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Offline gr8kornholio

Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #275 on: April 06, 2018, 01:16:36 PM »
So that's what that is for.  8.gif
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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 MiniDave

Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #276 on: April 12, 2018, 03:53:47 PM »
All righty then, Dan had a long day,.....he got Stan's Mini all loaded on the new trailer and made it to my house by 10:30 Am. We fired up the motor for the blue car and ran it for a bit, then realized it was going to have to cool off before we could disassemble it from the engine stand, so we ran a few other errands and had lunch at a local BBQ place then headed back to the house. We got the engine out of the stand and loaded in the back of his truck, reattached the trailer to the truck and he's headed south and home.

Once I get back from the CMU event I'm ready for the next engine build!
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline 94touring

Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #277 on: April 27, 2018, 03:04:10 PM »
An afternoon of brushing on por-15. Turned out nice.  Will be putting a new water pump on without the bypass.  Then I can fit the rest.

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Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #278 on: April 27, 2018, 03:30:09 PM »
Looking good. 4.gif

Offline MiniDave

Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #279 on: April 27, 2018, 06:18:15 PM »
Looks kinda Chevy orange in that pic.......I like it!
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline BruceK

Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #280 on: April 27, 2018, 06:25:23 PM »
It reminds me of the cover photo of David Vizardís old Mini book.
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Offline 94touring

Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #281 on: April 27, 2018, 06:34:45 PM »
Ha yeah it does Bruce.

Very much red.  The aluminum paint on the gearbox and clutch cover turned out very slick looking.

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #282 on: April 27, 2018, 08:48:47 PM »
Looking good. Excited to see one in black  ;D
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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: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #283 on: April 27, 2018, 09:41:38 PM »
Black paint is ready to go on it! I think next week spring will stay consistently warm to finally finish off all the blasting too.

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #284 on: April 27, 2018, 09:48:37 PM »
Yea all Iíve got done here is cleaning off the frames. Need to get them painted.
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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: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #285 on: May 07, 2018, 05:23:06 PM »
Back to the air filter situation.  I was initially concerned with airflow with sock filters on my ram pipes, then Dave confirmed it with the guy running the dyno day.  So that won't work.  Finding a filter that works with my setup is nill.  Custom work it is.  Thought perhaps going with my stub stack mod setup but fitting a taller filter.  My ram pipes are 2.5 inches tall, so ideally a filter in the 4 inch height range.  Not being home or even having an engine installed in any minis at the moment makes calculations tricky.  I know a standard pancake filter base and lid are 5.37 inches in diameter.  This 4 inches tall will surely not fit just eye balling pictures.  What I've come up with is buying alloy plate disc 3.5 inches in diameter, which I can shift accordingly before cutting out the hs4 openings.  Then clamping a filter to the disc base.  Found a k&n filter with some specs that I'm thinking will work.  I really need to test fit and finalise measurements before dropping money on $90 worth of filters though.  Couple pics as references to my thinking.  The socks are about 4 inches tall, so maybe 6 inches mounted on the bell.  They just barely brush up against the body. 
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Offline 94touring

Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #286 on: May 11, 2018, 11:29:08 AM »
Test fit the carbs on my clubman and verified the cone filters will fit.  The round disc came in and I promptly cut them to match up to an hs4.  However, I got carried away with the offset for extra clearance and didn't consider the bell of the velocity stacks being in the way of the filter where it tapers to the top.  So need to cut a couple new disc.  Luckily they're only a few bucks each.

Offline MiniDave

Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #287 on: May 11, 2018, 05:28:08 PM »
what discs?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline 94touring

Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #288 on: May 11, 2018, 05:58:35 PM »
The disc for the air filters to mount to.  I need something round a hose clamp will clamp to.  The carb is as you know a funky shape.  I'll get pics once it's all done and official to show it off. 

Offline 94touring

Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #289 on: May 24, 2018, 12:40:49 PM »
Ok, have a winner.  Though the inner diameter of the filters were a tad narrow, so I reshaped the filters a bit so the inside clears the bell of the velocity stacks.

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #290 on: May 24, 2018, 01:19:29 PM »
That's pretty slick.  Looks good too.
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 MiniDave

Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #291 on: May 24, 2018, 01:33:10 PM »
The main thing is he'll have filters....not running them means another overhaul in very short order. These should let his velocity stacks work properly too. According to the Prather Racing boys, you need clearance around the sides of the bells as well as over the top.
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline 94touring

Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #292 on: May 24, 2018, 01:41:14 PM »
Took it a step further and cut the inner section of the rubber tops off and adhered the foam tops from the socks.

Offline 94touring

Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #293 on: June 05, 2018, 12:23:12 PM »
Now that Mark is blasted it's time to blast my floors. 

Rear seat belt and hardware removal.  -4 pounds.

Offline 94touring

Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #294 on: June 06, 2018, 12:07:43 PM »
There had to be 10lbs of undercoat removed.  Found a few areas of swiss cheese but nothing too crazy.  The previous overcill job, while ugly, will at least be sealed off good and tight now.

Offline 94touring

Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #295 on: June 07, 2018, 04:43:32 PM »
Floors are sealed and sealed.  Rust has no chance at these floors.  Por-15 is a little tedious with a brush but really does the job.

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #296 on: June 07, 2018, 05:02:58 PM »
Looking good, those my doors in the background of the second pic?
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: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #297 on: June 07, 2018, 05:09:32 PM »
Yep. 3 sets sitting there ready for work.

Offline 94touring

Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #298 on: June 08, 2018, 03:21:25 PM »
It's back off the rotisserie and floor masked off. Degreased the body and began prepping for paint.  Won't be much longer and ot will be rolling on the subframes.

Offline 94touring

Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Reply #299 on: June 15, 2018, 09:08:40 AM »
Looks like I'm ready for paint.  Hoping to find time next week to get it sprayed.  Need to prep my doors, boot, and bonnet, but not a whole lot to them to be done luckily.