Author Topic: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export  (Read 3159 times)

Online MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #175 on: December 05, 2018, 03:47:48 PM »
I was waiting for the degreaser to burst open!

Yeah, not much chance of that...there was a white locking ring to hold the cap on, then you have to pull the cap up and the spout, then when you take the cap off there's a seal under it!
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Online MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #176 on: December 05, 2018, 03:55:50 PM »
The sending unit came back today and WOW! it looks brand new - the guy really did a great job - charged $200 too, but as we could not find a single one and the Smith's senders don't work with the Inno's Jaeger gauges we really had no choice.

Before and after...
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Online MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #177 on: December 05, 2018, 11:12:08 PM »
I got all the suspension bits cleaned up and ready to go to the master blasters.....the radius arms were interesting, there was a metal grease tube in one and a plastic one in the other. Both arms were absolutely stuffed full of grease, it took for freakin ever to get it all dug out. Between all the muck on the outside and the full tubes inside, someone was pretty involved in greasing the rear bearings...even so the pins did have some wear on them and they will be replaced.

I have a lot to do tomorrow before we leave on Friday, including the trip up to the coaters....I hope they have some of my stuff ready to come back but it will sit for a while no matter what.
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Online MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #178 on: December 06, 2018, 05:29:50 PM »
Shiny parts!

I probably have everything I need to build the front subframe back, but it will have to wait till I come home in a couple of weeks.

The rear parts went up today and I think they'll be done the day I get back, so unless I find something else I should be good to go to start putting some stuff back for a change. Still need a few bits to finish up Clancy's Moke rear subframe, but those will be done when I get back also.

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline BruceK

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #179 on: December 07, 2018, 06:35:19 AM »
Hey... somebody snuck a lug wrench in there....
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Online MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #180 on: December 07, 2018, 07:22:58 AM »
Isn't that neat? It was clipped in the boot...it was all rusty but cleaned up nicely.  77.gif
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline 94touring

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #181 on: December 07, 2018, 01:18:47 PM »
Knockoff impossible to find original door pockets arrived from some ignoramus in Italy.  Took forever to get them, cost too much, and they aren't even beige as advertised.  I can paint them but it's frustrating to me.

Offline 94touring

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #182 on: December 08, 2018, 01:47:15 PM »
Here's the innocenti oil cooler and stamping that makes it original.

Online MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #183 on: December 08, 2018, 01:58:55 PM »
Cool, just needs  bit of cleanup....

We def need those backing plates for the rear brakes. One is badly corroded.
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT