Why not view our other blog at CKD Boats cc

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.


How hard can this be?

Try this link. http://ckdboats.blogspot.com/

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Hillman Imp Californian coupe

This car will turn fifty years old next month.

After a three year restoration its ready to do another fifty years service.

With only 6000 made they were never very common.

The car still runs the original engine block, crank bearings and pistons, just the rings were changed about ten years ago.


Thursday, 12 January 2017

The house took about the same time to build as the restoration of the 1967 Hillman Imp Californian took.

So I could have built a house and made a predictable profit instead I did the car (smile)

The car is now in its 50th year!

The way it is?

Will you choose the wife or the car?

How hard can this be?

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Hillman Imp Sport ?

That is a car that really never was, they dropped the Hillman and used Sunbeam, then Singer but never the name Hillman.

However, much as I have copied the Sunbeam Sport vented engine lid I have now badge engineered my 1967 Hillman Imp Californian and added the badge with the the words 'Imp Sport ' on it.

This is a once off using a 1966 Sunbeam Sport 'Imp Sport ' badge.

If you want such badges, Join The Imp Club, they have a member who manufactures the inserts.


Sunday, 16 October 2016

Sunbeam Stiletto type engine cover fitted

This took a while, say a week and a half, I converted a spare engine cover to the sport vented type.

The bumper mounter number plate lights were fitted yesterday.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Imp Californian up grades

The 1967 Imp Californian has now been fitted with front disc brakes, ex  Ford Focus, plus steering rack ball joints from the same make of car.

Also now fitted is a set of Monte Carlo road springs.

All parts were new and ex stock.


Thursday, 28 July 2016

The book No Way Back by Terence Tracey

The book about the epic drive right across Africa in a Hillman Imp has now been published.

The trip went across 19 countries and 3 continents, all done be two guys in a near standard Hillman Imp with an 875cc engine.

The book can be bought from the Imp Clubs regalia sales office.