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Parts for sale/wanted / Re: Hand brake release button
« Last post by Willie_B on September 17, 2020, 08:25:16 PM »
That is very cool!  I wonder if One of the Mini parts suppliers would be interested to buy up your production run?

Not in the business of making these. Just a fun yucky day project to help anybody that could use one. There are still some new ones out there but they are more expensive when you can find them.
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Parts for sale/wanted / Re: Hand brake release button
« Last post by Willie_B on September 17, 2020, 08:23:18 PM »
The one you made for me worked perfectly!

What did you use, delrin?

Yes, they are made of Delrin. Easy stuff to work with.
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Parts for sale/wanted / Re: Hand brake release button
« Last post by BruceK on September 17, 2020, 05:07:54 PM »
That is very cool!  I wonder if One of the Mini parts suppliers would be interested to buy up your production run?
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Parts for sale/wanted / Re: Hand brake release button
« Last post by Jimini II on September 17, 2020, 04:40:41 PM »
Nice work Brad.
I am sure there are a lot of MK I owners that need these.
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Maintenance and Modifications / Re: Twin HS2 Carb needles
« Last post by Hercplt on September 17, 2020, 04:36:29 PM »
So... the saga continues.

I replaced the head gasket, with a decent copper one that I had. Torqued it down... ran it, torqued again.... ran the piss out of it around town, checked torque.. its good.

Runs the same... lack of power overall and in 4th running up slight inclines, and still regular misfire under load.

Compression check today;

1.  105
2.  90
3.  95
4. 103

Doesn't blow any oil (blue smoke) ever...

Ideas?

Question... Is there a chance that the initial timing of the cam / crank / timing chain wasn't quite right in the beginning??  Could that be an issue?  Thinking maybe if its off, perhaps not all the valves are fully closed on compression stroke...
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Parts for sale/wanted / Re: Hand brake release button
« Last post by MiniDave on September 17, 2020, 01:56:25 PM »
The one you made for me worked perfectly!

What did you use, delrin?
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Parts for sale/wanted / Hand brake release button
« Last post by Willie_B on September 17, 2020, 01:44:14 PM »
Rainy day so I decided to spend some time with the lathe making something. So I have 5 of the white button on the end of the hand brake handle for sale now. Will fit the early cars that have two cables to the handle, 1959-1975. The old one should just unscrew (you know how that goes on our cars).

I was wondering about making one out of wood just to try something different. Have to look to see what I have available to try.

$15 shipped in the USA.
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Cars for sale/wanted / Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Last post by Jimini II on September 17, 2020, 11:28:28 AM »
Malcolm,

I did just get the Burton this year (bought it in December, but it did not ship until April and arrived in May).  With the economy the way it is and the oil & gas industry continuing to slump, I am having to give up the extra toys to protect finances.

I am keeping the red Saloon you helped me with last November.

Smart move on protecting your finances.
Keeping the Mini too as I don't see their prices going down anytime soon.
Looking at Mini prices lately and remembering all the ones I have sold over the years I am guessing it would take around $3k to $5k more to buy any one of them back.
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Restorations / Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Last post by gr8kornholio on September 17, 2020, 07:56:47 AM »
Of course Iím finding out functional doesnít always mean right.  Looking through my books and discover the door handle spring is the first thing in the stack unlike it was when I took it apart and currently have it.  Sure Iím going to have a lot of this.
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Parts for sale/wanted / Re: 10" cosmics
« Last post by 94touring on September 16, 2020, 08:19:21 PM »
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