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#241 nicnoo

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 09:46 PM

What are the switches from?

 

 

I'm guessing early metro 82-85 (not the earliest)

 

You're right I think they're from a metro. Originally i thought they were just a belgian type (as my mini is belgian made) but i could never find reference to them. Eventually i spotted them randomly on a metro parts for sale page.

 

Only trouble is............................................

 

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Looking at it, I think the silver mounting plate is different to that of the mini so may have to swap that for my spare too. 



#242 alex-95

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 09:51 PM

 

Excellent work, Looks great! Where did you get the rubber that goes over the windscreen wiper motor? or is that an original part?

I managed to get hold of a load of ex military land rover wiper motors some years ago and this is one of those, the rubbers were already on them, I guess they don't have a full cover like the mini's.

 

Ah right, thats handy to know, a lot easier than the one I CNC machined :lol:. I managed to find them, although not as rubbery looking part number PRC3672 for anybody looking, comes with a lady wiper tube too :thumbsup:. cheers

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#243 nicnoo

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 10:03 PM

That's a lovely clean engine bay 


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Posted 18 October 2020 - 09:48 PM

Sorted 

 

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 10:04 PM

Slow but steady progress this past week.

 

Mostly i've been fighting electrical gremlins, most of which i have traced back to a seemingly sound fuse box. However, on closer inspection both the internal fuse terminals and the external cable terminals were making very poor contact mainly due to dirt and corrosion.

 

So I decided to go to town and strip it down to clean the terminals properly, and naturally i forgot to take any before photos.

 

After 10 mins in a nice vinegar/salt solution the terminals were nice, shiney, and clean.

 

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And back together it goes.

 

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And i'm pleased to report that I now have a fully functioning electrical system.



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Posted 02 November 2020 - 11:09 AM



Slow but steady progress this past week.

 

Mostly i've been fighting electrical gremlins, most of which i have traced back to a seemingly sound fuse box. However, on closer inspection both the internal fuse terminals and the external cable terminals were making very poor contact mainly due to dirt and corrosion.

 

So I decided to go to town and strip it down to clean the terminals properly, and naturally i forgot to take any before photos.

 

After 10 mins in a nice vinegar/salt solution the terminals were nice, shiney, and clean.

 

And back together it goes.

 

And i'm pleased to report that I now have a fully functioning electrical system.

Had one of these on my Elf, it was a bit grubby so I ordered a replacement. The spring clips on the replacement were very poor quality so did not properly grip the fuses.

I decided to bite the bullet and install a newer type fuse box with more fuses in it. I know it is not original, but Riley never produced an Elf with a 1275 engine and disc brakes!

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Posted 02 November 2020 - 09:40 PM

 

Slow but steady progress this past week.

 

Mostly i've been fighting electrical gremlins, most of which i have traced back to a seemingly sound fuse box. However, on closer inspection both the internal fuse terminals and the external cable terminals were making very poor contact mainly due to dirt and corrosion.

 

So I decided to go to town and strip it down to clean the terminals properly, and naturally i forgot to take any before photos.

 

After 10 mins in a nice vinegar/salt solution the terminals were nice, shiney, and clean.

 

And back together it goes.

 

And i'm pleased to report that I now have a fully functioning electrical system.

Had one of these on my Elf, it was a bit grubby so I ordered a replacement. The spring clips on the replacement were very poor quality so did not properly grip the fuses.

I decided to bite the bullet and install a newer type fuse box with more fuses in it. I know it is not original, but Riley never produced an Elf with a 1275 engine and disc brakes!

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Bit like my clubby estate, since it was my daily runner it got whatever fixes it needed regardless of originality. 



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Posted 06 November 2020 - 09:43 PM

Bit more done tonight,

 

1 door done 1 to go

 

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Posted 09 November 2020 - 11:16 AM

Interesting door mirrors, where did you get them?

Will the passenger door mirror swivel far enough towards the driver? It is one of the problems with bullet mirrors.



#250 GraemeC

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Posted 09 November 2020 - 11:46 AM

Look like these:

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They do have quite a bit of adjustment


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Posted 10 November 2020 - 10:36 AM

Interesting door mirrors, where did you get them?

Will the passenger door mirror swivel far enough towards the driver? It is one of the problems with bullet mirrors.

Mirrors are from minispares, we have yet to see about visibility, i know what you mean though, I had a similar pair on my first mini and there were blind spots where you just couldn't position them correctly. 



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Posted 13 November 2020 - 01:48 PM

More bits and bobs done.

 

First, had to extend the wires on the new fog and reverse lights so they actually reach inside the boot area.

 

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Next cleaned and painted the seat mounts.

 

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Also had to swap out the choke cable for an MGA  one as its about 10cm longer and actually reaches the HIFF carb whilst still looking period.



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Posted 13 November 2020 - 10:24 PM

Coming along very nice. It looks like it's going to be so nice. I think the colour combos are spot on.

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Posted 14 November 2020 - 07:03 PM

Coming along very nice. It looks like it's going to be so nice. I think the colour combos are spot on.

Thank you, amazing how many others have the same idea on the colour scheme or maybe we just notice it more when you've got one.



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Posted 14 November 2020 - 07:08 PM

Bonnet shines up nicely.

 

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