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#556 longtimenomini

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 04:26 PM

New 13 row oil cooler

Spoiler restricting flow to sump , 998 is pushed hard on motorways/ a roads keeping up with the 1275’s in the ‘club’
Anticipating higher temps water/ oil when NOS eventually completed.
Not running a thermostat as mini only comes out spring to autumn dry days.


Placed in situ to see what brackets I need to make ( should be fairly straightforward ) and will probably rubber mount to bodywork. Pipe work also looks like it’s not going to be too obtrusive.

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Will probably take off cold air feed pipe and fit a stainless grille.... or not ? As pipe still fits behind cooler and only covers a small fraction ( would have warmer air blowing into cabin 🤔)


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Posted 14 January 2021 - 06:02 PM

Spare wheel arch rubber trim


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Glued onto lip to ‘soft’ mount

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Bracket

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Feed pipes

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Mounted ( pic doesn’t show 2 bottom mounts - altogether 3 points, so it’s not going anywhere)

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Air Feed pipe sits tight on so if I reinstate I will trim it back


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Pipe work wangling on next instalment

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 08:23 PM

Nice work,the spoiler and reverse script will look very good,Steve..

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 04:55 PM

Nice work,the spoiler and reverse script will look very good,Steve..


Thank you


Mostly in, have decided to keep air intake pipe and trim it down ( covers wiring I
On inside of wing) - angled oil pipes so will curve around air intake.

Looks neat - not too much piping


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Posted 16 January 2021 - 01:59 PM

All cut , connected and back in ... may still delete it and fit a grille on inner wing.

Just need to fill with oil ..... I suppose I should have a crack at leaking drive shaft oil seals at this point ( prior to oil going in) .... but can I be bothered? - have got service and big suspension job to do on 40

Tape on steering wheel ( had to be green )



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Posted 24 January 2021 - 03:42 PM

Pics of Christmas presents .... and Christmas money treats

It’s a disease buying tools .... will make jobs faster - there ... justified it !

by the way ... the lights are like staring at the sun !!!


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More proper car bits coming ( once I’ve finished procrastinating...)

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 06:54 PM

Forgot ... got another vice

And another tax disc holder


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Posted 28 January 2021 - 05:54 PM

Started this job ..... then stopped in my tracks due to drill bit deciding it wasn’t going to play and spitting it’s dummy out .... new drill bit ordered on next day Amazon ..... so we can resume progress in next day or two



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Posted 29 January 2021 - 07:28 PM

First fit .... needs some more paint / sealing ring then wiring in.

Did this for three reasons ;

1. When I’m upside in a ditch I can switch electric off.
2. When working on car I can disconnect battery in seconds .
3. It gives another level of security when parked up - unless of course a thief has seen the pics on here and carries a spare key around with them... on the off chance


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Posted 31 January 2021 - 01:29 PM


Repainted and a rubber seal .... very exciting I know ! . Battery connectors bought from flee bay too small ( not my error) so having to wait for full install . When I do this I can get around to shortening battery lead as seen in pics... that job only been on my list for a couple of years.


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Posted 06 February 2021 - 11:46 AM

The job of shortening my battery cable that I stalled for several years has finally paid off .... cable was long enough to install cut off switch with a couple of inches to spare..... A -Team worthy !


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All works ..... disconnecting battery will take seconds.

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Posted 06 February 2021 - 12:09 PM

I do like that only two minor comments

 

1. Put some boot caps on to prevent any shorting across those terminals like is on the starter solenoid. A loose scre driver in the back coudl do some awful damage floating about

 

2. Do you have an alarm, and if so do you have an alternative wiring / power supply for that



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Posted 06 February 2021 - 01:05 PM

I do like that only two minor comments
 
1. Put some boot caps on to prevent any shorting across those terminals like is on the starter solenoid. A loose scre driver in the back coudl do some awful damage floating about
 
2. Do you have an alarm, and if so do you have an alternative wiring / power supply for that


Thanks, was going to put tape on.... in next few years

I have a Rottweiler ... he doesn’t need a power supply ( but does need a regular supply of postmen)

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Posted 06 February 2021 - 01:55 PM

Positively good 👍🏼

I have a spare key!

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Posted 06 February 2021 - 01:58 PM

Positively good

I have a spare key!


Plus an aversion to my land shark (dog)




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