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by dayoungfella
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Technical Section
Topic: Steering column movement
Replies: 2
Views: 2564

Re: Steering column movement

There should be a plastic Bush that slides over the top of the inner shaft and sits in between the outter and inner shafts.

https://www.minispares.com/product/classic/GSV1095.aspx
by dayoungfella
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: CLASSIC INSURANCE
Replies: 3
Views: 2929

Re: CLASSIC INSURANCE

I'm with Barrett Private Insurance and can't recommend them highly enough.

Have had 2 Minis, a van, and 3 cars insured all on the same policy and for a much better price than anywhere else.

Max is the guy who looks after me and is great to deal with.
by dayoungfella
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Mini Magic *new event*
Replies: 32
Views: 13320

Re: Mini Magic *new event*

On one hand you're saying the scene is dead, and on the other you're interrogating someone for trying to do something positive to help the scene!
by dayoungfella
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Mini Magic *new event*
Replies: 32
Views: 13320

Re: Mini Magic *new event*

Great to see someone taking the initiative to run an exclusive Mini event in Ireland, particularly one that gets Minis on track.

Not sure if I can make it yet, but might be there with the new 1275gt race car I'm working on.

Keep up the good work.
by dayoungfella
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Vin number, is my car Irish built?
Replies: 8
Views: 4521

Re: Vin number, is my car Irish built?

My '69 Irish built car has an E on the end of the VIN which stands for 'Eire', as far as I know, so yours may well be Irish assembled too.
by dayoungfella
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 82 Mini
Replies: 4
Views: 4177

Re: 82 Mini

Welcome!

What are your plans for it?
by dayoungfella
Wed May 17, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: Project Lexi
Replies: 86
Views: 29284

Re: Project Lexi

Good stuff, at least you've got your priorities right with getting the bodywork sorted first!

Yes, come say hi at IMM. Just look out for a red van with Granby Motor Sport written across it!
by dayoungfella
Tue May 16, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: Project Lexi
Replies: 86
Views: 29284

Re: Project Lexi

Congrats on the purchase! Looks like you'll be kept busy!

What are your plans for it?
by dayoungfella
Tue May 09, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Final Drive Ratio's
Replies: 7
Views: 4353

Re: Final Drive Ratio's

3.4 is usually the best all round ratio for daily driving. Typically a race or rally car will have a ratio between 3.9 and 4.6 depending on what discipline it's being used in. Swapping out the diff ratio isn't a straight forward job, though. Engine out, split from gearbox, fit new crown wheel and pi...
by dayoungfella
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: Mk2 Irish Car Barn Find
Replies: 1
Views: 3258

Mk2 Irish Car Barn Find

Have had this Mini for a little while now and meant to share it here! Early Irish built Minis are incredibly rare these days and I think it's important they be documented and shared with people. In fact, it would be great to start a register within the club that catalogues all of the existing cars a...
by dayoungfella
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 50th anniversary of the MKII mini
Replies: 1
Views: 2145

Re: 50th anniversary of the MKII mini

Not many Mk2s in this country. Here's the one I saved recently!

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by dayoungfella
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: teething Problems with rebuild 1275
Replies: 12
Views: 5989

Re: teething Problems with rebuild 1275

We need to know what revs the engine is doing at 75mph. No point speculating on diff ratios otherwise!
by dayoungfella
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Having trouble with boot door shutlines
Replies: 3
Views: 3048

Re: Having trouble with boot door shutlines

Is the seal brand new?

New ones are usually thicker than the originals and can have this affect.
by dayoungfella
Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Dunboyne 25th Sept
Replies: 1
Views: 3078

Re: Dunboyne 25th Sept

Dunboyne isn't really a car show - entry is only open to cars participating in the parade laps. I've had my Mini at it the last 2 years but missed the deadline this year.
by dayoungfella
Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Transport a mini
Replies: 5
Views: 3666

Re: Transport a mini

Can you point me in the direction of what you read on the RSA site? Have never come across anything specific to car transporters so would be good to get some clarity. Not sure why there would be different rules for transporting a car anyway!
by dayoungfella
Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Transport a mini
Replies: 5
Views: 3666

Re: Transport a mini

You can tow a trailer over 750kgs as long as the combined train weight of the car/van and trailer does not exceed 3500kgs.

There are a few places in Dublin that hire out trailers if you do a Google search - don't know of anywhere that hires out the dolly you have pictured though.
by dayoungfella
Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Technical Section
Topic: 1293 Engine Build Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 8415

Re: 1293 Engine Build Advice

Your budget is going to make things tricky. An SW5 in a 1293 goes really well, and coupled with the right head, is a great package. HIF44 is definitely your best option in terms of reliability and driveability and a lot cheaper and easier to fit! You should also consider a differential with a harden...
by dayoungfella
Thu May 05, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: New home page
Replies: 3
Views: 3059

Re: New home page

Technically it's actually called a 1275GT!
by dayoungfella
Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Alloy radiator
Replies: 5
Views: 3267

Re: Alloy radiator

+1 for the Minispares 2 core. I use one on my 1480 engine and it's fantastic.
by dayoungfella
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1987 Mini city
Replies: 34
Views: 17174

Re: 1987 Mini city

True. Loving the Nardi steering wheels by the way, particularly the silver one!
by dayoungfella
Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1987 Mini city
Replies: 34
Views: 17174

Re: 1987 Mini city

Nice to see something a little different.
by dayoungfella
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 13 inch supertrax
Replies: 22
Views: 9997

Re: 13 inch supertrax

Bizarre!
by dayoungfella
Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 13 inch supertrax
Replies: 22
Views: 9997

Re: 13 inch supertrax

Why don't you try selling them on one of the UK Mini Parts pages on Facebook?

Much bigger market and people are always interested in unusual items.
by dayoungfella
Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Rolling road day??
Replies: 39
Views: 18625

Re: Rolling road day??

1. Paul Glennon
2. Mick Glennon
3. Mick Glennon
4. Bert
5. Ray Finnegan
6. Dylan8660 (Two runs needed)
7. KMG
8. Robin McLerie
9. Macker
10.Paul Fowley
11. Neil Kavanagh
by dayoungfella
Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Classic Bucket Seats
Replies: 3
Views: 3305

Re: Classic Bucket Seats

SOLD!