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Maintenance and Modifications / Re: Coolant Loss?
« Last post by Lone Star Mini on October 21, 2017, 10:45:28 PM »
thanks gents..  hopefully I can check this out tomorrow.. 
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Maintenance and Modifications / Re: Coolant Loss?
« Last post by MiniDave on October 21, 2017, 08:07:01 PM »
Newer engines don't have this hose, just FYI....so if you're doesn't don't worry about it. But do change it if it has one.
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Maintenance and Modifications / Re: Coolant Loss?
« Last post by BruceK on October 21, 2017, 08:02:31 PM »
Itís a short little hose about 3 inches long that runs down from the cylinder head to the water pump.   It is a big pain to change with the cylinder head and water pump already mounted to the block.  Itís usually a good idea to install a new bypass hose when reinstalling the head.
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Maintenance and Modifications / Re: Coolant Loss?
« Last post by Lone Star Mini on October 21, 2017, 07:32:19 PM »
thanks all,  I've been slightly side tracked with working my other vehicle.  I will check the lower hose clamp for sure.  Where is the 'bypass' hose?    Then too, in order to test, do I simply turn on the engine and let it run a while to build pressure?
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Maintenance and Modifications / Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Last post by MPlayle on October 21, 2017, 07:17:53 PM »
A little more progress (no pictures):

Yesterday, I got the front subframe scraped down of grime and ready to degrease and pressure wash, scraped the grime off the steering rack and got the old tie-rod ends off for replacing, got the upper arms scraped as well.

Today, I got the pedal box and gauge pod cleaned off (sanding wheel on a die-grinder works wonders removing the old paint) and sprayed with a coat of primer.

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Maintenance and Modifications / Re: help me choose a new radiator
« Last post by MiniDave on October 21, 2017, 11:28:11 AM »
yeah, the 52 mm work well....
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Maintenance and Modifications / Re: help me choose a new radiator
« Last post by 94touring on October 21, 2017, 10:21:45 AM »
Yeah those ebay rads are hard to beat.  I've probably installed half a dozen or more. Just make sure of the thickness.  Some are 45mm and other's 50 or 52. I think I have a 52, lots of capacity!
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Maintenance and Modifications / Re: help me choose a new radiator
« Last post by MiniDave on October 21, 2017, 09:39:15 AM »
I like these radiators......not necessarily this exact one, although this one is good cause it has the petcock drain with it....and look at the price!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Aluminum-Radiator-For-67-91-AUSTIN-ROVER-MINI-COOPER-MORRIS-ALL-MODELS-MANUAL-/332251904678?hash=item4d5bc1baa6:g:A94AAOSwd4tUD-nk&vxp=mtr



This one is made slightly differently but still has a drain plug.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/50-mm-2-rows-Aluminum-Radiator-for-AUSTIN-ROVER-MINI-1275-GT-1959-1997-Manual-/121631809037?hash=item1c51d21e0d:g:8EkAAOSwPgxVOh1T&vxp=mtr



That's the rad I've put in several cars and even on long highway runs on extremely hot days it does not run hot -stays dead in the middle of the gauge. For the money I think these are a great deal.
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Maintenance and Modifications / Re: help me choose a new radiator
« Last post by MiniDave on October 21, 2017, 09:36:02 AM »
Would this work?

Otherwise, it's fairly easy to drill and tap the head for the sensor, it's usually a pipe thread, and you can buy pipe taps at any hardware store....just get the right one. If you use this housing you need the temp sensor that fits it - a 10 mm thread rather than pipe thread.

http://www.minispares.com/product/Classic/Engine/Cylinder_heads/Head_components/PEQ10010.aspx?100402&ReturnUrl=/search/classic/thermostat housing.aspx|Back to search

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Maintenance and Modifications / Re: help me choose a new radiator
« Last post by MPlayle on October 21, 2017, 08:47:37 AM »
Is there a plug in the hole for the standard location in the head is is it not drilled?

The replacement 998 head I recently got has a plug that can be removed in order to install the temperature sensor.

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