MINI Max has a New Little Brother, Buzz

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MINI Max has a New Little Brother, Buzz

Postby Minidave » Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:43 am

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Re: MINI Max has a New Little Brother, Buzz

Postby Minidave » Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:58 am

Met up with some interesting MOMO's along the way....

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Re: MINI Max has a New Little Brother, Buzz

Postby MiniManiac » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:10 pm

Awesome!!
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Re: MINI Max has a New Little Brother, Buzz

Postby ragtopday Johnna » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:23 pm

^^What Seth said!!^^ Can't wait to see it!
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Re: MINI Max has a New Little Brother, Buzz

Postby Minidave » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:00 pm

Seth, same carb as yours, I'll be tearing it down this week, maybe bring yours down to my shop and we can check it over too - I think that's where your problem is - I think you have a sticking float.
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Re: MINI Max has a New Little Brother, Buzz

Postby Minidave » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:34 pm

A few more pics....
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Postby Minidave » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:37 pm

Couple more....
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Re: MINI Max has a New Little Brother, Buzz

Postby MiniManiac » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:56 pm

Beautiful!

Now we have a tool truck for the trip! :)
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Re: MINI Max has a New Little Brother, Buzz

Postby BLUGOOSE » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:35 pm

That is sweet David. Good luck with it. :thumbsup2:
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Re: MINI Max has a New Little Brother, Buzz

Postby DA MINI » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:42 pm

Pretty sweet! Will it make the donut run?
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Re: MINI Max has a New Little Brother, Buzz

Postby Minidave » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:55 pm

Unless it's down for parts, that's the plan......

I have a number of things I need to do to it before the Classic Mini Fun Run on the 20th.
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Re: MINI Max has a New Little Brother, Buzz

Postby davester » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:04 pm

Very nice and clean! :D
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Re: MINI Max has a New Little Brother, Buzz

Postby Minidave » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:10 pm

Alrighty then, after only 3 hours of jousting with officialdom, Buzz is now a duly inspected, licensed, taxed, registered and plated member of Kansas society.

Today it's 75* and the temp gauge actually got up to the middle of "normal", without the fan kicking on.....the fan does come on a few minutes after I shut it off tho, as it should.

The alternator light has quit flashing at me completely, don't know WHAT that was all about, and I have parts on the way to fix the most egregious oil leaks. Things are moving forward for our first event this weekend - the donut run.

Then next week we leave for the Missouri Ozarks and a weekend of hooning about the hills with half dozen other classics. Should be fun!
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Re: MINI Max has a New Little Brother, Buzz

Postby Zack » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:12 pm

So you now own

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Re: MINI Max has a New Little Brother, Buzz

Postby Minidave » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:29 pm

Yes.

Your point is......?????

:D
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Re: MINI Max has a New Little Brother, Buzz

Postby Zack » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:30 pm

No point at all

Very cool. I definitely want a ride in it at some point. Never been in a classic Mini.
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Re: MINI Max has a New Little Brother, Buzz

Postby boxer » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:17 pm

Very cool ! :ds:
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Re: MINI Max has a New Little Brother, Buzz

Postby Hagar46 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:07 am

My parents had 2 different Travellers(Clubman) from 1963 to 1968! One was a woodie. Very cool! :D
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Postby Counterfit_Mini » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:22 pm

Awww :)
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Re: MINI Max has a New Little Brother, Buzz

Postby Minidave » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:40 pm

Stephie, would you consider donating your Classic Cooper Bentley manual to the club? I still have it BTW......
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Postby Minidave » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:46 pm

Ready to go!
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Re: MINI Max has a New Little Brother, Buzz

Postby Minidave » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:56 pm

The driver's seat was really beat down, like a 400 lb person had been in there so I stripped the cover off, bought some new foam and re-padded the seat, it sits much better now. When you watch ol Wheeler Dealers, Edd China's always installing a nice set of seat squabs and covers on whatever little English car project he's working on, but I could not find anyone in the states who sold just the foam parts, so I had to make my own.

Now on to the wood dash repairs and wiring issues.....
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Re: MINI Max has a New Little Brother, Buzz

Postby Minidave » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:05 pm

Next challenge, now that the seat is done - dash rattles - which is how Buzz got his name!

I made some new clips to replace the missing ones on the wood dash insert, I also shimmed the glove box door catch and put felt along the edges where it contacts the plastic covered dash......just to make sure I put a dab of epoxy on those tabs to give a tiny bit more strength. We'll see if it makes any difference....

Next I'm going to do a little straightening out on that wiring mess.....
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Re: MINI Max has a New Little Brother, Buzz

Postby DA MINI » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:18 pm

Looks like you are having lots of fun!
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Re: MINI Max has a New Little Brother, Buzz

Postby dimini » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:34 am

If you remove too many of the rattles and other noise makers, Buzz might have to be renamed Purr. You could give him a proper last name, like Pudwell from Yorkshire. I still can't get over the fact that your car came with a notebook full of maintenance records and proper UK registration docs spanning it's entire lifespan--how normal! Only thing I know about my frankenmini is that it began life dressed in green.
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