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viking
viking New Reader
6/4/13 9:13 p.m.

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EvanB
EvanB PowerDork
6/4/13 9:23 p.m.

That is awesome, I love the Revolutions.

What is powering it?

EvanB
EvanB PowerDork
6/8/13 11:50 a.m.

The prince of darkness has struck. When I start it up it will run for a second then all electrical power will die. If I leave it with the ignition on for a few minutes it will come back to life and run fine until I shut it off. It is particularly annoying when I park it to run into a store for a couple minutes and have to wait 5 minutes to get it started.

Kenny_McCormic
Kenny_McCormic Dork
6/8/13 1:29 p.m.

Grounds?

EvanB
EvanB PowerDork
6/8/13 1:31 p.m.

Possible, I'm just confused why bad grounds would kill the electricity only when it is first started but come back after sitting a few minutes?

Kenny_McCormic
Kenny_McCormic Dork
6/8/13 1:34 p.m.

Electricity is a evil, illogical thing. When in doubt, clean/grease the grounds.

EvanB
EvanB PowerDork
6/8/13 2:04 p.m.

Will that kill all power though? When it dies there is nothing, no lights, no cranking, etc.

EvanB
EvanB PowerDork
7/25/13 5:20 p.m.

Guess I never updated this.

The electrical problem mentioned above turned out to be the negative battery cable that was frayed nearly halfway through.

Rally lights!

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi Dork
7/25/13 6:26 p.m.

Sweet!

Ian F
Ian F PowerDork
7/25/13 9:18 p.m.

Cool. I've been driving mine a bit. I had a good long run this past Saturday, but got caught in a down-pour on the way home and think something got messed up in the ignition. #2 is black and #4 doesn't appear to be firing at all. Barely stumbled my way home and ran out of gas 1/4 mile from my house (maybe 60 miles on the tank vs. the 130-ish on the previous tank). no, gas gauge still not working. I'll be ordering a full tune up kit tomorrow along with maybe a ignition shield since I need to be able to drive the car in the rain if necessary.

British cars are fun... but at least the GT6 is running well.

Ian F
Ian F PowerDork
7/26/13 4:45 a.m.

Watkins Glen is mostly why I bought my car. How long I'll own it afterwards is up for debate. It'll probably go up for sale although my asking price will be on the high side.

EvanB
EvanB PowerDork
8/3/13 5:55 p.m.

I think I found one of the problems:

eastsidemav
eastsidemav Dork
8/3/13 7:22 p.m.

Was that an engine mount?

EvanB
EvanB PowerDork
8/3/13 7:26 p.m.

Yep that was the left one. The right one doesn't seem as bad based on movement while jacking the engine up but I'm going to replace it tomorrow while I have the car jacked up.

EvanB
EvanB PowerDork
8/3/13 7:27 p.m.

The one I replaced today is the hardest one to do since you have to remove the radiator.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg UltimaDork
8/3/13 7:54 p.m.

We need to cruise the hills soon Evan

EvanB
EvanB PowerDork
8/3/13 8:02 p.m.

As long as you are ok with cruising at 50mph.

Hopefully once I get the front end all tightened up I can run it a little faster without feeling like it is going to fall apart.

Kenny_McCormic
Kenny_McCormic SuperDork
8/3/13 8:07 p.m.

How bad are these tool wise? IE is it a semi homogenous mix of SAE, whitworth and metric?

aussiesmg
aussiesmg UltimaDork
8/3/13 8:07 p.m.

In the twisty stuff 50 can be very fast, and a Mini is good at twisty stuff

EvanB
EvanB PowerDork
8/3/13 8:19 p.m.
Kenny_McCormic wrote: How bad are these tool wise? IE is it a semi homogenous mix of SAE, whitworth and metric?

So far I have done 95% of the work with only 7/16 and 1/2" wrenches with a 13mm when I can't find the 1/2"

EvanB
EvanB PowerDork
8/4/13 1:32 p.m.

Unsurprisingly the Mini drives much better when the engine is attached to the subframe.

I still have to do the LCA bushings and rear subframe mounts but it is much better than it was.

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