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#1 Adam Anything

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Posted 14 August 2021 - 08:28 PM

Hello all, new mini owner after years of wanting one.

 

Been trying to get it setup and running for an MOT attempt and this forum has been appearing in most of my searches (new to attempting fixing a car) so thought I could do worse than join.

 

1991, 1300cc, 276 cam, twin su are some of the specs I've managed to work out so far, black with cream roof, arches and lowered judging by the fact a standard jack wont fit underneath it.

 

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#2 Steve220

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Posted 15 August 2021 - 08:47 AM

Welcome to the forum. A fellow salopian!

 

Worth taking it to somewhere that can tune the carb for the MOT initially, then you can get to somewhere for a tune. The suspension cones droop over time, so it could either be on hilos, or the cones are knackered.



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Posted 15 August 2021 - 08:49 AM

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#4 E23TFD

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Posted 15 August 2021 - 10:18 AM

Welcome to the gathering. Where abouts are you based in the Shire? Maybe able to direct to friendly garages depending on location.

#5 Adam Anything

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Posted 15 August 2021 - 08:22 PM

Thanks for the welcome everyone!

 

Welcome to the forum. A fellow salopian!

 

Worth taking it to somewhere that can tune the carb for the MOT initially, then you can get to somewhere for a tune. The suspension cones droop over time, so it could either be on hilos, or the cones are knackered.

 

Its a nice area to be. I have the carbs out currently, attempting a clean up and service kit which is interesting not sure if ill change them out for something else yet.

Will look into if its drooped or hilos, thanks for the advice sounds like a sensible approach to take.

 

 

Welcome to the gathering. Where abouts are you based in the Shire? Maybe able to direct to friendly garages depending on location.

 

I'm in the Shrewsbury area, any fairly local friendly garage recommendations would be gratefully received as I don't know of any.



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Posted 15 August 2021 - 10:41 PM

Probably a little out your way, but Albrighton garage tune carb engines. They do my MOTs.

#7 Adam Anything

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Posted 16 August 2021 - 07:23 PM

Thanks again, that is a distance but not out of the question if I trailer the car there, will bookmark them.



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Posted 17 August 2021 - 09:36 AM

You're allowed to drive it there for an MOT 👀 if you're booked in an hour prior for a tune, it doesn't really matter 😉

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Posted 17 August 2021 - 09:09 PM

Hi Adam I'm in Oswestry and happy to take a look over your car if that will help, I'm frequently over Shrewsbury way

Cheers, another Adam

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Posted 18 August 2021 - 03:19 PM

Hi Adam I'm in Oswestry and happy to take a look over your car if that will help, I'm frequently over Shrewsbury way

Cheers, another Adam

 

Thanks Adam for the offer, I will bear that in mind when I'v got a little further with it, would probably be good to have someone in the know to look it over for an opinion.






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