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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

Mini, sanding the bodywork #2

Mini, sanding the bodywork #2 Come on lady, let's go with the last step of sanding the body of the Mini! The only part that left is the roof, the last part with the original paint in this little friend of metal. Our colleague David, disturbed and fan of being filled with crap line anybody, give [...]

By | 2016-10-26T20:55:22+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|Bodywork, Proyecto Mini 1275cc, VideoBlog|0 Comments

Mini, sanding the bodywork

Mini, sanding the bodywork It is time to remove all the paint and the basic coat from the Mini's body, the time of  sanding the bodywork has arrived. What are we going to use? A Bosch orbital tool and Makita radial, sandpaper of 80, 120 and 150 and a metal wire brush. And protection, always. [...]

By | 2016-10-26T20:55:22+00:00 October 14th, 2015|Bodywork, Proyecto Mini 1275cc, VideoBlog|0 Comments

Trip to sandblasting

Trip to sandblasting We have everything ready to bring the Mini to a good sandblasting bath! A good crane, a well nice and very careful driver, is all we need for the Mini to take a little trip to the garage where it will be applied the sandblasting to remove all rust from his body and subframes. [...]

By | 2016-10-26T20:55:25+00:00 September 21st, 2015|Bodywork, Proyecto Mini 1275cc|0 Comments