Author Topic: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export  (Read 63947 times)

Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #700 on: September 20, 2019, 04:41:29 PM »
I think I came up with a way to make it all work.....this is just the rough version, I'll clean it all up and give it a coat of paint before the final, plus I'll drill another mounting hole for the bracket into the subframe. I looked at mounting them in the wheel well and that was my next choice.

I also carved a small radius on the inner edge to clear the brake line that runs along the edge of the subframe.

I also reset the location of the oil cooler and put the fittings on top again.

Still need to make another bracket for the one end of the oil cooler, as the ones I made before quite won't work.
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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #701 on: September 20, 2019, 05:53:23 PM »
I made a bracket for my air horns to hang the compressor under the starter using the lower bolt.

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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #702 on: September 20, 2019, 06:55:52 PM »
I thought about mounting them low like that but we have a sump guard going on so I needed to make sure they would clear that...….
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Offline Jimini II

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #703 on: September 20, 2019, 07:39:03 PM »
Couldn't they have been mounted on the servo bracket as it looked like there was enough room there or did you mount them where you did to reach the wiring without having to extend it?

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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #704 on: September 20, 2019, 07:45:17 PM »
Wiring would have to be extended, and there's the large fresh air ventilation scoop right under the servo......
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Offline BruceK

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #705 on: September 20, 2019, 08:50:48 PM »
Wiring would have to be extended, and there's the large fresh air ventilation scoop right under the servo......

I’ve got similar to your horns on my Mini and I actually mounted one of them in the mouth of the “ventilation scoop” right behind the grille. The other sits right next to it.   Both hang down from the top of the bonnet scuttle piece. It doesn’t seem to affect airflow to the interior of the car.
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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #706 on: September 20, 2019, 08:58:02 PM »
Interesting!

Mine has a screen built into the mouth....

The horns are mounted and wired, and a pic of the fresh air scoop....

Once the fittings get here next Tues I can finish up the oil cooler and that will just about wrap up the engine compartment, then I need to finish the dash install so I can put the carbs back on.

Then I'll weld the o2 sensor bung in the collector pipe and install the exhaust. After that it's bleed the brakes and clutch and then see what happens when I turn the key...….after that button up the interior and put some miles on it.

Oh, the front holes to the subframe aren't lining up so I'm going to loosen the subframe all around and see if I can shift it around and get them to match up - there were bolts in there before!
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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #707 on: September 20, 2019, 09:21:57 PM »
Changing the oil filter looks like it's going to be a challenge.

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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #708 on: September 21, 2019, 06:15:39 AM »
If the oil filter is a bugger to change with the horns there, are they able to be moved to above the starter under the slam panel? 

Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #709 on: September 21, 2019, 07:26:05 AM »
No, the fresh air horn resides there. They might fit there if they were the flat, original type but these are shaped differently, with the bell mouth. I don't they'll interfere with changing the oil filter.
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Offline Jimini II

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #710 on: September 21, 2019, 11:12:26 AM »
Wiring would have to be extended, and there's the large fresh air ventilation scoop right under the servo......

Figured there was a reason.

Also seen them mounted behind a front number plate.
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Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #711 on: September 24, 2019, 07:40:09 PM »
I've been working ahead on the Inno, I finished the oil cooler installation now that the last fitting came in today. I used the push on hose and fittings as Jeff 10049 suggested, the push on hoses are slick as if you screw up the measurement and make it too short or too long, you're only out about a couple of bucks worth of hose, not an entire $35-40 crimped line.

I also welded in the o2 sensor bung in the collector pipe too.....

And I bought some new stainless wiper blades and arms...... I bought the park right style cause that's what my LHD Mini has, but I saw on the Inno that just sold on BaT that those park left. Turns out they can go either way. So I may be using these on the Green car and buying another set for the Inno - once I get it powered up and see where they actually DO park.
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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #712 on: September 25, 2019, 10:20:22 PM »
A few more things accomplished on the Innocenti….

After I got the bung welded into the collector I decided to install it and the rest of the exhaust. Apparently they sent a center pipe for a wagon or Pup as it was a bit too long, but a few minutes with a saw shortened it up and it all fit together.

I also cut the new hoses for the vacuum pipe to the brake servo, but found I don't have the right size clamps so I'll have to get them on the way.

I also fixed the windshield washer pump, it was all gummed up and all it needed was a good cleaning. I still have to take the frame somewhere and bead blast it and give it a coat of paint. Then I'll have to figure out how to mount it.

Lastly I fit the heater hoses, but I'm going to see if I can find some pipe and make a connector pipe that will run across the top of the intake manifold rather than running the big ol heater hose all the way across.
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Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #713 on: September 26, 2019, 05:57:01 PM »
Just noticed how mangled that fuel line looks, glad I bought a roll of fuel line, guess I'll be replacing it after all.
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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #714 on: September 27, 2019, 05:58:15 PM »
Good news, turns out the fuel line is not mangled, there was just some cobwebs wrapped around it and the camera made it look damaged.
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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #715 on: September 27, 2019, 10:14:42 PM »
Engine compartment almost done and boy is it getting crowded in there.....see for yourself! Carbs still need to go in there too

Now you can see why the horns wouldn't go on the right side of the engine compartment.....

I think I figured out where and how to mount the windshield washer bottle, I'll have to build a bracket first.

Speaking of building a good bracket - the Project Binky boys lost power for a day - they were supposed to have the new episode out Fri night for the Patreon, but now it will be Sat might, sunday for the hoi polio....

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Offline Jimini II

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #716 on: September 27, 2019, 10:30:15 PM »
Looking good Dave.

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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #717 on: September 28, 2019, 08:29:00 AM »
My job yesteday was doing some car history research to get our title updated to make sure everything reflects perfectly what the car actually is.  I had printed out a slew of information including the UK registration to hand over to the tag agency.  They submitted everything to the research department and will pull up the v5c and other customs and import documents.  They did verify the car was imported to the US in 2006.  We also know it was exported from Italy to the UK in 1980.

Offline Jimini II

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #718 on: September 28, 2019, 05:26:06 PM »
After 26 years in the UK i am surprised the body was as nice as it was before you painted it, i am guessing it was not on the road much especially in the wet Winter months.

Offline BruceK

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #719 on: September 28, 2019, 05:26:41 PM »
Quote from: MiniDave link=topic=1833.msg37568#msg37568

Speaking of building a good bracket - the Project Binky boys lost power for a day - they were supposed to have the new episode out Fri night for the Patreon, but now it will be Sat might, sunday for the hoi polio....

I just watched it this afternoon.   This will be a shock: it involves making brackets    ;D.

 Actually there are some brackets but there’s lots of other stuff too including wiring and a custom filter!   
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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #720 on: September 28, 2019, 05:49:12 PM »
After 26 years in the UK i am surprised the body was as nice as it was before you painted it, i am guessing it was not on the road much especially in the wet Winter months.

Somebody loved it very much.

Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #721 on: September 29, 2019, 05:43:44 PM »
Finally got the dash wired up.....so I powered up the car to see what worked and what didn't...…..too much to hope for that everything would just work I guess.     50.gif

Ignition and starter work, lights all work correctly so that's good. Horns blow. Ammeter is wired backwards - I had a 50/50 chance on that one..…. ;D

However the heater blower doesn't, wiper motor doesn't, windshield washer motor doesn't even tho I tested it on the bench and it worked fine there, even pumped water. Rear defroster doesn't work either.

I'll do some testing after dinner toninght.   8.gif
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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #722 on: October 01, 2019, 09:49:38 AM »
Tag agency has officially deemed us a 1973 Leyland Innocenti Mini.

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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #723 on: October 01, 2019, 09:58:30 AM »
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Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #724 on: October 01, 2019, 10:04:26 AM »
Yay! One more hurdle jumped on the road to bringing this car back!

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