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#1 s00049643

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 12:58 PM

well lads, just getting a chance to start one of these diarys now. i am a 20 year old from ireland. i am a coded welder and am currently a mechanical engineering student. as part of my college course i have to do a thesis project and most people do go karts or you have the occasional farm machinary but i opted for something different i decided to do a rwd bike r1 engined mini. i have been on here for a while asking questions and the sort and thanks to everyone here for all there help yea really are nice helpfull bunch of people.
so far on my project (which i am naming taz after the tazmanian devil, she will be a rocket!) i have stripped her down to the bare shell, i have also made up a mock up frame out of box section to see if my measurements are right and bar one or two minor setbacks i am nearly completed i have basically to by pipeing and get bending and welding. i have some photos taken and will attach as soon as i get a chance. i am using a standard mini front subframe and am considering fabricating my own but will complete it using standard one first. i have purchased an carbed r1 engie and it will be couried from england the first week in janurary.

#2 Bungle

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 01:08 PM

sounds a good project

but i want to see some pictures :'(

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 08:05 PM

i have to say some people are very lucky and you are one. good luck, keep us posted with ots of pictuers and hope it all turns out well

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 09:17 PM

in no particular order a few pics of car and progress

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 10:24 PM

in no particular order a few pics of car and progress


my oh my oh my, you do have a lot of work on that car :w00t:

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 09:54 AM

she is getting a fibreglass front end a fiberglass boot, i have two reconditioned doors for her, have to replace inner sills have them made up already have to replace outer sill on passenger side that is ordered. i hope to be completed by end of march

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 03:30 PM

hi, nice project,just noticed your from sligo, where abouts in sligo are you? i live in kent most of the year, but weve got a farm in co. sligo near tubbercurry, i spend about 4 months a year in sligo and we usally take a big van accross so if you need any second hand mini spares just pm me and i can see if ive got the bits and let you know when i'm coming over... just a thought, but have you considered mounting the engine in the front and making it front wheel drive? its a pretty staight forward build ? i'm gonna start to convert a standard front subframe to take a cbr1000 engine in the new year... good luck.....frank

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 08:03 PM

no she has to be rear wheel drive i love my doughnuts thanks for offer. i am also going restoring another mini. i am from two miles outside the town. when you coming again

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 03:58 PM

Good to see another Irish member on TMF!

Project looks great, will be the 1st bike engined Mini I know of in Ireland!

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 03:26 PM

ya should be good. i got my engine on thursday will post pics soon. i am going up to pic up a new front subframe this week also. hope to have it done by mtm in may! the next mini on the cards is a space framed 2 litre sierra cosworth mini if it can be done i will do it!

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 09:17 PM

see below

Edited by s00049643, 15 February 2007 - 09:18 PM.


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Posted 15 February 2007 - 09:17 PM

hope this works it should be a copy of the CAD drawing which i have done for my frame (the above word document has a copy and pasted section of the drawing from cad

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 09:48 PM

hey chris, hope the projects coming on. i may have sourced the diff setup you wanted, my mate use to race an xr4x4 twin turbo and he's pretty certain he's got the complete back axle setup hidden in his barn somewhere, if you still need this setup let me know and i'll get him to have a look for you. i wont be coming back to ireland for another month or two though. if your interested just pm me...cheers...frank




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