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Colin Jenkins
Posted on: March 28th, 2019, 21:16:08 Quote Report to Moderator
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Quoted from Philip_Davenport, posted March 18th, 2019, 12:32:45 at here
Cheers Mike, Do you have any hints on exhaust?
As loud as possible as it doesn't need MOT and we want people to hear the car, as they wont see it..



I had a Minispares LCB manifold and an RC40 2 box exhaust system on my old Mk2 which just required a chrome tail pipe extension to make it exit clear of the rear panel.

The paint will be cellelose so will respond to 1200 wet&dry and fercela G3 compound. touching in any damage will be easy too if you can get a colour match

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Graham_Thurston
Posted on: March 29th, 2019, 10:06:28 Quote Report to Moderator
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Van tank in stainless from Minispares about £160
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Philip_Davenport
Posted on: March 29th, 2019, 11:07:25 Quote Report to Moderator
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My van tank was £95+ £10 delivery from Gumtree (seller is daytonaracebits) on  0121 4333 176.
It has a good paint on the outside but I think nothing inside, so it could rust from the inside out.


Thanks for the hints on the exhaust. The car has an LCB manifold already but I need to see whether it is any use, or scrap. I get the rest soon.

About the paint, I'm confused so far .. I post some pictures to show why...  

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mike brown
Posted on: March 29th, 2019, 11:35:13 Quote Report to Moderator
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All tanks are bare on the inside the idea is the fuel stops it from rusting.
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Neil KilBane
Posted on: March 29th, 2019, 16:25:50 Quote Report to Moderator
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just a little fine tuning left to do.


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I was lucky enough to buy a pair of galvinised van tanks that were made in Canada back in 2004 at the IMM in Norfolk. Back then they were £95 each too.

 
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Gary Marlow
Posted on: March 29th, 2019, 16:51:31 Quote Report to Moderator
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My original tank rusted on the inside and through the tank, just above the line of the fuel that was left sitting in the tank, fortunately have another new one that I bought many years ago and is sealed so should be fine when I finally get onto it.
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Philip_Davenport
Posted on: March 30th, 2019, 18:00:54
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I might regret it but i ordered a tin of Rustoleum paint and some rollers ...i reckon i can lay on some coats and cut it back...

I'm practicing on the front panel and bonnet first. Here's a picture.

I share the garden with the dog so stuck a vacuum cleaner on the sander and didn't cover hhe garden in old paint..

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mike brown
Posted on: March 30th, 2019, 19:04:48 Quote Report to Moderator
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All cars were hand painted once. I've seen good results with a roller and cutting back it's edges and corners that will catch you out. A soft pad on a DA is great for flatting back the paint ready to polish up.
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Philip_Davenport
Posted on: April 4th, 2019, 11:22:26
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The lenses on the rear lights are cracked so i thought replacing the lenses could be an easy job..

There are no number plate lights at the back, so i noticed that there is a clear bit on the red lens. Not sure if you can see it.... This is number plate light.

Anyway i tried to find replacement and it turns out these are lights for an IFOR trailer.. not a car...

So ... i tried to unscrew the lens and it is seized. The screw is soft so just gets mashed up. I had to buy two new full units, for a trailer...  eeek!

Nothing is easy..

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Posted on: April 4th, 2019, 20:53:51 Quote Report to Moderator
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Those lights say "trailer"! Get some Mini Van rear lights and fit them upside down. Then a repro Lucas number plate lamp or a die-cast Mini one.
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Philip_Davenport
Posted on: April 9th, 2019, 12:12:49 Quote Report to Moderator
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Craig said earlier: Be prepared, you will spend a lot more than you bargained for!
My wife has noticed that she is not getting invited to the Ritz for Sunday high tea anymore  
It might be a bit crass to talk about it but the car is costing a few quid and it is a rusty heap on the drive at the moment ..

£1050   Paid for car
£170     View & fetch car (Petrol for 2 visits then diesel + transporterhire.co.uk 120 miles)
£15       T-Cut & Polish
£105     Petrol tank
£25       Seat belts (8x Racing eye bolts & 4x Harness snap hooks)
£40       Paint (2.5L Rustoleum Combi-Colour & quality rollers)
£25       Trailer lights
£75       Fit petrol tank (Tank sender, screws, sealing rings, Monza fuel cap, Hylomar gasket, fuel hose, stainless fittings..)

So we're at £1500 so far .... eeek!

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mike brown
Posted on: April 9th, 2019, 18:37:13 Quote Report to Moderator
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If it makes you feel better I finished building a long wheelbase foers ibex last year. That cost me £15k over 5 years when you consider that if I'd bought the kit new (mine was an un-started kit off ebay) it would of cost £12k for the kit alone.
Mini marcos/Jem are cheap to build....
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Philip_Davenport
Posted on: April 10th, 2019, 10:56:03 Quote Report to Moderator
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much respect !  

IBEX looks a cracking car... complete opposite of the tiny little Mini Marcos ..

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mike brown
Posted on: April 10th, 2019, 14:45:39 Quote Report to Moderator
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I'm currently banned from starting my Jem until I've finished the house and another little project (building a caravan using a lorry fridge box).
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Philip_Davenport
Posted on: April 10th, 2019, 17:32:39
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Hi Mike,
Your partner sounds very sensible..  wants the caravan holiday and a place to send you when you strip an engine on the kitchen table..

I'm glad you're not banned from making dashboards.

it looks fab !!

Many thanks!

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