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by Billy
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1981 Mini City 1000
Replies: 11
Views: 1700

Re: 1981 Mini City 1000

I'm fascinated by the use of molasses. How does that work?
by Billy
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1981 Mini City 1000
Replies: 11
Views: 1700

Re: 1981 Mini City 1000

Always enjoy reading a good restoration thread. Keep it up.
by Billy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Events
Topic: IMOC Annual New Years Lunch & Table Quiz Sun Jan 12th.
Replies: 1
Views: 889

Re: IMOC Annual New Years Lunch & Table Quiz Sun Jan 12th.

Always a great day out.
by Billy
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 5
Views: 2907

Re: Introductions

Welcome to the forum, Conor.
by Billy
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 3
Views: 1515

Re: Sad News

Dick was one of the earliest members of the Southern Region when we set it up in the late 90s. His maroon Mk1 was a regular sight at IMOC events including the very first MTM back in '99. I'll never forget chasing behind Dick and Anne to catch a ferry in Holyhead after the IMM in Birmingham. Flat out...
by Billy
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Events
Topic: the halfway run
Replies: 5
Views: 1878

Re: the halfway run

Ben,

Where will the run be finishing?
by Billy
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Camping at IMM2019
Replies: 44
Views: 4873

Re: Camping at IMM2019

7. Billy Mulqueen 4 adults 1 Mini 1 Rapido 1 tent
by Billy
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: Anyone a link to putting in an mpi engine to older car
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

Re: Anyone a link to putting in an mpi engine to older car

As I had mentioned to you, JP, Andy McPhail's red woody estate was the inspiration for my Clubby Mpi conversion. His car project featured in MiniWorld years ago. Joe Whyte and I both placed the rad in the front of the engine using the original MPi subframe as it has a bottom bracket for the rad but ...
by Billy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: *** Important Notice – The Irish Mini Owners Club website is moving ***
Replies: 4
Views: 1889

Re: *** Important Notice – The Irish Mini Owners Club website is moving ***

I've been lucky to get a sneak preview of the new site and forum and it looks really well. A lot of work has gone into it. Well done Si.
by Billy
Sun May 26, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 30th anniversary club t-shirt
Replies: 47
Views: 7372

Re: 30th anniversary club t-shirt

51. Billy 1 XL blue; 1XL grey
by Billy
Thu May 02, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Mondello Historic Festival 18th. August
Replies: 18
Views: 3511

Re: Mondello Historic Festival 18th. August

1. Darran Hutchinson
2. Jp Scallan
3. Eamonn Murphy
4. Billy Mulqueen
by Billy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: MTM2019 - One for the Star Wars fans
Replies: 0
Views: 1511

MTM2019 - One for the Star Wars fans

For anyone doing Mizen to Malin this year, the road to Malin has been changed from the R242 to the R2D2 as scenes from Star Wars were shot there:

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingn ... 17907.html
by Billy
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Eastern region bog run
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

Re: Eastern region bog run

Great run yesterday. 10 Minis turned out in total. The roads were atrocious, the directions were useless but the craic, the company, and the weather were great. The concensus was that the roads used yesterday should never be used on an IMOC event ever again!!! Lough Boora was excellent and has expan...
by Billy
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Technical Section
Topic: Engine doesn't turn over
Replies: 9
Views: 2096

Re: Engine doesn't turn over

Or bring it down to the Bog Run this Sunday.
by Billy
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Technical Section
Topic: Engine doesn't turn over
Replies: 9
Views: 2096

Re: Engine doesn't turn over

This is the type I use on the older Minis cos even if it fails, you can get started by just pushing the button. It can also be very handy for setting points etc.

There's probably cheaper than this locally;

http://www.retroclassiccarparts.com/pus ... 76464-copy
by Billy
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Technical Section
Topic: Engine doesn't turn over
Replies: 9
Views: 2096

Re: Engine doesn't turn over

And failing that, take a screwdriver and arc between the two connections of the solenoid. If that works, it's the solenoid is definitely the problem. There probably won't be many tractor supplies outlets near you Dave, though I may be wrong, but they're handy for supplying the old-style push-button ...
by Billy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Technical Section
Topic: Engine doesn't turn over
Replies: 9
Views: 2096

Re: Engine doesn't turn over

Dave, it could be the starter solenoid? Is there a click when you turn the key?
If No, It's a faulty solenoid. If yes, It's probably the starter.
by Billy
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Eastern region bog run
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

Re: Eastern region bog run

Hope to make this. For anyone who hasn't heard of Lough Boora, it's where part of the IMM 2017 bid film was made that so many of us took part in as part of the IMOC's effort to secure the IMM for Ireland back in 2015 in Lithuania. Club members from all around Ireland converged on Co. Offaly to do th...
by Billy
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IMOC in Irish Vintage Scene this month
Replies: 2
Views: 1214

Re: IMOC in Irish Vintage Scene this month

Great stuff Darran and good to see the club back in the pages of IVS. I had a Cork vintage club on to me this morning who want to feature Mini 60 at their show in July and want to give the IMOC a plug in Irish Vintage Scene as the club promoting Mini 60 at their show. I've passed on the details to A...
by Billy
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical Section
Topic: Correct knuckle joint....
Replies: 6
Views: 1616

Re: Correct knuckle joint....

I was impressed with the Smooth-a-Ride system supplied by Mini Sport when trying out ZakGT's and Darran's Mpi's (13 and 12 inch set-ups) in terms of driving comfort as basically the cones are much thicker so there's more rubber absorbing road bumps. I fitted it to my own '98 on 12s and while it was ...
by Billy
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Southern Region Minis and Coffee Meet 03.03.19
Replies: 3
Views: 1413

Re: Southern Region Minis and Coffee Meet 03.03.19

Having spoken to a couple of people who attended yesterday's meeting, there was a great turnout and a very positive vibe about future events. Looking forward to seeing loads of Minis on the roads of Munster this season.

Billy
by Billy
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Southern Region Minis and Coffee Meet 03.03.19
Replies: 3
Views: 1413

Re: Southern Region Minis and Coffee Meet 03.03.19

Great idea Alan. I can't make Sunday but I'll organise a run in north Cork in April or September for you. Billy
by Billy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2019 Committee.
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

Re: 2019 Committee.

Who on the committee is looking after the website? Looks well after the refresh.
by Billy
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another Dodgy Mini
Replies: 70
Views: 26779

Re: Another Dodgy Mini

Haven't had any in a while but here's one in Enniscorthy using a 1978 plate RZR708

https://www.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sale/1 ... n/20785221
by Billy
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Imm :) whos going
Replies: 9
Views: 2662

Re: Imm :) whos going

Going out of Rosslare on the Thursday and back on the Monday