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#1 Frenchie

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 08:21 AM

hi. i brought a 91 H reg mini cooper 3 weeks ago. its in a very poorly state. the guy who had it before me didnt fit the straight through sports exhaust properly so that combined with a leaky carb equals a nasty under bonnet fire. i have a new bonnet for it so shes some way to getting fixed. thing is im on a tight budget (unemployed student) and she needs new wings, a new grill, a new clutch master cylinder and a new accelerator cable amongst other things. any ideas where i can get cheap but good parts from? the gods are telling me im not supposed to have this car. some little kids have set her on fire twice since ive had her. needless to say i cried! id really appreciate any help! thanx very much.

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#2 CharlieBrown

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 08:57 AM

Doesnt sound as if you are having the best of luck there, sorry to hear it.

She looks nice in the picture.

As for cheap parts, have a look in our for sale section, go on ebay and just keep hunting for that bargain.

Hope you manage to get her back on the road! Good Luck.

If you need any help just post in the Tec section and you will get it.

#3 Frenchie

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 09:40 AM

thanx very much. took ur advice put in a post so fingers crossed!

#4 Brawlyrox

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 03:20 PM

welcome to the site, stinky little kids, u should go round and speak to their parents or beat them! whichever works best ! lol

AS for cheap parts, try getting a cheap front from a rear ended crash mini!

#5 lewis

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 06:48 PM

welcome to the forum matey

#6 minimadjonesy

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 08:39 PM

welcome to the site!
If I were you I'd find the little buggers and let down the tyres to their BMX's!!! :D That'll teach em!

#7 Frenchie

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 08:59 PM

lol!! all very good suggestions but i actually phoned the police but they are only 7 and 9 years old so nothing can be done to them. not fair at all! im looking on ebay at the mo for any body panels going cheap. i just got a bonnet off there for £5 and its in pretty good nick. gonna go to some scrappies at the weekend and theres an autojumble at newerk (not sure if ne1 lives near there) so i may be able to get some bits there. i cant believe how helpfull every one is on here. i tried like 4 or 5 other forums and got no response so i am extremely greatful to every one. thanx very much.

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 09:24 PM

Hi, sorry you're having so much trouble. Get the little :D taken into care, and their parents banged up.

If your engine has been burned be careful with it, 'because some rubber parts in engines turn into a lethal acid after they have been burned above 400 degress. Especially O-rings.

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 09:28 PM

Hi Frenchie!!

I'm in the Nottingham area too... :D

Have you heard about the Notts About Minis club?? Real friendly people..

Also, I've used 2 mini specialist garages, Roy @ Nottingham Mini Centre at Lady Bay Bridge and Geoff @ SurfBlue in Giltbrook (NAM members get 10% discount here :D ) Both are really helpful...

If you want to know more about NAM or anything, email me..

Welcome to the site!!

#10 cowboy

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 09:44 PM

hi frenchie welcome the site, i see you have found yourself around quite well so far, hope you get everything that you want soon, if not pop along to MITP @ silverstone on 12th september, there will be plenty of trade stands and auto jumble, plus we will be there with a stand so come and say HI

:D :wales:

#11 Brawlyrox

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 11:14 PM

i think dave and claire live near newark

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Posted 20 August 2004 - 07:18 AM

hello and a warm welcome to the mini forum

#13 Frenchie

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Posted 21 August 2004 - 06:05 PM

fortunately i have a mechanic for a dad who is helping me out with all the technical bits i dont understand quite yet! let u all no about the auto jumble 2moro. im really looking forward to it.

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Posted 25 August 2004 - 10:59 PM

i live in newark if you ever need help

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 07:55 AM

:gasp: how dare they set him/her on fire! owww! that makes me mad! :D




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