Author Topic: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export  (Read 63908 times)

Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #350 on: March 18, 2019, 01:04:21 PM »
It's really encouraging that it was this rust free (and no, I don't mean they just didn't charge for it!) it should turn out nicely when it's all done!

I made a wrench this am to adjust the hi-los. It didn't need to be particularly strong, I'll just use it to hold the adjuster while I tighten down the lock nut with the "real" wrench. I had some 2" X 1/4" flat, so I just laid it out for the best fit and cut it out with my angle grinder, then a little finish work on the edges and voila!
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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #351 on: March 18, 2019, 01:14:54 PM »
It's got some rare body filler disease!  Lol.  That's pretty good shape for sitting so long in midwest climate.

Filler primer! Only 3 spots with a minor glaze of filler where I plugged holes.  Really is a nice shell. 

Offline BruceK

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #352 on: March 18, 2019, 01:42:57 PM »
It's really encouraging that it was this rust free (and no, I don't mean they just didn't charge for it!) it should turn out nicely when it's all done!

I made a wrench this am to adjust the hi-los. It didn't need to be particularly strong, I'll just use it to hold the adjuster while I tighten down the lock nut with the "real" wrench. I had some 2" X 1/4" flat, so I just laid it out for the best fit and cut it out with my angle grinder, then a little finish work or the wedges and voila!

Result!!!



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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #353 on: March 18, 2019, 02:49:05 PM »
It's really encouraging that it was this rust free (and no, I don't mean they just didn't charge for it!) it should turn out nicely when it's all done!

I made a wrench this am to adjust the hi-los. It didn't need to be particularly strong, I'll just use it to hold the adjuster while I tighten down the lock nut with the "real" wrench. I had some 2" X 1/4" flat, so I just laid it out for the best fit and cut it out with my angle grinder, then a little finish work on the edges and voila!

Great idea, looks like it should work a treat.

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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #354 on: March 18, 2019, 07:10:42 PM »
Clear picture in about an hour...

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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #355 on: March 18, 2019, 08:38:25 PM »
We matched to the back of the boot lid, which was darker since it hadn't faded.  I'll make quick work of buffing it slicker than it already is.

Offline BruceK

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #356 on: March 18, 2019, 09:44:53 PM »
Wow.   You are really moving along fast.


At this pace itíll be ready for test drives at the picnic!   ;D
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Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #357 on: March 18, 2019, 09:49:47 PM »
Well, HIS end may be.....I've got a motor and transmission to do, a crap ton of wiring to fix, then assemble the whole thing!
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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #358 on: March 18, 2019, 10:45:40 PM »
Wow.   You are really moving along fast.


At this pace itíll be ready for test drives at the picnic!   ;D

Everyone gets to assist in subframe attachment and watch me knock out glass installation.

Offline BruceK

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #359 on: March 19, 2019, 06:20:25 AM »
Ahh.  Now it all comes to light. The true purpose of the picnic.  We will all be assembly elves indebted to the beer-rations.
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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #360 on: March 19, 2019, 08:59:46 AM »
3 days and 12 workers should be enough to get me caught up on my backlog  :D

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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #361 on: March 19, 2019, 11:01:57 AM »
If Dave thought it was shiny before...

Also side by side with faded red.
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Offline gr8kornholio

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #362 on: March 19, 2019, 11:24:17 AM »
Looks awesome  4.gif
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Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #363 on: March 19, 2019, 11:36:54 AM »
I forgot to bring them, but I have new gaskets for the hinges on the boot lid. I also ordered a new seal for the boot lid handle. Do we need new plastic sockets for the pins on the emblems?
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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #364 on: March 19, 2019, 11:38:10 AM »
I have some gaskets here too. Bring those down and we'll swap.

Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #365 on: March 19, 2019, 11:42:07 AM »
OK
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Offline Jimini II

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #366 on: March 19, 2019, 12:23:21 PM »
Looks great.

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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #367 on: March 19, 2019, 02:23:27 PM »
Ok last pic.  Finished buffing, not that you can tell much from the photo.

Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #368 on: March 19, 2019, 03:31:01 PM »
IT'S. A. LIVE!



Good oil pressure, nothing's leaking, and it sounds very good....no smoking, knocking or other nasty noises either. I haven't run this carb on anything before so it may not have the right needle for this engine. I also haven't set the timing, that's why it tries to run on on shutdown.
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Offline dimini

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #369 on: March 19, 2019, 04:24:31 PM »
Looking like the Inno is going to be back on the streets pretty soon. Not that I'm suggesting one should toss extra time and $ into this project, but an Old English White top would look great w/the current interior colors. 77.gif

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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #370 on: March 19, 2019, 05:10:24 PM »
I'm not opposed. There are a few tiny chips that would go away in the process.

Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #371 on: March 19, 2019, 05:36:51 PM »
I'll leave that up to you, I'm OK with it either way......the more "yellowy" OEW would go better with the tan interior I guess.
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Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #372 on: March 20, 2019, 10:04:50 AM »
The whole vid, including the no muffler parts! Be sure to turn the sound up, and enjoy the groovy tunes too!

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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #373 on: March 20, 2019, 02:09:04 PM »
Science.  A little electrolysis rust removal to clean out these doors without tearing up the metal. Once it's done it's magic, I'll flush with a phosphoric solution and reseal from the inside.  These doors are in fantastic shape but have begun to show signs of rust.  This will ensure they don't begin to rot.  :(

Offline Vikram

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #374 on: March 20, 2019, 05:15:54 PM »
 Sounds pretty sweet!
I think this should be listed with no muffler!  77.gif