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#1 parrellan

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 04:19 AM

Hi Everyone

 

I have finally created a profile and decided to start posting after 5 years of reading other peoples threads and build projects. 

 

Little about my-self, i live in Sydney Australia and have been very slowly re-building my own mini clubman for the past 5.5 years. I have recently got a second (or maybe third) wind of motivation to push through and finish the build. 

 

I'm 28 years old and my build started when i was still at Uni, while working full time and trying to renovate my place so unfortunately working on the mini project took a back seat a lot of the time hence the 5.5 years and counting.

 

Looking forward to get some assistance on the forum to help complete the build and also document my experiences and progress from the past 5 years and into the future. 

 

 

 

Here is picture from around 5 weeks ago.

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#2 Northernpower

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 08:57 AM

Welcome to the forum, it looks a nice project, there's plenty of members on here who'll keep you motivated. You need to start a build thread with plenty of pictures.



#3 Vinay-RS

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 09:13 AM

Welcome :) I love the look of the Aussie clubman with the external door hinges. Good luck on the resto of your Mini. 



#4 blueovalcraig

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 10:19 AM

Welcome to TMF.  Looks like you have been busy right enough.  Good luck.



#5 Moke Spider

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 11:19 AM

Nice Clubbie mate. Looks like you've a 1275 in it. Did you want to tell us a little more about it?



#6 g111mds

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 11:43 AM

Welcome, and lovely mini! Great part of the world you're from too :)

#7 parrellan

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 10:49 PM

Thanks guys

 

Yeah it has a 1275 A+ with a Kent 256 cam that we purchased from Ebay.  The guy we bought it from had a Cooper S replica and managed to find an original cooper S motor that he swapped out the 1275 for. I have had it since September 2014 and never heard it run so really looking forward to the first time she starts up.

 

The previous owner removed the carbies, starter motor and alternator so I need to source all of those item and also a few other minor bit and pieces.

 

 I should clarify that I don't have any experience working on minis prior to this project and the engine department is where I know the least about it. I have currently re-built all the subframes and suspension components with little hastle but the engine intimidates me a little so will be reaching out on the forum when it comes time to sourcing the right parts.

 

I have also just started a Build Thread titled 1977 Leyland Mini - 1275 where I intent on telling the story of how I got the car from its day of purchase to its current state (with plenty of photos).



#8 ChubytheMINI

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 12:49 PM

I'd love to live in Australia with my Mini, just to not have to think about rust :D 



#9 parrellan

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:02 PM

Unfortunately it affects us here as well, not to the same extent but enough that you are always cautious where it is going to pop up. Great price to live though.



#10 Ethel

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 11:09 AM

Looking forward to a project thread. It'll be interesting to spot the differences on Oz Minis close up.

 

Did you need a rollover spit, since it's already upside down?  :D



#11 parrellan

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:43 AM



Looking forward to a project thread. It'll be interesting to spot the differences on Oz Minis close up.

 

Did you need a rollover spit, since it's already upside down?  :D

 

 

haha yeah, this is its natural stance.

 

 

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Build thread has been created already, http://www.theminifo...land-mini-1275/ ( im sure there is an easier way to post the link but not sure how to do it.



#12 Ethel

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 01:11 PM

That's a serious looking rotisserie. I spotted my 1st difference in the bulkhead, do you have UJ's to stop the shell getting twisted?






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