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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:11 am

Its going to be good luke. disconnect the speedo and keep it low milage! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:34 am

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Do you think I can get the thing to run......no!!! Looks like the carb will be coming off AGAIN!!! minis, who'd have em!!!!!

Get a VW, they don't break down they just have little rests! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:47 am

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Get a VW, they don't break down they just have little rests! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:48 am

HYM50W wrote:
Split-Lee wrote:


Get a VW, they don't break down they just have little rests! Wink

no

Who even likes you Tom? Razz

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:50 am

dont be mean or i will tell your mum on you Razz
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:53 am

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dont be mean or i will tell your mum on you Razz

I am sorry Shocked Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:59 am

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:57 pm

Got the Radiator out of the DLM ready to deliver to County Radiators.

4 @ 4BA nuts and screws gave me problems, had to cut them off.
Won't be using 4BA on the re-build, or four bolts.

The Rad is a close fit inside the nose and I was expecting to have to lift the body but once all loosened off it lifted out easy.

Think I'll go for re-core with up-rate as I can see two places were it had leaked in the core.
Anyone had a Rad uprated with a re-core, how do they up-rate a Radiator.

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Tue May 10, 2011 8:39 pm

Hello guys Smile

I have a question...
I've always admired cars, classic cars and well done modded cars. I am due to get my first car to 'play with' as a hobby. Its only a little mk2 Xr2. My question is - Do you think I should make it original, just out the showroom look, or a bit unique with a one off paint job? I doubt we'd be keeping it too long once done, but I dont know whats best for the car. Your opinions would be great, thanks Smile
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Wed May 11, 2011 8:59 pm

Lol, someone wanted to px their mini years ago but my other half turned it down. I told him to take it, but typical man, didnt listen to me lol

Its a 1989 (f) red one. Sunroof and mint pepper pot alloys. We was looking at another F reg red one but it had been resprayed with no pinstripes and didnt have the original engine (not that that is the end of the world) but we thought that if we were to do the car as the day she came out the showroom, then we'd stick with the first one. She needs a bit of welding and the engine is a bit smokey but nothing thats to hard to sort out. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:50 am

Today I got under the car and re-attached the exhaust at the 'Y' piece, taken the carbs and inlet manifold off, sorted the blow comming from the center pipe where the manifold bolts to the block and managed to put it all back together. All on my own too!!! Go me!
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:39 am

Just finished rebuilding the trailer after nearly losing a whole suspension unit on the nearside, one bolt was all that was left holding it on.

Had to make some heavier mounts and an extra chassis cross member for the suspension units.

Think the poor trailer gets the pot holes I dodge with the DLM, narrower track on the trailer.

Good job I didn't go to Blackpool.

Still it is now ready, and almost loaded, for next weekend
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:45 am

OscarTheMini wrote:
Today I got under the car and re-attached the exhaust at the 'Y' piece, taken the carbs and inlet manifold off, sorted the blow comming from the center pipe where the manifold bolts to the block and managed to put it all back together. All on my own too!!! Go me!

So when are we going to see Oscar back on the road??

Hatch DLM wrote:
Just finished rebuilding the trailer after nearly losing a whole suspension unit on the nearside, one bolt was all that was left holding it on.

Had to make some heavier mounts and an extra chassis cross member for the suspension units.

Think the poor trailer gets the pot holes I dodge with the DLM, narrower track on the trailer.

Good job I didn't go to Blackpool.

Still it is now ready, and almost loaded, for next weekend

affraid affraid Lucky you spotted it before it was too late! Looking forward to seeing you at weekend mate! Smile

~Lee

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:59 am

my mini has just had a full repaint, new wing, A panel, Door skin. now just saving up for the new tyres!! lol,........ then onto getting the interior done! was a busy week lots of rubbing down the flatting the primer to a smooth finish! looks good few minor imperfections but nothing major. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:28 am

vinnie-mini wrote:
my mini has just had a full repaint, new wing, A panel, Door skin. now just saving up for the new tyres!! lol,........ then onto getting the interior done! was a busy week lots of rubbing down the flatting the primer to a smooth finish! looks good few minor imperfections but nothing major. Very Happy

Wow going to be a beautiful car by the sounds of it??

Any pics???

~Lee

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:03 am

No work on the cars or any shows this weekend! Been chilling out at home and writing bits up for the club newsletter! Smile

~Lee

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:44 am

Well this turned up the other day!! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil


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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:42 pm

1600?

TWIN PORT??
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:57 am

Yep! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:40 am

A pair of 40mm twin choke downdraught Solex (was always told they don't exist, some surprised faces when I put them on a counter)



A Formula V race cam.

Lightened pistons and flywheel, toughride and balance everything, blue print everything as well.



0-60 in 8 seconds, 125mph+.



Been busy on the DLM, going to update my last DLM thread with some scary photos.
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:16 am

Sounds mad Roger!! This is having a set of carbs and an exhaust at the moment! Smile

~Lee

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:30 am

Exhaust!

Make your own, we used to siamese 1-4, 3-2, equal lenght pipes

loop two rears accross and back to centre to Meet in the middle,(another way was to pass them down the side of the rocker covers, one pipe out the side.

Use the VW silencer, that little tail pipe from old.

You can make it a clamp on silenser, to be removed when ?????



But I bet you've seen what I mean already.

Sounded like a V6, or a screaming kawasaki.

Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:09 am

So an engine swap in the van before Friday night? Yeah lets do this! Smile

~Lee

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:12 am



Engine now looks like this btw (painted roughly so it looks half decent for Brighton) + a pair of twin 40's (singles)

~Lee

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:29 am

Easy peasy

Couple of hours work and you'll be testing along the prom.

Looks smart mate, looking forward to seeing it next year.



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