Final picked up my new project. 1993 1275i Mini Cooper

  1. Exuptoy

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    Got this collected today. Starting and running on the button, unable to depress the clutch and the pedal is bent to the left I assume from over exertion trying to press it down.
    Need to check if the master has any fluid and if the slave is good. Not sure if the clutch plate is stuck as it’ll go into gear without the clutch but not engage drive.
    There’s also a BIG oil leak from the timing cover. Rad and mount off tomorrow to inspect it.

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    Transporter panels collected this evening.

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  2. minimutly Member

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    Bodgerama there. Likely loads of other bodges - if this is a keeper I'd have the engine out and pull the box off - the main double roller bearing and the 1st motion shaft bearings are known to have issues (they did away with the steel ball separators for nylon ones...).
    Otherwise it's just a rust repairing exercise - please be nice to it, in 50'years someone will thank you.
     
  3. Steveblade

    Steveblade Member

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    Never mind the car check out the bikes, is that an MT01?
     
  4. minimutly Member

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    Kawasaki 500 twin?
     
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    Yep i thought that was an MZ :doh::drunk: Is there an MT01 to or am I cross eyed?
     
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  6. fizzy Member

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    Very nice indeed!
     
  7. Ruffian Member

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    Looks like a mt-10 not the 01.
    Also the cafe racer er5 looks good. There is a thread in here for that bike.
     
  8. frank horton

    frank horton V twins are great but 4"s rule.........

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    sorry....u need more room........
    keep the bikes in the kitchen..........hahaha
     
  9. arther dailey

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    the guy obviously had shares in the hermatite works ,looks like a fun project though must agree with others looks like engine out time
     
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  10. mr haynes Member

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    Clutch arm will be seized, get the crowbar in ;)

    Can do the timing cover in the car.
    Oil looks clean :laughing:

    Obviously you'll be removing engine, why wouldn't you :thumbup:

    How's the scuttle and floor above battery cable? :scared:
     
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  11. minimutly Member

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    Well, look at the gloop on the gearbox end cover, the timing cover, gearbox/engine flange - bodgerama everywhere.
     
  12. 500e

    500e Always buy fire insurance a flood is hard to start

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    Red Hermatite does not look quite correct looks more silicone unless trowelled on :doh:
    Any luck with the leads @Exuptoy if not I will poke them with sharp stick :thumbup:
     
  13. Exuptoy

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    Haha, wasn’t expecting the response. Looks like some people have a soft spot for these, as have I.

    Spent a couple of hours getting the offside bits out, starter motor out, locked the flywheel and pulled off the crank pulley. Lower pulley is now off and I can sort the cover later on. Got shift some wardrobes for my daughter! Kids! :D
    Kids recons his dad used to be a mechanic......I doubt it somehow!

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    Bikes are indeed Kawasaki ER5 and MT10. Well spotted. Been working in a Swansea factory through the lockdown and now back offshore so I should have time to get back into the Cafe and the new project mini wine I’m back into a nice 2/2 rota.

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    Also made myself a shelf yesterday to keep my wireless speakers out of harms way.

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  14. Exuptoy

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    Engine only has 61k so I’m hoping mechanically, aside from the lay up giving me clutch maladies that it’ll be ok once the clutch and timing chain leaks are sorted. Then it’ll just be a rolling resto until such time I want to do a full bare shell job on it. It seems quite good in the usually bad places. Time will tell once I start digging.
     
  15. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Freudian slip there :whistle:. :D
     
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  16. Exuptoy

    Exuptoy Member

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    It was meant to read now I’m back... :D
     
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  17. slim_boy_fat

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    A likely story :D
     
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  18. roofman

    roofman Purveyor of fine English buckets and mops

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    That tidy shop did,nt last long:D...loving the Mini and if anything is worth time and effort its one of those bad boys:thumbup:. Did i ever tell you about a mini rolling over and down the horseshoe pass (North Wales) with 5 lads in it? i was the driver and a good story for another day:laughing:
     
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  19. Steveblade

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    Nice Job on the bike so far, sub frame, forks and yokes , wire wheels its going to look really good, plus the added reliablity of a modern motor.:thumbup:
     
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  20. Exuptoy

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    Cheers @Steveblade ......@roofman, that’s a story I’d love to hear! :D

    I got the cover off earlier, the gunk on the outside looks like it was smeared on to fix the issue AFTER they sealed it at the gasket. There was clear evidence of the point the sealant failed. The bolt holes were all curved where they’d been over tightened so the flat faces were no longer seating correctly.

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    I thought I’d try to purchase a new one but they are no longer available. I used my little Draper anvil to square the faces and flatten the bolt holes before cleaning off all the paint then submerging it in a bucket full of boiling water with half a pound of citric acid along with a few other bits.

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    I took a good video showing it bubbling away but this pic shows the effect.

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    Dried them, blew them off then etch primed them followed by the finish coat.

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    They’re not perfect but they’re clean and have no rust so it’ll be fine.
     
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