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#31 Tamworthbay

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:13 PM


Throttle cable's gonna be pretty long!

Short compared to a lot of stuff, even stuff like 911s would be significantly longer. Then think about something like a VW type 2, the cable is nearly 1 1/2 times as long as a mini! As for rear engined buses............

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:53 PM

Not in work today, so got a good few jobs done.

Ripped apart the spare old front subframe, cleaned all parts etc and built up the new rear front subframe, figured out a front mounting system for it, and fitted a temporary upper mount bar (until i get the roll cage started)
And built up the other 2 swivel hubs with all new ball joints, seals and bearings.

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#33 zuluaga63

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:14 PM

whaaat ! i want a fiver glass mini !!

#34 domdee

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:57 AM

looking forward to this build!

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 02:25 PM

Engine mounted :-) (the front mounts will be revised once the cage is in)

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:12 AM

And finally!

My Diff is complete.

I am running a standard mini diff open, lubed with dry chain lube - This is not a track car and i dont expect to be spinning up one wheel a lot so should do the job nicely - I could always swap it for a sealed quaif later on if it proves problematic.

This would have happened quicker, however drilling hardened steel is impossible, so i had to get it spark-eroded.

 

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#37 dribble

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 10:48 AM

keep up the good work dude. ;) 



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:38 PM

Drum roll.....


engine / diff / rear subframe complete :-)

 

 

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#39 Willy_sa

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:41 PM

That looks great!



#40 Camshaft1982

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:40 PM

Nice work. That is going to be a lot of fun to drive.

Having a front subframe in the rear is going to make alignment adjustments rather easy as well.

#41 seancv1

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:30 AM

Looking good just waiting on an update !

#42 darkcat

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 05:27 PM

Its on hold a bit while a rebuild my daily mini's engine, nearly done  :-)



#43 megamini_jb

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 03:05 PM

Hi, sorry if I've missed it... Where did you get the shell from? My dad is looking for one just like this

#44 darkcat

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 10:06 PM

AND I'M BACK IN THE ROOM!

so the daily mini took a LOT more work than i thought. 

anyhoo, now im back on the plastic one :-)

more to follow............................
 



#45 MiniLandy

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 12:13 AM

Seem to have missed this, an interesting project!

 

One thing I can't help but think though, isn't having the engine mounted above the crownwheel going to put the centre of gravity quite high?







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