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Mk1 Cooper getting ready for M2I (28 replies)

Tony S
3 years ago
Tony S 3 years ago

Mk1 Cooper getting ready for M2I

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Tony S
3 years ago
Tony S 3 years ago

Mot passed!! ':D' Although not without a slight drama. The condenser that was working perfectly yesterday decided to choose today and a few minutes before the MOT to pack up. Probably a case of me speaking too soon earlier in the thread. But on the plus side it was changed in a couple of minutes. ':)'

The clutch needs a bit of adjustment, and a couple of rubbing issues to sort (radiator cowling), plus a bit of running around.

ROLI
3 years ago
ROLI 3 years ago

I hope you lot have a great time. hope you all manage without my carfull of spares! Roland&Frank

youngres
3 years ago
youngres 3 years ago

You will be missed Rolland - as indeed would poor old Frank. I know how much you both enjoyed the last Ireland event, sadly Frank's last.

Robert

Tony S
3 years ago
Tony S 3 years ago

Well, a lot has happened in the last few days. The gearbox would not select 2nd from 3rd at anything over a crawl, so after much adjusting of the clutch etc the engine and box came back out. ':('

I had inadvertently put the second gear syncro hub in back to front. In my defence the difference is hard to tell and the Haynes book and manuals don't show a difference.

I stripped the box down and corrected the mistake and then refitted the engine, only to find that the previously ok clutch slave was not working correctly. ':('

All sorted now thankfully, and I have completed quite a few miles to make sure. The ultimate test this morning in the pouring rain to work in a major traffic jam. Perfect temperature, crap wipers, misted screen. So all is ok! In fairness once I got going the screen cleared. ':)'

youngres
3 years ago
youngres 3 years ago

Well done Tony. I chapter if disasters which seem to befall all of us to some degree. Glad all is now well and see you Thursday in Fishguard for our weeks trip to Ireland - I'm sure it will tackle the 1300 miles over there with ease.

Robert

Tony S
3 years ago
Tony S 3 years ago

Yes, looking forward to seeing everyone in Fishguard.

As Robert says we will miss you Roli and especially Frank.

Tony S
3 years ago
Tony S 3 years ago

Back from M2I. What a great time. ':)'

The Cooper ran well and pulled up the hills beautifully. Oh and the gearbox worked perfectly. ';)'

I only took a couple of shots, if anyone has more, please feel free to post them up.

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mk1leg
3 years ago
mk1leg 3 years ago

you sure worked hard and looks great.......Oh how I would love another mk1 cooper or S again.........

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