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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:29 pm 
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Whats your location?: Lucan Co.Dublin
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1996 Mini Cooper 35 Anniversary Edition
1968 Riley Elf Mk 3
1974 Mini Pickup
1986 Ratlook City
1978 Irish CKD Mini Van
Modifications: Majority of the cars are stock with few custom stuff on engines and exhausts, suspension, wheels
Location: Lucan, Dublin
Just before christmas I bought my second mini. I found it on Donedeal I am sure some of you will recognise it.

This is it when i bought it. It was in ok condition and had been recently restored after lying up for years. ( I will add the pictures of what it was like as previous owner gave them to me. All the donkey work had been done but it needed finishing off. The interior especially was in a bad way. Original carpets were all gone and replaced by a roughly cut piece of underlay and house carpet. It was also leaking due to incorrect door rubbers.

This is it when I bought it.
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With huge help from Paul and James at Minifix have gotten the rubbers sorted (They were an awful job) also there was play in the steering so they fitted a new steering rack. Santa came with four new Cooper S steelies in Old English White and new 165 tyres. They make a hell of a difference to the road holding.

So now it look like this.

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And this week I finally got delivery of the new carpets from Newton Commercial which have made a hell of a difference to the interior. I also got sound deadening material off Vinny Byrnes and the it has quietened down the road noise.

Mods(These few pictures may be help for Tech section as the instructions that come with the carpets are limited to say the least.)

So this was it at the start

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When I took out the seats and started taking out the carpets I discovered one of my floor grommets were letting in water as this shows

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I got sealer to seal them all just to be sure. I then sparyed the floor where tiny little rust spots could be seen with primer.

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I decided to give the heater a flush as it was only ever warm and not hot even after changing the heater valve in engine bay. I discovered why it was crumbling apart in my hands when I took it out.

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Then I fitted Sound deadening followed by Wheel Arch carpet bits then center Crossmember and sill sections as per instructions. All need trimming so do dry runs before glueing them in.

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Then fit bulkhead carpet

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followed by the front and rear sections that can just drop in.

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It finished

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I will try to keep it updated as I continue to do bits and pieces and tidy the Clubbie up.

Thanks for looking.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:58 pm 
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Whats your location?: Belfast
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Very nice and original.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:06 pm 
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Whats your location?: South Dublin
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What Minis have you?: 1995 Mini Mayfair
1994 Mini Sprite
Beautiful Mini you have there, and the carpets look crackin... Well wear :)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:38 pm 
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Whats your location?: roscommon
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Love clubby estates :oops: i love it :wink:

Are this newton carpets ? They look to be well moulded in front of the gear stick


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:56 am 
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Whats your location?: Drogheda
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What Minis have you?: Traveller
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Car looks great,well done, had one years ago.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:06 pm 
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Whats your location?: Lucan Co.Dublin
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What Minis have you?: 1996 Mini Cooper 35 Anniversary Edition
1968 Riley Elf Mk 3
1974 Mini Pickup
1986 Ratlook City
1978 Irish CKD Mini Van
Modifications: Majority of the cars are stock with few custom stuff on engines and exhausts, suspension, wheels
Location: Lucan, Dublin
Yeah the are Newton Carpets. They were great fit everywere really with minimal trimming on the sill sections and wheel arches.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:14 pm 
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Whats your location?: Lucan Co.Dublin
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What Minis have you?: 1996 Mini Cooper 35 Anniversary Edition
1968 Riley Elf Mk 3
1974 Mini Pickup
1986 Ratlook City
1978 Irish CKD Mini Van
Modifications: Majority of the cars are stock with few custom stuff on engines and exhausts, suspension, wheels
Location: Lucan, Dublin
You can see what it looked like after sitting up for 20 years in a shed. Was in a bad way. Would'nt believe it looking at it today.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:11 pm 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 60 Austin Se7en
61 van,68 MKII,
75 Clubman estate,
80 1275GT
91 RSP Cooper
Location: Between an A series and a G13B
I brought this Clubman from Mayo to Dundalk for Johnnie to restore.Looks well with the reverse rims on and even though they are expensive Newton Carpets are worth every penny.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:57 pm 
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Whats your location?: Louth
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What Minis have you?: '88 Austin Mini
Serious restoration. Just beautiful :)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:05 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
Wat A job well done I have all that ahead of me but mines being turned into a van if i cat the panels


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:32 pm 
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Whats your location?: Lucan Co.Dublin
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What Minis have you?: 1996 Mini Cooper 35 Anniversary Edition
1968 Riley Elf Mk 3
1974 Mini Pickup
1986 Ratlook City
1978 Irish CKD Mini Van
Modifications: Majority of the cars are stock with few custom stuff on engines and exhausts, suspension, wheels
Location: Lucan, Dublin
Hav'nt updated this in a while have done a few other things to continue to tidy the Clubman over last few weeks. TH biggest job was the headlining.

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It was'nt in bad condition but it had alrady been painted and the mould/dirt was starting to come back through. I got a new one off Newton in a White colour. Goes lovely with the red so began the task of removing frame and old lining and stretching the new one in all directions to fit properly.

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So removed lining was'nt to bad. Old

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I alos got Bl Badges for the A Pillars and A Clubman Estate badge on Fleabay

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:16 pm 
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Looking good 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:31 pm 
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Whats your location?: Knocklyon Dublin 16,Ireland
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What Minis have you?: 79 Mini Clubman
Modifications: Snot-green,bucket seats,straight through exhaust,artificial grass.
Location: Dublin,ireland
came a long way from the start,looking great

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:48 pm 
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Whats your location?: Dublin,
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What Minis have you?: 1275 MkIII
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Some job, lovely looking


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:43 pm 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
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What Minis have you?: 60 Austin Se7en
61 van,68 MKII,
75 Clubman estate,
80 1275GT
91 RSP Cooper
Location: Between an A series and a G13B
Looks great Stuart,did you purchase an Elf as well.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:34 pm 
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Whats your location?: Lucan Co.Dublin
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1996 Mini Cooper 35 Anniversary Edition
1968 Riley Elf Mk 3
1974 Mini Pickup
1986 Ratlook City
1978 Irish CKD Mini Van
Modifications: Majority of the cars are stock with few custom stuff on engines and exhausts, suspension, wheels
Location: Lucan, Dublin
Yeah the elf is a new arrival it is my Dads though, 1968 mk 3 elf. He finally caught the mini bug and wanted one of his own. It is going to b fully restored hopefully inside and out. He has already started on the dash and stuff. Will start a new project thread for it soon.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:34 pm 
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Whats your location?: Lucan Co.Dublin
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1996 Mini Cooper 35 Anniversary Edition
1968 Riley Elf Mk 3
1974 Mini Pickup
1986 Ratlook City
1978 Irish CKD Mini Van
Modifications: Majority of the cars are stock with few custom stuff on engines and exhausts, suspension, wheels
Location: Lucan, Dublin
So this has'nt really been used or touched since last years camping weekend, also other projects mainly the elf had taken priority. So if anyone was following me home after the weekend you will probably remember car was smoking like crazy, drinking oil, slipping in gear, overheating and lousing power going up hills. Made it back to Dublin though in fairness to her. The engine looked like it had'nt been touched since 1973 by the looks of it. A compression test confirmed suspicions that rings were gone.
Thanks to James and Paul for finding a new engine for me, sweet as a nut, car is a different car now.
So old engine

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inside of rocker cover (worst ever seen) about an inch think I was surprised the engine was still running

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New engine
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