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#31 NOT850

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:08 AM

Some good news today. I found a decal shop that can remove the black from my sunroof and replace it with perforated white wrap.

#32 NOT850

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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?

 

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#33 Magneto

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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....


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#34 NOT850

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 10:54 PM

I’m a little worried about the sun protection too. Living in Queensland we have sunshine nearly everyday. When I bought the solex carb it was advertised as being previously set up on a hot 1098.

#35 Hedgey

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 01:09 PM

Those air filters look great!



#36 NOT850

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 11:26 PM

They are ramflo filters. I just need to replace the filter elements. Good thing is they give plenty of clearance for stub stacks.

#37 Hedgey

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 08:00 AM

I have some early steel cases filters that came with some H4 carbs, they look great but are completely unserviceable

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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.

 

 

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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?



#40 NOT850

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 08:28 PM

It will fit. The manifold is only about 4" in length.

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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.

 

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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?



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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.   

 

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Going to collect my radius arms this afternoon so hopefully I they can be put together on friday. 






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