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#301 Ben_O

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 05:21 PM

Sure can :-)



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Posted 26 October 2017 - 06:53 PM

Hi Ben
 
Another great restoration the Midget looks amazing, Darren must be well pleased with the outcome?
 
What work have you got to do on the Mk 2 Cooper S and is it still OK to drop my Mini in next week ready for its repairs?
 
John

Hi John,
 
Are you driving your mini back when you collect it or trailering it home?
Hi Carl
 
My mini is with Ben to have some accident damage repairs carried out, the damage was caused while it was parked and the culprit didn't leave there details, so this is being carried out under my insurance. The insurance works include replacing the passenger door and A panel, repairing passenger wing, windscreen scuttle on both sides and painting as required.
 
Ben is also going to carry out some other works outside of the insurance works theses are:-
Repairing the holes where the arches have been removed and then respraying the sides.
Replacing the Front screen (existing screen is going cloudy in the corners)
Fitting new Chrome side trims (I have attempted it myself and failed so I am leaving it to the expert).
 
I dropped it off this morning and will be driving it back once Ben has worked his magic on it.

Well that’s my cunning plan scuppered

Back to planning to get mine over

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:17 PM

Hi all, the Midget has been with our mechanic for a tune up, the last mechanical finishing, tracking and a full grease up. 

 

I took a photo after he had finished setting up the carbs

 

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Unfortunately, whist he he was doing this, the float chamber on the front carb decided to start overflowing everywhere . He checked the float and the valve and couldn't see any obvious issues but it kept doing it so he ended up servicing the carbs with a rebuild kit.

 

Its all fine now and purring like a kitten.

 

Thanks

 

Ben 



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Posted 29 October 2017 - 10:34 PM

Hi Ben

 

Another great restoration the Midget looks amazing, Darren must be well pleased with the outcome?

 

What work have you got to do on the Mk 2 Cooper S and is it still OK to drop my Mini in next week ready for its repairs?

 

John

Hi John,

I'm really pleased with how well the midget has turned out, Ben's work is outstanding. Very sorry to to hear about your mini but at least you know it is in good hands 



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Posted 29 October 2017 - 10:43 PM

 

Unfortunately, whist he he was doing this, the float chamber on the front carb decided to start overflowing everywhere . He checked the float and the valve and couldn't see any obvious issues but it kept doing it so he ended up servicing the carbs with a rebuild kit.

 

Its all fine now and purring like a kitten.

 

Thanks

 

Ben 

Looks like the midget doesn't want to come home  :-)



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Posted 30 October 2017 - 06:17 PM

 

 

Unfortunately, whist he he was doing this, the float chamber on the front carb decided to start overflowing everywhere . He checked the float and the valve and couldn't see any obvious issues but it kept doing it so he ended up servicing the carbs with a rebuild kit.

 

Its all fine now and purring like a kitten.

 

Thanks

 

Ben 

Looks like the midget doesn't want to come home  :-)

 

I keep getting that impression too  >_<



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 10:16 PM

Hi Ben, have you been able to get the midget MOT'd?

 

cheers Darren



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Posted 03 November 2017 - 07:14 PM

Hi Ben, have you been able to get the midget MOT'd?

 

cheers Darren

It's ready to MOT now.

Steve has given it a pre-mot and had it been a proper one, it would have passed.

 

I wanted to make sure that everything was finished before the MOT was carried out and the 'to do' list is now down to 3 small things.

 

These are:

vague fuel gauge 

Touch up a couple of small marks underneath the car 

Waxoil underside of floors.

 

I'm going to need a ramp to finish this and I can't get on one until Tuesday.

So the car will be ready by the end of next week.

 

Something exciting happened today though, I took the Midget out for a roadtest.

 

here are a couple of photos of it taken on the way back

 

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I took others but failed to notice that the lens was dirty and so there are shadows.

 

I covered just over 30 miles this afternoon and i'm pleased to report that the car performed perfectly :-)

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 09:56 PM

Hi Ben

 

possibly pick up the car next Thursday 16th November?



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 06:49 PM

Hi Ben

 

possibly pick up the car next Thursday 16th November?

Hi Darren.

I can't see a problem with that.

 

I shall look forward to seeing you

 

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:23 PM

I have been off work sick so far this week but I have had word today that the Midget is now MOT'd

 

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Ill be back tomorrow to finish cleaning it and I believe the plan is for it to be collected on Thursday :-)

 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:21 PM

Hi Ben,

 

Great that the MOT is sorted. Hope you're feeling, OK Dee and I will be down tomorrow at about midday to pick up the midget, can't wait to see it

 

cheers

Darren



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:45 PM

Hi Ben,

 

Great that the MOT is sorted. Hope you're feeling, OK Dee and I will be down tomorrow at about midday to pick up the midget, can't wait to see it

 

cheers

Darren

Hi Darren.

I'm feeling better and am back at work, unfortunately, i'm not fixed yet though :(

 

Ill look forward to seeing you both tomorrow.

All there is to do is a final wipe over and pop the hard top back on. Ill have that done and it sitting outside ready for midday.

 

Many thanks

 

Ben



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:55 PM

Great!






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