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Forum: Other Mini Builds 15-07-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By MiniLandy
Excellent! Repairs look tidy as well, from a time...

Excellent! Repairs look tidy as well, from a time when panels cut from a scrap shell were still in good order.

At this point in the build I've still not been born, but enjoying nonetheless :lol:
Forum: Rover Chat 07-07-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,149
Posted By MiniLandy
That sounds a sensible order of doing things. ...

That sounds a sensible order of doing things.

The head gasket isn't such a bad job on a K, and the bits are a hundred quid or so from DMGRS. Do as they say, and fit the elastomer one if the...
Forum: Rover Chat 07-07-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,149
Posted By MiniLandy
Just re read this from the start, a couple of...

Just re read this from the start, a couple of points based on my recent tail-chasing with my Rover 25:

My head gasket had gone (marginally), but all compression tests were normal.
It was losing...
Forum: Rover Chat 01-07-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 814
Posted By MiniLandy
Rebuilt this with the DMGRS elastomer kit, done...

Rebuilt this with the DMGRS elastomer kit, done over 500 miles in it now of city/motorway driving and it's been spot on. Not used a drop of water, which is a change as it's used water for the last...
Forum: Rover Builds 28-06-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 942
Posted By MiniLandy
Good progress! I really liked my diesel...

Good progress!

I really liked my diesel ratio box, but I'm in the minority and don't own the car any more.
Forum: For Sale 20-06-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By MiniLandy
All gone now!

All gone now!
Forum: Rover Builds 17-06-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,022
Views: 224,957
Posted By MiniLandy
Yes Gaz! :D That's what it's all about, using...

Yes Gaz! :D That's what it's all about, using these cars as intended.

Shame about Pod though, numbers are dropping off every year because of what you describe.
Forum: For Sale 17-06-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By MiniLandy
K series parts, turbo and sprint inlet manifold

Having a clearout. Open to offers on everything, especially if you can collect it from Coventry. All prices are plus postage, and unfortunately all items are untested but were sold to me as good....
Forum: Other Mini Builds 10-06-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 18,750
Posted By MiniLandy
The rate at which you work is just insane. Loving...

The rate at which you work is just insane. Loving this build.

Don't forget to put the MK2 build up in the "Other projects" section, we all love a project :D
Forum: Rover Chat 22-05-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 814
Posted By MiniLandy
That's what I'm banking on Andrew. Not enough...

That's what I'm banking on Andrew. Not enough liner protrusion has lead to water getting between the layers of the MLS gasket as Dan said, and it's gotten gradually worse with corrosion.

Kit is...
Forum: Rover Chat 21-05-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 814
Posted By MiniLandy
Bit more measuring today: Head seems flat,...

Bit more measuring today: Head seems flat, doesn't seem to have gone soft (no horrendous fire ring indentation). The liners are between 15 thou and flush, but don't seem to have sunk. Having measured...
Forum: Rover Chat 20-05-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 814
Posted By MiniLandy
Good enough for me, it's a bog standard 1.4...

Good enough for me, it's a bog standard 1.4 engine so not a high power application.

My next question is about head saver shims: where do you get them from? Heard talk of a 0.5mm shim to be used...
Forum: Rover Chat 20-05-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 814
Posted By MiniLandy
Got a source for genuine gaskets Gaz? Can't see...

Got a source for genuine gaskets Gaz? Can't see anywhere in stock with them.

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Forum: Rover Chat 19-05-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 814
Posted By MiniLandy
Anyone used the elastomer HG from DMGRS? They...

Anyone used the elastomer HG from DMGRS? They reckon it's better in cases where the liners don't protrude sufficiently, or are at different heights...

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Forum: Rover Chat 19-05-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 814
Posted By MiniLandy
Not sure on the oil rail, but I doubt it. ...

Not sure on the oil rail, but I doubt it.

Had a look at the liners, cylinders 2 and 3 seem flush with the block, but I'm only checking with a steel rule and feeler gauge. Not sure where I'd get a...
Forum: Rover Chat 19-05-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 814
Posted By MiniLandy
Head is off, still needs cleaning up a bit but...

Head is off, still needs cleaning up a bit but nothing blindingly obvious in the way of a failure, fire rings haven't dug into the head as I never let the temp gauge rise above 3/4s. Fair bit of...
Forum: Rover Chat 19-05-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 814
Posted By MiniLandy
The rad's brand new, and I'm happy the caps...

The rad's brand new, and I'm happy the caps holding pressure (wasn't boiling over even when it overheated), however I've just looked at the coolant level and it's dropped a fair bit.

I'd best stop...
Forum: Rover Chat 19-05-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 814
Posted By MiniLandy
I drove it for weeks with it heating up normally,...

I drove it for weeks with it heating up normally, surely there wasn't an airlock stuck behind the thermostat all that time, big enough to cause overheating?

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Forum: Rover Chat 19-05-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 814
Posted By MiniLandy
Car overheated again the other night, randomly on...

Car overheated again the other night, randomly on a short drive, not revving the balls off it. I'm thinking it's time to take the head off, can't for the life of me think of anything else to check. ...
Forum: Rover Builds 19-05-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,361
Posted By MiniLandy
Also a bit concerned about the welding together...

Also a bit concerned about the welding together of cast parts...

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Forum: Other Non Mini Builds 18-05-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By MiniLandy
Motorbike pannier rack

Not mini related, but I know you guys love anything with welding and grinding.

I did a bit of the UK leg of the Trans Euro Trail last year, and my luggage left a bit to be desired. A set of...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 18-05-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By MiniLandy
Of the options, the Toyota would be the best....

Of the options, the Toyota would be the best. Used to be done reasonably commonly on here, but not so many of the engines about now. Lots of the threads with details now have dead pictures, which...
Forum: Newbie Forum 05-05-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By MiniLandy
Ah grand, long as you weren't intending to use...

Ah grand, long as you weren't intending to use the subframe as it is :)

Look forward to watching the build!
Forum: Rover Chat 05-05-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 814
Posted By MiniLandy
Interesting thoughts. It came from an engine out...

Interesting thoughts. It came from an engine out of a crashed metro (with a snapped engine mount to prove it!) so I don't think it's been cooked, just wasn't sure about the imperfections seen in the...
Forum: Newbie Forum 03-05-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By MiniLandy
Hello mate, sorry to be a bit of a downer, but...

Hello mate, sorry to be a bit of a downer, but when I sold that frame I recommended that it be used as a guide for building another one, as the shafts and gear selection and engine mount points were...
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