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tom130691
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   30th Apr 12 at 17:44   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

1275 with stage one

so far a wiper has fallen off,
one headlamp and one fog lamp smashed cunting lorry,










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tidy mate, what's the plans for it
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quote:
Originally posted by craig-dodd
tidy mate, what's the plans for it



drive it till winter then work out some plans


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Nic Barnes
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Proper cool. Always wanted a mini.
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small update of whats been happening

brake light was flickering one night 50mile trip, i presumed fluid was low, got in it the next day and the brake pedal hit the floor no fluid at all,

found the leak cylinder



had a spare cylinder and shoes with the car, bonus!



during bleeding





then the minis lastest issue, been loosing water slowly
so instead of finding the leak i desided to upgrade everything

ally rad,
silicone hoses
6 blade fan (fitted to minis shipped to Australia so should keep mine cool)
and wetter water coolant



all of that should be on and looking lovely next week,


the mini will be coming to PVS not the corsa unfortunately


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Love the mini. Miss driving a proper car think I need another beetle
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more shiney bits came today to fix the exhaust after i ripped it off at pvs






today i got cracking with the cooling system

all finished looking much beeter and rus much cooler now




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love it
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todays work involved fitting white and yellow number plates for MOT next week

and a windscreen change took me 3 hours, which wasnt too bad for a first attempt

old one came out with out a fight


new one fitted



ive also put a st george flag on the roof for euro 2012, but im quite liking it




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one of few cars in the world that suit a st georges cross tbh. there is a citroen picasso with one in my estate pmsl.
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well as said i did it for the euros, it only cost 20 and it looks better than gay window flags, intended to rip it off when its over but its growing on me,


finaly getting sorted with my back payment of student finance so when its resolved the mini will probably be put on coilovers, given a RARB, 4 pot metro turbo brakes, front cage, 13" wheels (7j or 8j not sure yet) with A048s hope fully,

then as part of my final year dissertation im looking at building a 1310cc turbo A series engine can see 130bhp out of these with a relatively simply,
but i also like the idea of a 1380 N/A with either 7 or 8 port cross flowed head twin webbers ect



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Dead


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dead? whatttttt
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gearbox has self destructed,
oil all over the floor ect,

engine rebuild over winter it is then

plus point it should be a better spec when rebuilt if the cylinder bores are scored ect


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fit a vauxhall engine
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quote:
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fit a vauxhall engine

do it, saw a few at london to brighton






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green one lives in coventry its lovely
1.6 8v 140 bhp iirc


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some one there to give you a hand with putting one in yours then

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or vtec
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not interested in putting vtec in it think it fucking shit,


vaux 8vs are cool as there still old school on carbs ect, but im not interested in chopping the car up for engines


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minis are ace, my life has been between them and corsa b's. Yeah i agree v tec mins are kinda pants! i had a 1293 mini with high comp pistons, fancy cam kit, stage 3 head and twin 1 1/4 carbs and it was rapid off theline due to the twin carbs. topped out at 110 like.
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quote:
Originally posted by Kris.Star.silver
minis are ace, my life has been between them and corsa b's. Yeah i agree v tec mins are kinda pants! i had a 1293 mini with high comp pistons, fancy cam kit, stage 3 head and twin 1 1/4 carbs and it was rapid off theline due to the twin carbs. topped out at 110 like.


mine topped out at 95 (on satnav)

corsa re-insured good to get back in it but my god its painfully slow i comparison to the mini


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finaly got round to pulling the engine out, will pull gearbox off tomorrow to asses damage



pleasantly surprised how solid the bay was




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The size of that gearbox
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The size of that gearbox

thats just the drop gear casing on the side, the gearbox is the whole black thing mounted under the block


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