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Post  Jared Mk3 on Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:08 pm

I was adding some receipts into the file and realised it's getting quite full. No, it's not to brag, it's just me being pedantic about this car.



I also turned this :



Into this :



Thoughts on the gloss black?

Can't wait to get some tyres on :

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Post  boris710 on Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:50 pm

lol!
Well at least you wont be getting many punctures that way !!! Very Happy Wink affraid drunken
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:33 pm

boris710 wrote:lol!
Well at least you wont be getting many punctures that way !!! Very Happy Wink affraid drunken

I imagine the ride being a bit harsh and the steering a little underwhelming Shocked bounce rabbit pig
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:13 pm

Well, my dad gave me some badges today :



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Post  boris710 on Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:10 pm

Cool Cool Cool

I DO like that 5 sided, yellow RSA AA Badge ! sunny
We only have 'square' ones over here ! Rolling Eyes
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:31 pm

boris710 wrote:We only have 'square' ones over here ! Rolling Eyes

Square ones are so last century Suspect tongue pig

I quite like the UK square badges. I've been thinking of getting one or two off eBay or the like. afro
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:15 pm

Made a rather special purchase the other day, and it finally arrived!



I've been wanting one of these for a long time. NOS item as well. Happy Smile

Fitted to the car :





I also took the opportunity to wash the car with the much needed rain :





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Post  boris710 on Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:04 am

Cool Cool Cool

I REMEMBER THOSE ! bounce

They were very popular in Mini's here 'back in the day'. Very Happy

Makes access to your ashtray a little tricky tho ?
I think they were usually fixed on the bottom left of the screen for the use of the Navigator in rally cars from what I can recall. confused
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:25 pm

boris710 wrote:Cool Cool Cool

I REMEMBER THOSE ! bounce

They were very popular in Mini's here 'back in the day'.  Very Happy

Makes access to your ashtray a little tricky tho ?
I think they were usually fixed on the bottom left of the screen for the use of the Navigator in rally cars from what I can recall. confused

I don't think I've ever seen one fitted to a local car here. There might be a few out there, but none that I know of. study

I don't mind not using the ashtray. Never really had a use for one. I have enough space for everything afro

The left would make sense, but I have the demister directors there, those perspex plates. The middle would make more sense on a road car - well to me at least. bounce
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:26 pm

Test fitted the rear AA badge today :



Also cleaned up the wiring in the boot. Still need some loom tape over it, but it started raining, so I went inside.
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:29 pm

I started with cleaning off the engine today. Covered in old oil and dirt - blegh.

Before :





After :





I also polished up the rocker cover yesterday. Didn't overdo it - more of a clean and light polish :



Can't wait to fit this guy :



And my car with the Jetta my brother recently bought :

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Post  boris710 on Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:33 pm

Great pics Jared Cool

That reminds me that I should be getting on with painting my 1275 engine.
Its still sitting on the garage workbench, in bits and half painted.

What colour engine paint are you gonna use ? confused
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:00 am

boris710 wrote:Great pics Jared Cool

That reminds me that I should be getting on with painting my 1275 engine.  
Its still sitting on the garage workbench, in bits and half painted.

What colour engine paint are you gonna use ? confused

Thanks Smile Sounds like we both need to get a move on then! bounce

I haven't decided on engine colour yet. Don't know if I want something subtle or something a little more in your face. Suggestions? drunken
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Post  boris710 on Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:08 am

My 1275 engine is going to be dark olive green - all over - a classic early Cooper engine colour that is subtle and would have been the original engine colour back in 69. Since my car is a shade of Cumberland Green as well it will blend in well I think.

The original colour for a 1275 engine block was Red bit I dont want that. Black or Yellow have been used for 998cc blocks and even Gold for reconditioned blocks (known as a "Goldseal" engine). There is a wide range of colours in Engine paints out there these days so the world is your Oyster as they say ! sunny

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Post  Jared Mk3 on Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:22 pm

boris710 wrote:My 1275 engine is going to be dark olive green - all over - a classic early Cooper engine colour that is subtle and would have been the original engine colour back in 69.  Since my car is a shade of Cumberland Green as well it will blend in well I think.

The original colour for a 1275 engine block was Red bit I dont want that.  Black or Yellow have been used for 998cc blocks and even Gold for reconditioned blocks (known as a "Goldseal" engine).  There is a wide range of colours in Engine paints out there these days so the world is your Oyster as they say !  sunny


I like the sound of that olive green Smile Very retro as well.

Here in SA we had various colours - red, green, pinkish-red, grey, black etc.

I'll think of something eventually afro
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:22 pm

Quick test fit of the rocker cover and dipstick today :



And, let there be light :

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Post  Jared Mk3 on Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:14 pm

To keep myself occupied in this week, I thought I'd redo the jack for the car. How it started :



And after I finished :



And, the big news - I got a replacement bonnet for the car, this time in fibreglass. Really excellent product. Thank you Mr Shadwell! :





It needs a lip to be put on and the hinge mount plates, but other than that, it's perfect. Fits really nicely on the car - much better than the previous one.
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:29 pm

Finally, another big step taken today. The dash panels went from primer, to this :



Which then, became this :





So happy with that Smile
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Post  boris710 on Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:14 pm

Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool

affraid

That looks really very good Jared ! bounce bounce bounce
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:15 pm

boris710 wrote:Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool

affraid

That looks really very good Jared ! bounce bounce bounce

Thank you Smile bounce
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:53 pm

Considering mudflaps. 50/50 choice at the moment :





Also did something unconventional with the wheel arch trim :



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Post  Jared Mk3 on Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:55 pm

Got some NOS window winders to replace the dodgy originals :



Also, thanks to a club member here in SA, I got an addition for the ignition key :

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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:17 pm

Been very quiet this side for the past month. Wheeled her out last night in the rain to give her a wash. No more water in the town due to the drought, so unfortunately she has to stay dirty . . .





Been trying to work out the positioning of the driver's seat as well. Time to think of a mounting method as well now :





Oh, and I got a Teddy for the keyring :

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Post  Jared Mk3 on Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:17 pm

Been a little while.

The Minators are now sold, so steelies on for now :

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Post  Jared Mk3 on Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:36 pm

Minators off, along with a change over of tyres and she is back on her Force wheels :

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