Weekend Warrior

mostly about cars, driving them, fixing them, rating them and occasionally fixing computers, phones and things around the house

Classic Mini Deluxe

A couple of months ago I got a call from neighbor because her classic mini deluxe wouldn't start. I don't think I have ever even touched a mini. I have always liked them though, I find them quite cute. I wouldn't have one as a primary car but I wouldn't mind having one just for fun. She says she paid R20k for hers. I don't if that's worth it or not, but it looks freshly or at least recently painted. Needless to say I don't have 20k though.

So I went and started to look into why it wasn't starting. It was spinning fine so it wasn't the battery. I had to orient myself a bit because there is a bunch of things like the choke that aren't working on this car. So found the carb, visually evaluated which line I think feeds it, removed that line and started the car to see if it would have fuel coming out, which it did. So not fuel.

Went just looking through the electrical system, just unplugging things and looking at them. One of these was the distributor, which for some reason had water droplets all over it. I have no idea why. I got a paper towel and wiped it dry and the thing came to live. I see it still around now which is cool. I think I will have 1 some day.

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