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Maintenance and Modifications / Re: 73 Mini Cooper
« Last post by MiniDave on August 20, 2017, 03:31:10 PM »
Perfect, I'll mail the check in the AM....thanks Michael!

Today I finished his tow bar, all the brackets and chains cut to size so I can get mine back (he'd been using mine while waiting for the tow part to come in from Harbor Freight)

I also installed the new electronic distributor, but I can't start it and set the timing till I get the oil hose fixed. Likewise I can't finish the dash install till I get the nozzles from Michael and install the oil pressure pipe and gauge, then the tacho and run the wires for it.

Wednesday the glass guy is coming to replace the windshield and front and rear rubbers and chrome finishing strips, the owner is hoping to take the car home Wed night, but we'll see if I get all the little bits and bobs done by then, he'll certainly have it for the weekend and the nice weather still to come in Sept and October.

I have to work Monday and Tuesday so if I can get the hose I need before then I might get it all done by the evening.
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Maintenance and Modifications / Re: 73 Mini Cooper
« Last post by MPlayle on August 20, 2017, 01:55:11 PM »
Package with the defrost vents is on its way - estimated delivery for Wednesday.

Edit:
USPS tracking number 950551462782232199786

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Events and Mini Clubs / Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Last post by gr8kornholio on August 20, 2017, 11:00:17 AM »
I'm hoping it will be fixed by then, but yea driving it with the brakes and noise that far I'm not sure about.  The flat tow is in the future for sure.  We also have a concert to go to that Sat. night.

I'll definitely add it to the list of to do's for next year.  Almost have all the mechanical parts collected for the car. 
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Events and Mini Clubs / Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Last post by MiniDave on August 19, 2017, 10:10:45 PM »
Need to build a tow bar so you can flat tow it.......
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Events and Mini Clubs / Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Last post by BruceK on August 19, 2017, 09:07:09 PM »
Mark, do you think you might go to this?

If I did, it wouldn't be in or with the mini.

You don't think your wheel issue will be resolved by then?   Or just not interested in taking the Mini that far?
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Maintenance and Modifications / Re: 73 Mini Cooper
« Last post by MiniDave on August 19, 2017, 05:16:15 PM »
Installed new rotors and EBC green stuff pads, although the old ones looked almost new and I saw no wear on the rotors at all - but, his call.

One thing I've found on these AP calipers, when you use the stainless brake hoses, the fittings screw further into the caliper than the stock hoses, then the inner piston won't retract quite fully. If you go ahead and stuff a new pad in there you could create enough drag to heat and warp the rotor - I wonder if that's what was going on here?

My solution is to use my belt sander to take a little off the inner pad till it slides into place easily and doesn't drag.

I tried to install the oil pressure gauge pipe but it broke in two...this gauge uses a weird fitting I've not seen before so I'll go to the hydraulic store and see if they have some hose small enough that I can just clamp it onto the broken piece and reuse the fitting it had.... sure don't want to dump oil all over the interior.

We've decided (well - I've decided) not to pull the cylinder head, I checked the valve clearances and they're fine, it has an 11 stud head and high performance rockers, I can't believe someone took this much trouble to build this engine and didn't do the hardened seats.....plus I doubt he'll do 500 miles a year in this car and very little of it will be near redline or on the highway. Bottom line, I think he's fine.
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Maintenance and Modifications / Re: 73 Mini Cooper
« Last post by MiniDave on August 19, 2017, 12:48:29 PM »
Had a heck of a time fixing the tach wiring - getting the little connector out of the housing was the tough part, then I had to retrace which wire did what and label them.....now it's ready to go back in the car, but first I have to make up a new oil pressure gauge pipe.
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Maintenance and Modifications / Re: 73 Mini Cooper
« Last post by MiniDave on August 19, 2017, 09:19:17 AM »
OK, thanks.
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Maintenance and Modifications / Re: 73 Mini Cooper
« Last post by MPlayle on August 19, 2017, 07:44:35 AM »
I don't have a Paypal account.  Check is fine - like with the gas cap.

I still have your address over in the PM section.  I'll get a box today and get them into the mail by Monday.

Address for me changed:

Michael Playle
5903 Babcock Rd, Apt 1505
San Antonio, Tx 78240

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Maintenance and Modifications / Re: 73 Mini Cooper
« Last post by MiniDave on August 18, 2017, 10:19:01 PM »
Yes, I'll take them, can I send the money via Paypal?
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