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 Posted: Mar 16, 2017 02:44PM
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Last post: Mar 25, 2017
Member since:Feb 19, 2008
Thanks for the help guys. I will definately do some more research. I also reached out to one of the forum members in hope for some help. I'll keep you guys posted as I work to get my baby back on the road

 Posted: Mar 14, 2017 04:55PM
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Member since:Feb 26, 1999
most bags will be SAE. I think your bags could be metric. You might need adaptors or replace the ends on the hard lines.  Try a bolt into one of the bag hose ends and see if it's SAE or Metric.

 Posted: Mar 14, 2017 12:45PM
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Member since:Aug 15, 2002
Check out the Austin America website.  ADO16 has some information posted regarding repair.


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 Posted: Mar 14, 2017 10:06AM
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Member since:Feb 7, 2006
I think Dr Mini (in AUS) Kevin has good luck re conditioning a few by drilling and tapping the main hole and inserting a fitting to attach the hose to. He may chime in but has not been here in a while.

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: Mar 14, 2017 08:36AM
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As far as I know reconditioning of Hydo units consist of new hoses paint and test? There is not much else can be done as they are sealed units with no sevicable parts........so good used ones are really just as good as reconned ones as long as they don't leak!!

Mini's are like buses they come along in a bunch

 Posted: Mar 14, 2017 04:54AM
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Member since:Apr 30, 2009
Used bags are possible but just as 'risky" to fail as your original ones. the rubber lines still have a ' life'

I would go ahead and send for 'reconditioning ASAP' and be done with it for another 50 Years.   The sooner they receive they can turn them around.  I had a set refurbished  last year and it took 3-4 weeks door to door.


 Posted: Mar 13, 2017 08:50PM
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If it's stopping a car from getting on the road, I have a set that I might be able to "loan" as a last resort. Try other options first though if you'd be so kind

 Posted: Mar 13, 2017 02:17PM
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Member since:Oct 4, 2013
I think someone has hydro bags again.. saw in MINI WORLD.. last year?? I know debbie franks as few sets. later bc

 Posted: Mar 13, 2017 10:28AM
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Member since:Nov 12, 1999
What is wrong with the ones you have?

 Posted: Mar 13, 2017 10:04AM
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Yes I have a friend who has (or had) two sets.  I'll send him this post!  He's on here now and then....


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 Posted: Mar 13, 2017 09:02AM
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Last post: Mar 25, 2017
Member since:Feb 19, 2008
Hi All -

Dumping some time and $ into my 1969 Innocenti and would love to keep the suspension original as opposed to swapping over to dry. I have reached out to Kip Motorsports for a hydrolastic rebuild but am a little concerned that it could take up to 2 months to complete the job. Trying to see if maybe someone on this board can help out with some tested bags that hold pressure. Please let me know if anyone has ideas.