Author Topic: My 65 Australian MKI  (Read 31964 times)

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #250 on: July 28, 2018, 05:23:36 PM »
Yea I can see that.  Mine were intact, but were a little deformed at the ends.  So not surprised at the amount of grease in there.  Por 15 paint is on it's 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.

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #251 on: July 29, 2018, 03:16:39 PM »
Finished the rear arm bearings and shaft replacements.  Reaming was an interesting exercise.  Second one of course went way easier.

Of course about the time I finished I threw something in the trash and heard a metallic clank. Turns out my thought to be deformed plastic sleeves were actually the metal ones.  Of course I find this after Iíve completed both arms.
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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 gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #252 on: July 31, 2018, 08:36:45 PM »
Coat of por15 on the rear arms.
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 #253 on: July 31, 2018, 09:12:05 PM »
Nice!

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #254 on: August 08, 2018, 08:08:03 PM »
Anyone with an open dash mini or access to one, can you get me some measurements please?   

Height of opening
Depth near center at the top
Depth at top near the edge of the vent Slot for defroster.

Going to build a set up for my new toys.
« Last Edit: August 08, 2018, 09:14:08 PM by gr8kornholio »
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 #255 on: August 09, 2018, 05:50:39 PM »
Here is a pic with reference lines for where I'd like the measurements.  Need the Height of the opening at the 2 yellow arrows.  Then also the depth of the dash area at the 4 corners of the yellow arrows.  So both top depths and both bottom depths.

Thanks
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 BruceK

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #256 on: August 09, 2018, 07:19:51 PM »
Or... you could just listen to the damn engine.   ;D

Seriously though, if you really want to hear tunes, you might consider mounting speakers in the gap under the rear seat.  That way they mostly hidden and donít dominate the looks of the interior by being modern in another wise old-school design aesthetic. 

Just my totally unsolicited opinion... ::)  But itís your ride, make the way you want it.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2018, 07:21:32 PM by BruceK »
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Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #257 on: August 09, 2018, 08:10:01 PM »
Yea Iím a music nut.  If there is something I love more than cars itís music. And it has to be done right. That location is horrible for sound.  They will be removable so no permanent damage to the car. 

As much as I enjoy engine music that constant droning will drive me nuts.  Engine songs are only enjoyable with the revs going up and down.  I guess the best way to describe it is the way people that donít get cars.  Thatís how most people look at me when it comes to music. Or put it another way.  That Ferrari 430 scuderia I drove on the track.... yea Iíd put a stereo in it.   :-X
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 #258 on: August 09, 2018, 08:15:24 PM »
I can get the dimensions when I get back to town.  I'd consider having them on the lower dash pointing up, but obviously all up tp you.  The rear in conjunction with the fronts on my mini sounded really good. 

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #259 on: August 09, 2018, 09:11:14 PM »
Ive considered putting the 6.5s back there. Going to mock some stuff up and play with it.
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 jedduh01

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #260 on: August 10, 2018, 12:57:38 PM »
By all means.. just to offer a different idea.. I prefer keeping the dash shelf open + un  cluttered. This is COMPLETELY your build.

But to get good sound youre totally correct . you do need something up front  and a rear to make it work "full" sounding

For my front setups  = I have found I very much like hanging speaker from under the front shelf.

my 63'    6.5 Pioneers -  Wood carpeted box.   = Plan to downsize to a 3.5 speaker set+ smaller box hanging.
  In the end they put out good sound + but boxes are a bit bulky.
     I also have 2 6 x 9's under the rear seat driven with an amp = but in all honesty it isnt ggreat sound back there = i always push more to front = let the rears fill some bass.

  I had a 94'   =   
 Front ==  3.5's in smaller boxes under the dash shelf
  rear = 6.5's   or mabye even 6's - in the rear parcel shef
     This was an absolute ROCKIN for sound.   Loved it
  I also added a 10" single sub in the boot ( square truck box)   Bumpin...

Offline MiniDave

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #261 on: August 10, 2018, 01:29:25 PM »
Doncha hit your foot on those every time you get in and out of the car?
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Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #262 on: August 10, 2018, 03:46:36 PM »
That's what I was wondering also.  If I put just the 3's and tweeters in the dash shelf.  Then put the 6.5s in the parcel shelf, since they will just be midbass drivers.  I will also have  a 10" sub in the boot. 

Did you isolate the backside of the 6's from the sub?  I had 2 12's in the trunk of my accord and they would distort the rear deck 6X9s like crazy.
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 #263 on: August 10, 2018, 03:53:54 PM »
Don't cut up your mint parcel shelf  :(

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #264 on: August 10, 2018, 04:46:23 PM »
 :D  Ummm. yea, you mean that swiss cheese piece of metal that already had 2 big holes in it, then we drilled several more so it'd have enough meat for the rotisserie?  I'll try not to damage it further.

At one point I thought about cutting holes in the rear side bins and flush mounting them in a little enclosure in there.  But that's permanent damage. 
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 #265 on: August 10, 2018, 06:15:46 PM »
Looking so much better. Nice.
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 #266 on: August 10, 2018, 06:32:04 PM »
Guess I've had the 66 rear parcel on my mind.  Oh...the rotisserie plates are still covering the shelf, so looks mint right now!

Offline MiniDave

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #267 on: August 10, 2018, 06:39:33 PM »
Those subframes look great, paint or powdercoat?

I'll be getting a pair of subframes for a Moke tomorrow freshly powdercoated to build.
« Last Edit: August 10, 2018, 06:47:13 PM by MiniDave »
1989 Cooper Racing Green
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1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline 94touring

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #268 on: August 10, 2018, 06:49:38 PM »
Por15 I believe  4.gif

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #269 on: August 10, 2018, 07:26:51 PM »
Dave got it with second guess. Powder coated.  $350 for blasted, pre baked to remove all impurities then coated.  Figured for that price itíd save me a weekend of work. Of course work offering OT really made it easier to pick.
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 #270 on: August 11, 2018, 07:20:29 PM »
So were these always made out of aluminum?  Figured they are original cause of the pre 76 shape.
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 MPlayle

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #271 on: August 11, 2018, 09:33:37 PM »
I don't know, but that might explain why the subframe bolts freeze into them so badly.

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #272 on: August 15, 2018, 08:19:09 PM »
Ok, so it looks like Iíve misplaced one of these inserts in the steering arms. Of course I didnít even know they came out until I was cleaning them up this evening.  Shot in the dark but does anyone have an extra one laying around?
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

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

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #274 on: August 15, 2018, 09:35:41 PM »
Yea figured they had them but since my big box of stuff showed up today itís a little late to add to my order
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.