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#16 Mini Mad Drakeley

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 10:50 AM

nice looking wee mini, does your mini have the split braking system as fitted to minis in 1978? I have it in mine and I hate it



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 11:11 AM

nice looking wee mini, does your mini have the split braking system as fitted to minis in 1978? I have it in mine and I hate it

Cheers, I do have the split on mine mate I haven't really done much with the brakes apart from adjust and renew the fluid. Just had a look at your project, that is one beautiful build mate.



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 12:44 PM

cheers mate :-) theres still a few things im not too happy with about it but time will fix those and if you ever get the chance I would recommend changing to the single line system, the rear brake cylinders are prone to seizing due to being a much smaller bore and may seize slightly at any point, theres been a few moments coming up to the lights, pressed the brake and its just wanted to pull quite violently to one side or the other, usually a few hard stops is required to free it up after



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 01:05 PM

Engine update time. So imageshack have started charging, so Imgur it is from now on.

 

 

So I got the gearbox off and looked well.

 

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Then I was told about looking a little deeper and saw this.

 

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After some stripping we got the bearing out just to find to find out the spare we had was for the wrong shaft >_<

But this is what it looked like

 

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Also some general pics of the engine for you.

 

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Also had my first of my goodies arrived,

 

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a 12g202 head. Not really packaged very well if I am honest

 

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Edited by TehMarchant, 24 February 2014 - 03:02 PM.


#20 danie garry

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 01:37 PM

never seen a 'stat housing like that before!



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 01:41 PM

never seen a 'stat housing like that before!

Are the pictures working okay for you, they're all messed up for me, also the thermostat housing was from a 1100 engine, it was also seizes on and took a good beating to get it off haha.



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 02:14 PM

Pictures aren't working for me



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Posted 25 February 2014 - 06:49 AM

 

never seen a 'stat housing like that before!

Are the pictures working okay for you, they're all messed up for me, also the thermostat housing was from a 1100 engine, it was also seizes on and took a good beating to get it off haha.

 

yeah, no problems with the pics, crushed box and a head!!



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 06:00 PM

So is that head from a Midget or similar inline A series? judging by the thermostat housing



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 06:13 PM

So is that head from a Midget or similar inline A series? judging by the thermostat housing

To be honest I am not sure what it is off :/

 

Imgur really doesn't like me all the pictures have messed up again. I am going to start uploading with my phone for hopefully better results.

 

Anyway guess what is in the package. (If it works)

 

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 06:18 PM

Camshaft?



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:56 PM

Yep :) A pretty good MG metro camshaft.

 

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Minispares order going in tomorrow.


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#28 TehMarchant

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 12:21 AM

Most of the bits needed so far.

 

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 08:41 PM

Looks like yours is coming along lovely while mine is rotting away :(



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 10:31 PM

Looks like yours is coming along lovely while mine is rotting away :(

Midge is still rotting away, I just hope the engine will be a little better now :)







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