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#31 MrBounce

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 04:52 PM

Good work. Those little details can really help a car :thumbsup:



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Posted 24 January 2015 - 06:26 PM

Thank you :)

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 05:52 PM

So I was able to pick up a couple of spares that I needed/wanted. 

 

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Finally got a Leyland centre steering wheel badge... yay and got a metal air filter box that needs a lot of sanding. We couldn't locate the GTS clocks, but picked up the cowling and some additional holders for a few other gauges that want to get.

 

Had to drive a round trip of ~120km to get them, but it was a good drive and got to meet another friendly mini owner :)


Edited by Vinay-RS, 14 July 2017 - 03:18 PM.


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Posted 01 February 2015 - 03:41 PM

Very small update.

Stuck the steering wheel badge.

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Then I decided to clean the headlining and sun visors. All the dirt came off with some household cleaner, but there are some stains that will not come off even after direct application of the stuff. 

Then I decided to try and grease the parts that were supposed to be greased for the first time. It is a rather messy job. Did the right rear side and struggled to remove the connector from the nipple. Then tackled the left rear side and the nipple must have been loose as it came off with the connector, fell on the ground and disappeared. Then I gave up, as I was tired of the lack of progress.

 

To follow on, I was hoping the greasing of the back places would get rid of the squeaking... nope, still squeaks like a mouse is living in the car :(


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#35 Jared Mk3

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 04:59 PM

The badge really does make a difference.



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 05:29 PM

The badge really does make a difference.

Yes it does, especially since I've been without it for a long time. Now I have an extra steering wheel that it came off, that I can sell :) 

Bit annoyed about the headlining still remaining stained though. Can you think of any stronger chemicals that I could try?



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 06:04 PM

Is it stained around the edges of the lining?



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 06:11 PM

Yeah and there are weird swirly stains in the middle as well. I'll take a picture tomorrow and post it



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 06:13 PM

The ones around the edges are more than likely glue stains. There's no way those are coming out. At least you got it cleaned up.



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 06:15 PM

The ones around the edges are more than likely glue stains. There's no way those are coming out. At least you got it cleaned up.

That's unfortunate, yeah at least all the years of dirt came out. It sucks though cause if someone sees it they'll think I didn't clean it.



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 06:18 PM

Nah, a lot of Mini's have those stains in. Definitely can't be worse than what I had when I got my car - stars to cover the small tears!



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 06:20 PM

Nah, a lot of Mini's have those stains in. Definitely can't be worse than what I had when I got my car - stars to cover the small tears!

Haha, I would have loved to see a picture of that!



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Posted 22 February 2015 - 09:39 PM

Haven't really updated this thread in a while.

So an update: One of the wheel studs snapped on the little guy while driving down the road. Luckily I wasn't going fast enough to cause any damage. A friend came to meet me and gave me some spare wheel nuts. I tightened everything and then drove home slowly.

 

In the following week I got another friend to help me change the wheel studs as I did not have the strength required to remove the castle nut :P (I know I need to start gyming...)

 

Then today there was a classic car event a couple of km from my house and some of our club members met up at the show.

 

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There were a decent number of other classics there as well.

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I had never seen a sunbeam before and now I got to see three :)

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On another note, after some quick checks, it turns out one of the mistral wheels on my car is slightly buckled. As a result (and because I am quite keen on returning my car to original specs) I have decided to get some 4.5" steel wheels and hub caps. I have currently sourced 3 and need to find one more.  


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 09:08 AM

nice little car you have got there i must say i am jelly of the 1275 power as i am stuck with 2x 998cc but then again you can always engine swap :) Wow that 356 just amazing.



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Posted 01 April 2015 - 09:15 AM

Thanks man :) The 1275 motor is really smooth. Yeah there were some stunning cars at that show. My favourite was the unimog :)






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