Itsaminithing , I'm pleased that you survived something serious 7 years ago and that you can now provide me with pointers and stuff to think about. You shouldn't feel bad that you don't do loads of stuff with your cars.. With two mk3s, you must have more than enough to keep you busy for years and years. If you do nothing, they make you more money than what you get in the bank.. I hope you can recommission the 98 Mini soon. When I'm on the road I come over and give a jump-start!
I thought I'd try to post pic/s each day...
After I've remove front and rear sub-frames, engine and gear box.. i thought I'd get a manual
Tonight I spent two hours sanding the engine bay and applying Bilt Hamber Hydrate 80 as a rust converter and good base for primer. It goes on blue, and turns black.
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The front sub frame got a second coat of Hydrate 80.
2nd coat Hydrate 80.JPG 121.01K
A delivery arrived ... a big spanner for removing ball-joints..
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