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#1 BronkoMini

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 06:22 PM

So went down to a rainy Devon today, to pick up my brothers new mini van, he couldn't get insured on it due to it's modifications so I had to be(such a shame)
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1971 South African import
1.3
Stage 5 head
Weber 45
Balance bottom end
Straight cut box
Lightened flywheel
Omega Pistons
Bucket seats and harnesses

I'll let the pics do the talking:
When we collected it:
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Filling up with fuel:
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Not starting at the second fill up:
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Made it home, too long to fit in the garage:
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Quick shuffle and its away:
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I have a video which is just uploading now.


Edited by BronkoMini, 26 July 2015 - 06:24 PM.


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Posted 26 July 2015 - 07:02 PM

Saw this on ebay,very 70's!I like it.Is it fun to drive



#3 BronkoMini

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 07:10 PM

Saw this on ebay,very 70's!I like it.Is it fun to drive

It's really fun to drive, it was a shame it was raining, and it doesn't half go if you put your foot down, and the straight cut box and weber sound sweet!
Had to wear ear defenders because it's so loud.
It also got a lot of attention on the motorway.
It's a shame thought that my first mini wave in it didn't get a wave back :(

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 07:15 PM

That's lovely, not a fan of burnt orange but works on this

#5 BronkoMini

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 07:24 PM

That's lovely, not a fan of burnt orange but works on this


Yeah I don't really like the colour, but it just makes it look different.

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 07:27 PM

Hey I know that car! It was rebuilt in Cape Town by one of the local mini specialists. 

 

Congrats on the purchase :) 


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#7 BronkoMini

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 07:31 PM

Hey I know that car! It was rebuilt in Cape Town by one of the local mini specialists. 

 

Congrats on the purchase :) 

Haha, small world. And thanks



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Posted 26 July 2015 - 08:19 PM

Seems to be a lot of south african imports on ebay at the moment
Looks nice :)

#9 BronkoMini

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 08:29 PM

Seems to be a lot of south african imports on ebay at the moment
Looks nice :)

A few and thanks.



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Posted 26 July 2015 - 09:08 PM



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Posted 27 July 2015 - 12:07 AM

Seems to be a lot of south african imports on ebay at the moment
Looks nice :)

Less Rust :shy:



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Posted 27 July 2015 - 01:08 AM

If your brother ever gets bored of the wheels let me know ;) :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 06:59 AM

If your brother ever gets bored of the wheels let me know ;) :thumbsup:


Yeah sure, but I don't think that will be happening anytime soon. :)

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 10:44 AM

So went and collected the "cheap" K&N air filter (£100 later)

And found out that the clutch slips under acceleration, bugger!



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Posted 27 July 2015 - 11:26 AM

Very nice congrats my vans a similar colour but mine is rust




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