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by keith
Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Car not running rite
Replies: 11
Views: 6087

Re: Car not running rite

good to hear you have it sorted you can use a K&N filter insert which keeps the standard filter housing & air mix options - just replaces the paper element. But dont expect much improvement over a new OEM paper filter though. I'd say your issue was a sticky/dirty carb piston - little enough differen...
by keith
Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:40 am
Forum: Events
Topic: IMM 2017 Club Meeting
Replies: 6
Views: 5830

Re: IMM 2017 Club Meeting

any update on this? i was/am away and curious to know how it went. K.
by keith
Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: planning the next escape....
Replies: 0
Views: 4129

planning the next escape....

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by keith
Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Starting a mini
Replies: 9
Views: 4396

Re: Starting a mini

You might see a very small spark coming from the points. The function of the points is to open on the negative and low tension (12v) side of the coil, causing the magnetic field in the coil to collapse , triggering a massive discharge on the high tension side, which jumps a gap first from the rotor ...
by keith
Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Starting a mini
Replies: 9
Views: 4396

Re: Starting a mini

are you getting any spark at all ? pull the lead off one of the plugs, put it close to the block and crank the engine.. you might see a spark if its a little dark, you should hear it for sure.
by keith
Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Starting a mini
Replies: 9
Views: 4396

Re: Starting a mini

on the assumption that it was more or less running fine previously, look for issues related to time: damp in the electrics, degraded fuel, perished fuel lines, rusted/corroded electrics and sensors. if its an injection mini, turn on the ignition and listen for the fuel pump in the tank - should run ...
by keith
Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Southern region rep
Replies: 1
Views: 2444

Re: Southern region rep

+1
by keith
Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: IMM 2016 BELGIUM
Replies: 75
Views: 38197

Re: IMM 2016 BELGIUM

IMM 2016 in Belgium takes place 12th -16th May 2016 Tickets price currently €57 go up to €67 on 1st.July and will continue to rise as time goes by. There are several ways to get there. Ferries Ireland- France Ireland- UK - France/Belgium Flights Dublin- Eindhoven (Neitherlands) 20 miles from IMM Du...
by keith
Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: '80 Clubman Estate - thread closed
Replies: 44
Views: 20417

Re: '80 Clubman Estate - thread closed

this thread closed now, sad to say i sold the car, but its gone to a good home. :(
by keith
Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Mini Clubman Estate €2995 - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 3440

Re: Mini Clubman Estate €3295

~ *bump* ~ Lower Price!
by keith
Sat May 23, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: On board with Barrie Whizzo Williams
Replies: 1
Views: 1993

Re: On board with Barrie Whizzo Williams

thanks DaveC -
by keith
Sun May 17, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Mini Clubman Estate €2995 - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 3440

Re: Mini Clubman Estate

~bump~ *lower price!*
by keith
Wed May 13, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to tell if Ballasted or non-ballasted Ignition?
Replies: 8
Views: 3969

Re: How to tell if Ballasted or non-ballasted Ignition?

i stand to be corrected but i would put a meter on the + side of the coil with the ignition on.. if you have a lot less than 12v (nominal amount, assuming the battery is ok) then you have a ballasted system -
by keith
Sun May 10, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: '80 Clubman Estate - thread closed
Replies: 44
Views: 20417

Re: '80 Clubman Estate

Thanks Dave, it's a sad thing though to think it might be gone soon.
by keith
Sun May 10, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Mini Clubman Estate €2995 - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 3440

Mini Clubman Estate €2995 - SOLD

- sold -
by keith
Tue May 05, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: '80 Clubman Estate - thread closed
Replies: 44
Views: 20417

Re: '80 Clubman Estate

DaveC wrote:Looking good Keith :D
I haven't seen you on the N11 for a while
tucked in for the winter Dave...

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by keith
Tue May 05, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: '80 Clubman Estate - thread closed
Replies: 44
Views: 20417

Re: '80 Clubman Estate

Billy wrote:A grand machine that brought us to Germany and back for IMM2010.
in Germany, on Wednesday's, you can only buy fuel if your car matches the building. something to do with congestion charging.

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by keith
Tue May 05, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: '80 Clubman Estate - thread closed
Replies: 44
Views: 20417

Re: '80 Clubman Estate

just polished...

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by keith
Fri May 01, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mini Friendly NCT Centres
Replies: 3
Views: 2414

Re: Mini Friendly NCT Centres

spud1979 wrote:..... Stay well away from enniscorthy. Pack of idiots up there. Made me take off my spot lamps even they were on the car when it came out of the factory.
because they can... :roll: :evil: :evil:
by keith
Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mini Pickup on Ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 2591

Re: Mini Pickup on Ebay

yea, that's worth more for the paper than the steel...
by keith
Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need Some Help
Replies: 9
Views: 3747

Re: Need Some Help

did it run well after the rebuild but before you went to oz? trying to eliminate issues due to standing still a while.- octane, perished rubber, nesting creatures... :shock:

I'm in Blackrock and i can pop round to you if only to get you as far as Bert's
by keith
Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Compete Newbie looking to enter the Mini world!
Replies: 23
Views: 9549

Re: Compete Newbie looking to enter the Mini world!

Welcome Catherine.

lots of help here, you are in the right place.