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#1 Alburglar

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 08:06 PM

EDIT BIKE BUILD STARTS ON PAGE 19. BEFORE THAT IT'S ALL A-SERIES

Here he is in all his glory.
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Posted 31 August 2004 - 08:07 PM

And from the back
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Posted 31 August 2004 - 08:07 PM

that is a cool car. that is a big ass.

mine used to be that colour.

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 08:08 PM

Carbon fibre interior
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Posted 31 August 2004 - 08:11 PM

Bought him at Southern Mini Days and have been sorting a few niggles out.
Mainly because it was sold as a non-runner.
Luckily this was just because it had been sat since 1999 and so needed new fuel and a new battery.

Also the last owner had not realised that the electronic ignition was turned off, hence no spark, tee hee.

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 08:14 PM

I bought it for £3,000
However it was not all good news. It was sold to me as a 1340 mg metro engine and box all professionally gas flowed skimmed and polished with kent 276 cam, omega pistons, LCB, RC40, fully lightened and balanced.

... Too good to be true, well it was...

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 08:20 PM

Have had the engine out and looked at by Bill Richards Racing (mini race car prep)
He gave me the bad news.
I had been conned!
Engine and box were off a f*cking austin allegro. But worst still is that there are no Omega's, just really cheap sh#te pistons and cheap crank, conrods and bearings that don't even match. So engine won't last too long.

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 08:47 PM

But not all bad news:
Knew I had to replace the gear box anyway and now have 4 straight cut gears in A+ casing. It does have a Kent 276 cam, it has a mildly gas flowed and polished Coopers S head overbored +60thou to 1330cc.
Flywheel is lightened but is a bit cack.
And all the external stuff is good.
It should be back on the road in a couple of days and I can then turn my attention to SMURFY again.

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 08:48 PM

that is a cool car. that is a big ass.

mine used to be that colour.

It's called FIAT Green.

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 08:50 PM

And here is what I just bought on ebay:

EATON M45 SUPERCHARGER

THIS SUPERCHARGER WAS REMOVED FROM A BRAND NEW MINI COOPER S, AS IT HAD THE JOHN WORKS CONVERSION CARRIED OUT.

COULD EASILY BE FITTED TO MOST OTHER VEHICLES AS IT IS BELT DRIVEN.

Winning Bidders:Only bid if you intend to pay. Payment required within 5 days of auction ending. Buyer to collect or pays P&P. I accept cash, cheque, postal order or Paypal - GBP only, no other currency. Overseas winners welcome, I accept Paypal only.

Good Luck Bidding

(PS: This Bid is only for the Supercharger it does not include the belt or the cover, in the picture)

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 08:51 PM

are sorry to hear you got conned mate, minty looks mean good.

is the engine sorted or you to get a new one?

what impressions have you got from people when you drive it?

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 09:02 PM

Engine will still be quick just not the mutz nutz one i thought I had bought. So keeping it for a bit. Gonna save up for a 1380 build with my super charger on it.

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 09:26 PM

Got a lot of work to do though so I'll keep you all posted.

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 09:32 PM

god dam it, why can't people just be bloody honest.

have you spoken to the bloke you got it from? surely he f***ing knew.

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 09:50 PM

Yeah he knew.
I spoke to Hodson Engineering (they made the engine) and he remembers doing the build for the guy I bought it off. This was in 1999 too! He said "yeah I remember that guy, he was as tight as arse holes! He wouldn't spend any money on it"

I would take him to small claims court but HODSON have got no build spec of the engine, so he would just blame them pretending that he got conned.

Not too fussed tho as It's worth what I paid for it.




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