Just an update. She is on her way to get some TLC in the form of a new fuel pump, & carb rebuild. I just don't have the time and didn't want it to become a long term project so I am having someone else do it for me. That way hopefully by the weekend I am out enjoying the weather in my baby.
Got up this morning to take the car in and get the carb tuned so I can pass emissions. But I backed the car out of the garage and noticed a line of dripped fluid. Popped the hood thinking it could be radiator leakage...nope. So I got down on the ground to smell the fluid and it was fuel. Looked under the hood again and bam the fuel pump was leaking all over the place. Needless to say the car went back in the garage and I have a new fuel pump and a carb rebuild kit shipping out today. Tonight I will begin the breakdown so that when the parts arrive I can throw them on and get partying. Glad it happened in the driveway instead of while I was out and about.
Just a little something I had sent to me from Japan. Looking forward to giving it a try.
Just a few pics of how she looks sitting outside the office. Oh and today I had an interesting experience. Drove the kids to school and as I was driving the girls something sounded really bad from the front passenger side. So bad that I ended up pulling over to investigate. Looked under the wheel well and saw metal. What could that be? Wait for it......it was the antenna! It had dropped so far that it had caught itself on the front tire and was making all sorts of noise. Pushed it up and all was good in the world again.
Sorry it's been a while since I updated the page. I have the registration almost all done (just need to pass emissions) and then this baby will be totally legal. I should have the new US Title in the next week or so, and we are good to go. But while I have been trying to get all the paperwork finished, I gave it a nice polish and wax and cleaned it all up. She is a BEAUTY!!
Welcome my 1991 Mini Cooper from Japan! This is BRG (British Racing Green) with a white roof, sitting on 10" steel wheels that have been painted cream. Something that sets Japanese minis apart from almost all other minis is the fact it has AC! Also, the front wing mounted mirrors are a dead giveaway that it is from Japan. This car has the 1275cc motor and was the last year of the carburetor before it went to an SPI motor. It runs and drives fantastic! The dash has been converted to an earlier style dash (center speedo) which I prefer. I will post up some better photos later today or if not today, next week. Now the journey of getting it registered here in the US begins! Enjoy!
It is official, my 1975 Leyland Cooper is off to it's new owner. I was sad to see it go, but I found a buyer that wants to restore it to it's original glory and I look forward to watching the transformation. Last night I said goodbye to the amazingly fun little car that I worked on in my garage for 2 years. My wife was the last to sit in the drivers seat and enjoy the ride.
Just an update on my "Something Wicked This Way Comes" comment. This little baby is on it's way across the sea and should be on my doorstep by the end of Feb or beginning of Mar. This will be a perfect summertime car and fantastic for advertising.