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Restoration on my Hillman Hunter
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bob2



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The engine bay as is now;



Its getting a bit of use now, last week took it out twice once for a couple of errands and on sunday for a drive!!
Enjoying the ride!!
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Churchill Johnson



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where is your engine breather pipe.
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JC T ONE



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Churchill Johnson wrote:
Where is your engine breather pipe.



And heater hoses Wink ohh maybe you dont need them Laughing

Essential uphere Wink


Looking very very nice Cool
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bob2



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

need to put the engine breather pipe back on, its in the boot missing one jubillee clip which I always forget to buy!!

With regards to heater hoses, I do not need it but if i did it'd still be unusable as its leaking. I do have the hoses though so my intention is to take it apart and see what's wrong, one day maybe!!
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Rick
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've been busy there. I'm not at all jealous that you don't need the heater Smile Wink

RJ
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JC T ONE



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:


I'm not at all jealous that you don't need the heater Smile Wink

RJ




Me neither Rolling Eyes Wink
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bob2



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hehe

temperature here is around 15/16 celsius today!!
so with a jacket on I can even wind down my window and open a bit the quarter window as well!!

I am quite enjoying driving it now, feels a much older car compared to the minis!!

I can see now why minis were so popular though, they must have felt completely different to the other offerings of the time, so light and responsive although the ride quality wasn't that good!!
On the other hand the hunter has a very good ride quality, you really do not feel any of the many bumps and potholes on the maltese roads!!
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JC T ONE



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just bought a car mag from 1969, it has a full test with lots of pictures & spec for the MK II Hillman Hunter (1725cc)

any interest to you ?
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JC T ONE



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bob2 wrote:


temperature here is around 15/16 celsius today!!



Here it was 1 degree Confused and we will have minus 2 degree celcius tonight.

LOVE my Webasto Cool Cool Cool best thing I ever bought.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I think its interesting!!

-2 degrees, brrrrr must be very cold!!!!
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bob2



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest photos taken on sunday 23rd December!!
My daughter went running in whilst I was taking the photo of it and my friend's Hornet!!!!!



Here's a closer one of the hunter!



At the moment I'm busy with another small project I am doing (which I might mention in another thread) but when that's ready I'll be taking the hunter apart once more to have those panels I mentioned earlier resprayed!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rare cars now aren't they, it's looking really well.

RJ
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welshrover



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looking good Cool
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bob2



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks welshrover, your cars look lovely too!!!
These are not particularly rare over here but sometimes makes it better when searching for parts!!!
Although that said I order much of the parts from speedy spares in UK!
Makes it cheaper and easier than phoning or driving around looking for parts!!
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bob2



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday took the hunter out in the afternoon for a longer than usual run as I had to collect my wife from a hotel where she was attending a course organized by her workplace.
It behaved brilliantly throughout the trip even though its a bit hot right now but the temperature just climbed slightly above normal when moving slowly and would go down to normal on acceleration.
Was thinking of fitting an electric fan to aid cooling during the summer months though. Both my minis have one and it really does help to maintain a more constant temperature.
What I do not like is that it would show behind the grill and would look wrong!
Another problem is that the space is a bit limited although I guess that 2 smaller fans on each side would work well too.
Any ideas?
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