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#8521 Cooper Mac

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 07:35 AM

Took the Rear Subby to the shot blasters...... I'll see how good it is when it comes back!



#8522 Sheep 1161

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 05:33 PM

Removed the interior and worked on weight reduction. Aka knocking the rust out :)



#8523 Sheep 1161

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 10:46 AM

Soundproofing removal day :(



#8524 IronmanG

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 05:31 PM

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Front subby on. Car back on the ground

#8525 RustyAutoCityE

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 06:44 PM

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Front subby on. Car back on the ground

 

Looking good, has lowering the car back down fixed your door issue?
 



#8526 IronmanG

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 06:59 PM

I have just taken the door off. I am going to file the holes very slightly. Needs to drop a mm at the front so I can oik the back up. Also the rubbers are holding it out. The leading edge of the door the bottom 100mm or so

#8527 IronmanG

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 10:47 AM

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Dummy engine in to check clearance on bonnet and front panel

#8528 Sheep 1161

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 01:20 PM

Took the fuel tank out before I start grinding (I live in a wooden house). I am discovering just what a poor job someone made of deseaming this car :(



#8529 Lplus

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Posted 20 October 2020 - 03:39 PM

Replaced the leaking heater tap on the head.  And wouldn't you know it the heater control wire pulled out of the knob shaft.  Luckily I had another one which had done the same and I had welded the wire to the shaft, so that went in and all works well.  Whoever thinks pressing a soft steel shaft onto a spring steel wire without any indents in the wire has absolutely no idea.

 

Also fitted a standard oil pressure relief plunger and spring.    The S type ball and spring was blowing off at about 80psi and reaching almost 100psi cold.  Just a bit much perhaps.  The standard one is blowing off at the correct 60psi by the guage.



#8530 JXC Mini GT

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 02:38 PM

Now the engine is run in, I took the GT for a blast along some 70 MPH roads and suprised myself and a few other cars as I blasted past them, the engine is so smooth and pulls so well.

Also got lots of compliments and smiles along the way, but the biggest smile was on my face :D



#8531 Ben_O

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 04:44 PM

Now the engine is run in, I took the GT for a blast along some 70 MPH roads and suprised myself and a few other cars as I blasted past them, the engine is so smooth and pulls so well.

Also got lots of compliments and smiles along the way, but the biggest smile was on my face :D

That's so good to hear.

 

Ill tell Bill next week when I see him, he will be delighted too!



#8532 Algordo1100

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 06:03 PM

MOT passed. No advisories.

Nice to here comments from mr tester like "clean underneath" and "nowt wrong with that at all"

Looks like all that refurbing during lockdown was worth it.

Smug mode.

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 06:03 PM

Now the engine is run in, I took the GT for a blast along some 70 MPH roads and suprised myself and a few other cars as I blasted past them, the engine is so smooth and pulls so well.
Also got lots of compliments and smiles along the way, but the biggest smile was on my face :D


Great isn't it? I experienced exactly the same thing myself today - so many smiles from everyone at a time when people really need cheering up.

Amazing fun to be had from these little cars, mines a lot slower being an 850 but my solution was just foot to the floor on the faster stretches! Challenging and engaging trying to maintain the legal limit but she whizzed along so smoothly once up in the higher rev range!

#8534 cal844

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 10:43 AM

Yesterday I got a chip in the windscreen repaired and fired it up after 7 weeks of rest. First try and ran sweet, just need to work out my carb settings again as it idles slightly too low whilst on Choke and she's stuttering if I go quickly on the gas when cruising. I Might turn the idle up then change to a slightly richer needle.

Engine is a 998 A+ on a DAM5626 box, stage 1 kit with RC40, AAU Needle currently fitted, I have been advised on the forum to try an AAM needle. CO is set to 0.76 (tried richening 1 turn but hasn't made a difference)

Do I need to try another richer needle or is it a setting issue?

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 07:42 PM

Sprayed the fibreglass boot lid green on my road/race mini ?

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