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by oel159
Mon May 17, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1.4 MINI FOR SALE
Replies: 2
Views: 994

Re: 1.4 MINI FOR SALE

Soft tyres and wires hanging out from the front registration plate :shock:
by oel159
Tue May 11, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Resto project
Replies: 7
Views: 1074

Re: Resto project

It's one of minionly's numbers. Would be worth a look.
by oel159
Sun May 09, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Seen a Mini?
Replies: 2221
Views: 345341

Re: Seen a Mini?

Seen a red ERA Mini with a 90D???? registration yesterday. This car looked brand new.
by oel159
Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: GERRY RYAN FOUND DEAD
Replies: 13
Views: 1673

Re: GERRY RYAN FOUND DEAD

Goose wrote:His death is being investigated......
Investigating the circumstances but not treating it a suspicious. Well shocked at it after hearing it on the radio today. RIP.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0430/ryang.html
by oel159
Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: stud the remake
Replies: 61
Views: 10508

Re: stud the remake

mark halford wrote:stud pre busy sunday evening!!!!
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Are they the original tyres! Even in the dry you'd find it hard to stop. Good to see it's getting the TLC it deserves...keep up the good work.
by oel159
Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: nice 1L on done deal
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Re: nice 1L on done deal

€7950 and you still have to VRT the car!! I think I'd buy miniirelands mini quicker than I would that car.
by oel159
Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: How's it looking now ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3078

Re: How's it looking now ?

Nice!! Looking very clean, what shade of red is it?? I'm liking the colour a lot.
by oel159
Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MiniIreland and Gareth
Replies: 9
Views: 1225

Re: MiniIreland and Gareth

General VRT quote online is €735 with a market value of €3063.

https://www.ros.ie/VRTEnquiryServlet/showCarCalculator
by oel159
Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Guards v mini
Replies: 9
Views: 1746

Re: Guards v mini

Got a phone call today from the local guard in letterfrack. In short he said he didn't want to see me driving the mini again apparently someone put in a complaint about the noise???? Now I know mine isn't the quietist but there are far louder out there and i have been only driving it from home to c...
by oel159
Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1380 Cooper
Replies: 10
Views: 2052

Re: 1380 Cooper

Says it has a 4 branch too!!! They are quite common, those manifolds! There is a member on this forum who makes a similar claim in his personal profile:model: 1972 Morris Mini Modifications: 4-Branch straight through stainless steel exhaust. Twin 45 Webber Carbs. And your point being????? Picking u...
by oel159
Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1380 Cooper
Replies: 10
Views: 2052

Re: 1380 Cooper

Very similar car to one that was being sold on Carzone a while back on UK plates. I'd be wary as that car is not a '65, i'd say that plate is off a car that is rotted beyond belief and not in use anymore saving on the VRT. But that is my opinion but could be totally genuine :roll:
by oel159
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Seen a Mini?
Replies: 2221
Views: 345341

Re: Seen a Mini?

Jason79 wrote:seen this mini on the back of a trailer on sunday out side huston station in dublin...
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Looks very similar to the one on DoneDeal that recently sold:

http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/vintagecars/1269594
by oel159
Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: CLASSIC CAR SALE/SHOW 11 April in Swords...
Replies: 17
Views: 5609

Re: CLASSIC CAR SALE/SHOW 11 April in Swords...

I have pics of the ERA's, but no clean ones. people kept getting in the way.
by oel159
Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: CLASSIC CAR SALE/SHOW 11 April in Swords...
Replies: 17
Views: 5609

Re: CLASSIC CAR SALE/SHOW 11 April in Swords...

A few snaps of the mini turnout. Didn't get them all but very hard to get clean shots with loads of people in the way and putting their fingerprints on all the cars :shock: (why do people need to touch the cars, you'd swear they never touched a car before) http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e197/oel1...
by oel159
Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: stud the remake
Replies: 61
Views: 10508

Re: stud the remake

Deadly Dave wrote:You could call it " Lucky" :lol:
"Lucky" it didn't hit the scrap heap.
by oel159
Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: stud the remake
Replies: 61
Views: 10508

Re: stud the remake

Never said there was anything wrong with the name. Car's getting a new lease of life and should be given a new name. Again, up to the owner of the car, only giving my opinion.
by oel159
Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: stud the remake
Replies: 61
Views: 10508

Re: stud the remake

Ditch the name, need to christen it with a new one.
by oel159
Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: supercharged mini on donedeal
Replies: 2
Views: 901

Re: supercharged mini on donedeal

Tis a sweet car, only one downside and its a small one. That sticker on the back window, similar to the boy racer cars that have the likes of "vtec inside" or "mivec inside". Fair dues to the owner though who put the effort into the car to make it what it is.
by oel159
Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: metro turbo on donedeal
Replies: 1
Views: 676

Re: metro turbo on donedeal

Tried ringing the chap but hasn't answered yet.
by oel159
Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any Piston Experts????
Replies: 21
Views: 4215

Re: Any Piston Experts????

Aviation fuel, wouldn't put it past him. He could have been tinkering around with the engine aswell. Lets put it this way, when its back on the road, its not leaving my sight. Fuel tank was drained, and the lines cleared out just in case.
by oel159
Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any Piston Experts????
Replies: 21
Views: 4215

Re: Any Piston Experts????

Did you ask him what he did (that's if you are still talking to him!)? Don't think ill be doing that anytime soon :evil: Engine is out and should be sorted by the weekend. Looking better now that it'll be sorted soon. Appreciate all the comments and input. Will get pictures up soon to see the end r...
by oel159
Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any Piston Experts????
Replies: 21
Views: 4215

Re: Any Piston Experts????

so we reckon he was driving the crap outta it That wont cause that problem if it was correctly set up in the first place. As said already , incorrect timing can cause pinking. Also wrong spark plugs or a weak mixture can cause it too. The engine set-up was grand, was driving for months without any ...
by oel159
Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any Piston Experts????
Replies: 21
Views: 4215

Re: Any Piston Experts????

It was built a good few months, car was borrowed by a person and thats the way i got it back. Brake cable snapped aswell so we reckon he was driving the crap outta it and might have added something to the fuel. The lads have come accross damaged pistons but not along the side of one in a mini.
by oel159
Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any Piston Experts????
Replies: 21
Views: 4215

Re: Any Piston Experts????

Thanks for the input lads, much appreciated. Is there anything that would contribute to the detonation/advanced ignition? the guy that built the car is disgusted and convinced the person who had it did something to cause it and jokingly said "he must hae put NOS in it or something" :lol:
by oel159
Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any Piston Experts????
Replies: 21
Views: 4215

Any Piston Experts????

Need some advice on what would do this to a piston. I have asked the same question to many a mechanic and mini expert. All of them have never seen this before and are stumped to how the person who had the car at the time managed to cause the damage. As you can see from the pictures the damage is all...