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#76 BronkoMini

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 10:54 PM

And it starts. The squeaking is from the belt as water is leaking out the thermostat housing bolts. Also the fuel pressure gauge isn’t picking up any pressure for some reason:
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 10:41 AM



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Posted 26 April 2019 - 05:30 PM

Sooo rolling road done, there was so much fiddling around with needles etc, but eventually it was sorted, we discovered the temp gauge doesnt work and to get the correct fuel pressure the screww has to be wound fully in so the locking nut cant be put on. Also discovered a little fuel leak.
 
Anyway, we've set the boost to 6psi to be safe as we want the car to make it to L2B, when it was set at 6.8psi it got 110 bhp, but reducing got us to a safe 98bhp and 112Ibs/ft
 
Pictures and a video to follow. 


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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:08 PM

Brilliant lads. Well done

It's been a great effort.

Can't wait to see the videos and it running for real....

#80 BronkoMini

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 08:22 PM



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Posted 26 April 2019 - 08:24 PM

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#82 BronkoMini

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 09:09 PM

So long time no post:
We managed to bleed the brakes etc.
Took it top Himley hall for a shakedown for London to Brighton. That went horribly wrong, on the way there the oil pressure guage pipe started to leak, spraying oil all over the engine, so we had to buy a new one there:
46967542565_2138ae27cc_z.jpgUntitled by Bryn Kinsman, on Flickr
The engine breathed heavily and smoked alot so we thought the rings must be dodgy as the engine had been sat a while, it then started to smoke more, this time white smoke and it over heated, boiled over, water all came out the turbo water return. 
We came to the conclusion the head gasket had gone. Also it was dangerous as the steering rack was awful so was a hand full. So we decided to take the engine out the Monday before L2B, so we had better access:
47883645021_0b6fc7b03d_z.jpgUntitled by Bryn Kinsman, on Flickr
Took the head off:
40917176543_c677f5c48d_z.jpgUntitled by Bryn Kinsman, on Flickr
Only to discover the cause of the smoking and heavy breathing:
47831723442_5f199f72db_z.jpgUntitled by Bryn Kinsman, on Flickr
We needed the car back on the road for L2B so put on a new gasket and assembled it all.
We then changed the rack:
47831700232_fea916043c_z.jpgUntitled by Bryn Kinsman, on Flickr
Next we decided to change the wheel baring as it wasnt the best, the old race got stuck in the hub so we bought a new one, ended up having to get a new drive shaft, 2 new inner pot joints and a outer cv:
46967533675_9ac62c7c88_z.jpgUntitled by Bryn Kinsman, on Flickr
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Safety first haha: 
47831696412_0045ffe568_z.jpgUntitled by Bryn Kinsman, on Flickr
We got it all back in on Saturday, took it for a test drive, re torqued the head and washed it ready for L2B:
46967561145_116f2a7cf6_z.jpgUntitled by Bryn Kinsman, on Flickr
Made it to Crystal palace, but the water temp guage stopped working, we think this happened as my brother managed to make the oil pressure braided tube live which melted a lot of stuff and damaged the water capillary tube, that meant changing of the oil pipe and some other stuff on the Saturday. Its scary driving without a temp gauge:
Any way we made it to Brighton quite late as we lost the clutch, the lock nut on the adjuster came loose and caused it to wind in, we found out what was wrong thanks to the help of a kind man. We didnt have the right size spanner so we had to call the AA, the AA man had a K series mini which was cool. He also had to bleed the clutch again as it got air in when i was fiddling with it:
47831725732_de013c937e_z.jpgUntitled by Bryn Kinsman, on Flickr
We eventually made it to Brighton. And then home now without any other issues other than what i think is the actuator sticking open so no boost was produced occasionally: 
47831714292_1a5e61d025_z.jpgUntitled by Bryn Kinsman, on Flickr
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Not sure if that made any sense haha


#83 BronkoMini

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 05:03 PM

Little video from L2B:

https://youtu.be/HRLzonshJJs



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Posted 21 May 2019 - 05:04 PM






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