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Forum: Projects and Restorations 12-11-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By jbenekeorr
Subscribed! Didnít know about the...

Subscribed!

Didnít know about the convertibles having the Getrag box. I came across so many cheap Cooper and One hatches when looking for my project S and they were almost always cheap because...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 11-11-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,092
Posted By jbenekeorr
Thank you for that. Shame I didnít know that...

Thank you for that. Shame I didnít know that before I bought the ones from MINI for my JCW. Including the rocker gasket I paid about £60. Still not got round to fitting those - one disassembled MINI...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 10-11-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,092
Posted By jbenekeorr
Thank you all for the comments - it really drives...

Thank you all for the comments - it really drives me to push forward with the project and makes it worth spending time writing it all down.

Also very grateful to those who offer an opinion or...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 08-11-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 203,683
Posted By jbenekeorr
Multiple MINIs

Thanks! It must be quite a marathon to read the whole thing now!


I've recently picked up another MINI to fix - project thread below in case you or any other readers are interested! :D

Another...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 08-11-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,092
Posted By jbenekeorr
Part 2 - Compression test, Interior clean, Oil cooler

Hi all, :wave:

Here's an update of work carried out so far. Glad to see plenty of you are up for following this one!


______



Having searched and asked around on the R53 group - it...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 08-11-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,092
Posted By jbenekeorr
:lol: Iím doing it now. 3 hours in. I shouldnít...

:lol: Iím doing it now. 3 hours in. I shouldnít have had dinner - thatís whatís put me behind ;)
Forum: Projects and Restorations 07-11-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,092
Posted By jbenekeorr
Hi all, I have some updates on the way, both...

Hi all,

I have some updates on the way, both cleaning and some mechanical work. Just not had time to write it up yet. Generally takes a full evening to do an update. Should be up before the...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 06-11-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 35,369
Posted By jbenekeorr
YES! With some chrome rims, an eBay spoiler and a...

YES! With some chrome rims, an eBay spoiler and a dodgy respray so you can achieve your goal of un-pimping someoneís ride :thumb:
Forum: Projects and Restorations 06-11-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 35,369
Posted By jbenekeorr
Good idea. Now, what would be far too potentially...

Good idea. Now, what would be far too potentially financially devastating for us to own ourselves but would be exciting to watch from afar? A mid 2000ís Range Rover of unknown heritage perhaps. Or...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 05-11-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 35,369
Posted By jbenekeorr
Nooooooooooooooooo! Not the end of the Checkmate!...

Nooooooooooooooooo! Not the end of the Checkmate!

Iíve loved this thread from start to end. Entertaining, hugely varied in the work youíve done, plus Iíve learnt a fair bit from it.

The new...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 04-11-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,092
Posted By jbenekeorr
Definitely a weird spec. Good point about track...

Definitely a weird spec. Good point about track car, shame - as if it didnít have a pano roof Iíd be more than happy to offer a straight swap with your Checkmate :thumb: :lol:






Iíll most...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 04-11-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 35,369
Posted By jbenekeorr
Great update. That pick-up on the tyres...

Great update.

That pick-up on the tyres should be worn like a badge of honour ;)

Iíve been taking notes on your cloth seat cleaning methods for my own benefit :thumb:
Forum: Projects and Restorations 04-11-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,092
Posted By jbenekeorr
That sounds like a wind up! Iíll give it a go....

That sounds like a wind up! Iíll give it a go. Iím having a roast later so Iíll sneak one out quietly :lol:
Forum: Projects and Restorations 04-11-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,092
Posted By jbenekeorr
Sounds like a challenge to me :thumb: ...

Sounds like a challenge to me :thumb:






Hopefully :D
Forum: Projects and Restorations 03-11-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,092
Posted By jbenekeorr
Smile Another Broken MINI Cooper S PROJECT!

Detailing World, hold on to your butts - we've got another MINI!!!

:wave: :wave: :wave:


Being a glutton for punishment, I've kept my eye out on Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree daily for the...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 03-11-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,100
Posted By jbenekeorr
Smile Oops posted in this one instead of making a new...

Oops posted in this one instead of making a new thread! My bad!

I got carried away reading your thread while writing mine. This has potential. Subscribed!
Forum: Projects and Restorations 01-11-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,086
Posted By jbenekeorr
Very nice. That mileage is incredible! A modern...

Very nice. That mileage is incredible! A modern classic surely. Very understated styling considering the power (especially in the 90's!). I had assumed they would have big wheels and a bodykit for...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 26-10-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,544
Posted By jbenekeorr
Excellent work there. Really satisfying to see...

Excellent work there. Really satisfying to see the underside looking so clean.

The 'before' pictures of the interior were pretty grim - massive improvement. Those seats don't appear to have any...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 23-10-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,181
Posted By jbenekeorr
Thatís lovely of you to say. Thank you. I like...

Thatís lovely of you to say. Thank you. I like that youíve found ALL of my threads :lol:

Coincidence - Iím a long time subscriber of Hoovies Garage! Very enjoyable watching. I dare say I think...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 19-10-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,216
Posted By jbenekeorr
Thanks. Not yet, I was thinking of leaving it...

Thanks. Not yet, I was thinking of leaving it until next summer, as I can get it under sealed at the same time - and the underneath wants to be nice and dry for that. If it happens to need anything I...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 16-10-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,216
Posted By jbenekeorr
Iíve just had to google the Eberspacher unit,...

Iíve just had to google the Eberspacher unit, itís blown my mind. I thought the chap opposite had a petrol engine so it must do a good job! Is it in the exhaust somehow?! :confused:

Think you made...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 16-10-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,216
Posted By jbenekeorr
Does look nice. Boringly reliable it may be, but...

Does look nice. Boringly reliable it may be, but I can guarantee itís better in every single measurable way than a P38 :lol:

Iím the same with white cars as you, but I also own one - my camper is...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 16-10-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,216
Posted By jbenekeorr
Oh yep - Looks like your P38 had a similar...

Oh yep - Looks like your P38 had a similar problem in the sunroof department :p

I forgot to add to the post - I've had to staple it. Did it in places you can't see - such as behind the trim round...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 16-10-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,216
Posted By jbenekeorr
Couldnít agree more. I donít know why I like it,...

Couldnít agree more. I donít know why I like it, but Iím somehow willing to put up with it.

I have to defend its mechanical reliability though - apart from a CV joint which I cheaped out on...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 15-10-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,216
Posted By jbenekeorr
Good point about selling with a lot of MOT. I...

Good point about selling with a lot of MOT. I just donít think I can bare to part with it is the trouble :p
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