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#76 Dutchdave's25

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 11:59 AM

I didnt share this earlier, but since minispares dont answer my emails i will share this with you.

this is what a new stainless steel exhaust from minispares looks like:

 

comes with a free dent (2nd picture) and loads of oxidation..

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#77 johnR

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 01:20 PM

That satin finish to the paint looks really good!

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 09:06 AM

Hi all,

 

Not the most intersting progress, but its progress...

 

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#79 Vinay-RS

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 09:57 AM

It's great to see more paint on the rest of the car. 



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 07:32 AM

made a start with things on the bulkhead, started out with making a clutch pipe and installing the rubber thingy on the gear linkage.

then put the foam in, not easy to get in i must say. it just sticks to everything and doesnt like being corrected.

after that installed the fuse box and inlet manifold.

 

also sanded the fuel tank, which will get a new coat of black.

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#81 johnR

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:16 AM

Looking good -you might find that the rubber thingy on the gear linkage acts like a spring and pops your gearbox out of reverse, in which case you can either cut one ridge off it or discard it altogether. Shame to cover the lovely paintwork on the bulkhead - I can't bring myself to do it, just keep earplugs handy!



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 09:53 AM

Looking good -you might find that the rubber thingy on the gear linkage acts like a spring and pops your gearbox out of reverse, in which case you can either cut one ridge off it or discard it altogether. Shame to cover the lovely paintwork on the bulkhead - I can't bring myself to do it, just keep earplugs handy!

 

thanks, will keep that in mind :)

at first i wasnt going to cover the bulkhead, but there are a few runners in the paint, i guess that made me change my mind :P 

At least there will always be pictures of it  :D



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Posted 20 August 2019 - 11:41 AM

Hello Chaps,

 

Eventhough there werent pictures to share, I have been working on the mini.

I've installed the wiring loom, installed a temporary tank and cranked the engine to see if i have oil pressure.

All is well, expect that there is no fuel in the front, I can hear the pump but no fuel in front.. (maybe someone swapped the + and -)

thats something i will figure out next weekend.

 

Also had a few things painted:

 

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 08:34 AM

fuel pressure issue is sorted, just sucking the fuel to front did the job, i guess if there's air in the pump its doesnt build up enough pressure or something like that.

the engine runs! i have a video but dont see an option for uploading. ( find it here between my images: https://myalbum.com/album/233YVEKrGz49 )

 

after starting it (without a cooling system) i made a start on fitting the radiator.

I looks really nice, but this radiator is a pain to fit. I had to adjust the radiator bracket so the radiator comes in a bit more.

It still is touching the inner wing though, for now ill just leave the piece of cardboard to prevent damage.

 

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 07:14 AM

Paint time! I guess this doesnt need much explaining.. just have a look at the photos :)

 

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 06:02 PM

Hi guys,

 

so the whole has been painted. I have started fitting things, mainly in the engine bay because we will give it a polish on monday.

 

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new stainless exhaust :)

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fitted shock absorbers and trial fitted a sportpack arch:

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minispares, you guys are so disappointing....

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swapped all the bolds and nuts for galvanized ones:

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 Shiny clips:

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copper pipes made for the brake cilinder:

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 08:59 PM

loving the silver colour, what paint code/type/colour is it please ??

 

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 07:29 AM

Lovely! This build is superb and that colour looks great! 



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Posted 30 September 2019 - 04:51 PM

loving the silver colour, what paint code/type/colour is it please ??

 

Phil.

 

thanks Phil! colour is: Platinum Sylver ( MNX ) (mini 40)

 

Lovely! This build is superb and that colour looks great! 

 

thanks! I like how it turned out, was a bit worries at first that the silver might be to boring.. 



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Posted 07 October 2019 - 05:28 PM

more work done:

rust prevention (ML)

fitted the sportspack arches, fuel tank, rear lights, bumpers, doors, boot lit, insulation, heater and the switches.

 

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