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PostSubject: The 'Imp'atron   Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:52 am

Sooo i had one imp 875cc, another one came up cheap so bought that and sold my old one,

My new one is a
998cc
Weber Carb, on banana manfold
Sport Head and Cam
Wills Rings
Spaxs all around
D&C EWP
ReDtop Fuel pump
Custom tank  
Front rad

Pics
Got Lip?

Needs epic rewire

Also Got Brakes?






Jack

Things to fit,
6 point cage custom build,
Set of Twin 40s
And my massive 4 pots all round

someweeks time

new dash uber sexy



.........

front looks like this atm



rear is the next project



dash done bucket seat in  



dashage <3



......

Bit of a wee update

Made a custom place for the tank and battery(witch was then scraped as did really want the battery next to tank so got a small racing one to go behind the passenger and going to put my tool bag there instead!)











All so made a staintless steel spotlight bracket, and trail fitted my front massive lip,









..........



Started of the front rad conversion first off cut out a bigger hole of the front grill.



I got a custom rad made up for the car also using two Bike fans.




Got loads of ally and started making the ducting for the rad



Made the surrports for the fans





Some swearing and tons of hours later this was made





Made these for the pipes to pass though.



Then started to work out the pipe work and all fitted my fan controller





Started routing the pipes



Then started to fit the pipes inside of the car



But diced this pipe was to small. 22mm, so went to wickes and got some 28mm






Also got loads of braided fuel line for the car.



Made this ally box for the cut off switch



I moved the coil into the car ( blue wires for the remote water pump switch)



Made a rail for the releys for the front of the car.



Made these to strap the spare wheel down



Made a bracket for the washer bottle




Wheel in the front




Front finished with









And something else i fitted...( to many fanboys)




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PostSubject: Re: The 'Imp'atron   Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:56 am

My Seats and harrness Smile


The cage, currantly for a LHD car, will be sorted with a weld here and there and turning the rear in to a X brace with a harrnes bar Smile




Also fitted my Sealed battery and made a box for it Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The 'Imp'atron   Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:52 am

Wow nice pictures Jack, great looking Imp.

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PostSubject: Re: The 'Imp'atron   Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:08 am

What a machine! Did you do all the work yourself?

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PostSubject: Re: The 'Imp'atron   Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:34 am

That is a seriously sorted imp jack. Wouldnt mind seeing it in the flesh, are you fairly local to thanet?
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PostSubject: Re: The 'Imp'atron   Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:45 am

i am lydd, i am fairly sure you saw my last imp, when i think it was up got some minilites of me? lol
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PostSubject: Re: The 'Imp'atron   Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:22 am

Yes mate you are quite right we have met. The wheels are on my chamois at the mo but think I might go back to some larger wheels and tyres as I have found the cornering to be a bit more wayward than it used to be. Ideally I need another set of 13" ultralites or similar.

Definetly would like to see your new car sometime Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The 'Imp'atron   Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:40 am

early pic of the cage dose not show the harness bar,


Also hmmmmm

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PostSubject: Re: The 'Imp'atron   Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:20 am

imps kinda finished Smile,



And hanging out with some Mini thing pfft,





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PostSubject: Re: The 'Imp'atron   Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:29 am

The Imp is looking awesome! We need to see this at a meet SOON!!!

~Lee

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PostSubject: Re: The 'Imp'atron   Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:35 am

will try, i but i work in Portsmouth in the week Sad think i could make the September meet as off then Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The 'Imp'atron   Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:39 am

J4CK wrote:
will try, i but i work in Portsmouth in the week Sad think i could make the September meet as off then Smile

Hahaha, I suppose its not that far off! Are you doing any shows soon?

~Lee

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PostSubject: Re: The 'Imp'atron   Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:47 am

probley going to bewl water for the mini weekend, then going to hit all the shows up next year Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The 'Imp'atron   Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:50 am

J4CK wrote:
probley going to bewl water for the mini weekend, then going to hit all the shows up next year Smile

Good, make sure you get the Christmas Cruise in your diary!! Smile

~Lee

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PostSubject: Re: The 'Imp'atron   Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:08 am

Looking sweet Jack! Cant wait to see your Imp soon. Think it may intimidate mine!

A mate of mine helped with a brake overhaul on my chamois this weekend and gave it a bit of a tune up, She is running beautifully now but all of his neighbours hate him because of the exhaust noise! What kind of db is your imp putting out?
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PostSubject: Re: The 'Imp'atron   Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:19 pm

mines not that loud, still on Sport box and manfold, but its on its way out, waiting on my twin40s manfold to come Smile so can fit that just after a r21 cam atm lol, Think i might go with a cherry bomb just to be socialable lol,

I should be able to run silly power and still keep it cool, witch is nice, I want to fit a rx7 engine but i just want to drive it!! so that going to wait for a bit, i do need sort some body work out tho got some rust issues on the rear arches as were it was a delux model had tons of trim, and water just gets in the holes SadSad

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PostSubject: Re: The 'Imp'atron   Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:56 am

Well I had a works rally crossback pipe on my Singer with a cheap can from the bay but it was just too loud so I picked up a suzuki bike can and had it adjusted to fit and it was much quieter. However the weight on the sport manifold was causing problems so I took it off to rework some brackets. In the meantime I bunged on a crossback pipe with a stainless toyota can on a std manifold I got off ebay for £50. This makes about the right noise and I dont think its loud but obviously others do!

On my stiletto I have a ducati 2.5" exit stainless can with link pipe to the sport manifold made up for me by impspeed. This is very loud but a very nice exhaust.

R21 cam is a very harsh cam for the road, the car needs to always be pulling high revs to move it. Its good for big power but horrible in traffic! I am on sport cams all round at the mo.


Have dabbled in engine ideas such as Alfa boxer, R1 etc. I believe RX7 is a good fit but I am going for low compression 930 with garret T3 to get the power. Possibly twin charged if I win the lottery! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The 'Imp'atron   Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:27 am

i thinking about the rx7, but i am worried about it eating a gearbox every day lol, if you though you imp was loud you need to hear a rex with porting and a webber, should be fun sometime for the winter time it think Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The 'Imp'atron   Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:23 am

Would that be a MK1 RX7 engine then? Are they good for power? Im familar with the Mk 2 and 3 (FC and FD). They make an amazing noise particularly on drift cars, there is nothing like it.

My brother went to SVA to look at trading his 300zx TT for a RX7 but was told to stay well away from turbo RX7's. Apparently its not so much the gearbox but the 3K engine rebuilds that are the problem!

Were you going to mate it to the imp transaxle? I was advised when I looked in to an alfa swap that a VW T25 transaxle was a good way of handling more grunt.
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PostSubject: Re: The 'Imp'atron   Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:25 am

i was going to try, the the imp trans, but though about VW boxs and porsche maybe?, the engines need so much looking after! i would not turbo it, i dont think a imp needs its, plus its just more heat around the backend, only issuse that i am worried about is the cooling, they need amazing cooling :/, may have got my hands on a blown engine, to see if i can mock something up, and the noise will amazing! with a small exhaust system!, would like it on the imp trans as it would make the conversion so much easyer
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PostSubject: Re: The 'Imp'atron   Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:34 am



Wooow Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The 'Imp'atron   Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:28 am

why is this thread three pages wide
Can't be bothered with having to keep scrolling to read each line.
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PostSubject: Re: The 'Imp'atron   Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:42 am

i resized some of the images
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PostSubject: Re: The 'Imp'atron   Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:02 am

That's better! I don't know why the site even allows you to have had them that big! Will check it out! Smile

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