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#16 mighty mini jack

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 10:38 PM

Weyhey looking good fella, loving the steering wheel! >_<

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 08:30 AM

Same here! "I bought it on eBay"

Just need a boss kit and also going quick release as well. Going to do a Mr Bean and take wheel with me :huh:

I thought that I saw a boss kit with quick release built in but cannot remember where. It was about £40 I seem to think.

Anyway started striping engine bay last night and also stripped the dash out. Need to get sub frame out then strip down suspension components ready for shot blasting + powder coating.

Steering rack needs a rebuild as gaiters are shot, but will go into that more when sub frame is out.

Anyway will keep you updated!

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 02:31 PM

When you fitting 35 inch wheels and 4x4 drive,
and it would look better in ferguson gray

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 02:35 PM

When you fitting 35 inch wheels and 4x4 drive,
and it would look better in ferguson gray

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 06:21 PM

love the steering wheel and the clubby looks nice what colour you painting it or haven't you picked it yet

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 10:40 PM

When you fitting 35 inch wheels and 4x4 drive,
and it would look better in ferguson gray


That'll be Jeff then!!!!!!

Hi mate You and the new Jefflet are looking good on your Trac'or page

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 07:54 AM

Ello!

Sorry it has taken so long for an update!

Mini1.3 -

Thanks mate! It is going to be a bit of a head turner! I am sticking with the yellow. Tailgate going to be yellow eventually :-


Engineer (Jeff) -

35" and 4x4 Drive? Fergie Grey! Na ;)

Jeff Thanks so so much for welding in the strut brace/harness mount! It’s..... LARVLY


Any ways...

I had a new toy turn up last week...

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An Acewell ACE-3991 - R DigiDash

This comes with connection to the Yamaha Speed sensor and stuff! ;)

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Not too deep either.

This will do everything I need and will be my only gauge! Mental eh!

Engineer, you say 35"? Might just have enough clearance now!

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Hehe

Yesterday was an action packed day! Great thanks to JohnnyP!

The old sub frame and engine ---- GONE!

Used Johns Rather sexual Engine hoist with strops around some little strengthening bits in the engine bay, un done all mounts, steering column and rack and hoist away

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Then rolled the shell onto a couple of Vitara alloys each side and there she rests, for now :)

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The engine bay was rather filthy! Oil and poo which had been there for years!

Before
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And now degreased
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Just needs a good rub down and paint in there (Satin black)

Apart from that, not much else!

Got Mr. glass man coming Monday to fit my polycarbonate.

Will let you know how it goes!

Bonjour!

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 03:07 PM

Loving this little car.... excellent work so far !

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 07:02 PM

told my daughter you'd nicknamed it spongebob - she aint been that excited in ages !

digi dash will save you days of mincing around.

phil at pro-mo recently told me they got a superb pulse feed for the digidash off the gearbox wiring - much easier than trying to splice into the ecu.

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 12:18 PM

Cheers N_D_Fox for the comments!

The digi-dash looks rather good. Best part using the R1 speed sensor!

Yesterday got stuck in at Johns and good news!!

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Engine is in the frame, chain installed as well as tensioner, remote oil filter housing fitted drilled and plumbed cooling system nearly there. I made a little boo boo with the bottom hose :thumbsup:

MEASURE TWICE CUT ONCE!

Exhaust is on after much frustration :ermm: The only way we could get it on was by removing the exhaust studs, and even then it was a pain in the ar$e to get it all bolted down evenly. But still all in!

Had to go to Tinklers in Norwich (Local Yamaha dealer) and buy a new one. Never mind.

Wow! Oh its getting there! Some more piccies below.

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Really pleased with the kit. Getting everything to line up is a bit of an art. Easier the second time round though!

This is where I admit to not reading the manual properly and bolting the engine in without removing the clutch arm. :D

But its there! Just got to fit slave cylinder and it will be ready to install into sponge bob!
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Unfortunately due to the weather we have been unable to fit the Polycarbonate, but i am booked in for Monday again and will post pics and weight difference! :angel:

Will be playing again little later. Need to get engine bay totally degreased and painted.

Thanks again for comments!!


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Posted 08 June 2008 - 04:46 PM

MEASURE TWICE CUT ONCE!


M E A S U R E ???????????????? Nope, not a concept I'm familiar with!!!!!!!!! Is it like being really gentle with the 9" grinder

If youre gonna get all percise and technological like, you can find ya self another bloody garage.


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Posted 08 June 2008 - 05:48 PM

Thats one preety sweet set-up, really love the Pro-Motive kits

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 06:09 PM

MEASURE TWICE CUT ONCE!


M E A S U R E ???????????????? Nope, not a concept I'm familiar with!!!!!!!!! Is it like being really gentle with the 9" grinder

If youre gonna get all percise and technological like, you can find ya self another bloody garage.


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I didn’t "measure" it again this time. YOU ARE THE ONE ON ABOUT 30 DEGREES! :angel:

Forgot to say cheers for yesterday John!. You are a diamond (Very small and hard to find) :D


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Posted 08 June 2008 - 06:14 PM

Thats one preety sweet set-up, really love the Pro-Motive kits



Thanks mmj!

They are a very nice kit. Just need to be smart, cleaver, patient or know a cracking bloke and nick his garage! :ermm:


Il faut battre le fer pendant qu'il est chaud :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 06:15 PM

at this rate you'll have it finished by next weekend :thumbsup:





je biseaute comprends la moitié de ces rapports français :ermm:




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