Towing A 1977 Mini On A Tow Frame, After Market Eye Bolts?
Posted 11 September 2019 - 10:39 AM
Posted 11 September 2019 - 11:09 AM
as towing on an A frame in the UK requires the brakes to be connected and working it is not that common. also it is an easy way to trash a Minis Gearbox.
Back to your question never ever seen any. but some longer bolts (suitable grade) a spacer and some lifting eyes should be up to the job.
Posted 11 September 2019 - 11:59 AM
Look at the markings on the head of the bolt, and look them up on gurgle.
In my youth, they were highish tensile.
Posted 11 September 2019 - 01:08 PM
Posted 11 September 2019 - 01:27 PM
Out of interest how would it "knacker" the Gearbox, unless its auto box?
Posted 11 September 2019 - 01:47 PM
Thanks Nick, you learn (ok I learn) something new every day. I didn't know that, but it does make sense now - cheers
Posted 11 September 2019 - 04:37 PM
Lots of impoverished racers used to tow their Minis to race meetings.
Some took out the plugs and stuck it in top gear and older engines were inclined to pump a bit of oil on the journey and needed a cloth held over the plug holes with a bungee, but plenty of choke and N8 plugs usually worked to start them.
One chap, who used to strip his engine every week !, used to drive a wedge under the clutch arm.
Edited by DeadSquare, 11 September 2019 - 04:46 PM.
Posted 11 September 2019 - 07:23 PM
Edited by 2kwrx, 11 September 2019 - 07:23 PM.
Posted 11 September 2019 - 08:45 PM
Posted 11 September 2019 - 09:32 PM
Posted 11 September 2019 - 11:05 PM
If it can be driven and you are prepared to drive it parts of the way, why can't you drive it all the way ?
Posted 12 September 2019 - 06:27 AM
Remove the half shafts
I think the wheels might come off that idea.
Posted 12 September 2019 - 07:57 AM
I guess you could take the D shafts out and put "spare" CV joints back in the hubs to stop anyones wheel falling off and wheel
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