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Old 11-12-2017, 06:53 PM   #226
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on the front (exhaust) side of the engine towards the gearbox end, just below the water outlet from the head
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:33 PM   #227
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Old 12-02-2018, 05:45 AM   #228
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I think the car is still in my garage. TBH I'd forgotten how disruptive it is moving house - thought I'd only be held up a couple of weeks. Over 2 months already . Plus it's cold out there........ got a bit more to do sorting the garage out (nothing fancy, just knowing where my tools are would be a good start) then I'll be back on it. In the meantime I saw a vid of some poor guy who had his mini rear-ended and it reminded me when it happened to me a few years back. We spend hundreds of hours on these things and then some plonker can ruin it in seconds - in my case claimed the brake lights were not bright enough and too low down to see. So I was thinking the other day about an eyeball burning high level stop lamp on the rear shelf. Have seen these used which could look reasonably subtle. Maybe with a high power LED replacement bulb.



Or has anyone tried wiring in something like this?





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Old 12-02-2018, 10:23 AM   #229
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I realise the reason you want to do the high level brake light but also think you should look for that specifically as a fog light has a different light pattern lense.

Saying this, so many lighting faults on cars these day and the Police don't do anything. If you have a friendly MOT tester, that probably won't be noticed.

Scorpion has a high level brake light. If you are interested, I can post it to you. PM me and I can get a pic.
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Old 12-02-2018, 11:46 AM   #230
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I got mine from Spiyda but I canít find them on his site anymore.
https://spiyda.com/led-vehicle-light...units.html?p=2
Would be worth messaging him and seeing if he still does them if you like it.
Thought I had a pic of mine but I donít, so Iíve stolen this one:



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Old 12-02-2018, 12:00 PM   #231
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https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/...grid&orderBy=0

Several options on here that might suit ?
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Old 12-02-2018, 01:19 PM   #232
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Fair points made. I do have a tendency to over complicate things.... thanks for the links I'll take a look. TBH the idea started out for the right reason but in the end I just thought a race car style rain light on the back shelf might be quite cool


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Old 12-02-2018, 03:20 PM   #233
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The high level brake light should actually touch on to the back window and have a seal around it. This is to prevent the light reflection back into your car. That one Dan posted is available from most Mini part dealers. Looks good too.
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Old 14-02-2018, 08:40 AM   #234
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https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-93234-a...7-428-001.aspx

Apparently this is the same part number as the one fitted to the later minis but at a fraction of the price that people want for a second hand one these days
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Old 14-02-2018, 09:03 AM   #235
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Good find!
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Old 14-02-2018, 11:40 AM   #236
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Old 23-03-2018, 02:32 PM   #237
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Subframe design question for those who've built their own. The lower arm set up on allspeed etc uses a bolt through two fixed plates so you have to fit the bushes to the lower arm first, then fit, slide the bolt through and tighten up. Original mini set-up using the lower arm pin allows for some compression of the bushes as you tighten up since front side is part of the pin and moves. So on the allspeed type set-up is there some flex on the frame to compress the bushes? Or is the frame solid and you have to accept the bushes aren't clamped up in the same way.


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Old 23-03-2018, 03:50 PM   #238
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Your on the right wave length James. Your new design at them is good!! What are you thinking?
Sorry about the beet about bush answer lol
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Old 23-03-2018, 03:57 PM   #239
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the bushes shouldn't be 'clamped up' as such. On both the allspeed and normal mini frames it's the sleeve that should be clamped tight. On my frame I have solid plates either side of the bushes which are spaced the exact width of the sleve, there is a tiny amount of flex in the material so that the sleeve is clamped tight when the bolt is tightened. the only downside with this is it can make fitting the bushes tricky as it's a tigh squeeze to push the lower arm (with bushes) in as the rubber is wider than the sleeve. I get round this by using a knife to put a slight chamfer on the rubber bush to guide it in and I jack the plates apart a few mm before fitting - the bolt soon pulls them together again.
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Old 23-03-2018, 04:45 PM   #240
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