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Mexico 2011 Freshen up - NOW WITH (nearly) FINISHED PHOTO'S


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  • 5 years later...

Thought I'd dig out this old post that I started way back in May 2011 when the Mex had a 'freshen up'   10 YEARS AGO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cant believe 10 years has passed since it went in for some much needed TLC, and 10 years later it's still looking good. 

Got some new bits for it to go in once it's had the Gearbox fixed, the box is out at the moment as I've had a trick 5 speed conversion done on the car which meant I could get a Type 9 in without having to change the transmission tunnel .

Finally got some new seats, door cards and a few bits. Once back I'll get some more pics up

Once again, very excited to be back in the Mex.

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Ha! yeah that was quite a wait wasn't it

Due to life, job, moving house, kids etc I lost focus on the car and it just sat in the garage.

Should have it back end of next week, so then I can get tinkering again, and I promise this time I will get some pics rather than wait another 5 years 😁😁

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On 20/08/2021 at 09:39, BaileyMex said:

Ha! yeah that was quite a wait wasn't it

Due to life, job, moving house, kids etc I lost focus on the car and it just sat in the garage.

Should have it back end of next week, so then I can get tinkering again, and I promise this time I will get some pics rather than wait another 5 years 😁😁

Reading that was like something I’d written myself 😂.

i know exactly how you feel.

looks amazing by the way.

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My biggest hinder is time, generally finish work at about 7.30pm, then dealing with family and kids stuff. And weekends are chokka with family and stuff so it's always on the back burner 

 

Plus gearbox has been delayed and not got it back in yet, it'll be worth it. Can't wait to get it fixed whilst we have something that resembles summer 🤣

 

And cheers, love the way it came out  

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9 minutes ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

I love it when you guys refer to your summer! LOL (I dream of summers like yours)

Our weather is so fickle and unpredictable.

When you think it will be cold in February or March we have a hot day, and when planning something in July/August on the assumption the weather will be hot, its chilly and raining!

 

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  • 1 month later...

Had a bit of time the other weekend and managed to have a tinker.

So pleased the custom Type 9 is back in, shortened tail housing to get it into the original tunnel without having to butcher it and still use the original gear stick hole, so much better now it's been rebuilt 

Plus finally got the new seats in, soon comfy, kept the original Mex low backs just in case.

More jobs to do include pop on the new door cards if I can find the lugs I've misplaced 

Put the centre console/coin tray back in. And a few other odds and sods including ordering a new exhaust 

Love it 😀 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, The Transplanter said:

So, it looks like the housing was cut and shortened and the selector shaft shortened also??? Makes sense! Whats going on with the output shaft? Looks akin to the MT75 flange???

Pretty much bang on there 

Mated to a custom prop onto the standard rear axle 

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13 minutes ago, BaileyMex said:

Pretty much bang on there 

Mated to a custom prop onto the standard rear axle 

So, has you prop got a slip joint along its length somewhere? And what made you go that route out of interest?



 

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 Not from memory 

I had the original 2000E box, and always quite fancied a 5 speed, but I didn't want to Chop up the gear stick hole and modify the tunnel, then heard of this conversion that is popular with MG owners for a type 9.

This was an option to use a type 9, modify the box to fit the original hole/tunnel in case I wanted to put it back to standard 

Also opted to the longer 1st gear from Burton and a heavy duty front bearing 

Gotta confess, gearboxes are a type of witchcraft dark art that escapes me  so someone else built it. 😂😂

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4 minutes ago, Xp197777 said:

Looking good mate those seats are comfy I’ve got same ones in my mex 

Yeah I was surprised how comfy they were, still kept the original Mex low backs in the loft though.

 

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7 hours ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

So those arent original to your model then? The certainly look original.

Yep RP & Xp197777, part of a Clubman pack back in the day. Always fancied a pair.
As nice as the original low back vinyl seats are, they are bouncy and offer no support on an enthusiastic corner

 

I just need to order these geezers Hair now 🤣

 

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23 minutes ago, BaileyMex said:

Yep RP & Xp197777, part of a Clubman pack back in the day. Always fancied a pair.
As nice as the original low back vinyl seats are, they are bouncy and offer no support on an enthusiastic corner

 

I just need to order these geezers Hair now 🤣

 

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They are nice seats. They would look good in my Twincam. The original tilting lowbacks are pretty loose when clipped in just with the tunnel hook.

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2 minutes ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

The are nice seats. They would look good in my Twincam. The original tilting lowbacks are pretty loose when clipped it just with the tunnel hook.

That's what mine was, that slither of metal on the tunnel and the whole seat tilted forward.

These also just pivot forward on the same mounts, but with no way to utilise the tunnel hook bit. Seem solid enough the other day though

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6 minutes ago, BaileyMex said:

That's what mine was, that slither of metal on the tunnel and the whole seat tilted forward.

These also just pivot forward on the same mounts, but with no way to utilise the tunnel hook bit. Seem solid enough the other day though

Has to be better than the original mounting arrangement for sure.

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