Hillman Imps / Our other cars

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    The car when we bought it (a scrap heap) came with a folder inside with it's full history including receipts dating back to the year it was bought.

    Chap that bought it got it as an 875 from the garage/factory, he then went to Hartwell straight away and got a 998 fitted so we are doing the same.
     
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    Engine is in the car now, a few modifications to do to make things fit but should be done soon.

    Target is next Friday for it's first proper run out to the borders so we need it running soon for some test runs.
     
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    Frightened of it it bring abandoned in a stream or roadside verge, I brought it home to live with us. It now looks after my cleaning gear. A service provided at zero cost. What a gent I am.


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    Got the BMW K100 engine in and running nicely.

    First test was a run from Stirling up to Perth with no incidents.

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    Then a run down to Dumfries to meet with many of it's siblings.

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    Glad the car is running well after all the hard work. That looks like a really neat installation - nice job!
     
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    Pat

    Looking great (so is the car).

    Keep the pictures coming please. I love it.


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    Quite pleased with the paint finish on the little Singer Chamois.

    We did this in house after putting up a home made booth with lighting and extraction.

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    Fastest MS trolley in the world.......:D:D:D
     
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    Thanks, Mike.

    All I can remember is that it was white and looked like the one in your picture. Black interior IIRC.
    I think I went in it once, and that was enough because he was one of those drivers that would move his whole upper body violently to the right to see what was behind when joining a motorway or overtaking. He used to grip the steering wheel whilst doing the twisty upper body thing and this would cause the car to swerve around. Lovely!
    I seem to remember him calling it his Sports Car!



    Edit: After seeing this picture, I think it was one of these. Sunbeam does keep coming to mind when I think back, though. :confused:

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    This thread has led to posts by Bruce Milllar,I so miss his contributions on this forum, he mentions Barassie Beach just to the west of Kilmarnock,he touched so many threads with is contributions and amazing knowledge.
     
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    That one's definitely a Sunbeam Stiletto.

    But as I said.....his Uncle's car could have been a Hillman Imp Californian, a Singer Chamois, or a Sunbeam Stiletto... They were all the same slope backed coupe shape.

    The only wayto tell the difference? You just look at the badge. Different times.
     
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    Got Mildred back indoors after she spent a bit of time outside.

    This is not good for her so I had to get things sorted and various things moved around.
    Good thing is if you move a little bit at a time indoors and hide it away (loft/cupboard) the other half does not notice. :)

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    Next job is engine out for a refurb.......
     
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    Oh, but they do, Patrick they do....just because they have not given any outward sign, does not mean that you are home Scot free !!!;););) It's just not the right time to play that card....:wallbash:
    Be nice to see it when you have finished it completely.:D
     
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    I know what you mean, I've been playing this one close to the chest, got a brownie point today for having everything indoors back to normal.

    Will post some pics when I get some work done on Mildred, not sure if this will be before E220 or after or between.
     
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    Mildred had been running poorly so took engine out and stripped to check.

    Not nice, top of the liner on cylinder 4 is gone, going to need a new liner are all new liners and skimmed, another job to add to the list.

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    Engine now completely stripped and the block, timing cover, pistons and head dropped off at a very good engineering firm that work on these engines.

    Going to get new liners all round, head and block skimmed and cleaned up, should be good for many more miles after this.
     
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    Engine for Mildred coming together nicely, hoping to get it back in early November if things go to plan.

    New liner being turned to suit parent liner.
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    Ready for bonding in new liners
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    Bonded and clamped for 24 hours to set
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    Light skim on block to bring liners even
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    Need bored and honed next to finish the block off.
     
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    Looking very good pmcgsmurf. Coming along nicely. Are you doing this lathe work etc. yourself, or have you handed it into a machine shop?
     
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    Stunning, coming across this thread makes me want to get my mini 850 pickup finished
     
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