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#16 dyshipfakta

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:00 PM

Paint work sucks but means you don't have to worry about scratching it! Looks honest enough a nice motor.

#17 ChrisRuffell

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 05:50 PM

Paint work sucks but means you don't have to worry about scratching it! Looks honest enough a nice motor.


Im trying to convince my girlfriend its Shabby chic. Going to have a go wet sanding it one day and see if that evens the finish out. If not one day Ill put my hand in my wallet and have it resprayed. 😥

#18 dyshipfakta

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:11 PM

Nah it’s unique and a feature. Save the money for petrol

#19 ChrisRuffell

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:25 PM

found a new problem! split gator, ill add it to the to do list!

ive also taken some photos of under the car, Id love to get your opinions on how it looks under there. I know its hard to tell from photos but if anything is shouting out as looking dodgy then let me know as I am very much learning as I go along and purely have this forum and the web as reference for what I should be looking at/doing.

update wise ive got a new wiper stalk ordered which I am hoping will solve my dipped beam not coming on then its just a few more bits before we attempt the first MOT of the 21st century! 

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#20 some1158

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:20 PM

It looks like you've avoided 'oversills' which are generally not good news (they lack the open vents of the proper sills), but have the sills been part plated over? There are normally six vents in each side (see http://www.minispare...ic/14A9535.aspx). If so, you might want to look at that.



#21 ChrisRuffell

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:29 PM



It looks like you've avoided 'oversills' which are generally not good news (they lack the open vents of the proper sills), but have the sills been part plated over? There are normally six vents in each side (see http://www.minispare...ic/14A9535.aspx). If so, you might want to look at that.

 

Had a quick look. I appear to have 4 openings on each side (1 or 2 of them have somehow been crushed...) and it does look like  a plate or something has been welded on the corners near the front wheel arches.. once I find a garage I trust ill see if someone can take a look at them without just seeing me as a piggy bank

 

Update wise I have now fitted the new indicator stalk and have working headlights! so im another step closer to the MOT! Have also discovered that I have a leak from the gearbox selector shaft, seems pretty common and its not too awful so im gonna leave it alone for now but if it gets too bad ill tackle it

 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:35 PM

The crushed vents are probably from incorrect jacking

#23 dyshipfakta

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:37 PM

The outer sills should be an easy fix really they have just had some dodgy repairs in the past

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:49 PM

quick update for the past month

had to take the clutch out as whoever fitted it had not seated it correctly so it was flapping about and caused some damage to the crank shaft...

despite some advice to remove the engine and start a rebuild I went for the cheaper easy option of simply putting the clutch back on (replaced the center boss) and cleaned up the cosmetic damage on the crank shaft. all back together and seems ok! the car starts happier and doesnt sound like its about to destroy itself anymore!

 

still deciding on long term plans... as previously mentioned the paint job on my mini is not great as the previous owner done it himself with some rattle cans but before I go down the route of respray im gonna have a go at wet sanding the paint and trying to make it a bit more presentable as I really want to drive this car at some point!

 

so jobs done since owning the mini;

 

Helicoiled sump plug thread

replaced indicator stalk

distributor cap and rotor arm

fitted washer jets and pipes

fixed gear selector pin

replaced brake master cylinder

replaced clutch slave cylinder

replaced steering gator

fitted oval center cluster with oil pressure and water temp gauge

fitted sound proof and carpets

fitted wheel arch trim and mirrors

removed and refitted clutch with new flywheel bolt

 

 

 

before owning the mini the extent of my mechanical experience was a couple of oil changes and changing an air filter!

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#25 panky

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:42 AM

Well done that man. No substitute for getting stuck in and DIY :D






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