Hillman Imp

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  1. Squag1

    Squag1 Can't remember.... Club Sponsor

    Screenshot_20190109-131613_Gallery.jpg K1100 engine
    (Forgot to trim pic)
     
  2. slim63

    slim63 Never surrender Club Sponsor

    An improvement on the bag of shite that was in there to start with :)

    Before anyone gets the wrong idea about that comment I have built & rebuilt a few imp engines & they really are poorly made gutless things unless you spend a fortune on "upgrades" that make a little difference

    + I'm partial to a brick engine or two :)
     
  3. T.C

    T.C Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    First ever fatal I ever dealt with involved an Imp.

    Car hit a street light and a spark caused the fuel tank in the front to ignite. Driver was burnt to a crisp.

    Only part of him that wasn't burnt was his arm which had shattered into his shoulder and on which was fastened an identitity bracelet, and the rear pocket of his jeans which contained £400.

    Apparently back in the 70's the pocket of jeans had a percentage of asbestos woven into them.
     
  4. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    The old Coventry water pump engine saw service in all manner of things !
     
  5. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    My brothers first car was an Imp.

    Whichever way you look at it, it was a whole lot better than the Mini, the spawn of the devil alternative.
     
  6. Ned52

    Ned52 Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Put a bag of sand in the boot (front) to help stop it taming on the lines in the road, also remember having to replace a few water pumps.
     
  7. Oldandbald

    Oldandbald Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    I had two. Bastards blew head gaskets for a pastime but you could get the engine out in 20 minutes. Loved them. I seem to remember replacing the front suspension and brakes - think it was triumph Herald that went straight on but I might be wrong.
     
  8. Squag1

    Squag1 Can't remember.... Club Sponsor

    Yep. Put ballast in front and did water pumps.
     
  9. Pow-Lo

    Pow-Lo B.I.R.D Legend Club Sponsor

    I'm too young for this thread.
     
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  10. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    No you're not and neither is just about anyone else on this forum. ;)

    I remember one of the guys I served with was a real Imp nut. He never had less than 2 at any one time - 1 on the road and 1 for spares.
    Different car, same dodgy rep... there's a guy round the corner from me who seems to be obsessed with Morris Marina's. He usually has at least 6 or so, but I've known his "collection" to hit double figures.
     
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  11. Pow-Lo

    Pow-Lo B.I.R.D Legend Club Sponsor

    Ooooooooooooh yes I am! :p
     
  12. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    Do your parents know that you look at titties on the interwebs...? :eek:
     
  13. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    This is surprising - you come across as a moany old git.:p
     
  14. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    Oh gawd.... now it's going to kick off.... :couch:
     
  15. Pow-Lo

    Pow-Lo B.I.R.D Legend Club Sponsor

    Pot, kettle...............

    And I'm younger than you, Slaphead :p
     
  16. ianrobbo1

    ianrobbo1 good looking AND modest Club Sponsor

    This yours Poo?? 44737992_2546253978780196_2150269097500213248_n.jpg
     
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  17. Me!

    Me! Utterly retired Club Sponsor

    I always thought the Dictator would sport a bouffant .....
     
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  18. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    Donald.jpg
     
  19. Pow-Lo

    Pow-Lo B.I.R.D Legend Club Sponsor

    Ah yes, I wondered where I left it. Thanks, Ian (y)
     
  20. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    Wow !! that has got be some sort of record even for this forum !
    Hillman imp sporting an engine change to Donald Trumps hair in 19 post :)
     
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