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#31 pete l

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 01:56 PM

I'm thinking more of damage than the weight of it. You're going to have to make sure none of the side panels touch anything as you roll it back over.



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Posted 22 March 2018 - 12:05 PM

I'm thinking more of damage than the weight of it. You're going to have to make sure none of the side panels touch anything as you roll it back over.

 

thats a good point, i will think of plan :)



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Posted 09 May 2018 - 02:24 PM

got a few things done recently. I fixed the brake line and installed everything to make it ready for the roll over.

I aslo bought MPI seats because the foam of a MPI backrest does not fitt a SPI frame. So i drove to England last weekend to drop them of as well..

 

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:35 AM

A last minute change of plans. I have bought a '96 spi cooper wiring loom, obviously there are no mounting points for the fusebox and alarm / immobilizer, so i prefitted the wiring loom and drilled some holes. 

also made holes to fit a MPI dashboard.

 

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backup plan in case the 101170 doesnt work: ( a cooper ECU thats not coded )

 

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then started on the electric fan motor, sprayed the motor gold and will make the fan the same color as the car (silver)

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i actually did spray it in gold but forgot to take a picture...


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 09:42 AM

When I was going through all the injection stuff I came across an injection unit. I cleaned it but it didn’t come out as neat as I hoped.

All the galvanized parts are quite corroded, so is the throttle body by the way.

Anyway, I have some spare injection parts lying around, so I have decided to restore it.

Not taking everything out, I just want it to look good from the outside.

 

Can anyone tell me where to get gaskets for the throttle body?

Also should I spray the parts gold or have them galvanized?

 

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 09:11 AM

the '96 wiring loom doesnt run through the roof like the older looms did, so i had to make two holes in the tunnel so it run over the floor.

Luckily there was a late SPI car in the workshop so i could take measurements off it.

I used a stepdrill for the hole in the rear (40mm) 

and drilled some small holes in the tunnel and modified it with a rotary grinder.

 

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the plan is to spray the inside in 2k grey, a color very similar to the metalic colour. the spray the parts that will be in sight in metalic.



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Posted 03 August 2018 - 01:46 PM

it's been a while since the last update, but something has been done.

I've sanded the inside and it has been sprayed in grey. I believe i have nearly spent 40 hours sanding the inside, worst job i have ever done.

 

anyway here are some pictures:

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Thanks

David



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Posted 03 August 2018 - 09:53 PM

beautiful finish to the underside - I was getting worried that you had forgotten that the car was the wrong way up! You ask about getting parts galvanised - I had all the fixings and parts such as wiper motor casings, gearchange rods, clutch master - in fact anything that would have originally been zinc plated (either silver or yellow passivate) replated by a local company. It was relatively cheap and returned the parts to looking like new.
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Posted 06 August 2018 - 07:08 AM

beautiful finish to the underside - I was getting worried that you had forgotten that the car was the wrong way up! You ask about getting parts galvanised - I had all the fixings and parts such as wiper motor casings, gearchange rods, clutch master - in fact anything that would have originally been zinc plated (either silver or yellow passivate) replated by a local company. It was relatively cheap and returned the parts to looking like new.

 

Thanks John, your parts came out so well! Might look into it this week :)



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Posted 07 August 2018 - 05:26 AM

Your Mini is coming out so nice! The paint finish is something else!



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Posted 14 August 2018 - 06:41 AM

Drove over to England last weekend to pick up my retrimmed seats.

Very pleased with the result! Thanks to John (JCS custom trim).

 

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in case you have forgotten what the driver seat looked like: (the rest wasnt that bad)

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 07:15 AM

wow, those seats look amazing!



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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:28 AM

wow, those seats look amazing!

 

I dont want to take any credit for it but thanks! :D



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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:53 AM

Those seats look fantastic! They will look great once fitted. 



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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:58 AM

Very nice seats!







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