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#436 Ben_O

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Posted 06 October 2020 - 04:41 PM

Roof repaired, primed and ready for paint

 

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Posted 08 October 2020 - 02:26 PM

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Posted 08 October 2020 - 07:45 PM

Nice job Ben! reminds me of my working life 40ish years ago, nowt so fancy

right enough they were mostly Blue or Brunswick Green farmers hacks.

Keep up the good work.



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Posted 08 October 2020 - 08:50 PM

Great work Ben! Looks the dogs

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 09:02 AM

And that's another mini complete.

 

Before

 

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And after

 

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Posted 11 October 2020 - 09:58 AM

Awesome job Ben. Looks like you have single handedly re-created the car, not dissimilar to one of the £100k+ David Brown 'Remastered' Mini's.

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 03:20 PM

Bill Richards has just popped by with a 1293 he has just built complete with a mini for me to put it into.

 

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 04:05 PM

Wow, that engine looks beautiful! We need more pics of it, especially those shiny twin carbs! 



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Posted 15 October 2020 - 04:13 PM

Fair enough

 

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 05:17 PM

That engine looks great, plus Mill Road and Bill Richards working together sounds like a dream team.



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Posted 15 October 2020 - 06:18 PM

That engine looks great, plus Mill Road and Bill Richards working together sounds like a dream team.

Bill and I have been discussing this and we plan to collaborate.

He does not have the workshop space to remove and refit an engine so each time he gets a car in for an engine build, I will be doing the removal and refitting and he will work his magic on the engine.

 

It feel a like quite the honour to work with such a veteran in the mini world and I'm looking forward to what's coming.

 

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 06:46 PM

 

That engine looks great, plus Mill Road and Bill Richards working together sounds like a dream team.

Bill and I have been discussing this and we plan to collaborate.

He does not have the workshop space to remove and refit an engine so each time he gets a car in for an engine build, I will be doing the removal and refitting and he will work his magic on the engine.

 

It feel a like quite the honour to work with such a veteran in the mini world and I'm looking forward to what's coming.

 

Cheers

Ben

 

That's great news, I definitley benefitted from the collaboration. Unfortunately I haven't been able to drive my Mini at the moment due to a bad back, but the engine has been running great.



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Posted 15 October 2020 - 07:11 PM

Bill's looks okay, think mine looks better ;D

Please forgive the old rad, a reconditioned original has now been fitted.  Also ignore the gauges, they're there to measure oil pressure and engine temp when I've fired it up out of the car!!

 

Lucky boy Ben working with BR.

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 09:17 AM

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 11:03 AM

...the penny has just dropped;  it's the Bill & Ben show  :lol:






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