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by Joe.
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - (NOW IN COLOUR)
Replies: 319
Views: 39671

Joe's 1972 GTE - (Bodywork & paint prep)

My old Cooper S is Chilli red and hasn’t faded after 14 years :D That was somthing I thought of when picking the colour, I can't remember ever seeing a new MINI with faded red paint - I also liked the connection between the names Mexican Red and Chilli Red What a great transformation. I guess the c...
by Joe.
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - (NOW IN COLOUR)
Replies: 319
Views: 39671

Joe's 1972 GTE - (Bodywork & paint prep)

That'll fade lovely in a few years! Beautiful deep gloss. What colour / paint is it? Its a Sikkens colour coat and I think a lechler clearcoat (not sure why the differing brands were used though both have a reputation for good quality) The colour choice came down to the fact that It appears the car...
by Joe.
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - (NOW IN COLOUR)
Replies: 319
Views: 39671

Joe's 1972 GTE - (Bodywork & paint prep)

I lol'ed at the wheelie bar bit as I'd not seen that until you mentioned it...!

I fear anyone banking on Highland Purple will be dissapointed....

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by Joe.
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - (NOW IN COLOUR)
Replies: 319
Views: 39671

Joe's 1972 GTE - (Bodywork & paint prep)

Priming The paintshop had originally planned a 2 week window to paint the car, so after a week I called in to see how the car was progressing. After the first 5 days progress hadn't been as quick as hoped the painter had someone signed off sick for a week and was short staffed (Its unclear if they ...
by Joe.
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - (NOW IN COLOUR)
Replies: 319
Views: 39671

Joe's 1972 GTE - (Bodywork & paint prep)

Lol.....'mission creep' that had me properly laughing! I so know that one!! Happens to me all the time, One minuite I'm changing the head gasket next I'm sanding all the paint off...! Hats off to you for achieving what you do with just a single garage. I can't stand not having space to work in! Che...
by Joe.
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - (NOW IN COLOUR)
Replies: 319
Views: 39671

Joe's 1972 GTE - (Bodywork & paint prep)

Another Update: A few pages ago I posted this picture of the fire damage to the engine bay: http://www.industrialbritain.co.uk/forumstuff/scim/620.jpg Heres a few more pictures showing thr progress on the repair... A first attempt to apply fibreglass failed as there was nothing really to adhere to....
by Joe.
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: 5a stripped and sold as spares
Replies: 13
Views: 663

5a stripped and sold as spares

I've broken 3 Scimitars and a Rebel Van and have also benefitted many times from parts bought other breaker cars. Its always a shame when it reaches that point, but sometimes a line has to be drawn. One of the cars I broke had over £20,000 worth of recipts for restoration work done in the early 1990...
by Joe.
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: 5a Desmo Mirror - Drivers side
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Wanted: 5a Desmo Mirror - Drivers side

The same pattern as this NOS one on ebay, which is unfortunately also passenger side.

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by Joe.
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: 5a Desmo Mirror - Drivers side
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Wanted: 5a Desmo Mirror - Drivers side

The GTE's gone in for its respray and I'm now franticly looking for the last few bits I'm going to need to get it back on the road ....

I'm the lookout for a good condition drivers side mirror, needs to be the original style Desmo. Anyone got anything suitable?
by Joe.
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SS1 Airbox Vacuum Module
Replies: 0
Views: 106

SS1 Airbox Vacuum Module

Having just fitted the missing vacuum pipes to the hot air intake on my airbox it has become apparent the diaphragm must be holed!

Does anyone have a spare one?
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Vac module
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Cheers
Dave
by Joe.
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 tapping noise
Replies: 34
Views: 1350

Essex V6 tapping noise

Last year I had a mystery tapping noise...

Turned out to be an Unleaded valve seat which had dropped out of the head! It had only affected one valve. Engine still ran but was down on power and sounded a bit off.
by Joe.
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Se6a Type Lucas Puddle lights
Replies: 11
Views: 482

Wanted: Se6a Type Lucas Puddle lights

Thanks, That shows they are fitted closer to the end of the door than I would have guessed. I'd have expected them to be at 3/4 ish.
by Joe.
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Se6a Type Lucas Puddle lights
Replies: 11
Views: 482

Wanted: Se6a Type Lucas Puddle lights

Cheers for the suggestions, I think the lucas lights would be my first choice, I quite like the premium look they have! The land rover ones look like they may make a reasonable alternative if I can't get hold of any origonals. Out of interest has anyone got a picture showing their position on the bo...
by Joe.
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Se6a Type Lucas Puddle lights
Replies: 11
Views: 482

Wanted: Se6a Type Lucas Puddle lights

Fancy having as set of Puddle Lights on the doors of my 5a, Anyone got any spare? New old stock would be great...

but good used is probably more realistic. :)

Cheers

Joe
by Joe.
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Doors & Quarterlights...
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Doors & Quarterlights...

Thanks for the photos everyone - Its good to see what I should be aiming for with the weather strip, Ive fitted a new length to the passenger side and refitted the drivers side which had been renewed but poorly attached and alligned by the PO. I've got a similar gap around the frame and was thinking...

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