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 Post subject: return of the mkII
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:01 am 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 61 van,68 MKII,
75 Clubman estate,
80 1275GT
91 RSP Cooper
Location: Between an A series and a G13B
Just back from engerland where I picked up my newly restored shell and to say that they did a top job is an understatment so now its trying to find a place for all the bits I stripped out of it over a year ago,should be fun.Its the first irish built car that somerford restored and they said that there were a few differences to the english built ones.I will post pics soon and now theres nothing stopping me from having it ready for the MTM Classic.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:44 am 
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Whats your location?: Ballyhooly, North Cork
Region: Southern
What Minis have you?: 1967 Morris Cooper, 1967 Austin Mini auto, 1968 Wolseley Hornet x2, 1981 Clubman Estate
Location: Ballyhooly North Cork
Good luck with the car. What model Mk2 is it? Engine size etc?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:04 pm 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 61 van,68 MKII,
75 Clubman estate,
80 1275GT
91 RSP Cooper
Location: Between an A series and a G13B
850 with 3 clock dash and rear opening quarter light windows and assembled by lincoln and nolan so that makes it an austin,it was first registered in dublin on the 22 of april,1968 and then sold by brian sheehy car sales in tralee in early 69 and i bought it off that owner in april 91,sprayed it brg with a white roof and when charlie mcgreevy brought out the ssia,i spied my chance sure what else would you spend your money on,a new modern car i don,t think so


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:33 pm 
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Whats your location?: Dublin
Region: Eastern
Glad to hear you have it back. Look forward to seeing the photos, and the car in the metal


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:28 pm 
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Whats your location?: Drogheda
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: Traveller
Turbo
Hornet
Equinox
MINI Clubman
Location: LOUTH
Glad to hear they did a good job, I get all my parts there.Good to see another Mk.II , we had three in Kilaloo last weekend. Would be interested in hearing where the body was different. Best of luck with the rebuild


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 9:33 pm 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 61 van,68 MKII,
75 Clubman estate,
80 1275GT
91 RSP Cooper
Location: Between an A series and a G13B
not so much the body but the way it was constructed and put together ,gas brazing instead of spot welding in many parts of the body, will be happy to show the photos of the restoration at the next meeting including jacking the doors to get the right fit just like longbridge


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:49 am 
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Great news , it took time but I am sure its worth it the wait , did they use my doors? bring on the photos.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:14 am 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 61 van,68 MKII,
75 Clubman estate,
80 1275GT
91 RSP Cooper
Location: Between an A series and a G13B
as good as your doors were they still were not up to the standard that these guys operate at so two new heritage doors were fitted will post pics tonite to see do ye think it was money well spent


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:15 pm 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 61 van,68 MKII,
75 Clubman estate,
80 1275GT
91 RSP Cooper
Location: Between an A series and a G13B
Wel,I thought that with the estate away to the spray painter it was time for an update on the MKII.The plan is to have it ready for the MTM so last week I started the reassembley and so far the wiring loom,headlights,indicators,fuse box,voltage regulator,door switches and 3 clock dash have been installed.By the end of the weekend I hope to have the rear lights,petrol tank and bumpers fitted and then started making up and fitting new petrol and brake pipes so that I can get the subframes on.The plan is to try and have it starting and stopping under its own power by March.More updates to follow soon.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:41 am 
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Whats your location?: Longford
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1971 Mini Marcos.
1984 Mini Sprite
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Modifications: 1380cc
Weber45
S/C CR gearbox and drop gears
Location: Longford
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:44 pm 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 61 van,68 MKII,
75 Clubman estate,
80 1275GT
91 RSP Cooper
Location: Between an A series and a G13B
Well,Ive busy putting the MKII back together for the MTM and so far I,ve fitted both subframes and today I pumped up the hydro suspension.As you can see,its higher in the back by about 50mm so does anyone know a cure for this.Hopefully by mnday I,ll have all the systems bled and the engine starting.
[IMG]http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s81/kerryminigringo/CIMG0394.jpg[/IMG]

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:46 pm 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 61 van,68 MKII,
75 Clubman estate,
80 1275GT
91 RSP Cooper
Location: Between an A series and a G13B
not working HELP

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:57 pm 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 61 van,68 MKII,
75 Clubman estate,
80 1275GT
91 RSP Cooper
Location: Between an A series and a G13B
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:54 am 
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Whats your location?: Ballyhooly, North Cork
Region: Southern
What Minis have you?: 1967 Morris Cooper, 1967 Austin Mini auto, 1968 Wolseley Hornet x2, 1981 Clubman Estate
Location: Ballyhooly North Cork
If the Marcos isn't ready, I'm sure TMG would offer to sit in the back!

To be honest, neither of my hydros are dead level and they've been that way for years.

Billy


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:59 am 
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Whats your location?: Ballyhooly, North Cork
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What Minis have you?: 1967 Morris Cooper, 1967 Austin Mini auto, 1968 Wolseley Hornet x2, 1981 Clubman Estate
Location: Ballyhooly North Cork
Aidan, the Mk2 looks gorgeous. What colour is it? My '67 auto was a very very similar colour called Titian Beige which I don't think is listed for UK-built Mk1s.

Billy


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:50 am 
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Whats your location?: Drogheda
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: Traveller
Turbo
Hornet
Equinox
MINI Clubman
Location: LOUTH
Driving it should level it out. Looks good


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:37 pm 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 61 van,68 MKII,
75 Clubman estate,
80 1275GT
91 RSP Cooper
Location: Between an A series and a G13B
I had a look at old photos of it before the resto and it was always low in the front so now it has a couple of washers on the knuckles and hopefully when it,s been driven it will settle down a bit.The colour is an old BMC colour called "stone" that was never put on mini,s.It,s only slightly lighter in colour than the original.Hope to have it starting before tuesday.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:49 pm 
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Whats your location?: Dublin
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Looking good, can't wait to see it


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 9:26 pm 
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Whats your location?: Drogheda
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Equinox
MINI Clubman
Location: LOUTH
The workshop book I have shows the correct height from the centre of the wheel to the lip of the wheel arch directly above.
Assuming yours is a later car.
Front 12 5/8" +/- 1/4"
Rear 13 1/8" +/- 1/4"


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 9:41 pm 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 61 van,68 MKII,
75 Clubman estate,
80 1275GT
91 RSP Cooper
Location: Between an A series and a G13B
After 4 years without turning it,s crank in anger the garage was filled with the sound of 848cc,s of power tonight.Roll on the MTM,now where did I put that back seat.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:09 pm 
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What Minis have you?: Mk1 Austin Mini,Mk3 Layland Mini,72Van,81 Clubman Estate, 87 Race carand a 2000 Rover Cooper.
Modifications: Mk1: 998 with flat top slipper pistons, 286 cam, 12G940 head 11:1 compression twin inch and a half SU's 5 speed gearbox. Mk3 998 automatic no mods, 72Van is a pile of rust, , Racer is being built but has the works and the 2000 rover cooper needs an engine again :(
Location: Dublin
Very well done KMG cant wate to see her at the MTM well done.


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 7:21 pm 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 61 van,68 MKII,
75 Clubman estate,
80 1275GT
91 RSP Cooper
Location: Between an A series and a G13B
Big box of goodies arrived from newton commercial today to sort out the interior of the MKII.The push is on to get it ready for the MTM,not much time left.

10" is enough for any man.


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 9:36 am 
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What Minis have you?: Mk1 Austin Mini,Mk3 Layland Mini,72Van,81 Clubman Estate, 87 Race carand a 2000 Rover Cooper.
Modifications: Mk1: 998 with flat top slipper pistons, 286 cam, 12G940 head 11:1 compression twin inch and a half SU's 5 speed gearbox. Mk3 998 automatic no mods, 72Van is a pile of rust, , Racer is being built but has the works and the 2000 rover cooper needs an engine again :(
Location: Dublin
KMG car looks ausome cant wate to see her at MTM :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 9:51 pm 
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Whats your location?: Moville
Co.donegal
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1968 irish mk2
1980 blue mini 1000
Location: Donegal
car looks stunning.il be happy what ever day iget mine to look like that. :D.


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 10:13 pm 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 61 van,68 MKII,
75 Clubman estate,
80 1275GT
91 RSP Cooper
Location: Between an A series and a G13B
The race is on to get the MKII on the road for the MTM.The interior is nearly there and I have a list of things that need finishing but it,s looking good for the big event.Here,s a few pics.

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