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#16 BronkoMini

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 12:18 PM

Very nice congrats my vans a similar colour but mine is rust


Thanks

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 08:02 PM

A little video:



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Posted 02 August 2015 - 10:56 AM

A little engine bay pic
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I typed in the engine no on guess works and it came up as a 998, which is intresting.
Also need to get a breather catch can as it's just got a loos hose dangling on the bulkhead.
Took out the stupid show cage, had to take out the bucket seats first, wow, that was really hard because the bolts are in an awful place.
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Also took out the massive heavy sub:
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Posted 02 August 2015 - 11:29 AM

why remove the cage? are you getting a new one?



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Posted 02 August 2015 - 01:36 PM

why remove the cage? are you getting a new one?

Because its a show cage and doesn't serve any purpose other than getting in the way and I think it looks terrible.



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Posted 02 August 2015 - 02:23 PM

It'll look so much better without that "cage"

 

Nice van ! :proud:



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Posted 02 August 2015 - 02:28 PM

It'll look so much better without that "cage"

 

Nice van ! :proud:

Yeah it does, the roll bar was so light and the metal so thin and it only had 4 bolts holding it in, so it wouldn't do much. And thanks



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Posted 02 August 2015 - 02:29 PM

Next job is to get some comfy seats and normal seat belts.



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Posted 02 August 2015 - 03:39 PM

Was the motor built there or done here in South Africa?



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Posted 02 August 2015 - 03:43 PM

Was the motor built there or done here in South Africa?

South Africa



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Posted 02 August 2015 - 03:44 PM

Looks so much better without that rollcage (if you can call it that lol)

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 04:05 PM

Looks so much better without that rollcage (if you can call it that lol)

Haha, yeah it does, it was really just a shiney piece of bent tube.



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Posted 02 August 2015 - 04:10 PM

 

Was the motor built there or done here in South Africa?

South Africa

 

I wonder what block they used then. Possibly a GT block. Doubt it's an 'S' item. All the other large bore blocks had a different oil filter position. 



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Posted 02 August 2015 - 05:37 PM

Jared, they had 998 engines in production in SA with the canister oil filter until '74. They were used on the mini 1000 deluxe. So it could be one of those?

 

I'm not sure if the vans used the 998 or 1098 motor at that time.



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Posted 02 August 2015 - 05:43 PM

Jared, they had 998 engines in production in SA with the canister oil filter until '74. They were used on the mini 1000 deluxe. So it could be one of those?

 

I'm not sure if the vans used the 998 or 1098 motor at that time.

It's quoted as a 1380, that's why I'm curious.






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