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#1441 OFFLINE   BorniteIdentity

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:57 AM

You were quite hard on the accelerator on a cold and a not recently run engine though! :?

 

You wouldn't enjoy the road test video then.


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 12:06 PM

A question if I may.

I need to replace the two flasher units under the bonnet. They’re both rusty AF, one has a broken pin and atm I’ve got no hazards or indicators.

OEM Lucas flashers are £5.

However, nobody seems to list the base for one of these. Seeing as they’re rusted to fuck, and one has a pin stuck in it, I was hoping to replace these too - rather than just buy the flashers, discover I’ve still no lights and then have further delay.

Any tips? It’s a 1984 Mini so 2 pin flashers.

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#1443 OFFLINE   Ben_O

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 12:35 PM

Is it the type that plugs onto a black plastic connector that slides over a screw head on the bulkhead?



#1444 OFFLINE   Rusty_Rocket

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 02:59 PM

If they're really bad, I usually cut the old plug off and crimp female spade connectors onto the wires.  Then the flasher unit plugs straight in.  Not for the concourse restoration but otherwise fine (and it's all hidden behind the manky sound deadening foam anyway!)


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#1445 OFFLINE   alf892

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 08:18 PM

Yeah the A-series in my 1100 started absolutely sweetly on the first turn of the key. Way better than the B-series my MGB which takes a fair bit of cranking and a dance with the throttle + choke - something that many b-series seem to require.

You were quite hard on the accelerator on a cold and a not recently run engine though! :?

 

Good point ! but Mr B had had spent quite some time spinning it over on the starter by the time it ran...…..and the oil is surprisingly clean. In fact it does look like it was well looked after (mechanically anyway)before being laid up. Everywhere is well greased and even the handbrake quadrant are free.

 

In fact all work required is due to being stood really......and rust of course!

 

Its a nice car...……….


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Posted Yesterday, 06:28 AM

Guess it does show that being really unlikely doesn't necessarily mean impossible.

I don't know why, but I still keep a tiny hope alive that my first proper car, a very early Snapdragon Yellow MiniMetro HLE, NSA240W will suddenly reappear somewhere. Sold it in 2004-ish and it promptly disappeared without trace - have always assumed for scrap despite being a clean example. Still kick myself for selling it, and know I'll never manage to get another as prices have gone mental now.

If I found it though...yeah, I'd struggle to justify not buying it!

She was one that really liked to run on - had to stall it on quite a few warm afternoons after a long run.

I've still never even driven an original Mini though somehow!
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#1447 OFFLINE   Nyphur

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Posted Yesterday, 03:19 PM

Only just fully caught up with all this, but got the gist after seeing the BBC article. 

Excellent story thus far, keep up the good work.


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