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#1 wagon_rider

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 04:06 PM

Performed some mini upgrades over the years, now hoping to go on a mega diet and power hike, thought you might like to see.

 

Classic 998 mini - about 650kg, and about 40bhp (30? :D) (61bhp/ton)

 

R1 Freestyle, diet version - can I hit 400kg and 180hp? - 450bhp/ton

 

 

Here it is after passing it's IVA in full fat classic 998

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but now going into diet "essential only" mode

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More to come over the next few months :)



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 08:07 AM

a day of messing about with drills n stuff...
 
stage 1 - 50x50 box - mitered into a few sizes (30 degree cut and also 45 degree cut) depending on position. I'm going to use the longer ones at the front where i have removed more steel underneath to save double weight.... or something...
 
stage 2 - box linished to a nice profile then drilled 10.5. 
 
stage 3 - 25mm bar, cut to 44-45mm length, linished to size, then drilled to 10.5
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m10 10.9 bolts to finish.
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Mounts with next stage - bracing for subframe and engine end - 5mm plate, welded onto the end of 32mm tube, again 10.5 hole for bolts.
 
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Subframe progressing - I don't have a mini bonnet to fit under - so i'll make full use of an extra 150mm. Bracing next
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T45 for the new rear end :)
 
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#3 wagon_rider

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 08:08 AM

No going back now!! rear end has been detached :D
 
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Spent a while messing about notching the tubes... exact length TBC
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Think this time i'm going add bracing. never really liked how it was originally, in my structural engineering mind... will I hit the tyres though....?
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Also need to consider the seat belt brace too. Air box might be in the way
 
Trial position
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Mor T45.... Going to make a kind of triangulated tube thing to hold in the motor
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More soon :)


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 03:14 PM

this brings back some memories...more A series based though as my Bro brought one when they first came out back in the day. Unfortunately it never got finished :(



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 11:57 AM

You don't see many of them about anymore, hardly ever pop up on ebay even.

 

Hard to believe I've had this for 7 years..... where did that time go.....



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:19 PM

Will be a fun little car with the upgrades. :-)



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:20 AM

I hope so :)

 

Small but exiting update - Diff stage 1....

 

 
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Back order 10 weeks from minispares, but came after 6 :)


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 01:12 PM

Chilly in the shed last night!! 
 
R1 Cradle Stage 1
 
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This weekend I mocked up my diff cradle from a drawing supplied by the Westgarage.
 
 
 
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Its maybe a little too tall, but i'm thinking it'll just about work if its "upsidedown" at a jaunty angle. It cant really be much smaller (required cog size to get a half reasonable gearing), and then it gets complicated with angles of drive shafts.
 
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Need to strengthen the subframe back up before I can continue.... uuugh more ££££ :D


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 03:21 PM

Nothing much to report, been a bit under the weather and a bit skint lol!
 
However my fuel tank I ordered some time ago arrived
 
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Which I am almost pleased with - seems to have been a little measurement error somewhere..... sigh.
 
I intend on welding in the R1 sender unit, which will give me my low fuel light, baffle, and pump.
 
And on the top is a manual level gauge :)


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Posted 09 February 2018 - 11:17 AM

Bit more progress not involving spending :D
 
First up - sump for the pump...
 
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Bastard bit of alloy took some cutting. I was going to get it cnc'd but then i went at it one afternoon, and stupidly wouldn't let it defeat me!!!
 
 
 
Next - something that has always upset me - the pedal box.
You can see in this old pic, the clutch pedal was almost in the passenger foot well when I bought it - made for a nasty driving position, but it was a job i thought i'd leave post IVA.
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you might notice it's had a hard life :D
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Even being moved over 30mm to the right (lol look how squint the throttle pedal is too) the spacing was still crap.
 
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Everything wonkily welded :(:(
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So some cutting, grinding, drilling later, the pedal was now secured in its new position on the pivot
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and at 90degrees! 
 
Need to de tigerseal the rubbers and fix the throttle and we should be all level  :cool:
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Budget sequential shifter :cool:
 
 
(and 3/4 of budget corner weighing set :D)

 






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