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#16 Maccmike8

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 05:55 PM

That looks great. I sometimes wonder whether to swap the Mini for a Metro.



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Posted 11 April 2021 - 07:27 PM

Nice metro. Good find.

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 07:41 PM

Damn you have just scratched an itch I may have to do something with.



#19 longtimenomini

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 07:55 PM

Nice metro. Good find.


Yup .... jealous

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 07:56 PM

Damn you have just scratched an itch I may have to do something with.


Yes I’ve been scratching for years

#21 longtimenomini

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 09:37 PM

Twin turned up

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 09:38 PM

Nice metro. Good find.

Yup .... jealous

Your friend/neighbour found a good example. You owe him big time...forever in debt!!!

#23 longtimenomini

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 08:18 AM

In 1985, a crack commando was sent to prison by a military court for a crime he didn't commit. The man promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Newcastle underground. Today, still wanted by the government he survives as a soldier of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you cant find something....maybe you can hire The A- Finder."

#24 longtimenomini

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 04:48 PM

Thanks for all posts

So far ....

Dashpot oil
Oil change
Oil filter
Spark plugs
Air filter
Tightened boot lock
Worked out where rear belts will mount ( Helped by friend, neighbour, stalker)
Replaced rear washer bottle pump ( Helped by friend, neighbour, stalker)
Straightened steering wheel


Mini winter steels on

Suspension pumped up ... looks high ( set to factory ) so will run for a week or two and see if it settles - will reassess then ( passengers , front and rear very likely)

After a run/ or two it’s evident that 2nd gear isn’t happy ( coming down from third) ..double declutch for time being

Other bits bought but not fitted yet ...

Anti roll bar bushes
Cotton reel bushes for gear linkage
Thermostat
And a special ( 1st of many) treats to improve and upgrade ....

#25 longtimenomini

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 05:25 PM

4x4 ....

Sitting on steels and winter tyres



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Had a play around with radio ...

Crackle and hiss , interspersed with noises that may or may not resemble a song ...in mono from single speaker .

Yeah I’ll be looking at that ASAP

#26 longtimenomini

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 05:47 PM

Oh and the obligatory Nurburgring sticker to be ‘in’ with the local wide boys

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 05:48 PM

Had a play around with radio ...

Crackle and hiss , interspersed with noises that may or may not resemble a song ...in mono from single speaker .

 

..sounds like it's picking up signals from 1984 



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Posted 15 April 2021 - 06:28 PM

Had a play around with radio ...

Crackle and hiss , interspersed with noises that may or may not resemble a song ...in mono from single speaker .

 
..sounds like it's picking up signals from 1984

Life on Mars ??? ... maybe I’m in a 1980’s purgatory ?

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Posted 16 April 2021 - 11:44 AM

Ride height looks ok to me.

I'm no gearbox expert but I think using 20/50 oil really helps prevent this happening. Back in the day, on 10/40 this happened to both our mini and metro and it's an expensive repair, but in the past 15 years of only running minis on the thicker oil it's never happened again, even on big mileages.

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Posted 17 April 2021 - 05:46 PM

Ride height looks ok to me.

I'm no gearbox expert but I think using 20/50 oil really helps prevent this happening. Back in the day, on 10/40 this happened to both our mini and metro and it's an expensive repair, but in the past 15 years of only running minis on the thicker oil it's never happened again, even on big mileages.


I always use 20/50 mini spares oil ..... but unfortunately the horse is 28 miles away from
Stable door at this point




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