Author Topic: Basil - Retro Restoraion in progress  (Read 7336 times)

Offline Spitz

Re: Basil - Retro Restoraion in progress
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2016, 01:02:26 PM »
Luckily he had made the right choice and actually married Polly

Offline MiniDave

Re: Basil - Retro Restoraion in progress
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2016, 01:54:27 PM »
But only for 10 years, by the time the second series was done, so were they.....
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline Spitz

Re: Basil - Retro Restoraion in progress
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2016, 04:55:38 PM »
Hey...I'd take a tenth of ten years as she looked back then....lol

Offline thebluepotato

Re: Basil - Retro Restoraion in progress
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2016, 09:32:30 AM »
Hey...I'd take a tenth of ten years as she looked back then....lol

Hopefully it is not any indication of the future of my 'marriage' with this Mini  :-X

Offline thebluepotato

Re: Basil - Retro Restoraion in progress
« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2016, 02:39:55 PM »
Some more updates as it has been awhile since I posted here...making some good progress.




























Offline MiniDave

Re: Basil - Retro Restoraion in progress
« Reply #30 on: November 21, 2016, 03:02:49 PM »
What are these?



Edit: Oh, I recognize them now - door latches.

The car is really coming along nicely, it's interesting how the paint looks blue is some pics and grey in others!

Is that a tennis ball head protector?  ;D
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline thebluepotato

Re: Basil - Retro Restoraion in progress
« Reply #31 on: November 22, 2016, 09:44:37 AM »
Yup - door latches that were previously painted this uninspiring white.  And yes, tennis ball trick I picked up long ago to keep those bumps to a minimum.  And yes, that is a BMC original coloUr called Tweed Grey.   This pic below is one of the ones that inspired me to go through this project.


Offline thebluepotato

Re: Basil - Retro Restoraion in progress
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2017, 11:05:45 AM »
More updates from the gah-rage....






























Offline thebluepotato

Re: Basil - Retro Restoraion in progress
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2017, 11:10:54 AM »
And more....
































Offline Mudhen

Re: Basil - Retro Restoraion in progress
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2017, 11:15:16 AM »
Insane awesomeness.

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Offline MiniDave

Re: Basil - Retro Restoraion in progress
« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2017, 11:19:41 AM »
Wow, lot's of progress on lots of different fronts going on there!

Tell me about the insulation you're using on the floors?

I'm surprised you're using an electric fan, usually with an aluminum radiator it never runs hot enough to need an aux fan.
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline thebluepotato

Re: Basil - Retro Restoraion in progress
« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2017, 12:01:24 PM »
Wow, lot's of progress on lots of different fronts going on there!

Tell me about the insulation you're using on the floors?

I'm surprised you're using an electric fan, usually with an aluminum radiator it never runs hot enough to need an aux fan.

Thanks.....so yes, that aux fan.  I originally thought I would need it and mounted against the rad....but because of the space limitations, I have it mounted in the fender-well area against the slotted panel/inner-wing.  And you are right, will most likely not need it so will probably remove.   

The flooring is just standard sound deadening from Amazon.  I do not like the weight, but wanted to reduce some noise.  Having worked with this stuff in the past, you can go overkill and just add a ton of weight.

Offline MiniDave

Re: Basil - Retro Restoraion in progress
« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2017, 12:54:13 PM »
Does it go by any special name, I have a guy getting ready to do his interior and he was asking what to use, that's the exact stuff I would use, I prefer the quiet and the weight is unimportant compared to my peace of mind!
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

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Re: Basil - Retro Restoraion in progress
« Reply #38 on: December 19, 2017, 01:01:50 PM »
If it's not too late remember to fit the speedo cable to the trans before installing it all in the car.

Offline MiniDave

Re: Basil - Retro Restoraion in progress
« Reply #39 on: December 19, 2017, 01:44:20 PM »
Even if he did, with the head off he should be able to reach in there ok.....
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline BruceK

Re: Basil - Retro Restoraion in progress
« Reply #40 on: December 19, 2017, 02:45:38 PM »
Yup - door latches that were previously painted this uninspiring white.  And yes, tennis ball trick I picked up long ago to keep those bumps to a minimum.  And yes, that is a BMC original coloUr called Tweed Grey.   This pic below is one of the ones that inspired me to go through this project.




A double grey Mini photo!     I believe that is a Farina Grey Mini hiding in the background behind the Tweed Grey

Love the Tweed Grey.  I saw a Mini in that color at Mini Meet West last year and it was spectacular. 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline thebluepotato

Re: Basil - Retro Restoraion in progress
« Reply #41 on: December 19, 2017, 03:26:15 PM »
If it's not too late remember to fit the speedo cable to the trans before installing it all in the car.

Yeah - that will need to be done while engine is in place  50.gif

It blows, but can be done.

Offline thebluepotato

Re: Basil - Retro Restoraion in progress
« Reply #42 on: December 19, 2017, 03:26:56 PM »
Does it go by any special name, I have a guy getting ready to do his interior and he was asking what to use, that's the exact stuff I would use, I prefer the quiet and the weight is unimportant compared to my peace of mind!

Here ya go:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00URUIKAK/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1