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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:18 pm

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Was that the vaginit meet Tom? I would have been there but I am away this week!

Yes it was Smile I will go next time but prob not in the escort.

Good luck with the rad on the DLM Roger.
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:30 pm

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Split-Lee wrote:
Was that the vaginit meet Tom? I would have been there but I am away this week!

Yes it was Smile I will go next time but prob not in the escort.

Good luck with the rad on the DLM Roger.

Cool I just saw some pics looked really busy!!

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:24 pm

Pics? where on? am i in them at all?
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:55 am

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Pics? where on? am i in them at all?

http://www.vagingit.co.uk/forum

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:24 am

Today I have given my mini an operational clutch!!! Massive thank you to Tom for saving yhe day with a good slave cylinder!!! Fresh fuel,get headlights working and it's all go for the Mot station!!! Woo hoo!!!
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:41 am

Sounds like a result then Luke! Smile Looking forward to seeing it very soon!

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:02 pm

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Sounds like a result then Luke! Smile Looking forward to seeing it very soon!

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I'm ting for the next meet but if not it won't be long after!!!
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:25 pm

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Split-Lee wrote:
Sounds like a result then Luke! Smile Looking forward to seeing it very soon!

~Lee
I'm ting for the next meet but if not it won't be long after!!!

You have got a week mate! Smile

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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 8:33 am

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!!!!!
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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

no
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:48 am

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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 3:55 pm

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miniman77 wrote:
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
Get a VW??.......I'd rather push my mini thanks while IT has a "little rest"!!! tongue
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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 4:08 pm

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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
Blimey!!! A mk2 XR2!! You don't see many of them bombing around these days!!! I think you should do it original for the simple fact that they are a rare beast now and people would love to see an 'out of the box' looking one!! When you think how many XR2's have been butchered and modified, it would be nice to see a totally original looking one!! Ultimately the choice is yours tho, but it would be lovely to see one of these wicked little pocket rockets preserved!! What colour is it?? What year?? I once had the opportunity of a very very rare G plate registered one that was one of the last ones registered and had had lots of options thrown on it to see the model out!! Kick myself now, but hey...that's how it goes sometimes!! I am a mini fan but I must add to all this....OLD SKOOL FORDS RULE!!!!! (just not quite as much as minis!!! Hehehe!!)
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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?   Thu May 12, 2011 5:22 am

Sounds good!! Look forward to seeing it one day!!
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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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