1970 Morris Mini K
Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:08 AM
Posted 16 August 2019 - 07:35 AM
I managed to get an hour and a bit in the workshop before work today. I took my backing plates, rear hubs and handbrake brackets out of the vinegar bath. I gave them a blast in my sandblasting cabinet and then finished them off with a wire brush. Got a coat of paint on them before having to stop to go to work. Took some inspiration photos to see which set up I prefer, twin HS2s or a Twin throat Solex. Which do you think?
Posted 18 August 2019 - 02:40 AM
I have the white perforated stuff on my sunroof, I hate it. It's too bright on sunny days - I have to wear a ball cap so I can see...
Anyone who's ever done any work on their Mini has days like that, we can all relate. Today I dropped and broke a glass front turn signal lens, not a big deal unless it's for an Innocenti and almost unobtainable - and this one was brand new too!
I normally prefer the SU's, but a single carb has it benefits too. If the Solex is sized and jetted right for your engine I might give it a go. At least it will be different....
Edited by Magneto, 19 August 2019 - 06:01 PM.
Posted 18 August 2019 - 10:54 PM
Posted 23 August 2019 - 11:26 PM
Posted 25 August 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted 26 August 2019 - 11:03 AM
Grabbed a few hours in the workshop over the weekend. I managed to sandblast up my radius arms and give them a coat of paint and the rear brakes a second coat as well. My list of stuff to do in this phase of the build is getting smaller each week.
Today I dropped off the radius arms to get the pins installed. Hopefully they will be done within a week.
Edited by NOT850, 26 August 2019 - 11:05 AM.
Posted 27 August 2019 - 10:51 AM
Both types of carb look good, especially with those unusual filters. Will the Solex fit without having to cut the bulkhead?
Posted 31 August 2019 - 10:35 PM
Got a little package in the mail on Friday. Brake bits and pieces that I needed. Postage was pretty quick. I haven't used Minisport for quite a few years.
My question is can I reassemble the backing plates and associated brake components while I wait for my radius arms to come back or is it better to wait and put them together at once?
Posted 16 September 2019 - 08:06 PM
Over the weekend I managed to reassemble my rear brakes with a little help from youtube. I think that they are assembled correctly.
Going to collect my radius arms this afternoon so hopefully I they can be put together on friday.
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