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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???

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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

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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

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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

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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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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:05 am

Hatch DLM wrote:
Easy peasy

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

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



Roger

Should have sorted a few more bits before next years show season too! Wanna get the engine all powder coated and got some ideas for some more shiney bits! That I have to convince Mark to make for me Wink So yeah like the DLM I will be out again and better than last year!!

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:13 am

1600 is in and goes brmm!! We had lots of backfiring but is now running SAWEET!!!

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:49 am

Been out for a drive in the van tonight and it goes just a little better than it did Wink

Exhaust is on and sounds wicked!!!

Looking forward to my drive to Epsom tomorrow for the start of the Brighton Breeze.

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:52 am

Had the polo in pieces over the last week. The fuel tank is away being repaired (it was ALOT worse than I realised after I cleaned it up). Also had a bad oil leak for too long so finally decided to strip it down this week and sort the head gasket, jizer the engine bay, fit a new carb base (as it was broken). It's gonna have a new cambelt and a service when I finish it.

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:18 pm

polo will be sweet when she is done lee, is she still the 1L or the 1.3?

Havent done anything to the mk1 mini in about a month or two now.

as for the clubman I have been busy working on her over the last few weeks, throughout rain and it being dark when I get in from work, it turns out its actually real pain to convert a mini from auto to manual! and also found a fair bit of rust too!

fitted new wheel bearing to the rear passengers wheel on the escort today, oh and I washed it too Smile
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:45 am

So after the Polo being back on the road now I decided to give it some love as for over a year I haven't really been looking after it! So out came my new machine polisher and after about 3 hours with some G3 it now looks a little better! Check out the half and half pictures that paint was bad! Its not perfect but a darn sight better!!

Before





During



After




Also fitted some side lights into my main beam lights! Looks cool now!

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:09 am

Been playing with the camper last few days.
My amp now works properly so it means that I have BASS!!! Its now a little bit loud.
I have also wired up the front speakers at last.

Got a few other bits and bobs to do too! Ohh and also bought a 3 bow polished stainless roofrack for it at the weekend!!

~Lee

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:53 am

Fired my Capri up for the first time since October last weekend. Fired right up after 20 mins of jump starting. Then sprayed coolant everywhere because I forgot to put the expansion tank back on.
Things to do in march.
1. Expansion tank
2. Tax it
3. Give it some stick before the mot runs out.
4. Mot it
5. Possibly cry
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:26 pm

Well.... it was such a lovely day yesterday so gave the Hillman a good polish looks good had to lend a hand as Den was looking a bit fatigued! Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:23 am

More filling, more rubbing down

Slowly getting there.

Soon be time to start the top coats, brushed, flatted between each.

Going for at least 4 coats then see what it looks like, got the opportunity to have the last coat sprayed, but looking at the finish on the primer/undercoat, 4 layers, I might not need it.

Only problem, it needs 48hr drying time before flatting

Done the same in the 70's

Will sort some photos to add to my DLM thread.

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:34 am

Cool Cool

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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:19 am

Drumroll....... Taxed it. And fitted an expansion tank.
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PostSubject: Re: So what have you been doing on your cars?   Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:02 am

One coat of top coat yellow drying.

Three more coats, last one I'll use a roller, then see if it needs a final spray coat, if not one last roller coat, 1500 wet n dry then polish and elbow grease.

Another coat tomorrow, then wet and dry over the weekend.

Start on the wings tomorrow, if I feel fit enough.
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