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 Posted: Apr 17, 2017 10:53AM
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Last post: May 18, 2017
Member since:Jul 7, 2015
Paul,
I've got an offer. If it falls through, I'll get back to you.
Jim

 Posted: Apr 16, 2017 07:47AM
PSM
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Member since:Feb 14, 2002
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Jim, I am interested in the green code displacers if you still have them. 
Paul 

 Posted: Apr 14, 2017 01:26PM
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Last post: May 18, 2017
Member since:Jul 7, 2015
It turns out that I had one spare for my car (silver stripe), and two blue code for Tim.
The other four are 21a2008. I think they are supposed to be green code. 64 to 69 Mini and Mini Cooper (not Cooper S).
If anyone can use them let me know.
Jim

 Posted: Apr 12, 2017 08:27AM
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Member since:Jul 7, 2015
Tim,
I'm glad to help.
I can't figure out how to PM you, so email me at:
vr0000m@aol.com
Jim

 Posted: Apr 12, 2017 08:06AM
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Member since:Apr 12, 2017
Quote:
Originally Posted by vr0000m
I've got seven of these in my garage. Found that two have a blue swatch, and one has red. I haven't found any paint on the other four.
From what I have read my car should have silver installed. I haven't verified the installed displacers yet.
I'm planning on pressure checking the lot to see which need work.
If you would consider parting with the 2 blue displacers, please let me know.  Needed to complete a restoration.  Thanks, Tim

 Posted: Apr 6, 2017 05:47AM
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Member since:Jul 7, 2015
I've got seven of these in my garage. Found that two have a blue swatch, and one has red. I haven't found any paint on the other four.
From what I have read my car should have silver installed. I haven't verified the installed displacers yet.
I'm planning on pressure checking the lot to see which need work.

 Posted: Apr 3, 2017 02:43PM
Total posts: 218
Last post: Jun 23, 2017
Member since:Jun 26, 2012
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There is or was a stripe painted on the displacer housing near the top, hose end.  There is also often a dab or blotch of paint inside the top cup, painted on the rubberized surface.  So, two places to look for in determining which you have.  Some bags had one stripe, some had two. 

 Posted: Apr 3, 2017 12:54PM
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I have read that the displacers have a color code. Could someone tell me where to look for that code?
Thanks,
Jim

 Posted: Apr 3, 2017 11:53AM
 Edited:  Apr 4, 2017 01:55PM
Total posts: 62
Last post: Jun 14, 2017
Member since:Aug 15, 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by minimans
There was a genuine factory one on eBay a week ago that didn't sell.Maybe it will come back on? mind you it failed to sell at $330 so it sounds like he wants too much for it.............

I have one here but Sonoma is a bit far I think.....................

I think I paid more than that for mine (original Churchill pump), and it needed work/restoration!

Really though, if anybody thinks $330 is too much to pay for a large specialty factory-made tool for an obscure 50-year-old suspension system on a relatively rare classic car, then they're in the wrong hobby. I can't imagine anybody owning a hydrolastic car that wouldn't want a  Churchill pump for general maintenance..

 Posted: Mar 30, 2017 05:19PM
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Member since:Mar 10, 1999
the austinamericausa site had good info http://members.tripod.com/austin_america/id63.html

 Posted: Mar 29, 2017 04:13AM
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Member since:Apr 26, 2005
I just removed the head from the hard line coming off the grease gun, clamped a high pressure hose to the exposed threads, then push the hose over the valve on the mini and clamp it. The pressure built up in the tube opens the valve on the mini and in turn pumps up the car (when on jack stands). Not additional fittings needed. Be sure the hose is long enough so you can hold the grease gun vertically. I'm also sure to have the mixture in arms length before I start so I can just fill it and monitor it when pumping.

I've done it too many times to my car. It's easy to do. I tried the fittings and connectors but nothing was as successful and leak proof as what's mentioned above.

Good luck!

Mark Looman, Ada Michigan 1967 Austin Cooper S
 Posted: Mar 28, 2017 06:55AM
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Member since:Feb 26, 1999
Would love to see a picture

 Posted: Mar 27, 2017 07:39PM
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my buddy made it  from a grease gun and a resevoir pancake gas can.  He dropped it off with a few plastic totes  a few months before he passed.  I can dig it out and take a pic. You can reverse engineer it. 

 Posted: Mar 27, 2017 05:50PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Minimike1
I"m on the east end of LI and think there's someone closer but if not, I have a home made pump. It will not evacuate the system but will pump it up.
Something like 27 years ago I made one using the compressor from a small refrigerator but can't find it or pieces of it around.  How did you make yours? 

 Posted: Mar 25, 2017 06:12PM
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I"m on the east end of LI and think there's someone closer but if not, I have a home made pump. It will not evacuate the system but will pump it up.

 Posted: Mar 25, 2017 12:32PM
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Last post: Jun 26, 2017
Member since:Oct 8, 2013
There was a genuine factory one on eBay a week ago that didn't sell.Maybe it will come back on? mind you it failed to sell at $330 so it sounds like he wants too much for it.............

I have one here but Sonoma is a bit far I think.....................

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

 Posted: Mar 25, 2017 11:04AM
Total posts: 47
Last post: Mar 25, 2017
Member since:Feb 19, 2008
Hi all -

I had posted a topic regarding the need of replacement Hydrolastic displacers and received some great help from the board in showing me where to go. Ultimately, Minisports from Australia was able tonsupply me with some great Displacers.

http://www.minimania.com/msgThread/121405/1/1/I_know_i_m_reaching_butwho_has_a_set_of_hydro_bags_to_part_with

Now for my next phase I need some help with a Hydrolastic pump. Would love to buy a quality used one or have someone locally that could help. I am in New Jersey and would love some advice on this.

Thanks again for all the help in getting my car back on the road everyone.

Alex