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Post  David2010 on Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:05 pm

I agree with Brian, they look like new. Except..........they're not black !
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:12 pm

Thanks guys. I promise, if I could have gotten black paint I would have. All they had in stock at the time was silver, which was good enough to use on the master cylinders. I'll just have to see how they look on the car I suppose, but I don't think they're too bad.
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:17 am

The master cylinders are now finally done, after a little difficulty, with new seals etc. and ready to be fitted when ready.



Only the back brakes to rebuild and the system to bled at some stage and she has brakes again.
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Post  David2010 on Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:55 am

Your Master Cylinders will look great Jared but I am curious......
Are the Master Cylinders identical to each other ?
If so are they interchangeable ?
I've owned 5 Mini variants over the years (a 1960 Austin 7 ; a 1962 Austin Cooper 997 ; a 1963 Riley Elf Mk.I ; a 1965 Morris Cooper 998 &
a 1965 Morris Cooper S ) They all had the same feature where the master cylinders were concerned in that the clutch Master Cylinder was
considerably smaller than the brake unit. I've often wondered why this was so - do you or does anyone know why ?
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:41 am

Thanks for the comment mate.

In regards to the mater cylinders, there are many different ones. The first ones, up until about the mid '60s, had a larger bore than the second version, whether this was for both the brake and the clutch master cylinders, or just the brakes, I can't say. With the second version, like these, the bores were identical, but there were differences. For one, the mounting plate on the clutch master cylinder was smaller than the brake version. Also, the casting at the top, where the pipe connects, was shaped differently (can probably see this in the recent picture I put up). Lastly, from what I can see, the cylinders are made differently so as to sit facing different angles in the engine bay. So, to hazzard a guess. I'd say they aren't interchangeable, for the small differences I pointed out above.

The only size difference I know of on the earlier cars is the brake having a larger capacity over the clutch, like so :



These were on the Cooper S and earlier GTs as far as I know.

I hope this helps a little.

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Post  Jared Mk3 on Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:24 pm

I had this turn up today :



The 12G295 is quite a rarity in our little part of the world, so I'm happy to have this one.
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Post  caesar.entres on Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:20 pm

Hi I have a Wolseley 1000 1966 that is in 100% original condition that I got from my grandfather after he passed away and I would like to know what is the value of the car.

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Post  caesar.entres on Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:49 pm

Sorry 1967-01-01 model

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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:31 pm

Post some pictures on the forum, that'd help a lot.

Not much to report of late. Got a small package from my Minispares postman with oil seals and rear side window seals that I wasn't able to get before. Just waiting on wheelbearings though, the Timken suppliers didn't have stock to send here to Kokstad, should hopefully get those this week and finish up the front subframe etc with brakes. Then to spray the engine bay and finally get her back on four wheels again.
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:07 pm

Swapping over to Clubman window winding mechanisms, as the originals are incredibly stiff, even after a de- and re-grease. Hoping that these work now, the only difference is the actual drive, mine being the square the the Clubman the hexagonal shape.
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:16 pm

Cleaned up the window mechanisms - what a mission.

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Ready to be greased up and fitted. They seem to run smoother than the originals from the car. Just need the correct handles now.
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:46 pm

Finally have the doors complete. The Clubman mechanisms didn't seem to work well, pushing the window up at an angle, not matter what I did. So, two days of intense cleaning and degreasing were wasted on items that won't be used, but hey ho, at least they'll be ready at a later stage for other projects. I then reverted back to the original mechanisms from the car, found they had been placed on incorrect sides (previous owner at fault). This helped with the "up" movement, not having to force them anymore. With a proper clean and grease like with the other pair, they now work perfectly.
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:51 pm

Just realised, the only pictures I have of the car before it was taken apart are these from the MiniWorld :



I had so many others that got lost after a corrupted flash drive . . .
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:56 pm

I finally got the engine sprayed in some primer, much needed after not being done at the panelbeaters :



Now to get some body colour and some black in there, then the subframe can go back on.
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:46 pm

Some of the bits polished up, ready to be fitted at some stage :

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Post  Jared Mk3 on Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:37 am

Finally received the much needed wheel bearings, at a bargain price too, now to get them fitted :

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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:43 pm

Bought myself a Christmas that arrived the other day :



NOS headlight covers. Not sure how legal they are, but I doubt there's many in this country.
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Post  TONYELF on Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:47 pm

There arn't many here either! I used to have a pair to "Bend" the light to the right to avoid blinding oncoming traffic in France. I sold them when I changed my car as they said they would either melt to the new lights or let them get so hot it blew the bulb filament!

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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:34 pm

I just really hope that doesn't happen to me . . . I want to use OSRAM bulbs.
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Post  SAMK3 on Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:30 pm

Just drive faster to keep the cool air moving over the lamps.
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:23 am

That's one way of putting it Smile 
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:13 am

Testing out the light covers on my brother's Clubby :

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Post  Jared Mk3 on Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:28 am

Finally, a little progress on this. After a long wait (a longer than necessary wait), my bearings arrived and I had them fitted up :



One less thing to do.

I also got pictures from the previous owner of the car. He bought it way back in the early '80s in this condition :



Then fixed her up and used her, before I bought her looking like this :



And I finally have decent pictures of the interior of how it used to look :



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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:56 pm

Finally, some progress, both shafts completed :



All new boots, CV grease and paint and the disc CVs.
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:05 pm

Had these dropped off today, set of inertia reel belts and some new rear shoes, along with a couple odds and ends :

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