Author Topic: '66 / '67 Resurrection  (Read 2528 times)

Offline bokbfok

Re: '66 / '67 Resurrection
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2019, 04:24:09 PM »
I will keep that in mind, Thanks. The tire however they wanted $85 shipping included, which they said was their cost. Same tire from MS is $73, shipping included.
I will try the price matching in the future.
1966 Mini Cooper S
2004 Gmc Sierra 2500HD
2005 MINI Cooper S
2019 Colorado ZR2

Offline bokbfok

Re: '66 / '67 Resurrection
« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2019, 05:19:17 PM »
Bless me guys I have done nothing! It had been 2 months and 7 days since my last posting/wrenching.....

Well, it has been a while. Started working on it again as it was too hot to work out in the sun on the car! The wife took that as me losing interest and promptly has some remodel ambitions, so that happened. I do however have an update on the tires. I had the tire shop remove the tire that had a bulge. When I got home, I noticed the bead had a separation tear in it, right were the bulge is. Took some pics and but the time I got around to email the HQ, another tire was flat. Emailed them and send some pics. And today I can report, that they are installing two new tires, at a different location, by hand. They did how ever screw up and ordered the wrong tires. Instead of Falken FK07e, they got the Yokohamas A008. I guess for pushing the car around the drive way, that will do. Will keep the same tires on the same axle, but will probably order 2  A008 when I start driving it, someday
1966 Mini Cooper S
2004 Gmc Sierra 2500HD
2005 MINI Cooper S
2019 Colorado ZR2

Offline MiniDave

Re: '66 / '67 Resurrection
« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2019, 06:28:32 PM »
Glad to see you back to work!

A008's are a great tire for a Mini, you will like them!
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline Miniac

Re: '66 / '67 Resurrection
« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2019, 06:56:40 PM »
Love the JPS style Valve cover! Growing up in Belgium in the 70ís, everything cool was John Player Special black and gold! Awesome!!! And a black mini, my favorite!
1990 Rover Mini black

Offline bokbfok

Re: '66 / '67 Resurrection
« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2019, 01:56:48 PM »
Tore down the front drive axle and suspension components yesterday and will tackle the rear today. I am making a list of thing to order. If anyone in the Tucson, AZ area needs anything from minispares and want to split some shipping cost, let me know. Will order later tonight.
1966 Mini Cooper S
2004 Gmc Sierra 2500HD
2005 MINI Cooper S
2019 Colorado ZR2

Offline bokbfok

Re: '66 / '67 Resurrection
« Reply #30 on: October 14, 2019, 12:20:54 PM »
Working on the rear hubs today. Noticed it still has ball bearings in. All the components on this car look new, but old if that makes any sense. Almost like it was newly restored 20 years ago and then just left in a field? I know the previous owner died in late 2000's and his daughter just left the car sitting.

So to the question, replace the new looking balls with rollers?
Cheers!
1966 Mini Cooper S
2004 Gmc Sierra 2500HD
2005 MINI Cooper S
2019 Colorado ZR2

Offline LarryLebel

Re: '66 / '67 Resurrection
« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2019, 02:05:43 PM »
Wait until the ball bearings wear out.

Offline MiniDave

Re: '66 / '67 Resurrection
« Reply #32 on: October 15, 2019, 02:33:32 PM »
I agree with Larry, just repack them, new seals and they'll be good to go for years.
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline bokbfok

Re: '66 / '67 Resurrection
« Reply #33 on: October 15, 2019, 03:04:46 PM »
Thanks! I was totally going to do that, till the drivers side rear inner race decided to seize on the axle. So will be replacing them all.

Another question, what are the thoughts on HILO's?
1966 Mini Cooper S
2004 Gmc Sierra 2500HD
2005 MINI Cooper S
2019 Colorado ZR2

Offline 94touring

Re: '66 / '67 Resurrection
« Reply #34 on: October 15, 2019, 03:07:58 PM »
Hi los are the only way to go in my opinion. 

Offline bokbfok

Re: '66 / '67 Resurrection
« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2019, 03:14:13 PM »
My gut told me as much, but for someone who has always been on the side lines and never even driven in a Mini  :-[, I figured I would ask the experts!
1966 Mini Cooper S
2004 Gmc Sierra 2500HD
2005 MINI Cooper S
2019 Colorado ZR2

Offline 94touring

Re: '66 / '67 Resurrection
« Reply #36 on: October 15, 2019, 03:40:10 PM »
For one it makes reassembling new suspension so much easier, and secondly with new or old cones allows you to get the ride height perfect.  Rather than rolling around extra high on new cones or bottoming out when they start to sag.

Offline tmsmini

Re: '66 / '67 Resurrection
« Reply #37 on: October 16, 2019, 09:28:07 AM »
I second the hilos and also adding all the adjustable suspension bits. These cars were not consistent when they were new and at 50+ years they are even more out of square.

Offline MiniDave

Re: '66 / '67 Resurrection
« Reply #38 on: October 16, 2019, 09:49:49 AM »
I agree, I like the lower control arms sold by Mini Sport best, they're very robust and very easy to set.

Front tie bars....  https://usa.minisport.com/c-8g4249-mini-sport-adjustable-front-suspension-tie-rod-pair.html

Lower control arms.... https://usa.minisport.com/spdsp431a-heavy-duty-adjustable-mini-bottom-suspension-arms.html

I also really like their Smooth A Ride rubber cones, they truly do make the ride a lot better without compromising the handling. If you haven't bought cones yet, consider these....it comes with the hi lo kit and shocks. https://usa.minisport.com/mslms0400-moulton-smootha-ride-kit-by-mini-sport.html

On the rear bearings.....a lot of people swear that you can only use Timken bearings - but I've found the std bearings sold by MiniSpares (and probably the same at Sport) are absolutely fine - I have more than 10K miles on a set in my Racing Green Mini right now with no issues. The thing you have to do is adjust them properly. Many people swear the only correct way to adjust them is to tighten the nut to 60ft lbs, that may have been right on the original ball bearings, but to do these new tapered bearings you do them like any other car..... snug up till they drag, back off till it spins freely and snug up just enough to remove all play, then put the cotter key in.

You'll need two sets of these....  https://usa.minisport.com/ghk1548-mini-rear-wheel-bearing-kit.html
« Last Edit: October 16, 2019, 09:59:26 AM by MiniDave »
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline bokbfok

Re: '66 / '67 Resurrection
« Reply #39 on: October 16, 2019, 10:21:18 AM »
You guys are great!  4.gif

I just about bought all the bits needed.
Minidave: Thanks for the links and info on bearing adjustment! I got all those is some variety, with the exception of the lower arms. I will add it to my next order, which might be in a while! I do wish shipping was not so much! Damn Amazon prime! Any how, I will keep you posted as the bits come in and make it onto the car!
1966 Mini Cooper S
2004 Gmc Sierra 2500HD
2005 MINI Cooper S
2019 Colorado ZR2

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: '66 / '67 Resurrection
« Reply #40 on: October 16, 2019, 12:23:34 PM »
Yea, second on the bearing info, cause I'm sure my rear ones are just snugged down to the torque specs in the book.  Will redo with this method and use it one the fronts as well... or is that different?
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: '66 / '67 Resurrection
« Reply #41 on: October 16, 2019, 12:40:20 PM »
The fronts need 125? feet pounds of the torque.  If you don't torque them down like a mother they get loose.  Rears don't need to be wrenched down.  On my rear disc conversion it gives no torque value but says tighten till snug and things spin freely. 

Offline MiniDave

Re: '66 / '67 Resurrection
« Reply #42 on: October 16, 2019, 12:43:07 PM »
Fronts are 165lb, latest cars were just shy of 200!
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline 94touring

Re: '66 / '67 Resurrection
« Reply #43 on: October 16, 2019, 01:01:06 PM »
Yeah I knew it was a shit ton.  Before buying my 300ft lb wrench I'd jump on a breaker bar to tighten.

Offline MiniDave

Re: '66 / '67 Resurrection
« Reply #44 on: October 16, 2019, 01:49:44 PM »
I just use my impact wrench, tightens them up nicely, and takes them off with no effort or fuss!    77.gif
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: '66 / '67 Resurrection
« Reply #45 on: October 16, 2019, 02:11:26 PM »
Thanks  77.gif
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 tmsmini

Re: '66 / '67 Resurrection
« Reply #46 on: October 16, 2019, 03:09:27 PM »
If you get the smootharide kit, just remember you need the special knuckles for future replacement:
https://usa.minisport.com/mslms0502-mini-sport-adjusta-ride-knuckle-joint.html

I am not sure what year the adjustaride "hilos" are on our one car, but they use standard knuckles.

Offline MiniDave

Re: '66 / '67 Resurrection
« Reply #47 on: October 16, 2019, 03:16:11 PM »
That's why I suggested the kit, it comes with the knuckles, hi los and everything you need including shocks tuned for the kit.
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline bokbfok

Re: '66 / '67 Resurrection
« Reply #48 on: October 24, 2019, 10:50:50 AM »
Finally got all the parts in, going to start assembly this weekend. One Q, why not swap the left rear axle stub to a RHD thread?
1966 Mini Cooper S
2004 Gmc Sierra 2500HD
2005 MINI Cooper S
2019 Colorado ZR2

Offline BruceK

Re: '66 / '67 Resurrection
« Reply #49 on: October 24, 2019, 04:58:09 PM »
One Q, why not swap the left rear axle stub to a RHD thread?

Tradition!!   ;D


And I guess a secondary reason might have something to do with an engineer long ago seeing a potential problem in some circumstances of it loosening itself. 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville