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RT2002MCS last won the day on October 26 2020

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  1. For the first time in my 13 year ownership no mini related Christmas presents appeared this year. I am about 40% through painting all the cabriolet trim pieces satin black, they look much more presentable. Also purchased some 16” alloy wheels which I have started refurbishing (LA x-lite 84), slow and steady on these. when it is not so cold I will also be installing a set of stainless pedals (genuine mini) And also resolving an annoying water leak into the passenger footwell.
  2. Not sure if any of you watch this but I highly recommend “Project Binky” https://badobsessionmotorsport.co.uk/
  3. On the Cooper S the one that really matters , I replaced the rear calliper, bled the breaks, adjusted the handbrake cable and all seems fine. rather than throw the original in the bin I thought I would rebuild it. From my investigation it looks like the source of the advisory on the MOT is self inflicted, when I originally took the car apart and painted the callipers I painted the hand brake mechanism and this has prevented movement. so I stripper it all back repainted, replaced the rubbers and piston and stored for the future if needed. The cars not likely to be moving far now
  4. Got the rear control arm bush replaced, I ended up with a new bracket and bush from BMW after destroying the original bracket when pressing the bush in. Looks much better at least, annoying noise gone of course not. Back to recruiting my wife to locate the noise she is still insisting it is the front drivers side, everything is solid, could it be the drive shaft I replaced when I got the car, it is only when turning left I don’t think so. Last chance saloon for me top mount bearings. So I buy a pair of new ones, strip it down, remove a rusty item replace with new apply lots of grease and
  5. Also forgot about my ongoing messing about with the noise on the cabriolet, so the last instalment had me at the lower engine mount, nope not that but a new one installed, OK what next the gearbox mount it had a split rubber, a right faff on getting one new nobody seem to stock them, got a perfectly good used item. Has the noise gone, nope, my 9 year old son is then recruited to detect the location of the noise, he sends me to the rear drivers side which I thought it was all along which is why I ended up finding the knackered exhaust hanger. I removed the arch liner and found a rear trailing a
  6. Next up change the rear calliper and probably spend a week bleeding the brakes again, better buy some more brake fluid just in case.
  7. Eventually the interior is now back together, having waited far too patiently for the A & B pillars initially, then snapping a clip on the C pillar, I then went to install everything on the drivers side and whilst climbing into the boot my fat arse sat on the remote boot release and snapped the stupid little plastic connector, I tried to repair it but then dropped it in the sawdust within the workshop area (lost forever) Replacement unit was ordered second hand off eBay as I did not want to take everything apart again. All now installed with new clips, more foam padding, lots of anti squea
  8. The B & C pillars have eventually been delivered. As I am sure everyone who takes Minis apart and puts them back together knows nothing ever is achieved first time. Today’s adventure involved the drivers side C pillar after a lot of dexterity and help from my wife I gave up on reattaching the item to prevent it being ejected off by the air bag, on the premise I am the only person whoever goes in the car. Went to insert it back into the clips (the item in the photo) and it wouldn’t I was at risk of snapping a tab so I thought I would remove the clip and fit it on the tab, I snap
  9. In for the long run? Good luck And be patient.
  10. I forgot an update from earlier in the year on the cabriolet, rear quarter repair this was far worse than I ever expected as it was rusted through, completely filled the interior section with Dynax UC wax. I still have the drivers side to complete.
  11. New calliper for MOT advisory ordered and painted, drying and hardening prior to installation
  12. I had a couple of hours spare this morning it was sunny I thought I would sort out a huge paint chip in the passenger door on the convertible, this car is a dog and is testing my patience. I ended up getting rid of three rust spots, but I have to accept I will be going back to it as the base of the door is starting to rust (also the drivers door) And the doors will need to come off. My wife did remind me it was always going to be a project. This really needs to be in a body shop, using rattle cans is OK but not professional, but that is an expensive option on this car.
  13. Still waiting for the B & C pillars to arrive I have been promised them by Friday. Whilst the whole rear interior trim was removed I have upgraded the speakers to match the head unit, I also replaced the front speakers also, as the passenger side decided to detach itself and was vibrating a lot.
  14. You all need to stop doing improvements like this, I really like them. It is only going to cost me money. Very nice.
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