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by keith
Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mini front
Replies: 14
Views: 4706

the grille? the shiny bit between the headlights? a number of self tapping screws holds that in.

if you mean the whole front including the valance and outer wings, then you will need and air-chisel.

note: putitng the grille back is easy. putting the wings and valances back is not.
by keith
Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Whats the difference between these? *links fixed*
Replies: 15
Views: 4639

having said all that, i fitted a stage one kit (from a well known supplier) to a 998 mini city last year. sounds lovely, seems quite economical and is quite happy cruising at 110+ kph where permited. *not* happy with the acceleration though, but that is entirely down to me messing about with the tim...
by keith
Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Whats the difference between these? *links fixed*
Replies: 15
Views: 4639

take a look at this photo: http://www.iol.ie/~home/mini/image/998-engine-bay.jpg i have fed the heated manifold by plumbing it inline with the heater supply pipe: note that when you turn off the hot water to the heater, that also stops the intake manifold being heated. I figure that if i dont need h...
by keith
Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: No Taillights...??
Replies: 6
Views: 2376

check that the lights are earthing correctly.. in most if not all minis there is an earth point in the floor of the boot. all the black wires join there and go to earth.
by keith
Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I,m speechless
Replies: 4
Views: 1876

makes my eyes water... and not in a good way.
by keith
Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Whats the difference between these? *links fixed*
Replies: 15
Views: 4639

the "std" carb is an HS4 on the rover cast iron intake/exhaust manifold. the "bundle" carb is an HIF type, with the float chamber intergral to the body of the carb. The "pipe-jobbie" in the picture are the pipes for water heated intake manifold. you will notice that the "minisport" manifold is intak...
by keith
Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: HS4 SU - urgent
Replies: 19
Views: 8349

yes, you could put a webber on it, or a pair of splt webbers.. €€€€ but really,.. where are you going with this? you will get better economy and dirveability with a stage 1 kit that includes both manifolds, and exhaust. and at €80 you are half way there. if you are re-creating a "look" then the 1 1/...
by keith
Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: HS4 SU - urgent
Replies: 19
Views: 8349

price 80 euro? *really* depends on condiiton... make sure the pistons fall togehter, evenly and without binding. if they do bind not all is lost. it could be a dodgy needle or badly set up jet. and also check for hard to get bits like the linkage. oh, do make sure that its a pair of *twin* su's, not...
by keith
Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HS4 SU - urgent
Replies: 19
Views: 8349

they can be made to work: however, conventional wisdom would be that twin 1 1/2 su's on a standard 1275 would be to much carb. although they look and sound wonderful.
really to make the most of them you would need a stage 3 head, manifold and exhaust, in my opinion.
by keith
Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Eastern Region's attendance at National Mini Day
Replies: 19
Views: 5236

10 am in Killbeggan sounds ok... I'll be easy to spot, look for the puddle of coolant under the water pump. Oh yea, and the boot stuffed full of water bottles. H 968 YFM
by keith
Mon May 28, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Malin To Mizen MTM2007 - GAME ON!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 94
Views: 29607

on my home over molls gap i saw a convoy of fiat X19's heading south over the hill.. good to see other classics out and about as well.
by keith
Mon May 28, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Malin To Mizen MTM2007 - GAME ON!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 94
Views: 29607

i second all the above, mentioned here and other places: the 2007MTM "the numb bum run" was a huge success and very enjoyable; full credit to the organisers for all their hard work. I dont think we as participants fully realise the extent of the wok that went into making it the success it was. my fi...
by keith
Mon May 28, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mtm 2007
Replies: 16
Views: 9571

i second all the above, mentioned here and other places: the 2007MTM "the numb bum run" was a huge success and very enjoyable; full credit to the organisers for all their hard work. I dont think we as participants fully realise the extent of the wok that went into making it the success it was. my fi...
by keith
Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MPI or SPI
Replies: 3
Views: 1686

MPI or SPI

ok, if one was seduced by the injection demon... (i'm currently driving a '91 with a carb) what are the real world advantages of one system over the other? Am i correct in thinking that *all* minis are MPI after a certain date?
by keith
Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BioFuel
Replies: 1
Views: 1204

BioFuel

Anyone using or thinking of using the E85 (85% ethanol) fuel in their mini? i seem to remember some issues about the ethanol perishing rubber components in in the fuel system? i'm thinking of giving it half a tank-full to see what its like.... Spoke with a guy in Maxol, he would only suggest that I ...
by keith
Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Allegro bits
Replies: 6
Views: 2390

if its an allegro 1300 then the engine is a transverse A series., like the mini. so that would be the engine and gearbox/diff cant remember if an Allegro 1100 was made.. probably, so thats also a transverse A series.. there was an allegro 1500 and a 1700.. not the same engine at all.... oh hang on, ...
by keith
Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: wheel alignment
Replies: 1
Views: 1431

wheel alignment

any preferred places to get the front wheels tracked in/near south Dublin? I went to a "helpful" tyre place in Sandyford that had lots of cool computers and laser beams but its driving, tramlining and pulling worse than before. I think they had a confusion between 1.6mm and 1.6 degrees toe the usual...
by keith
Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help
Replies: 8
Views: 3672

when i replaced the manifold(s) with the stage 1 kit, i kept the first part of the old exhaust system, from where it meets the cast iron flange to about 6 inches beyond the bend as it goes under the floor: if you need this to mod for your new system, its yours!
by keith
Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tolerancesssssssssss
Replies: 14
Views: 4222

i seem to remember there used to be offset dowels available for the cam sprocket: if you kinda know how many degrees you wanted. Some die-hard you are! I'm still drooling after your SUN MEA 1200 engine analyzer. here's something i came across recently: you might like it. its a device that counts the...
by keith
Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tolerancesssssssssss
Replies: 14
Views: 4222

what do you do to set it up? how do you know where to set the cam timing, ie advanced or retarded on the factory setting? how about the ignition timing and mixture? do you take the whole thing to a rolling road?
by keith
Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tolerancesssssssssss
Replies: 14
Views: 4222

what cam are you putting in? did you pasterguage it with the new cam in? i'm running an A+ 998 with a std. cam and I may end up putting a head with smaller chamber on it, as my current head is broken, so will be doing that CR calculation soon: all i've read leads me to believe that 10.5 to 10.75 is ...
by keith
Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boot liner plans/dash plans/speaker pod plans.
Replies: 1
Views: 1537

great choice of projects for the winter! Can you check the link to the boot liner plans? I couldn't get it to work for me.
by keith
Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: pulled '91 mini engine
Replies: 4
Views: 2617

had a good look at the clutch disk in place. it looks recent and there appears to be lots of meat left on the friction lining, and the release bearing is also very good, so im of a mind to leave well enough alone. the symptoms were a *really* stiff and short action; the plunger, pivot pin and releas...
by keith
Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: rolling road
Replies: 7
Views: 2725

Hmmmm. i can just see that on my driveway... wife: "whats that, Keith?" "it's a. .. . . well, lets just put some plants round it?"
by keith
Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: what is the differences between 998cc 1275cc engines??
Replies: 6
Views: 3012

post a link to a picture, if you can? also, what did it fail the NCT on?