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 Posted: Oct 8, 2017 03:20PM
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The fuel hoses up front seem pretty good for being 53 years old but the ones back in the boot are looking rough and very rigid. except the one that was melting with a bit of a weep. So new hoses back there from NAPA. The fuel pump already had a filter which I can softly blow air through it so I've just reassembled it but now we have a new opportunity. The fuel pump has been resting in an inner tube over the years but I can hear it 20 feet away. So I'm wondering how I'm going to mount this little guy and quiet it down? Any quite pump recommendations?

 Posted: Oct 5, 2017 07:31AM
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HEY LOOK! A rear wiper.

My car sat for 20 years then ran with new plastic and rubber pieces. I have faith.

Mark Looman, Ada Michigan 1967 Austin Cooper S
 Posted: Oct 3, 2017 09:05AM
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note of caution, don't get that gearbox overfilled with oil as it can spill over onto the clutch as I recall.

 Posted: Oct 1, 2017 03:58PM
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Lowgear, if the car sat for a decade and coughed when you dribbled fuel in the carb throats, anticipate more to cleaning the fuel system than just the tanks.  Expect to have to thoroughly clean (if not rebuild) the carbs.  They will almost certainly be gummed up with fuel varnish. The deposits tend to collect in the float valves, in the float bowls, and in the metering jet/needle.  All will benefit from a good cleaning. 

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 Posted: Oct 1, 2017 02:33PM
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No Dan....wont be doing that again...lol...what a schmuck

Is this a Cooper S or Cooper with S engine?

I noticed no brake booster and the control box/regulator on the inner wing

 

"Everybody should own a MINI at some point, or you are incomplete as a human being" - James May

"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: Oct 1, 2017 09:59AM
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Hi Dan, You're most correct about a good thorough cleaning. I had the tanks out 10+ years ago and coated the insides with that paint that you slide around and let pour out with the left behind forming some sort of epoxy finish. One of those stinkers is just a click or two tricky getting back in and looking all warm and fuzzy. This is where we fall into three part a cappella with something about who designed the drop down boot lid or their mother. Today is a drain and visual inspection.

 Posted: Oct 1, 2017 05:09AM
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The left tank isn't hard to pull once it is empty, and I imagine the right one is about the same. You'll want to give them a good flush and inspection, especially the hose connections and vent tubes. Assuming it has an electric pump, you'd probably want to remove and clean it too. Blowing the line with compressed air might destroy a fuel pump.

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 Posted: Sep 30, 2017 05:55PM
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Perhaps the two tanks was a North America standard even though this car was purchased in 1975 from a small garage in Surrey, England. Most, if not all the true "S" models up through 1967 had twin fuel tanks. That has been my experience in the Pacific Northwest.

I'm thinking just a $6 throw away every couple of years plastic fuel filter right after the Tee where the twin tank lines come together. I'm hoping I can get them cleaned out without pulling them. One side or the other can challenge a persons religious commitments to good and proper English.

 Posted: Sep 30, 2017 03:16PM
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Wow! Its got 2 gas tank???  That must be a racing mini back in the days, maybe raced in montecarlo/ cul de turini, what's the history of that mini? Do you know?

i speak good engrish! But my accent is horrible! Lol

 Posted: Sep 30, 2017 02:59PM
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Update 9-30-2017

The rocker assembly looked so good I just trickled some oil on everything with a straw and my cheeks. With the new battery I expected it to jump right up but I had to rock it back and forth in 4th a couple of times (***Pun Alert*** This is what we profanely call "Not The Best Start"). No plugs in and it spun up oil pressure in about 10 seconds. Plugs in and no cough or choke. Half a straw of gas in each SU and I got a cough. Hence no fuel - The next adventure.

Siphon the tank out. Do some compressed air. Install a filter (suggestions ?) and Sir Robert should be your mother's brother.

 Posted: Sep 26, 2017 01:28PM
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....that's when the common sense comes into play... but dang i should've said to pour few amount of oil on the rocker, not 4.5 liter, seeesh, i hate myself now....aaanyway! 

 Posted: Sep 26, 2017 12:20PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Spitz
Trust me Dan....when you pour a 4.5 litre jug of oil in....every thing under the rocker cover gets covered in oil.....also the outside when you pour it in too quickly...lol
Specialist didn't specify a rate of flow, so naturally one would assume a prudent pour, not a dump of the whole jug in/on/over everything. But how can you be sure it got to all the rockers? Betcha won't do that again!

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 Posted: Sep 26, 2017 11:08AM
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If you decide to be a sensible person, it means that you get to utilize the things in your backyard before you even buy a new part, i hear yah, we are the same sir casey.  Well as far as your radiator hose is concerned, theres no way out, you gotta buy a new one, take the old cracked one off and bring it to autozone or Oreilly, they must carry one of same size and bore. Get a new hose clamp too

 Posted: Sep 26, 2017 09:20AM
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You're not going to believe this but the radiator hoses are looking a bit cracked and kinda hard. So there's good, better and, I assume, best on the sites. Regular rubber, kevlar rubber and silicon. And even red silicon - I will be a sensible person! I will be a sensible person! I will be a sensible person! The car is red and the battery top is red.

 Posted: Sep 26, 2017 09:19AM
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Trust me Dan....when you pour a 4.5 litre jug of oil in....every thing under the rocker cover gets covered in oil.....also the outside when you pour it in too quickly...lol

 

"Everybody should own a MINI at some point, or you are incomplete as a human being" - James May

"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: Sep 26, 2017 09:17AM
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I found two of the survey photos.

 Posted: Sep 26, 2017 09:13AM
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Hi Dan, I can see your argument but remind you that in this procedure the cover is removed and oil is applied to all moving parts including the push rods and lifters. Inspecting the valve rocker assembly might just be a good idea whether any oil is spilled or not and since I'd already be there a few ounces of oil shouldn't hurt.

 Posted: Sep 26, 2017 04:35AM
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Pouring oil into the top of the engine will do almost nothing to lube valves and rockers. Oil added through the filler runs straight down into the top of the head, then down pushrod holes etc and on into the sump/transmission case. It might hit one or two rockers right below the filler hole, but the rest of the rockers, rocker shaft, pushrod tops, valves and springs won't be affected. The top of the engine is lubed by the pressurized oil system, which is why you need to achieve oil pressure before starting the engine.

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 Posted: Sep 26, 2017 02:31AM
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Sir Casey, pls pardon Alex, most of the time he's nice but once in a while he gets excited, he likes posting Anime'.  He has two minis identically painted with Union Jack design occupying the entire mini from roof down to quarter panels.  Very revealing.

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