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Forum: Rover Builds 05-06-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 112
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Posted By ZA-J
Ah bugger, I'm at a show at Goodwood that weekend...

Ah bugger, I'm at a show at Goodwood that weekend :(
Would definitely be there otherwise.
Forum: Rover Builds 05-06-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,831
Posted By ZA-J
Only because I've not done a nut and bolt check...

Only because I've not done a nut and bolt check since building it yet. Normal service will be resumed shortly:p
Forum: Rover Builds 05-06-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 112
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Posted By ZA-J
So far so good, just needs wheel alignment fine...

So far so good, just needs wheel alignment fine tuning. I've been TRYING to drive sensibly for a shakedown run, but not managed too well so far ;):D
Forum: Rover Builds 04-06-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,831
Posted By ZA-J
After some driveshaft teething issues (too much...

After some driveshaft teething issues (too much float on the Mini end), she's finally on the road in time for the sunshine - pic taken at a local car show yesterday.
...
Forum: Rover Builds 27-04-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,831
Posted By ZA-J
It's as low as it can be. Already modified the...

It's as low as it can be. Already modified the hose layout a few times to get it like this :/
Forum: Rover Builds 27-04-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 112
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Posted By ZA-J
Thanks chaps. Replaced the thermostat and...

Thanks chaps.
Replaced the thermostat and drilled an extra 2mm hole in it (it already had one with a glorified split pin in it) and the rad slowly got warmer until running temp achieved. Whole...
Forum: Rover Builds 24-04-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,831
Posted By ZA-J
I've been very slack in keeping the build thread...

I've been very slack in keeping the build thread up to date, so here goes:

Had to have a rad made as the original mini unit sat too high in relation to header tank.
...
Forum: For Sale 15-03-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 989
Posted By ZA-J
The feds will believe anything! Advertise it...

The feds will believe anything!

Advertise it as a 1958 model and they'd believe you!
Forum: Rover Builds 13-02-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,831
Posted By ZA-J
Thanks, I’ve already got bushes in my current...

Thanks, I’ve already got bushes in my current arms and have a spare set, so will go for bushed ones fow now.
Forum: Rover Builds 12-02-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,831
Posted By ZA-J
I'm about to order adjustable camber bottom arms...

I'm about to order adjustable camber bottom arms for the van before setting suspension up, but not sure whether to buy rose jointed units or bushed ones? Opinions? Only 10 difference in price from...
Forum: Rover Chat 11-02-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By ZA-J
I got the switch working a little while ago, just...

I got the switch working a little while ago, just thought I'd update this thread with how I did it for future reference:

MG Loom : Mini Ignition Switch listed below;

Yellow : White
White/Red :...
Forum: Rover Builds 01-02-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,831
Posted By ZA-J
Looks like a clever, yet simple device! Had...

Looks like a clever, yet simple device!

Had a quiet few weeks on the Mini - work and skiing holiday have slowed progress!

Spent an hour or two making a new gear knob a few nights ago though:
...
Forum: Rover Builds 14-01-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,831
Posted By ZA-J
Will give it a road test first. Another...

Will give it a road test first. Another possibility is to notch the frame on mine. It’s beefy box we’ve used, so could modify it around the arms if needs be.
Forum: Rover Builds 14-01-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,831
Posted By ZA-J
Tie bar and bottom arms touch the frame when it’s...

Tie bar and bottom arms touch the frame when it’s on axle stands, but it doesn’t appear to limit their movement much.

There’s a decent amount of clearance when it’s on the ground.
Forum: Rover Builds 11-01-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,831
Posted By ZA-J
Thanks chaps. Will have a play in due...

Thanks chaps. Will have a play in due course.....hopefully this weekend!
Forum: Rover Builds 09-01-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,831
Posted By ZA-J
Thanks Gaz, I’m debating buying turntables so I...

Thanks Gaz, I’m debating buying turntables so I can have an ongoing tinker with alignment, but they’re quite expensive for potentially one use!

The van has always had negative camber bottom arms...
Forum: Rover Builds 09-01-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,831
Posted By ZA-J
The exhaust is paired like that purely for ease...

The exhaust is paired like that purely for ease and space...any other way and the pipes would have to pass over one another. I don’t have the real estate for that and can’t afford a full on custom...
Forum: Rover Builds 08-01-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 112
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Posted By ZA-J
New pump turned up and runs sweet now. Put...

New pump turned up and runs sweet now.

Put the mini back on all fours after months on chassis jig and then axle stands.

Moved forwards and back a few feet to make sure driveshafts and gear...
Forum: Rover Chat 08-01-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By ZA-J
Anyone able to help with this? I’m getting...

Anyone able to help with this?

I’m getting close to needing to re-wire the ignition.
Forum: Rover Chat 07-01-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By ZA-J
Looks identical to my 160.

Looks identical to my 160.
Forum: Rover Chat 04-01-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By ZA-J
Entire loom, just with a few feet chopped out so...

Entire loom, just with a few feet chopped out so the two fuse boards were closer together.

Electric windows, air con, mirrors etc has been de-pinned, so its only the MG wiring I want left.

I...
Forum: Rover Chat 04-01-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By ZA-J
MPI Ignition Switch with MG Loom

I've got MG ZR loom installed in my Mini, shortened to fit inside the car.

I can't work out how I need to wire the Mini (MPI column) ignition switch to work with the MG loom.

Has this been done...
Forum: Rover Builds 02-01-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,831
Posted By ZA-J
Sorry for my delay in relying - slight technical...

Sorry for my delay in relying - slight technical problem meant i couldn't rely to the thread!

I hadn't re-aligned the fob after re-connecting the battery, thanks for the reminder! Fob then was...
Forum: Rover Builds 28-12-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,831
Posted By ZA-J
Filled engine and box with oil, re-connected...

Filled engine and box with oil, re-connected battery and checked all electrical connections, but I still can't get it to run. (see original problem from post 59).

With the start relay earthed...
Forum: Rover Builds 28-12-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,831
Posted By ZA-J
Thanks AG. The alternator tensioner is still to...

Thanks AG. The alternator tensioner is still to be addressed. Once its running (nee next post!) and I'm happy with the lower bracket, it will most probably get replaced with a triangulated plate off...
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