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#16 JamesC

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 10:57 AM

A quick weekend project came in the shape of the rocker cover. It was painted in gloss black with a brush and taking inspiration from the FIA race cars I wanted it to be satin black with a chrome oil cap and fittings.
 
I first cleaned all of the oil out then stripped the paint. I used satin BBQ paint and layered it up through the day, then finished it off in the oven for 45 minutes to harden the paint. All chrome pieces were ordered from good old ebay.
 
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Posted 15 October 2016 - 11:11 AM

I recently started a 1 day a week evening fabrication course and thought I would post the results from my second week.

 

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#18 Vinay-RS

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 12:53 PM

That satin black on the rocker cover looks good. I think the chromed oil filler cap and rocker cover nuts really make the engine pop. 

 

Nice to see some tasteful little fixes done to your mk1 dude. 



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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:04 PM

That satin black on the rocker cover looks good. I think the chromed oil filler cap and rocker cover nuts really make the engine pop. 
 
Nice to see some tasteful little fixes done to your mk1 dude. 


Thanks, about time I updated this thread! ;)

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 03:55 PM

Hey man, where did you get that chrome oil filler cap from?



#21 JamesC

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 04:33 PM

Hey man, where did you get that chrome oil filler cap from?


http://m.ebay.co.uk/...0783?nav=SEARCH

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 05:38 PM

 

Hey man, where did you get that chrome oil filler cap from?


http://m.ebay.co.uk/...0783?nav=SEARCH

 

Thanks James. That's actually quite well priced. Think I'm going to get one to brighten up my engine bay. 



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Posted 15 October 2016 - 06:31 PM


 

Hey man, where did you get that chrome oil filler cap from?

http://m.ebay.co.uk/...0783?nav=SEARCH
 
Thanks James. That's actually quite well priced. Think I'm going to get one to brighten up my engine bay. 

Nice!

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 06:57 PM

Great thread :)



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Posted 07 December 2016 - 07:31 PM

A few months ago I was given a WASO cap from my brother, but I am unsure if it has the correct fitting for a Mini as I have heard there are a few different types?

 

Is someone able to confirm if this is the correct type? I have fitted it to the filler neck but it seems a bit lose?

 

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 08:43 PM

I have two of these fitted to my tanks they are a bit loose but I put another ring of rubber material on the seal to make it a tighter fit.



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Posted 07 December 2016 - 09:35 PM

I have two of these fitted to my tanks they are a bit loose but I put another ring of rubber material on the seal to make it a tighter fit.


Thanks, do your fuel caps have the same metal plate? Or are the two tabs slightly bent up and into the rubber seal?

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 05:21 PM

Update time!

 

Before the new year I noticed the clutch return spring had almost worn its way through the clutch arm anchor. A new anchor along with the spring, pin and split pin was ordered.

 

After changing each piece (just after Christmas) the clutch refused to work and would only crunch into gear (the mechanical sympathy was high!).

 

I came to the conclusion that the new spring was very strong and must have been putting too much pressure on either the master cylinder or the slave cylinder.

 

Instead of replacing each part separately to find the cause, I ordered everything for the hydraulic system. After replacing everything and topping off the master cylinder, the clutch returned.

 

 

And now works better than before, happy days!  :lol:   (No spring on anchor in photo, fitted after photo was taken)

 

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:11 PM

2 months into owning the car the problems began.

 

The car had a sudden loss of power whilst driving on a duel carriageway. After inspection I found that the carburetor was leaking from the base seal.

 

I ordered an SU seal and refurbishment kit and decided to strip the whole thing down for a good clean and to gain some knowledge. I made sure I followed the included instructions and took lots of photos for when the time to rebuild it came.

 

I had great fun obtaining my first bits of experience and I felt great accomplishment once I had pieced it all back together.

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In the middle of doing this on mine right now.  First time for me too, and I tell you the pictures are a huge help.  Keep up the great work!  Subscribed to your thread, to keep an eye on your progress.



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:39 PM

 

In the middle of doing this on mine right now.  First time for me too, and I tell you the pictures are a huge help.  Keep up the great work!  Subscribed to your thread, to keep an eye on your progress.

 

Thanks! Good luck with your carburetor rebuild! Come back and let me know how you get on.







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