From: Noddy on

"Atheist Chaplain" <abused(a)cia.gov> wrote in message
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> take a lot of batteries to do that :-)

It would, and I'd think the car would stop responding to the remote control
before it got here.

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From: Noddy on

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> I remember taking a mini in for a roadworthy in the 1960's and being
> refused due to the speedo being over to one side and the air cleaner
> poking into the cabin so we had to install the twin su's and return as
> the mechanic mumbled something about isolating the engine bay so if not
> noise then certainly fluids or similar ?

If the carb was poking through the firewall as in you could *see* it from
the driver's seat then he had every right to knock the car back as that's
incredibly dangerous. However why you'd be knocked back for the speedo not
being in the centre isn't exactly clear, as later model Mini Clubmans had
the speedo behind the steering column (which is generally where you moved
the speedo to when doing a Weber conversion).

Generally, when fitting such carbs to Mini's the speedo is moved to the
driver's side and a new firewall section is made that intrudes into the
space previously occupied by the speedo. In other words, a "box" is built
into the firewall that gives the carb(s) some room and seals the engine bay
off from the interior of the car.

> Which might explain why the bonnet scoops on Falcon gt's had to seal

They didn't *have* to have a seal, as there was no requirement to do so.
They had a seal to stop rainwater getting in and possibly shorting out the
ignition.

> either way I still doubt Trevors mate had more than a dual barrel weber
> fitted and unless he can find a photo will remain a matter of conjecture

http://shw.med.fotopages.com/11893695/mini-Twin-Weber-45.html

Probably not Trevor's mate, but a twin Weber equipped Mini nonetheless.

Not the greatest of pictures in terms of detail, but if you look closely at
the photo you'll see a few things. Firstly, the "box" welded into the
firewall for carb clearance. Secondly, the carbs run on only one barrel of
each on individual manifolds, and thirdly, it's not necessary to machine off
some of the "dead" barrel as Oz claims he did as there's enough room to run
the carb's side by side.

From what I can tell from this photo it's an almost identical setup to that
I ran on a couple of my own Mini's years ago, and there is nothing unique or
elaborate about it. It was considered the ultimate Mini carb combo in it's
day, and there were plenty of people who ran them on the street.

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From: Noddy on

"Je´┐Żus" <none(a)all.org> wrote in message
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> Anyway, so heres a reply for you - don't spray your jarmies over it
> though, FFS.

Nice work :)

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From: OzOne on
On Thu, 10 Sep 2009 11:24:32 +1000, "Atheist Chaplain"
<abused(a)cia.gov> wrote:

><OzOne(a)Crackerbox-Palace.com> wrote in message
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>> On Thu, 10 Sep 2009 09:30:36 +1000, "Atheist Chaplain"
>> <abused(a)cia.gov> wrote:
>>
>>><OzOne(a)Crackerbox-Palace.com> wrote in message
>>>news:tuafa5d77lut5f774c9jed7efla9rsgp2b(a)4ax.com...
>>>> On Wed, 9 Sep 2009 23:11:48 +1000, "Atheist Chaplain" <abused(a)cia.gov>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> if everything you say is true, you are the
>>>>>most accomplished person in Australia, probably the entire Pacific rim
>>>>>!!
>>>>
>>>> Only when compared to your associates, Fool!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> OzOne of the three twins
>>>>
>>>> I welcome you to Crackerbox Palace.
>>>
>>>struck a nerve ??
>>>straight into the insults there Ozone.
>>
>> Ahh you get what you attempt to give, Fool!
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> OzOne of the three twins
>>
>> I welcome you to Crackerbox Palace.
>
>your joking right :-)
>
>I have not begun to insult you,

Tell someone who cares....




OzOne of the three twins

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From: OzOne on
On Thu, 10 Sep 2009 21:21:48 +1000, "Noddy" <me(a)home.com> wrote:


>Which is why Oz is often very scant on any details :)

Actually Nod...You forget or don't read the details....Try the holes
in the Mini...written, not read!




OzOne of the three twins

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