Right I thought it was about time I started one of these progress threads. I have 3 ish weeks to get the car running on injection and supercharged before CARS show, so I shall be updating this every day.
This is the progress so far -
I bought the car in January of this year, it was totally stock and original, but not for long
It stayed stock for a bit while I finished uni, only the suspension was lowered at the front and I changed the wheels –
All through the time I’ve been at uni, my main aim has been collecting parts, so far I have –
Megasquirt ECU and all of the relevant sensors and wiring Relay board for the ‘squirt EDIS stuff Supercharger Pulleys for the blower Intercooler from an Audi RS2 Silicone hoses and T-bolt clamps Wideband o2 sensor and controller Inlet manifold (k series and lancia)
There is still plenty to get but not much!
First the workshop and my bench needed a clean and tidy, its got to be tidy to make a tidy car!
So all this came out –
and I was left with this –
Today I have sorted out a few problems, the gear shift was difficult (worn bush on the stick) and it was running poorly. So I have tuned it with the gunsons colour tune, and its running much sweeter. I also sorted out my bucket seat and harnesses From this –
Been looking forward to seeing the write up for this.
Am I right in thinking this will probably be the first MS kit set up and ran whilst posting on the forum(I know a couple of members have started posting after theirs is already running). Looking forward to seeing this
I salute you. Yours will truly be one insanely rapid Imp. ;D
I am going the MS route too but mine will be nat. asp. via Keihin TBs from a CBR600RR. I too am going to use EDIS ignition. Just got to get it back from the paint guy. It'll be on Webers and clockwork dizzy for a while.
Is yours 875cc?
1966 Singer Chamois sprint/hillclimb car in white over blue two tone 1975 Triumph Stag long term project (over 20 years so far) in colour TBA 2003 Vauxhall Vectra GSi 3.2 in black sapphire
Today has been pretty productive, here’s what has been completed –
I started with an easy job, taking the engine out of the turbo imp, this was started at 10am and finished at 11am! Its just sooooo easy on the imp, and I’ve done it lots of times!
Here’s where I started –
Rear valence off –
Me under the car –
On its way –
And out! –
Next I started to strip the car, all of the necessary wiring was removed (cut off switch etc), then the front rad was removed, next the roll cage, then the fuel tank, electronics from the engine bay, lights, and lots of other little bits and bobs. All of the fluids have been removed ready for the scrapping lorry to come round. Then the fun part, as its so light the car can be rolled onto it’s side to gain easy access to the suspension for tomorrows jobs! Three of us lifted the car up and I chocked it in place, its super sturdy now and ready for the suspension action!
Turns out it was bloody rusty, only thing is it had already been wax oiled, and yet it still rusted to b*gg*ry?? Strange little thing
Right that’s it for today chaps and chapesses, more tomorrow!
Wooot, cant wait for this thread to pan out and see the car come together! Its the SIHE just back from uni build your car in 3 weeks mega thrash! i must admit i felt a twinge of sadness when i saw the white imp in bits, at least its getting recycled!!!