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by Billy
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mini cooper s 2000 overheating
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: mini cooper s 2000 overheating

The other known issue is the quality of the expansion tank tops. As Woody says, the system needs to be pressurised to work properly.
by Billy
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mini cooper s 2000 overheating
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: mini cooper s 2000 overheating

Woody beat me to it.
by Billy
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mini cooper s 2000 overheating
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: mini cooper s 2000 overheating

Terry,

What thermostat are you using? Mpi's run hotter than carb Minis. I had overheating problems with my old 98 mpi but it was a common problem with a sensor which was activating the fan. There was a factory upgrade which cured it. The other possibility is that your 20-year-old rad has silted up.
by Billy
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2000 Rover Cooper Sport - 00-C-40297
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: 2000 Rover Cooper Sport - 00-C-40297

Welcome to the forum. Two very nice cars. You've definitely got a metallic green theme going on.
by Billy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cantrails ?!
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Cantrails ?!

I had to Google what a cantrail was.
by Billy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cantrails ?!
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Cantrails ?!

by Billy
Wed May 27, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Seen a Mini?
Replies: 2226
Views: 389068

Re: Seen a Mini?

That Mini belonged to a friend of mine in Cork. He fitted an upgraded Metro turbo set-up into it for his daughter. She thought it was too fast so they sold it.
by Billy
Thu May 07, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Problems Starting mk3
Replies: 25
Views: 1575

Re: Problems Starting mk3

That's because the clutch isn't working.
by Billy
Mon May 04, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Problems Starting mk3
Replies: 25
Views: 1575

Re: Problems Starting mk3

Re clutch: once you've got car running, turn off engine then put it into first. Keep your foot on the clutch. Turn on ignition. The car will jump forward but keep that foot on the clutch. Usually the clutch will free after a bit. Don't attempt any of this without working brakes and plenty of outdoor...
by Billy
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: Clubman Estate Barn Find - Co. Galway
Replies: 178
Views: 55955

Re: Clubman Estate Barn Find - Co. Galway

The Mpi injection system is very easy to work with once you realise that the 13 or so wiring connectors and pipes can only fit one way. Stripping out the original injection system and fitting the upgraded one is very straightforward. Thankfully it started with the first turn of the key and I got to ...
by Billy
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: Clubman Estate Barn Find - Co. Galway
Replies: 178
Views: 55955

Re: Clubman Estate Barn Find - Co. Galway

Standard versus upgraded
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by Billy
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: Clubman Estate Barn Find - Co. Galway
Replies: 178
Views: 55955

Re: Clubman Estate Barn Find - Co. Galway

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The difference between the standard and ported inlet manifold
by Billy
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: Clubman Estate Barn Find - Co. Galway
Replies: 178
Views: 55955

Re: Clubman Estate Barn Find - Co. Galway

Picked up a 52mm Burlen throttle body and a ported inlet manifold recently on eBay. I had already fitted a big valve head so it made sense to improve the breathing.
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by Billy
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Problems Starting mk3
Replies: 25
Views: 1575

Re: Problems Starting mk3

Even easier. Just cross the two positive & negative on the solenoid itself with a screwdriver.

I usually fit a push button solenoid to my minis.
by Billy
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical Section
Topic: Spi Cranking
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: Spi Cranking

The Spi Guru is back!!
by Billy
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1981 Mini City 1000
Replies: 36
Views: 5353

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: 36
Views: 5353

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: 2280

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: 4446

Re: Introductions

Welcome to the forum, Conor.
by Billy
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 3
Views: 2852

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: 3354

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: 7454

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: 1744

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: 2754

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: 10987

Re: 30th anniversary club t-shirt

51. Billy 1 XL blue; 1XL grey