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Ernie the Elf

    Starting My Mini Up

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Posted 27 July 2021 - 01:48 PM

Good Day Gentlemen, Ladies.


My name is Bryan for the past  5 years I have owned a MK2 Riley Elf which with the help of "Old Bones Fabrications" of Andover Hampshire was restored to a high standard and was featured in the August Issue of "Miniworld" magazine. Sadly a couple of weeks ago I had to be recovered home by the RAC as I could not select 3rd & 4th gears. I managed to drive the car the next day to Wimbledon and "Waterfall Garage Services" for investigation by Dave a former colleague. I am a Development Auto Electrician (Rtd) so if you read the article you will see I had a custom loom made for the car. 

The gearbox was beyond repair so I sourced a 4 synchro gearbox from a 1980 Mini c/w gear change which will now be overhauled and fitted in place of the old 3 synchro gearbox with the help of "Somerford Mini" and "Minispares" who are supplying the necessary parts needed to fit. 

Whilst the engine/gearbox is out we shall also be updating the timing chain to timing belt to give much smoother and quieter operation. 

You can follow this on "Facebook" & "Instagram" with my permission.



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