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Post by onomatopoeia » Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:58 am

Latest purchase, 1968 Singer Chamois, currently standard but is going to be transformed into a classic trials car. At the moment I'm having so much fun driving it around that I'm leaving it as it is (and leaving the modern in the garage :lol: )
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The modern and the Davrian modsports sprint & hillclimb car

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and a slightly closer one of the davrian. It's sitting on wheel dollies to aid moving it around in the garage.

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My cat Gizmo taking advantage of the sun on the bonnet of my other Chamois (soon to be scrapped due to masses of rust underneath).

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Post by benwick3 » Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:38 am

That's travelled a long way. It's an old Isle of Ely registration from around here, possibly supplied by the then Rootes dealer - Peck & Packer.

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Post by onomatopoeia » Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:31 pm

grrr. grrrr. grrrr!

NSR rear shockabsorber on my recent purchase has completely failed (to be fair I was told it would need replacing ASAP by the seller), so having a new one in the garage I decided to fit it. Three nuts / bolts, easy, right? Wrong.

The bottom bolt has been glued or welded in :shock: . It's also the wrong size, I'm sure it's supposed to be 3/8 UNF (so 9/16 AF), this one is 1/2 AF and would not shift. I ended up removing the top mounting, the rotoflexes, disconnecting the handbrake and the brake pipe at the flexi and taking off the trailing arm complete.

Even with it on the floor in the garage I still can't get the thing off. Good job I have spare trailing arms. The other side is the same and similarly dismantled now.

I'll take the opportunity to put the 1" driveshafts and comp rotoflexes on while it's all in pieces and will run it on Montes until the trials season starts up and I raise the suspension up.

Also cut out the airbox prepartory to installing a Fiat radiator and discovered the Kenlowe fan I have in the garage is too big so need to source a smaller fan.
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Post by onomatopoeia » Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:13 am

Time for an update. The car now has a new engine on 40s with a home made two box exhaust system, one straight out of the manifold and the other across the back. That gives a nice mix of induction roar combined with "purposeful" but not too loud exhaust note. It sounds really good, even just pootling around Portishead to the supermarket, loads of people turn to look as I drive past and they come up and even talk to me when I park up :lol:

My navigator got the fibreglass bonnet with air duct and rear crossmember (with a cutout to allow more clearance for the exhaust to exit underneath) sprayed for me, so I've installed those.

The Fiat rad + fan is installed and running off the heater hoses as I haven't had time to run 28mm copper pipe through the car. I think I need to change the thermostat as it seems to be sticking, the rear rad never gets even warm. I picked an old 74C one out of my stock and must have chosen a dodgy one, I'll use the 78C one out of the old engine and see how that goes.

Currently running Montes all round, new standard rear shocks and adjustable fronts (set to softest setting which still feels too hard) with the 12" Revolutions that I bought from Dave Lane a couple of months ago. I'll have to put the trials suspension on in a couple of weeks as I'm doing the Allen at the end of November.

Development still ongoing but I'm trying to keep it on the road as much as possible as it's so much fun to drive :D . Pics to follow when I take some.

As for insurance, I wrote to FJ detailing all the mods I was going to carry out over the following months, including the fact that sometimes it would run on different wheels for trialling and they wrote back to say "thanks for telling us". No "send us £xx additional premium in light of the modifications" or anything like that :shock:.
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Post by onomatopoeia » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:15 pm

Some pics taken a couple of weeks back, the car looks a bit different at the moment as I changed it over to trials trim at the weekend.

JEB with some nice Revolutions (bought from Dave Lane), fibreglass bonnet freshly painted in two pack Rootes Oxford Blue (it's still on the paint charts) and sitting on Montes all round:

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Slightly non-standard dashboard:

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Webers!

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Part of a Fiat:

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Yes the front rad is supplied by the heater hoses, at least for now as I haven't had time to run 28mm pipe through the car. I did intend to keep the heater in the circuit, unfortunately my navigator made a slight error when removing the hoses from the heater, bringing one of the unions as well :shock:, so I will blame him if he complains about the cold when we are trialling :lol: .
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Post by onomatopoeia » Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:22 am

The rad is Fiat Cinquecento, they are available new for not a lot of money, either via ebay or Northern radiators

The Boxster gives 24-26mpg commuting, 34 is the best I've had on the motorway. I've had it nearly three and a half years and so far nothing important has failed, only consumables (rear disks & pads, battery) plus an electric window motor. It's lovely to drive, I can't imagine ever changing it.
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Post by pure~hillman~imp » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:24 am

I'd take a Boxster S over an Imp, but not my Imp, we are too attached. Definately as well as...

I was gonna say, the Boxster is mid engined and not rear, although it is still a flat 6 isnt it?
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Post by onomatopoeia » Sat Nov 24, 2007 8:43 pm

Having done tens of thousands of miles in Imps and in the Porsche I'm afraid I'd take the Boxster over any Imp, there is no contest. Anyway all of my Imps, the Davrian and any other Imp based cars I ever own will always be Imp powered, the engine is my favourite feature.

Todays pics, JEB in trials trim ready for the Allen tomorrow, if I get to the start without breaking down :lol:. Note the slightly increased ground clearance from previous pictures. 10" to the sills unladen, which I'm not convinced is enough (and will be less at the rear with the sump guard, tyres and toolboxes loaded on)..

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I've taken the Rostyles off the front and put the spares back on, they are the same as the rear (A35 or A40 wheels I think?), as the chamfer for the wheel nuts is much better than on the Rostyles.

home made exhaust system:

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Yes it does lean slightly, one of my spacers has compressed a bit and I haven't had chance to fabricate another. My passenger is heavier than me so it should balance out though ;)
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Post by StuartC » Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:04 pm

Ground clearance looks about as good as you can get - should be ok unless the ruts on Burledge have returned.....
I'm marshalling at Uplands, if my fingers arent so frozen that they cant operate my camera I'll try and get a pic :D
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Post by onomatopoeia » Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:52 pm

I hope you were on Big Uplands this afternoon - I didn't get to the top but it wasn't for want of trying :lol:. My passenger was of the opinion we had all four wheels in the air on "several occasions" :shock: . Excellent fun, even if I got a cricket score :D

Of course I've come home with a huge list of jobs to do, first among them fixing the hole in the floor where the trolley jack went through when changing a wheel - the only damage I sustained all day apart from knocking the exhaust off (fortunately the next competitor collected the bit that fell off and returned it to me at the top of the section).

We achieved the objective of completing the event, if we do any better than last in class it will be a bonus.
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Post by StuartC » Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:07 pm

I was one of the recovery team at the top of Big Uplands and we were pretty busy! Most cars that failed where you stopped were pulled up the section - this included all but one of the Escorts, and a fair few of the 6,7, & 8 guys in the morning! I tried taking a pic of those horrendous ruts but, like the gradient, they dont really show up on film - you have to be there to appreciate it.
I think someone was taking pictures before the corner, by the time I'd got my phone/camera out you were turning round and I was too far away - did sound good before coming into view though :)
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Post by onomatopoeia » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:30 am

I'm using 4x13 wheels and 155R13 tyres. I'd like some more of the A35 or A40 (not sure which they are) wheels that are on the back in the picture above, the one's I've got are a bit "50p" shaped :lol: .
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Post by onomatopoeia » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:28 am

What I'm running is pretty much the limit. It might be possible to go to 165R13 tyres but the problem is space between the tyre and the front of the rear arches.

In any case going to bigger wheels / tyres presents a problem with gearing on really steep stuff since there are no alternative diff ratios for an Imp, at least not that I know of.
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:39 pm

I used to know a guy in the bournmouth area who did classic trialing in an imp and he fitted an escort MK2 diff IIRC. there are various ratios available depending on wether you use escort van / estate / or the couple or so variations in saloons . His car was very competitive and very reliable . he also beefed up the box casting but im not sure how .
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Post by onomatopoeia » Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:02 pm

Just to give an idea of how muddy trials can be, here's the sumpguard post event

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It really did pick up that rock along the route and bring it home, I didn't add it later for effect :P
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Post by StuartC » Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:06 am

Noddy wrote:
I used to know a guy in the bournmouth area who did classic trialing in an imp and he fitted an escort MK2 diff IIRC. there are various ratios available depending on wether you use escort van / estate / or the couple or so variations in saloons .
I guess that would have been Terry Durrant. I remember seeing the car at the national that was at Beale Bird park
quite a few years ago. There was a script in the window which mentioned the diff and also IIRC Fiesta drive shafts. However, Escort diff conversion only uses the crownwheel carrier/diff gear assembly which is modified to accept the Imp crownwheel. Theres no substitute for the Imp CWP since the pinion is part of the mainshaft. Even the Jack Knight box still uses the standard Imp CWP although the main/pinion shaft is modified.
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Post by onomatopoeia » Thu May 08, 2008 3:57 pm

Latest news. I was supposed to be sprinting on Mayday but while towing to Colerne the driver's door decided to come open (possibly I had only closed it to the first part of the latch) and got ripped off by the flow of air at 55mph.

The door is held on by having cylindrical posts coming out of the top and bottom about which it pivots. The bottom one drops into a hole in the sill, the sill is now split running through this hole. :(

Further, after putting the door in the back of the van and getting home the car stopped while reversing into the garage. The rotor arm had exploded and was sitting in four pieces under the distributor cap! I had to steal the arm from the Singer to get it back inthe garage.


Not a good day. Now I need to learn about glueing fibreglass back together.
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Post by onomatopoeia » Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:32 pm

I've hardly used the Singer since the trial last year - various problems that occurred indirectly as a result of that event have kept it off the road (not just me jacking through the floor but one of the top mounting studs for the rear shocks shearing off. It turned out the the NOS Armstrongs I fitted at the rear did about as much damping as a bicycle pump so the rear was crashing into the ground all the time on bouncy stuff. I went to replace them and managed to shear a stud which ultimately required a trip to a bodyshop to get fixed as I can't weld. I've put some old spax on now, at least they absorb shock). After spending almost every free weekend plus some holiday everything is now fixed I got an MOT last Monday and it's out again on the Allen on Sunday. It's my local club's event so if I only do one event in the year it will be that one.

In the meantime I have installed adjustable platform Konis on the front, Fiesta disks on the front and an adjustable bias pedal box, replaced all three of the master cylinders, the clutch slave cylinder, flexible and run the clutch pipe inside the car while I was at it (rear brake pipe to follow), re-installed the full size rear radiator and standard fan. The MOT tester was astonished at how all of my braking system was new on 40 year old car...

In the course of raising it up for competition I discovered that one of my RAC rear springs had sagged be only 1/4" longer than a Monte, so not very useful when ground clearance is the objective. Fortunately I have a spare pair so I popped one of them on. The other side was fine.

It's got about 1/2" more ground clearance to the sills than last year, to go any further is going to need different (stiffer) springs as it is a real struggle to get the RACs in at the back with the spacers underneath them, even with the driveshaft disconnected from the rotoflex. I'll worry about that if it gets back in one piece on Sunday evening.
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Post by ImpManiac » Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:30 am

Good luck for tomorrow's event! :D I hope the car comes back in one piece.

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Post by cheeser » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:33 am

Mark,
Notice that you mention that you intend to fit 28mm copper pipe to your rad? Thought you might find it useful to know that I have used 'Speedfit ' plastic plumbing on my Davrian very successfully, its a lot cheaper,lighter and is reasonably flexible. It can also be connected to copper easily if you need to form any sharp bends. I have only used it as a heater feed, in 15mm at this stage, although its available in 22 and 28. My concern was that it might give out or the pushfit compression fittings push apart in extreme conditions of temp etc. So far its withstood about 6 trackdays including one, at Kevill, where the ambient temp was about 30c !!
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Post by onomatopoeia » Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:04 pm

That's interesting - thanks Robin. Would be a lot easier than soldering up all that copper. Just need to check the MSA regs about pipework in the cabin, can't have it failing scrutineering.
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Post by onomatopoeia » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:18 pm

Spent the afternoon with an 11/16" reamer modifying the Revolutions so they can use proper Revolution shank nuts, which are only available in 11/16" shank with 7/16" UNF thread these days (Escort Mk 1 fitting), I was unable to source 5/8" shank in that thread so was using the Wolfrace type nuts which have a much shorter shank. My wheels are now rather more securely attached :shock: .

You can get 5/8" shank / 3/8 UNF thread nuts as that's what Minis use, just not much use on an Imp...

Tomorrow's job is to fit the pre-engaged starter, weather permitting.
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Post by imp.sport » Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:43 am

onomatopoeia wrote:Having done tens of thousands of miles in Imps and in the Porsche I'm afraid I'd take the Boxster over any Imp, there is no contest.
My mate bought a Boxster.
He came down my place to show it off.
He insisted that I had a blast down the dual carriageway that the end of my road turns onto.
I did as asked.
When done he asked if I thought it was quick.
I told him the Imp was quicker on that short ride.. :shock: He said no way. :shock:
I explained that when turning onto the dual carriageway somebody would have moved over to let me out.. but nobody did this for your car mate :lol: :lol:
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Post by onomatopoeia » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:21 pm

Fitted new starter motors to both cars today, pre-engaged units as supplied by Eric (pimpdriver).

The Davrian installation was easy. pic. No rear rad and the whole of the rear bodywork comes off makes the job a breeze

The Singer installation was an exercise in scraping the knuckles and eventually required the engine to be dropped from the rear mounting for access to the top bolt. pic of it installed.

Very pleased with them both. Actually got the Davrian to start without flattening the battery in the process for the first time in months :lol: .
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Post by james » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:48 pm

Nice selection of cars there.

Can I ask how you're venting (or planning to vent) the Fiat radiator in the Singer? I ask because I plan to use the same rad in my car in the future.

I had thought about the speedflow plastic plumbing, but it seems that it's not rated for continuous high temps - it can take boiling water at low pressure, but the application notes warn against using it in continuously circulating high temperature loops. It might be fine, or it might not - I don't know.

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Post by onomatopoeia » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:29 pm

It's currently using the heater hoses with the rear rad still present but will eventually use 28mm copper pipe and the rear rad will be removed.
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Post by ImpManiac » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:02 pm

The rad I chose for my Chamois - a Fiesta unit - has a bleed valve built in, so it is easy to bleed.

For the Fiat rad, which I am guessing does not have a built-in bleed, an in-line bleed tap, a bit like the one in the heater hose of a standard Imp, would be the obvious choice. Locate it at the highest point of the cooling pipe work.

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Post by onomatopoeia » Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:34 am

The Fiat rad does have a built in bleed, in one of my pictures you can see it going into an expansion tank. That tank has been removed now and the pipe just has a 5/16" bolt in the end.

I haven't sorted out the plumbing issues yet as it blows water out however I configure it. I suspect this could be related to the failed head gasket (I also end up with a pint of water in my oil catch tank every so often) and not a problem with the plumbing at all, so I'm not going to try to solve it until I get my wills-ringed head back from being overhauled.
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Post by pimpdriver » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:35 pm

A simple way to add a bleed to the fiat rad is to fit a short length of hose to the small bleed pipe and then stick a used tyre valve in the end. A bit of rubber trimming is required but then all you need to bleed is stick a small screwdriver in the end to release any air.

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Post by imp.sport » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:38 pm

pimpdriver wrote:A simple way to add a bleed to the fiat rad is to fit a short length of hose to the small bleed pipe and then stick a used tyre valve in the end. A bit of rubber trimming is required but then all you need to bleed is stick a small screwdriver in the end to release any air.
Nice tip Eric very cheap one too....love it
I did mine with a spare bleed tap I had hanging around instead of the tyre valve. Bunged in the end of the short hose will probs not need to be secured any other way other than a good shove but a jubilee clip would not come amiss. The Imp system only needs 7psi so it's not much more than a baloon presure.
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Post by james » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:54 pm

Thanks!

How are you planing on removing the hot air? Up through the bonnet or down through the spare wheel well?
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Post by onomatopoeia » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:41 am

The bonnet has a louvre under the windscreen which you can just about see in the pictures. I've never been convinced about the airflow doing that as it seems to my untrained eye to have no "suck", but it seemed to work in the old Chamois which had a front rad only.

Here's a snow covered Chamois at 10.30pm last night. 30 second exposure.

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Post by bazzateer » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:44 pm

I've seen a few models that look like real cars, but that's the first real car I've seen that looks like a model! :) Must be the exposure and lighting.
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Post by 19James » Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:23 am

Is this trials imp still trialling? :o
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Post by onomatopoeia » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:42 pm

Might be out on the Allen this year if I have time to do the necessary work to get it an MOT.
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