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Postby Teglen » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:27 pm

stephendell wrote:O/S/R A610 still available new

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Postby stephendell » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:36 pm

Yes seriously.
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Postby blueg33 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:35 pm

Yippee - a roll of carpet was delivered today. I can finally get ropund to replacing the manky grey/green original one
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Postby blueg33 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:18 am

I have now replaced the carpets in all but the engine bay. The old ones were very nasty greeny grey and looked horrible.

I acquired (via ebay) some anthracite get backed carpet as used in new Mini's. Its approximately 6mm thick and not as stretchy as the carpet Darren used but was suprisingly easy to work with. Because of its weight it did not need glouing to the floor so I used less than 1 can of high temp adhesive. I sed the old carpets as templates with fine tuning as I installed the new ones.

All in all I am pleased with the result (rubbish pics but you get the idea)

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Postby jon_viola » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:36 pm

Top job Nick!
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Postby blueg33 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:48 pm

jon_viola wrote:Top job Nick!


Thanks:)

It makes a huge difference, the car is now a nice place to sit
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Postby darrenbiggs » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:50 pm

Yes well done Nick. It makes a massive difference to the look, feel and dare I say smell?
I'm just here for the gasoline.
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Postby blueg33 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:33 pm

darrenbiggs wrote:Yes well done Nick. It makes a massive difference to the look, feel and dare I say smell?


Mine isn't quite as neat as yours around the hump in the floor, but I agree on the smell front. It almost smells like a new car.

Engine bay cover is yet to be done, I will re-paint the black edge too. My carpet budget for the engine bay has just been used up on a coolant hose fix which is more pressing
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Postby BIG_MVS » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:20 pm

Looking good Nick. There's nothing like improving these great cars and doing it yourself gives you a great feeling too.
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Postby clee » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:58 pm

A year or so down the line and in for a service and a few little fixes .
Nasty old rust :roll:
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Postby blueg33 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:52 pm

clee wrote:A year or so down the line and in for a service and a few little fixes .
Nasty old rust :roll:
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Nice.

I found the hole in the old one when it dripped petrol in my eye as I was lying under the car. Hopefully MPG will improve now and the risk of a fiery death is reduced :)
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Postby clee » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:00 am

Petrol in the eye ....yep got that from it as well :evil:
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Postby blueg33 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:54 pm

Lee, got the car home fine, but I think you need to "fess up"

WTF did you do the fuel guage.......................

For the last year it has only read out a work of fiction, now, it appears to work! I reset the pod once I had filled up with fuel as it was showing 8888888 because the battery had been disconnected and low and behold.........

I can only think of 2 things

1. Draining the fuel tank fully somehow reset the float?
2. That pipe that was replaced connects up with the flow meter [according to my workshop manual] and maybe it got knocked or somthing.

Anyway good result :)
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Postby clee » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:02 pm

:lol: :lol:

Feck knows !! 50 quid :lol:
Tank out and laid on it's side is all .........Best not to question these things ...no flow meter on Turbo cars ,all calc'd by injector duty ..

Anyway ...how hard was it to push in the garage ?
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Postby blueg33 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:30 pm

clee wrote::lol: :lol:

Feck knows !! 50 quid :lol:
Tank out and laid on it's side is all .........Best not to question these things ...no flow meter on Turbo cars ,all calc'd by injector duty ..

Anyway ...how hard was it to push in the garage ?


Havent put it away yet. Its dragging it out uphill is my worry, pushing it in down hill is childs play.

Averaged 29mpg on the way home [31mpg on the mway] so its ok going forwards
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