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Post by david eastaugh on Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:19 pm

sorry but not recognise him from that

the only one I can recognise from the bury club if jeff rutl-sumthing who now works for one of the mags

postie was you mini the one that kitch rebuilt from a accident damaged one?

you set me thinking how to smuggle a estate past the wife

no dear its not another car its just a figment of your imagination....

its an investment.......

we dont really need a new bathroom do we??

no I dont want a divorce....



far to practical a car the clubby estate - i remember getting a rear subframe with all suspension in the back of mine.



I MISS MY MINI Sad

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Post by mr t on Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:21 am

sorry about your mini ian glad ur ok mate maybe you should tone down the engine tuning next time and go for bigger brakes instead any chance of david blacks details
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Post by gumball on Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:30 am

mr t wrote:sorry about your mini ian glad ur ok mate maybe you should tone down the engine tuning next time and go for bigger brakes instead any chance of david blacks details

Here you go.........

DAVID BLACK
07970034013
SUDBURY
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david@suffolkminis.freeserve.co.uk

David did say it would be ok for us to post his details....

He has quite a bit of mini spares and shells he would like to sell.....
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Post by gumball on Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:08 pm

After 2 full on days Mr Ian temp Ride is ready.....

Fully serviced and now safe to drive...



A little quiz on the last photo of the water pump and fan..??

There are 2 MAJOR thing wrong..??

Who will spot them first..??
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Post by johnnie on Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:14 pm

fan wrongly fitted as is the water pump?
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Post by gumball on Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:20 pm

johnnie wrote:fan wrongly fitted as is the water pump?

you will have to do better than that..

Look closer..... affraid
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Post by Guest on Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:29 pm

The fan is back to front and has nuts as spacers to shift the fan over as some dim-wit has fitted the alternator the wrong side of the water pump.

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Post by david eastaugh on Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:30 pm

alternator is fitted to far to the right so water pump pulley is also offset?

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Post by Guest on Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:33 pm

Is the other fauls that there is no high level brake light? I can see the fitting tape but no light.

There is also a strange person looking at the car...

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Post by gumball on Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:35 pm

TOO LOW wrote:Is the other fauls that there is no high level brake light? I can see the fitting tape but no light.

There is also a strange person looking at the car...

Yes spot on with all that..... and also the strange bloke......lmao..... Laughing
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Post by Ian Nicholls on Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:09 am

Who could you be talking about ?
I have a gut feeling I have seen this car before.
I remember a guy who had one like this with a 998 engine bought from that now defunct cowboy Mini specialist in Norwich whose name escapes me.
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Post by david eastaugh on Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:20 pm

mini farm?

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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:56 pm

Ian Nicholls wrote:Who could you be talking about ?
I have a gut feeling I have seen this car before.
I remember a guy who had one like this with a 998 engine bought from that now defunct cowboy Mini specialist in Norwich whose name escapes me.

Sounds like MiniMania that was on aylsham road. They guy who ran the place was Kevin Harmer... Looked like peter stringfellow lol

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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:57 pm

david eastaugh wrote:mini farm?

James is still going strong mate

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Post by Ian Nicholls on Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:21 pm

Mini Mania
That's the one !
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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:43 pm

Ian Nicholls wrote:Mini Mania
That's the one !

I can almost hear his spurs lmao

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Post by johnnie on Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:15 pm

SHHHHHHHHH You'll spook the horses
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Post by david eastaugh on Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:24 am

I apologise to mini farm

had heard diffeing opinons on his work but I suppose you normally hear the bad opinions rather than the good ones.

I had forgotten all about mini mania

Didnt they have one of the clubs old members ex cars there for a while?

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Post by johnnie on Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:00 am

To be fair to James, although he can get a bad press, he's always been fine to deal with for me.
All I've ever used him for is second hand spares, but, his prices are more than resonable, and everything I've had from the bloke works.
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Post by Guest on Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:07 pm

david eastaugh wrote:I apologise to mini farm

had heard diffeing opinons on his work but I suppose you normally hear the bad opinions rather than the good ones.

I had forgotten all about mini mania

Didnt they have one of the clubs old members ex cars there for a while?

James is ok but like you say you only get to hear about the people who got upset and after being in business for so long you are bound to upset some people no matter how hard you try.
I guess the fact that he has been running for 15+ years must mean he does some good work?

The ex club car was Trevor Jackmans clubman, the one that used to be blue with the large box arches.
Trevor broke the car into spares rather than selling it complete as it was a cut and shut.
Somehow mini mania got hold of it and fitted it out with 1275 running gear and re-sprayed it BRG.
The car was sold to a lad who worked for Anglia television.. needless to say the car was brought back to Kevin for a re-fund but ratrher than re-fund him he offered to re-sell the car for him but as there was no proffit to be had from doing this no real effort was put into a sale and it sat on the side of the lot for nearly 2 years!

When mini mania went under the car vanished! BUT after about another three years it re-surfaced with a pearl red/pink re-spray and was being sold by Robin from RS cars (Kevins old friend).

The car was put on ebay but did not sell, I got news of the car and knew its past so bought it. (cheeeeeeep)
Anyway I stripped her down and found a whole host of nasty welding and shoddy repairs (not done by trevor but the guy who built it before him), My intention was to return her to show form.
I started the roof chop but the more I worked on here the more I found the shell just wasnt structually aligned correctly and would never make a good project base.
I did think about removing the quarters and box arches etc but after much work and deliberation I decided it just wasnt worth carrying on with.

The shell was put on ebay for use as a grass track car or extensive rebuild and was sold for just 82.10.. yup thats all I got for the shell.
The running gear was used in another car.

Trevor made a cracking job of turning this into a concours car as to be honest the base car was just a bodged death trap! although the arches and outer body was great.
I think two people must have built the car prior to Trevor getting it as some work was fantastic and some was just purely horrific.






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Post by david eastaugh on Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:26 pm

how did it end up on c plate

round nose gone square i suppose

trouble with any garages who you go to to have done by it that its always others opinion

maybe the club should have ( if it hasnt been done lately) a list of gaages and companies members have used.

members could list their expeiences good and bad - the good ones get more business and the carp ones hopefully give up and do something else

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Post by Guest on Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:36 pm

david eastaugh wrote:how did it end up on c plate

round nose gone square i suppose

trouble with any garages who you go to to have done by it that its always others opinion

maybe the club should have ( if it hasnt been done lately) a list of gaages and companies members have used.

members could list their expeiences good and bad - the good ones get more business and the carp ones hopefully give up and do something else

The car was a round nose but with clubby wings etc.
I think thats one of the reasons it was on a private reg when T had it.

The back end was a 1979 v and the front was a 85/6 C.

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Post by wingnut on Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:00 pm

Trevor j had an irish plate personalized
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Post by Guest on Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:11 pm

wingnut wrote:Trevor j had an irish plate personalized

TJI something wasnt it?

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Post by wingnut on Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:54 pm

thats all i remember. . You can garantee thers a old pic somewere on this site study
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