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#496 longtimenomini

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 11:51 PM

Been busy with bits and pieces .... lots done on others cars too.

Start with photos of these NOS Period Lucas covers never been on a car, Suits the green/ yellow of lotus badge

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#497 I hate Brian

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Posted 10 July 2020 - 02:11 PM

Hi longtimeonmini on page one of your resto what brake calipers have you under the steel cooper rims please ? I struggled with a set from Minispares actually found the company in York who manufacture for them he kindly sent me over a blank caliper to trial fit but there wasn't enough clearance these were Dunlop lp 918 reverse rims



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Posted 10 July 2020 - 06:17 PM

Hi , they are Minisport 7.5 ones ... mm to spare if I remember that far back


Hi longtimeonmini on page one of your resto what brake calipers have you under the steel cooper rims please ? I struggled with a set from Minispares actually found the company in York who manufacture for them he kindly sent me over a blank caliper to trial fit but there wasn't enough clearance these were Dunlop lp 918 reverse rims



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Posted 11 July 2020 - 07:09 AM

okay cheers for the reply



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Posted 11 July 2020 - 09:40 AM

Just spent far too long reading through this, really impressive work and love the photoshoot a few pages back, great to see it all come together! Love your attention to detail regarding the 60s period styling, its worked really well! You must be beyond stoked with it, hope to see it at some point/some show in the future! Cheers for keeping track of it all and making this thread!


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Posted 11 July 2020 - 07:46 PM

Just spent far too long reading through this, really impressive work and love the photoshoot a few pages back, great to see it all come together! Love your attention to detail regarding the 60s period styling, its worked really well! You must be beyond stoked with it, hope to see it at some point/some show in the future! Cheers for keeping track of it all and making this thread!


Thank you for compliments, yes I am very pleased and well worth the wait/ work and money , however when you think you have finished , there is always something to change/ swap out .... some ideas work , some not so much !


You are only a stones throw from me and ( when they existed) I try and attend a lot of local shows so you will probably see it ‘for real’ At some point

Thanks again

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 12:13 PM

I have always liked longer gear change ( next to wheel , like touring car style) it’s much easier in mini .... hate reaching down. With the KAD quickshift mechanism ( which I always fit) the shorter movement negates the extra length on gear lever. However, the chrome mini specific extension made it feel very fragile and vague .... so I adapted a generic one .... soooo much better , very precise and clunky , and I tightened down the adapter so it’s stiffer ( stop sniggering at back ) .... changing gear requires commitment and a bit of muscle , solid clunk while changing . Oh and removed passenger mat so can see green carpet better .....

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Head painted brg to match theme .... will be replacing rocker cover at some point for ..... well. Something different

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 12:18 PM

Also been fiddling with styling ...

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Eagle eyed viewers will see painted front badge, as original dark green and black scheme was lost against grille.... may paint bonnet release catch in black , as it stands out too much now

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 01:08 PM

Great looking car 



#505 longtimenomini

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 05:31 PM

Great looking car


Thank you

Ps .... my car is called Brian .... so your name kind of threw me a little !

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 07:37 AM

When I bought it off a friends wife she called it Brian after Brian Clough, with minis and all the trouble I had with it in the beginning I thought this would be an apt name for the forum



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Posted 22 July 2020 - 01:43 PM

When I bought it off a friends wife she called it Brian after Brian Clough, with minis and all the trouble I had with it in the beginning I thought this would be an apt name for the forum


My Brian is Brian the snail from the magic roundabout ...

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Posted 22 July 2020 - 02:11 PM

 

When I bought it off a friends wife she called it Brian after Brian Clough, with minis and all the trouble I had with it in the beginning I thought this would be an apt name for the forum


My Brian is Brian the snail from the magic roundabout ...

 

 

 

so, not because he's a very naughty boy then ?



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Posted 22 July 2020 - 02:11 PM

But is he faster than a snail ??



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Posted 22 July 2020 - 02:49 PM

But is he faster than a snail ??


He wasn’t .....nitrous should help a little ( unless snail has a supercharger?)




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