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by kona
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: Ciarans 1380 Cooper
Replies: 19
Views: 12638

Re: Ciarans 1380 Cooper

There has been alot of progress on the shell its now painted and due back. Ive started sorting out all the suspension parts now before i move onto the engine.

Ive plenty of photos but i cant seem to attach anymore due to board quota being reached.
by kona
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 92 mini aka bibsi
Replies: 212
Views: 63534

Re: 92 mini aka bibsi

Well hello all, haven't been on here in ages. Just seen my mini reappear as a 1966 hmmmmm, she's gotten older in years all of a sudden. and more expensive too lol. Someday when i can afford to buy another shell i will do another one. Anyone got a rolling shell with papers for a good home:) Sorry to...
by kona
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: Ciarans 1380 Cooper
Replies: 19
Views: 12638

Re: Ciarans 1380 Cooper

And a few more pictures of the progress
by kona
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: Ciarans 1380 Cooper
Replies: 19
Views: 12638

Re: Ciarans 1380 Cooper

Some more progress as the shell is beginning to get some fresh steel back into it. I have to say the shell really was beyond sensible repair. If it wasnt a cooper it would have been scrapped, fortunatley it is. At the stage now where im trying to get a garage sourced to rebuild it. I also have to pi...
by kona
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another Dodgy Mini
Replies: 74
Views: 31456

Re: Another Dodgy Mini

AFAIK the vintage road tax currently kicks in at 30 years, so that's 1987. NCT required from 1980 on. Still nearly 15 years of mini production falling into the regular tax system at the moment. Nothing you can do about it but it is crazy money to tax a car that may only get a few hundred miles a ye...
by kona
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another Dodgy Mini
Replies: 74
Views: 31456

Re: Another Dodgy Mini

I completely understand that selling rung cars is wrong and dont agree with it.

However im more open to the idea of using a 70s reg solely for tax purposes. Its a absoloute joke that it costs 340 yoyo to tax a mini.
by kona
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: Ciarans 1380 Cooper
Replies: 19
Views: 12638

Re: Ciarans 1380 Cooper

A little update, the car has had half the crap cut out, however theres quite a bit more to go, i knew it was rotten but not as rotten as the pictures show, the shell was pretty much scrap.
Hopefully its saveable.
by kona
Fri May 19, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Waterford mini restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 2527

Re: Waterford mini restoration

Got in contact with him there. All good.
by kona
Tue May 16, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Waterford mini restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 2527

Waterford mini restoration

Hi,

Does anybody have any contact detail for chris? I need to talk to him and his usual number is going unanswered the last while.

Thanks.
by kona
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: Ciarans 1380 Cooper
Replies: 19
Views: 12638

Re: Ciarans 1380 Cooper

Ok a little update. The car has been sent away to hopefully have all the rust cut out of it. Its a fairly comprehensive list of panels that are needed. Hoping to have the car back for the IMM next summer. :)
by kona
Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Auto Jumble
Replies: 3
Views: 4223

Re: Auto Jumble

I'm on the lookout for a rear subframe and a lot of odd parts.
by kona
Thu May 26, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: Ciarans 1380 Cooper
Replies: 19
Views: 12638

Re: Ciarans 1380 Cooper

Dylan8660 wrote:It would be too far gone if it was mine, I would be tempted on a re-shell to keep it but the regs aren't as favourable here as the UK.

Good luck.

All depends on the labour cost, the panels alone I'm looking at 3k.

The reshell maybe the only option.
by kona
Sat May 21, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: Ciarans 1380 Cooper
Replies: 19
Views: 12638

Re: Ciarans 1380 Cooper

Well, heres the damage after I stripped the shell down. Its pretty bad, Im not sure weather to spend the money and save the shell. http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj58/konaworld/922F9155-3A36-4BCA-B3B5-56FE47F14CAD_zpsxirjjetm.jpg http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj58/konaworld/E96FF62E-253C-4F...
by kona
Wed May 20, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help Removing Ring gear
Replies: 8
Views: 3496

Re: Help Removing Ring gear

The flywheel could be fretted onto the crank. Last time I did it I broke a pullers on it. Got a new one and wound it up as tight as I could with my breaker bar, left it for a week, tightening as much as I could each day. Then I heated it, then bate the doodoo out of it and eventually it popped off (...
by kona
Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 92 mini aka bibsi
Replies: 212
Views: 63534

Re: 92 mini aka bibsi

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj58/konaworld/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvp8dhuhs.jpg http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj58/konaworld/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpstyjhfsgz.jpg http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj58/konaworld/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsomph5hnx.jpg http://i269.photobucket.com/albu...
by kona
Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 92 mini aka bibsi
Replies: 212
Views: 63534

Re: 92 mini aka bibsi

Pretty sure I've a mini world magazine with a rx powered mini!
by kona
Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 92 mini aka bibsi
Replies: 212
Views: 63534

Re: 92 mini aka bibsi

Did you ever get it on a rolling road/dyno ? Nope.. never had time to do it and needed to clear the garage but should be at the 120+ bhp mark. don't know where he got 130 form. Same place he got the price I presume. Probably a VRT inspector, similar traits :p. That hayabusa project looks interestin...
by kona
Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 92 mini aka bibsi
Replies: 212
Views: 63534

Re: 92 mini aka bibsi

coolmini wrote:No Rev Limiter in the tune either lmao
Ah I couldn't do that! It's too nice a car! Be funny to see his face tho!
by kona
Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 92 mini aka bibsi
Replies: 212
Views: 63534

Re: 92 mini aka bibsi

Not a bad idea, take her for a spin, then ill offer him 10k lol.
by kona
Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 92 mini aka bibsi
Replies: 212
Views: 63534

Re: 92 mini aka bibsi

by kona
Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: Clubman shell rebuild for vtec
Replies: 91
Views: 29872

Re: Clubman shell rebuild for vtec

Coming along very nicely ! There will be VTEC minis all over the place soon!
by kona
Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First time buyer!
Replies: 20
Views: 6747

Re: First time buyer!

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Very nice. Very tempting. Wonder would he consider a mahoosive discount! lol[/quote]

No harm in asking!
by kona
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First time buyer!
Replies: 20
Views: 6747

Re: First time buyer!

There was a nice baby blue one on donedeal there last week, a 70s 1L job. Looked well and was 3,5 or so. Could still be there. There was a MINT BRG cooper too but he was looking for a bit more. Ill say one thing, buy cheap with minis and youll be in the doodoo. Didnt see that of late, must be gone....
by kona
Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: Project "Ron" vtec conversion
Replies: 37
Views: 18596

Re: Project "Ron" vtec conversion

Can't wait!
by kona
Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 92 mini aka bibsi
Replies: 212
Views: 63534

Re: 92 mini aka bibsi

Right NCT is due so thought i'd get it onto the old test station for emissions, the achilles heel of any tuned / hot mini. http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o685/sascha_hlubek/A5A480E9-90EE-4BD1-ADAF-9B4BFE7F845D_zpsmvgbgg8e.jpg Well i'll be damned i thought my mini has no cat and it would nearly...