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1275 Gt Hillclimb Car. My First Non Road Build.

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#1 nicklouse

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 08:26 PM

Some time in the early 90s I got fed up of keeping a hot Mini on the road I decided to build it up as a Mod prod hill car.
I booked a week off work ordered the short motor to suit my head paid for it and got ready to do the build.
Went down to collect the motor on a Friday and it was not ready. Ok no probs I will collect on Sunday I say.

Small problem the builder was getting Married on the Saturday morning. No probs he says come down after lunch and we will get it sorted. Well I ended up building a customers engine while mine was machined and assembled. Left the machine shop at 4 am and the builder went home showered and went of on his honeymoon. Him and his lass had been living together for ten years before the wedding so she was not supprised.
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#2 1968andyf

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 08:37 PM

Great pics mate mine still looks likes that just can't move on from that time

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 09:08 PM

that's awesome! Sorry to go off, but, what arches are they? I'm looking for some like that for my gt :)



#4 Tupers

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 09:11 PM

I like the 1/2" extension bar stuffed into the breather.  :highfive:

 

All these race car threads you're starting have got me looking for spare bodyshells. 



#5 nicklouse

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 09:19 PM

that's awesome! Sorry to go off, but, what arches are they? I'm looking for some like that for my gt :)



Good question. IIRC they were Group 5s from Huddersfield before he really started as a business.

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 05:47 AM

Looks superb I bet it is a great car for hillclimbs.



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Posted 09 April 2015 - 05:52 AM

Sweet looking clubby :)



#8 daenesh

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 07:22 AM

mate where did you get the front clubby lips from? im looking high and low for it..



#9 nicklouse

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 08:02 AM

mate where did you get the front clubby lips from? im looking high and low for it..

they were easy to get back then. Sorry no idea now.



#10 morley

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 04:28 PM

Try absmotorsport.net

 

 

mate where did you get the front clubby lips from? im looking high and low for it..

they were easy to get back then. Sorry no idea now.

 


Edited by morley, 09 April 2015 - 04:28 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2015 - 09:29 PM

Looks awesome! The old pictures are really cool. The subframe mods are clever, with the support bar around the top for the massive radiator.

Do you still own the car?

#12 nicklouse

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 10:05 PM

Long gone. Built the GTM next. See the topic in variants for that.

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 06:23 AM

 

Try absmotorsport.net

 

 

mate where did you get the front clubby lips from? im looking high and low for it..

they were easy to get back then. Sorry no idea now.

 

 

 

thanks mate :)







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