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Looking for info on boats? all sorts of stuff has been posted now on the first blog. Why not try Roys other blog, he has over 3300 entries in there. That blog is full of information and pictures,its really about one mans life. Designed for those who enjoy boats, cars, traveling , plus in some cases, finding out how to fix things yourself. We also started a third blog which is mainly about the two shops, my daughters started. plus odd ends about me and some I have known.


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Sunday, 1 April 2018

Roys Hillman Imp new parts

I have recently started to re produce new metal parts.


Plus sell off a very large selection of new and used parts.


Engine parts and the new Stromberg heat deflector plate.


Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Hillman Imp wheel spacers

The first set were given to me the last day we closed for the annual holidays, so no price as yet.

They are 20mm thick and can be made thicker.

The next batch will be in alloy to save weight, final maching will be done when the machine shop reopens.

Studs and wheel nuts are not supplied.

Orders can be taken now.


Sunday, 24 December 2017

Happy Christmas to you and your Imp!

All the best to you wherever you may be.

My thanks to fellow Imp Club member Marcel Peeters In Belgium for the use of his picture.



Seasons greetings for the festive season

May I wish everyone all the best for the end of the year and the same for 2018.

My 1967 Hillman Imp Californian at Hout Bay beach, South Africa.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

New Hillman Imp windscreens

We imported a pack of four Hillman Imp screens, all laminated for extra safety, one saloon screen  is left and can be purchased at the last price which was back in 2016, so a good idea.

A new windscreen sure makes the car look better and as it should.

You also get a super clear view when driving.

One real bonus is unseen, the wiper blades move across the new glass in silence now.

The screen in stock is a clear one and still in its makers wrapping


Saturday, 2 December 2017

A very early 1963 Hillman Imp engine

This motor I worked on back in April 2013, it was a unit that came to me in a very dirty state, so dirty that it took me two days to de grease it, then a third day to blast it clean in the bead blasting cabinet.

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The engine number is 1574, so a really early Mk1 plus the cylinder head is lacking the deep valley that runs in line and above the spark plugs.

The engine was started and bench tested, it ran about eight hours over a number of weeks.

The pistons had new rings fitted but were seized solid, I used oxalic acid and a week of soaking the pistons in the fluid before they could be removed from the pistons for final cleaning.

This was the first Imp engine that I fitted a vesconite plastics rub strip for the timing chain to run on.

This is a nice Mk1 engine, it needs a nice Mk1 Hillman Imp to be fitted to.

How simple can this be?


Hillman Imp in 1962

This is dated 1962, as the Imp came out in May 1963 it seems a little bit odd?

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It is marked as a 63 calendar, was that year a mistake and it was really 64?

The heading says Past Auction .

Seen by a member of the ARCC and sent to me, I know nothing more about it.