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Old 27th February 2019, 07:30
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I was in the states once and over heard someone in a parking lot talking about a "deflationary situation" whilst pointing at his rear tyre !
Lol. I love the term disassemble quoted on such shows as Fantomworks. What’s wrong with the good old fashioned “tear down”.
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Old 1st March 2019, 21:25
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Default Mini to do list

Hey guys, not too much to report as doing a lot of thinking about next steps for me. Have ordered the washer jets, fuel tank sealer and mini door locks which will give me a few bits to get on with. Had the car running today, everything so far still working and speaker system in rear area that I fitted is working.

My mini to do list is as follows:

- finish ideas for rear structure support. Going to affix bolt into the lower rear arch area into the monocoque tub for solid fix at that point, fix at front location to chassis and rear sill area, various brackets on the rear boot extension and side wing x 2 and then packing/bonding onto all necessary surfaces.

- remove rear body and tidy up alignment at screen upper support area.

- overhaul/tidy mini door handles and fit new lock barrels, make new gaskets.

- fit and tidy front screen washer jet system and piping.

- work on “tide line ” on the inside of the rear body so I can work out where to flowcoat to and where to start developing rear guard to cabin sealing panels.

- purchase a low lying aerial fin that will fit nicely under the rear, as per jagtvrs ideas....

- start the extension on the rear light harnesses and sealing off the light assy holes in the rear boot original area.

Plenty to sort through......
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Old 2nd March 2019, 19:27
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FYI there are three Fiat 850 lenses on Trademe at the moment (maybe a tail light body as well if my memory serves me) if you need spares or alternatives,
cheers
Ross (in Auckland)
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Old 2nd March 2019, 19:32
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Oh, and the same guy has two pairs of complete Stars brand replica Lancia 037/Ford GT40 tail lights - new old stock.
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Old 3rd March 2019, 04:49
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Default Washer Jets fitted

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FYI there are three Fiat 850 lenses on Trademe at the moment (maybe a tail light body as well if my memory serves me) if you need spares or alternatives,
cheers
Ross (in Auckland)
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Oh, and the same guy has two pairs of complete Stars brand replica Lancia 037/Ford GT40 tail lights - new old stock.
Thanks Ross, really appreciate this. Already have the Lancia light assy's, they came over from the UK when I got the kit. They are the top and bottom lights with the reflector centre strip I will try and get them on and photographed sometime soon once I have made some progress with the back.
Spent the day at the Brit and Euro Car show, awesome to see 1071 cars registered this year, has grown from 250 cars 2 years ago and 650 cars last year. Sun was shining and some awesome examples. My classic favourite was the Aston DB 2/4 in a stunning gun metal metallic. Modern favourite was probably the Alpine. Very big fan of the original A110 and for a modern homage it is a very nice car up close.

Anyway it all spurned me on this afternoon and fitted the washer jets - Need to get inline valve and joiners/clamps to finish underneath, have fitted with tube extensions from the original BMW tubing and clamps. Fiddly to enlarge the lower skin surface and have enough clearance to get the nut and washer on, but a bit of tape/grease and perseverance and it wasn't too difficult. The BMW clamps helped as I could get them to snap on with long nose pliers
Here's the top view.

Washer Jets 2

Washer Jets 1
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Old 3rd March 2019, 09:54
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Just a guess but I think your jets are facing the wrong way...

Loving your build, keep it up!
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Old 3rd March 2019, 20:18
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Sorry, I've had a few and this made me giggle:
"Anyway it all spurned me on this afternoon and fitted the washer jets "
Get on with it matey, you are doing a great job.
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Old 4th March 2019, 02:26
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Just a guess but I think your jets are facing the wrong way...

Loving your build, keep it up!
Cheers Jones, I have fretted over which way to fit them myself. If I want a straight v spray then this is the right way to fit. If I want to cross the streams and go one high, one low then they need to be the other way. Although I can’t stop thinking of ghostbusters or poor urinal etiquette when talking about never crossing streams! I will wait and see what the spray pattern is like as to where they end up, but any knowledgeable feedback, answers on a postcard to the Blue Peter office please!

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Sorry, I've had a few and this made me giggle:
"Anyway it all spurned me on this afternoon and fitted the washer jets "
Get on with it matey, you are doing a great job.
Cheers Barber, glad I made ya chuckle. The job was a little more than just jets as I needed to open out the lower skin on the clam and clip the hoses through the opening a la a gynaecologist, but I know what you mean! I am smiling now!
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Old 4th March 2019, 04:42
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Default Washer Piping complete and tested

Got the washers finished and tested - All ok and the spray pattern as fitted is good. Ran out of clips so some piping wirelocked in place until I can get more.

As you can see below fitted tie clamp clips to hold pipework in place.

Still need to tidy loom wiring and P-clip into standoffs in the bonnet but you can see the general idea......

Washers Piping 4

Washers Piping 3

Washers Piping 1
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