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Old 11-02-2019, 11:26 PM   #91
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got another couple hours tonight to catch up with whats been done and whats still to be done.

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need to run fuel pipes from sill to inside engine bay,i am thinking up inside arch then through panel,,,,can i use copper pipe? 8mm microbore as i have laying around

intake manifold has outlet on d/s this is to expansion tank? maybe 8mm pipe?

do i use my standard mini rad to power the standard gauges? as well as keeping rover sensors for ecu feedback. i mind of reading that if rover sensor powers gauge it reads high?

standard rover temp sensors x 2,,,,do these need to be before rad or is after ok?

gearbox,,,,do i use mini rod change switch or the rover box sensor? (reverse)

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Old 12-02-2019, 02:29 AM   #92
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You are correct with the pipe on the inlet. It's got a tee in it so it joins the radiator top (normally over flow) pipe. If using a Mini radiator, swap the cap for one without a pressure spring. Just a seal at the top.

If you are using your MG gauges, then use the MG sensors. These are pretty accurate to be honest. If you are using Mini gauges then adapting the pipe work for Mini sensors is possible.

The PG1 gearbox switch is by far easiest way to operate the lights. Use your MG gear lever and linkages.
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:56 AM   #93
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got another couple hours tonight to catch up with whats been done and whats still to be done.

advice please
need to run fuel pipes from sill to inside engine bay,i am thinking up inside arch then through panel,,,,can i use copper pipe? 8mm microbore as i have laying around

intake manifold has outlet on d/s this is to expansion tank? maybe 8mm pipe?

do i use my standard mini rad to power the standard gauges? as well as keeping rover sensors for ecu feedback. i mind of reading that if rover sensor powers gauge it reads high?

standard rover temp sensors x 2,,,,do these need to be before rad or is after ok?

gearbox,,,,do i use mini rod change switch or the rover box sensor? (reverse)

if no advice i will prevail via trial and error

Iíve seen people use 8mm microbore for fuel lines in the past without any issues.

Inlet manifold runs to a tee that runs to the expansion tank and to the radiator overflow.

If your using Mini gauges then you will need a Mini temp sender for the temperature gauge, if your using Rover/MG gauges then use the Rover/MG sender, regardless they need to be fitted before the rad.

I use the Mini rod change and use reverse switch on the gearbox.



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Old 12-02-2019, 08:22 AM   #94
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ok so i will bin my mini cap and get replacement, will run the smiths temp gauge from mini rad and keep rover sensors to keep mems happy

did think the mg gearbox switch will be more reliable

now to do gear linkage
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Old 12-02-2019, 08:34 AM   #95
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ok so i will bin my mini cap and get replacement, will run the smiths temp gauge from mini rad and keep rover sensors to keep mems happy

did think the mg gearbox switch will be more reliable

now to do gear linkage


If I remember correctly you only need the brown sensor for the ECU, the other is a sender for the gauge so becomes obsolete.
Iíll get some more pics of my linkage shortly and post them in my build diary for you.


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Old 12-02-2019, 08:38 AM   #96
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perfect bud, yours looks alot neater than using steering column swivel which is huge and bulky
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:57 PM   #97
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https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/cap-ra...ng-grc126.html

This is what you want for a standard Mini radiator.
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Old 12-02-2019, 08:04 PM   #98
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cheers agoaty . its ordered

instant custard is see you used the standard mini rod change ccollar thingey then added a bit of bar then u have a nice shiny quick release type fitting, what vehicle is this from or just sumthing u had made up as ur a bit of a tart for shiney

see my rod is a bout 3 inchs short so will extend and put slight bend in the rods to passenger side as i can pull it to side but might foul the exhaust tunnel etc, will be out there in a bit
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Old 12-02-2019, 08:40 PM   #99
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The quick release thingy is from MiniSpares.
http://www.minispares.com/product/Classic/MSG13.aspx
Not really necessary but Iím not a fan of the split pin that normally holds the linkage in place. Iím sure I have the old gear linkage end somewhere if you need it?


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Old 12-02-2019, 09:29 PM   #100
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Ok so I have that bit on a spare rod change..got gear lingare from rover and linkage that's on mini to size up

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Old 12-02-2019, 09:31 PM   #101
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I can get it to just about touch as flexes on bobble mounts.the bracket has an offset..does it have to do closer to passenger side?

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Old 12-02-2019, 09:33 PM   #102
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Old 12-02-2019, 09:40 PM   #103
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So if am using the gearbox switch I can do away with the one on change....rotate that bracket then m Ok up something like instant custard.....now time to play

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Old 13-02-2019, 09:53 AM   #104
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I used to have the mini linkage on my pg1 box and found it difficult to use, there was very little side to side movement which made finding gears difficult and you had to really push hard to the side to make sure it was in the right place. I swapped to the rover linkage and modified it to make it a shorter throw and it's now perfect.
The copper fuel pipe is fine - that's what I use but you must put a flare on the end and use proper fuel hose clips or the pressure will push the pipe off (a friend connect his up with no flare and a normal jubilee clip, i told him it wouldn't hold but he insisted it would be fine so I went outside whilst he turned to pump on. he came out very wet and flammable a few minutes later!)
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Old 13-02-2019, 10:05 AM   #105
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ok thanks for advice, i will mock up the mini change and try as the rover one looks rather pineapple but its about function in the end

good advise about the copper,not sure if my flaring tool goes up to that size if not might have to jam on an olive lol
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