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#46 Steve220

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 09:55 PM

Well a productive day! My magnecors finally arrived! Put the coil pack mount back on the car and connected all up - I now have a sweet running engine, took for the car for a little drive and couldn't get the smile off my face again :D

 

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With it up to temperature I drained the coolant - or brown water as I like to call it, flushed it through, replaced the blower unit (it was leaking slightly and stage one of the speed didn't work) and filled it with fresh coolant :) Also replaced the thermostat and gaskets as the old ones were some universal rubbish and full of silicone sealant :( Reason i replaced the thermostat was because the car never got up to full temperature when i picked it up and thought the stat maybe stuck open. I was right.

 

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Car runs very sweet and hopefully I'll be taking it to work tomorrow, on my return will be replacing the oil :)


Edited by Steve220, 27 January 2015 - 10:06 PM.


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 10:41 PM

Nice one mate.

 

Enjoy!



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Posted 28 January 2015 - 11:14 AM

Drove to work in her today, great fun! Although the windscreen wipers are near on useless! Car got to temperature in good time and so did oil. Really pleased :)

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#49 Ben_O

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 11:44 AM

throw them crappy chrome wipers away and get some proper OEM ones.

 

You will soon see the difference (literally)

 

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 12:53 PM

throw them crappy chrome wipers away and get some proper OEM ones.

 

You will soon see the difference (literally)

 

Ben

I second that, mine came with thin chrome ones, terrible. Swapped for OEM hook ones :)
 



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Posted 28 January 2015 - 03:28 PM

Might have to just bite the bullet and get a set. I do see people getting landrover ones?

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 05:59 AM

yep, the landrover ones fit, they just need a slight bend tweaking into the arm so that they fit the screen.



#53 Midas Mk1

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 11:20 AM

South lakes minis have the wiper arms at reasonable cost, bought a set at bingley, seeing as I lost one in heavy rain last year >_< haha



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Posted 29 January 2015 - 11:25 AM

You got a link?

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 11:31 AM

Here's a comparison of landrover ones at £8-47 inc postage and OEM from Southlakesminis minis at £28 inc postage.
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You can see the Landrover one is much bigger and with different angles
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Clearer in this picture and the potential to scrape paint off you bonnet edge when opening, stronger spring means higher glass pressure though
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Sorry for the random upside down pic, not sure why this has happened and I can't see it in my edit
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Posted 29 January 2015 - 11:34 AM

You got a link?


Mini from Southlakesminis http://www.ebay.co.u...-/151429810759?

Landrover http://www.ebay.co.u...m/331128179162? These are Bearmach branded and seem good quality.

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 06:24 PM

Hi all,

 

Well a productive day today. Wanted to change the engine mounts and found out why people usually say leave a day to do them. The driver's side is a nightmare to get your hands into!

 

The old ones were knackered

 

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Comparison old and new

 

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New ones fitted :)

 

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The dash was also looking a bit tired and the dial surround had split. This is going to need stripping and respraying. There was also some glue around the clock which is gently removed.

 

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Turns out the surround is actually wood underneath. Would explain the splitting and peeling.

 

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left over sticker gunk removed!

 

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Glue before and after :)

 

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Annoyingly whilst under the car I noticed the tiebar bushes were shot :( so those will need replacing soon.



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 07:23 PM

Good work so far. Love those brushed steel dashes. Prefer them to the standard wooden one.

No surprise that it's a wooden core with metal sheet bonded over the top. Probably same as the walnut ones, wooden core with walnut veneer stuck over the top

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 08:19 PM

Its Austin/Rover, it was bound to be the cheapest way of manufacturing.



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Posted 07 February 2015 - 09:45 PM

Fair play Steve you don't hang about.




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