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#76 blacktulip

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 11:24 PM

Been a bit slow on the progress as I've been doing other things around the house and clearing out some space in the garage. I changed the bendix on the starter motor tonight. I got an old vice I had laying about and filed two slots in the clamp so i could drop the starter shaft in and compress the spring without it pinging off.
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Posted 02 June 2020 - 06:48 AM

Any more updates yet



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Posted 02 June 2020 - 06:49 PM

So engine back in everything fitted up, check oil pressure, fire her up! Runs nice so got it up to temperature for the first heat cycle and turn off. Look under for leaks and there appeared to be a drip from the timing cover.

I took the rad off and removed the cover. To see what was going on. The cover wasn't flat so dressed the face to make flat again. Checked all the mating surfaces again and prepared them for another go.

Whilst the crank damper was off I checked the shaft for wear which there was some so I bought and fitted a speedi sleeve. I must say I'm very impressed with it. It's now all back together but I'm waiting on another spin on type oil filter as I can't get on with these early ones. There's a weep coming from this one and it's a mess to change filters. I will just store this one away.

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Here's the engine bay looking a lot more finished. I have since mounted the washer bottle and have an electric pump and switch to rig up. I'm not too sure how to mount it though.

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 08:41 PM

I had a mini where the pump was screwed to a piece of half inch hose with 60 angle cuts at the end then the hose screwed to the bulkhead (not by me) - reduces the noise going through although its not used that much so is it worth the trouble? - I've never done it on the other minis I had but it did look odd until I realised why it was there



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Posted 08 June 2020 - 01:36 PM

I had a mini where the pump was screwed to a piece of half inch hose with 60 angle cuts at the end then the hose screwed to the bulkhead (not by me) - reduces the noise going through although its not used that much so is it worth the trouble? - I've never done it on the other minis I had but it did look odd until I realised why it was there

Sounds quite a sensible idea. I would like to try and hide it somewhere under the scuttle with minimal pipework

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Posted 16 June 2020 - 10:00 PM

Another setback, there is still a leak coming from the timing cover. Although it's not as bad this time. I am thinking maybe I should have used the rtv instead of the hylomar and gasket. The engine could do with a rebuild really.

Next on the list was to try and sort the wiring out on the centre clocks. There has been a few bodges on the wiring. There seems to be some of those funny blue plugs on the indicator wiring from the loom to a separate bulb for the indicators. I need to rewire this properly. I can see this taking ages....

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Posted 17 June 2020 - 08:58 AM

Here's where I put my windscreen washer pump - it's out of sight from a normal viewpoint. To operate it I used an original manual push-pump and converted it by putting an electric switch with a long push-button inside

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Posted 17 June 2020 - 09:22 AM

A bit more progress last night. Not sure if im going to keep the thermostat cover green. I think it will look better in alloy plus I will give the rad surround and bracket a coat of paint when it turns up.
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I painted the thermostat cover on my 998 green 5 years ago but it wasn't long before the paint started flaking off so I'm now polishing it - I think you need to use a proper alloy primer (and have the part surgically clean) for it to last.



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Posted 27 June 2020 - 08:39 PM

Quick update. I fitted the new clevis pins and clips. I know it such a small job but with the amount of effort it deserves a mention on its own. What a pita to do. I swear it's never been that hard in the past. Anyway the clutch is bled and I need some more fluid to do the brakes so will pop out tomorrow. I'm hoping to test the new clutch on my driveway tomorrow.

On to a new chapter with the wiring. It's a mess. I need to work out what wires are for what so I will post a picture up and hopefully soneone could help me I.d some wires. Not good when I'm badly colour blind 😂

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 08:54 PM

Coming along nicely though, wiring is simple on a mini hardly any wires at all, just follow diagram in manual.



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Posted 28 June 2020 - 08:15 AM

If you pull the wiring apart fro the car, I would clean it first with soapy water, and let it dry. The colors are then much better recognizable!

 

I cleaned it after checking it, the green/blue wires are much easier to see.



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Posted 28 June 2020 - 08:59 AM

I think the loom fitted to this car is a mk1 loom as I couldn't find some colours and there are colours that I here but not on the diagram. I.e there are no green/Red wires for the lamps, they are red/white plus there is a green/blue wire which is for the fuel sender. Had to send pictures to the missus indoors to I.d some colours. There also doesn't seem to be an indicator flasher bulb. I presume it's because the bulb was on the stalk arm. That's why there was a bulb which was spliced from the stalk loom. Fun and games, wiring is definitely my Achilles heel with minis.

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