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Neil KilBane
Posted on: August 31st, 2010, 07:34:59 Quote Report to Moderator
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just a little fine tuning left to do.


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Just find out the angle on the insert in the wheel, it should be either 60 or 45  or if it is based on the steel wheels it will be rounded.

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Simon Robinson
Posted on: August 31st, 2010, 07:50:39 Quote Report to Moderator
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OK thanks Neil, will add that to the "to do" list. Waiting to hear back from Compomotive about the centre caps.

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Neil KilBane
Posted on: August 31st, 2010, 22:44:27 Quote Report to Moderator
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Use the top of an aerosol can and get some stickers made up

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Simon Robinson
Posted on: September 1st, 2010, 07:48:53 Quote Report to Moderator
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That's an alternative Neil, I just need to find four matching aerosol cans!

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Simon Robinson
Posted on: September 2nd, 2010, 16:58:14 Quote Report to Moderator
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Well, Compmotive weren't much help! Firstly the chap I spoke to asked if the wheel centres had a groove to take a cap (after I'd said that I only needed a couple of replacements bacuse I had the others...) then he's not really sure which size it is and points me to their website. I'd already seen the list on their site - that's why I emailed to find which ones I needed!

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Roger Garland
Posted on: September 2nd, 2010, 21:22:26 Quote Report to Moderator
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Simon - I think Neil was serious about the lids from aerosol cans.
Certainly I've used them in the past when faced with a similar problem - and they looked quite good!

You can spray them black (or whatever colour you fancy) then get a set of Mini Marcos 46mm wheel centres as advertised in mag 117

The only slight problem is that mag 117 hasn't come out yet, so nobody else knows about these wheel centres - well, not unless they read this message

Roger
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Simon Robinson
Posted on: September 3rd, 2010, 06:05:33 Quote Report to Moderator
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I'll give it a try and see what it looks like. No good trying at the moment - the wheels aren't on the car! Whatever happens I'll certainly be looking at the MM wheel centres.

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Simon Robinson
Posted on: September 4th, 2010, 19:04:46 Quote Report to Moderator
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For those that really care, I believe that 66mm Minilite caps will fit (ordered one from minispares to test), and they are rounded seat nuts rather than 60 or 45 degree.

Spent the morning cleaning the rocker cover and other parts, it's gradually coming together...though now the rugby season has started again, (and I'm back at work after the summer break) it won't get as much attention.

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Simon Robinson
Posted on: September 12th, 2010, 17:46:46 Quote Report to Moderator
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Update - finally got the flywheel off, only to find I'd misread the minispares website. Thought a Pre-90 Verto was a Pre Verto clutch, wrong! Hope they'll take it back!

Got all the metalwork under the front wheel arches Hammerited now, looks a lot better than rusty metal. Brake & clutch master cylinders in, a lot of brake pipework done, not much left to do on the front end then it's time to tackle the rear subframe...

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Neil KilBane
Posted on: September 12th, 2010, 22:06:48 Quote Report to Moderator
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Quoted from Simon Robinson, posted September 12th, 2010, 17:46:46 at here
Thought a Pre-90 Verto was a Pre Verto clutch, wrong! Hope they'll take it back!


I thought they were either Verto or non Verto  

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Simon Robinson
Posted on: September 13th, 2010, 05:56:43 Quote Report to Moderator
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Either way, I got the wrong one - minspares describe them as verto or pre-verto. Description is a bit confusing though...

By the way, neither the 66mm or 61mm centre caps fitted - found a 63mm one that should be the right size.

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Simon Robinson
Posted on: September 14th, 2010, 08:23:13 Quote Report to Moderator
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Happily there's no problem with them taking the old clutch back for a refund - good news as the pre-verto is a lot cheaper! Dad's managed to get most of the front brakes together, keeping my fingers crossed in the next couple of weeks the front end will be ready.

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Simon Robinson
Posted on: September 18th, 2010, 21:48:29 Quote Report to Moderator
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After only a month it's amazing what progress has been made - front brakes all done, clutch ready to go in, replacement halogen lights instead of the Lucas sealed beam ones. Front end is most of the way there now, then not much to be done at the back except the subframe & petrol tank. Needs a new radiator but not really a problem, standard 3 core Mini rad awaiting order from minspares (want to know if I'm getting a refund or credit for the wrong clutch). New radiator pipes need to be made as well - old ones were a bit of home brew engineering!

Finally found the right centre caps - 63mm Weller centres fit like a dream.

I've been lucky as the car was obviously built by someone taking it seriously - decent parts and looks good considering the life it's had for the last two decades.

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Neil KilBane
Posted on: September 18th, 2010, 21:51:26 Quote Report to Moderator
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Photos please

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Simon Robinson
Posted on: September 18th, 2010, 22:16:37 Quote Report to Moderator
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Will take some once the front end's a bit tidier, when the clutch is on it will actually look more photogenic...

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