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#16 Gilles1000

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 10:44 AM

Ok, I was thinking you may not see the pictures...

 

I will open an imgur account and fransfer the pictures...

Not very happy with that...

 

Thanks for the remark



#17 Northernpower

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 10:51 AM

Ok, I was thinking you may not see the pictures...

 

I will open an imgur account and fransfer the pictures...

Not very happy with that...

 

Thanks for the remark

No Problem, When you've imported your pictures to imgur and you want to display it on a thread on here select the picture you want on imgur and click on it. A list of options will appear on the right. Go down to the very bottom one and click on the copy tab and then paste to your thread :proud:



#18 Gilles1000

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 12:42 PM

I updated the pictures, so I hope you can see them now.

 

Any idea about the carbs if a repair is possible?



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Posted 13 December 2017 - 12:55 PM

I updated the pictures, so I hope you can see them now.

 

Any idea about the carbs if a repair is possible?

They can always be repaired. It depends on what equipment you have. If the original spindle was 1/4" the new bush requires an 8mm hole. If the original spindle was 5/16" it requires a 9.5mm hole. The difficult part is drilling the hole. You're not going to drill it all the way through therefore you need to be able to set it up on a lathe to drill both sides exactly opposite one another and more importantly exactly on the centreline of the original hole.



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 07:00 PM

Hello again, and sorry for the long time beeing off.

 

Thanks Northernpower for the tips about the carbs.

 

I will do only a small update after the Christmas time (yes it's been pretty long...).

 

I have now stripped the front subframe, had a little hassle on one of the upper arm fixing, the pivot arm beeing completely welded in place. Came out after saying it to with a hammer to discover it's worn that far that there is a groove at the beginning of the thread...

And the front subframe needs a bit of repair too at this place. 

I bid for a lack of grease, so it rusted in and couldn't move resulting in wearing the subframe itself. 

I have to look if I can find the original hole location with the locking plate.

 

Another project to go ;)

 

I let the engine itself complete, the good here is that it is still moving without big effort.

I'm about starting to restore / buy new mechanical parts to start the whole restoration as I have nearly nothing left to be dismantled...

 

Oh and I found time to check the wiring, looks good, only one or two obvious connections to be repaired. Afterwards a good clean and store it until the time it will come in the car back.

 

Thanks for reading

Gilles



#21 Minigman

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 07:55 AM

Been a while since an update, hows it going?

Edited by Minigman, 12 May 2018 - 07:55 AM.


#22 Gilles1000

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:35 AM

Hello Minigman,

thanks for your reply!

 

I have not been able to do a lot, due to different events, the most important and time consuming being the fact I bought a flat. So I am more sparing money for the flat at the time as for my little Mini...

I could find another wooden dashboard which is not new but in a much much better shape tha mine, and next time I will go on it I will start to clean / sand blast the frames and axles.

 

And always looking for spare parts!!

 

I will try to work a bit more on the car this year, I do not feel happy letting him alone...

 

Best regards

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