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 Posted: Apr 21, 2016 09:41AM
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Originally Posted by SuzukiTodd
I wish I was Magneto so I can pull the dent out...hahaha!
Waitaminnit...... there are companies that can remove hail dents from car roofs, bonnets,  fenders etc., apparently without affecting the paint.

For example

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Apr 21, 2016 07:11AM
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I wish I was Magneto so I can pull the dent out...hahaha!

 Posted: Apr 21, 2016 06:32AM
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Originally Posted by SuzukiTodd
Something tragic happened this past wknd.  My bicycle that hangs in the garage ceiling fell and it put a nice dent on the roof and on the boot.  I am so upset about it!  I was planning on selling my Mini but now, I don't think anybody would want her w/ a dent on the roof/boot.  Stupid bicycle!
Bummer!
When I built my garage, I made a free-span loft over one section, with 7-foot headroom under it. The Mini is always parked under the loft. There is enough headroom to jack up the Mini but not enough room to hang something over it.

BIG AL used o be the king of death-offers. Maybe he would consider a scratch-'n-dent rate?

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Apr 21, 2016 05:58AM
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With the help of Jeremy at Jet Motors in Portland I got my drive axle re-assembled.  Got home and put it all back in with some new brake pads.  Test drive today.

 Posted: Apr 21, 2016 05:37AM
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Something tragic happened this past wknd.  My bicycle that hangs in the garage ceiling fell and it put a nice dent on the roof and on the boot.  I am so upset about it!  I was planning on selling my Mini but now, I don't think anybody would want her w/ a dent on the roof/boot.  Stupid bicycle!

 Posted: Apr 19, 2016 06:46AM
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Went for a drive in the Skagit Valley tulip fields.

 Posted: Apr 19, 2016 06:12AM
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Adjusted my brakes and finally located and eliminated that damn rattle under the bonnet (replaced the disintegrated rubber grommet where the heater blower motor is mounted to the body).

 Posted: Mar 24, 2016 02:06PM
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OH BOY !!!!! You have so much to learn grasshopper...............

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Mar 24, 2016 01:40PM
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sir mal, you're right, last week i aligned the left side, now i did the right, would you believe i needed to turn the rack 8x to the left.(loosen) then bingo i got the right alignment. But still need to deal with the cone for sure

 

 Posted: Mar 24, 2016 01:34PM
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You are repeating yourself, you just aligned it and said the same thing a couple of weeks ago. With worn out crap suspension you are wasting your time tb.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Mar 24, 2016 01:26PM
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i did some front wheel alignment today, And boy oh boy, now i can ride with my two fingers on the steering wheel...im so happy!

 

 Posted: Mar 24, 2016 07:55AM
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Bonnet resprayed to get rid of an horrendous stonechip that was down to bare metal and had dented it, all the brightwork off for polishing and a deep clean of the paintwork and wheels (mainly courtesy of Suzy) and then off for display at Goodwood for the weekend.






 Posted: Mar 23, 2016 03:21PM
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Wow those are nice videos, very informative, ill add more pics.. For more entertainment.


and this is what it looks like when i first got it .

slooowly working my way up...

my 90amps mig welder from HF  keeps me going

 

 Posted: Mar 23, 2016 03:05PM
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Originally Posted by triggerboy
Today I removed the front grill to expose internal parts, looks more sporty.
No you didn't, and no it doesn't.  Face it, there's not a whole lot of 'sporty' happening in your garage.

November 2014, I posted this picture of your pink mini beside your Toyota.  No grill. 

In your video 'mini sex maniac, that's me lol', which I downloaded for future public amusement/hosting i December 2014, there wasn't a grill either. 

December 2014, a video appeared on your YouTube channel titled 'a running project... yes it's running', featuring a bit of tin-foil pie plate fixed around the grill aperture.  You proudly filmed the pink wreck in a parking lot.  I proudly took a still screen shot of the grill surround, which clearly demonstrates your 'fabrication skills'.

You no longer have your videos 'public', so I took the initiative and have them hosted 'in perpetuity' for all to enjoy.  Simply shocking.


Should anyone wish to see Tony's wreck, here's a link to my personal collection of Tony's videos, since Tony is too ashamed to continue hosting them himself - no, that might expose him as a disfunctional hack and not the expert he purports to be.  Mind you, these videos are for your entertainment only and should in no way be interpreted as instructional material. 

YouTube Link to my library:  Tony's Videos of the Pink Wreck 

The peasants are revolting...          

"Gone with the Wind" - a brief yet moving vignette concerning lactose intolerance

 Posted: Mar 22, 2016 08:05PM
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Today I removed the front grill to expose internal parts, looks more sporty.

 

 Posted: Mar 22, 2016 06:04PM
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Epoxy coat is on!  Next is primer and paint color!

'73 Innocenti Mini (non-export)

Morristown, NJ

 Posted: Mar 21, 2016 01:30AM
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The current one lost it's sleeve and the ends are frayed.  It was $17.

 Posted: Mar 19, 2016 05:52PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SuzukiTodd
I bought a new choke cable.  Hopefully I can install it successfully tomorrow.
sir suzuki, I'm just curious, what happened to your old choke cable??? in my own opinion, choke cable can last a lifetime, it doesn't take constant,heavy pressure unlike the throttle cable. and it's the least,least,least important cable in the mini. mine is 39years old choke cable and it's holding up really good. the outer plastic skin got peeled off tho, because it has been touching the exhaust manifold, but other than that it works as it supposed to., looks ugly but works great.

 

 Posted: Mar 19, 2016 05:46PM
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I bought a new choke cable.  Hopefully I can install it successfully tomorrow.

 Posted: Mar 19, 2016 02:59PM
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How about "the Self Preservation Society" as a theme song? BTW....impressed with the oevrhead shoits....rich buddy in a chopper or a drone???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbeXL6AXmi0

If it's not Scottish....it's crap! (Cry of the Mini Tartan Owners' Clan)

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