800-946-2642
Shop by Car
 

 My little Space

 Created by: specialist
   Forum Width:     Forum Type: 

Found 269 Messages

Previous Set of Pages 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 Next Set of Pages

 Posted: May 16, 2017 06:32PM
Total posts: 725
Last post: May 29, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
Its the most neglected part of the engine... Im sure no one here knows that this part needs to get replaced every 12k miles ..look

 Posted: May 16, 2017 05:15PM
Total posts: 725
Last post: May 29, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
 Posted: May 16, 2017 12:31AM
 Edited:  May 16, 2017 12:42AM
Total posts: 725
Last post: May 29, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
Topic: ..about the breather hose being connected to the carb. A message for FAB60 ( i believehis name is Fabian and he's 60y)

I remember DM said one time that if you connect the crankcase breather hose to the carb it might upset the carb tunning, the carb might run rich.  Hmm yah, It makes a lot of sense because the fumes that's comming out from the breather hose is still flamable.


ps:  and no such thing as reducer, if the inlet hose is smaller, just use zip tie to tighten it. No biggie !!

 Posted: May 15, 2017 10:23AM
 Edited:  May 15, 2017 07:27PM
Total posts: 725
Last post: May 29, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
Image Gallery
I honestly don't know HOW a side exit exhaust can minimize exhaust fumes dramatically more than the center exit...
both exhaust are directed towards the back, i don't see the point. ,, maybe he's joking...can't stop laughin' here..

conclusion: you will always, and always smell fumes when driving a classic mini, because first it runs with carburetor, second, it doesnt have catalytic converter.   



think the american way,,, not the london way !!

 Posted: May 14, 2017 09:08PM
 Edited:  May 14, 2017 09:11PM
Total posts: 725
Last post: May 29, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
This is with regards to the topic on the other thread about Fumes that took 11 days to resolve.

When there is excessive cabin fumes don't be blaming holes in the body panels, , ,,99.99% of the time the culprit is the carb running RICH.. And also the fumes gets inside thru the window not thru the holes.. Im surprised nobody mentioned about carb running rich.
And also it doesn matter if there are holes in the exhaust, because the exhaust and muffler is outside the car, not inside. Basically, if you smell fumes, carb tunning is the next step.

glad you finally resolved the issue

 Posted: May 13, 2017 11:34AM
Total posts: 725
Last post: May 29, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
What's the lifespan of KYB damper? I had this for 5months now, i dunno if this is normal or not.  All i know is that my mini handles S***ty on rough road recently. 


https://youtu.be/C0gVnrHso8Y 

 Posted: May 12, 2017 08:13AM
 Edited:  May 12, 2017 08:27PM
Total posts: 725
Last post: May 29, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
Guys, with your indulgence, please allow me to rant...

I got so mad this morning when i saw this picture of a re-sized/cut classic mini, and apparently the owner who posted it said that they have a CLUB or a Group and all they own are these tiny cut/resized mini, and he said that they are still recruiting members, i'm like really?? he must be nuts, he must not have realized that he is not just destroying a classic mini, he is destroying the  HISTORY that goes with it.  He is turning a nice classic mini into a non street legal mini, and they THOUGHT it looks nice, but in my opinion, nope!!! it looks Awful !!! Looks like a liitle boys car from Toys"R"Us
Ok it might be street legal yes, but who in this planet  has a scrotum to drive that in the highway beside a truck or an SUV??  jeezus!!

The classic mini officials or Paddy Hopkirk or whoever should make a stand and put up a LAW to inhibit these kinds of mini slaughtering, before we loose All the nicest classic minis in this Planet....GOSH 'IM SO MAD!



thanks for letting me vent out..





edited:  nobody replied..,,because they all agree in what i said.

 Posted: May 11, 2017 07:46PM
 Edited:  May 12, 2017 08:16AM
Total posts: 725
Last post: May 29, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016

 Posted: May 11, 2017 12:02PM
 Edited:  May 11, 2017 12:10PM
Total posts: 725
Last post: May 29, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
Image Gallery

 Posted: May 11, 2017 11:46AM
Total posts: 1210
Last post: May 27, 2017
Member since:Oct 8, 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by specialist


 i love myself more than i love my mini.
Ah! That explains everything the true definition of a WANKER

Mini's are like buses they come along in a bunch

 Posted: May 11, 2017 10:43AM
Total posts: 725
Last post: May 29, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
Sir Dan, let me ask you what's the difference between reaming and drilling?  sir mal said that i should ream the carb shaft hole NOT drill, i went to google and look for the meaning of the word "ream" and oh Holy Molly!!!, it says something about sexual act between same sex or whatever, it's about a sexual position thing...i was shocked, i am a conservative Asian fyi,,,, im like wait a minute looks like sir mal is egging on me again, that's why i wanna ask you sir Dan what really is the meaning of "ream"   Thanks in Advance!

 Posted: May 11, 2017 07:59AM
 Edited:  May 11, 2017 02:30PM
Total posts: 725
Last post: May 29, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
sure Aaron, no problem!  But you mentioned about priveledge, i think you are wrong, it's not a priveledge, it's more of "equality", equality for all, if you and others can post whatever you want,  and so can i..... i mean you say that you have the more "right" because you are from new york and i'm an Asian? i know that's what you are trying to point out.. ,,,easy willya?!!  i am a member of 38 different forums across the internet( make it 39), and i know how to read peoples mind and their intentions. i don't care if you're a Project manager somewhere but here we are all equal...copish?!!  






ahhh, typical Newyorker...sish!

 Posted: May 11, 2017 07:55AM
Total posts: 40
Last post: May 11, 2017
Member since:Jun 19, 2013
  Please stop posting on others' threads. You really do ruin it for the rest of us. Not to mention, you're certainly making things confusing for new owners that come here to obtain relevant and good advice and information about their cars. In addition, you're driving away people from this forum that I, and countless others, have relied on for years for good opinions and accurate information.
  You've carved out this little space, which I can't for the life on me understand why you continue to have the privilege of occupying, so please stay here.

 Posted: May 11, 2017 07:49AM
Total posts: 725
Last post: May 29, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
thewerewolf,

Me personally, i wouldn't dare flying to a far place, purchase a classic mini and drive it home, nope never, not even the most well maintained classic mini, not even a japan mini, you know why ? Honestly, i am not too confident about an engine that shares OIL for both motor and transmission, here's my logic, a typical motor uses 5w 30 or 10w 40  WHILE a typical transmission uses thicker oil maybe 20w50 etc, these two type of oil has a big difference when it comes to viscosity, THEN you'll use it to run both departments??? omg! you know what kills a good motor? ------> HEAT  !!!!!  and if you do long drives and get stuck in traffic, that's when the temp gauge soar up high because optimum lubrication is not met.  Ever wonder why a typical,conventional car using separate oil for trans and motor does NOT overheat? it's because it's using PROPER oil for proper application !!!!

To me driving my mini around town is OK, but interstates and highways for 65mph+ nope, not my cup of tea., i love myself more than i love my mini.

 Posted: May 10, 2017 08:14PM
 Edited:  May 10, 2017 09:33PM
Total posts: 725
Last post: May 29, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
thewerewolf, and the rest , if you want to know the real story on what i read about an article in ripoff.com, email me and i'll send you he link.,
it was a horrible experience! you won't believe it.

 Posted: May 10, 2017 01:33PM
Total posts: 7009
Last post: May 20, 2017
Member since:Feb 7, 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by specialist
oh wait a minute, you're right sir Mal,  i'll get a bigger size shaft and drill the hole using same size bit to fit the shaft.. excellent. now the problem is, will the new shaft comes with the butterfly?, or will my old butterfly fits the new one?

worse comes to shove, i will just do what joe curto did, he used same shaft and a copper ring then he drilled the hole to fit the ring, then slide the old shaft into the tight ring.,problem solved!, 
right now , i just slapped handful of thick grease around the shaft and hole to minimize the leak., it's working but not to it's full potential., i hate to loose 5Hp due to leaking carb shaft., i need to address the problem.
"Specialist" you don't drill the throttle shaft holes you ream them. If you drill them i will bet (if you can find the right size) it will scrap the carb body.
Nobody is going to have an over sized shaft laying around and if they do it is sure not taking up any space in their garage and after your last example(s) of taking people up on an offer for FREE parts i am guessing no one will reply.
Don't be a tightwad for once call Joe Curto and order the correct part.

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: May 10, 2017 01:04PM
Total posts: 9327
Last post: May 29, 2017
Member since:Mar 24, 1999
GB

Metric is for people who can't do fractions...

 Posted: May 10, 2017 11:54AM
 Edited:  May 10, 2017 12:06PM
Total posts: 725
Last post: May 29, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
To all you Hoarders out there, i'm looking for an oversized throttle shaft for my worn out HS4 SU carburetor, Please Un-earth your piles and piles of mini parts inside your garage, if you have one laying around , im willing to buy it or take it away from your hands so you can re-gain the space back in your garage. 
All i need is an oversized throttle shaft., i dunno what size is, i can't give you a number,  but i do know it should be oversized, specifically for HS4 carb only.

now, I need to send a friend request to Joe Curto in his Facebook account for some tutorial




thanks in Advance..---Tony

 Posted: May 10, 2017 11:20AM
Total posts: 725
Last post: May 29, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
oh wait a minute, you're right sir Mal,  i'll get a bigger size shaft and drill the hole using same size bit to fit the shaft.. excellent. now the problem is, will the new shaft comes with the butterfly?, or will my old butterfly fits the new one?

worse comes to shove, i will just do what joe curto did, he used same shaft and a copper ring then he drilled the hole to fit the ring, then slide the old shaft into the tight ring.,problem solved!, 
right now , i just slapped handful of thick grease around the shaft and hole to minimize the leak., it's working but not to it's full potential., i hate to loose 5Hp due to leaking carb shaft., i need to address the problem.

 Posted: May 10, 2017 10:59AM
Total posts: 7009
Last post: May 20, 2017
Member since:Feb 7, 2006
Really a pressure leak ????? Not likely.......... Maybe you are getting pressure and air leak confused so called "specialist".
Buying another used carb will give you the same results.
Get an oversize shaft and ream out the body to size, think outside the box after all you are a self professed fabricator.

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Found 269 Messages

Previous Set of Pages 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 Next Set of Pages