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 Posted: May 8, 2020 06:12AM
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The block flange is tapped so the nuts are redundant and some of the bolts look way too long. Are they 1/4"?

 Posted: May 7, 2020 04:18PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kermy
Gearbox to block is 1/4" bolts. A popular upgrade is to drill and tap for 5/16" cap screws. 
I did find the bolts for the clutch cover to flywheel housing.
I expected the gearbox to block to more complicated based upon this kit I located on MS - MSSK060.

Roger Williams
1966 Austin Cooper S
LHD, WET, Personal Export
 Posted: May 7, 2020 01:16PM
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Gearbox to block is 1/4" bolts. A popular upgrade is to drill and tap for 5/16" cap screws. 

 Posted: May 7, 2020 04:48AM
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Attempting to “test” assemble my 66S engine to see what parts I may be missing.
trying to understand the proper placement of screws, bolts and lock tabs required for the following :
  -  gearbox to block
  -  flywheel housing to block
  -  clutch cover to flywheel housing

Most diagrams do not show quite enough detail to make this easy!

Roger Williams
1966 Austin Cooper S
LHD, WET, Personal Export
 Posted: May 6, 2020 09:13AM
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Drove to the golf course via the new 'roundabout' just finished in my neighborhood.

 Posted: May 5, 2020 04:54PM
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Drove it.  Missed seeing a pothole underneath an overpass and slammed into it.  I think I might have broken something....
Edit; Hit hard enough to flex the fan into the radiator, making scary sounds.  A check of suspension parts, tires, wheels was fine.  Got lucky.
Edit;  Upon further review, found the right motor mount broken.  No longer so lucky.

 Posted: May 5, 2020 04:42PM
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Got this idea from an old mini magazine. Added a boot board to my mini. They make boot board brackets for 165 size tires. Then used an old suitcase to carry my jack & tools and whatever. Looks much better now.

"How can anything bigger be mini?"

 Posted: May 5, 2020 01:47PM
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I added a roof rack to my S-ified Woody Traveller. I've always wanted a Pedro Sainz roof rack but couldn't find one. I stumbled on the one shown made by Eversure Accessories Ltd., Old Hill, Staffordshire with a more than appropriate 50s Art Nouveaux look. I bead blasted it and had it re-finished in grey powder coat. I added ash slats to match the body wood. I recently used it to carry home a 3x8 lattice from the lumber store.

 Posted: May 5, 2020 05:11AM
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Removed both bumpers, treated rust and back-painted with rust encapsulator and hammerite, then replaced all the bumper bolts with nice new heavy chromed bolts and nylocs. Now waiting for a couple parts to re-hose my remote master cylinder reservoirs. 

 Posted: May 4, 2020 07:24PM
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Nothing special this week.  Preparing the Mini for an oil change.

What's your favorite oil for the classic Mini and why?

 Posted: Apr 29, 2016 04:19PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan Moffet
Quote:
Originally Posted by kolsen
Here it is:www.autos.com/auto-repair-how-to-remove-car-dents-with-dry-ice
There's something wrong with that web address - I get a 404 message.
Me too.

I tried to search the "auto.com" site but couldn't find a reference to dry ice

???

Cheers, Ian

 Posted: Apr 29, 2016 07:18AM
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Got my axle re-installed, this time with the circlip.  Replaced front/rear brakes pads/shoes.  Then blew the exhaust gasket on the way to the British swap meet in Portland.  icked up a new/better one at Jet Motors on the way home.  It goes in today.

 Posted: Apr 25, 2016 02:07PM
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Put the summer wheels & summer brakes on it, lowered it a tad, washed the windows.  Took it for a quick jaunt, returned to the garage just as it started snowing.  

I'm pulling the LR hub tomorrow; it doesn't feel right.  Think I'll change my brake fluid also, if my new tubing fits the EZ-bleed (the bottle has a cracked hose).

The peasants are revolting...          

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

 Posted: Apr 25, 2016 08:30AM
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Headed out yesterday to the first British car event of the year in Victoria.. about 6 or 7 Minis from the club I took my GTM. There were a ton of other British cars to enjoy the day, rain held off until almost the end of the event. A great Swap and Shop event, plus showcasing British car clubs and local cars..  Was great to get the GTM out for a drive! 


Mini Mike.  .....
Driving the Mini 30 VTEC  Mini Van under construction... mikesmith.vic (at) gmail 

 

 Posted: Apr 25, 2016 04:35AM
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Yesterday packed the wife, 2 Westies and me, plus a picnic lunch, into our Mini....and went for a drive to enjoy lunch on the beach with a bunch of antique and classic car owners. Saw a 600 year old cedar tree in the park there...almost as old as some of the car owners...but it complained a lot less.

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

 Posted: Apr 24, 2016 03:11PM
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Put in new front and rear windshield /window gaskets.  Started in the Fall but then the garage got too cold.  The MiniMania video for this was great.  


 Posted: Apr 24, 2016 11:37AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kolsen
Here it is:www.autos.com/auto-repair-how-to-remove-car-dents-with-dry-ice
There's something wrong with that web address - I get a 404 message.

.

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

 Posted: Apr 24, 2016 06:22AM
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Here it is:www.autos.com/auto-repair-how-to-remove-car-dents-with-dry-ice

 Posted: Apr 22, 2016 09:07PM
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"...Have you ever heard of using Dry Ice? "

But the 64 $$ question... does it work??  If so, how do you do it?

Very interested..

Cheers, Ian

 Posted: Apr 22, 2016 07:33AM
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Have you ever heard of using Dry Ice?  I have a small dent in the door and wanted to try it.

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