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#7831 Fastorq

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 10:35 AM

Managed to fit. Fit both race cars into a 40ft container ... Clio and drag race buggy .
Front of drag racer (the one in avatar pic) now 4ft up in the air with ratchet straps and Clio slipped underneath.

Now got an empty garage to put new mini in and today going to T cut and polish the OEW roof, fit 2 new rear front subframe mounts,
Take one of the 12" Cosmics off and try to give the polished spokes a clean
Fit seat brackets so that I can get my legs in.

Had a small dent in wing pulled out yesterday ... Dent guy glued a puller to the spot and when mega strong resin had set gradually eased the dent out ... It wasn't much of an indentation but it's perfect now. This can only be done if your paintwork is totally solid .

#7832 panky

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 10:49 AM

Got the timing chain cover off, after removing the engine mount, and found the chain to be perfect. I'm thinking the rattling noise I heard was the exhaust blowing as it disappeared on the over run. New LCB and Y piece arriving tomorrow so will soon find out.



#7833 panky

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 04:07 PM

After cleaning the timing cover up I notice slight witness marks where I'd knocked the little dimple out when I fitted the duplex gear. Trouble is it's behind the redundant sensor bracket so I cut it off and was able to flatten the dimple out properly. It looked like it was touching very slightly so I doubt it was the cause of the rattle but you never know.

Waiting for stuff to arrive now so I can put it all back together.


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#7834 Midas Mk1

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:02 PM

Daydreaming of better weather..

 

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#7835 Fastorq

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 05:17 PM

Tidied up the 12” Cosmics.

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#7836 Albannach

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 06:58 PM

Now that is a big improvement. Apart from elbow grease, what did you use? Jim

#7837 Fastorq

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 07:23 AM

Had to carefully remove the lacquer on the unpainted rim and spokes.
Tried nitromors but only worked slowly.
Went on to dremel with a scotch brite spindle buff to get the lacquer off and buff out the little bursts.
Finished off with 1200 w/d lubed with wd40 then final polished with autosolve.
Takes about 1hr per wheel to do.
I’m not going to re lacquer the polished alloy but use a good quality wheel wax as you get a nicer patina keeping the alloy “raw”
Just means you need to give wheels a bit more TLC ongoing.
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Discovered there are Hi Los or something similar on all 4 corners ... but car sits perfectly without touching them

#7838 riczito

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 09:58 AM

Finished my interior. I took my time over it, wanted to get it right. Converted & rewired the dashboard, fitted new wheel, fitted all new seat covers (complicated job on these later seats), door cards, door furniture. Result, I think!

 

 

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#7839 panky

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 11:09 PM

Finally got everything back together, only taken a week :shy:



#7840 alex-95

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 08:41 PM

Got the 998 engine out

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 12:23 AM

Fully charged the battery, but found that the starter will still not engage (inertia-type). Will fit a spare next week, although on my car that means removing a lot of stuff like spotlights, grille, oil cooler and sump guard.



#7842 Verderad

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 08:46 AM

Slaved in the boot floor (again), fitted rear subframe, rear holes on one side didn’t live up on one side (front to rear perfect, width out by 5mm)
Removed floor, fitted subframe, refitted floor
All good. Today will be levelling car and checking the geometry

#7843 Dannyboolahlah

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 02:03 PM

Finished my interior. I took my time over it, wanted to get it right. Converted & rewired the dashboard, fitted new wheel, fitted all new seat covers (complicated job on these later seats), door cards, door furniture. Result, I think!


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That interior looks identical to mine, had to check no one's been in my garage haha.
Looks great.

#7844 leepol83

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 03:42 PM

Removed the front end and found more rust on the hinge panels BRILLIANT! 😖 ow well that’ll be just about every panel to replace now 😂 literally

#7845 MacGyver

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 08:04 PM

Finished an all night engine swap on my brothers minis, it was -3c in the garage at 4am...
Why do we never do these things in the summer near the beach! 😭




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