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by hillmanimpfan
Fri May 06, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 22975

Re: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

see the issue now more cleanly after i clean it all up ashame as the engine itself now turns over and has great compression wondering if anyone had same issue ?
by hillmanimpfan
Fri May 06, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 22975

Re: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

believe its 998cc but i cant confirm atm but did have intercooler fitted but crack only about 4 mm from surface was only small crack but just enough to cause issues. made small small line across the gasket area aswell
by hillmanimpfan
Fri May 06, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 22975

Re: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

process report is my engine now turns over but i have hairline crack in number 3 cylinder but i believe mk1 block liners arent removeable ? any advise
by hillmanimpfan
Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 22975

Re: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

long hard winter but getting there now
could someone also help with original colour for imp is it still available ? sort of sky blue underneath dark blue where can i buy it
by hillmanimpfan
Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 22975

Re: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

got stuck into my imp recently just stripping mine down for shotblast and respray undecided on the blue yet
but hope someone on here can help anyone have a engine crossmember for sale local to nottingham as mine badly rotten and also rear bumper and hubcaps ?
by hillmanimpfan
Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 22975

Re: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

WHS! Yes, sorry I meant to add the word 'carefully' - you don't want it super hot, you just want it hot enough to cause a bit of localised expansion so the oil can then run into any minute gaps to free it off. FWIW, the last time I did this was on a flat camping stove in the middle of the lawn, so ...
by hillmanimpfan
Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 22975

Re: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

could do with advice from other imp owners engine siezed trying diesel and cola to free it no joy removing the head this afternoon but 37 years is alot to ask from engine tbh but anyone else had trouble freeing them as this second one i ve had to free in 10 years last time didnt go to well
by hillmanimpfan
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 22975

Re: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

started stripping her down today engine removed and back crossmember, next interior pictures will follow soon :) need find a decent roll cage if anyone has one as plan on racing mine with my MSA license because mine isnt original if was i ll return it to standard factory. bonnet now in primer still ...
by hillmanimpfan
Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 22975

Re: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

apparently from what i ve heard it makes good sense but i prefer tradiation method of waxoyl type underseal same as anyone might give it a try on imp apparently makes car strong too
by hillmanimpfan
Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 22975

Re: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

bazzateer wrote:
hillmanimpfan wrote: using bed liner for mine might be a first for imp ?
I know of a few Imps with Raptor Berliner on the underside. :wink:
thats the stuff think its the way forward as water cant get in then
by hillmanimpfan
Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 22975

Re: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

front seats are for sale soon looking for bucket seats as not to my taste if anyone is interested
John
by hillmanimpfan
Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 22975

Re: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

The vast majority of members IMPs and any IMPs still out there have parts from others fitted, either because thats all that was available, or suitable replacements or upgrades, so most are what you might call Mongrel IMPs, cross breeds of other variants, there arent many that are totally original b...
by hillmanimpfan
Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 22975

Re: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

process this evening treated the whole floorpan to hyrate 80 bilt hammer rust convertor removed all the rust so red oxide going on hopefully in the morning.
John
by hillmanimpfan
Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 22975

Re: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

also someone spent money on this car when it was new and bought period speaker grilles seen these before on mk2 i had few years back
by hillmanimpfan
Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 22975

Re: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

process today on imp engine started tidying it up and poured some diesel down the bores hopefully get it freed up and yep my seats are recliners
by hillmanimpfan
Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 22975

Re: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

dont think these seats are original but someone here may know better
by hillmanimpfan
Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 22975

Re: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

started on the floorpans inside removed the soundproofing and carpets while i wait for gordon started derust the floorpans no rust holes to report
by hillmanimpfan
Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 22975

Re: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

left gordon a message hopefully he still has same phone number also has starting handle dog fitted i know bits about imps i know thats rare, can i still get the skye blue paint ? like to return it to standard paint but leave mods in place. needs sills been pop rivetted in the past , window rubbers a...
by hillmanimpfan
Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 22975

Re: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

if i have decoded correctly it was built at ryton ? not linwood
by hillmanimpfan
Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 22975

Re: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

clean the chassis number up and thanks guys i was in the club 3 years ago so might rejoin soon here what i found can anyone decode it for me
by hillmanimpfan
Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 22975

Re: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

where are locations on these early imp for vin chassis number ? wondered if anyone can help as the one in the engine bay unreadable too rusty
by hillmanimpfan
Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 22975

Re: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

more pics few period mods i figured out last night originally a sky blue hand painted at some point and fitted with lots extras
by hillmanimpfan
Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 22975

Re: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

You need to find the chassis plate for the number and go from there first if theres no clue as to what the original reg was? original reg is still there but chassis plate in engine bay far too corroded to read, reg is removed a digit 924 UV* no preffix A or anything believe its a mk1 tbh i ll get m...
by hillmanimpfan
Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 22975

Re: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

after four hours removing her taken to jet wash to get 20 plus years of dust off and pumped up all the tyres amazingly
by hillmanimpfan
Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap
Replies: 69
Views: 22975

Mk1 hillman imp saved from scrap

just bought this yesterday saved from hands of the crusher local farm being redone mk1 hillman imp has no reg letters i.e A** 3** so it early example question is how old is it ? wondering about reregistering was in a barn from 25 years plus not on DVLA computer ethier nightmare to remove her all whe...
by hillmanimpfan
Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: melton mowbray car and bike show
Replies: 2
Views: 962

Re: melton mowbray car and bike show

sound like fun see you there :lol:
by hillmanimpfan
Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: melton mowbray car and bike show
Replies: 2
Views: 962

melton mowbray car and bike show

melton mowbray show back on 26 august not shore if i will make it tho, but i should be there nice to talk to other owners last time :)
if need directions just ask and i post some up.
John
by hillmanimpfan
Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: melton mowbray car and bike show 29 july
Replies: 2
Views: 998

Re: melton mowbray car and bike show 29 july

good see other imp owners at the show, hope to see you all again on 26 august 8)
by hillmanimpfan
Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: melton mowbray car and bike show 29 july
Replies: 2
Views: 998

Re: melton mowbray car and bike show 29 july

i 'll be there hopefully on my motorbike or on foot.
by hillmanimpfan
Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: melton mowbray car and bike show 29 july
Replies: 2
Views: 998

melton mowbray car and bike show 29 july

melton mowbray car and bike show back on this month 29 july , good show last month just could do with more cars, you can have autojumble too not been anyone doing one in awhile so please come down enjoy the fun. the show takes place on high street,market place,nottingham street and king street lots ...
by hillmanimpfan
Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: melton mowbray show
Replies: 3
Views: 1032

Re: melton mowbray show

i just been told that the next show will be on 29 april and every month after that on the last friday of the month. hope to see you there.
by hillmanimpfan
Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: melton mowbray show
Replies: 3
Views: 1032

Re: melton mowbray christmas show

i could make it so didn't bother going wish had now well transport issues my motorbike (1956 james cadet) was playing up did think it would of made it,i will at the next one tho i think it will be around april time i used to go to college in melton so i remember see it, i was told it was every last ...
by hillmanimpfan
Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: melton mowbray show
Replies: 3
Views: 1032

melton mowbray show

on 19 december there is going to be a car show in melton town centre 10am to 4pm it is free enter and also you can have a autojumble for free and free to look around.i would like to see more hillman imps there so please come down there were two at the last show in october.if want anymore info please...
by hillmanimpfan
Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Where are they now
Topic: i own DWP 491J anyone no this vehicle
Replies: 2
Views: 804

Re: i own DWP 491J anyone no this vehicle

i brought it from the great barr area in birmingham,a member of imp club before me went have look think it was peter smith forgot now it is 2 years ago since i brought it
by hillmanimpfan
Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Where are they now
Topic: i own DWP 491J anyone no this vehicle
Replies: 2
Views: 804

i own DWP 491J anyone no this vehicle

brought DWP 491J a hillman imp van a few years ago now which needs alot of work but it had a tax in the window dated 1974 so only on the road few years and neighbours of the house i got it from say it been there a long time does anyone no anything