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#1 elfred

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Posted 15 September 2004 - 08:30 PM

Hi - just bought my pooter last week. It was actually for my wife as a birthday present but she's not used it much!

Have 2 mins - a W reg twin point called red min and a 998 h reg mayfair called Morris. The twin point has group 2 arches, drilled & grooved discs, stainless RC40, K&N, but seems to get very hot in traffic - on this years london to brighton it got so hot that the stearing rack went stiff!!! - any ideas - i've put on exhaust wrap, use water wetter, have the heater on & run a 74c thermostat - i guess there's just too many electrical bits in the twin point??

Morris is now retired and only does 5-6miles a week. But you can't beat the original simple mayfair - the only mods are a finned rocker and metro seats that are the same fabric as the old ones that I took out - they really improve the ride though. The black grill, wipers etc are all still there - morris shuns chrome.

One day I will get an elf, but can't bring myself to sell red min or morris. But I did buy an elf grill at Min45 for a fiver - it looks dead cook on the wall of my hall.

Is anyone out there???

#2 cowboy

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Posted 15 September 2004 - 08:34 PM

hi elfred welcome to the site, hope you enjoy your stay here like teh rest of us do


how did you hear about the site (answer in apropriate forum please) and its great to see you here..

happy mini'ing


#3 CharlieBrown

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Posted 15 September 2004 - 08:39 PM

Hi there welcome to the site!

Do you have any pictures of your minis?

#4 elfred

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Posted 15 September 2004 - 08:45 PM

I don't have any pics - sorry, but I will try and get some - as the pooties new I've got things on disc at work somewhere.

Heard about this on the notts about minis site. Been here before I think??

Forgot to mention - I also have a metro to put on all the boring mileage - the mins are pampered - I know metros are C**p, but it serves a purpose - please keep any replies about this bit clean!

Elfred.

#5 Brawlyrox

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Posted 15 September 2004 - 09:54 PM

welcome to the website please make yourself at home!

#6 Dom

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Posted 16 September 2004 - 03:26 PM

hello and welcome to the mini forum

#7 simmo

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Posted 16 September 2004 - 06:37 PM

I know metros are C**p, but it serves a purpose - please keep any replies about this bit clean!


welcome to the site :dontgetit:

metro's ain't that bad.. at least me turbo was...(note was) :dontgetit:

and the engine's are very handy for our mini's :cheese:

#8 philster

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Posted 16 September 2004 - 08:55 PM

yes without the humble metro many minis (including mine) would be engineless, i can't see anyone caring when it consigned to the history books but a good supply for parts non the less




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