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  1. Minidave attached a file to the thread Mini Innocenti 1300 Export.

    One interesting thing, when I turned the engine over to see the internals, I found nylocks on the rod bolts! I thought some bodger had...

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  2. Minidave attached a file to the thread Mini Innocenti 1300 Export.

    Hmmm.....I may be changing my mind on tearing down the engine.....even tho it has good compression and oil pressure, I didn't run it...

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  3. Minidave attached a file to the thread Mini Innocenti 1300 Export.

    Today I pulled the engine out of the test stand and stripped it down, then gave it the first layer of cleaning prior to painting the...

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  4. Minidave replied to the thread Mini Innocenti 1300 Export.

    I've decided not to pull the head, rather I'm going to change the water pump and clutch, I can change the diff without splitting off the...

    Mar 21, 2019 at 2:40 PM
  5. Minidave replied to the thread What did you do with your MINI today?.

    I like that, aluminum instead of plastic!

    Mar 21, 2019 at 12:01 PM
  6. Minidave replied to the thread Mini Innocenti 1300 Export.

    Only thing is.....I have a 3:1 diff I'd like to put in, and a center oil pickup, and a new clutch, and a couple of oil seals leaking, a...

    Mar 20, 2019 at 12:25 PM
  7. Minidave replied to the thread Mini Innocenti 1300 Export.

    I know....….I'm torn. It's not just more work, but mo money, mo money, mo money! :-)

    Mar 20, 2019 at 10:48 AM
  8. Minidave replied to the thread Mini Innocenti 1300 Export.

    Yep! Plus too and also, you should have heard it without the muffler! Sounded bad to the bone! Can't decide whether to go ahead and...

    Mar 20, 2019 at 9:12 AM
  9. Minidave replied to the thread Mini Innocenti 1300 Export.

    IT'S..... A……. LIVE! Innocenti engine hasn't run in 10-15 years. [MEDIA] Good oil pressure, nothing's leaking, and it sounds very...

    Mar 19, 2019 at 3:35 PM
  10. Minidave attached a file to the thread Mini Innocenti 1300 Export.

    Shell is done, of course will need to be sanded and buffed when hard, still has to do the doors, bonnet and boot lid. [ATTACH] [ATTACH]...

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  11. Minidave attached a file to the thread Mini Innocenti 1300 Export.

    The Inno didn't need much, just some small bits - and of course it was faded. Should look really shiny and pretty when done![ATTACH]...

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  12. Minidave attached a file to the thread Mini Innocenti 1300 Export.

    Fast work, extra holes for the antenna and wipers welded up, almost ready for primer. The body is in very good shape, no rust at all,...

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