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Forum: Rover Chat 01-08-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Geehawk
I don't have any extra holes in the thermostat. I...

I don't have any extra holes in the thermostat. I recognise that this is a thing to do to help with the fragility of the cooling system, and might at some point, but until this recent issue I've had...
Forum: Rover Chat 01-08-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By Geehawk
Just to update this post. I started simple and...

Just to update this post.
I started simple and just fully flushed the system with Speedflush, ran a hose through it every way I could and replaced the expansion tank cap.

That was a few weeks ago...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 27-07-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By Geehawk
Thanks for the links. That looks decidedly...

Thanks for the links.

That looks decidedly flimsy, and I get the impression it must be given the warnings about it snapping off, and not using solid towbars :confused:

Have found a couple on...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 27-07-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By Geehawk
Not actually thought of that no. if I only had...

Not actually thought of that no. if I only had a battery disc cutter, and a nearby scrapyard.



It does go straight through to the subframe might even be a captive nut already, can't recall...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 27-07-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By Geehawk
Cant get at anywhere to do that. Not...

Cant get at anywhere to do that.



Not if your front does not mount in the same fashion as original, and would be permanent if it did.
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 27-07-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By Geehawk
Towing eyes

You know those jobs that you promise you'll get round to but never quite do?

Well ever since I built the car (17 years ago :eek:) I've been meaning to fit a towing eye . given in all that time...
Forum: Rover Builds 20-06-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 21,653
Posted By Geehawk
:kseries:

:kseries:
Forum: Rover Chat 02-06-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By Geehawk
Hot water temps & low brain function ..

Going out in the mini tomorrow, or was at least. Car not run since September last year except for yesterday just to make sure it started.

Just went for a run to fill up with petrol, 10 mile round...
Forum: Non 16v Mini Chat 20-03-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,882
Posted By Geehawk
I'd be happy for someone to pay for a set of...

I'd be happy for someone to pay for a set of those for me :)

I'd rather have a choice of 2 cheaper alternatives :p
Forum: Non 16v Mini Chat 20-03-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,882
Posted By Geehawk
You think you got it bad. Just try finding...

You think you got it bad. Just try finding 185/55R13 tyres if you happen to want to keep to the Metro Gti size .....
I'd be over the moon if I only had a choice of Toyo or Falken :) :( :p
Forum: For Sale 14-03-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By Geehawk
Not me. Never seen it before.

Not me. Never seen it before.
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 13-10-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By Geehawk
I don't believe any of these online petitions...

I don't believe any of these online petitions really achieve anything.

What was needed was for more than 2000 or so people to reply to the consultation that took place over the 40 year MOT stuff...
Forum: 16v Mini Videos 30-09-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By Geehawk
Seriously bad place to jack from. Either get...

Seriously bad place to jack from.

Either get a lower jack that will get under the frame or drive the car up onto bricks, wood, to give you a couple of extra inches of clearance. I've made the...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 19-09-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,096
Posted By Geehawk
I can't help but be surprised that there were...

I can't help but be surprised that there were only approx. 2000 people who responded to the consultation. Was below most peoples radar I guess.
Probably no great loss to insurance companies as...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 19-09-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,096
Posted By Geehawk
If there is a tick box for modified vehicles then...

If there is a tick box for modified vehicles then you are telling them.

Also I can't see anywhere that the tick box will not appear for any age of car ... if so then their list of modified...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 18-09-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,096
Posted By Geehawk
Funnily enough mine became Historic this year,...

Funnily enough mine became Historic this year, and it's MOT is booked for next weekend.

An awful lot of non hybrid Minis will fall foul of these regs too, after all a 15% power increase must apply...
Forum: Rover Chat 02-08-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,573
Posted By Geehawk
The K series does not sit any further forwards...

The K series does not sit any further forwards than the A series in a Midget. Pully is just behind the chassis crossmember.
Other midget engine options I've come across.

MX5/Miata...
Forum: Rover Chat 31-07-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,573
Posted By Geehawk
Another link to add to my previous posted list ...

Another link to add to my previous posted list

http://www.midgetregister.com/k-series-midgets/

FYI far more people fit a 1.8 to a Spridget than the lower capacity engines as far as I can tell....
Forum: Rover Chat 31-07-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,573
Posted By Geehawk
There is a Facebook group for K series...

There is a Facebook group for K series Midgets/Sprites which is a good place to get info so I'm told.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/266147620186972/
Lots of people running that engine, would not...
Forum: Rover Chat 07-06-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By Geehawk
Got a couple of complete ball joints (both...

Got a couple of complete ball joints (both halves, including a rubber dust seal) off Ebay and made up a new rod. Joints are 13mm for reference.
...
Forum: Rover Chat 06-06-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By Geehawk
I knew someone would mention that :p That...

I knew someone would mention that :p

That mark is actually in a smear of grease on the top of the frame as the joint just touches under certain circumstances when the engine rocks. Has done for 16...
Forum: Rover Chat 06-06-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By Geehawk
I knew I'd seen something somewhere about...

I knew I'd seen something somewhere about changing rods for rose jointed items.
I'll stick the link here, might help someone in future.

http://www.davebence.co.uk/mods_3.htm

Damn sight easier...
Forum: Rover Chat 05-06-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By Geehawk
Cheers for looking anyway. I'm looking into...

Cheers for looking anyway.

I'm looking into making one after doing some research and eyeing up aftermarket 106/Saxo ones.
Forum: Rover Chat 05-06-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By Geehawk
I have thought of that, but could only do it at...

I have thought of that, but could only do it at one end where currently the 'ball' is bolted in. The end that broke the ball is pressed into the gearbox selector arm thing ... and unless that can be...
Forum: Rover Chat 05-06-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By Geehawk
Well that was easy to get off ..... NOT! ...

Well that was easy to get off ..... NOT!

http://theclubman.co.uk/images/Broken%20rod%20002.jpg

http://theclubman.co.uk/images/Broken%20rod%20006.jpg
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