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#61 pusb

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 03:45 PM

Rear brake pipes all connected up

 

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 09:58 PM

Realised that I hadn't fitted the handbrake quadrants, so radius arms had to be taken back off.

 

Very frustrating, as its a very fiddly job once everything is fitted

 

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Eeek, I haven't fitted my quadrants yet and it's on four wheels, does that mean complete removal or is there an easier way?



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Posted 22 February 2019 - 05:57 AM


Realised that I hadn't fitted the handbrake quadrants, so radius arms had to be taken back off.

Very frustrating, as its a very fiddly job once everything is fitted

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Eeek, I haven't fitted my quadrants yet and it's on four wheels, does that mean complete removal or is there an easier way?

Undo the shock absorber, then the bracket that holds the radius arm on, then the big nut that holds the radius arm to the bracket. Leave the nut on the inside of the subframe that secures the radius arms.

With the bracket and outside nut removed, the radius arm should then slide out on its pivot pin. This will give enough room to fit the quadrants.

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 07:07 AM

Thanks



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Posted 02 March 2019 - 05:32 PM

Got the brake calipers fitted, so I could then fit the subframe brake lines

 

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 07:36 PM

Great progress and thanks for all the detailed pictures.

I have an 87 in a very similar condition to yours. I am currently where you were around Jan last year on my project. Can you please share the company who shot blasted your subframe?

Also, how much did it cost for the shell repair and painting?

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Hi, 

 

 

Sorry I only just seen your post here, hope you didn't think I was being rude by not replying.

 

The shotblasting was done by a company called Midland Surface Finishers.

 

The bodywork and paint come to around £3.5k



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Posted 03 March 2019 - 03:36 PM

I bought these brake pipes as a kit, as they were supposedly made to measure.

 

I don't know what they were measured against though, as it certainly wasn't a Mini

 

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 03:05 PM

Rear section of the handbrake cable in place.

 

Had trouble getting it to stay in the quadrants (sick of those things), I'm guessing that is because there's no tension on the cable at the moment?

 

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 03:24 PM

With those pipes, have you bought a left hand kit...?

 

I've seen so many 'kits' on here that are clearly not the right length that it forced me to buy a long line of pipe and make my own fittings...

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 03:52 PM

With those pipes, have you bought a left hand kit...?

 

I've seen so many 'kits' on here that are clearly not the right length that it forced me to buy a long line of pipe and make my own fittings...

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Well it said RHD on the invoice.

 

Its a bit annoying because the whole reason I bought the kit was so I didn't have to start buying flaring tools etc. But I'm going to have to now anyway



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Posted 09 March 2019 - 04:14 PM

Rear section of the handbrake cable in place.
 
Had trouble getting it to stay in the quadrants (sick of those things), I'm guessing that is because there's no tension on the cable at the moment?
 
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Both ends of the quadrant should be crimped with a pair of pliers to grip the cable ad stop it coming out.

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 04:46 PM

 

Rear section of the handbrake cable in place.
 
Had trouble getting it to stay in the quadrants (sick of those things), I'm guessing that is because there's no tension on the cable at the moment?
 
zHkUhLM.jpg
 
7GBJtun.jpg


Both ends of the quadrant should be crimped with a pair of pliers to grip the cable ad stop it coming out.

 

 

 

Thanks, I will do that



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Posted 30 March 2019 - 01:40 PM

Handbrake finally fitted. What with the quadrants and messing about with the cable, it feels like its taken me forever to get a functioning handbrake!

 

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 06:10 PM

Riveted the rear ashtray into place, thought the chrome bit was looking a bit grubby though so had a go at cleaning it up

 

Ignore the phone book in the background!

 

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Then had a go at it with some Brasso

 

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Looking nice and shiny in place

 

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Then started on some sound deadening

 

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I've got the sound deadening mats underneath with the foam isolation stuff on top. I want this to be a quiet Mini!

 

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I did want to start with sound deadening the floor first. But due to the groves in the floor, I thought it best to get one of those little roller tools to make sure the pads have proper contact with the panel.

 

Unfortunately, after ordering a roller tool, I got it delivered to work, and then left it there yesterday  :goaway:



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Posted 07 May 2019 - 04:54 PM

Soundproofing all finished, and got the wiring loom back in. Now there's a part that comes out a lot easier than it goes back in!

 

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