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Mk1 1961 Rebuild Project,not For The Faint Hearted

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#46 Mini Basher

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 08:45 AM

Sorry for the late rely, been really busy at work, where the inner wing meets the seems to fit ok at the moment, bearing in mind it is clamped in place at the moment.



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Posted 24 October 2018 - 11:22 PM

Well it's been awhile since my last update so hear we go, couldn't get a replacement bulkhead crossmember for a Mk1 so had to cut of both ends and fabricate new ends fro scratch
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With both end rebuilt then I could fit the inner wings

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Once the wings were welded in place I decided to take a break from the welding and did some work on the engine and gearbox, so I started of by stripping down the engine

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So its a complete strip down and rebuild by the looks then


Edited by Mini Basher, 25 October 2018 - 09:37 AM.


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Posted 24 October 2018 - 11:24 PM

So now the engines in bits, what to do? Stripped the gearbox down and placed an order with Mini Spares and built myself a 4 syncro straight cut box with central oil pickup and cross pin diff with 3.44:1 ratio and a set of 1:1 straight cut drop gears, unfortunately I didn't get any picture of the finished box before it was reattached to the engine.

Now the engine was a different kettle of fish altogether, it was completely stripped and sent away for a rebore +20, new flat top pistons, the head

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was also sent away to have some work done, new hardened seats, new valve guides and valves and a skim. 

when all the bits came back the engine was treated to a coat of BMC green then the assembly began, new SW5 cam, variable cam gear and duplex chain, upgraded rockershaft and forged rockers, the carbs underwent a complete strip down and rebuild as well

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Heres some pictures of the finished article

 

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Ill do some more updates later as a lot more has happened since I last posted

 

Andy


Edited by Mini Basher, 25 October 2018 - 10:10 AM.


#49 CharlieNZ

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 08:47 AM

That's beautiful, nice work!



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Posted 26 October 2018 - 06:23 PM

Niiiiiiiiiice. Who did the block work..?

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 09:26 PM

Thanks for the comments guys, Jamesquintin I used a company in Hereford called Phoenix Engineering

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