Spent most of Saturday working on the mini -
changed the accelerator cable as mine was really graunchy (can't believe what a difference this has made!!)
checked and adjusted the timing to 10°btdc @ 1500rpm vac disconnected
checked and adjusted mixture (using gauge)
fitted refurb'd heater and screen vents (dash out!)
fixed fuel gauge
wrapped/tidied some of my additional underbonnet wiring
fitted correct pressure rad cap
fitted under wing fresh air ducting
Took the car for a 160mile round trip run up to Suffolk on Sunday - car was running really well and I'm now returning around 40mpg, so well up on the 28ish I had before! I'm still leaning out slightly when pulling away from junctions but part idle and boost air/fuel ratios are now looking good.
One little job I did on Sunday night was to refurbish the dial bezels. The 3-clock GT dials have a chrome silvered face on the bezels and mine were looking a bit knocked about and tired.
I'd considered painting them but I wasn't sure I'd ever get the correct chrome finish (I've tried chrome paint before on stuff but it's crap) - and the idea of trying silver leaf came to mind. It's like wafer-thin tin-foil which you stick to a surface that you want to "chrome". People use it to chrome picture frames and you can get gold leaf too for the same effect.
Anyway, discussing it down the pub my mate rob mentioned that he had some that he bought for a job and never used it - he dropped it over on Sunday and I had a play with it on Sunday evening.
It's perfect! - it works out just like the factory finish and is a nice finishing touch for the interior.
Silver leaf (it says gold but it's not!)
Edited by sherly, 03 February 2014 - 04:35 PM.