Author Topic: Lone Star Mini Restoration  (Read 30276 times)

Offline MiniDave

Re: Lone Star Mini Restoration
« Reply #300 on: January 02, 2018, 02:37:42 PM »
If you have gas forced air furnace, I'd consider getting a Hot Dawg or the like, much cheaper to run, but then if you don't need it a lot the electric will be cheaper to buy and install.
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline 94touring

Re: Lone Star Mini Restoration
« Reply #301 on: January 02, 2018, 02:44:42 PM »
I run mine off the fuse for my AC. Once summer rolls around I flip out the wires.  Definetly buy the bigger unit.  Granted my place is insulated but bigger is better in this case.

Offline Lone Star Mini

Re: Lone Star Mini Restoration
« Reply #302 on: January 02, 2018, 02:48:07 PM »
I run mine off the fuse for my AC. Once summer rolls around I flip out the wires.  Definetly buy the bigger unit.  Granted my place is insulated but bigger is better in this case.

I don't remember what gauge wire I used for the a/c (18 years ago)..although I don't think I would have run 8 gauge..
Lone Star Mini
1982 Morris Mini 1000HL (heck of a lot of work ahead of me)
1992(?) Mini Cooper
1964 Austin Cooper

Offline Lone Star Mini

Re: Lone Star Mini Restoration
« Reply #303 on: January 02, 2018, 02:51:48 PM »
well heck.. the 8/2 wire will run just as much as the unit....(or more depending on where I want to place the heater).
Lone Star Mini
1982 Morris Mini 1000HL (heck of a lot of work ahead of me)
1992(?) Mini Cooper
1964 Austin Cooper

Offline MiniDave

Re: Lone Star Mini Restoration
« Reply #304 on: January 02, 2018, 03:23:12 PM »
8/2 will work as long as it has a ground wire in it.
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline Lone Star Mini

Re: Lone Star Mini Restoration
« Reply #305 on: March 08, 2018, 05:05:13 PM »
No progress on the restoration as Iíve been too busy working home projects through the winter.  However Iím on the road right now (wife driving) after picking up the Ď64 Austin Cooper
Lone Star Mini
1982 Morris Mini 1000HL (heck of a lot of work ahead of me)
1992(?) Mini Cooper
1964 Austin Cooper

Offline 94touring

Re: Lone Star Mini Restoration
« Reply #306 on: March 08, 2018, 05:23:43 PM »
You're going to be busy with restorations!

Offline Lone Star Mini

Re: Lone Star Mini Restoration
« Reply #307 on: March 08, 2018, 05:31:17 PM »
Jumping in with both feet. Will save the MK1 for last so that I can learn on the others
Lone Star Mini
1982 Morris Mini 1000HL (heck of a lot of work ahead of me)
1992(?) Mini Cooper
1964 Austin Cooper

Offline BruceK

Re: Lone Star Mini Restoration
« Reply #308 on: March 08, 2018, 06:23:19 PM »
Cool!  I'm glad you got the Mk. I.  What part of the country did it come from?
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline Lone Star Mini

Re: Lone Star Mini Restoration
« Reply #309 on: March 08, 2018, 06:27:00 PM »
Hey Bruce,   Georgia.  Only 4 hours left of our drive home. I will document how we found it and post a few pics
Lone Star Mini
1982 Morris Mini 1000HL (heck of a lot of work ahead of me)
1992(?) Mini Cooper
1964 Austin Cooper

Offline Lone Star Mini

Re: Lone Star Mini Restoration
« Reply #310 on: July 03, 2018, 07:06:59 AM »
Saved up for a little bit to place a fairly large order for various items from floor board panels to gaskets.  I also ordered a 50mm radiator suggested from another thread along with new water pump, thermostat, hoses, etc..  Most of the items are for the Mini that I'm driving to begin to bring it up to a level that I'm familiar with the work done on the car.  Currently I have zero history of any/all work done on the Mini I'm driving.  Among the items are gaskets and correct plates for fixing my oil leak.  When I have the radiator out, I figure it is the best time to access the drive shaft and oil seals.
Lone Star Mini
1982 Morris Mini 1000HL (heck of a lot of work ahead of me)
1992(?) Mini Cooper
1964 Austin Cooper

Offline BruceK

Re: Lone Star Mini Restoration
« Reply #311 on: July 06, 2018, 12:22:07 PM »
 It's always like opening Christmas presents when a big order arrives.   4.gif 4.gif
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville