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Mike D

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  1. 1971 VW Beetle 1300 1984 Mk2 Ford Fiesta 950 pop 1985 Austin Mini 1000 1989 MK2 VW Golf 1.6 Driver 1996 MK3 Astra 1.8 Sport Estate 1991 Rover Mini Studio 2 1982 VW Golf mk1 1.1C 1990 Rover Mini Racing Green 1980 Vauxhall Cavalier Sports Hatch 1.6 1988 VW T25 van 1971 VW Beetle Wizard Roadster 1990 Audi 80 Sport 1997 Mazda 323 ZXI V6 1994 Rover mini Sprite 1275 1987 Mitsubishi Lancer 1.5 Auto 1990 Mitsubishi colt 1300 1991 Mitsubishi Colt 1.8 GTi 16v 1977 Mitsubishi Celeste 2.0GT 1978 Mitsubishi Celeste 1.6 ST 1973 Datsun 1200 estate 1972 Datsun 1200 estate 1975 Mazda 929 Coupe 1985 Mazda RX7 1993 Toyota Hilux Surf 1984 Mitsubishi Tredia 1.4 1967 VW Beetle 1985 VW mexi- Beetle 1200 1991 Nissan Micra 1.2 1990 Nissan Pao 1993 Mazda MX6 1997 Mazda MX5 1.8 1983 Peugeot 205 1.1 1989 Peugeot 205 XS 1991 Mitsubishi L200 1993 Mazda 323 1.3 1999 Ford Focus MK1 2.0 Ghia 2001 Ford Focus zetec estate 1.6 1995 Ford Mondeo 1.8lx hatch 2000 Ford Mondeo 2.0 zetec 1989 Eagle SS 1996 Nissan Micra Vibe 1.0 1999 Nissan Micra 1.0 1984 Ford Capri 1.6LS 1994 BMW 840ci 1985 Porsche 928 S2 2000 Honda Civic 1.8 VTI estate 2000 Peugeot 406 td estate 2003 BMW 330ci Clubsport 2001 BMW 318 estate 1999 VW mexi Beetle 1.6 1971 Austin mini 1000 1999 VW Caravelle 2005 VW Touran 2005 Vauxhall Astra 1.8 estate 2000 Vauxhall Astra Coupe 1.8 2009 VW Caddy 1.9tdi 1999 Subaru legacy estate 1998 Renault Megane 1.6 1987 Renault 5 1.1 (GT Turbo a like) 1977 Mazda B1800 1983 Ford Sierra XR4i 1972 VW Fastback 1989 Suzuki SJ / Jago Geep 1997 Mercedes E320 1985 Mercedes 200 2000 Alfa Romeo 166 3.0 V6 1988 Honda Vision 2011 Harley Davidson 48 2005 MZ Baghira Supermoto 2002 Honda XVS125 1990 Yamaha DT125R 1988 Yamaha FZR400 1972 VW beetle chop top 1995 Vauxhall Astra 1.7tds estate 2002 Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 1986 Opel Manta 1.8 Hatch 1986 Opel Manta 1.8 coupe 1977 VW MK1 Golf GTI 1991 Honda civic 1.4 saloon 1993 vauxhall astra 1.4 saloon 1974 Honda C90 2021 Honda C125 1973 VW Beetle 1300 1991 VW Golf mk2 Driver 20valve turbo I think that's it, some is in order, some isn't
  2. My old Jago / Suzuki on the now sadly scrapped RAF Stenigot dishes
  3. Have a good trip back! Enjoy all the beaver from the beaver brown beauty 😁
  4. Some top work going on there! Who are you using if you don't mind me asking? My T4 is getting to wanting some weldy love....
  5. Mike D

    Fun in the bath.

    Sounds totally fucking fucked mate, big time.
  6. Mike D

    Fun in the bath.

    Can't you just send the carb you've got to a local engineering company and get them to re-bush it? Even if they have to make another spindle, it's bread and butter work for them, surely it's not insurmountable?
  7. Trusty camper is still plodding on, mileage has slowed a bit recently as i've been using the golf for work. Had to change the clocks for the newer style as the old ones failed but managed to get them mileage matched 😁 Score as of yesterday:
  8. This is my daily at present, 30 odd miles of backroads a day
  9. Very sorry to hear this, condolences to you and the rest of Giles' family
  10. They are! Ronal R10 Turbo BPS's
  11. My hunt for a Mk2 Golf ended on Monday To say i'm happy with it is an understatement, it's in fantastic condition, I know the suspension and wheels won't appeal to a lot on here, but I think it suits them. It seems to be great on fuel, and I've not stopped grinning every time I drive it - it's an absolute weapon with the 1.8 20v Turbo conversion. Power steering model too so it's actually nice to drive around town. Verdict - Well chuffed
  12. There's a high mileage thread kicking around somewhere Regardless, my daily T4 Camper just passed 386K at the start of this week
  13. Nice to see you back SL I'm sure that Picnic also had Celica GT4 running gear? or did they do another one?
  14. As said above, theminiforum is very good, plenty of knowledgeable helpful folk on there. Yep, they rust. Lots. My '94 i'm doing at the moment was a very nice example, once one bleb appears though, there's others lurking. I had to do LOADS of metalwork to it and it looked a cracker. I'm still finding bits now - I thought i'd whip the front shock top mounts off to clean and paint them - there was nothing left behind! Check the seams around the bulkhead and inner wing brace panels for any signs of grot. They used to be cheap - now they are not. Parts are readily available, most repro stuff needs a lot of work, genuine is mega pricey. Β£478 for the rear subframe. Genuine inner wing i've just bought to chop up to repair mine was Β£180 Minispares are probably the best supplier - they seem to put a lot of effort into reproducing stuff so it's decent quality. I reckon with modern underseals and rust preventers, and a bit of care it should be possible to slow the inevitable creep of rust - i'm building mine as a daily so im hoping, anyway
  15. I missed this before - what an absolute honey 😎
  16. I'm pretty happy with my car history, although sometimes when I remember the colossal amount of money I've squandered on old rammel it makes me wince a bit πŸ˜† A few of the memorable ones: BMW 840ci - always wanted one, it looked ace but was totally unremarkable to drive and it constantly went wrong Porsche 928 S2 - 600 quid off a bloke at work - needed a new rad and a gearbox flush - it was a right weapon - it really did feel special. Mitsubishi Tredia - an autoshite holy grail Datsun B110 1200 estate - a proper cool little estate Numerous minis - loved them all Capri 1.6LS - minty mint, put a warm 2.0 in it, nice wheels etc, i loved the look but they drive like an old sack barrow - see below for: Sierra XR4i - proper minty 3 door, it was lovely, I'd wanted one since I was 12. Absolute disappointment to drive - sounded nice but what a wallowy underpowered, underbraked piece of shit. My old dears 1.6 colt was faster and far better to drive. Old fords look cool but i'm not a fan of how they drive. I'd still love a mk2 escort 2 door though Camaro Z28 Iroc Z - mullet-tastic lovely sounding t top wheezer. I've broken loads of stuff up and sold stuff off cheap that would be worth a fortune now - ah well!
  17. This is coming together really nicely, top marks!
  18. Alright Gang, I'm after a new carb for this never ending mini rebuild, ive found one on ebay but its in Luton and the buyer wamts cash on collection.. is there anyone local to there i could transfer the money to, then could lob it in the post to me? Cheers! Have a pic of some grot πŸ˜‚ Mike
  19. The ongoing mini fettling continues, the inner cavities and all the upper surfaces of the subframe have been drenched in Dynax S50 and UB, i made the rear end of the front to back brake pipe up as it runs behind the subframe, and it's now bolted back in place πŸ˜€ theres a bit more stuff to reconnect and the bottom of the subframe to coat before it drops back on its wheels so I can turn it round and undergo the same wallet draining from the front end when I yank the mill out πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ€£
  20. Heater is fitted back in the car, sans mouse detritis, and ive got the rear subframe piped and cabled up ready for a good bukakking in Bilt Hambers finest πŸ˜ƒ
  21. Mini heater all rebuilt with a new matrix, should be a bit better than receiving a load of mouse droppings to the face the first time the blower is switched on 🀣
  22. Bit more mini fettling today, the brake pipe kit i bought is shite, theyre all about 2" too long... πŸ™ƒ so I thought id tackle the heater. I wasn't going to bother with it, but back when I first bought it in 2006 it had a slight leak on the matrix. Radweld fixed it back then, but with all this effort on it I thought i'd pull it out and change the matrix. Mouse fresh 🀒🐁 ps, dont tell the mrs....
  23. Managed to get a few hours mini ing this aft, got the drivers door window and regulator fitted, and got a bit of headway made on building the subframe up. I'd have got the handbrake cables fitted but i thought id bought some new quadrants for the radius arms, seems i bought everything but! πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ Ill blast the old ones up tomoz and see if they will go again
  24. Managed to get an hour on the mini, rear end has now had a thorough coating in dynax UB, just need to ebuild the new subframe and pop it in now 😁
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