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Restorations / Re: Just ordered a Moke shell
« Last post by Willie_B on July 16, 2018, 12:52:19 PM »
Still waiting on the shell. Last time I asked 3 weeks back they said just finished and waiting to do the primer and seam sealer. Same thing they said 3 months back.

I did get the cart almost done. Just need the plywood top and old carpet on that. Probably overkill but I know I will need to roll it across and down the yard to the basement.

Getting the same almost done put off on the transmission. Good Grief.....
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Restorations / Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Last post by joakwin on July 14, 2018, 01:00:47 PM »
mini wheels 2 by joa kwin, on Flickr

mini wheels 3 by joa kwin, on Flickr

mini wheels by joa kwin, on Flickr

new tires are mounted on the new rims now
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Restorations / Re: CRX90B Rally Replica Project
« Last post by Armycook on July 12, 2018, 07:09:00 PM »
Hi Chris,

She has a clue about who Paddy Hopkirk but thinks itís blah lol

Iím already happy enough that she goes with to mini meet west every year. Next year she might not go to Colorado with me so I think I will drive the car there. But not sure yet.

John,

Email me at santarinala@gmail.com

I can make you one if you wasnít and just paint it to whatever color you want.
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Well yes!
The factory plunger and factory (used) spring provides 50psi cold (or as cold can be expected at this time of year!) and 35 psi when super hot (as can be expected at this time of year) at 950 rpm. Remember though that although Iím running the ďhigh capacityĒ turbo pump, Iím feeding the 16v head (that needs more volume flow than the rocker shaft of the 5-port), the turbo, and the piston cooling jets - all of which consume valuable oil flow at the low RPMs.
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Restorations / Re: 1960 Austin 850 Project
« Last post by tsumini on July 12, 2018, 01:51:09 PM »
The balloon is a pretty inventive way to test the tank's integrity   77.gif

I take it you mean the old lot is now burnt toast? Sad if he lost his place there too.....

To test the fuel gauge, first see if you have voltage at the sender, if you do ground the tank sensor wire, the gauge should go full scale, if it doesn't then test the gauge by grounding the sensor wire at the gauge, if it doesn't move, bad gauge.

If you don't have voltage at the sender, you need to go back to the gauge and see if you have voltage there.....proceed accordingly.
The balloon idea came when i tried to figger out how to pressurize it without taking it off.
Didn't take the time to troubleshoot the gage. Sener seemd to have the proper resistance (see page three of this thread) so guessed that gage was the problem. I'll check gage using your check.
Yeah burnt toast, the lot was heavy pine timber, prime fuel. Saw a video of a section about 1/4 mile below and it was complete burn up. Hoping the house/barn owner had was not burned.
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Restorations / Re: 1960 Austin 850 Project
« Last post by tsumini on July 12, 2018, 01:31:16 PM »
Loom installation.
I connected loom enough to get engine running. Made a makeshift seat so I wouldn't have to sit on the crossmember and proctology bracket. Seat is just a 3/4 thick board 13 inches wide with a 4x4 screwed in the back and a 1x2 cleat in front of the crossmember. Works great.

Autosparks loom is excellent. I is excellent quality and very accurate. With one exception(loom has spade connector for the wiper motor;it needs an eyelet connector) I have yet to find a mistake in either the location of connectors, color code or connector type. It even had the wider generator spade connector so i didn't have to guess which post went where. I find it almost fool proof.

I did find out that spade connector needs the outside foreskin pulled back before pushing connector on. If not pulled back the insulaion may keep connector from fully contacting.

Getting some parts shipment shortly so continue lights install and loom.
 
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Restorations / Re: 1960 Austin 850 Project
« Last post by MiniDave on July 12, 2018, 01:02:55 PM »
The balloon is a pretty inventive way to test the tank's integrity   77.gif

I take it you mean the old lot is now burnt toast? Sad if he lost his place there too.....

To test the fuel gauge, first see if you have voltage at the sender, if you do ground the tank sensor wire, the gauge should go full scale, if it doesn't then test the gauge by grounding the sensor wire at the gauge, if it doesn't move, bad gauge.

If you don't have voltage at the sender, you need to go back to the gauge and see if you have voltage there.....proceed accordingly.
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Restorations / Re: 1960 Austin 850 Project
« Last post by tsumini on July 12, 2018, 12:49:45 PM »
Little more update. Checked brake fluid leaking from top of bean can. Staticaly it did not leak. Attached a baloon to the cap opening for low pressure. 24 hours balloon stayed inflated so no pinholes. I think the MC was overfilled so that the cap displaced enough fluid to push it past cap threads. Anyway no more leaks so far. Keeping the level below the neck.

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Restorations / Re: CRX90B Rally Replica Project
« Last post by velopackrat on July 12, 2018, 12:32:37 PM »
Hey Dennis,

I wonder if your wife ever thought her husband would become famous for hot-rodding a small, old British car?  Great pics, stories and a phenomenal Mini.  Not many of us will ever have the opportunity to be low-balled by Mike from Wheeler Dealer:)

Keep 'em coming,

Chris
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Restorations / Re: 1960 Austin 850 Project
« Last post by tsumini on July 12, 2018, 12:26:18 PM »
Catching up. Old lot is toast.
Replaced thermostat gasket. Fixed leak.
Replaced Fuel Pump seals with Viton seals. No more leaks.
Waitng (today?) forFP mount bracket. Secured fuel tank. Checked sender, appears the gage may bew bad. Was working last time I checked. I'll try the one from the Morris.
Coil is leaking oil onto the starter. It gets pretty hot. May need to install the resistor.

Got motor running again but found fuel seeping from the bowl outlet to jet assembly. Seal sold as AUD2194 was hard and brittle. Looked at MM $2.95 for seal $5.00 for Handing and $16.19 for shipping for total $24.xx. Apparently the smaller the part the more it costs to ship? Orderd from Minispares $1.00 for seal $5.00 postage.
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