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 Posted: Aug 25, 2013 11:22PM
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GB

It's a Montego intake, suitable for an HIF44 carb.,

I've got one in the shed somewhere.

Metric is for people who can't do fractions...

 Posted: Aug 25, 2013 08:18PM
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Hey NJ. Tell us about that nifty cool are intake!

Michael, Santa Barbara, CA

Cut  • Chop  • Call the Shop

 Posted: Aug 25, 2013 01:50PM
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Yeah, zippy, the're kinda fuzzy too. I'm with you on this one!

"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Aug 25, 2013 12:56PM
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Originally Posted by Dan Moffet
 
 
 
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zippypinhead

Yeah, yeah Mike.... You know yer gonna take the same picture when you pull the lump....

C'mon Dennis how could it be that difficult to bring back our old reliable rolleyes?

(Okay, not as good as the old ones and no choice in colour, but they are there...)

Cool
CoolCryEmbarassedFoot in MouthFrownInnocentKissLaughingMoney MouthSealedSmileSurprisedTongue OutUndecidedWinkYell

Yes, I know.
But, none of 'em convey the same amount of rolling yer eyes as our old reliable rolleyes.

Edited to add: Mike, how about turquoise & purpleThat'll go nicely with whatever color scheme you come up with later....

 Posted: Aug 25, 2013 10:10AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zippypinhead

Yeah, yeah Mike.... You know yer gonna take the same picture when you pull the lump....

C'mon Dennis how could it be that difficult to bring back our old reliable rolleyes?

(Okay, not as good as the old ones and no choice in colour, but they are there...)

Cool
CoolCryEmbarassedFoot in MouthFrownInnocentKissLaughingMoney MouthSealedSmileSurprisedTongue OutUndecidedWinkYell

"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Aug 23, 2013 06:32PM
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If you really wan't to annoy the purists, paint the bay satin black and the engine Chevrolet Orange.

 Trust me, it works!

N J

Sarcasm - Because beating the crap out of someone is illegal.

Avatar:  'B, bye Veruca. Luv ya.

 Posted: Aug 23, 2013 06:19PM
 Edited:  Aug 23, 2013 06:20PM
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Originally Posted by ve9aa


It scares ME when you pop the bonnet on a Mini product and there's this smiley guy in there waving to you. WOW! Gives me a fright, as I am not expecting it.

I bet the same thing happened to his cardiologist.  Open the patient up, and out pops a waving smiley guy.  

Pics attached of what I've been up to this last couple weeks - same thing you're wondering about v39aa....engine's out - so go crazy redoing the entire engine compartment...

Notice I'm in complete violation of my above advice about "while I'm doing this, how about doing that"....!

 Posted: Aug 23, 2013 05:39PM
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Yeah, yeah Mike.... You know yer gonna take the same picture when you pull the lump....

C'mon Dennis how could it be that difficult to bring back our old reliable rolleyes?

 Posted: Aug 23, 2013 05:08PM
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It scares ME when you pop the bonnet on a Mini product and there's this smiley guy in there waving to you. WOW! Gives me a fright, as I am not expecting it.

LOL !!! :-)  Just kidding Robin.

I am going to keep it red for now.  What was I thinking????? Yeesh!

  ~ 30 minutes in a Mini is more therapeutic than 3 sessions @ the shrink. ~

  Mike  Cool  NB, Canada   

 Posted: Aug 23, 2013 04:34PM
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Any time I see a car for sale with an all black engine compartment or all black bottom & wheel wells, it scares me off.
I know folks can hide some horrid bodges behind body colored paint. But, it's so much easier with the flat black... You never know what evil lurks under it.

 Posted: Aug 23, 2013 03:46PM
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I've always been the most fond of an engine bay being the same color as the main exterior body color. As that is typically the norm for all cars, I guess that labels me a traditionalist. I agree with the above regarding black. My old black Mini had a black motor sitting in the black engine bay. Overall, it lacked the detail one can appreciate with a contrasting color scheme. I also agree that mows not the time for a paint job.... Enjoy whatever your final decision brings you!

"Call it like ya see it; If ya miss it, make it up."

 Posted: Aug 23, 2013 12:12PM
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I'd agree with what Air2Air says... and what was said elsewhere about not using flat black. Most likely, by the time you did get it repainted, you'll chose something that doesn't go with what you did in the engine bay.

"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Aug 23, 2013 01:10AM
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One of the nicest non-matching engine bays I remember seeing was Dave Kimble's white & purple pickup which was mid grey.
Might have a phot somewhere.

Metric is for people who can't do fractions...

 Posted: Aug 22, 2013 11:32PM
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In the past I always did the "while I'm doing this, how about doing that" approach that only leads to a permanently unfinished project.  In software we call it "scope creep", where a project's goals change gradually and it is never done.

Daily driving my car has benefitted me hugely by forcing me to complete projects one at a time and then buttoning it up.  Always a clean slate and a fresh start without worrying about this or that other variable. It's so much better and (counterintuitively) less work.

I would not even think about paint now, because you're not doing paint.  You're doing the immediate engine tasks, will kick butt on them, and then when you want to think paint, think paint and take out the engine again.

 Posted: Aug 22, 2013 04:24PM
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Originally Posted by ve9aa


I think my engine is gonna have to come out for a clutch and light R&R.

Car is red with a red engine bay.  Thinking of down the road changing the cars colour to something else.  Bright Yellow, Lime Green or Orange.

Should I paint the engine bay black? Other neutral colour>? Take the engine out again when painting?

Either choose the color while the engine is out or paint it satin black but i would make the engine a different color to black if doing the engine bay black.

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: Aug 22, 2013 03:58PM
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I think my engine is gonna have to come out for a clutch and light R&R.

Car is red with a red engine bay.  Thinking of down the road changing the cars colour to something else.  Bright Yellow, Lime Green or Orange.

Should I paint the engine bay black? Other neutral colour>? Take the engine out again when painting?

  ~ 30 minutes in a Mini is more therapeutic than 3 sessions @ the shrink. ~

  Mike  Cool  NB, Canada