Author Topic: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export  (Read 63987 times)

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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #750 on: November 18, 2020, 07:18:54 PM »
Don't overdue it if your not up to it. I can help get things around or do it all while you boss me around (supervise) if need be. Or if all else fails I can always come grab the motor another day.

Speaking of which is there a general time frame for Friday? I can be there whenever since I am off work now until after the Thanksgiving holidays. I suppose I will also need to know where I am going so if you want to shoot me a PM here or something that would work.

Offline 94touring

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #751 on: November 18, 2020, 07:47:19 PM »
Was going to send you an email, but I'm planning to be there no later than 11am.  I want to get back to Tulsa at a reasonable time.

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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #752 on: November 18, 2020, 08:24:01 PM »
Sounds good, thanks Dan! I figured you were probably going to shoot me an email but since Dave brought it up here I figured I might as well ask. All I need is a more precise location so if one of you can shoot me an email with an address that would be great. I know he lives in Overland Park, but that's still a lot of neighborhoods to drive through looking for old mini's about.

I've driven around down there quite a lot as there is a computer parts store down that way and have not managed to see one yet.  ;D

Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #753 on: November 19, 2020, 03:42:59 PM »
Red letter day! It's alive!!!!!!   ;D

Of course it's run in the engine stand in the past, but this is the first time I started it in the car. It was a bit of a challenge, the fuel was old so I pumped it out and put fresh gas in it. Then I hooked the fuel pump up wrong and it didn't pump (imagine that!) Once I got that sorted I decided to clean out the float bowls rather than start on that old gas.

Once that was done it just didn't want to start. After scratching my head a while I realized someone had reversed the #1 and #3 plug leads??? Once THAT was sorted....well, this is the result.



I still have some issues to sort, the throttle linkage sticks like crazy, don't know what's up with that, but man does this thing rev! This is the first time I've run it with the twin HS4's so I wasn't sure just how well it would run but it feels like it's gonna be a beast!

Still have a mountain of things to finish on it but at least now it runs at last!

Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #754 on: November 19, 2020, 06:02:30 PM »
Sounds like it idles nice and smooth. Now I am going to have to read through the rest of the this thread to see what all you did to it. Somehow I think this is one I have missed reading through.

Offline BruceK

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #755 on: November 19, 2020, 06:14:03 PM »
That started right up!  “On the button” as the Brits like saying.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline 94touring

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #756 on: November 19, 2020, 06:57:44 PM »
Sounds like it idles nice and smooth. Now I am going to have to read through the rest of the this thread to see what all you did to it. Somehow I think this is one I have missed reading through.

You can buy this one tomorrow too! 

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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #757 on: November 19, 2020, 07:32:04 PM »
Lol, yeah I know if only I had the money.

Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #758 on: November 20, 2020, 01:58:18 PM »
Today was a fun day!

Dan and I actually got to drive the Innocenti - and boy howdy does it run! Film at 11!  62.gif

Dan came up to deliver the 67 S to cstudep, which went off without a hitch, they just rolled it off one trailer and onto the other.  77.gif

He also delivered a couple of engines for me, which were not fun to get off the trailer, but we managed.

Then he loaded the Inno onto his trailer to take it back to his shop where he will do some engine tuning and fettling with the ride height and alignment.

For now a couple of pics of all the action, then later today I'll have a short clip of me coming around the block and onto the trailer.

Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline 94touring

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #759 on: November 20, 2020, 02:00:11 PM »
It's fast!

Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #760 on: November 20, 2020, 02:15:05 PM »
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline 94touring

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #761 on: November 20, 2020, 02:26:51 PM »
Sounds good and drives smooth too. That clutch is a bit abrupt is all.

Offline 94touring

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #762 on: November 20, 2020, 05:43:44 PM »
It's like brother and sister in here.
« Last Edit: November 20, 2020, 05:51:40 PM by 94touring »

Online cstudep

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #763 on: November 20, 2020, 06:08:31 PM »
Boy does it sound good, and looks good too!

It was a pleasure to finally be able to meet you both, did you find the bonnet to the 67 on the way home? Got everything unloaded without incident here and it looks like you did the same, glad to see it.

Offline 94touring

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #764 on: November 20, 2020, 06:11:42 PM »
Boy does it sound good, and looks good too!

It was a pleasure to finally be able to meet you both, did you find the bonnet to the 67 on the way home? Got everything unloaded without incident here and it looks like you did the same, glad to see it.

Funny you ask because I saw where it was launched and sparks flying early this morning when it was dark.  I was doing about 75mph at the time.  I spotted it crushed to smithereens in the ditch on the way back.

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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #765 on: November 20, 2020, 06:34:21 PM »
Nice LOL, I have always wondered about some of the things I see on the side of the road and how they manage to get there, I am sure some of the stories are entertaining.

Offline 94touring

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #766 on: November 22, 2020, 02:18:14 PM »
Gave it an alignment yesterday and took Jen for a quick ride today when we did her front brakes.  I have a feeling it's probably staying here for awhile, she was rather fond of the car.  I have a 02 sensor ordered to do the actual tuning but it sure does feel good as is.