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#1 Monte Busa

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 03:38 PM

My next project, just sort of happened....starting to collect parts as we speak:

What do you get when you mix this:

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With This:

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?

Find out starting this summer...

Cheers,

Monte

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#2 TJenkos

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 03:41 PM

Saw that engine on eBay ;D

This project looks a big sleeper :(

Good luck!!

#3 shawn smith

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 03:44 PM

alot of wheelspin ;D

looks like this is going to be a cracking project mate :(

#4 minipixie

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 03:57 PM

dont know but that mini luks lush!!

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 04:32 PM

shesh hsegushshshsh wsestss\etaat

STOP....SLOW DOWN....


right



now ive calmed down a bit, i'll say this...

THATS GOING TO BE HORNY

#6 clarks.2006

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 05:37 PM

Liking the looks of that when are we going to get the first pics of progress lol dates!

#7 Bungle

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 06:29 PM

are you going to keep the MK1 drums ;D

#8 who_loves_the_mini?

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 08:05 PM

that is going to be sweet. what do you do for a job? i want to do what you do, plenty of cash for minis

#9 Monte Busa

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 12:05 AM

Thanks for the well wishes.

The mk1 was surprisingly cheap - less than 1500GBP...not so the engine though, but I got a very good deal nonetheless (much better than 50% of retail all in with not more than 1500 miles on the clock). Someone whose opinion I trust implicitly looked it over before I bought it too, so it shouldn't have any surprises.

I'm going to keep it very sleeper-esque - and will NOT disturb the mk1 shell as that would be sacrilege as it's it such good shape, nary a sign of rust anywhere, gotta love inland NZ Minis!

The current plans are:

- 10 X 4.5 wheels (Cooper S or Minilate), proper offset for no arches and 165 section tyres (A032 or similar)
- hilos with adjustable shockers or perhaps coilovers, adjustable front links, camber brackets, maybe rear sway bar, possible beam axle rear
- Cooper S discs, S spaced drums rear, (thanks Scurvy!) on a dual circuit system, perhaps bias adjustable fr/rr
- Period instrumentation, perhaps S clocks and smiths ancilliary gauges
- black trim interior with buckets
- period rear cage
- period steering wheel

...and that mega motor under the hood....

Cheers mates,

Monte

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 12:18 PM

Sounds promising!!

I love this sort of "underdog-flair" ;D
MkI + much power = horny!! :(

*waiting for summer* *g*

#11 Monte Busa

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 03:47 AM

Will have an update on this one in about 1 week in the form of a largish crate coming from across the pond as we speak!

...contents TBA :genius:

Cheers,

Monte

#12 Jammy

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 08:32 AM

I'm sorry, am I to understand that your going to have a Monte Carlo AND a Mk1 8 port???? >:genius: Thats just not allowed!!!!



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Posted 29 October 2006 - 09:58 PM

I think you've just described my dream mini....not fair at all!

#14 Monte Busa

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 11:18 PM

Sorry Jammy - already married to a very understanding wife, and yes, a Monte Carlo and an 8 Port - piccies soon to follow of the (cat's out of the bag) long awaited motor.

Cheers!!

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I'm sorry, am I to understand that your going to have a Monte Carlo AND a Mk1 8 port???? >:genius: Thats just not allowed!!!!



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#15 Tomm

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 11:51 PM

Yeish, please provide us with some pictures, your such a tease!




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