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M J W J
Just seen a mini shell pop up on ebay near me. In the advert it says "vin number and v5c can be provided at extra cost". Makes you wonder why it's an extra cost as surely the shell should have a vin number attached to it. Reported.
Nov 11 2019 10:37 AM
Nov 11 2019 07:02 PM
CurleyReport them to VOSA/DVSA. The vin it part of the body and should never be seperated. Owner can keep the V5/registration as you can apply to DVSA for a new one if you have the vin
Yesterday, 03:05 PM
Trying to decide which engine to put in Harry
M J W J*cough* micra *cough*
Nov 09 2019 02:31 PM
darkriderI agree about A series. For now I'm putting in a 1275 stage one.
Nov 09 2019 10:33 PM
Nov 17 2019 10:40 PM
need some help with fitting the standard fuel tank and what bolts are need to fit it to the bulkhead.. got a bit stuck..photos would be really helpful
alex-95minispares diagram number 13 and 15. 5/16unf x 3/4 for the one that attaches to the seat and 5/16 unfortunately x2" for the other
Nov 06 2019 08:50 PM
Nov 07 2019 05:04 AM
M J W J
THE MINI IS FINALLY HOME!!! WHOOOO!!! Just need to get it going again. Now where did I put those sub frame plans...
M J W J
Off to collect the mini from Southampton Docks after is trip to mongolia.
M J W J
I'm trying to track down my dad's old van. Reg XEH850S. It's Sandglow yellow and according to the Dvla it still exists.
Still buzzing after my first 12 car rally on Friday!
Midas build part 4 on YouTube! Simpson’s Classics
What grommet can I use for the door wiring? Someone mentioned using MK1 or MK2 Golf door grommets recently but I can't find that mention now
MikeRotherhamI got mine on Ebay from someone who was breaking a metro. I just asked if they still had them and they did.
Oct 19 2019 09:33 PM
jsyjamieHere you go: https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/VW-Golf-Mk2-Tailgate-BOOTLID-Wiring-Loom-Rubber-Grommet-191971840/646078392
Oct 23 2019 01:45 PM
Mini ManannánCheers Jamie
Oct 24 2019 09:03 AM
What baulk ring are best, gen or non gen
Oct 16 2019 06:16 AM
Oct 17 2019 09:49 AM
Anyone else tucking away for winter?!
mr cookeNot yet , not until they start putting that bloody salt on the road.
Oct 14 2019 05:28 PM
Stevie WYes, my Mini is all tucked up in the garage with an old quilt thrown over it to keep it warm!!!
Oct 14 2019 06:37 PM
I need to turn my mini on to its roof, I have it on its side on a mattress at the moment, could I turn it on to its roof or is this not a good idea. Any advice would be great
Avtovazoh the wheels on the thread where changed for much bigger pneumatic ones as we have cobbled driveway.
Oct 13 2019 07:39 PM
Oct 13 2019 07:41 PM
MGMinimanDon’t put it on the roof you will crease it and it won’t go straight again.
I’ve always tipped shells on their sides.
Use a strip of carpet to rest the bottom seam on.
Then a large wooden beam also covered in carpet to rest the gutter on.
Beam about 7” x 4” 5 to 6 feet long.
This rest the shell on strong points without distorting it. The rear quarter is then suspended off the floor.
Built 3 race cars and 2 road cars this way. Easy and cheap.
Mending and Pai...
Oct 16 2019 03:58 PM
My engine is alive!
In the UK for a year. Bought an Spi