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 Posted: Sep 25, 2017 07:48PM
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OK Malsal, Sounds like the plan. I did have it set one time before (OK, a couple of times as I've owned the car since '75) and had the lost prime problem. I went in from below the carbs that time as I remember but stuff is a bit fuzzy from back then and using the tube that goes to the cooler and oil filter shouldn't be all that difficult.

Aloha,

 Posted: Sep 25, 2017 07:39PM
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Prime the pump before starting as it has been sitting so long it has probably lost its prime. By doing this you will make sure all the important parts have oil to them before you start it.
To prime it you need to remove the oil feed line to the block from the oil filter housing. Remove the spark plugs and fill the hole in the block with a good 20W-50 oil and when it reaches its full level push the car backwards in gear. This will suck the oil down into the pump. Then repeat this process until you cannot get any more oil in. Replace the plugs, re install the oil line, clean out the fuel lines or get a fresh gas source, clean up the points and it should start. A fresh oil change will be in order too.

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

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Sep 25, 2017 06:53PM
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Hey specialist,

Thanks for the sound advice. I have a straw full of ATF resting in each cylinder right now. You're the first to recommend the valve train and it sounds like good advice so it'll be done. I expect to turn it over enough to see some oil pressure before I throw the plugs in and get excited.

Aloha

 Posted: Sep 25, 2017 06:02PM
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Sir Casey, just a piece of advice,, since your mini have been garaged for many years without running, you should pop off the valve cover and pour few amount of 20/50 motor oil on the valves and rocker before you even start the car. and also remove the spark plugs and squirt little amount of thin oil inside . and crank it with out the plugs for 5 seconds to spread the oil around the piston, then put the plugs back and start the engine..
And also, leave the red trailer and the figurine behind when you test drive the mini so there would be no extra weight to the car when breaking in.  good luck!

 Posted: Sep 25, 2017 09:33AM
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Thanks malsai, minimike1 and specialist. I'm sure it's just us lads getting to know each other.

The iPad ate the survey photos or we'd have a place to start this morning.

Cheers,

 Posted: Sep 25, 2017 04:59AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LowGear
My ears are not pointy. Because in photos stuff doesn't move. Even brains may appear as inanimate objects. Huh? Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, California and even Hawaii have many palms including coconut. This is where I'm going to get my technical questions answered. OMG.
Welcome LowGear.

Don't expect any good answers from our resident "specialist" Troll in fact just ignore anything he has to say you will be way ahead of the game.

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

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Sep 24, 2017 08:28PM
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gotta roll with it.  Wanna be's and all.

 Posted: Sep 24, 2017 07:07PM
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Good Grief

 Posted: Sep 24, 2017 06:40PM
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hope you get you mini running soon sir.

Welcome back to the mini world

 Posted: Sep 24, 2017 06:06PM
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My ears are not pointy.

Because in photos stuff doesn't move. Even brains may appear as inanimate objects.

Huh? Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, California and even Hawaii have many palms including coconut. This is where I'm going to get my technical questions answered. OMG.

 Posted: Sep 24, 2017 05:07PM
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Sir, where you from?? Are you in Asia? Why do i see coconut trees and papaya trees in the background?? Strange!

 Posted: Sep 24, 2017 05:03PM
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Whoah Wait a second!is it a real dog or just a figurine? Why is it not moving?

 Posted: Sep 24, 2017 04:57PM
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Yes. Once everyone gets over the incredibly handsome dog we'll move on to justice.

 Posted: Sep 24, 2017 04:49PM
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The car's a Mk I, early 1275 S (pre-hydrolastic). Santa has had it stuck away too long and with feelings of guilt is working to put it back on the road.
Good luck, Anonymous

 Posted: Sep 24, 2017 04:42PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by oldminimover49
Looks like my buddy Shaun Big AL
Your buddy Shaun has grey fur and pointy ears?

Doug L.
 Posted: Sep 24, 2017 02:59PM
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Looks like my buddy Shaun

Big AL

austinmorris@xplornet.ca

Niagara Ontario Canada

 Posted: Sep 24, 2017 01:34PM
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Noooo. Dopey is.

 Posted: Sep 24, 2017 01:12PM
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wait, SANTA was in your Garage?!?

 Posted: Sep 24, 2017 10:40AM
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CA
He IS real !

 

"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 24, 2017 10:24AM
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OK, I knew it was out there all the time. Perhaps overwhelming guilt has been blinding me. This wrong must be righted! Ah, the photo to the right were the good ole days when Dopey was running strong making dashes to Costco with the big red trailer in tow. All was good. And then something happened. Unfortunately that was many years ago and I cannot for the life of me remember why one of the greatest cars on the planet was pulled into the garage. This wrong must be righted!

I shall take photos and confess to the world. I have been wrong these many years but this will end really soon now. Really.

Anonymous

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