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by jonathon
Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Llandow trackday 21st July
Replies: 6
Views: 2376

Re: Llandow trackday 21st July

The cost is £95 for the day, or half that (I think) for a half day.
Give Chris Darwin a call on


Christopher Darwin
01288 381265


Tell him I sent you :D :wink:
by jonathon
Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Clowns
Replies: 10
Views: 1436

Re: Clowns

They didn't go to the National , but were playing football for England this afternoon against Germany :roll: :lol:
by jonathon
Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)
Replies: 1497
Views: 181261

Re: pickup restoration project

I really would not start rebuilding this engine until you are 100% certain that all oil ways and waterways are completely free of crud and rust. Simply running a hose pipe into the motor will not do. Have you checked that the hardened surfaces ie crank and rocker gear are all free of corrosion. SPL ...
by jonathon
Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Engine weights
Replies: 34
Views: 8219

Re: Engine weights

A 1.4 Kseries returns over 50mpg in a Minor and the 2.0L Zetec upto 48mpg. :D
by jonathon
Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Engine weights
Replies: 34
Views: 8219

Re: Engine weights

Have a look at this thread. Excellent conversion

http://mog.myfreeforum.org/turbo_diesel ... t1484.html
by jonathon
Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Trunions
Replies: 11
Views: 1581

Re: Trunions

As Marky B, I sqirt in a blob of grease into the trunnion first. Check for play on the trunnions, do not fit them if you can detect any wobble or free play.
by jonathon
Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Llandow trackday 21st July
Replies: 6
Views: 2376

Llandow trackday 21st July

A mid week trackday, wednesday, but should be another friendly affair and a chance for novices to receive some first class tuition. This is a very worthwhile trackday at which its hoped we can raise around £2500 for charity. Here ia a list of cars already booked in, which leaves room for a few more....
by jonathon
Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1962 2 door, hasn't moved for 25 years.
Replies: 28
Views: 5186

Re: 1961 2 door, hasn't moved for 25 years.

Could be Empire Green.
by jonathon
Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Suzuki powered Minors
Replies: 4
Views: 1663

Suzuki powered Minors

Had an interesting chat with a guy today who fits Suzuki engines to MGB's and Vauxhaul or BMW diesel engines into Scimitars. The favourite for real petrol heads seemed to be the 200bhp V6 Vitara motor, very small and light. Anyone tried these powerplants ?.
by jonathon
Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1968 disc brake conversion ..
Replies: 16
Views: 10646

Re: 1968 disc brake conversion ..

by jonathon
Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)
Replies: 1497
Views: 181261

Re: pickup restoration project

Get the engine acid dipped to clear the oil and waterways, be careful of 'hardened ' surfaces which have been wrecked by the rust, I'd replace these parts with good or new ones.
by jonathon
Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: ESM suspension
Replies: 14
Views: 3080

Re: ESM suspension

The kit shown is a general assist kit to run alongside the standard springs less the lever arm damper. The O Burton/ESM front coil over kit runs along the same principal. You have to decide whether the coils are necessary for your application or simply use gas dampers. I'd rather go coils plus std t...
by jonathon
Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MMs spotted
Replies: 6
Views: 1295

Re: Series MMs spottec

Think they have made a mistake Bill, its the 'roof' your meant to remove :D :roll: :wink:
by jonathon
Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Llandow re-visited
Replies: 20
Views: 3466

Re: Llandow re-visited

Hi Abarth :D Hope you got home okay, seemed as if the box was complaining a bit ?. Refreshing to see the Cinq on track and putting in some good laps, real shame about the tyre though. Hope to visit LLandow a few more times this year so if you follow this thread I'll let you know when we are there ne...
by jonathon
Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Llandow re-visited
Replies: 20
Views: 3466

Re: Llandow re-visited

Fiat TC turbo Radical ?? :lol: :wink:
by jonathon
Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1968 disc brake conversion ..
Replies: 16
Views: 10646

Re: 1968 disc brake conversion ..

You will need a disc kit from one of the Minor suppliers/specialists. (research the market well before purchasing) these kits will supply you with all you need except for a header tank, optional servo and modified master cylinder.
Kits are all bolt on/off
by jonathon
Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Llandow re-visited
Replies: 20
Views: 3466

Re: Llandow re-visited

Was that with the Radiacl Martin ? :-? . There was a bike engined Raw striker did the same thing, on the bottom corner, made life a bit interesting when powering around the final turn :D
by jonathon
Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Llandow re-visited
Replies: 20
Views: 3466

Re: Llandow re-visited

Well , yet another fantastic day at Llandow. Sunny all day,( burnt my balding head) :D Arrived early [frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1277016768_2874 [/frame] but the paddock soon filled up with all manner of cars, Westfields,tuned Focus,Citroen's, M3 BMW,Exige etc plus Richards lovely Mid...
by jonathon
Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Leaf springs
Replies: 15
Views: 2290

Re: Leaf springs

We fit with the two straps in front of the axle, may help with anti tramp as the leaves are more secured than with a single strap