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#16 Lipstick

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 03:46 PM

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 03:54 PM

Tell you what though, that passenger seat looks a bit uncomfortable!

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 04:33 PM

Can't really tell from that angle!! :dontgetit:

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 05:20 PM

Hi sorry for the delay, I have only just seen the thread.
The speedster was designed and built by myself Gavin Wakely over 3 years (only supposed to be 3 months !)
Basic run down:
Bespoke front and rear subframes and suspension degined and built by myself.
All steel body (Alluminium boot and bonnet) all up weight 465 Kg again designed and built by me (original idea came from seeing Staurt Gurr's at V-max's speedster)
Full race 1400cc normally aspirated no nos (155 Bhp / 114 Ft Torque) (Swifty & Med engine / gearbox)
I manyly use the car for 1/4 mile, (the fastest aspirated A-series road legal mini 13.1 sec on road tyres no nos)


Castle Combe was a great day as the first trackday I've tacken the car on, car performed very well and many thanks for biging me and car up with the good responses / comments from this site and the Turbo forum.
More than happy to answer anything anyone wants to no.

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 05:41 PM

Didnt take long Gav!

spoke to stuart, i'll take your advise! digging out the bits now!

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 06:05 PM

May I ask why you decided to build bespoke front and rear subframes? Love the car though, its given my inspiration for another idea, if I ever get round to it.

#22 Gavin Wakely

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 07:00 PM

May I ask why you decided to build bespoke front and rear subframes? Love the car though, its given my inspiration for another idea, if I ever get round to it.


The main reason was weight, but when u've designed / built the car it seems a bit silly to use standard subframes, brakes and suspension. (Also it does test u're design and build skills)
Took alot of work but well worth the end result !

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 08:28 PM

Which suspension types did you use? Wishbones, or arm types similar to standard mini stuff? Did you stay with radius arms to the rear?

I should really have paid more attention to this car at all the shows I've seen it at! :(

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:08 AM

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Which suspension types did you use? Wishbones, or arm types similar to standard mini stuff? Did you stay with radius arms to the rear?

I should really have paid more attention to this car at all the shows I've seen it at! :-
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#25 Jammy

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:26 AM

Very nice indeed. I guess theres quite a weight saving, especially at the rear? Has that caliper got a handbrake? cable?

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:32 AM

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:37 AM

Very nice indeed. I guess theres quite a weight saving, especially at the rear? Has that caliper got a handbrake? cable?


The rear weighs 12.5 Kg, all up beam (no coil overs)
The handbrake is hydralic and works off the same brake system / caliper. (you can only get away with this set up on a pre 69 car ! otherwise is a seperate system and aditional caliper for the handbrake

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:38 AM

Ahhh, that would have been my next question about the brake caliper! lol Just out of interest, which caliper is it?

#29 Gavin Wakely

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 08:03 PM

Ahhh, that would have been my next question about the brake caliper! lol Just out of interest, which caliper is it?


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Posted 15 October 2007 - 08:17 PM

that is a very nice piece of engineering :- did you ever consider the Z-Cars front subframe

rear looks nice was the rear suspension made or bought from another vehicle?




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