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by Billy
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Brexit.part import
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Re: Brexit.part import

I ordered parts worth about STG£100 a few weeks ago. I got a text from DPD UK saying that I owed €30 which included a €6.50 brokerage charge. This had to be paid (by paypal) before they would ship the parts to Ireland. With no Parcelmotel for the time being, we better get used to it.
by Billy
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Clubman Estate Decal / Stripe Colour ?
Replies: 15
Views: 706

Re: Clubman Estate Decal / Stripe Colour ?

Sticky Fingers (Martin Cull) is the man for decals. Many of us know him personally from attending IMMs over the years. He will do either standard or custom decals if you want. I used him for the side stripes on my Clubby estate.
by Billy
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another Dodgy Mini
Replies: 76
Views: 34962

Re: Another Dodgy Mini

Dean Rudd's well-known 95 CE has resurfaced as HCI 990 in Carlow.

https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for ... i/26869393
by Billy
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Info/advice estate rollcage
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Info/advice estate rollcage

If it's for a road car, check your insurance first.
by Billy
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1983 Mini City
Replies: 86
Views: 6382

Re: 1983 Mini City

With all the great effort (and expense) you're putting into the car, it would be a shame if you couldn't store it indoors properly. Talk nicely to Santa!
by Billy
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1983 Mini City
Replies: 86
Views: 6382

Re: 1983 Mini City

What blast medium did you use? Were you happy with It?
by Billy
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1981 Mini City 1000
Replies: 101
Views: 12898

Re: 1981 Mini City 1000

Keep it up. Great stuff.
by Billy
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1983 Mini City
Replies: 86
Views: 6382

Re: 1983 Mini City

Good luck with your Mini. Many's the project started off as a small repair and ended up as a major restoration.

Keep us updated.

Billy
by Billy
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another Dodgy Mini
Replies: 76
Views: 34962

Re: Another Dodgy Mini

Spotted that one earlier

82KY235 buyer beware.
by Billy
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mini cooper s 2000 overheating
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: mini cooper s 2000 overheating

The other known issue is the quality of the expansion tank tops. As Woody says, the system needs to be pressurised to work properly.
by Billy
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mini cooper s 2000 overheating
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: mini cooper s 2000 overheating

Woody beat me to it.
by Billy
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mini cooper s 2000 overheating
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: mini cooper s 2000 overheating

Terry,

What thermostat are you using? Mpi's run hotter than carb Minis. I had overheating problems with my old 98 mpi but it was a common problem with a sensor which was activating the fan. There was a factory upgrade which cured it. The other possibility is that your 20-year-old rad has silted up.
by Billy
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2000 Rover Cooper Sport - 00-C-40297
Replies: 2
Views: 587

Re: 2000 Rover Cooper Sport - 00-C-40297

Welcome to the forum. Two very nice cars. You've definitely got a metallic green theme going on.
by Billy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cantrails ?!
Replies: 4
Views: 691

Re: Cantrails ?!

I had to Google what a cantrail was.
by Billy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cantrails ?!
Replies: 4
Views: 691

Re: Cantrails ?!

by Billy
Wed May 27, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Seen a Mini?
Replies: 2231
Views: 470660

Re: Seen a Mini?

That Mini belonged to a friend of mine in Cork. He fitted an upgraded Metro turbo set-up into it for his daughter. She thought it was too fast so they sold it.
by Billy
Thu May 07, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Problems Starting mk3
Replies: 26
Views: 3241

Re: Problems Starting mk3

That's because the clutch isn't working.
by Billy
Mon May 04, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Problems Starting mk3
Replies: 26
Views: 3241

Re: Problems Starting mk3

Re clutch: once you've got car running, turn off engine then put it into first. Keep your foot on the clutch. Turn on ignition. The car will jump forward but keep that foot on the clutch. Usually the clutch will free after a bit. Don't attempt any of this without working brakes and plenty of outdoor...
by Billy
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: Clubman Estate Barn Find - Co. Galway
Replies: 178
Views: 63098

Re: Clubman Estate Barn Find - Co. Galway

The Mpi injection system is very easy to work with once you realise that the 13 or so wiring connectors and pipes can only fit one way. Stripping out the original injection system and fitting the upgraded one is very straightforward. Thankfully it started with the first turn of the key and I got to ...
by Billy
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: Clubman Estate Barn Find - Co. Galway
Replies: 178
Views: 63098

Re: Clubman Estate Barn Find - Co. Galway

Standard versus upgraded
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by Billy
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: Clubman Estate Barn Find - Co. Galway
Replies: 178
Views: 63098

Re: Clubman Estate Barn Find - Co. Galway

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The difference between the standard and ported inlet manifold
by Billy
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: Clubman Estate Barn Find - Co. Galway
Replies: 178
Views: 63098

Re: Clubman Estate Barn Find - Co. Galway

Picked up a 52mm Burlen throttle body and a ported inlet manifold recently on eBay. I had already fitted a big valve head so it made sense to improve the breathing.
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by Billy
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Problems Starting mk3
Replies: 26
Views: 3241

Re: Problems Starting mk3

Even easier. Just cross the two positive & negative on the solenoid itself with a screwdriver.

I usually fit a push button solenoid to my minis.
by Billy
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical Section
Topic: Spi Cranking
Replies: 2
Views: 820

Re: Spi Cranking

The Spi Guru is back!!
by Billy
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1981 Mini City 1000
Replies: 101
Views: 12898

Re: 1981 Mini City 1000

I'm fascinated by the use of molasses. How does that work?