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#8551 DB1380

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Posted 15 November 2020 - 05:45 PM

Not today...but yesterday.

 

Spent 30mins fitting a new CSI Dizzy. So easy to set up, a joy to do.

 

Just got to do a few test drives to see what Curve is best.

 

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#8552 Gilles1000

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 01:42 PM

Cleaned carbs. I now have 3 HS4 and one HS6 in the man's cave.

Think it's enough for a Mini? :)

 

The plan is to Vizard one of them, rebuild and test (one day when the car is rolling...)

 

And started another side project:

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My plan is to create a custom airbox, having the air intake behind the grille, the air filter somewhere close to it, and the airbox on the carb with the stub stack.

Stubstack and airbox could be made out of plastic 3D printing or GFRP.

Just do not have any idea of the available space for the whole system...



#8553 Tones61

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 08:48 PM

Made up and welded breather onto my new rocker cover,
Primed,sprayed,lacquered,
Fitted to race mini with obligortary decal ??

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#8554 Tornado99

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Posted 24 November 2020 - 12:41 AM

Pulled the wiper motor and cable out to see if I could improve the little to no higher wipe speed feature.
Connectors were a wee bit corroded so cleaned them as best I could. Used a bit of rust converted gel solution on the terminals followed by flushing off with brake cleaner. Cleaned and regreased cable. Took motor casing apart and cleaned out, put fresh grease. Got it all back together and on car. Two speeds are now there! LUXURY!!

#8555 MiNiKiN

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Posted 24 November 2020 - 10:28 AM

Finished porting the head yesterday - turned out really nice.



#8556 Tones61

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Posted 24 November 2020 - 02:02 PM

Finished porting the head yesterday - turned out really nice.


Any pics please dude

#8557 JXC Mini GT

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Posted 24 November 2020 - 04:47 PM

The Mini was losing a small amount of coolant but there was no evidence of a leak, so I checked under the carpets and there was a damp patch on the soundproofing, I have removed the heater matrix and found the cause of the leak, just priming the casing before re-painting it, the new Matrix has turned up so hopefully will be rebuilding it and refitting it in the next few days.

Also fitted a new cover to the frame of my folding car cover, so the Mini is well protected for any cold/wet weather.



#8558 MiNiKiN

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 08:37 AM

Finished porting the head yesterday - turned out really nice.

Any pics please dude
The photos don’t actually show what really matters when porting.
So no risk of any knowledge transfer :-D

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#8559 croc7

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 11:08 PM

Replaced rear cones, Hi-los, struts, knuckles and cups.  A  little fussy but the threat of propane torch persuaded the cup to surrender. 



#8560 no66

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Posted 27 November 2020 - 12:47 PM

Took off the inlet and LCB. Removed the wrap to find an expected crack in the welded joint. Will clean it up, re-weld, paint and NO wrap. :-) 

Will clean up the alo MSC inlet and do a bit of Dremel cleanup on the ports. 

Also got the rod gear steady bolt in now that the LCB is out of the way. 



#8561 Tones61

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Posted 27 November 2020 - 01:45 PM

Not today...but yesterday.

Spent 30mins fitting a new CSI Dizzy. So easy to set up, a joy to do.

Just got to do a few test drives to see what Curve is best.

DickyB.

How's the dizzy dude,can you feel any difference between settings ? :-)

Edited by Tones61, 27 November 2020 - 01:45 PM.


#8562 IronmanG

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Posted 27 November 2020 - 10:48 PM

Ran the window channels in. Fitted rear lights. Dry fitted seats ready to make a subframe up.

#8563 MacGyver

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Posted 28 November 2020 - 08:59 PM

Ran out of space to put all my minis...
So went out to buy another one! 😁
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#8564 steeley

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 01:49 PM

Fitted hi-los

I think more HI than low though.

I will give then a while then adjust down out of the clouds,
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#8565 MiniCarJack

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 02:53 PM

Finally after lots of perseverance, I managed to free up the seized rear brake adjuster on the drivers' side, get both sides adjusted up nicely and address the basically non-existent handbrake in my daily driven '91. Pedal feel is now much firmer and I won't have to rely solely on leaving the car in gear to prevent it rolling on the slightest incline!






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