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About Ramón Fernández

Ingeniero industrial mecánico con una pasión enfermiza por el mundo del motor. Su familia y amigos ya le han dado por perdido. Creador, administrador, editor y esquizofrénico de PetrolHeadGarage.com
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Mini SPI, why the Mini does not start? Checkings and solution

Mini SPI, why the Mini does not start? Checkings and solution Here we go, here we go! Everything is ready to turn the key and start the engine of this little machine after two years of hard work! A completely rebuilt engine, brand new (and modified) wiring harness, hundreds of problems solved to [...]

By | 2017-03-17T20:00:54+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Engine, Proyecto Mini 1275cc|0 Comments

Mini SPI – Why is there a coolant leak through the head gasket?

Mini SPI - Why is there a coolant leak through the head gasket? In this new episode of the restoration of the Mini 1275cc SPI we will answers the (damn) question: Why is there a coolant leak through the head gasket? In the previous episode we summarized all the steps we did until [...]

By | 2017-03-27T21:17:37+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Engine, Proyecto Mini 1275cc|0 Comments

Mini SPI – Coolant leak through the head gasket

Mini SPI – Coolant leak through the head gasket Everything is ready to start the engine of the Mini 1275cc SPI after two long years of hard work! Rebuilt engine, with dozens of new parts, restorated body, new wiring harness and thousands of hours of work to reach this point. The last step? [...]

By | 2017-03-28T20:45:41+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Engine, Proyecto Mini 1275cc|0 Comments

Mini SPI, 1275cc engine assembly. Part 3: The cleaning

Mini, 1275cc engine assembly. Part 3: The cleaning Third chapter of the series "Mini, 1275cc engine assembly", and we continue to dirty our hands, as we like. But this time we are going to clean a little, but not to us (we already smell bad), not even the Mini, but to its engine. [...]

By | 2017-03-16T15:40:42+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Engine, Proyecto Mini 1275cc|0 Comments

Mini SPI, 1275cc engine assembly. Part 2: Old vs new pistons

Mini, 1275cc engine assembly. Part 2: Old vs new pistons As you recall, the engine block of the Mini, our dearest 1275cc, demanded much care in form of a machining and a polishing of the pistons, for example.  Consequence of this? We had to buy some overmeasured new pistons, and it turns out [...]

By | 2017-03-16T15:41:47+00:00 October 30th, 2016|Engine, Proyecto Mini 1275cc|0 Comments

Mini SPI 1275cc engine assembly. Part 1: grinding

Mini 1275cc engine assembly. Part 1: grinding The heart of the Mini was touched, really touched. Scratched cylinders, a bent butt, valves made sh*t.. Rod and crankshaft marked bearings, pistons and segments worthed to be dumped, coolant mixed with oil, and a long etc… Facing this scene, what have we done? The same [...]

By | 2017-03-16T15:42:09+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Engine, Proyecto Mini 1275cc|0 Comments

Replacing Lotus Seven rear axle ball bearings – Assembly

Replacing Lotus Seven rear axle ball bearings – Assembly Bearings up in the soup, we have bearings even in the soup! We finally got to the end of the replacement process of all the Lotus Seven VM77 bearings, both front (disassembly and assembly) and rear (dismantling), and in this post we finally got to install [...]

By | 2016-10-26T20:55:19+00:00 January 3rd, 2016|Lotus Seven VM77, Transmission, VideoBlog|0 Comments

Replacing Lotus Seven front tapered bearings – Assembly

Replacing Lotus Seven front tapered bearings – Assembly We have come to the second part of the process of replacing the Lotus Seven VM77 front tapered bearings (first part here), we will start assembly, and will be fun! To show you exactly what we're going to do in the next picture you can see the exploded [...]

By | 2016-10-26T20:55:20+00:00 January 1st, 2016|Lotus Seven VM77, Mechanical, VideoBlog|0 Comments

Replacing Lotus Seven rear axle ball bearings – Disassembly

Replacing Lotus Seven rear axle ball bearings - Disassembly Come on lady, we pushed the boat out! Today we are going to replace the Lotus Seven VM77 rear axle ball bearings, the bearings located on the tip of transmissions. This is a non-stop. What is the reason for that? Noise. We think they are making noise when driving. [...]

By | 2016-10-26T20:55:20+00:00 December 28th, 2015|Lotus Seven VM77, Transmission, VideoBlog|0 Comments

Replacing Lotus Seven front tapered bearings – Disassembly

Replacing Lotus Seven front tapered bearings - Disassembly In this new chapter of our Videoblogs we show the whole process of the front tapered bearings disassembly of our Lotus Seven VM77. We will use various methods (some improvised) to remove these little ones bearings, because they are well stuck under pressure, and get them out is not [...]

By | 2016-10-26T20:55:20+00:00 December 26th, 2015|Lotus Seven VM77, Mechanical, VideoBlog|0 Comments