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by Rust bucket
Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bumpers
Replies: 5
Views: 942

Bumpers

Hi all, I have got a set of wide steels for my car but when it's finished, I don't want to run around with a set of bumpers on it,..
looks too twee for me.

My question is do I have to fit them for the MOT?
by Rust bucket
Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engines
Replies: 13
Views: 1290

Engines

1275 engines and Ford crossflow units are as we know are very sort after, Triumph 1500 engines are said too be heavy? so how about the Vauxhall Viva/ Chevette 1256 engine, should be good for 60-65 bhp with a little head work.
by Rust bucket
Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 1161

wheels

Hi all, I want to stay with 14 inch wheels on my 64 Minor,too me 13 inch don't look right, does anyone know if MGB Rostyle wheels will fit without clearance problems, thanks.
by Rust bucket
Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake drums
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: Brake drums

I may be wrong but I thought Mini's had 8" drums of the front, if there is little improvment then it's not worth it but I was only thinking of putting Minifins on the front anyway because they are £60, if not more each.
by Rust bucket
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake drums
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Brake drums

Hi, when I get around to resoring the brakes on my 1964 car, I wish too keep the 8"drum setup with a servo, reading some of the comments about drums nobody I have seen has talked about fitting Minifin drums to their cars, can't they be modified?. Also must have banded steel wheels on the car as well...
by Rust bucket
Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Power
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Power

Hi, I want to up the power of my standard 1098, the engine is in good condition and I was thinking of fitting a 12g940 head, bit bigger carb,better exhaust system and maybe cam change. Can anyone tell me of the possible increase in BHP this will bring, or would it be better with a standard Ford cros...
by Rust bucket
Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welding
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: Welding

Thanks for the advice, trouble is I had a Clark gas Mig in the past, could not get on with it at all, oh well I will try with the stitcher or buy good Mig of some sort.
by Rust bucket
Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welding
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: Welding

Sorry , forgot to put location it's about mile from Oxford city centre.
by Rust bucket
Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welding
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Welding

Hi, just bought a 64 minor which has got a lot of rot, however I would say half the panels that needed too be replaced have been, incuding inner rear wheel arches, rear end repaired including floor pans but these all need finishing. I have used a arc welder for years and just bought an accessory for...