Engine hoists and engine pulls... oh, MY!

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  1. ImagoX

    ImagoX New Member

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    PS - you don't happen to have a HIF38 carb on your car by any chance, do you? I'd left the linkage on the carb for the choke cable, so didn't take a picture of which hole on the mounting plate it was in (rookie mistake, I know), and then the pin somehow fell out while I was cleaning everything.

    I have the cable linkage pin, but the exploded diagram in the Haynes book and even the one on the SU website doesn't actually show HOW that pin was secured (I think it had a second small threaded screw that threaded into the actual cable pin) or WHICH hole (of three possible choices) it was supposed to be in. Doh!!! :crazy:
     
  2. LIL PIGG

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    I do not, I have duel DELLORTO carbs on my car. I am sure we can figure it out.
     
  3. Metalman

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    I would almost bet if you look closely at the three holes, the one hole showing the most wear from pivoting is going to be the hole you want. The other holes will probably have little to no wear......
     
  4. DneprDave

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    Sometimes you have to be like Sherlock Homes, when putting things back together!

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  5. Minidave

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    And you're right, a small screw goes into the pin securing the cable to the pin and keeping it in the hole on the carb linkage - it's actually pretty clever.
     
  6. LIL PIGG

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    Hey Matt, I don't live to far from there (like 5 mins) so don't hesitate to call.
     
  7. ImagoX

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    I'm picking up the hoist on Sat. and we'll probably pull it out in a week or two after that (hopefully).
     
  8. LIL PIGG

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    Hey matt, just wondering how everything is going with the engine? just thinking about you, let me know if you need anything. I have mine at the Machine shop getting some work done. I hope to have it back in a week or so then back in the car after that.
     
  9. ImagoX

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    OK, so I'm back from my honeymoon in Prague and Budapest (photos will be coming soon), and I'm ready to get on this! I'm hoping to pull the engine NEXT WEEKEND (March 10... which is also my birthday)... anyone want to be there for the event? I'm hoping Jason is free, as I know someone with experience on-hand will make a HUGE difference, but anyone who's curious is more tan welcome to join us! The car is on the east side on Noe-Bixby Rd. - LMK if you're interested by dropping me a line at:

    imagox(at)yahoo(dot)com


    -Matt
     
  10. ImagoX

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    OK, so actually, we're doing it NEXT SUNDAY (the 11th) - Jason's available to help (thank God). Anyone who's ever been curious to see a classic Mini eviscerated before their very eyes and/or fascinated when grown men cry (me... not Jason, I'm sure :cryin:), is welcome to come by! PM me for the address and time...

    --Matt
     
  11. Nathan

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    If I can find a ride I'll pop in...otherwise, good luck and godspeed.
     
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    So if anyone wants to watch (or help), we'll be here beginning at 08:00:

    1518 noe bixby rd. columbus, OH 43232

    If anyone needs directi0ns or anything, text me at: 614-580-7003
     
  13. Minidave

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    So, did you get it out? Where are the pics? any blood spilled along the way? :biggrin5:

    I don't remember if I mentioned it before, and it's probably too late now, but I always advise taking lots of pics before you disassemble something complicated. For the inexperienced mechanic (and sometimes even for an experienced one) they can be invaluable when you start putting it together again! Little things like how and where wires are run, what color wire goes on which side of the coil, how that spring went on the throttle linkage and so on, especially if the car will be down for a while.

    Good luck!
     
  14. ImagoX

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    All I gotta say is...

    YEAH, BABY!!!

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    Nathan I think the above picture should be in teh calendar next year. That is one helluva motor in that Mini!! lol
     
  16. ImagoX

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    I'd be OK with it.... :)
     
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    Anybody know where I can find a nice cooler? Thinking about making a tribute to the leaning tower of Pizza... ohh looks like someone already did it :(
     
  18. Minidave

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    Yes, but where did the little Mini motor go?
     
  19. Nathan

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    It's in the coolers...
     
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    I think you have to keep your intercooler in a cooler if you remove it from the engine.
     

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