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Restoration on my Hillman Hunter
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Penman



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
The idea of twin fans mounted in front of the rad is one Bristol have used for some time and if you use fans with black blades they don't show up too badly.
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colwyn500



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Penman wrote:
Hi
The idea of twin fans mounted in front of the rad is one Bristol have used for some time and if you use fans with black blades they don't show up too badly.
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Ooh!!!! Good idea but don't you want them to show up...

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bob2



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

good point colwyn500, the mechanical fan when I first restored the engine bay was sprayed in satin black, but I couldn't see it with the engine on while I was working on it so it got sprayed yellow during the engine rebuild!!
However I was referring to electric fans positioned between the grill and the radiator and there's no way you can get to them unless you take off either the grill or the radiator!
Think that is what I'll eventually end up doing, just switching them from the inside when the temperature starts to rise a little when moving slowly or when I encounter traffic!!
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bob2



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took it out for a run last sunday, my daughter and wife came for the ride as well.
It behaved itself and the temperature kept on normal throughout the trip even though we had somewhere in the region of 30/32 degrees and we encountered some traffic so I'll just skip on the idea of fitting electric fans for the time being!!
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bob2



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the hunter out last saturday for a run, it went ok and received some looks on the way too!!
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bob2



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got this out again last saturday for a run together with my family!!
Must buy some oil and change the engine oil and oil filter though!!!
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Paykan



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi bob ! you have a nice car now, congraluation man.
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bob2



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, and as I said in your thread yours is very original and has got very nice patina, I'd just clear coat it in a semi matt lacquer.
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bob2



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday I took this out for a run together with my family to a garden centre, the weather was glorious and the drive was a nice one.
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JC T ONE



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile nice to enjoy the car, on a beautifull day Cool

will look for that JanSpeed catalouge ? and let you know if it has tuning gear for your Hunter Wink


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bob2



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok Jens thanks a lot.
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JC T ONE



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:00 am    Post subject: TV star Reply with quote

Your car was on TV yesterday Cool

It was in the movie "Killer Elite" with Jason Statham.

Driven by the bad guys, and even same colour as your car Cool

Also found the JanSpeed catalouge.

They did conversion sets for Hillman - Singer - Avenger .

Is the 1500 engine in the Avenger the same as in your car ?

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bob2



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will have to watch it then!!

The 1500 in the avenger is not the same unit as fitted to the arrow range cars!
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bob2



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its been some time since I've updated this thread!!
In February I managed to change the oil and filter and have a general look at the underside and so on, everything looks fine although I need to repaint part of the driver side wheel on the back and part of the disc brake dust cover since one of the calipers had leaked and the paint is peeling off badly now!!
No time for it presently as I am restoring a 1940's rod braked Phillips gentleman touring bike right now!!
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bob2



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is getting some frequent use at present since I cannot use my daily.
Sharing daily duties with the blue mini or whenever I need a bigger car to take out all the family!!
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