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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:30 pm 
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Hey all, well 25yrs ago I fell in love with minis as a 13yr old. My dad (mechanic) said he wouldn’t ever let me own one. I whinged enough that he let me buy a clubman. His rule was that if he had to work on one than it needed the extra room under the bonnet. Over 4 years it was sandblasted,bare shell rebuild painted in 2k with a very warm 1100. Also the mini collection grew to about 8 clubmans with generally only 1 or 2 on the road at any given time. I got it on the road as an 18yr old and gave it a hard time (young and dumb) for 2 years before it spat the diff. Fast forward 20 yrs and we are pulling the motor out again next week. Exciting times! Dad now retired and myself hopefully more sensible.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:32 pm 
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Hey all, well 25yrs ago I fell in love with minis as a 13yr old. My dad (mechanic) said he wouldn’t ever let me own one. I whinged enough that he let me buy a clubman. His rule was that if he had to work on one than it needed the extra room under the bonnet. Over 4 years it was sandblasted,bare shell rebuild painted in 2k with a very warm 1100. Also the mini collection grew to about 8 clubmans with generally only 1 or 2 on the road at any given time. I got it on the road as an 18yr old and gave it a hard time (young and dumb) for 2 years before it spat the diff. Fast forward 20 yrs and we are pulling the motor out again next week. Exciting times! Dad now retired and myself hopefully more sensible.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:18 pm 
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Welcome to the nut house , great story , hope dad's looking for something to do in his retirement :idea: .


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:21 pm 
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Hi I'm Josh from Murwillumbah NSW.

I'm nearing completion on a '64 850 with a 1098. I've also got a really rusty 72 moke that will be next, I think.

Glad to be on the forum.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:52 pm 
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Hi I'm Josh from Murwillumbah NSW.

I'm nearing completion on a '64 850 with a 1098. I've also got a really rusty 72 moke that will be next, I think.

Glad to be on the forum.


Welcome Josh...show us some pictures of your fleet sometime :D Cheers, Mick

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:56 pm 
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Thought it was about time that I introduced myself to the forum.
I am currently rebuilding a 69 mk2 Cooper S that I has not been on the road since 1992. I bought the car from my brother in 1989, it had been restored by someone in the Tweed area on the southern Gold Coast. Currently has 1544miles on speedo which I suspect is since restoring. The car is a very early mk 2 with body number in low 300's and is in very good condition with no rust, however needs new brake lines and at least 1 steel hydro line.
On and off over the past few years I considered selling, but just couldn't do it, as I knew that I would probably never get as good a car again. In September last year I went to the Qld Mini Owners Mini Muster at Carina and got interested again. Onc e I joined the Ausmini forum, I found myself hooked. I would like to that you all for keeping my passion alive. I find the search section very helpful and to date I have found answers to my questions in this section of the forum.
I have since taken out the engine and front subframe and painted both. Once I get the rear subframe removed and painted, I will get new brake & hydro lines and start rebuilding.
Hopefully I can figure out how to post pictures and show my car to the forum.
Many thanks again for keeping the passion alive.
Regards Fritzie


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:40 pm 
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Thought it was about time that I introduced myself to the forum.
I am currently rebuilding a 69 mk2 Cooper S that I has not been on the road since 1992. I bought the car from my brother in 1989, it had been restored by someone in the Tweed area on the southern Gold Coast. Currently has 1544miles on speedo which I suspect is since restoring. The car is a very early mk 2 with body number in low 300's and is in very good condition with no rust, however needs new brake lines and at least 1 steel hydro line.
On and off over the past few years I considered selling, but just couldn't do it, as I knew that I would probably never get as good a car again. In September last year I went to the Qld Mini Owners Mini Muster at Carina and got interested again. Onc e I joined the Ausmini forum, I found myself hooked. I would like to that you all for keeping my passion alive. I find the search section very helpful and to date I have found answers to my questions in this section of the forum.
I have since taken out the engine and front subframe and painted both. Once I get the rear subframe removed and painted, I will get new brake & hydro lines and start rebuilding.
Hopefully I can figure out how to post pictures and show my car to the forum.
Many thanks again for keeping the passion alive.
Regards Fritzie
You can upload images from your computer by creating a thread or replying to another post. You can’t do it in the quick reply area.

The “Browse” button takes you to a search box to look for a photo on your computer.

The “Add the file” button will upload the image. A box will appear and it will take a few moments.

Then you can click your cursor in the area you want to paste the photo and then click the “Place inline” button. The picture will appear at the bottom if you do nothing.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:46 pm 
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Hi all,
Chris Lawrance in Sydney.
Looking to import a Rover Mini from Japan later this year.

Any advice appreciated.

Chris


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:50 pm 
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Chris Lawrance in Sydney.
Looking to import a Rover Mini from Japan later this year.

Any advice appreciated.

Chris


Welcome Chris...and keep in mind there are a few already in country that may be available...Cheers, Mick

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:49 pm 
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Hi Folks,
New member here, Perth WA. I've just purchased a '62. Unfortunately had to sell my '67 to make room. Got a few tweaks and a bit of competition in mind, subject to available time (also a land rover tragic).

There is a fantastic amount of information available here and I've been able to answer a couple of questions already.

Thanks for having me.

Cheers, Dan


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:47 pm 
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Hi All,

Kylie 34 from Lower Blue Mountains (Emu Heights) NSW here. New to Mini's, and the forum, but loving the 72 Clubman GT I bought recently. The Jaffa has matching numbers and the engine has been recently rebuilt so most of the work will be cosmetic. Have I ever restored a car before? NOPE! Do I plan on having a crack anyway? YEP!

I have a million questions but thought I'd start with an introduction first.
And if you can recommend someone in Western Sydney to do the body work and respray (who wont rip me off), I'd greatly appreciate it.

Cheers,
Kylie.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:12 pm 
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Welcome Kylie , very tidy looking car you have there , ask plenty of questions there will always be plenty of knowledgeable people ready to help out , also kick off a gallery of your car and post plenty of pics , always good to see fresh projects .


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:31 am 
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What Goodie said!

Welcome Kylie...nice GT...get yourself along to some events and pick peoples brains...

For example: http://www.rylstoneclassic.com/

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 3:19 pm 
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Hi all,

Have had a 71 Clubman GT replica for over 10 years, but the time has come to cut out the old shoddy bodge repairs and bang out the dents (it has had a hard life ;)) and prepare it for another (more sedate) 20 on the road.

Still A1 mechanically (1275 A+, turbo metro head, 45 Weber), but the the tin worm (due to crappy oversills) through the floors cannot be overlooked any longer.

Will be looking to pick your brains as the old beast gets restored (properly this time)


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 6:15 pm 
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Welcome mdh , start a gallery , throw up plenty of pics and ask plenty of questions , enjoy .


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