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#226 will_

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 07:04 PM


Just spent a couple of hours going through your build.
**tips hat** awesome work - really nice standard, I only hope I’ve as much patience as you when I get mine back up and running.

Thanks for that, but trust me my patience is wearing very thin with it at the moment, seems like an issue with every turn, just got to keep calm and carry on, excuse the old war slogan that's been used to death!

You’ll get there. Look how far you’ve come !! I’ve started mine, then put it away, started again and put it away - about 4 times in 10 years !!

#227 country clubman

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 07:46 PM

Now the cooling, I got one of them rovotec electric fans as fitted one before and they fit really well, or they used to, I tried fitting my and it was out, but contacted revotec about it and they're knocking new brackets up for me, they we're very helpfull, unlike some mini places you contact and they just give you the usual speal, we've sold hundreds of them with out any issues we even have them fitted to our mini's no problems!

 

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This is the combined gap, pushed fully up against other side.

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The issue looks like new supply of fans which take a different fitment to the bracket, and as using the bracket which was used on old design of fans, it pushes them out a little, looks like oversight when going with new supply.

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As I'm doing all this work want to protect inside the arches, so I'm going for arch linners but if fitting to radiator side would restrict air flow, so this is where a bit of creativity comes in and fibreglass. Excuse my fibreglassing skills if any expert fibreglass people looking, but it does the job. Cut the arch linner and create a air flow area guard well the photo's show it better than I can explain it.

 

Smoothed of on the inside with bit of filler, will be finishing it with a lick of paint.

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Glad you won't be able to see the inside as it doesn't look that pleasing.

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Edited by country clubman, 16 October 2018 - 07:48 PM.


#228 country clubman

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 10:42 PM

After bit of paint on the fibrglass shroud looks fine, but it isn't something that will be seen anyway, so main objective to crap out of the arch and air flow of the radiator.

 

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#229 country clubman

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 04:43 PM

Got a engine steady fitted, I wanted to get the dsn alloy one but bit much for my budget, so got a standard one and modified it, maybe got the angle a bit wrong but bit late to change it now, they used to fit two bolts on thermostat housing and one on exhaust manifold, now it's just on the thermostat housing bolts. So made it simular to how it was with a bracing strap to the exhuast manifold, drilled for easier access and the steady bar cut and using a tiebar connector so can easily take the bar out also bit further away from breather.

 

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#230 Boris the Lion

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 06:38 PM

Hi, do you mind me asking where you got the arch liners from? Are they specific for a clubman? Many thanks

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 07:49 PM

Hi, do you mind me asking where you got the arch liners from? Are they specific for a clubman? Many thanks

Not at all, the cheapest place at the time was ebay don't think they sell them on ebay anymore, but minspares or somerford sell them, or there is someone selling a pair on ebay at mo but collection only (eBay item number:143038344677). They are just standard mini ones, the back part is the same for any mini, it is just the front that needs slight adjustment after shock mount, need cutting down slightly and bending into shape, a heat gun makes the plastic bend easily and hold in place till cooled.



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 04:57 PM

Window fitting dutties,front window went for black fillet, not as nice looking as the chrome, but I find the chrome stuff fades easily and cracks, might go back with the chrome though as it does look nicer, just have to change it everynow and again. If you ever google how to fit a mini window sometimes they show fitting it with screwdrivers! I find plastic bicycle tyre levers help a treat, so had to dig mine out to fit. Went for the newer wider window seal for that extra protection, might not be original spec but they do give better protection. The rear door window seals seem to be getting worse at fitting but do the job.

 

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On to side sliding windows, I'm sure this is a usual dilema of which slidding runner to use, the metal one seems to rust easily(why don't they make them with stainless!?) as you can see in photo, if you buy cheap rubber then it is a squeeze to fit in(one on left of photo), the one in middle fits nicely, but using metal on one at the top bit of waxoyl at ends to stop the rust, but doesnt need drilling for drainage, also the top part needs the strength more than bottom as bottom part is wedged in nicely.

 

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Rubber easier to cut drainage holes, and won't rust where the holes are either.

 

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Edited by country clubman, 13 December 2018 - 12:15 AM.


#233 country clubman

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:25 AM

Slowly getting there with putting back together. Got some new tyres and dropped it on ground, not looking that bad.

 

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 12:19 PM

Looks great love the colour

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 12:26 PM

+1 on the wing mirrors. Suit the look of an Estate perfectly! 



#236 country clubman

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 01:07 PM

Looks great love the colour

Cheers for that, just the original colour but think that colour choice has aged well.

 

+1 on the wing mirrors. Suit the look of an Estate perfectly! 

I agree with that one, I did try the round ones with longer stalks or just the round ones with these short stalks, but just didn't work, the rectangle shape of them work well the shape of the clubby. Not tried them how easy they are in practical every day use no doubt just have to get used to them.



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Posted 14 January 2019 - 06:52 AM

This looks great. :proud:






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