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#16 longtimenomini

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 05:47 PM

several attempts...resealing, renewing pipes and clips, changing sender (again), eating sweets and.......

It friggin works .... and no leaks ....... :thumbsup:

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HOWEVER....

another attempt at getting cone out.... got the compressor to grip (more thread in)....started to compress

compress

compress

nearly enough....compress

just about there....

BANG!!!!

the cone was so old the thread/ nut in the rubber pulled clean out

I now have half a compressor tool bar sticking out of engine bay (unable to unthread it as there is nothing to hold it at bottom)

hehehe oh well, looks like I will have to bring in the big guns ..... Angle grinder "V" 40 year old cones and doughnuts


:thumbsup: FINISH HIM :)

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 05:53 PM

pants....weather and other bits slowed me down to ...... a stop really!

ok picces below shows the cone with the thread pulled clean out!!!!, no contest for an angle grinder...I WIN

New bottom arms and bushes on

New Hi Lo's fitted on front

new gear knob....much better, now i dont have to change gear with my fingertips

Rear lap belts in....will eventually put in some 3 pointers as I can re-use the 2 mounting points

A few things have cropped up that I need...so looks like I will upgrade brakes sooner rather than later...keep watching
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#18 minimanclive

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 08:35 PM

Where have you got those rear lapbelts bolted to on your Mini? My Clubman estate doesn't have rear belts, and i'm curious as to where and how they're mounted.

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 08:47 PM

Where have you got those rear lapbelts bolted to on your Mini? My Clubman estate doesn't have rear belts, and i'm curious as to where and how they're mounted.



from ebay(brand new)...just type in lapbelts

mounted on rear crossmember and rear arches with spreader plates ... these were just quickly put in for reference of location and not being used yet and before they are I am having some additional plates welded onto mounting points.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:55 AM

a few new bits collected over time......

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 12:02 PM

Wow, how have I not seen this thread yet! Awesome clubbystate =]

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 12:58 PM

Looking good mate will be like a differnet car with all that new braking power =]

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 01:00 PM

Looking good mate will be like a differnet car with all that new braking power =]



SAFER !!!!!!!......things get a bit hairy

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 01:09 PM

rear camber plates (well one of them) and drums on

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 01:39 PM

looking good mate! nice work!

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 01:57 PM

Missed this thread before, looking great. I love estates!

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 02:29 PM

front bits on....

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servo in, but not plumbed in yet......need to tap into manifold as no take off (unlike later hs4 types) =]

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 04:17 PM

Such a gorgeous estate =]

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 04:55 PM

Wow, how have I not seen this thread yet! Awesome clubbystate =]



looking good mate! nice work!



Missed this thread before, looking great. I love estates!



Such a gorgeous estate :bah:




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Posted 05 May 2011 - 05:41 PM

bit of an update....piccies this week i promise

1 - went in for MOT...... a couple of advisories but YAY, another 12 months motoring

2 - fixed leak on rocker cover gasket

3 - changed over from old paper filter to newer housing and screw on oil filter (thanks to green and white for supplying parts) ...oil leak was one of advisories....oh yes and oil and filter change

4- replaced bulb on number plate light and dodgy wiring on front indicators

5 - Still havent found cause on knocking on front going into a bump ...GRRR

6 - Servo all plumbed in .....oooooooh feels like a 'new' car.....that stops

7 - got around to buying and fitting the longer srew/ bolts that 'hold' the drum onto the hub...yes I know the wheel holds them on.....but It was bugging me.

8 - had suspension geometry set up by Green and Whites......sweet handling now......will be even better with new wheels

AND a set of wheels..........but which ones?


answers on a postcard....pictures this week (a midget gem to the winner)




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