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 Post subject: Re: My new Mini!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:42 pm 
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Whats your location?: Sandyford, Dublin
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: Matte black Leyland Mini Clubman 1380cc.
Location: Dublin
Thanks lads!! haha
Ill be resprayin it in August hopefully!! Same colour just the current coat was shitly done!

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 Post subject: Re: My new Mini!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:06 pm 
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Whats your location?: Sandyford, Dublin
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What Minis have you?: Matte black Leyland Mini Clubman 1380cc.
Location: Dublin
Ok I figure its been a long time since I was on the forum or updated anything bout my mini!!
Well a lot has happened to it since my last post!! Figured out the previous owner didnt do a great job at making it very mechanically or electrically sound!!

Firstly heres a few pics of what Ive managed to get my mini like before all the trouble!!

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Removed the spots!
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Nice roofrack!
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Carpets out, resprayed the rollcage white & stickerbombed panel!

Then came the trouble!! The previous owner didnt offset bore the 2nd & 3rd cylinder correctly which left to small a gap between them leading to a crack in the main block!! =(
So then I sent it off to HRE and they did an amazing job at rebuilding the motor! I cant praise them enough for how great theyve been to me!!!
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But unfortunatly whilst Paul and Gary were test drivin the (what I was told to be) amazing new motor, it caught fire and burnt out!! This was caused by the old battery cable which caught fire and caught onto the empty washer box which then just spread like wildfire!!
Thankfully they got out unharmed and managed to stop the fire taking the whole car!! The shell was strong enough so that was good news!! And the engine wasnt wreaked!!
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So we were lucky enough in someway!! But the rebuild is underway and we've gotten it sandblasted and ready for paint!!

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The sound engine not bad off at all!

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Sandblasted!!

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Finaly the battery cable that started it all!!

New interior is to be ordered along with bonnet and windscreen but its well under way so hopefully the new year will bring my little mini , 'Patches' , back!!
Ill keep this post updated as it comes together!! =)

Again huge thanks to HRE!! They've been so great since I bought wee patches last year!!

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 Post subject: Re: My new Mini!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:33 pm 
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Whats your location?: THE FRIDGE
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What Minis have you?: 110bhp 1968 mkII
Modifications: NEW Custom flakey paint
Location: The Fridge I told ye!!
aww man!!

excuse the pun but I am gutted for you!
your mini had quite a few nice touches to it, but at least it's in capable hands!

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 Post subject: Re: My new Mini!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:02 pm 
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Whats your location?: Sandyford, Dublin
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What Minis have you?: Matte black Leyland Mini Clubman 1380cc.
Location: Dublin
Cheers man!! Yeah its in great hands!!!
Sure now when its done itll be all to my own liking!!!

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 Post subject: Re: My new Mini!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:13 pm 
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sorry to hear that man, remember admiring it out and about and even had another look at it 2 months ago in pauls, at least it wasn't destroyed and paul was ok...

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 Post subject: Re: My new Mini!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:37 pm 
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Whats your location?: tallaght dublin 24
Region: Southern
What Minis have you?: leyland mini clubman 76 saloon
Modifications: painted in granit graey. 1293 engine block bored out too 1312. sw5 cam .1.5 high lift rolling rockers. electrionic fuel pump .webber 45 carb. millennium rc40 exhuast system center exit. copper 10inch brake set up .and dunlop d1s alloys .
Location: co.dublin
Ah wat a shame ste i seen this mini in the flesh up in pauls such a lovely michine hope it goes well for u mate


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 Post subject: Re: My new Mini!
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:12 pm 
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Whats your location?: Sandyford, Dublin
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What Minis have you?: Matte black Leyland Mini Clubman 1380cc.
Location: Dublin
Thanks lads!! Yeah most important thing was paul and gary werent hurt!!!

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 Post subject: Re: My new Mini!
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:19 pm 
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Whats your location?: Mullingar
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1985 Matte Black Mini Mayfair
Modifications: the matte black paint,standard arches,white rover style minilites,removable,roof racks, bonnet,honda prelude bucket seats ROOF RACKS Ftw!
Location: Westmeath
awh man...loved your car as well! but hey ho no one was hurt and it will be lookin good soon enough! :D
best of luck

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 Post subject: Re: My new Mini!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:23 am 
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Whats your location?: SOUTH EASTERN REGION
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1971 Mini 1000, Yellow 1980 Super Deluxe, 1977 Mini Pick-up, 1980 Minivan, 2003 Vectra GTS Turbo Sport, 1993 Calibra, 2001 Transit Recovery Truck.
Location: Courtown. Wexford.
What a shame! A real kick in the balls man. Chin up and hope u get her back good again soon. Such a shame the doggy battery cable wasn't spotted when the engine was being fitted!

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 Post subject: Re: My new Mini!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:33 pm 
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Whats your location?: Sandyford, Dublin
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What Minis have you?: Matte black Leyland Mini Clubman 1380cc.
Location: Dublin
Cheers lads!! Twill be back in no time!! haha

Ah sure all my electrical cables were wrapped up in a serious amount of black tape!!

Quick update: The front half is sprayed and most bodywork is done!! Havent been out to take pics this week so next week I shall have some!!

Published my first article with I Love Bass on monday which is practically whats up here but keep an eye out on it for, hopefully, some mini events or runs I attend! Hoping to cover a good few events for them and bring the mini community to their attention and others!! =) http://www.ilovebass.co.uk

Well chuffed to be a photographer for em!
Sorry for gettin a bit off topic!

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 Post subject: Re: My new Mini!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:47 am 
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Whats your location?: Sandyford, Dublin
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What Minis have you?: Matte black Leyland Mini Clubman 1380cc.
Location: Dublin
Ok I got out to Pauls last weekend!! And hes done a load of work on gettin the roof and body solid!! Lookin bare but you can see all the hard work thats gone into it!! Seems it was rolled before I bought it as the roof was all uneven and plenty of isopan in it!! haha But we had an idea of that before hand!
Twas tight in the garage for space so heres what I got anyway!

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All the dust from the tedious sanding!
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 Post subject: Re: My new Mini!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:57 am 
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Whats your location?: wicklow
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1275 mayfair auto.
Modifications: stage 1 kit
Location: enniskerry
good work to all included im sure youl be back soon ste i was only lookin at the pics from dun laoighre over the weekend, hope to see as soon as your sorted :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: My new Mini!
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:59 am 
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Whats your location?: Sandyford, Dublin
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What Minis have you?: Matte black Leyland Mini Clubman 1380cc.
Location: Dublin
Cheers! Ah there were good times had!! Yeah well def meet up for an ole chat and shoot or somethin!! Hope your minis still going strong!?

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 Post subject: Re: My new Mini!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:36 am 
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Whats your location?: Mullingar
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1985 Matte Black Mini Mayfair
Modifications: the matte black paint,standard arches,white rover style minilites,removable,roof racks, bonnet,honda prelude bucket seats ROOF RACKS Ftw!
Location: Westmeath
Update, mr.golden haha

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 Post subject: Re: My new Mini!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:59 am 
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Whats your location?: Sandyford, Dublin
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Ok so its been a while since I updated but here it is,

So the cars come a long way since the last update!!
Ill Just let the photos do all the talking!

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This is how its sitting now!

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And the old bits,

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 Post subject: Re: My new Mini!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:36 pm 
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Whats your location?: Mullingar
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What Minis have you?: 1985 Matte Black Mini Mayfair
Modifications: the matte black paint,standard arches,white rover style minilites,removable,roof racks, bonnet,honda prelude bucket seats ROOF RACKS Ftw!
Location: Westmeath
Coming along nicely!! :D

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 Post subject: Re: My new Mini!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:57 pm 
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Whats your location?: THE FRIDGE
Region: Aboard
What Minis have you?: 110bhp 1968 mkII
Modifications: NEW Custom flakey paint
Location: The Fridge I told ye!!
I'm liking the green starmags a lot!

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 Post subject: Re: My new Mini!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:48 pm 
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Whats your location?: Sandyford, Dublin
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What Minis have you?: Matte black Leyland Mini Clubman 1380cc.
Location: Dublin
Thanks guys!

macker wrote:
I'm liking the green starmags a lot!


Haha thanks they turned out exactly how I wanted love em!

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 Post subject: Re: My new Mini!
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:46 pm 
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Whats your location?: Sandyford, Dublin
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What Minis have you?: Matte black Leyland Mini Clubman 1380cc.
Location: Dublin
Ok update time!!

Engine just dropped in! =)
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How its a lookin now!
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Oh and the new doorcards before they were cut to shape.
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 Post subject: Re: My new Mini!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:49 pm 
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Whats your location?: Mullingar
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1985 Matte Black Mini Mayfair
Modifications: the matte black paint,standard arches,white rover style minilites,removable,roof racks, bonnet,honda prelude bucket seats ROOF RACKS Ftw!
Location: Westmeath
Getting exciting now man :D!!!

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 Post subject: Re: My new Mini!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:14 pm 
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Whats your location?: THE FRIDGE
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What Minis have you?: 110bhp 1968 mkII
Modifications: NEW Custom flakey paint
Location: The Fridge I told ye!!
[quote="st3e"]How its a lookin now!
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I think it looks awesome as it is right here!
just throw some wheels onto it and don't do anything else except drive it 8)

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 Post subject: Re: My new Mini!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:44 pm 
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Whats your location?: Sandyford, Dublin
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What Minis have you?: Matte black Leyland Mini Clubman 1380cc.
Location: Dublin
Haha tis gettin exciting!!

Haha thanks macker wouldnt mind doing that but think it would be best to finish it off! =)

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 Post subject: Re: My new Mini!
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:36 pm 
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Whats your location?: West Cork
Region: Southern
What Minis have you?: 1983 Mini City E
Just read through this from start to now...fair play to all the work you've done lad.

Hope she's not far now from being taken from a spin. Looking forward to seeing more of the updates and best of luck with her! :)


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 Post subject: Re: My new Mini!
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:41 pm 
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Whats your location?: just out side Mitchlestown.
Region: Southern
What Minis have you?: 1995 Mini Sprite, Elmo.
Location: Tipp/Cork border
love this rebuild! great pics too, you into photography?

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 Post subject: Re: My new Mini!
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:07 pm 
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Whats your location?: Mullingar
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1985 Matte Black Mini Mayfair
Modifications: the matte black paint,standard arches,white rover style minilites,removable,roof racks, bonnet,honda prelude bucket seats ROOF RACKS Ftw!
Location: Westmeath
Yeah he does photography at college :P!!

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