Bastille day 14 July 2013: down, on, back, and forth

1960 Mini 850 in foreground; 2009 MINI Cooper S in background
1960 Mini 850 in foreground; 2009 MINI Cooper S in background

I mounted the wheels, installed the grille surround and grille, and (re) painted some front suspension components.

Ed Mayer stopped over, we jacked it to the ground, and then started – ran well.

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Motor sounded good.

Gears – reverse works, first works, and backed into driveway.

Clutch comes right in!

Left it running to get warm.

checked carbs – seems lean – exhaust free of smoke!

shut off.  added SU oil to carbs.

would not restart – no fuel – pump not pumping.

Will work on this in the AM.

I am not yet sure about the shifter – we will go back to original if we don’t like it.

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