Author Topic: My 65 Australian MKI  (Read 31980 times)

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #225 on: May 08, 2018, 07:57:37 PM »
Yea I have the kits. Thatís how I was able to visualize your write up on the green mini post.

These arenít like a engine where after you bore it once you canít really do it again?  I ask cause Iíd guess these arenít the originals. If they are they are in great shape after 53 years.
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Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #226 on: May 08, 2018, 08:09:05 PM »
I have to punch out the bearings, press in the new bearings, then ream the non roller bearing side for the pin to slide through.  Unless a bearing has spun, everything will be just fine.  $100 for the pair painted if you have the repair kits and have them de-scaled and all gunk removed.
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Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #227 on: May 08, 2018, 08:33:44 PM »
Ok I get it. So the sleeve thatís not on the arm yet is the piece that needs reamed.
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Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #228 on: May 08, 2018, 08:40:13 PM »
Not sure I understand your lingo, but bearing that needs reamed is pressed in first. It's reamed.  Plastic sleave is fitted.  Roller bearings pressed in.  Then pin, big washer looking pieces, nuts, rubber collars are fitted.  It's greased via the zerk.  Presto it's like new!

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #229 on: May 09, 2018, 08:02:41 PM »
Sorry I meant the bearing. Itís the one piece in the kit thatís loose.

Dave, do you or anyone else have drift recommendations?  I know the brass ones. Remember using one with Bruce doing his hub bearings. Going to need a long slender on to punch these out.

Dan Iíll keep that in mind and if all else fails Iíll clean them up and send them your way.
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"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.

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Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #230 on: May 09, 2018, 09:14:15 PM »
Can you take a photo of what's loose?

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #231 on: May 09, 2018, 09:20:12 PM »
Here is the kit. The bearing, assuming the piece that needs reamed, is the only piece loose in the package.

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Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #232 on: May 09, 2018, 10:02:29 PM »
Lol, yes, that is correct.  I was so confused  :D

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Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #233 on: May 11, 2018, 03:54:23 PM »
I finally got some free time to wetblast.  Still a bit more to go but shouldn't take much more than half a day.  My arms had enough today.  Overall solid car.  Only have a few areas to deal with, primarily both floor pans and corners.  Random patch work and the valance needs replaced.  Didn't have tons of layers of paint either.  One layer on the body, one super thin layer inside, and two layers on the roof. Floor coating crap came up fairly easily, just lots of it.

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #234 on: May 11, 2018, 04:01:35 PM »
Wow, interesting to see it right after, what a mess.  Looks like the roof decal pealed off in some pieces.  Glad it's in pretty decent shape and excited to see it cleaned up.
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"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.

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Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #235 on: May 11, 2018, 04:09:07 PM »
Your floor has no drain holes, which makes this interesting.  You'll be getting drain holes.  Maybe I weld them back up when I'm done  20.gif

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Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #236 on: May 11, 2018, 04:53:36 PM »
Some acid treatment before I go.

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #237 on: May 11, 2018, 08:02:36 PM »
Your floor has no drain holes, which makes this interesting.  You'll be getting drain holes.  Maybe I weld them back up when I'm done  20.gif

I remember you mentioning that when I was there.
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"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.

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Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #238 on: July 21, 2018, 11:21:11 AM »
First round of demo work done. 

Offline BruceK

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #239 on: July 21, 2018, 11:26:39 AM »
Flintstones!  Meet the Flintstones!   ;D
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Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #240 on: July 21, 2018, 12:36:38 PM »
I was thinking more Jack Sparrow.  "Stop blowing holes in my SHIP!"(MINI that is)

Otherwise looking good, glad to see the garbage going out.  Yay, I seriously need to get to work on the subframes.
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.

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Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #241 on: July 21, 2018, 01:04:12 PM »
Less Flintstone/Sparrow. 

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #242 on: July 21, 2018, 08:49:56 PM »
Used my eBay UK tool find to remove the rear arm bearings today.  Worked like a peach.  Put arm in vice. Insert tool. Hammer out bearings. Hopefully it works this smoothly putting them back in. And I do the included reamer correctly.

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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.

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Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #243 on: July 26, 2018, 01:00:38 PM »
Sealer primer on, filler going on in about 30 minutes.

Offline MiniDave

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #244 on: July 26, 2018, 01:13:06 PM »
Moving right along......
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Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #245 on: July 26, 2018, 01:36:04 PM »
Outside yes.  Looks good already. 

Inside not so much.  Turns out that 65-72 Australian cars have one and only unique floors.  They have a special tunnel in them for the hydro and fuel lines.  So I found one and am having it shipped expensively and somewhat slowly from Australia.  Yay unique cars.

Speaking of which, I may not have brought/left those up there.  Or did I?  They were 2 long narrow flimsy pieces of metal that go under the car and cover those channels.   
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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.

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Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #246 on: July 26, 2018, 01:55:56 PM »
Those are here.  Wondered what they were.

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #247 on: July 26, 2018, 02:11:54 PM »
That's good.  Yea they bolt to the underneath of the floor to cover those unique channels.
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 gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #248 on: July 28, 2018, 02:50:21 PM »
Well since 14 days Australian time is actually only 4 days my floor pan has arrived.  So I cleaned up my rear arms.  Omg at the grease inside.  Didnít realize the arm seams hollow and that cavity is huge.   Stripped with wire wheels and drill. Workout.

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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 MPlayle

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #249 on: July 28, 2018, 03:06:46 PM »
That is why the rear arms are supposed to have a sleeve over the hinge pin between the bushing and the bearing: to reduce the amount of grease required and keep it to the bearing and bushing.

Unfortunately, somewhere along the line, the sleeves were changed from metal to plastic and tend to burst easily.  When the plastic ones burst (or get left out entirely), it means trying to properly grease the arms ends up filling the whole cavity - using lots of grease.