Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby laneychief » Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:09 am

Perfect! Are there any articles on the science of stub stacks? I've got vizards tuning the a series, shall I cast an eye through that? Like I said, I bought the pancake because I preferred the neatness of it to my original one which was all over the shop, but as for the science of tuning, I know about as much of that as I do Mandarin Chinese.

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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby laneychief » Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:15 am

Hmm, can only find that type in pairs. If anyone fancies one, I'll buy them both and sort out posting one out and splitting cost down the middle to you. No rush, got to get him fired up first!

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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby panky » Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:46 am

Give Rimmers a ring, you never know they might sell you one :)
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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby laneychief » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:27 am

Putting the dash back together to start him up this week. Annoyingly my pinch bolt for the choke cable to carb has just given up. £1.50 from ESM, plus £8.95 postage. What the chicken.[frame]Image[/frame]

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And treat those two impostors just the same'

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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby panky » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:10 am

How about this one. Works out a bit cheaper :wink:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLASSIC-MINI- ... xyOlhS63Uh
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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby TvdWerf » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:21 am

Also some local bicycle shops can help ;)
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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby laneychief » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:19 pm

Perfect, cheers Panky!

Job done, ordered that one! See if I can sneak a bit more work in later.


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And treat those two impostors just the same'

Edd, 26, Devon.

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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby laneychief » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:48 pm

Dash back together, choke connected. Try to start, no joy. Plugs out and cleaned, distributor points clearly closed up, regapped, fateful turn of key then boom! He goes!!!

Need to tune the carb in but I'm gassing myself in the garage so leave that little victory![frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby panky » Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:27 pm

Result :D
A good starting point to set the carb is to screw the jet in fully, screw it out a turn and a half and go from there.
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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby laneychief » Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:44 pm

Did the hole in my RH door frame making that side finished and ready for the door to be hung again (hoping it fits...)

It wasn't as neat as I'd like as I messed up drilling out a couple of spot welds. A splash of filler over it and I'll learn for the other side.

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And treat those two impostors just the same'

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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby laneychief » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:43 pm

Door trial fitted, fits great! Leaving it on now and doing things around it. I also filled my repair a bit with body filler to neaten it up but didn't take a photo of that.[frame]Image[/frame]

Also, this is the best £8 I've ever spent.[frame]Image[/frame]

Also popped my new choke cable nipple on, struggling to get my boot to fit well, bloody fibre glass rubbish. Need a steel one.

No car work this weekend, family time.

Monday for the next session!

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Edd
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And treat those two impostors just the same'

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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby panky » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:53 pm

Great stuff. I had a double take there, I thought the tray was sunk into the panel for a second, good idea though I'm always misplacing spanners and nuts and bolts :-?
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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby laneychief » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:56 pm

Yeh I did it one too many times and happened to be in Halfords when I saw it and thought it would solve all my problems! It solved the losing bolts spanners and wrenches problem at least! I could do with loads of them!!
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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby panky » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:59 pm

Or a magnetic 45 gallon drum :)
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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby laneychief » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:11 pm

Haha, I have found myself looking at all of my tools and wishing they were all magnetised.....
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And treat those two impostors just the same'

Edd, 26, Devon.

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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby panky » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:18 pm

How about one of those triangular magnetic welding clamps on the bottom of an old baking tray.
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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby laneychief » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:25 pm

Ooohhh. I've got one of those!!!

I'll be knicking me mothers baking tray monday and I'll report back!
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Edd, 26, Devon.

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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby panky » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:49 pm

Just been baking bread and I notice a couple of old ones at the back of the cupboard - she'll never notice :evil:
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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby Neil MG » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:05 pm

Good work Edd! That door really does fit well, way better than most!
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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby laneychief » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:00 pm

Thanks Neil,
It's not perfect everywhere but I'm happy it's the best I can do!
'If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same'

Edd, 26, Devon.


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