Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

1971 Clubman 1275GT

clubman

  • Please log in to reply
236 replies to this topic

#226 sherly

sherly

    One Carb Or Two?

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 704 posts
  • Location: Saaaa'fend

Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:17 PM

Should make it more efficient.
What the cut out for in the air intake behind the grille?

Well spotted.  I was originally going to run a front mounted rad and the pipe routing of the top hose onto the thermostat ran straight through the air intake.  I still wanted the fresh air feed to the cabin so I decided to allow the 2 items to share the same space.  ;-)

 

Need a new one now as it looks a little daft....



#227 sherly

sherly

    One Carb Or Two?

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 704 posts
  • Location: Saaaa'fend

Posted 23 May 2014 - 12:06 PM

Came back from the pub last night.....checked facebook before going to bed.....found some pics of us on the L2B fb group taken from a footbridge over the A23 - Credit to Ashley Holland for taking the pics.

 

Made my day! 

 

10348463_722664311130329_313344104142868

 

10366210_722664387796988_702611447779903

 

 

:-)  :-)  :-)


Edited by sherly, 23 May 2014 - 12:07 PM.


#228 sherly

sherly

    One Carb Or Two?

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 704 posts
  • Location: Saaaa'fend

Posted 11 July 2014 - 04:00 PM

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

 

tiebar.jpg

 

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

 

newfilterlocation.jpg

 

filter1.jpg

 

engbay-1.jpg

 

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.....)

 

 

badge.jpg

 

nobadge.jpg

 



#229 sherly

sherly

    One Carb Or Two?

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 704 posts
  • Location: Saaaa'fend

Posted 11 July 2014 - 04:44 PM

Also got round to fitting the secondhand top dash rail that I bought recently from a local guy via eBay. Under all the dust and grime was hiding an immaculate dash rail!

 

Really pleased with how my interior is starting to shape up.  Seats are now letting it down though - need some new covers!

 

 newdashrail.jpg



#230 Rocket.

Rocket.

    One Carb Or Two?

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,441 posts
  • Location: UK

Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:03 PM

Really love this car you've done an awesome job with it !

#231 venkman

venkman

    Speeding Along Now

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 443 posts
  • Location: Glusburn

Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:20 PM

I have a clubman shell at the mo, in real bad shape, I may have missed something on your thread but it looks like you cut off parts of the inner wing, what did you replace still a welded on front is it not.

 

Thanks in advance :highfive:  



#232 72clubman

72clubman

    Speeding Along Now

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 441 posts
  • Location: Leicestershire
  • Local Club: Charnwood Minis

Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:29 PM

Looking really good, and especially good with the centre badge ;)


Joe

#233 sherly

sherly

    One Carb Or Two?

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 704 posts
  • Location: Saaaa'fend

Posted 11 July 2014 - 07:33 PM

Really love this car you've done an awesome job with it !

Cheers bud - it's been a long time in the making but I'm finally making the most of the hard work.  It's nice to be able to start fixing some of the minor issues and start refining the car a bit (concentrating on the details)

 

I have a clubman shell at the mo, in real bad shape, I may have missed something on your thread but it looks like you cut off parts of the inner wing, what did you replace still a welded on front is it not.

 

Thanks in advance :highfive:  

 

My car originally had a body kit and had been stood out on someones driveway for a long time unused - as a result the front end was pretty rusty.  I cut it all back and welded in some replacement inner wings (from a donor car) & replacement front end to get it back to original spec.  

 

Looking really good, and especially good with the centre badge ;)


Joe

Not sure I'm really keen on the centre badge......I've run with it for a bit but I prefer it without I think (which is a shame 'because I like the originality of the rest of the car).  Might be because my badge doesn't have the blue bits in it anymore - it's black and chrome to match the grille.



#234 72clubman

72clubman

    Speeding Along Now

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 441 posts
  • Location: Leicestershire
  • Local Club: Charnwood Minis

Posted 11 July 2014 - 07:45 PM

It defintely needs the blue inserts to set it off. I'm actually running an early grill with the blue centre badge now since my late grill got ruined, although without a GT badge.

I really like the look.

#235 sherly

sherly

    One Carb Or Two?

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 704 posts
  • Location: Saaaa'fend

Posted 11 October 2014 - 10:58 AM

So tax discs are now a thing of the past......thought it'd be a good opportunity to make a retro-disc, more suited to the era of when my car was born ;)

 

taxdisc003.jpg



#236 72clubman

72clubman

    Speeding Along Now

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 441 posts
  • Location: Leicestershire
  • Local Club: Charnwood Minis

Posted 11 October 2014 - 07:48 PM

I likey.

 

I was playing around with the idea, but couldn't decide whether to go for the month and year my car was made, registered, or what it's actual first tax disc would have been! 

 

Did you decide on the grill badge in the end? 

 

Joe



#237 sherly

sherly

    One Carb Or Two?

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 704 posts
  • Location: Saaaa'fend

Posted 13 October 2014 - 09:29 AM

I likey.

 

I was playing around with the idea, but couldn't decide whether to go for the month and year my car was made, registered, or what it's actual first tax disc would have been! 

 

Did you decide on the grill badge in the end? 

 

Joe

Stuck without the badge for the time being - but it's a close run thing.  Badgeless is edging it for me at the mo but that may change in the future.

 

For the tax disc I just went with a disc from '71 which would've been the first year that the first disc would've expired (and I happened to find a decent res. picture online of a Dec 71 disc that I could modify).







Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: clubman

3 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 3 guests, 0 anonymous users

Mini Spares