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#1486 analogue_radio

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 07:46 PM

Nah it didn't, I made sure.

Smeared grease around the top edge of the piston chambers to catch any dirt & then stuffed clean rags down into them, after I'd finished cleaning I cranked the pistons up and down cleaning any dirt from the chambers with a rag.. and.. after that I cranked the pistons up, two at a time obviously and with a fine thin screw driver I cleaned any dirt out. So it's all spotless :D

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:16 PM

oh thats good :D

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 07:10 PM

Good progress Luke.

Now where are the powdercoated parts at!?

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 03:26 PM

lol i got told an old myth where if you clean piston faces in the block that the engine will have problem in the future never thought of the shat going down the bore sides and ruining the bores hahahahaha

lol least you know its clean lol

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 09:05 AM

I'm home from leeds, so expect some updates soon >_<

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 09:58 PM

Just for anyone who doesn't know, here is the second section :thumbsup: links are also in my signature.

http://www.theminifo...howtopic=134395

#1492 MRA

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 06:59 PM

Balancing the mini and my girlfriend is tricky :(.

I also want to get out and clean her up some more on the outside and do some jobs I missed yesterday in the interior, but there is a funeral across the road & Mum let people park in our drive, so until it's over I'm sat inside playing Gran Turismo :).

& Possibly stupid question, but I'd like to replace the side exit exhaust with a centre, what would need replacing? & would I need to do anything to the underside so it has the same clearance from the ground as the side exit did?


Balancing the Mini and the girl friend !!! Hopefully not actually balancing the Mini and the girl friend ?? :(

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 07:06 PM

Bloody hell blast from the past, 2008 :)

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 07:29 PM

I may be slow but I catch up eventually :)

I was just having a read and couldn't resist

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 07:48 PM

Shame the images aren't working anymore, but I was changing things like the indicator lenses to begin with as I didn't know much more.. shows how far I've come!

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 08:33 PM

My first job on my first mini was to fit a new engine after I put a rod out the side >_< that was almost 30 years ago and it was out of necessity, come a long way since, I did my apprenticship and uni degree on the back of working on my Mini and the experience I gained from it :) and of course owning MRA Engineering (MRA Minis) has been the culmination of those hard years spent under the Mini or in the garage rebuilding yet another engine.....

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 08:34 PM

Also I put a note on your website about the Lambretta ?

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 08:48 PM

Seems like you definitely got bitten with the mini bug.

Yeah I saw, cheers for that, helpful.

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 08:59 PM

Yes just a lot >_<




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