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/\No mate, a very, very bad back!! 8)

Thanks!
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Tim

The red ones seem very supportive and do have a lot of adjustment and I don't think they look out of place in the imp.

It should be possible to fit any seat with a little welding and fabrication providing it physically fits using the seats original runners.
Karen's sport has a set from a Toyota Corolla - the Piagio Vespa Blue one -2006 Stirling

Just find a seat that you are truely comfortable in (and looks good of course) and have them fitted.

P.S. the Clan is a more difficult due to the width.

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Some bad news and some good.

Amy's Chamois Coupe involved in an accident, another young girl ran in to the back of her while she was stationary waiting to turn right.

When she phoned to tell me, she expected me to be upset, but after asking if everyone was all right I asked which side was damaged
yes :D the nearside the side that hadn't been repaired with a new rear wing. Its due a full rebuild this year.

Last Sunday she tells me the orange light is on :shock: narked at her for driving it like that and said I look at it, finally got round to it today
expecting the worst, but it was only a faulty oil pressure switch :D :D :D.

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oh no sorry to hear about the accident and hope the damage isnt too bad glad to hear everyone was ok
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Hi Scott, sorry to hear about Amy's car, glad she's ok. Looks like you'll be busy on her car now and the rally car on the back burner. Alan
P.S. Hope that doesn't mean you won't have time to do my fusebox before Imp Ecosse!
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Hi

Thanks for the good wishes. Damage is limited to N/S rear wing, kinked the chassis leg, pushed the boot handle into the boot and the bolt
pushed through the engine mount. Its still drivable so she will continue to use it as is.

Alan, will give you a shout after the 28th Feb and get fuse box sorted.

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Checked the girls cars for oil and water today and Amy.s at min. again
Must have a really bad leak? Checked the mileage.

She has done 550miles since last Friday and she hasn't been anywhere. :shock:

She did complain about it using lots of petrol as she had to fill it up again :evil:

We she will if shes doing that mileage.

Cheque from the girl who hit her car arrived so I guess Malcolm A will be getting a call shortly.

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Not posted anything lately on BKS but have been working away.
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The front and o/s now painted and the car to be turned around so I can do the n/s.
Oh, the joys of working in a single garage.

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Plumbing for the front rad nearly complete along with navigators footrest and one for me.

Still gathering bits, refuse to add the receipts up but its not cheap :roll:

Today fixed the shelf that fell down so I can clear the bench so I've got some where to lay things.

The fleet - the girls cars hiding in background
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More Pictures here as usual http://s679.photobucket.com/albums/vv153/bks974c/BKS/

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Off topic but I must say your Clan looks good in green with white (Weller?) wheels.

....encouraging me to get on and fit the set of white deep dish 12 spoke alloys I bought recently....except mine'd be a red clan with white wheels. :roll:
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Hi Peter

Yes, I remember your clan. It looked very nice in my rearview mirror. (Track day 2008 National) :lol:

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Yeah well if only I'd spent the £20 on course tuition like you did I might have had a chance...just couldn't get around that top bend without shed loads of understeer. :cry:

I've decambered the front now and it has more front end grip but I suppose the reality is that you are easily the better driver ...it's not all about the car that's for sure! :mrgreen:
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Hi

Peter, we will have to wait for next track day to see who's quicker :D

What's the chances of some motorsport at this years national? Even a little grass autotest or PCT or a track day even better !
What say the organisers

Ideal chance to get those interested in the HTS together.

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Sadly they couldn't get the minimum numbers required for an autotest at the last national so the organisers might be reluctant to try it again.
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Hi Chris

You are of course correct but a major contributing fact was the Club was being charged a lot of money for the venue which normally
are free so it was more a case of not wanting to loose money.

A free/cheap venue would mean the club could run with a much smaller number of competitors.

I know the organisers of 2006 & 2008 Track days found it hard work getting people to put their hands into their pockets and
paying up front, on they day they were both major successes. So I guess its down to everyone if something is organised to act
quickly to ensure it goes ahead.

The "autotest" at Stirling was in great demand and provided wonderful entertainment.

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I think you do have to play the long game and take a risk, and create a bit of a "buzz" through the forum with event details and structure to keep people interested in the idea of signing-up for the event.
I have to admit that Colin and the team thought we should abandon the 2008 Teesside trackday as early as just after Christmas 2007 because numbers were low. I felt confident that more punters would cough-up when the weather warmed and they felt their cars were gonna make it to Yorkshire. I also responded positively to PMs from our poorer younger/student drivers who couldn't commit the money early-on but I felt were keen to get on track.

All this was helped by the fact that Teesside was a BARGAIN in the general world of trackdays and don't know if that could be repeated even if the National came back to Yorkshire.

Also the trackday naturally appealed to our hardened racers who were very early to cough-up (including Scott!) and it's only through their support that I could pay the deposit on time....I don't really know but I'd guess autotests are probably not so appealing to the circuit racers and sprinters (hard on boxes and donuts and when you have a highback seat in a Clan you can't see to reverse so well! :lol: ?)
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if there is enough interest im sure me and colin could sort something will put it to him
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Time for an update, been busy but progress slow, seems its fighting me at ever turn. :?

The interior is now 90% done. Heated windscreen in. Wiring 75% done.

Today decided to have a go at the mechanicals, so stripped, cleaned and rebuilt the head, went well so thought I'd stick it on as the block as it had already been rebuilt only to find one of the head bolt holes looks a bit suspect. :( After swithering whether to go ahead and try it, i've decided to get it helicoiled but thats another delay. Oh well.

So got the twin 40's out and started to overhaul them only for one of the jets to round, after much messing around managed to drill it out and retap and save the body. Should have one in the other carbs but thats a job for tomorrow.

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Finally feel I'm getting somewhere with the car. Ducting for radiator done, fuel tank and battery mounted. Will take photos tomorrow.

Cleaned manifold and rebuilt webers, one or two problems but thats it sorted now and ready to go.
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Gearbox inspected and backlash checked on the Quaiffe diff and ready to fit.

Yesterday was a beautiful day, sunny but cold and in 3 hours stripped the engine and box, drivveshafts, steering rack, brake backing plate and gear linkage
off the Silver rally car. Its sure a lot easier taking them apart than putting them together. :D

Head stripped and cleaned, sump baffle made and engine rebuild under way. :D :D
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Have abandoned the idea to have it ready for the Saltire rally on the 28th and have pulled our entry it will be up and running but there is still a bit to do to finish it and might as well get it right now as it only been 23 years so far. :lol:

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Good day -engine and box in along with shafts.

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Hi ratio rack in but seems tight so back out tomorrow.

Interesting experiment on the go today - fairly new transaxle mount starting to seperate centre metal from rubber so removed it totally
and cleaned both the metal and rubber and then sikaflexed them back together and left it clamped in the vice overnight. Will see how it works out tomorrow.
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Excellent work! :D

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nice imp scott lots of hard work gone in to that love it mate 8)
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Looking great Scott, keep it going. Pity you won't make the Saltire.
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Hi scott
Fab work, enjoyed following your build, what alternator are you running? and is there any reason to site the fuel tank to the o/s and battery n/s? as most seem to do opt for the other way round? keep up the good work and the posts.
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Hi Leadfoot

Alternator Lucas 17/18 ACR or whatever I could get cheap :D

Due to the navigator weighting way more that the fuel it was better for weight distribution. :lol:

Originally it was designed with a smaller fuel tank and so the battery vs fuel was about even, however late on it was decided it was too small and
went for a bigger one with the same footprint and put it in the same place. Ideally it should be mid mounted and lower for perfect weight distribution
but as most things in life its a compromise and in my case driven by cost. The silver rally car ran a standard fuel tank and in rally trim the tool box
spares and trolley jack sat on top and it was a lot heavier than the current set up and I never noticed the difference with and without.

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Got some painting done today :D

Unfortunately it was the fence :(



Plumbing all done - electric pump working and no leaks :D
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Made the air box for the carbs and sorted linkage.

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Oil cooler ducting done.

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Remote air filter - to be ducted from side window via naca duct.

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Trial fitted sump guard, rear panel and exhaust, some fettling required to clear sump and manifold.

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Modified baffle as previous post with a couple of changes instead of cutting a slot above the oil pick up I folded it over
to provide additional prevention to surge.

The idea was to allow oil to to return to the sump side when oil was above maximum level then I started to think what happens
if the oil level dropped too much oil would still sit on the wrong side so added a couple of extra holes. Most of the oil will return
to the sump via the timing case hole. The flap above the oil pick up may direct the oil surge back towards the pick up.

All back together now, will have to wait now and see if it works.
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With plugs out turned engine over to get oil pressure up, filled petrol tank up and primed system. All ready to give it a go and start it
and the battery is flat. :cry: Charge the battery overnight and try tomorrow.

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Good luck with the first start up, Scott. :wink: Your car looks spot on! VERY nice! :mrgreen:

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Hi Scott,
Fingers Xd all goes well tomorrow.
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The xd fingers seem work. Thanks Alan

Took a few attempts to get it going and tried a couple of different things like disconnecting the rev limiter and attaching a
separate engine earth, I even took the battery from the diesel Octavia but think it just needed the fuel system to fully bleed.

Now starts on the first flick of the switch (no key), timing and carbs still need set up but sounds sweet. :D

Lots still to do, but that a major task out the road.

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Well done Scott, like you say thats a major hurdle crossed, now on with the bits and pieces. Ready for Imp Ecosse? Alan
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I must say, I like the way that you have put the car together. It appeals to the engineer in me! :wink:

Try to post some video of the car running, if you can.

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I would like to think it will be ready for Imp Ecosse but the good weather means I've got thing in the garden to do.
Lets hope it too cold or wet at the weekend :lol: :lol:

IM most of the mods are to address problems that I've had such as the remote air filter. Water splashes or dusty events can badly affect
the air filters in the standard location. The exhaust is designed to be both a single or 2 box system depending on what noise level it needs to meet
simply by capping the tailpipe although the 90 degree turn is not ideal.

Relutant to rev the engine too much at the house as I would like to keep on their good side but once the car finished I'll take a video.

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Can't believe is 4 months since I posted anything on BKS, thats 1/4 of a year, where does the time go.

The garden was just grass and now its like this, worked on it for 3 weeks and let nature do the rest if only the car was the same.

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However I have got some work on the imp done as shown here

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Now its time to get the Clan ready for the National, quick service, change the doughnuts for the autotest and sort the passenger seat mount.

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Nice, er, garden, Scott. :? Your Imp looks lovely too! :wink:

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ImpManiac wrote:Nice, er, garden, Scott. :? Your Imp looks lovely too! :wink:

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Yes both excellent jobs and I'm just off to the allotment (Or as the Committee call it "the Leisure Gardens"!)
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Well its all finished and competed in 2 events, an autotest and the Saltire Rally I was aiming to do. The car was performing really well, very chuckable
and the Quaiffe diff allowed it to power slide. The slow pick up due to the carb set up reared its head twice on the distillery tests, so need to try the smaller chokes. Broke a couple of teeth on the crownwheel which put us out, having a good time up till then.

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Glad its all up and running , not so glad about the crownwheel , looks a great car
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Well done Scott.
That photo is a cracker & the Imp is looking pretty impressive too... :wink:

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