touched up others
and put on the final grille trim
A big Thank You to all who have helped, and continue to help, including Brad Babcock, Ed Mayer, Chuck Linick, my son Allen Pervo, and Graham Reid, at Heritage motors.
In the mid 1970’s I was given a SpeedWell cylinder head, which I decided to use.
I went over to Chuck Linick’s, and let him test drive. He experienced the same problems I was having, and concluded:
o sometimes we hit first when trying to go to third, and that is the clash.
o sometimes it won’t go into third, and that is cured by wiggling shifter
o problem is in shifter
Is drive able for now: we will determine what we have, and what we need.
BTW, we like the handling, with the upgrades.
I cruised to Avon Ballroom for a photo op, and back home.
brakes – pull to left, left front hot
gears – high, but better cruising
Nice: quiet, tight, with suspension upgrades, and better cornering
motor – sounds good
instant start up
looks: under bonnet!
Later, Brad came over, and we resolved the oil leak. We stopped over at Mayers, and then made a road trip to Mitchel’s in River.
I painted Mini’s fuel tank and the surrounding area inside the boot.
Pete Haburt came over and we (mostly he) were able to reconnect the turn signals by using new female connectors.
We then tackled the rear light issue, and after a few checks, reused the patch wire that Allen and I had installed years ago, to solve the problem.
This time we ran it in flexible conduit into the engine compartment, and thru to the dash. We then redid the light sw, and reinstalled the tank.
Took a test drive over to Mayer’s.
Ed Mayer and I bled the clutch – the pedal improved, and we took it for a test drive.
Grinding gone, but there was a low clatter when we coasted down, with a vibration in the gear lever, and Ed felt the clutch was not entirely engaged.
We reduced the lever arm standard length, and set the gap to 0.060 – problem solved.
We were able to remove the fuel tank, and addressed the lack of rear marker lights.
I went to winners circle to get some electrical bits.
Scope creep: repainted tank and brackets, and chased threads.
One key to success is a time out for libation and moral support, say @ SB81 – Michelle likes the Mini too!