Posts tagged "hillman imp"
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 VĂ„lerbanen 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...
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...