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#31 3ltrmini

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 03:35 PM

Great build mate ! nice to see another car that is as much work as mine was, dont loose direction with it as its great fun once its on the road,i have done 17,000 miles in mine since i built it 4 years ago and it still makes me smile every time i take it out..It will bite your ass a few times when you first get it running but trust me it will be worth it...



#32 gordo1983

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 10:09 AM

progress I very slow at the moment.however have started building a new rear subframe as wasn't happy with the first one.

#33 1293gt

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 12:01 PM

Keep up the good work!



#34 Petrol

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 09:32 PM

 

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Holy moly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Never ever thought I would see this - a CA in a Mini

 

ok few changes to the car. built a jig and going to build a new rear subframe using a mix of nissan s13 and s14 parts.

 

Much respect, The CA can be a bit temperamental with BE bearings and the poor breather system. I rebuilt my CA a couple of years ago and it's not the easiest engine to get right. It can be done though. I also have an S14a that I rebuilt about 7 years ago so I know my way around the SX's ;D

 

Good luck with this and I have subscribed :proud:

 

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#35 gordo1983

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 09:05 AM

Thanks.I plan to fit new bearings and valve stem seal. Engine has done around 80000 mile but been off the road for 6 years.

#36 Ben_O

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 01:59 PM

I don't usually look in the engine conversion section but glad i did.

 

Looks like the foundations of a brilliant car.

 

Good luck with the rebuild.

 

Ben



#37 gordo1983

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 09:18 AM

Thanks. Hopefully get a push on with it soon. Just need to decide on wheel size 13 or 15.

#38 gordo1983

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 07:37 PM

Subframe almost done. Attached File  IMG_20140523_220532.jpg   49.12K   47 downloads

#39 Rosco5000

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 07:49 PM

That looks good so far.  insane set up with 300hp it will be a quick car. What are your plans for the final look?  is it going to be really wide on 13s?



#40 chipster196

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 08:17 PM

rwd engine conversion and a standard front! that makes me erect!!!! truly awesome work



#41 gordo1983

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 08:38 PM

Thanks guys. Final look I really can decide on. Been thinking of fortec kit with 15x8.5 japan racing jr12 wheels. But not 100% sure yet.

#42 yeti21586

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 09:26 PM

Intriguing, will keep an eye on this

#43 gordo1983

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 09:01 PM

Rear subframe pretty much ready. Next job is cutting out the rear floor.
Can't seem to attach picture says file is to big

#44 Petrol

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 10:14 PM

Look forwards to the pics if you can get em posted :D



#45 mini_matt_106

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 10:05 AM

This is awesome! Always wanted a front engine RWD mini!




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