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Ups & downs as the season kicks off

Ups & downs as the season kicks off

Like always, a new season arrives too soon! There are so many things you should have done…but never quite find the time to do. Since the last outing way back in June, both Imps have had some work done – rollcage improvements, clutch repair, new distributors…and you guessed it – engine trouble has been found....
Velodromloppet 2013

Velodromloppet 2013

Well, we at least got to do more laps than last year! We arrived on Friday afternoon, and got through scrutineering without any major issues. I did have to get Edwin to buy me a fire extinguisher since the Swedish regs dictate that all cars must be fitted with one. In Norway, this is an...
To finish first, first you have to finish first!

To finish first, first you have to finish first!

Or so it goes… Doc’s been at the cars this winter as avid blog readers may know. Still, we were jumping into the big unknown last weekend with the two Imps for the first two rounds of the National Championship for Historic Racing. We got the yellow car running thursday afternoon after some gnawing at...
..here we go again!

..here we go again!

Yep, the new season is about to kick off. We’re going to Vålerbanen this weekend for what promises to be a superb turnout with a new record entry comprising 42 cars! I’ve been doing nil on the Imps since last year – more or less. But Doc has been burning the midnight oil, and my...
One down, one to go...

One down, one to go…

The first of our primary engines has been run-in and set up on the dyno, courtesy of local guru Finn Motor. Everything has gone to plan after a somewhat exstensive rebuild after it so nearly was destroyed last year. In addition to building up the engine from scratch with machined & prepped parts, a different...
Back from the bodyshop...

Back from the bodyshop…

After the little bump last season, Pumkin had to get surgery done to the side. The Imp is now nice and straight again, and ready for paint, courtesy of bodywork wizard Atle Ramberg. Meanwhile, our engines are on schedule, and the near-disaster-engine from Velodromloppet has been inspected and rebuilt with extreme care. In the process,...
Hibernation online

Hibernation online

Not many updates lately, which doesn’t mean that nothing has happened. Doc’s still busy getting installed in our new cave, and also getting the Imps ready for 2013. We currently have one rebuilt engine waiting to be picked up in the UK, and the engine that so nearly ended its life at Velodromloppet is being...
Pumpkin gets a bump

Pumpkin gets a bump

It’s been a busy summer! Moving the entire shop has been done by Doc and Mrs Doc, and on top of that I’ve had the nerve to go and get married – finally. So after all the flowers, cakes & napkins were cleared off, the surplus booze polished off, and a trip to Sicily was...
This is not the result you're looking for...

This is not the result you’re looking for…

The engine in “George” the blue Imp was indeed quick – for 8 installation laps. Then a rather nasty rattle gave a me a fright. Luckily, having seen what happens to Imp engines when they fail, I was rather quick on stomping the clutch to the floor and hitting the kill switch. At first we...
Velodromloppet was over before it started...

Velodromloppet was over before it started…

Everything went more or less to plan until we’d done about 8 laps of free practise – when the brand new engine in the blue car had a sudden very gnarly sound emitting from the valve train at cylinder 4 or 3. I managed to stop the engine before any more damage happened – I...
Gearing up for Velodromloppet

Gearing up for Velodromloppet

The highlight of our season is approaching in leaps & bounds. Fortunately the new Imp only needed slight attention after it’s debut. We aim to do a few setup changes, but nothing major. The one major issue we had to correct was that Doc never got the full power punch – upon investigation we found...
A successful debut for the new Imp at Våler

A successful debut for the new Imp at Våler

The new Historic FIA period G2 Imp surpassed everyones expectations in it’s first live-performance (except, perhaps it’s driver and builder?) by performing nearly flawlessly. Friday didn’t start off to well – Doc arrived on track in heavy rain, set up camp, and got ready to go out for free practice – but Pumkin did not...