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Shame to see you had pulley problems again, see there was another in the air in the background of your pic too!

Who is your breakdown cover with? Due to renew ours and would be handy to have cover at track days next year for those that are further afield as Dad has a flat bed so could do Brands but may grumble at those 2 hours + away.

Love how cleanly you’ve done the rear diffuser, really does look spot on.

New goodies are always a nice way to rekindle the love 😎
 

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Shame to see you had pulley problems again, see there was another in the air in the background of your pic too!

Who is your breakdown cover with? Due to renew ours and would be handy to have cover at track days next year for those that are further afield as Dad has a flat bed so could do Brands but may grumble at those 2 hours + away.

Love how cleanly you’ve done the rear diffuser, really does look spot on.

New goodies are always a nice way to rekindle the love
It was amazing how many minis were on Jack’s after the first hour, definitely part of the mini culture

So my cover is with a company called Phillip Williams but this is only available to me due to one of the perks of my partners job.

Although mentioning your dad has a flatbed I would certainly be persuading him rather than relying on any breakdown cover!

Thanks I haven’t seen many with it done properly.


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Removed the cam cover to inspect for anything and try and find an annoying top end sound which had developed.

Pretty sure it’s the hydraulic valve adjusters so have removed all of them to give a service (vice and penetration spray).



Good thing too, this roller above didn’t look great, no damage to the cam. Luckily I’ve got a spare set so will be swapping over.



The second one with signs of putting, all the others ok. All HVA’s free’d off and re fitted awaiting for next start up, once all the other parts have been fitted.


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It was amazing how many minis were on Jack’s after the first hour, definitely part of the mini culture

So my cover is with a company called Phillip Williams but this is only available to me due to one of the perks of my partners job.

Although mentioning your dad has a flatbed I would certainly be persuading him rather than relying on any breakdown cover!

Thanks I haven’t seen many with it done properly.


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😂 I've been lucky thus far but I'm sure my time will come.

Very handy work perk! I know AA cover track days but I just left them due to being extortionate. Got a few months to butter Dad up ready for next year 😂
 

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Cheers, that’s what it’s about. Sharing ideas, can’t say I haven’t done the same. Meth controller location was inspired by Colin [mention]Astroboy [/mention]


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What front pads have you used as either missed it or not in the thread, cheers

Also what do you think to the silverline rear arms as may use them when I rebuild the rear suspension and did you fit new bushes to the front of the mounts.
 

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What front pads have you used as either missed it or not in the thread, cheers

Also what do you think to the silverline rear arms as may use them when I rebuild the rear suspension and did you fit new bushes to the front of the mounts.
I’ve used EBC blue stuff pads because I got 50% discount at the time so thought I’d give them a go, they are ok I haven’t had any issues. However I’d probably give PBS a try as they seem to be a really cost effective alternative.

Just stuck with the OEM 56 bushes in the arms however I will be changing them to some KnD spherical bearing bushes next year.


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Update:

While the cars apart I noticed my engine mount was worn. I liked the idea of an OEM poly filled mount [mention]Astroboy [/mention]had one which he found a bit too stiff for a road car so I am going to give it a go.



Decided to give it a clean and coat of paint.



For peace of mind I wanted to check the condition of my supercharger gears and also replace the coupler.



The new coupler, slightly bigger whether this makes any noticeable difference who knows but it’s for Jaguar Land Rover and is oil filled nylon. Had to wait around 2 weeks from America.









All gears looking nice and healthy! All torqued and re-sealed with red gasket maker and fresh supercharger oil.


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As I’m heading to the powder coaters I have decided to take what I can, all small brackets my lohen footplate and engine + gearbox mounts.









Gotta make sure not to forget to remove the powder from the contact points for the earth.





SuperPro gearbox mounting bush insert fitted.


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Found very slight oil residue in the tubes and figured these had probably never been changed, about £6 each from BMW and are separate to the rocker gasket.



Some 8mm yellow leads from mr-retro-leads, purely for aesthetics really. And new GRS relocation plate fitted.



Also found oil residue in my supercharger horn and figured this PCV valve may be playing up so I might as well replace it for good measure.


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Problem with drilling a hole in the side of the mount, the PU only sits in the upper half, so when you lower the engine onto the mount, the inner metal/rubber just sits on the bottom of the mount, making it very hard/coarse.
You need to gut the inerds.
What shore pu you using?
 

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Problem with drilling a hole in the side of the mount, the PU only sits in the upper half, so when you lower the engine onto the mount, the inner metal/rubber just sits on the bottom of the mount, making it very hard/coarse.
You need to gut the inerds.
What shore pu you using?
No idea I think this was Colins first attempt. I purchased it off him for a small price as mine was useless.


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GRS Motorsport diverter fitted, took a bit of fettling I think mainly due to my aftermarket scoop, looks great too.



Current state of the bay below, slowly taking shape!R52 cabrio braces now fitted, also in Yellow.




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Lohen footplate finally back from the powdercoaters! Much prefer the new look to the shiny ally. Went for Satin instead of gloss as meant to be a bit more forgiving.
Got some grip tape from Amazon I think this is the exact stuff used on skateboards so should last.


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