Author Topic: My 65 Australian MKI  (Read 22579 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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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 #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.
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 #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.
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 #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.

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 #232 on: May 09, 2018, 10:02:29 PM »
Lol, yes, that is correct.  I was so confused  :D

Offline 94touring

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.
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 #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

Offline 94touring

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.
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.