Author Topic: 1966 AUSTIN  (Read 2121 times)

Offline Gutcheck

1966 AUSTIN
« on: November 21, 2016, 03:45:32 PM »
Well it has begun, deconstruct the little cuss. Great advice from Minidave regarding this site. Had a good laugh, the plastic around speedo was broken, like everything else but it showed 27 miles.

Offline 94touring

Re: 1966 AUSTIN
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2016, 03:47:18 PM »
Welcome to the madness.  Hope to see some pictures soon.

Offline Gutcheck

Re: 1966 AUSTIN
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2016, 04:24:30 PM »
Thank you very much for the welcome. I'll post pictures as I go, may be slow don't have as much time as I would like. But it is fun.

Offline MiniDave

Re: 1966 AUSTIN
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2016, 04:58:48 PM »
Hey Gutcheck, glad to see you joined the forum! Like I said Dan's (94 Touring) the man when it comes to putting the sheet metal together.

Gutcheck is looking at replacing the floors and boot floor, as well as toe board.....you know there's more coming!
« Last Edit: November 21, 2016, 09:30:01 PM by MiniDave »
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline jeff10049

Re: 1966 AUSTIN
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2016, 08:58:35 PM »
Welcome,
Great project can't wait to see it.

Offline MiniDave

Re: 1966 AUSTIN
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2016, 09:39:22 PM »
Here's a teaser he sent me.....

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Online BruceK

Re: 1966 AUSTIN
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2016, 10:24:55 PM »
Welcome! 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline 94touring

Re: 1966 AUSTIN
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2016, 06:05:27 AM »
Should send it down for a wet blasting!

Offline Gutcheck

Re: 1966 AUSTIN
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2016, 10:36:48 AM »
Here is the boot floor. You can see that it is pushed up in front of seat back. My son took a mallet to it and it took shape but caused a few small splits. Guess it is beyond POR, any thoughts.

Offline 94touring

Re: 1966 AUSTIN
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2016, 11:05:41 AM »
Hard to see splits in the photo.  Possibly just needs welded along any stress fractures.

Offline Gutcheck

Re: 1966 AUSTIN
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2016, 10:50:33 AM »
This car has a Smith blower in engine bay. Seems unusual wondering if anyone is familiar with this./Users/brantneer/Desktop/20161010_183530 copy.jpg

Offline Gutcheck

Re: 1966 AUSTIN
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2016, 10:54:08 AM »
Well that didn't go well. Try again.

Offline MiniDave

Re: 1966 AUSTIN
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2016, 11:00:06 AM »
Fresh air/ aux heater fan......

We have another member here who was going to simply refresh his Mini - see how far down the rabbit hole he fell!   :D

http://restorationmini.com/forum/index.php?topic=813.0

Of course, the end result will be worth it, his car is turning out beautifully!
« Last Edit: November 23, 2016, 11:03:37 AM by MiniDave »
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT