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#16 ads7

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Posted 20 October 2020 - 05:05 PM

Drove home from welders garage with new sills in place ? car seemed happy about it and whizzed along (as well as an 850 can) - full on day tomorrow rustproofing, paint, refit interior and try on some gp 5 arches which I paid the princely sum of £6 for on the bay of e.

Must pop another video on YouTube, think I'll do a feature comparing the family cars Moo / Eunos / Muttley the mk2 mr2 all under the banner of cheap classic sports cars

whaddya think ??

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Posted 07 December 2020 - 12:10 PM

Quick update - being brave or stupid I've decided to run Moo as a daily for the next four months or so to prove reliability (or otherwise)

That said I've just checked the oil and have some mayo inside the filler cap. No water in oil but time will tell.. PLEASE not yet another head gasket change, even after fitting replacement head !?



I'm also doing a measured noise / vibration reduction experiment which sprang from a discussion elsewhere on TMF, link to this below

https://www.theminif...s/?fromsearch=1


Work has been held up due to our house being partially flooded by a leaky central heating installation. Oh well got new carpets paid for by the installers 🙂

Hope you are all well and looking forward to Xmas and a brighter 2021

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Posted 31 December 2020 - 04:39 PM

Moo sends love. Happy 2021 guys

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 09:51 AM

Lockdown has seen Moo cosy in the garage.

The 850 has thick mayo inside the rocker cover after 3000 miles..tired of constant head gasket changes.

I unearthed a cheap Maestro unit on ebay. Plans for this discussed on TMF

https://www.theminif...t/#entry3681245

So mulling over the prospect of a 1275 with a 3.7 fd nipping around our local A and mountain B roads. I very much doubt it will be anywhere near as smooth as the 850 though.


Apart from that the suspension needs to be dialed in and paint refresh in the spring retaining the existing patina

Photos will be up after enough changes have been made

Hope your own projects are going well in lockdown?

Edited by ads7, 24 January 2021 - 09:54 AM.


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Posted 25 January 2021 - 08:56 PM

Mayo inside the rocker cover can be just the cold weather - I changed a head gasket in a panic after I found it in mine - but there didn't seem to be anything wrong with the original gasket when I took it off. As long as the oil is OK and coolant not going down you may find it goes in warmer weather.



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Posted 26 January 2021 - 10:48 PM

Mayo inside the rocker cover can be just the cold weather - I changed a head gasket in a panic after I found it in mine - but there didn't seem to be anything wrong with the original gasket when I took it off. As long as the oil is OK and coolant not going down you may find it goes in warmer weather.


The coolant is going down but very slowly, fingers crossed that this engine will last a little longer

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Posted 04 February 2021 - 02:53 PM

Goodies arrived 😃 1 min YouTube video

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