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#1 Bean

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 02:00 PM

I thought it was about time for me to start up a thread for him! ;) Not a 'project' as such, but just general updates on what's done to him and what I break next :errr:

So, lemme start from the beginning!

Reggie is a 1986 Mini City E with a Stage 1 kit.

We found Reggie listed on the interweb and just had to take a look! :ph34r: The only problem was that he was over the other side of the country, in Croydon!

However, I've travelled further to buy a car, so it wasn't going to stop me! :P

So with the aid of an expert (thanks mike :P) we went down to take a look! As soon as I saw him, I was smitten :wub:

Agreed to buy for the sum of £1325 :w00t: And off we went >_<



Couple of days before I was due to go down to pick him up, I had a phonecall from Chris (the seller) :o The clutch was on its way out! :cry:

However.. he was too gorgeous not to risk it! :gimme: I decided to take the chance of getting it back home and sorting the clutch out then... :gimme:

Bean <---- Idiot :thumbsup:

10 minutes down the road, I'm in a little town and have successfully stank the whole place out with the smell of burnt clutch! Yummy :rolleyes:


Aaaanywho... long story short - 4 hours later, I was home and the mini was sitting in the Garage awaiting a new clutch! ;D

A week later and he was home, so we went for a little photoshoot:

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And he met Nora - Dad's mini:

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A couple of weeks down the line, however, I managed to snap the master cylinder base plate :X (the engine steady bracket had already snapped, so it was bolted to the base plate as a temporary fix... [but idiot here completely forgot!])

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So, 2 new brackets, all welded up nicely, he was good to go... and ran like an absolute dream :wub:


Then I bought him up to Uni with me... drove onto the campus to drop someone off and encountered a massive speed bump!! So - Bye bye exhaust!! Hello, very loud noise!

It just so happened that a recovery guy had just pulled up so in exchange for directions, he wedged my exhaust back in place and helped me get it back to the car park!

The day after, two very very kind guys came to help me (wolfys_mini & Pikey). With their expertise, the exhaust was re-hung and Reggie was ready to go!!


And since then... we've been problem-free! :D


He's been to a few shows so far this year:

Malvern Classic Car Show (where I bought him some show plates):

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Malvern Mini Show (last weekend):

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He did very well here and won 'Best Mini: 1985-1995' :D




I've only changed a couple of things since I've had him.

He's got a stereo and some speakers (albeit, very basic!! and unmounted!!)

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He's also got a nice leather Momo steering wheel:

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And I made him a new rocker cover:

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That's about it! For now!

Sorry about the long post!

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 02:03 PM

Aawww, yaay for Reggie! >_<

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 02:05 PM

bean so you know... that speaker board is still up for grabs if you want it..

and although it kills me to say it (and im sure you know why >_< )

Reggie is beautiful!

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 02:07 PM

I heart Reggie!

Deffo one of the best looking Minis ever >_<

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 02:10 PM

Yay!! SO gorgeous!!

That photo from Malvern is lovely!! He looks SO shiney!! >_<

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 02:11 PM

Where's the boss from, did it come with the wheel?

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 02:12 PM

He is sooooo sexy!!

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 02:19 PM

He's too gorgeous & far too clean, Bean! >_<
I don't believe he's real. I think you photoshopped the whole lot........ ;D

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 02:22 PM

Thank you peeps! :D

Where's the boss from, did it come with the wheel?


Um... if I was paying more attention when it was fitted, I'd be able to tell you, lol :ph34r:

I think we used the same one that was on there for the previous steering wheel (was non-standard, too) ... but I have to admit, I didn't fit the wheel >_<




lol, he is real! :gimme: And he's my daily drive :X

And he runs sooooo sweet :D only 35,000 on the clock :gimme:



I'm thinking about changing him to centre clocks.... what do you think? ;D

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 02:25 PM

I'm thinking about changing him to centre clocks.... what do you think? shifty.gif


i think it would suit reggie to the T!

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 02:25 PM

Definately!

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 02:58 PM

He's too gorgeous & far too clean, Bean! ;D
I don't believe he's real. I think you photoshopped the whole lot........ :X

Its true, Bean just had a cardboard cut out at Malvern! >_<

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 03:04 PM

He's too gorgeous & far too clean, Bean! :X
I don't believe he's real. I think you photoshopped the whole lot........ :D

Its true, Bean just had a cardboard cut out at Malvern! ;D


I knew it!!! >:ph34r: The lying little toerag....... >_< I'll never believe anything I see on Binternet again.... :D

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 03:18 PM

Yeah centre clock would match that black leather interiour and speedwell seats on your shopping list >_<

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 03:24 PM

He's gorgeous! He looks like he's kissing Nora >_<




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