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#196 Anthony30

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 09:13 PM

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#197 mattmiglia

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 08:56 AM

Lovely build!

#198 Cookiez

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 09:14 PM

Thanks for the comments

 

I know its not to everyone's taste, but its done to the best of my ability to how Jack wants it



#199 Cookiez

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:31 PM

Right, Yes Update time

 

Ruby Two is on the floor

 

 

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Boot install done

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Rear Carpet

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Front & Rear Glass fitted

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Cover to fit under gear leaver gaiter

I didn't like the foam plastic thing.

It was painted red before fitting

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Front Carpet, Heater, Pedal box, Steering wheel, Gear leaver.

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Rear seats

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Bracket for the Heater Pipe

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Then spent 5 hours fettling the boot lock

Only those that know a Mini boot lock will understand what's been done

Just needs some primer and paint now

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I have a few bits that are needing paint at the mo.

This weeks job is to get them all ready for the next dry day when I can get Ruby out the garage so I can paint.

 

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#200 clubman91

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 06:03 PM

Looking great mate

#201 RT2002MCS

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 07:37 PM

Magnificent dedication that is being rewarded with a stunning mini

#202 alittleawkward

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 09:01 PM

love that number plate, and the whole car. truly inspiring stuff



#203 Cookiez

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 11:37 AM

First fit of the inlet manifold & carb resulted in the carb hitting the bulkhead

 

After a quick phone call to Maniflow, I was told this is because a 1275 engine is 10mm taller than the 998 one.

Jack and me measured the current angle of carb intake to be 10 degrees

After a bit of spacing we worked out that if it were changed to 15 degrees then it would clear the bulkhead.

 

Jack did a drawing to explain this and it was sent back to the nice chaps at Maniflow.

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Made a small stainless bracket for accelerator cable

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Fitted the air intake

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made another bracket to hold the oil breather pipe, to stop it touching the rocker cover

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Engine bay starting to look OK now

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Jack wants a bracket to hold his phone in place

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He wants it to be removable for when not in use. so a wing nut to hold it in place and a bit of rubber and magnets to hold the phone.

All done

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It was time to see if she would start up, first time in 20 months.

Crikey was the accident that long ago

 

Removed the plugs

Disconnected power from the coil 

Turned over until I could see fuel in the filter

The again until it stopped flowing, this should mean that the carb float bowl was full

 

Plugs back in, Connections put back on.

3rd turn of the key and she is alive, timing was a little out.

 

Next step is to get the doors built up

 

Ruby is booked in at Mini Sport soon to get the geometry set up & MOT

 

 

Thanks for looking.


Edited by Cookiez, 01 October 2019 - 03:22 PM.


#204 Cookiez

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 12:01 PM

More lights installed in the garage

7 x 6ft LED Tubes

 

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Tried to change all the bolts to stainless ones

 

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Passenger door built up and on

 

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Central locking tested and working

 

 

Jack drove it up the street the other day

 

Nearly there now


Edited by Cookiez, 01 October 2019 - 03:24 PM.


#205 jamesquintin

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 02:45 PM

What grommets/conduit are you using for the central locking wires to the door?



#206 Cookiez

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 03:58 PM

The grommets are for an 11mm hole and the place where I have drilled the hole is half double skinned

I cant find the exact dimensions of the grommets I used, The measurement that is critical is the thickness of the metal that you have to drill through. 

The conduit is 7mm O/D nylon air pipe

The wire is 1mm single core and there are black and red

 

The grommet in the door has the air pipe glued to it so it don't pull out,

The grommet in the A Panel is make a little larger than the air pipe and silicone grease is used to allow it to slide in and out when the door is used. 

 

The air pipe also passes through the inside of the A panel and out the other side behind the dashboard

 

If you need any more info, message me and I will give you my number to talk you through it in more detail.

I also made the central locking kit myself. All I brought was the motors.

 

Regards



#207 Cookiez

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 01:30 PM

MOT time

 

Yay She passed

 

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Then a long trip up to Mini Sport to get the geometry sorted

 

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Now I have to finish off the Audio install

 

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New Amplifier due this week. 

 

Jack has a week off before Himley so let the cleaning begin......


Edited by Cookiez, 01 October 2019 - 03:27 PM.


#208 carthorse

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 02:53 PM

Stunning attention to detail. That car is a real credit to you, here's to hoping it doesn't need another rebuild for a good few years!

#209 mattmiglia

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 02:17 PM

That photo under the ramps from the back is stunning!

#210 Cookiez

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 02:43 PM

That photo under the ramps from the back is stunning!

 

Dirty water spots underneath tho

 

Jack will get it on the stands this weekend to clean them up


Edited by Cookiez, 27 April 2017 - 02:43 PM.






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