Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Starting Again With Puh 244Y


  • Please log in to reply
16 replies to this topic

#1 TheFlyingSprout

TheFlyingSprout

    Learner Driver

  • Noobies
  • PipPip
  • 23 posts
  • Location: South West

Posted 22 November 2018 - 06:58 PM

Hi All,

 

I have been a member of the forum for 5 years now but felt it was time to get involved again.

Plus its been almost 2 years since last driving my Mini and I miss it. A lot.

 

I bought my Mini in 2012, a green 1982 1000 HLE as a first car.

 

Attached File  _20181102_205830.JPG   88.97K   2 downloads

 

The original engine gave up after a year and I replaced it with a 1960s 998 Cooper unit complete with Gearbox. A year later I repainted the car red myself with spray cans. The result was not bad but it was the best I could do at the time.

 

Attached File  20170128_124600 - Copie.jpg   76.07K   2 downloads

 

In January 2017 I decided to take the car off the road to do a light restoration. The car needed the usual stuff after being a daily driver since I bought it, sills, front end, scuttle, boot corners etc.

 

Attached File  20170305_125058.jpg   205.33K   1 downloadsAttached File  20170318_123028.jpg   103.26K   1 downloadsAttached File  20170402_164500.jpg   80.47K   1 downloads

 

 

 

I stripped the car to a rolling shell, removed the engine and sent the car to be sprayed locally in Tartan Red with a Black roof.

The respray was not high end but it was exactly what I needed for the budget I had.

 

Attached File  20170902_165304.jpg   100.25K   1 downloadsAttached File  20170821_195710.jpg   79.28K   1 downloadsAttached File  20170902_165121.jpg   87.29K   1 downloadsAttached File  20180715_191208.jpg   86.4K   2 downloads

 

I also Stripped down the Cooper engine to replace gaskets, clutch, clutch pack plate and replaced the timing chain and Camfollowers with uprated versions from Calver ST. Engine was repainted in the original MOWOG Green too. The engine should run nicely for a 998 with the original D Top pistons and a heavily ported and polished refurbed 12G295 Cylinder head.

 

Attached File  20170730_133711.jpg   111.26K   3 downloadsAttached File  20170730_152939.jpg   65.61K   2 downloadsAttached File  20180730_125629.jpg   98.1K   1 downloadsAttached File  20180730_125737.jpg   101.41K   2 downloads

 

Fast forward to 2018 and the car currently looks like this. I always liked the look of the 60s cars so thats the style I am going for. The engine is back in, and most of the interior is completed. The bucket seats I had bought in 2013 but had never fitted them. I have converted to the original centre clock but I am yet to wire it in. Most of the parts in the engine bay are brand new

 

I moved to Lyon in August and then travelled China and Vietnam for two months and my plan is to go back to the UK to finish the car in January when I visit for 2 weeks.

 

The to do list is still long:

 

- refit door furniture, windows and door cards

- fit exhaust

- Finish wiring engine bay, lights, and interior

- Refit alternator

- refit starter motor

- refit carburettors

- Bleed Brakes and Clutch

-Refit Gear linkage

- Start up

-MOT

-Fix anything unforseen

 

So not so much a nut and bolt restoration but a project to put my car back on the road. I really miss it and ever since having to buy a modern run about to get to work I realised just how fun driving the Mini was.

 

Attached File  DSC_0276_1.JPG   60.11K   2 downloadsAttached File  DSC_0258_1.JPG   66.98K   2 downloadsAttached File  DSC_0287.JPG   66.35K   2 downloadsAttached File  DSC_0283_1.JPG   55.12K   3 downloadsAttached File  DSC_0284_1.JPG   36.06K   1 downloadsAttached File  DSC_0286_1.JPG   60.58K   2 downloadsAttached File  DSC_0267_1.JPG   58.29K   4 downloadsAttached File  DSC_0277_1.JPG   50.77K   3 downloads

 

Thanks for reading my post

 

Callum

 

 

 

 

 

 



#2 KTS

KTS

    Super Mini Mad

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 591 posts
  • Location: Herts

Posted 22 November 2018 - 07:08 PM

good effort - that's looking very nice.



#3 Lord Oversill

Lord Oversill

    Stage One Kit Fitted

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 98 posts
  • Location: Cheshire

Posted 22 November 2018 - 07:38 PM

Nice looking car. Red and black great combination

#4 johnyj

johnyj

    Learner Driver

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPip
  • 21 posts
  • Location: Waterford

Posted 22 November 2018 - 08:19 PM

Looking well, best of luck with it. I wish mine looked like that!



#5 GreaseMonkey

GreaseMonkey

    Has Ratchet, Will Make Noises

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,663 posts

Posted 23 November 2018 - 10:19 AM

Nice project and write up! 



#6 whistler

whistler

    One Carb Or Two?

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 894 posts
  • Location: Cardiff

Posted 23 November 2018 - 12:05 PM

Cardiff registered.

#7 Wiggy

Wiggy

    One Carb Or Two?

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,010 posts
  • Location: Hampshire

Posted 23 November 2018 - 12:58 PM

Must.......stop.....looking.......at......headlight......stoneguard......rotation...... ;D

 

Seriously though, great classic looking Mini. :thumbsup:



#8 TheFlyingSprout

TheFlyingSprout

    Learner Driver

  • Noobies
  • PipPip
  • 23 posts
  • Location: South West

Posted 23 November 2018 - 09:59 PM

Thanks for the great comments guys.

Yeah the stoneguards annoy me a little too. I can never seem to get them to fit in the direction I want.

The car is an old Cardiff registration yes, when I bought it in 2012 I was the third owner. The previous two owners were in the village near Cardiff where I got it from. It now lives in Dorset.

Cheers guys

Edited by TheFlyingSprout, 23 November 2018 - 10:00 PM.


#9 minimissions

minimissions

    Up Into Fourth

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,323 posts
  • Location: North West
  • Local Club: S.U.N.M.C

Posted 02 December 2018 - 07:49 AM

Cracking looking car the red and black is a classic colour for the mini with all the retro touches thrown in..



#10 johnR

johnR

    One Carb Or Two?

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,359 posts
  • Location: Dorset

Posted 02 December 2018 - 03:07 PM

Looking very good now - I took a similar route with my 89 City - also in Dorset.
G537kiq.jpg

#11 TheFlyingSprout

TheFlyingSprout

    Learner Driver

  • Noobies
  • PipPip
  • 23 posts
  • Location: South West

Posted 13 February 2019 - 02:44 PM

Hi All,

 

I have just returned from visiting the UK for two weeks so the entire time was spent working on the Mini.

I have got loads done and came back to France feeling very pleased with how much progress I made on the car. Just a couple small jobs left now until it can be MOT'd again.

 

I went back to Dorset with a huge 3 page list of things to do and the only outstanding thing now left to do on the car is to wire up the engine bay so things like the ignition wiring. Unfortunately electronics is not my thing so I was only able to solder the headlights and the rear lights back in along with getting the wipers to work but thats about it. Any help I can get with the wiring under the bonnet I would appreciate a lot. I also need to wire in the centre speedo using the conversion loom.

 

Another odd thing I have noticed is that the headlights work fine on sidelights, main beam, dipped beam, and the front Hazards work but weirdly enough the wiper motor and jets only work when the headlights are turned on  O_O

 

The interior is now all complete along with all the door furniture, door locks, and glass now installed.

With the exceptionof the engine bay wiring all the mechanical bits under the bonnet are now installed including the twin carburettors, silicone radiator and heater hose, new alternator, new starter motor, and the wiper assemby.

The car now has brand new upper and lower ball joints on both sides along with new CV boots, driveshaft boots, and new track rod ends, most of the rubber had all perished so decided replacing all of it was the best idea.

LCB exhaust is all back on with new mountings.

Master cylinders are replaced with brand new piping from DSN.

Remote Gear linkage back on.

 

The list goes on but two solid weeks of work and the car is so close to MOT time

 

I am hoping to finish off the remaining small jobs in the Spring when I visit the UK again

After that I would love to drive the car back to Lyon for the summer/Autumn and drive the car through the Alps and past Turin to visit Italy with my Girlfriend.

 

Its not a concourse standard by any means but I am glad to see my car coming back together nicely :)

 

Attached File  2019 2.jpg   86.7K   2 downloadsAttached File  2019 3.jpg   86.86K   2 downloads

Attached File  2019 5.jpg   51.66K   2 downloadsAttached File  2019 1.jpg   82.46K   1 downloads

Attached File  2019 6.jpg   59.34K   0 downloadsAttached File  2019 7.jpg   74.23K   0 downloads

Attached File  2019 11.jpg   89.64K   0 downloadsAttached File  2019 14.jpg   85.14K   1 downloads

Attached File  2019 15.jpg   64.48K   2 downloadsAttached File  2019 19.jpg   66.65K   1 downloads

 

Until Next time!

Callum


Edited by TheFlyingSprout, 13 February 2019 - 03:33 PM.


#12 TheFlyingSprout

TheFlyingSprout

    Learner Driver

  • Noobies
  • PipPip
  • 23 posts
  • Location: South West

Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:20 PM

Hi everyone,

 

Quick update to say that my Mini has passed its first MOT since 2016 and is officially back on the road with six months tax!

 

Really happy to be able to drive and enjoy it again even if there is still some tweaking and carburrettor tuning to do.

 

I still want to be able to add a few things to the interior over the next year or two like a new carpet set, and a ten inch conversion to put it on proper rose petal wheels is on my list too.

 

Took it for a test drive after it passed, really happy with how it drives. Strong, nippy engine for a 998, and just as loud as I remember it.

 

I have a ticket for Minis at Goodwood in August so I should be taking it there.

 

Its not perfect or concourse, It doesnt compare to many of the projects on here and no doubt it will still give me hassle in years to come but I am just thrilled its alive again.  :D

 

Attached File  C9.jpg   86.68K   3 downloads

 

Attached File  C12.jpg   83.2K   2 downloads

 

Attached File  C11.jpg   73.86K   0 downloads

 

Attached File  C14.jpg   60.14K   0 downloads

 

Attached File  C10.jpg   90.72K   0 downloads

 

Attached File  C13.jpg   55.56K   0 downloads

 

Attached File  C20.jpg   60.89K   0 downloads

 

Attached File  C16.jpg   52.31K   0 downloads

 

 

 

 

 



#13 johnR

johnR

    One Carb Or Two?

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,359 posts
  • Location: Dorset

Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:46 PM

Your car is looking great - I see you've put twin HS2's on - I'm having a nightmare getting mine even running, let alone tuned! I can recommend taking the Mini through the Alps and Turin - we had a great time taking ours to Monte Carlo in 2015. 

This is it in the Great St Bernards Pass on that trip.

uWwZckr.jpg



#14 Black.Ghost

Black.Ghost

    Formerly known as TneMini.

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,540 posts
  • Location: Bedfordshire

Posted 17 May 2019 - 07:34 AM

The car looks great, definitely take it over to France with you! Don’t compare it to anyone else’s, thatsyour hard work to be proud of. I’d rather have a good usable car to use daily than a concourse car I’m too scared to take out.

#15 Steve220

Steve220

    Up Into Fourth

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,819 posts
  • Location: Shropshire
  • Local Club: RAF Mini Club

Posted 17 May 2019 - 08:21 AM

You hit the nail on the head, it's about enjoying the car and you clearly are! You've gone a cracking job on it and the colours look great!

Only one little gripe is that your ht lead markings with the cable ties are the wrong way round, cylinder one is the far right, not four.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Mini Spares