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#91 MrElliott

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 10:54 PM

Looking good mate.

 

I would say, paint the boot lamp housing body colour. That would look 10 times better IMO.

 

are you having the studio decals back on it?

 

Ben

yer i think it just stands out too much otherwise. and im putting the decals on it in a couple of weeks when the paint has properly set.



#92 MrElliott

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 10:56 PM

I'd say keep the housing black like the mirrors. The arches are already body colour, too much of the same might make it look chubby and over the top in my view like messy plastic bodykits.

 

Look's excellent, I think the boot lamp should stay black but satan black.

i just feel it looks a bit cheap in black :/ maybe satin would match the mirrors though! ill give it a go and i can always change it later :)



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Posted 16 October 2014 - 06:18 AM

That really is a nice colour !!!!



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Posted 16 October 2014 - 09:59 AM

I have chrome, but sprayed my spare bits in satin black. Looks a lot nicer, still gives it that fresh 80s vibe with the black bits, and easily interchangeable.



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Posted 16 October 2014 - 10:54 AM

That's a really thorough project you have done. It's been a great read.

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 11:44 AM

she lives! started her up yesterday without any issues. i think the fuel made its way down the line in its own time over the week therefore fuel was actually in the engine to be ignited :P did a little bit more work yesterday getting the lights working, put in the carpets and got the dash built up, as well as fitting a new washer pump and pipes which got broken in the strip down. Was slightly amazed at how much force was required to hammer the black plastice jets into place though! ill post pictues later.

 

the task for tonight after work though is to put in adjustable tie-rod bars and hammer in new longher wheel studs for the spacered wheels :)



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Posted 18 October 2014 - 11:51 AM

I really love what you have done there. What a smashing little car and great effort.



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Posted 18 October 2014 - 09:21 PM

well done dude, looking great so far....cant wait to see more pics : )

 

ps agree with your colour choices too...im gona do mine same... body coloured arches and boot thing with black metal wing mirrors : D



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Posted 20 October 2014 - 11:56 PM

And yeah pat thr bonnet was great but the bodyshop ended up using the another one. Im sure i will find a use for it :)

No worries, the one on your photos looks way nicer than the one I had, you should be very proud, its a great project



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 07:36 PM

we have MOT and its al tuned up on the rolling road too :) went straight though after the emissions were sorted out

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 09:06 PM

so since the MOT i have found a few driving issues. The steering wasn't straight, there was a random misfire, the front wheels are rubbing on the wings and it needs to be lowered more! 

 

the misfire was fixed after swapping the plugs and ht leads. im so glad it wasnt something more expensive

 

There were also noises from the engine bay which are slightly worrying! i thought that the airfilter was knocking on the bulkhead so i fitted an adjustable top engine steady tonight to push the engine forward. 

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pushed the bushes in with a ball joint splitter. but it hasn't solved the knocking sound just yet :/

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it got to dark to be messing in the engine bay so i moved inside and fitted more sound deadening to the bulkhead so i dont have to listen to the fuel pump all day long.

and i installed a radio to drown out the road noise :)

 

ill try to fix the arch rubbing and have another stab at the knocking in the engine bay this sunday 

 

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 09:26 AM

Looks great.

 

Congratulations on the MOT!

 

Enjoy it

 

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 08:55 PM

so many problems getting sorted :) i added lowness and as a result the wings stated rubbing so i had to do some painful trimming :'( 

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cut it so there is about an inch of vertical travel on full lock. wish I could run the mini as low as this below

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sits really nice now :) but the front arches are rubbing so I will either adjust the tie rods and move the wheels back or trim the arch lips some more

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 06:53 PM

took the mini to work yesterday and parked it next to some other British motoring history

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theres a couple of imperfections in the clear coat which have shown up as its dried so im taking the mini up to Northampton in the next couple of weeks to get it sorted. I think after that I shall be putting the studio 2 decals back on :) it also needs a bit of sill trim to tidy up the side of the car a bit so ill get onto that too

 

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 01:31 PM

All is going reasonably well at the moment. went to ace cafe last week and showed the mini off which was great to see some positive responses to it :)

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still misfiring so i bought electronic ignition and a new coil

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fitted it within an hour which was great as i had next to no knowledge about distributors before taking mine apart. 

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the instructions on the packet of the electronic ignition module were pretty useful so it was just a case of bolt into place and run a 12v feed from the fuse box.

i have also been having some electrical issues with the flashers and radio. intermittently the radio cuts out when i try to use the flashers so i think its time for me to clean up the fuse box.

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could these be anything to do with it? does anyone know what theses two wires are for?

 

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