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Argyle Stages

Post by Macrootes » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:23 am

Went on the Argyle Stages Sunday. 170 miles over some amazingly good (and bad road surfaces), one being a 21 miles single track down one side of Loch Awe. Scenery to die for, weather a bit hit and miss and a run up the Rest and be Thankfull !!!! Lunch in Inverary, met a local who followed me in his car, via a couple of u turns till I parked up in the main street. He jumped out and started asking questions. He also said when he was 17 he owned the first Imp in Argyle and drove the wheels off it!!! Imp011 Imp009 Imp005 Imp011
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Post by will jack » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:06 pm

Looking good Alex. That looks like the the hairpin on the Rest.Did you get the starting issue resolved?
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Post by kilty » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:56 pm

Excellent stuff. Good to see the wee motor doing it's stuff!
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:28 pm

Looks lovely
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Post by ImpManiac » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:56 pm

Well done! 8) The car looks lovely.

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Re: Argyle Stages

Post by Macrootes » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:01 pm

will jack wrote:Looking good Alex. That looks like the the hairpin on the Rest.Did you get the starting issue resolved?
No, not as yet. Alan is going to take a look at it next week. The brakes were the main issue for the MOT. The Benson failed it for imbalance left to right both front and back. So bought four matched front cylinders and fitted them myself, that was a task and a half. Alan helped with the lower shoes, could not get them fitted. Re-test on the Saturday afternoon at 15.00, pass. Taxed at 15.30 result. Got up at 07.00 the following morning having left the car outside all night to save moving all the cars in the morning and walking up the neighbours with Chris's BMW Mini. Would'nt start. Took for ever and a day to start and almost flattened the battery. Once started its fine and ran fine all day on the rally. 170 miles, long day, good meal at the rally finish (Dumbuck Hotel, Dumbarton). Imp011
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:05 pm

Try changing the ignition coil , my Singer did this and after a year of faffing about that was the cause although what was wrong with it ive no idea as by this time id lost the will and launched it in the bin
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Re: Argyle Stages

Post by Fifeimpman » Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:44 pm

Alex, great photos.
But surely that's the Argyll Classic.
The Argyll Stages is a forest event.
Thought for a moment you were mixing it with WRC Evos , Focus etc!
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Post by Macrootes » Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:56 pm

Some of the single track roads were rough as a forrest stage. Good fun and a cracking day out.
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Re: Argyle Stages

Post by Macrootes » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:21 am

Found that if I run the car on full choke for a very short time before switching the engine off it starts a lot better next time. But not sure what would happen if I left it for a longer than normal period. Its going for its pre-season check at Alan's next week. Imp011
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