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#31 Smiler258

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:14 PM

Stunning! Gotta be concourse! Ace work!



#32 Petrol

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:40 PM

Attention to detail takes time and I can see a lot of time has gone into this build. Good job guys :thumbsup:

 

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 05:12 PM

Thanks for all the comments guys

 

I never started out trying to get the Mini to this level

Attention to detail soon grabs you and you strive to do the best you can.

 

I think my standards have changed as the build has gone on..



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:04 AM

Beautiful.

Any updates?

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:24 AM

Only a few little updates

 

Carb was stripped

A mate took it to his Kart workshop and put it in his ultrasonic cleaner

This removed all the gunk that had built up over the years

 

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I ground most of the sharp edges off the inlet / outlet manifold left by casting

 

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Then the manifold & carb were put back on the Mini

 

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One of the other cars I have needed some work for MOT

Ruby had to come out of the garage onto the drive for a while

She only came out because it wasn't raining  LOL

 

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Once back in it was on with getting the front half of the wiring loom in place

All wrapped with a fabric tape

Earth lugs all redone & soldered on

 

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Jack re did all of the bullet connectors where it connects to the rear part of the loom

 

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But to be honest we were not that happy with them

So we chopped them off & soldered them in place


Edited by Cookiez, 01 October 2015 - 02:13 PM.


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:31 AM

Id got a few little bits to paint the other day

 

Jack asked if I could spray his bike frame at the same time

 

Obviously he wanted it the same colour as Ruby  LOL

 

He spent the day prepping the bike frame

 

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A quick blast of etch primer then some wet on wet action with the top coat & here you go

Colour coordinated Mini & BMX 

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Kids eh, things you do for em

 

Not really a Mini update, but I hope it gives you an idea of what I have to put up with..


Edited by Cookiez, 01 October 2015 - 02:20 PM.


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:38 AM

Seats and door cards are back from the trimmers

 

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Then we had a go at starting her up

 

No exhaust, no timing set up, mixture set roughly where we thought it should be

 

Turned it over a few times with no plugs in 5 seconds at a time to get oil everywhere & pull some fuel through to the carb. after that we put the plugs in but left the coil disconnected and went to 10 seconds of cranking.  then we connected the coil, I held the choke on as we have no cable yet.

 

There she blows.

Jack even had a smile on his face

 


Edited by Cookiez, 01 October 2015 - 02:21 PM.


#38 samg2007

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:47 AM

This. is. AMAZING



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:49 PM

Now that Jack has tried the seat in

I don't like the look of the seat brackets

 

A quick think & a small modification later we have this, Just got to do the other 3 now

 

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I think it looks better

Not many will notice.

 

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Edited by Cookiez, 01 October 2015 - 02:23 PM.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 04:18 PM

Right

 

Now its time to finish off the wiring

God this can be time consuming

 

Everything works, Jack didn't want the interior light in so we removed that.

 

We have run audio cables down the drivers side roof and straight into the boot

Boot pin for the alarm also goes down here

 

Alarm also in, just need to mount proximity sensors under the carpet.

 

 

 
100%
 

Still no exhaust

It goes on Saturday or Monday to have this made.



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 08:01 AM

On the ramp at the exhaust company

 

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Jack fitting bottom dashboard rail

 

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Headlining goes in next,

 

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This is after the first day, just letting it settle

 

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Then Glass

 

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Then onto the carpets

 

 

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April the 1st, the old trick with a stand out of gaffa tape, Jack said it didn't fool him. he had to change his pants tho

 

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 08:27 AM

Looking awesome!

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 08:40 AM

Great work mate ;-)

It has defiantly come a long way and now it looks absolutely mint. Very nice Mini..



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:03 AM

Couple of pics of the exhaust

 

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Doors on

 

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She looks so small

 

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Door Cards Fitted

 

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Cardboard template for heel board & speakers

 

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She has to have a final visit to the body shop soon, one of the seam strips has moved a little.

 

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Wont be long now tho.....

I keep saying 2 weeks

 

 


Edited by Cookiez, 01 October 2015 - 02:35 PM.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:02 AM

Great project guys. Really impressed with the extra attention to detail! It looks fab!





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