After the dragon trip I found I needed to make some changes, some mods to help the car perform better and I had to track down some new rattles. Finally I wanted to really dive in and figure out my oil consumption. Add to that some tweaks to the timing and fuel… which I gotContinue reading “Some new stuff and replacement stuff for new stuff that already broke….”
Category Archives: Resto/Repair
A bit sore but its done.
I had hoped this update would have came sooner, FedEx let me down and my last parts sat in Memphis for the weekend. So I put a vacation day to work and put in the work to get Minibox moving again. I really wanted ample time for shake down testing/extra parts ordering time before MinisContinue reading “A bit sore but its done.”
Well most of my parts I needed showed up earlier than expected, gotta say I really love how quick DHL gets me parts from the UK, order Monday night ships Wednesday and I have them by Friday. With most of my parts being here I was able to jump into putting things back together. GuessContinue reading “Almost there….”
Sometimes things don’t go to plan, other times you use another mini to hold down your gearbox.
Super long title lol……Well my plan for holding off on rebuilding my gearbox until this December got ruined pretty quickly. Actually I started buying up parts to rebuild a spare box so I wouldn’t have to have my car down, that didn’t quite work out. What did happen was my gearbox started sounding different, havingContinue reading “Sometimes things don’t go to plan, other times you use another mini to hold down your gearbox.”
Staying with this split theme, I figured I had enough repairs/mods to write about now. Rather than do a post every time I turn a wrench I figure I will gather several jobs then post about it. With that said all the stuff here has happened over the past couple months/days. I will try toContinue reading “Some repairs/Mods”
Happy New Year!… more updates
Been driving the car as much as possible lately and it has been great. Except for a couple things but we are getting there. 2nd gear is still an issue, I think I have accepted the fact that a gear box may be in my near future but for now I will rock it untilContinue reading “Happy New Year!… more updates”
Still have some small things but…
I have been procrastinating on finishing the back seat area, the buckets block it and I don’t sit back there nor will anyone ever lol. Got a few updates, some concerns, but overall good things for this update. So I was able to get my alignment done, plus side the guy doing the alignment toldContinue reading “Still have some small things but…”
I don’t think there is such a thing as done with a classic mini. If Minibox has taught me anything its that there is always something that needs to be addressed, or you just live with it. After having what felt like rapid posts getting the car back together this one comes after a littleContinue reading “Done… ish”
Finally got to go for a drive… but now I wait.
I would love to say I am done! but its a classic mini… thats never seems possible. I can say I am done ish though, not many things left and I was able to take it for a spin so to me that qualifies. I now wait because of some broken things. Before we getContinue reading “Finally got to go for a drive… but now I wait.”
The finish line is so close…
Well I didn’t get to where I wanted to today, but then again I think my goals were a bit too ambitious. I did kick my own ass today but I am only a few steps closer to my first pseudo done benchmark. I say pseudo because there are a few items that won’t getContinue reading “The finish line is so close…”