Rolling Road Day on 29th September near Gloucester J13 M5

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Rolling Road Day on 29th September near Gloucester J13 M5

Post by Adrian » Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:24 am

Hi all,

I was looking at organising an open day on the rollers at Spamspeed in Stroud near Gloucester simular format to last years one.

I was not sure if anyone else was planning a simular thing, so I thought I would Air the idea here first to see what interest there was.

I will find out some costs later today as I am playing with the racer on the rollers this afternoon!

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Post by GeForce Junky » Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:24 pm

I can imagine I'd definatly be interrested, as long as its not too expensive :wink:
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Post by rootes » Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:25 pm

was planning to go back to Bradley's Garage at Burford, but doubt will get time to organise... so go for it

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Post by skamanfrank » Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:31 pm

Yup, I'd be interested :) (As long as my poor student budget will allow!)
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Post by enfielder2000 » Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:48 pm

I'm up for it as well

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Post by rootes » Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:59 pm

Adrian,

as a tip if you do this get money up front via paypal, cheques etc

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Post by cov_climax » Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:06 pm

rootes wrote:was planning to go back to Bradley's Garage at Burford, but doubt will get time to organise... so go for it

Si
I'm booked in at bradleys for a partial map a few days before the national - got to get the engine in tomorrow and put some miles on it this weekend as don't want to be running it in on rollers too much ;-)

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Post by rootes » Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:21 am

cov_climax wrote:
rootes wrote:was planning to go back to Bradley's Garage at Burford, but doubt will get time to organise... so go for it

Si
I'm booked in at bradleys for a partial map a few days before the national - got to get the engine in tomorrow and put some miles on it this weekend as don't want to be running it in on rollers too much ;-)

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Post by ImpManiac » Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:55 am

I'd be interested. Any idea of roughly when it would be? I need to fiddle with my Webers a bit, see.

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Update

Post by Adrian » Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:55 am

Thanks Si I have spoken to Spam this morning and the date I am going for is Saturday the 29th September, the prices vary due to numbers and cash price.

£40 for up to 9 cars
£35 for 10 to 14
£30 for 15 plus cars

He said up to 3 runs per car can be done, depending on time. which is rather handy to try out a few different things to rustle up a few more neddies!

Let me know if this date is ok and I will put you down on the list as confirmed

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Re: Update

Post by rootes » Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:08 am

Adrian wrote:Thanks Si I have spoken to Spam this morning and the date I am going for is Saturday the 29th September, the prices vary due to numbers and cash price.

£40 for up to 9 cars
£35 for 10 to 14
£30 for 15 plus cars

He said up to 3 runs per car can be done, depending on time. which is rather handy to try out a few different things to rustle up a few more neddies!

Let me know if this date is ok and I will put you down on the list as confirmed

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Post by ImpManiac » Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:33 am

Put me down for that, please. :)

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Post by Pat_imp_man » Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:47 pm

I would have come if you wern't going to Spam's
I have been to see him twice with my cars, first time I was happy second time I left after him not doing what I asked and feeling thoroughly ripped off.

Oh and never get him to build an A-series gear box for you. (Second hand parts were found inside when new ones were paid for :roll: ) He does know his stuff about A-series stuff though.

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Post by Adrian » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:32 am

Hi all,

The numbers of cars are growing for the rolling road day, can I ask those of you who are going to send me an mail to imp423208@yahoo.co.uk

I will list everyone out with contact details, car reg Etc. Also I will need a £10 deposit by the End of August, and will be sending a reminder near the time.

I shall be taking my infared temp probe so if any of you want to check the reading on you water temp gauge to what it is really is on the cylinder head you can. I had gauges sat in the red when it was only 80 degrees, due to miss matched senders.

PS: Historic Saloons at Castle Combe this Saturday 01:00 Race

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Post by Tom » Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:27 am

that was some pretty nice driving, where were you in the paddock i was trying to find you and the other imps.
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Post by bazzateer » Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:22 am

Tom,

As you enter the paddock from near the start line (next to the shop) they were in the far left corner.

Great racing, well done to Mike winning class from back of the grid.
Bad luck to Simon, blocked (and damaged) by a Ford.

All the Imps loked good though, my 3 yr old Jack loved it!

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Post by Adrian » Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:32 am

Glad you had a great day out!

After the rolling road session and a few other changes, I was 2 seconds a lap quicker which I was well pleased with.

However Mike as usual went even faster and drove a very good race, he had a disappearing clutch peddle before the start and had to do clutch-less changes for the race and still won!

Looking forward to Oulton Park next we are racing bank holiday monday 27th

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Spamspeed location

Post by Adrian » Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:50 am

Hi all,

Multimap to Spamspeed

http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi? ... 417&icon=x

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Post by skamanfrank » Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:18 pm

Hi there,

Did drop you an email a week or so ago showing my interest, guessing you're busy with Gold Cup etc though so hope to hear from you soon :)
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Post by skamanfrank » Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:15 pm

Hi ya,

Did reply to your email, but not sure if it would have filtered it out as spam again?
If you didn't get the reply I'll email you via sensible, non filtered account :)
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Update on Rolling road day

Post by Adrian » Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:58 am

Hi Everyone,

We currently have 12 cars which is good news as it has brought the price down. It should be a good day as there is a variety of stuff, with the majority being imps from road to race.

I am collecting a £10 non returnable deposit for the day, and will be E-mailing my details to post a cheque or perhaps paypal details.

The day is open for anyone to join, even on the day just let me know so I can plan for any extras.

1/ Mike Hanna current HRSR Champ Race Imp 998
2/ImpManiac Imp
3/Tony Dowler Metro
4/ Keith Evans Race Imp 998
5/ GeForce Junky Imp
6/Derek Wooley Imp
7/ Dereks Mate M*n*
8/ Skama Frank Imp
9/Mark Manard Imp
10/ James Civic Type R
11/ Andy Smith Imp
12/ Me Imp 500cc race err maybe not now Imp 875


Cheers

Adrian
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Post by billibob1980 » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:05 pm

what times it gunna start and finish? the reason i ask is im off to leeds first thing in the morning and would like to come and say hello (as a newbie and desperate for friends :lol: ) if im back in time!
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Post by rootes » Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:38 am

wonder if Colin Gunn can get along - we used his car last time as the std

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Update on Rolling Road tomorrow

Post by Adrian » Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:52 pm

The start is tomorrow Saturday at 09:30 onwards, I have borrowed an urn for teas and coffee's Etc.

look forward to meeting you all, anyone who wants a session on the day is most welcome.

Cheers

Adrian
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Post by billibob1980 » Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:59 pm

ok i will try and get down in the afternoon if your all still there and say hello... will be nice to meet a few people.
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Post by skamanfrank » Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:02 pm

I've had to be useless and dropout :(

Cars just not running well enough and I don't want to risk the trip from Leeds. Hope you all have fun though guys
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Post by Pat_imp_man » Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:36 pm

So how did everyone do?
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Post by billibob1980 » Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:49 pm

tell us tell us all how it went :D ... shame i couldnt get down :(
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Pictures from the day

Post by Adrian » Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:26 pm

I got a few pictures but my camera is a getting worse as time goes on sorry for the poor quality, they can be viewed at.

http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/6665342 ... ahoo.co.uk

Road Cars

Tony Dowler 875 twin 1.25 SU's std Sport head & cam 45BHP running rich at the top end

Derek 875 28/36 Weber Ported L4/sport cam 39 BHP lean 28 choke rich on 36 choke

Keith Evans 875 twin Stombergs ported BVH sport cam 46 BHP lean at top end

Adrian Oliver 875 twin 1.5 SU's std Sport head/cam 51 BHP Jetting good


Race Cars

James Evans 998 twin 40,s BVH R21 cam 89.5 BHP rich at top end

Mike Hanah 998 twin 40's BVH R23 cam 115 BHP Jetting good

Other Guest cars

Tony Dowler 1380 Single 45 Metro cup setup 103 BHP rich top end

Gareth 1380 Injection fast road setup 83 BHP Mix Good

Hope you all enjoyed it will do the same again in the future

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Post by Mike Hanna » Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:34 pm

Hi all,
I have posted a copy of my power graph plot in the Album because I don't know how to do it on here. "Mr Spam" the Rolling Road operator used fourth gear to do the power run and only ran the car to 8,250 rpm and, as you can see from the graph, when he lifted off the power was still rising. The engine is limited at 9,300 rpm so I guess the power may have gone up to 118/120 possibly. Fourth gear is 6.3 ratio and fifth is a 4.8 ratio and the car was running on twelve inch wheels. The car has been on the rev limiter in fifth at Castle Combe and Snetterton. Can anyone work out what speed this is?

I think you will agree that the graph shows a very pleasing torque figure for a full race engine. Mike Hanna
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Post by StuartC » Sat Oct 06, 2007 1:05 pm

According to the 'Gearboxman' calculator for a 185/60-12 tyre with 4.8 gear @ 9300 rpm = 120 mph.
Standard size 155/80-12 tyre with 4.8 gear @ 9300 takes it to 125 mph
Either way pretty damn quick for an Imp!
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Post by SimonBenoy » Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:31 pm

Stuart,

Can it do crossplies?

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Post by StuartC » Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:32 pm

Simon,
Its an Excel Spreadsheet and you can either enter the tyre size in mm or the rolling radius in feet.
You can download it from this page:-
http://www.gearboxman.co.uk/inforatios.html

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