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by prop
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: POOR QUALITY RUBBER
Replies: 1
Views: 646

Re: POOR QUALITY RUBBER

Not sure you can read this very well
by prop
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: POOR QUALITY RUBBER
Replies: 1
Views: 646

POOR QUALITY RUBBER

While fitting my oil thermostat recently I discovered the inner CV joint rubber gaiters had split. They have only been on the car for 6 years. I wouldn't expect them to go in that time. and, while replacing them one of the rubber covers on a track rod ends I discovered had also split I cannot rememb...
by prop
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: OIL THERMOSTAT FITTING TO MINI ERA TURBO
Replies: 13
Views: 1969

Re: OIL THERMOSTAT FITTING TO MINI ERA TURBO

Took the car out today. I now have the thermostat fitted and I have a temperature gauge fitted to the sump. It was a good hot day today the sump oil gauge showed the oil temperature rising, the original gauge showed no movement. The thermostat obviously working. As the temperature in the sump rose t...
by prop
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Restoration of R1036
Replies: 11
Views: 1787

Re: Restoration of R1036

That's interesting I have read about using the GT17 turbo on the turbominis site. Will you be putting a Megajolt ignition system on it?
by prop
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Restoration of R1036
Replies: 11
Views: 1787

Re: Restoration of R1036

Just interested what turbo are you putting on it as it doesn't look like the garrett T3 turbo. I know from experience there is very little room. Even though the bulkhead has been cut to make room it is very difficult to vary the set up ERA settled on and make things fit. Who is building the engine?
by prop
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: OIL THERMOSTAT FITTING TO MINI ERA TURBO
Replies: 13
Views: 1969

Re: OIL THERMOSTAT FITTING TO MINI ERA TURBO

The oil thermostat bypasses the the oil cooler until the oil reaches the temperature of 80 degrees so the oil flow from the engine to the filter and back into the engine is not interrupted. The whole of the oil system is kept under pressure as normal. All the thermostat does is divert the oil flow t...
by prop
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: OIL THERMOSTAT FITTING TO MINI ERA TURBO
Replies: 13
Views: 1969

Re: OIL THERMOSTAT FITTING TO MINI ERA TURBO

That is the thermostat I am fitting to the oil system to improve the oil running temperature on normal weather days. When I restored the car I fitted a new 4 core radiator from minispares it is the best cooling rad on the market. Much better than the ones fitted to ERA originally. I have suffered wi...
by prop
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: OIL THERMOSTAT FITTING TO MINI ERA TURBO
Replies: 13
Views: 1969

Re: OIL THERMOSTAT FITTING TO MINI ERA TURBO

The cooler or the thermostat?
by prop
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Restoration R1028
Replies: 90
Views: 70326

Re: Restoration R1028

Hi R1036, I got the carpet from a company called Coverdale. They have a range of carpet colours and qualities. I decided on Blenheim Flint Grey. It is not an exact match but very close. I got the guy who reupholstered my seats to cut and edge bind the carpets. He took patterns of everything needed i...
by prop
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Restoration R1028
Replies: 90
Views: 70326

Re: Restoration R1028

In 2012 when I was restoring the car I replaced most of the rubber fuel pipes. In 20018 I was getting the car ready for Himley hall I started it up and it spewed fuel out from under the rear of the car. On investigation all the pipes I had renewed had perished. The original pipes I had left in the e...