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Old 30-10-2018, 02:38 PM   #466
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WOW cracking job!
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Old 30-10-2018, 02:46 PM   #467
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Cheers, there are just a couple of wrinkles left but I can put up with them. The hair dryer is a must to make it supple.

Now the fun of getting the raspberrys back in the car.

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Old 04-11-2018, 08:31 PM   #468
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Well they are back in. The frame at the back has distorted a little when fitting and the front isn't quite in place but I was getting a bit frustrated so as they are in and ok thought I'd try again when I was in a better mood.

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Old 11-02-2019, 10:50 PM   #469
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Late update. Lights were not and issue for the MOT (had a spare set in the back of the car just in case). Fuel tank was leaking so had to change that and had to put the new pick up and return in it. Had a moment of panic when I went to start up and thought I might have put the sender on upside down. But all is well.

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Old 15-02-2019, 10:37 AM   #470
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Glad to hear it was a relatively painless mot. I think the spiyda fuel gauge wizard that i fitted has a jumper link on it that lets you invert the fuel gauge feed anyway, so it wouldn't have been a total pain to sort

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Old 15-02-2019, 11:29 AM   #471
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What I'm looking for is some seat covers for the front but every set I find is two piece or just to keep the seat clean when you're working on it. I did see one set that looked good then saw the near 200 price tag and changed my mind.

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Old 15-02-2019, 11:32 AM   #472
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Ouch, the seats are from a toyota mr2 roadster (mk3) so it might be easier to just buy a spare set from a scrap car

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Old 25-02-2019, 08:20 PM   #473
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Got some cheap covers for now. Fitted some led reversing and fog lights as I'd caught the others on the ramps.

Problem is, the raspberry won't start this morning. Flooded and now the battery is near flat, will have to wait for my wife's car to try and jump it. Plugs dried off. Hope it is nothing serious. Put it in the garage Sat won't start Monday, weird.

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Old 23-03-2019, 09:13 PM   #474
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Got some cheap covers for now. Fitted some led reversing and fog lights as I'd caught the others on the ramps.

Problem is, the raspberry won't start this morning. Flooded and now the battery is near flat, will have to wait for my wife's car to try and jump it. Plugs dried off. Hope it is nothing serious. Put it in the garage Sat won't start Monday, weird.

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Forgot to update. Changed the plugs for some Denso iridiums and with a charged battery it finally started. It's been running great since. Gear change out of first is stiff and out of third third stiffer still. I am nearly convinced it is the linkage. It'll come off in the summer for a bit of work.

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Old 07-04-2019, 09:52 PM   #475
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Glad its running well with new plugs. They are new ones that were on it, but can't remember the make. Possibly NGK which don't have the best reputation for long term reliability

Agree its prob linkage too

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Old 08-04-2019, 05:55 PM   #476
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I was out with the mini club on Saturday it was a good run with about 10 cars. I think we are up over the border some time this year for some show.

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Old 09-04-2019, 07:35 PM   #477
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Reminded of the vagaries of fuel gauges this morning when the mini ran out of juice 100 yards from a petrol station but at one of the busiest junctions in Newcastle. Luckily had a full can with me.

But then it cut out again on the way home. Air lock I think / hope. Ran fine the rest of the 12 miles home at 70.

That'll teach me not to fill up soon enough.

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Old 21-04-2019, 04:00 PM   #478
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Took the car for a run today with the mini club. The lift pump was not coming on unless I manually switched it on. Then on the way home the car cut out the times, it started again after being sat for a few minutes. I think the lift pump was not always working and the pump in the engine bay was taking all the strain. I don't know if it was then over heating or what. I'm going to start by replacing the switch for the list pump (as is the less expensive option) and order a new pump for the engine bay. Seen some on ebay not to expensive https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F171662360424

Do you fellas think it will be ok?


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Old 21-04-2019, 06:58 PM   #479
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IMO the inlet is a tad large @15mm I have one here for Vauxhall that will work, pm me your name if your on Facebook or an email address and I'll send you some photos?

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Old 21-04-2019, 08:19 PM   #480
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You have 2 fuel pumps?
Are you running a swirl pot setup?
Id just simplify it and run a normal high pressure setup with a single in tank pump.


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