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#16 maieth

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 12:41 AM

Decent little project.
Any luck with rad hose? Seems to get harder and harder to take it off the wife's mini when I need to drain the rad. Would it be too patronising to suggest jacking the n/s front and getting at it from the access port? Usually manage to force hers off from there with a large screwdriver, being careful not to damage the hose, obviously.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:55 AM

tried that couldnt seem to access it from the access port :S



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:58 AM

think i may need to replace the rad hoses really



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:03 PM

Wow, just noticed the number plate on that, incredibly close to my previous Mini's, which was J166 PPJ! And mine was a City :D

 

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Good luck with yours, Ill be following the project :)

nice looking mini there!! :-)

 

Both cars 1st registered in Guildford Surrey ;D

 

Yup i think i am the 10th owner on mine.... not sure how its only got 55k on it.....

 

anyhooooo, so shes fully services now thanks to sussex road and race, Kevin gave her a clean bill of health bar a corroded break disc,

 

got an iso wire arriving tomorrow to fit a free stereo a mate bunged me..... and corrosion on the hazard relay to fix....

 

Also on better news, I haved booked it in to see someone to get the car resprayed and lacquered so that should be happening in the next few weeks. gotta drive it to the unit strip it down and leave it for a weekend to get painted ;-)  can't wait.... I know it doesnt look that bad but I notice driving around in a faded car lol



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 01:26 PM

well got the stereo wired but ran out of time to get the hazards fixed :o

not too big a deal though.

 

also polished up the grill and fitted the chrome bonnet lip..... thinking i may need another grill and new surround though!!



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:13 PM

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New bonnet lip fitted, polished and then refitted grills and grill ends.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 08:05 AM

plan wash and polish today and sorting speakers out...... :D



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 08:05 AM

getting ready for my daily a23 jaunt but on a sunday.... :



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 08:36 PM

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Quick polish.... 2 hours outside and 1 hour inside...... :-)

 

also took a look at the original pioneer speakers and the right hand one disintegrated in my hand, so now i have a car mono until i get new speakers lol.



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 09:14 PM

new speakers ordered, new hazard flasher ordered.. great l2b looking forward to going on more mini adventures.

managed to get hold of some gutter trim from nk trading and rear numberplate light housing off of The Otter, fitted the lump of chrome on my lunch break at work today and Jessie rewarded me with an amazing drive back from Crawley to Brighton.

 

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:19 PM

fitted a new hazard relay............ didnt fix it, need to get a multimeter and check the fuse box to see if that is corroded inside, also think i have some mysterious earthing happening somewhere... and need to get engine mounts and engine steady bushes sorted as its judderring in drive with my foot on the brake sometimes.



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:57 PM

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rubbish picture of interior ambient lighting (mainly so i can find n on the gears)



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 09:45 AM

Well busy weekend with brands hatch etc,

 

jobs to do: Fit engine steady bushes and fix window runner as not being able to open the drivers window is doing my head in!

 

First Friday we did a Prom run with the Mini Freakz and Brighton Mini Club.

 

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 09:52 AM

Oh and brands hatch with my old man on sat, great drive and great fun here's a selection of pics!!

 

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 01:33 PM

Bushes Bushes Bushes to install this week.......

 

Wondering whether I have the balls to change my master cylinder base plate as well :-( I need to do front discs soon so maybe I'll replace it then.







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