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1967 Singer Chamois Mk2
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mikeC



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:57 pm    Post subject: 1967 Singer Chamois Mk2 Reply with quote

Introducing my latest acquisition:



It's a 1967 Singer Chamois Mk2, one owner from new, original paint, no welding ever, but been off the road since 2006. I took a gamble and drove it 200 miles from Southend, with no trouble until about 5 miles from home, when the speedo seized up and broke the cable. So that's one more job to add to the list I had already made out! these photos were taken on arrival home:

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kevin2306



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats gorgeous Mike

Kevin
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Rick
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great, what's it like to drive?

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badhuis



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks gorgeous! A real nice colour combination for the Chamois.
Strange to see it without the the chrome rubbing strips on the rear engine cover, I thought these were standard fitment for the Chamois Mk2.
Watch the water pump. It tends to leak and ruin its bearings after a long standstill.
I have its twin (LHD) sister:


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mikeC



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

badhuis wrote:

...Strange to see it without the the chrome rubbing strips on the rear engine cover, I thought these were standard fitment for the Chamois Mk2.
Watch the water pump. It tends to leak and ruin its bearings after a long standstill.


Ha Ha! Well spotted Laughing the owner backed into something back in the 1980s, and the replacement engine cover was a Hillman one! The strips are in a box of bits that came with the car, along with the Singer badge, but unfortunately the bright trim that goes around the numberplate is missing ...

Fortunately a load of items, including the water pump, have been replaced in the recommissioning done to put it on sale.

It's great to drive, Rick - just like a modern day Austin Seven with brakes Cool
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mikeC



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing much to report on the Chamois - it gets out and about, and gives the occasional spot of bother, but basically it goes well and is great fun; here's a couple of photos taken in Derbyshire yesterday:




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