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#46 johnR

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 08:12 AM

Excellent progress - when do you hope to have it finished?



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Posted 23 May 2020 - 07:32 PM

Excellent progress - when do you hope to have it finished?


The only thing stopping us taking it out are the arches, inner rear arches and the windscreen so hopefully soon!

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 01:26 PM

Almost there now. This week we fitted the windscreen, wiper linkages/motor and brightwork to the front. Still waiting for that elusive box from Carbon Weezel which is essentially the only thing stopping her going out. In the mean time we've still got to work on the brake bias, fettle the inner rear arches, wire the heated windscreen, fit the screen wash bottle and passenger seat/harness. Decided against fitting the rear glass and we've ordered polycarbonate replacements from ACW. Makes sense since everything else except the windscreen is.

 

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(undecided on whether we'll fit a rear valance yet..)

 

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Very pleased with the tint top windscreen. It also went in much easier than some we've done in the past thankfully!

 

Thanks for looking,

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 02:34 PM

give it laldy indeed  :D

 

Superb !!

 

personally, i think the back end needs something on it to finish it off  (some kind of diffuser tray might be an alternative to the standard valance)



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Posted 29 May 2020 - 06:48 PM

give it laldy indeed :D

Superb !!

personally, i think the back end needs something on it to finish it off (some kind of diffuser tray might be an alternative to the standard valance)


Thank you! Ive got a rear bumper coming with the arches but I still think it’s going to need under it, we’ll see how temps are before committing!

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 07:35 AM

Cracking build. I see what looks like a hydraulic handbrake. Is that right?
May have an MOT issue if it is but suppose it depends on the tester at the time....

Good to see lock down progress..

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 04:39 PM

Cracking build. I see what looks like a hydraulic handbrake. Is that right?
May have an MOT issue if it is but suppose it depends on the tester at the time....

Good to see lock down progress..


Thanks, you’re right it is indeed a hydraulic handbrake. It wasn’t our original plan but the discs/callipers/wheels that came made things awkward to for other cable options. Not ideal but like you say tester on the day..

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 07:49 PM

Great build.

Are you using the 240mm rear discs? They look pretty much the same as mine. Do you have any idea what they are off?

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 08:12 AM

As for wheels, I had the same problem.

I went to Minispares and checked all these inside of the wheels, the only ones they had in that would fit were the JBW Mambas, so thats what I've got now.

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 07:56 PM

Great build.

Are you using the 240mm rear discs? They look pretty much the same as mine. Do you have any idea what they are off?

Thank you! Yeah they are 240mm. I'm not sure what they are off but I'm pretty sure it's just a brake kit from Wilwood.

 

As for wheels, I had the same problem.

I went to Minispares and checked all these inside of the wheels, the only ones they had in that would fit were the JBW Mambas, so thats what I've got now.

Yeah I spoke with JBW about it a while ago but since we've just decided to stick with hydraulic hand brake for now it's not an issue at the moment.



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Posted 04 June 2020 - 02:53 PM

Been doing a bit more digging on the brakes.

May be some use to you in the future, the discs are 240mm, from a Sierra or Escort, they come in at 24mm thick.

I got a pair of new ones and have had them machined down to 21.5mm and had the bolt holes drilled out slightly.

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 07:39 PM

Been doing a bit more digging on the brakes.

May be some use to you in the future, the discs are 240mm, from a Sierra or Escort, they come in at 24mm thick.

I got a pair of new ones and have had them machined down to 21.5mm and had the bolt holes drilled out slightly.


Yeah and you can also use Saco VTS - there’s a choice of holes on our rear swing arms to accommodate either. I hate the same problem with those and the wheels though!

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 11:44 PM

 

give it laldy indeed :D

Superb !!

personally, i think the back end needs something on it to finish it off (some kind of diffuser tray might be an alternative to the standard valance)


Thank you! Ive got a rear bumper coming with the arches but I still think it’s going to need under it, we’ll see how temps are before committing!

 

 

Bit here on mini aero including rear valance - http://www.theminifo...cs-of-the-mini/


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Posted 16 July 2020 - 08:22 PM

Well we finally had her out on the road yesterday. Arches, rear bumper and mirrors from Carbon Weezel fitted, inner rear arches fitted, passenger seat in and steering column adjusted for a better driving position. We haven't bothered fitting the rear windows yet because there's every chance things will need played with after she's done a few miles.

 

So far so good anyway, about 10 miles done and the only problem was a number plate bulb blew, which blew a fuse and lost the sidelights. I'd say a good start overall. LSD is pretty noisy when you're turning so I've ordered some additive to hopefully reduce that. A thorough check over to make sure nothing has loosened and I'll have her out again when the weather dries. Delighted, hopefully get some videos soon.  :D

 

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Posted 16 July 2020 - 09:26 PM

congratulations on a fantastic build - look forward to seeing some footage of this being put through it's paces on the highways and byways up there






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