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Re: HSCC / HRSR 2012

Post by chamois93 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:30 am

Yes, my weekend was all about dead batteries - dead battery on my audi tow car and dead battery on the singer, plus a knackered alternator... had a great weekend, good test on friday and was pretty happy with pratice on saturday. Can't agree more about everyones comments regarding the comradery amongest the imp drivers, plus the support from fellow Imp owners, looking forward to Silverstone. Just dropped off the Audi at the garage to get that fixed, the battery is under the drivers seat and seems a major job to change, guess that's what they call development! Singer is in the garage, awaiting another alternator plus i'll sort out the wiring... and will make sure i charge the battery the night before :-)

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Post by benwick3 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:43 am

Stuart,

When we spoke on Saturday you said that the large terminal had broken and that you had replaced it with a blue one. Was that a smaller sized one and consequently could the non charging be due to that being connected to the wrong terminal?

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Re: HSCC / HRSR 2012

Post by chamois93 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:03 am

Pretty sure its wired correctly, think i blew the volage regulator on the alternator - don't know how long i was running once the wire snapped..
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Re: HSCC / HRSR 2012

Post by ImpManiac » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:40 pm

chamois93 wrote:...don't know how long i was running once the wire snapped..
That will do it. :wink: New regulator or alternator time.

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Post by 19James » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:52 pm

Got some pictures from cadwell, Sorry about the black and white!
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Andy - I might do another edit of the coming race meetings, depends how much footage i get at each one.
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Re: HSCC / HRSR 2012

Post by ImpManiac » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:02 pm

I enjoyed your video of edited highlights of the Cadwell meeting too. :) I'll keep an eye out for more later in the year.

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Re: HSCC / HRSR 2012

Post by Grumpyoldmen » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:14 pm

Have just seen the "Hilmanators" video from Cadwell. It shows the importance of windscreen demist blower arrangements!
Especially in a rainy country like UK
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Post by simon hulse » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:27 pm

The black and white photos look cool mate, they look like they were taken in the sixties. Like the video, you really captured the atmosphere of the day, reminded me of the Steve McQueen LeMans opening scenes and Senna. Well done mate!
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Re: HSCC / HRSR 2012

Post by eebiegeebie » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:54 pm

For those who haven't seen it....



Andy Chesman was also very successful racing Imp powered boats! :lol:
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Post by Meltdown » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:34 pm

bazzateer wrote:
Meltdown wrote:Plus a jolly huge thank you to my wife Pepi for keeping me sane throughout the weekend.
Sane? You? :lol: :lol: :lol:
Well, ok, 'for preventing me becoming a gibbering wreck'.

Great photo's, James. Just look how I used the full width of the track :D :lol:
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Post by Grumpyoldmen » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:12 am

eebiegeebie wrote:For those who haven't seen it....



Andy Chesman was also very successful racing Imp powered boats! :lol:
"Cadwell-on-sea"...............yes. I see.
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Re: HSCC / HRSR 2012

Post by steve platts » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:34 pm

The video leading upto my coming together with the Armco just shows how bad the conditions were! The accident is not as clear as it might have been for the steaming up of the windowscreen - soz! No video of the 2nd race as the camera battery went flat as a result of recording for 1 1/2 hrs whilst sitting on the start line on saturday. Car is repairable but not easily! See you later in the season when its repaired. Heres the video - http://youtu.be/Jk8jPIupZ1E
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Re: HSCC / HRSR 2012

Post by bks974c » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:03 pm

I surprised to see Andy and Steves windscreens steamed up, I tried years ago running a car without the heater with much the same result
while understanding the need for lightness either a heated screen or even a 12V fan heater would not add any weight and avoid the problem.

Steve -hope you get the car sorted quickly, you seemed to have the same problem there on nearly all the laps - standing water and aquaplaning :?:

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Post by Grumpyoldmen » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:13 pm

bks974c wrote:I surprised to see Andy and Steves windscreens steamed up, I tried years ago running a car without the heater with much the same result
while understanding the need for lightness either a heated screen or even a 12V fan heater would not add any weight and avoid the problem.

Steve -hope you get the car sorted quickly, you seemed to have the same problem there on nearly all the laps - standing water and aquaplaning :?:

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Re: HSCC / HRSR 2012

Post by apeximp » Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:58 pm

Tested my car around the curborough sprint circuit on thurs and it felt like trying to drive a F1 car around a kart track !!! And it was wet ! but my car was really behaving it's self and from what I can see gears and gearing are now spot on and pulls like a train towards the red line in 1st 2nd and 3rd as I ran out of road !
Now know a little about imps and wet weather ! But have my fingers crossed for dry , sunny weather for Silverstone in a few weeks time !
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Post by Grumpyoldmen » Wed May 02, 2012 9:52 pm

I was thinking about going to some races in late may/early June when I am in UK and do an inspection of the Imps moving fast under their own power. BUT in the HRSR homepage there where no calendar for 2012. Can anyone tell me abut any races in this period?

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Re: HSCC / HRSR 2012

Post by ChrisBenoy » Wed May 02, 2012 9:54 pm

The two relevant races for the time period seem to be as follows -

May 19th/20th Silverstone International Trophy

June 9th/10th Snetterton 'Autosport 3 Hour'

More information is available on these events here - http://www.hscc.org.uk/calendar.html
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Re: HSCC / HRSR 2012

Post by Teddie2003 » Wed May 02, 2012 9:59 pm

Grumpyoldmen wrote:I was thinking about going to some races in late may/early June when I am in UK and do an inspection of the Imps moving fast under their own power. BUT in the HRSR homepage there where no calendar for 2012. Can anyone tell me abut any races in this period?

Kristian J

Have a look on the HSCC web site, that lists all the dates. (sorry, hadn't seen Chris' post)

Looks like Silverstone is 19/20 May & Snetterton 9/10 June are next dates.

If you want the special saloons then they are at Silverstone on May 26th
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Re: HSCC / HRSR 2012

Post by SimonBenoy » Sat May 12, 2012 12:37 pm

Entries for Silverstone GP on the 20th now published - there are 50 cars entered, of which 8 are Imps. There are 13 V8's!
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Post by apeximp » Sat May 12, 2012 1:22 pm

Massive grid !!! But will spread out quickly with me at the rear I expect :D so long as I get in front of the fiat and beetle !

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Post by Meltdown » Sat May 12, 2012 10:19 pm

apeximp wrote:Massive grid !!! But will spread out quickly with me at the rear I expect :D so long as I get in front of the fiat and beetle !

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Post by knutspeed » Wed May 16, 2012 8:41 am

Guys, would it be possible for us to bring our Period G ('71) cars over from Norway for races? If we swapped for the same tires you use?
They are FIA cars, HTP, and probably a lot slower with less trick bits and more tempered engines. Only issue would be that we run wide arches.

We'd love to meet up and try a few proper circuits!
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Post by lukesoanes » Wed May 16, 2012 12:05 pm

anyone know how much tickets are for spectators?? for sunday cant find any info anywhere??

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Post by bazzateer » Wed May 16, 2012 3:45 pm

lukesoanes wrote:anyone know how much tickets are for spectators?? for sunday cant find any info anywhere??

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Post by Grumpyoldmen » Wed May 16, 2012 4:14 pm

knutspeed wrote:Guys, would it be possible for us to bring our Period G ('71) cars over from Norway for races? If we swapped for the same tires you use?
They are FIA cars, HTP, and probably a lot slower with less trick bits and more tempered engines. Only issue would be that we run wide arches.

We'd love to meet up and try a few proper circuits!
Nice idea, but ask about the event fee in UK. I guess it is quite high. Give Sports Car Meeting in Knutstorp, Sweden a thought!
I dearly want to see your Imps in action. We have two Imps from Denmark so that will be at least 4 Imps in the Historic class.

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Re: HSCC / HRSR 2012

Post by knutspeed » Wed May 16, 2012 4:24 pm

Can't be that high compared to Norway :D besides, I'd love to race the famous tracks I've walked! Yes, we'll look into more races in Sweden as well.
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Re: HSCC / HRSR 2012

Post by Teddie2003 » Wed May 16, 2012 4:42 pm

SimonBenoy wrote:Entries for Silverstone GP on the 20th now published - there are 50 cars entered, of which 8 are Imps. There are 13 V8's!
If Cadwell was split into two races one for small size and one for large, why is the Silverstone just one race?
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Post by bazzateer » Wed May 16, 2012 4:44 pm

Teddie2003 wrote:
SimonBenoy wrote:Entries for Silverstone GP on the 20th now published - there are 50 cars entered, of which 8 are Imps. There are 13 V8's!
If Cadwell was split into two races one for small size and one for large, why is the Silverstone just one race?
Is it on the GP circuit, so more space?
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Post by SimonBenoy » Wed May 16, 2012 5:16 pm

Yes - Cadwell can start 26, Silverstone GP appears to be able to start 50 with a rolling start.
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Post by Grumpyoldmen » Wed May 16, 2012 5:52 pm

knutspeed wrote:Can't be that high compared to Norway :D besides, I'd love to race the famous tracks I've walked! Yes, we'll look into more races in Sweden as well.
How can it be high in Norway?? You have the oil!!! :o
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Post by Teddie2003 » Wed May 16, 2012 8:10 pm

SimonBenoy wrote:Yes - Cadwell can start 26, Silverstone GP appears to be able to start 50 with a rolling start.
That makes sense didn't realise it was the GP track, does that mean you start from the new GP pit area or the old one?
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Post by SimonBenoy » Wed May 16, 2012 8:59 pm

We use the regular pits and start/finish - the new ones are saved for F1 I think.
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Re: HSCC / HRSR 2012

Post by ImpJimbo » Thu May 17, 2012 10:07 am

I hope to get there for the race on Sunday. The later time for the race is handy. I can just pop out for the Saloons if our visitors have left by then. Living so close to Silverstone is very handy.
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Post by 19James » Sat May 26, 2012 8:29 pm

Hi everyone.
I have finally managed to sort out my video from silverstone :roll:
It hasnt turned out as well i had hoped but i hope you like it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pefwWh-B ... ture=g-upl
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Post by 19James » Sat May 26, 2012 9:23 pm

15James wrote:Hi everyone.
I have finally managed to sort out my video from silverstone :roll:
It hasnt turned out as well i had hoped but i hope you like it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pefwWh-B ... ture=g-upl
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Just realised its playing the song twice in the video but i cant be arsed to change it now, its taken me a week to get it on there and its still not right.
Ahh well, theres always next time.
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Re: HSCC / HRSR 2012

Post by SimonBenoy » Sun May 27, 2012 8:48 am

James

Splendid video - captures the feel of the day really well and gives me an idea of what was going on in the rest of the race.

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Post by bazzateer » Sun May 27, 2012 10:12 am

Good video James, glad you caught the woman screaming when David Hales tagged the big Yank! :lol:
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Post by ChrisBenoy » Sun May 27, 2012 11:08 am

That was the biggest over-reaction to a little tap i've ever heard from a spectator. Not to mention that the mustang probably didn't even notice the little imp rebounding off it.
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Re: HSCC / HRSR 2012

Post by ImpManiac » Sun May 27, 2012 6:38 pm

ChrisBenoy wrote:That was the biggest over-reaction to a little tap i've ever heard from a spectator. Not to mention that the mustang probably didn't even notice the little imp rebounding off it.
Certainly was OTT. :? The Mustang driver probably thought he'd driven over some gravel or something. :mrgreen: :roll:

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Re: HSCC / HRSR 2012

Post by apeximp » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:50 pm

No entry list posted for this weekends HSCC race ! Any ideas what imp pilots are out ?
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