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Chassis 00238 first registered 2nd January 1960


YLM3 has been in our family since 1961. My late father in law loved the car and rallied it all over Europe and I have promised my wife that one day we would do the same.

The car is in storage and has not been seen since the late 70's so I have spent the day reading the file on the car and it is fascinating. The car was built as a phase one but was completed with a later nose and in left hand drive.  A replacement engine and extensive tuning modifications were undertaken by YIMKIN Engineering and the car was claimed to be the fastest Peerless in London. I can guess what state the car will be in when I go to see it next week

I race an historic GT and with this in mind I would like to investigate the feasibility of restoring the car to a qualifying race specification.

I joined the forum today and if anyone has any information or advise I shall be most pleased to hear from them

Kind regards

Kim



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Yimkin Engineering acted as the Service division for Gordon and Glynn (Chelsea Sports Cars) located about half way up the East side of Cadogan Lane in Chelsea. Both companies were owned by a Mrs Herbert but i believe they disappeared in the mid sixties after Mrs Herbert had a stroke.



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Welcome Kim.

To my amateur eye, the car looks to have a Phase 2 front end (lights slightly further back relative to the nose) and a Phase 1 bonnet. The grille is not the regular circle-P, but is very similar to that found on mine. The notes i got with my car show the grille to have been changed by the first owner when they got the car in Indiana in 1959

Here's looking forward to a great future with #238

dave

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Dean - isn't your Warwick also Tunex tuned, as per the Yimkin doc above?
dave

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Thank you for the reply. I am told the "P" was removed as my father in law did not like it. I tried to find more information on YINKIM but can only find reference to BMC engine work not Triumph. It would be interesting to find some period race history for Peerless including "URK803" pictured in the brochure 

Kim



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DaveC wrote:

Dean - isn't your Warwick also Tunex tuned, as per the Yimkin doc above?
dave


 Yes it is indeed.  I have the original invoice for the engine work performed back in '61.  Fully polished, balanced, larger valves and displacement modified to 2136.  All this fine work for only 116 pounds.  Can't even buy the gasket set for that price...


I would be very interested in why is inslide the brochure.  I didn't know there was any relation between Tunex and Yimkin Engineering. 

Here is a copy of the Tunex Warwick invoice.

 

Dean



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I found a reference to both companies in the Yimkin Morris brochure 



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Excellent detective work.   Care to scan the rest of the document?  The Tunex conversion performed on my Warwick engine was considered "Stage II".  I know that as it was stamped onto a valve cover plate, yet it seems pretty significant with all the head, bottom end work and uprated clutch.  If it proves correct the engine was originally raced with dual choke SUs.  Which were SU's attempt at matching the Weber individual choke per cylinder configuration.  Also used on the Triumph twin cam.   Only 50 pairs produced.  Not sure they were much good below WOT, but looked the part.



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