Mini Innocenti 1300 Export

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  1. Dave.0

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    Dave, you killing us. We need more build pictures. :D
     
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    I'm still in the tear down and clean phase right now.....18* outside makes it pretty cool in the garage/shop.....
     
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    Running in place would keep you warm and we would get our build updates.
     
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    Running in place? With my bad knee? running is not even possible! Would a tasty pic of the front subframe back from the coaters do? WP_20181128_15_09_26_ProR.jpg
     
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    Looks good.
     
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    I've been in scrape and clean mode for a couple of days, I've got both sets of front end parts clean, although I'm going to need to clean them further with wire brush on the angle grinder so I can repaint everything. Either that or send them to the powder coater too. I also need to rebuild the calipers, tho I have new caliper kits and new pistons in stock if I need them.

    Interesting that the inner u-joints don't seem to have any way to grease them, which means I'm going to have to take them apart to thoroughly clean and lube them - I was hoping to just pump some new grease in as they feel fine....no stckiness in movement or noise.

    tomorrow I'll do the same with the rear assemblies, so I can take the various parts and the rear subframe up to the powder coater/blaster guy so he can work on them while I'm gone to Oregon for the next 2 weeks or so. I'm hopeful that when I get back it will all be done and I can start re-assembly.

    The last pic is of the front cone and a new one - quite a difference! WP_20181204_15_35_57_ProR.jpg WP_20181204_15_36_04_ProR.jpg WP_20181204_11_51_04_ProR.jpg
     
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    Have a great relaxing 2 weeks away Dave.
     
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    Thanks, my brother and I are driving a car up to his son in Bend, Oregon. From St. Louis. In the winter. thru the mountains. :) We'll be stopping at various friends and family's homes along the way and in Bend, then back south to the Bay area to visit our brother and sister who both live in the area. Then home.
    In the meantime I'm trying to get the last bits cleaned up so I can take them to the blaster/coaters before I leave, so he can be working on them while we're gone. Unfortunately my parts washer ran out of juice, and unless I can get some more tomorrow I may be out of luck. I got one side done tonight..... WP_20181204_22_10_26_ProR.jpg WP_20181204_22_10_43_ProR.jpg WP_20181204_22_10_14_ProR.jpg
     
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    That’s some major crud.
     
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    Exactly what I thought!
     
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    Crud sucks, but it serves a purpose. That greasy carp keeps things from rusting.
     
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    IMG_4760R.jpg WP_20181205_10_54_22_ProR.jpg IMG_4759R.jpg WP_20181205_10_53_56_ProR.jpg The fuel sender came back and WOW!, the guy did a fantastic job, it looks brandy new. Cost me $200 but considering the regular Smith's sender is not compatible with the jaeger gauges and we could not find a Jaeger sender anywhere in the world, we;; you do what you gotta do. Before and after pics. IMG_4759R.jpg IMG_4759R.jpg WP_20181205_10_53_56_ProR.jpg
     
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    Wow that does look new. Quality cost money.
     
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    Two hundred dollars for craftsmanship to repair a irreplaceable item would seem like the deal of the year.
     
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    WP_20181206_17_10_27_ProR.jpg I got the rest of the parts off to the master blasters today and picked up a few bits I had left there before. Getting the rear control arms clean was a MF of a chore - they are hollow castings and someone was overly diligent about greasing the bearings.....normally there's a sleeve inside to conduct the grease from one end of the tube to the other and these were in place, but somehow the entire cavity of the control arm was packed full of nasty hardened up to 45 year old grease! Digging it all out took hours.

    But I got everything done at last and took them to the coaters, they should be done about the same time I get back from Oregon so at that point I should have everything I need to start reassembly.
     
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    Do you like working with powder coated parts versus painted parts ??
     
  17. Minidave

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    Depends on the application but generally, yes. The finish is really smooth and easy to clean if you get greasy paw prints on it......
     
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    Car delivered! Home in a week and back to work on the Inno and Moke….proud father and son in the pic. WP_20181211_10_56_39_Pro.jpg
     
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    Home at last from our Mega trip, had fun meeting up with friends and siblings, got to drive my youngest brother's 2014 Porsche 911 - what a fast, fun car! - and when I got home I got inundated with small dogs for a couple of hours. Today it's back to work, but first I have to do a lot of shop cleanup and tool put away, I left it in a bit of a mess when I left for Oregon, then I should be able to start some assembly again. Most all the parts are back or on the way from England and my partner's place in Tulsa and I picked up the last round at the powder coater's already.
     
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    More parts cleanup in preparation of reassembly, spent most of today putting the Moke rear subframe back together and cleaning up parts for the Inno. Still have a few things on the way yet to get here, but all should be here before Xmas. WP_20181220_17_04_37_ProR.jpg
     

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