I actually made some time to work on/drive the mini last week, mainly down to being asked to drive one of my friends around on his stag weekend. We both had minis back in the late nineties and it'd been a few years since he'd been in one.
I had a few jobs that I wanted to do to improve the car before his stag weekend and true to form I left it to the last minute, meaning a few late nights in the days leading up to last weekend.
First up - Modified and fitted an ultimate engine steady that I bought on TMF - wish I'd done this ages ago - everything feels so much more secure when getting on the power - has certainly reduced the clunks and clonks coming from the 'bay
Fitted new air ducting (colour coded for extra bhp ) and fitted the air filter to the slam panel - it had been sort of floating about in the engine bay beforehand
And played around with grille/badge options.
Decided to shave the paint off the upper and lower ribs on the grille to make it a bit more of a factory finish and trialled it with/without badge.
So - badge or no badge? Which looks better? (I know which I prefer.....)