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#406 Ben_O

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Posted 22 July 2020 - 09:20 AM

While you are down there cast an eye over the rear spring hanger and the front mount of the rear spring under the carpet,typical rust spots which need the rear wing off to repair.You may be lucky.Steve..

Cheers for that.

I've already checked and it has been previously repaired.

Good pointer though

 

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Posted 22 July 2020 - 11:03 AM

The mini neon I did some bits on is now complete and waiting on the lawn with its stable mate which is also waiting an mot.

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Happy days Ben. I cant wait to see it in person.

Quick question, do you know if the original neon pin stripping and decals were clear coated or just applied over the finished surface? Seeing the photo of the completed car has shown me that I need to find the pin strip kit and have it put on to break up the colour a bit.

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Posted 22 July 2020 - 11:25 AM

Hi Eric.

The pinstripe set is stuck on over the top and I believe is available as a set from Minispares.

 

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Posted 22 July 2020 - 11:28 AM

I've now mocked up the panels on the mg and I'm happy that everything is lining up ok.

 

That's a new b post, new a post, new lower rear wing, front wing and door.

 

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Posted 22 July 2020 - 09:16 PM

Hi Ben, Coming to the IOW in a few weeks, even bringing the mini  :D   Staying nearby, will swing by and say hello!

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Posted 22 July 2020 - 10:59 PM

Hi Ben, Coming to the IOW in a few weeks, even bringing the mini  :D   Staying nearby, will swing by and say hello!

Paul

Brilliant. I'll look forward to seeing you!



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Posted 23 July 2020 - 01:44 PM

Mot results are in for the neon.

 

It failed on the fog lamp not working and an electrical malfunction with the headlamps. Typical mini! It was all working perfectly prior to the test... 

only other things were the passenger side seatbelt wouldn't fasten and play in the steering column.

 

30 mins later and it's ready for its retest.

 

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 07:04 PM

More on the MG.

 

Happy with the position of the a and b posts, I started to weld them in their final position.

 

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Next job is to replace part of the outer inner arch.

Here is the damaged portion cut off

 

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And a new section clamped in

 

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And welded

 

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And sealed up before the wing goes on

 

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I also carried out a small repair to the inner inner arch

 

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 06:53 PM

A meet up of ex residents of Mill Road Garage

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What a pair!!  Well done Ben



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Posted Yesterday, 12:51 PM

A meet up of ex residents of Mill Road Garage
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What a pair!!  Well done Ben

It was good to meet up with Paul and to see Ben , I took my Mini for a run last night and WOW, the smoothness of the engine and additional power is great, I will do an update once I get back home and have added a few hundred miles. Thanks Ben for the great work

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Posted Yesterday, 01:42 PM

Glad you like it John.

it was also great to catch up with you and Paul.

 

I hadn't really driven your mini out on the road any great distance prior to the engine swap so have nothing to compare with but i totally agree with your comments. I thought the gearbox felt lovely too.

 

I'll see you Friday for the oil change!

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