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#106 mini-mad-mark

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Posted 03 May 2022 - 09:26 PM

Aren't you worried about using a gas stove quite that close to the fuel tank? I'd at least move it to the other side of the table  :proud:



#107 Richard_

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Posted 03 May 2022 - 09:34 PM

Not unduly but as a precaution I've decided not to have the stove fired up while I'm actually filling the tank sitting in the petrol station - unless I'm really desperate for a cuppa! :D  :D


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Posted 24 May 2022 - 09:26 AM



 

 

Looking forward  to proudly taking part in the London to Brighton run next year in a fully sorted and nearly original car!

 

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 09:58 AM

Erm...  Perhaps a bit optimistic back in November 2016 as I have  quoted myself above , but we did finally make it to Brighton this year.

And only 5 years later than planned!    :D

 - I can blame Covid for some of that delay but also I have to say it was Covid that enabled me to really get stuck in and get the car back on the road.

A mini is never finished but I suppose I can now say 'Mission completed'

Thanks to all my family for their patience. Also everyone on here for their help and support. It really is appreciated.

 

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A family of mice used to live in here.

 

 

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Cheam 06.45 AM. One or two other rather excellent Minis were also there. :D


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Posted 24 May 2022 - 10:30 AM

Not particularly relevant to anything but thought I'd share this as a moment in my mini's history:

 

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Posted 06 June 2022 - 07:48 PM

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#112 MacGyver

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Posted 22 June 2022 - 03:42 AM

She doesn't look 70...🤔

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Posted 23 June 2022 - 10:50 AM

I have been finding that the ride is very harsh on this mini and going over speed bumps makes me worry that the engine is going to drop out.
So I did a bit of investigating and discovered that the front end is running on the bump stops as shown below ( car on the garage floor wit wheels all on)
I hadn't realised it was so low and I'm probably quite lucky it didn't fail the MOT.

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The cone springs are the originals, so 33yrs old, and the car has been sitting on them all this time so they haven't done badly.
I think time for a set of new rubber cone springs, hilos, knuckles and a compression tool.

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Posted 23 June 2022 - 08:44 PM

on the basis you're going to remove the suspension arms to replace the cones, it would be a good opportunity to check/renew the pins and roller bearings too if they haven't been done recently






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