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 Forum: For Sale   Topic: Wanted: 5Jx10 Minilites or Mambas

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:27 pm 

Replies: 0
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I'm looking to replace some damaged wheels so I don't necessarily need a full set so if anyone has an odd 10" Minilite or Mamba wheels sitting in a shed then please let me know.

Thanks

 Forum: For Sale   Topic: For breaking 1994 Spi.

 Post subject: Re: For breaking 1994 Spi.
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:45 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 4956


Thanks James, let me have a look at my tyre options and what work I'd need to do to get them to fit. Cheers.

 Forum: For Sale   Topic: For breaking 1994 Spi.

 Post subject: Re: For breaking 1994 Spi.
Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:04 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 4956


jocelynn wrote:
13x6 wheels missing one centre cap 200 euro


Hi James,

I don't suppose you'd have another one of these wheels hanging around to make up a set of 5? (colour of 5th wouldn't matter). If you do I'd be interested in taking all 5 as a set.

Thanks,

James

 Forum: For Sale   Topic: For sale 10x6 revos

 Post subject: Re: For sale 10x6 revos
Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:23 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 2315


Hiya,

Are these still available?

Thanks,

J.

 Forum: General   Topic: 10" Tyre Fitters North Dublin?

Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:11 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1651


I'm looking for somewhere in North Dublin who have the right gear to fit 10" tyres (most places I've tried, their machine can't grab the small wheels). I've been fitting them myself at home with a manual tyre changer, getting the old tyres off isn't too bad but it's a fair struggle to get the n...

 Forum: General   Topic: Mini Pickup Bed

 Post subject: Re: Mini Pickup Bed
Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:01 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1512


You can get DIY kits for this, google 'bedliner', it's used a bit in the States for pickups there.

 Forum: General   Topic: Stage 1 kit

 Post subject: Re: Stage 1 kit
Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:47 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 1244


The main heat problem is where the manifold heats the carb float chamber due to the proximity of both ,its usually worst were you fit an LCB with a HIF carb or Twin HS carbs and its best to fit a heatshield under the carb. In this case (if standard) its a 988 with a HS4 so heat shouldn't be a probl...

 Forum: General   Topic: waxoyl for underbody

 Post subject: Re: waxoyl for underbody
Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:51 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 1535


Maybe put down plastic under the car to catch drips?

 Forum: General   Topic: parts stolen on mini

 Post subject: Re: parts stolen on mini
Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:44 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 1453


Surely if you believe the parts were stolen you should get the Guards involved?

 Forum: General   Topic: My Mini fails it's NCT

 Post subject: Re: My Mini fails it's NCT
Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:22 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 5432


Sorry I should have been more specific :) , I used this method to unscrew the ball joint from the end of a trackrod which was stubborn. I have a scissors type splitter for removing the ball joint taper from the hub carrier.

 Forum: General   Topic: My Mini fails it's NCT

 Post subject: Re: My Mini fails it's NCT
Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:34 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 5432


Scary accident. That's why I only ever use a heat gun, I think it's safer, I know it'll never produce the same heat as a gas torch but all you need is a relative heat change (hence the ice cube) to get the stubborn item to crack.

 Forum: General   Topic: My Mini fails it's NCT

 Post subject: Re: My Mini fails it's NCT
Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:48 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 5432


Wow that's a new one one me, did he use a gas torch and make it red hot? I only use a heat gun and an ice cube so it's not getting red hot or anything.

 Forum: General   Topic: My Mini fails it's NCT

 Post subject: Re: My Mini fails it's NCT
Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:20 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 5432


No I don't have an impact driver, I was trying the 'old school' method of turning the screwdriver and hitting it with a hammer. I might also try the hot and cold method which normally works a treat with ball joints on track rod ends :)

 Forum: General   Topic: My Mini fails it's NCT

 Post subject: Re: My Mini fails it's NCT
Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:33 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 5432


Thanks :D Overall the shell is completely solid. The only rust is on the bottoms of the doors. I'll start tackling them during the week too - once I get them off that is....I tried to remove the passenger door last night but the screws on the hinge didn't want to move. I've sprayed them with penetra...

 Forum: General   Topic: My Mini fails it's NCT

 Post subject: Re: My Mini fails it's NCT
Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:37 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 5432


I went at the passenger footwell this evening with a hammer & chisel for a bit and as I knew it would be, perfectly solid metal. http://jqmx0.brinkster.net/jqmx0/MiniDead/MinideadMeArse.jpg Primary structural fail my arse!! I'll straighten the floorpan a bit before I go back with it. If this was...

 Forum: General   Topic: My Mini fails it's NCT

 Post subject: My Mini fails it's NCT
Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:00 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 5432


After I bought the Mini back in February I took it for its first NCT. The car passed the test without any problems. I took it for it's test again today and it failed. Here's what is failed on. Emissions - I'm ok with this because I did adjust the idle screw on the carb I must have just overdone it. ...

 Forum: General   Topic: Anything else worth saving?????

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:49 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 1463


My first car was a Mk2 Fiesta.......ah it takes me back :D

 Forum: General   Topic: Who has Cobra Monaco Pro seats fitted?

Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:59 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1907


Thanks for taking the time to take the photos. :)

I can sense that my credit card is about to take a battering :lol:

 Forum: General   Topic: Who has Cobra Monaco Pro seats fitted?

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:04 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1907


If you could take photos of your seats that would be great as it'd give me confidence that they will fit without difficulty. I'm not fussed about carrying passengers as this car is mainly for competition.

 Forum: General   Topic: Who has Cobra Monaco Pro seats fitted?

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:07 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1907


Thanks for the help guys, seats are a decent investment and I want to make sure I'll be able to live with the ones I get. The Clubman is a nice looking seat and I like the fact it's not too broad at the shoulders as it means (hopefully) I won't have too much trouble fitting them. I presume they don'...

 Forum: General   Topic: Who has Cobra Monaco Pro seats fitted?

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:31 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1907


Funnily enough, it was a photo of your interior I found when searching the forum that started me looking at Monaco seats :D

I'm open to other suggestions if anyone has some.

Mackers car.... :)
Image

 Forum: General   Topic: Who has Cobra Monaco Pro seats fitted?

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:55 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 1907


I'm looking at options for replacement seats for my 88 Mayfair. As I'm hoping to take the car to the odd trackday (as well as multivenue autotests) I'm thinking of getting fixed bucket seats. At the moment Cobra Monaco Pro seats are the leading contenders. I've seen photos of Monaco S seats fitted i...

 Forum: General   Topic: Tyre Fitting - North Dublin

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:12 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 1620


Thanks guys, I'm surprised no-one has mentioned anywhere on the northside of Dublin. If I can't find anywhere then I guess I'll have to head over at some stage.

 Forum: General   Topic: Tyre Fitting - North Dublin

 Post subject: Tyre Fitting - North Dublin
Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 6:54 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 1620


Can anyone recommend anywhere to fit tyres to 10" wheels in North Dublin? My local place had a go but their equipment won't grip the wheel.

 Forum: General   Topic: Anyone fitted the Minispares 12" to 10" kit?

Posted: Sun May 30, 2010 7:17 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 2203


@ minionly : I'm in Dublin @ jocelynn : I was able to reuse the original one, the binding was down to the rear shield. I managed to find a picture of someone in the uk who fitted the kit and they didn't have the shield either. I've tightened up the hub nut and it's all good so far. The new calipers ...
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