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#106 brownspeed

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 06:33 PM

now THAT is a great looking car mate!!!



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Posted 18 November 2014 - 06:42 PM

just finished reading from start to finish this is brill really great looking car and well done on all your body work really great read.

 

were did you get your sill work done if you dont mind me asking cheers

 

keep it up



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Posted 18 November 2014 - 06:45 PM

Just read your thread from the start, great thread and really nice mini!  Well done on all the dramas that been thrown at you



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 12:06 AM

just finished reading from start to finish this is brill really great looking car and well done on all your body work really great read.

 

were did you get your sill work done if you dont mind me asking cheers

 

keep it up

cheers, fusion bodywork finished of the bodywork at a decent price. they are based in northhampton



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 11:10 AM

Thank you just got of the phone to them after half hour chat more wiser and more cluesd up really nice chap I spoke to. Really helpful and friendly.

Cheers

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 04:02 PM

fitted a new fuse box as the old one was crusty. im hoping that this will cure my intermittent electrical faults.

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 04:09 PM

Good plan!



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 09:16 PM

Did it?



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 05:26 PM

Seems to have fixed the issues :) just got an anoying heater rattle, lose rear subframe trunnion, wheel arch rub and i need to stone chip and protect the underside of the front wings.

Looks like i may have a few cold days trying to fix it.

Other than that though the car is driving great and feels more smooth and picks up speed a bit faster now :)

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 05:50 PM

Thats good news



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Posted 30 November 2014 - 05:34 PM

So I spent a bit of time on the mini today just to fix a few issues which haves been annoying me. I'm hoping a squeeling sound from the engine bay will have been fixed with a fan belt change.
I hope to have permenantly sorted the sun visors which never stayed up by heating up and bending the plastic brackets back into shape.
I have also had to cut more wing off the passenger side as the wheel rubs when there's more than just me in the car.

When doing this though I have found that my tyre there is quite low on tread and there was a small dent which I had to pull out of the wing which was caused by the wheel hitting it.

I will to get some pictures up soon and to get the car back to the paint shop for them to correct the clear coat soon.

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Posted 06 December 2014 - 12:43 PM

I think I drove past you on the M25 last night (at the M11 junction). The car looked pretty nice under the street lights!

 

We were in our bland Ford Focus, otherwise I would have tooted.


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Posted 06 December 2014 - 12:47 PM

weird i was on the m25 from J22 to J11 last night but didn't go past the m11. nice to know there are a few nice ones still about though!



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Posted 07 December 2014 - 12:53 PM

Oops, I meant M1..



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Posted 10 December 2014 - 07:45 PM

that was possibly me then!

 

did some more work on the weekend

firstly put my new 70amp alternator in :) red light on the dash goes out almost instantly now!

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i have become a pro at swapping those now after having to do it three times!

 

i have put a strip of foam across the slam panel to stop the bonnet banging against it

 

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i had loads left so i used it on the back of the grille too to prevent chafing with the paint

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today i washed it and found the source of my leak into the drives footwell! it seems that water is getting in where the pedals link up to the clutch master cylinder through the bulkhead. as a sort of quick fix i have used some old boot lid seal around the engine bay to stop the water running down the bulkhead but i think it needs a gasket or some sealant around the master cylinder plate.

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also i think my water pump is on its way out as there is a horrid squeak coming from that area and theres a small amount on end play in the pulley :(

 

i hope it lasts till the holidays!

 

cheers

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