » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:38 pm

This one viewtopic.php?f=24&t=3324&hilit=Rolling+road

There was an article in impressions afterwards with names and outputs if memory serves

Rolling road day was in the Cotswolds and I've a vague memory of Ed Newman having an ex-race 850 imp and he lived local to that area, just putting two and two together......

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Post by colimp66 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:55 pm

That's the one I was thinking of Brian :D . I knew someone would remember the event.
2006 though I see so earlier than I thought of it being 2009.
I see Scott's Clan VAK was also there along with a few other regulars that used to frequent this provence :lol:

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Post by carfan » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:23 pm

cov_climax wrote:This one viewtopic.php?f=24&t=3324&hilit=Rolling+road

There was an article in impressions afterwards with names and outputs if memory serves

Rolling road day was in the Cotswolds and I've a vague memory of Ed Newman having an ex-race 850 imp and he lived local to that area, just putting two and two together......

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Post by colin rooney » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:31 pm

Thats mike O Dell old 850 race imp robin human knows quiet abit about the car as he bought it from mick and then sold to ed newman
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Post by carfan » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:39 pm

colin rooney wrote:Thats mike O Dell old 850 race imp robin human knows quiet abit about the car as he bought it from mick and then sold to ed newman

Very good information , thanks very much :)



http://www.imps4ever.info/racing/races/ ... -dell.html Presume this Mike / Mick ?



Any idea of approx years various guys had car ? Would be interesting to correspond with Robin as you suggest , any ideas ?


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Post by colin rooney » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:58 pm

yes thats mick
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Post by Roy Sims » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:34 am

Hi, Have a look at Ten Tenths forum, then go to Motor Sport History, then Old Race Sheets. About 6 or 7 posts in there are some Tricentrol results showing Mike O'Dell in 10th there may be more results there and in the Special Saloon section of Chassis Archives.
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Post by Roy Sims » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:36 am

Sorry, it was Forward trust 7th post.
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Post by carfan » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:10 am

Roy Sims wrote:Hi, Have a look at Ten Tenths forum, then go to Motor Sport History, then Old Race Sheets. About 6 or 7 posts in there are some Tricentrol results showing Mike O'Dell in 10th there may be more results there and in the Special Saloon section of Chassis Archives.
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Thanks , found it eventually ! Silverstone 1973 , Forward Trust , B2 ,presume that's 2nd in Class B up to 850cc
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Post by Roy Sims » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:35 pm

It's also in the 1971 Triplex Championship a bit further on in the thread. keep going and you will build a picture and you may even find some pictures, if you are lucky. The other chassis archive is hard work (it's vast) but full of info.
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Post by bazzateer » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:00 pm

carfan wrote:Would be interesting to correspond with Robin as you suggest , any ideas ?
Try a PM to tzarrobin on here.
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Post by colin rooney » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:48 pm

i remember going to pick this up on my trailer with robin ,the car has had some amount of holes drilled in it

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Post by Keith 'Supaimpy' Laming » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:21 pm

Didn't Ed bring this to a National? seem to remember it sat on a trailer , as Col says some enthusiastic lightening carried out.
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Post by carfan » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:50 pm

Roy Sims wrote:It's also in the 1971 Triplex Championship a bit further on in the thread. keep going and you will build a picture and you may even find some pictures, if you are lucky. The other chassis archive is hard work (it's vast) but full of info.
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Thanks for your suggestions , I've been looking through that thread , getting kinda crosseyed looking at the race info / programs posted by 'thebullet' , a son of Keith Barrington who was campaigning various M*nis at the time ! Nice that there are hoarders who didn't throw that useful info out years ago :)
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Post by carfan » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:01 pm

bazzateer wrote:
carfan wrote:Would be interesting to correspond with Robin as you suggest , any ideas ?
Try a PM to tzarrobin on here.
Thanks for username info , I think I traced him yesterday on the Imp FB page & messaged him. Might try PM here too :)
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Post by carfan » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:04 pm

colin rooney wrote:i remember going to pick this up on my trailer with robin ,the car has had some amount of holes drilled in it

col
Haven't counted how many .... only so many hours in the day !

All neatly done :)
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