From: OzOne on
On 09 Sep 2009 23:49:21 GMT, "Dan----.-"
<HsvtourerR8PhantomM6(a)> wrote:

>And it all happened behind the school dunnies snot nosed and pimples and
>all. ;-)

TMI Danny...we don't need to know when you sucked off your first.

OzOne of the three twins

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From: hippo on
Toby Ponsenby wrote:
> On Thu, 3 Sep 2009 14:21:44 +1000, Noddy blathered on in:
> > "Marty" <martywoyzak(a)> wrote in message
> > news:ajHnm.15567$ze1.8600(a)
> >
> >> First car was a 1960 Mini 850 with the rubber suspension. Gutless, and
> >> built from tinfoil but it handled like nothing else. Easily got valve
> >> bounce in top gear going down hills like Bulli Pass :) I destroyed two
> >> engines before the car eventually caught fire due to a short circuit in
> >> the rear seat.
> >
> > You're not confusing that with a Dak Dak are you?
> >
> > Mini's carried the battery in the boot, and there wasn't much near the
> > seat that could start a fire.
> The battery was in the boot.
> Starter solenoid somewhere between there and the engine bay:-)
> Set-up was like that because there simply wan't room for and engine *and* a
> battery under what passed for a bonnet, and nothing whatsoever to do with
> intelligent placement of a battery away from heat.
> Matter of fact, IIRC the battery was sitting right above the exhaust -
> well, either that or the fuel tank occupied that particular position of
> honour:-)

Battery in the boot floor actually wasn't a bad idea. BMW obviously didn't
think so! It was definitely easier to replace at the side of the road than
a 64 waterpump. From at least 64 on, starter solenoid was in the engine
bay. Don't know about 59-63 though. Fuel tank stood up inside one guard
space, echoed by one on the oppsite side in the Cooper.

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From: John_H on
Atheist Chaplain wrote:
>One has to wonder, if you have lead such a wonderful and varied life with so
>many accomplishments and accolades, why have you not yet been featured on
>"This is you Life" after all, if everything you say is true, you are the
>most accomplished person in Australia, probably the entire Pacific rim !!

You clearly have no idea how difficult it is to keep we clowns
entertained! ;-)

John H
From: OzOne on
On Thu, 10 Sep 2009 00:41:47 +0000 (UTC),
am9obmhAc2hvYWwubmV0LmF1(a) (hippo) wrote:

>There were at least six single and two double Weber setups around the
>Chatswood / North Ryde area in the early 70s; all registered.

And no emission regs so they presented no problems.

OzOne of the three twins

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From: hippo on
D Walford wrote:
> OzOne(a) wrote:
> > On Sun, 06 Sep 2009 19:42:33 +1000, D Walford
> > <dwalford(a)> wrote:
> >
> >> OzOne(a) wrote:
> >>> On Sun, 6 Sep 2009 16:49:28 +1000, "Noddy" <me(a)> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> <OzOne(a)> wrote in message
> >>>> news:ts86a55v1b9jt7th2g46qtm7qp6n381j1q(a)
> >>>>
> >>>>> Really!?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> We tried it but found the engine lacked pickup....decided that we did
> >>>>> need an accelerator pump after all ;-)
> >>>> For Christ's sake Oz, all you needed to do was remove the brass rod
from the
> >>>> pump check ball chamber on the dead side, and replace it with one a
> >>>> of mm longer so the ball was held against it's seat when the cap was
> >>>>
> >>>> It ain't rocket science.
> >>> Hey Nod...we preferred to ensure that there was no way fuel could get
> >>> into the unused throat.
> >>> Probably being careful is the reason my Minis didn't leak oil like you
> >>> claim yours did.
> >>>
> >> Please describe "being careful".
> >> It is possible to prevent most oil leaks on A and B series engines but
> >> its not possible using OE gaskets or seals.
> >
> > Actually it is....
> If you don't fill it with oil or don't start it are about the only 2 ways:-)
> Daryl
Not fair! My 850 did leak, but it had done Sydney-Perth and back at least
four times (verified) before I bought it in 1972 and was pretty high
mileage. It cost me one CV, an exhaust system, petrol and routine
servicing in two years before someone borrowed it for an interview in
Bathurst and killed the engine.

Both the 1100 Clubmans (Clubmen?) were dry except for gear linkages over
most of the several years we had them as daily drivers, as was a local
Cooper that was regularly driven and in almost concours condition. Time,
correct torque and correct sealants make a lot of difference with Minis.
Heralds, however....

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