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#1 Hegnirst

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:07 PM

As per title,

how do you put four lights across the front of a clubman grille?

thanks :)

Edited by Hegnirst, 21 December 2012 - 10:15 PM.


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:16 PM

I've had a look through my pics and all the works rally Clubman cars have four in a line, none had a two up two down set up.

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It maybe possible to use a similar set up to a Mk1 Escort

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Edited by surfblue63, 21 December 2012 - 11:46 PM.


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:25 PM

  • This is the very famous Clubman of Will Sparrow/Nigel Reaburn in the last Mini to win an International Rally, note the 4 big Lights. spo.Posted Image


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:25 PM

I've had a look through my pics and all the works rally Clubman cars have four in a line, none had a two up two down set up.

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It maybe possible to use a similar set up to a Mk1 Escort

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the first photo didnt come up lol

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:28 PM

  • This is the very famous Clubman of Will Sparrow/Nigel Reaburn in the last Mini to win an International Rally, note the 4 big Lights. spo.Posted Image



ooo i dooo like this one :) very nice :)
i have decided to rally it out, mudflaps, lights, stickers (gotta love em) interior is staying how it is :)
and you'll be glad to know that making the car higher as well :)

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:35 PM

The car in the photo was a full Cooper 'S' in a Clubman shell. It was 1330 cc (IIRC) with twin HS4's. Colour was red with either a black or grey roof maybe (can't remember). It won the Welsh International Rally, the last Mini to win an International Rally. At the time it was up against the Mk.1 Escort, Datsun 240Z, etc. However, Will Sparrow was a real ace Mini driver.
Wheels were 5.5 x 12 and suspension was dry and raised up,about 1/2" all round. It had twin tanks and all the right rally bits. interior was fully instrumented for rallying.
Will & Nigel are very old friends of mine and if you need further details of the specification I'll be having lunch with Will in February and can ask him for more details.
Yours would be ideal for Historic Rallying maybe ;D .

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:42 PM

The car in the photo was a full Cooper 'S' in a Clubman shell. It was 1330 cc (IIRC) with twin HS4's. Colour was red with either a black or grey roof maybe (can't remember). It won the Welsh International Rally, the last Mini to win an International Rally. At the time it was up against the Mk.1 Escort, Datsun 240Z, etc. However, Will Sparrow was a real ace Mini driver.
Wheels were 5.5 x 12 and suspension was dry and raised up,about 1/2" all round. It had twin tanks and all the right rally bits. interior was fully instrumented for rallying.
Will & Nigel are very old friends of mine and if you need further details of the specification I'll be having lunch with Will in February and can ask him for more details.
Yours would be ideal for Historic Rallying maybe ;D .


i would love to turn it into a rally machine BUT because im not actually going rallying, i dont want to start messing with anti roll bars. but i have upgraded all my suspension and brakes so thats ok :) purchasing a new gearbox soon and bigger MG head and a weber so it will sound the part too :P
my only thing is that i love running on 10's and i havnt seen any rally minis on tens, i know some of the reasons why. but as they are wellers i would like to stick with them to be fair :P my arches i have drilled into the body work already so i dont really have the option to change them either :P going well as you can see so far!
what does dry mean by the way? :P

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:49 PM

All Historic rally Minis run 10" wheels as they are the only ones homologated in 1963 to 1967. After 1969 (I think) the 12" was homologated in Group 2 and maybe in Group 1.
Maybe you should go and watch or marshal on an historic rally. That would make you enthusiastic I'm sure.
Your car appears to be a 1973, so would be eligible for 'Post-Historic' class.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:51 PM

All Historic rally Minis run 10" wheels as they are the only ones homologated in 1963 to 1967. After 1969 (I think) the 12" was homologated in Group 2 and maybe in Group 1.
Maybe you should go and watch or marshal on an historic rally. That would make you enthusiastic I'm sure.
Your car appears to be a 1973, so would be eligible for 'Post-Historic' class.

oh right! i always thought they were 12's :P yayyyyyyy i do prefer 10's
1972 on the log book :P hehe

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:52 PM

I'd love to look through your mini photo collection Cooperman

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:59 PM

I'd love to look through your mini photo collection Cooperman


i was just thkning this lolololol

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:16 PM

I did build a 1970 Clubman GT with my buddy Geoff Loos a few years ago. It was at 1330 cc with a Weber 45DCOE, 286 cam, SC CR gearbox, 4.1:1 FDR, X-pin diff, 5" x 10" Minilite replica wheels, etc, and was featured in Mini Magazine. It was very competitive with about 105 bhp at 6400 rpm. I'll try to find a photo of it.
It was sold to Pete Tyson who lives in the Lake District and he has won several events in it.
I like Clubmen rally cars as it's so easy to get to the front of the engine and more room for the oil cooler.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:52 PM

I did build a 1970 Clubman GT with my buddy Geoff Loos a few years ago. It was at 1330 cc with a Weber 45DCOE, 286 cam, SC CR gearbox, 4.1:1 FDR, X-pin diff, 5" x 10" Minilite replica wheels, etc, and was featured in Mini Magazine. It was very competitive with about 105 bhp at 6400 rpm. I'll try to find a photo of it.
It was sold to Pete Tyson who lives in the Lake District and he has won several events in it.
I like Clubmen rally cars as it's so easy to get to the front of the engine and more room for the oil cooler.


yea and me, that was one of the reasons i wanted a clubman :)
i would love a 1330 i think that will com at the end of next year though :)
at the moment its a 1300 metro block, lightened flywheel, 276 kent cam shaft and hopefully getting soon, MG head and a new gearbox with a 2.9 final drive because i like the longer gears and it will make my engine/gearbox last longer :P

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:53 PM

the first photo didnt come up lol


No idea why the first pic didn't load, but I've stuck another one up. It's the car used in the 1970 World Cup Rally.

A couple more four lamped cars

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Here's the Will Sparrow car as it was found a couple of years ago
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and here it is as it appeared this year at the MCR day at Beaulieu after the body had been restored
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Edited by surfblue63, 21 December 2012 - 11:59 PM.


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:59 PM


the first photo didnt come up lol


No idea why the first pic didn't load, but I've stuck another one up. It's the car used in the 1970 World Cup Rally.

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didnt load again dude sorry!




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