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Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
« Reply #2490 on: October 16, 2017, 05:21:57 PM »
So it was less a restoration more a putting the old mini badge on a collection of stuff off eBay


Still surprised it broke

Me too - the old distributor was shagged out so I bought a new electronic one instead of a new mechanical one (I hate setting points)...
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Jeez what a faff that used to be.  And then you had to reset the timing in case you didn't get exactly the same gap as before. 

And then there was setting the carburetor with a Colourtune.
Well, whatever nevermind

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Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
« Reply #2491 on: October 16, 2017, 06:03:18 PM »
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Well I built it... ::)

I didn't drive it in case it fell to bits...  noooo:

And you wonder why I took the mickey out of your IKEA construction....  noooo:
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Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
« Reply #2492 on: October 16, 2017, 06:18:50 PM »
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Well I built it... ::)

I didn't drive it in case it fell to bits...  noooo:

And you wonder why I took the mickey out of your IKEA construction....  noooo:

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I have IKEA thumb....  cry:
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Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
« Reply #2493 on: October 16, 2017, 06:54:39 PM »
So it was less a restoration more a putting the old mini badge on a collection of stuff off eBay


Still surprised it broke

Me too - the old distributor was shagged out so I bought a new electronic one instead of a new mechanical one (I hate setting points)...
:thumbsup:

Jeez what a faff that used to be.  And then you had to reset the timing in case you didn't get exactly the same gap as before. 

And then there was setting the carburetor with a Colourtune.
Distributor?
Carburettor?


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Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
« Reply #2494 on: October 17, 2017, 04:37:40 AM »
So it was less a restoration more a putting the old mini badge on a collection of stuff off eBay


Still surprised it broke

Me too - the old distributor was shagged out so I bought a new electronic one instead of a new mechanical one (I hate setting points)...
:thumbsup:

Jeez what a faff that used to be.  And then you had to reset the timing in case you didn't get exactly the same gap as before. 

And then there was setting the carburetor with a Colourtune.
Distributor?
Carburettor?



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Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
« Reply #2495 on: February 10, 2018, 12:11:08 PM »
My mate is selling a Mini ..needs a bit of work .......... rubschin:

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Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
« Reply #2496 on: February 10, 2018, 12:25:09 PM »
My mate is selling a Mini ..needs a bit of work .......... rubschin:
Nah those modern car crushers are really easy.  A child could operate the buttons
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Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
« Reply #2497 on: February 10, 2018, 12:30:12 PM »
My mate is selling a Mini ..needs a bit of work .......... rubschin:

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!  scared2:
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Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
« Reply #2498 on: February 10, 2018, 12:37:23 PM »
My mate is selling a Mini ..needs a bit of work .......... rubschin:

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!  scared2:
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Not decrying the amazing job you did with MeMi but IIRC when it was done the realisation was itís all about the journey not the end result

Not everything about modern cars is perfect but they are brilliant drives compared to 1960s stuff
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Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
« Reply #2499 on: February 10, 2018, 02:27:29 PM »
My mate is selling a Mini ..needs a bit of work .......... rubschin:

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!  scared2:
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Not decrying the amazing job you did with MeMi but IIRC when it was done the realisation was itís all about the journey not the end result

Not everything about modern cars is perfect but they are brilliant drives compared to 1960s stuff

Correct. Fascinating project and very proud of the result but there is good reason why they don't make them like that anymore - they're shit.

Just popped down to the village in LL's car - central locking, comfort, handling, quiet safety - lovely. Of course, you can add that lot to an old Mini - but then it wouldn't be an old Mini - you might as well buy a Bini....
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My mate is selling a Mini ..needs a bit of work .......... rubschin:

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!  scared2:
:thumbsup:

Not decrying the amazing job you did with MeMi but IIRC when it was done the realisation was itís all about the journey not the end result

Not everything about modern cars is perfect but they are brilliant drives compared to 1960s stuff

Correct. Fascinating project and very proud of the result but there is good reason why they don't make them like that anymore - they're shit.

Just popped down to the village in LL's car - central locking, comfort, handling, quiet safety - lovely. Of course, you can add that lot to an old Mini - but then it wouldn't be an old Mini - you might as well buy a Bini....
And why buy a Bini when the Golf GTi is so much better?

We may be living in the true golden age of cars ( if not roads or other drivers ). Soon theyíll be all eco constrained, black box monitored and unable to turn off the stability aids.

But right now there are some stonking cars out there.
Well, whatever nevermind

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Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
« Reply #2501 on: February 10, 2018, 06:51:47 PM »
My mate is selling a Mini ..needs a bit of work .......... rubschin:

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!  scared2:
:thumbsup:

Not decrying the amazing job you did with MeMi but IIRC when it was done the realisation was itís all about the journey not the end result

Not everything about modern cars is perfect but they are brilliant drives compared to 1960s stuff

Correct. Fascinating project and very proud of the result but there is good reason why they don't make them like that anymore - they're shit.

Just popped down to the village in LL's car - central locking, comfort, handling, quiet safety - lovely. Of course, you can add that lot to an old Mini - but then it wouldn't be an old Mini - you might as well buy a Bini....

So what you need is a modern car that is in sore need of a total rebuild....


Start saving for parts now and wait for Nick to get a new car...  :thumbsup:
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Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
« Reply #2502 on: February 11, 2018, 08:12:00 AM »
My mate is selling a Mini ..needs a bit of work .......... rubschin:

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!  scared2:
:thumbsup:

Not decrying the amazing job you did with MeMi but IIRC when it was done the realisation was itís all about the journey not the end result

Not everything about modern cars is perfect but they are brilliant drives compared to 1960s stuff

Correct. Fascinating project and very proud of the result but there is good reason why they don't make them like that anymore - they're shit.

Just popped down to the village in LL's car - central locking, comfort, handling, quiet safety - lovely. Of course, you can add that lot to an old Mini - but then it wouldn't be an old Mini - you might as well buy a Bini....

So what you need is a modern car that is in sore need of a total rebuild....


Start saving for parts now and wait for Nick to get a new car...  :thumbsup:

You could rebuild it into baked bean tins perhaps...  rubschin:
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Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
« Reply #2503 on: February 11, 2018, 05:38:40 PM »
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Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
« Reply #2504 on: February 11, 2018, 06:12:39 PM »
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What? You drive all over the country doing contract work, while not quite as clapped out as a repmobile the miles would still taken their toll on the olwd sierra...  angel1
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