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 Posted: Apr 15, 2014 08:48AM
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She made her social debut on the weekend, we had her out at the British restoration Fair, outside of Victoria.

Here she is parked next to my MGF:

The mini is now officially for sale (so is the MG for that matter...)

//www.minimania.com/cars4sale/12109/1978_Mini_1000_Sedan

 

 

Sean Windrum

1996 MGF VVC
1970 1275 GT Racer
66 Austin Countryman
63 997 Cooper (Under Construction)
63 MG 1100

 

 Posted: Mar 25, 2014 07:14PM
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Haha, nope! I didn't even notice... We were at the A&W for lunch and parked in the farthest spot over by the dumpster....

Sean Windrum

1996 MGF VVC
1970 1275 GT Racer
66 Austin Countryman
63 997 Cooper (Under Construction)
63 MG 1100

 

 Posted: Mar 25, 2014 08:47AM
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Beauty! Love the colour!

Was the concrete block wall behind painted with the left-overs? It looks really close in the photo.

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

 Posted: Mar 25, 2014 05:30AM
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I'm asuming we will be seeing you both at some Victoria Minis Club events this summer? Always room for one more.

If it's not Scottish....it's crap! (Cry of the Mini Tartan Owners' Clan)

 Posted: Mar 24, 2014 09:35PM
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Bonnet stripes are on the way, there is a bit more buffing to do on the hood first... Found a better grill surround piece tonight, so the grill is now permanently mounted.

Sean Windrum

1996 MGF VVC
1970 1275 GT Racer
66 Austin Countryman
63 997 Cooper (Under Construction)
63 MG 1100

 

 Posted: Mar 24, 2014 03:57PM
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Sean,

Looks great but it needs some bonnet stripes!

Never really liked the plastic hub caps. Prefered the cookie cutter trim with the larger center caps.  The two piece ones that came on Minis until 1976.

Way to save another one,

Deb

Keith & Deb

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 Posted: Mar 24, 2014 02:35PM
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Well, it is very nearly done! We went for a drive for lunch on Sunday! We still need to install the lock strips on the glass and get a better grill surround piece, and the wheelarch trim needs to be installed, but she runs like a champ!

Interesting to note, that even a rust free example will take 6 months to do when you have a job and a life to get in the way of all the fun. Scott's smile says it all though, he is super pleased and that makes it all worth it!

Sean Windrum

1996 MGF VVC
1970 1275 GT Racer
66 Austin Countryman
63 997 Cooper (Under Construction)
63 MG 1100

 

 Posted: Mar 11, 2014 09:29PM
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Did the wheels tonight, sandblasted and primed and painted.

 

Sean Windrum

1996 MGF VVC
1970 1275 GT Racer
66 Austin Countryman
63 997 Cooper (Under Construction)
63 MG 1100

 

 Posted: Mar 10, 2014 08:26AM
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It seems that this car may actually be for sale when it is done. Scott has realized that this car will be far too nice to run as a daily driver, and we went a bit over the top on the "refurbishment"... This was originally going to be a "quick buff and drive" car, but we soon realised that it was far too solid and original.

If anyone is interested, I can pass on Scott's contact info.

my email is in my profile

Sean Windrum

1996 MGF VVC
1970 1275 GT Racer
66 Austin Countryman
63 997 Cooper (Under Construction)
63 MG 1100

 

 Posted: Mar 10, 2014 08:11AM
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Hydraulics were the order of the day yesterday and we now have fully functioning brakes and clutch. There were 3 pages of little things left to do when we started on Saturday mornig, and I think we are down to less than 1/2 a page.

Took her for a short jaunt down the driveway last night on her ancient brick hard tires and was well impressed with everything, so terrible rattles or clunks or anything. The hi-lows are set too low in the back at the moment, she looks to be dragging her butt.

 

Sean Windrum

1996 MGF VVC
1970 1275 GT Racer
66 Austin Countryman
63 997 Cooper (Under Construction)
63 MG 1100

 

 Posted: Mar 3, 2014 02:46PM
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Nice!

 

"Everybody should own a MINI at some point, or you are incomplete as a human being" - James May

"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: Mar 3, 2014 12:05PM
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Well, it has been a while since I posted any updates, we have been pressing on!

The headliner and glass is in, interior has been installed and the wiring is al sorted. The lights all work and even the seat belt buzzer is functioning! New exhaust came in last week, so that was the last item for the engine.


This past weekend we fired up the engine for the first time since 1983 and she purrs like a kitten! So exciting.

 

Sean Windrum

1996 MGF VVC
1970 1275 GT Racer
66 Austin Countryman
63 997 Cooper (Under Construction)
63 MG 1100

 

 Posted: Jan 28, 2014 01:30PM
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Portuguese Mini stationwagons had the 1-piece rear door I believe?
 
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Originally Posted by THE MINI MOVER

I was at Spring Thing in Cocoa Beach 3 years ago and a vendor had a new rear door for sale in the original box-For $100.00 l bought it to have just in case-

Well "Just in Case" came at Ancaster Flea Market a year later-While unloading my wares to set up for vending , a wind surge hit the open rear door and ripped it apart (?)- No big deal, took the damaged one off and installed the new one-Not sure if l could ever find another one as they have been out of production for years-

Doug @ Mini City in Rochester NY also has one on his estate wagon-

BIG AL-

 

Yes they did and they were hinged from the roof.

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

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Jan 28, 2014 01:05PM
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Portuguese Mini stationwagons had the 1-piece rear door I believe?
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by THE MINI MOVER

I was at Spring Thing in Cocoa Beach 3 years ago and a vendor had a new rear door for sale in the original box-For $100.00 l bought it to have just in case-

Well "Just in Case" came at Ancaster Flea Market a year later-While unloading my wares to set up for vending , a wind surge hit the open rear door and ripped it apart (?)- No big deal, took the damaged one off and installed the new one-Not sure if l could ever find another one as they have been out of production for years-

Doug @ Mini City in Rochester NY also has one on his estate wagon-

BIG AL-

 

 Posted: Jan 28, 2014 12:27PM
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Thanks Dan!

We are chuffed about the colour, while I love sandglow, we figured we would bring it up a shade to make it a bit more vibrant and wow, to my eye, we nailed it. I am really pleased.

I am encouraged about the paint, I bought a "run razor" yesterday and tried it out on one of the runs. It is effectively a block plane that utilises a razor blade to shave off the offending run so that you can wet sand the panel. I tried it out last night and it works a treat. I gave the area a quick wet sand and polish and I think I will be able to make the run disappear. I have a couple more to do, so perhaps I will document the process.

Sean Windrum

1996 MGF VVC
1970 1275 GT Racer
66 Austin Countryman
63 997 Cooper (Under Construction)
63 MG 1100

 

 Posted: Jan 27, 2014 01:29PM
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DISGUSTING!....that your work and your Mini are looking so good!

That colour is so nice it makes me salivate (I'm not old enough to be drooling.....yet!)

 

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

 Posted: Jan 26, 2014 04:41PM
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If you have any old door or window seal..cut them up into 2 inch sections and use to hold the headliner in place.. works better than the bulldog clips as it does not have any sharp edges to tear the headliner..


Mini Mike.  .....
Driving the Mini 30 VTEC  Mini Van under construction... mikesmith.vic (at) gmail 

 

 Posted: Jan 26, 2014 04:03PM
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I found that the tipping point between flowing out and getting a run is a finer line than with the DuPont. I am pleased with the gloss out of the gun. Started on the headliner today, must go get more bulldog clips!

Sean Windrum

1996 MGF VVC
1970 1275 GT Racer
66 Austin Countryman
63 997 Cooper (Under Construction)
63 MG 1100

 

 Posted: Jan 26, 2014 12:01PM
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Sean, i used that same paint on the GTM.. harder to spray than the Dupont I was using on other projects, but good price and it does make for a nice shine. It buffs up pretty good if you have to knck back any runs..  The car is looking great..should be nice with the white roof contrasting the yellow..


Mini Mike.  .....
Driving the Mini 30 VTEC  Mini Van under construction... mikesmith.vic (at) gmail 

 

 Posted: Jan 25, 2014 09:50PM
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It's Valspar urethane, I haven't used it before but it has a nice gloss, I do need to find the full wet point as I did get some runs. It does seem to flow out nicely

Sean Windrum

1996 MGF VVC
1970 1275 GT Racer
66 Austin Countryman
63 997 Cooper (Under Construction)
63 MG 1100

 

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