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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/11/07 at 12:30am

You guys are killing me

I don't even have this one on the car yet.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/11/07 at 12:59am

Could be wrong but it looks like after 03 they decided to drop this set up and use the mounting system that they were using on the automatic transmission.I am sure someone can shed some light on this.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/14/07 at 2:35am




 





Edited by johnf36 - January/21/08 at 2:59am
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/14/07 at 3:23am
Looks good, driving impression?
One good turn deserves another...and another...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/14/07 at 3:31am

I will give you one as soon as I finish the mounting, I have to do the finial bolt up tomorrow. I thought I was a little on the soft side but I am beginning to wonder , kind of wish I knew where TSW was on there compression rate.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/14/07 at 3:40am

Sorry Ken ,Thanks, If it works I am trying to put something together for you and Pat to test. Just worried it is to stiff, or it will bow out.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/14/07 at 8:02am
John,

Your dampener is very much in keeping with the traditional Mini design.  in the picture below, you can see a similar arm on the left side if the engine.  (Please excuse the dirt, rust etc.)




Edited by kenru - November/14/07 at 8:03am
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/14/07 at 10:18am
John - ya gotta quit polishing stuff.  You're killing me.  Gorgeous.  Pat
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/14/07 at 12:20pm
Ah, man, Ken - the memories.  Great picture, worthy of framing...  Unscrewing the plunger in the dashpot.  Vacuum advance.  Tin can brake fluid (and clutch) reservoir.  Springs, cables and points.  Boy, am I glad we've made progress.  But then, maybe not.  You sure you wanna do the Honda thing?  I promise, people won't run over an old mini.  But then, progress...

Maybe a leather bra would help!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/14/07 at 1:14pm

John ... Please warn us when you're about to post photo's of a finished product.  Some might want to grab their shades and a slobber towel.

   Take It Easy ... Buck

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Edited by johnf36 - January/21/08 at 3:00am
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/17/07 at 12:00am
And why are you not just fabbing/selling MINI mods full time again?

Been said before but outstanding looking work!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/17/07 at 12:13am

Thanks, good question,I am working on trying to at least put something together part time. It my sound funny but I enjoy making these things it is not work to me. Biggest problem I seem to have is I am not always happy with my work and is goes in to the garbage. My wife has words for that, but this is a family channel. 

Pat to bad the valve cover is not aluminum I could polish it then

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/17/07 at 1:08am
OOHHHH!  Aluminum valve covers!  Can you cast parts?  Woohoo!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/17/07 at 1:29am

Pat, I have done some small sand cast things in brass,lead and babbitt. Now you did it, it my not be that hard to do it in a weldment out of aluminum or ss.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/17/07 at 1:34am

Ken, that is cool, I really was not looking at the old Mini's. Makes you wonder though why they dropped the part. I like your air cleaner, that is classic.

John

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/17/07 at 4:39am
John, if you want to do some e-commerce, let Mr. Cupcake know. We can get you up and running in now time.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/17/07 at 4:55am

Thank you, I will definitely keep that in mind when I get that far.

John

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/19/07 at 2:02pm
No promises of stability - but you should still plan on coming to the PSMINI Holiday Party
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/20/07 at 3:16am

Okay, I told you I can't leave things alone, I pulled the connecting rod off yesterday and reworked it. Why I was not happy with it. I am not sure how the Texas or Shoe unit feels on start up, but I would guess because it is a loaded cylinder you get a shutter when you fire the engine. Well I didn't like the way it felt when things were started. So I reduced the compression ratio of the urethane in the rod ends to soften the movement on start up. In the Texas and Shoe units they are under compression and there is really not much room for adjustment with out loosing your setting because it is captive. ETB's on earlier models use a open vibration damping system which once they reach there limit they blow. What is different about mine, with the urethane bushings as they compress they build resisting force with side plates you can control grow of the bushing and hence resisting pressure. So whats all this mean if I open things up it allows for that start up shock but maintains the performance under load. I seem to like the way it feels for now.

Any Questions?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/04/07 at 8:53pm

Okay I finished a set of 3 arms and now I will get the mounts done.

John

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