Author Topic: My 65 Australian MKI  (Read 61676 times)

Offline BruceK

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #400 on: August 24, 2020, 09:13:39 PM »
Joys of the mini.  You see both sides of almost every panel.


Capt. Slow says all the cool cars have visible body-colored panels on the inside.  I agree.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline 94touring

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #401 on: August 29, 2020, 01:27:01 PM »
Aside from Mark coming and putting a few things on, my end is all done.

Offline MiniDave

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #402 on: August 29, 2020, 01:36:07 PM »
Can't wait to see it on it's wheels!
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #403 on: August 31, 2020, 07:45:13 PM »
MED goodies arrived today.  Timeframe wasnít bad, but royally pissed at FedEx.  Box was beat and even worse soaking wet on the inside.  Luckily itís all rubber or aluminum and nothing seems damaged but I am missing a part. Surprised it was only one with the way the box looked. Contacted MED cause contacting FedEx was a robo call nightmare.

Well was going to post pic but itís too big.
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline 94touring

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #404 on: August 31, 2020, 07:47:53 PM »
Pics should auto resize for you when posting.

Offline MiniDave

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #405 on: August 31, 2020, 08:19:42 PM »
Things have not been exactly rosy with MiniSpares for me lately either, just FYI.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2020, 10:21:16 AM by MiniDave »
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #406 on: August 31, 2020, 09:17:12 PM »
Box
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline MiniDave

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #407 on: August 31, 2020, 09:36:15 PM »
Good grief, did they run over it a few times along the way?

DHL generally does a pretty good job with my stuff....
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #408 on: August 31, 2020, 11:25:34 PM »
At first I didnít even think it was a box. Felt like itíd just been wrapped in brown paper.  But turned out thatís cause it was soaked.  Even the packing peanuts had disintegrated.  Never gotten a package like this before. 
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline 94touring

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #409 on: September 01, 2020, 07:12:17 AM »
Yeah that's pretty bad. Where are the pictures of the stuff inside?

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #410 on: September 01, 2020, 09:22:26 AM »
Hereís all the goodies. They are sending cover another plate and a new chain as this one is showing corrosion.
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline MiniDave

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #411 on: September 01, 2020, 10:18:11 AM »
That timing cover is nice! What are all the 90* elbows for?

As beat up as the box is I'm surprised the radiator didn't get damaged!
« Last Edit: September 01, 2020, 10:20:19 AM by MiniDave »
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #412 on: September 01, 2020, 12:05:44 PM »
It was wrapped in cardboard and big bubble wrap.  The elbows are for their breather setup.  I already have a nice cover and they are out of stock so they sent me the pieces to have them welded to mine.
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline MiniDave

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #413 on: September 01, 2020, 12:20:41 PM »
I thought they might be for a breather setup, but they looked big for breather hoses.....
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #414 on: September 08, 2020, 08:32:22 PM »
Got the plate and new chain today. Box was wrapped in like 4 layers of tape.  Also got an invoice from FedEx for import duties. Anyone else ever get these on parts?  Never got one from sport or spares.
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline MiniDave

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #415 on: September 08, 2020, 08:34:42 PM »
Yes, I never get one on DHL, but I almost always get one from Fed Ex or anyone else.....
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline BruceK

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #416 on: September 08, 2020, 11:27:51 PM »
Hmmm.  FedEx just delivered a steering wheel from Greece to me today.   I guess an invoice is forthcoming? 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #417 on: September 09, 2020, 08:01:33 AM »
Yea the invoice followed about a week behind
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline 94touring

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #418 on: September 09, 2020, 08:04:00 AM »
I get them once in a blue moon.  I've gotten them from dhl, fed ex, and ups. 

Offline MiniDave

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #419 on: September 09, 2020, 09:54:54 AM »
I think a lot depends on the price, under $2K I don't get them at least from DHL.

So Bruce, what steering wheel did you get all the way from Greece?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline BruceK

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #420 on: September 09, 2020, 12:57:27 PM »
I think a lot depends on the price, under $2K I don't get them at least from DHL.

So Bruce, what steering wheel did you get all the way from Greece?

Itís a deep dish, thick rubberized foam one to replace the hard, thin plastic one on my LiteAce. Unfortunately, Iíve found the new one is pretty beat up by the sun.   Who knew it was sunny in Greece?   :-[    I may try to restore it.
« Last Edit: September 09, 2020, 01:01:09 PM by BruceK »
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline 94touring

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #421 on: September 11, 2020, 01:34:13 PM »
Mark working on his subframes 

Offline MiniDave

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #422 on: September 11, 2020, 01:48:29 PM »
Is the motor going in too?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline 94touring

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #423 on: September 11, 2020, 05:57:42 PM »
Got the engine in a bit ago. Mark will have to post a photo or I will tomorrow

Offline BruceK

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #424 on: September 11, 2020, 09:35:17 PM »
Exciting progress!   4.gif
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce