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#31 progeny

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 06:22 PM

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





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



Would be nice! Will let you know how it goes. Got a week off work soon so will be getting in RWYB tickets soon :angel:


Vraiment ? Vous êtes un saucisson de fendoir :D

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 06:30 PM

Vraiment ? Vous êtes un saucisson de fendoir :thumbsup:
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sausage of clever :angel: thats the nicest thing anyones ever said to me !! :ermm:

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 06:34 PM

Lol :angel:

Ah-hem :thumbsup:

Roofless, Did you use any of the mini wiring loom on yours?

I would rather use the R1 loom in its entirety, adding on bits like wipers and stuff to it.

Bonjour! :ermm:

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 08:34 PM

Lol :o

Ah-hem :P

Roofless, Did you use any of the mini wiring loom on yours?

I would rather use the R1 loom in its entirety, adding on bits like wipers and stuff to it.

Bonjour! :)


we used the R1 loom for all engine based shenanigans what with the ecu and such, but mini loom for all ancillaries like lights, indicators, heater / cooling, radio etc etc.

Pro-mo modified my R1 harness so that I had just what I needed and John at covics.co.uk patched it all in and made it beautiful.

I would keep the mini loom if its in good nick, and just utilise the elements from the R1 harness that you actually need otherwise it could get very very complicated. :D

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 04:31 PM

Hello!

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Trevor from Elite Windscreens came today armed with a sheet of polycarbonate, jig-saw, polyurethane adhesive, new front screen with sun strip and new front seal.

When all was measured up we had a gap of 17mm behind the 6mm polycarbonate, and the channel where the old sliding glass when was 12mm deep.

So I called Walker Rubber and Plastics LTD Clicky and ordered 6 meters of 12mmx17mm strip to pack in behind the polycarbonate, not only to hold glass in place while glue sets but as a nice finish.

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Little bit of piggery pokery later and look :)

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Also did the tailgate as that was acrylic and it had faded and splintered

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And the new screen and seal

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Now!

One of the reasons (other than the old glass didn't keep the rain out and it look nice as a one piece unit) for changing to polycarbonate was the weight saving aspect.

Now we are at 10kg saved so far, without taking into the fact of the engine.

Old glass weighed in at... 19kg for both sides.

I have removed runners and old seals to the rubber makes up for that.

Polycarbonate, for both sides..... 5kg!!!!

I nearly fell over in shock!

14kg lighter than standard glass, looks better, wont fade and bullet proof clicky

So we are at 24kg lighter. Will do sums for engine weight etc soon!

Trevor also said that he can do the door glass in polycarbonate. So in a week or two will be doing that as well!

That is all for now!

Well chuffed with that!

Bonne-sweet :o

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 07:20 PM

Ello!

Got back from work this evening and as it was nice so I decided to sort the buck head.

I have been attacking it with a wire brush, degreaser and love :D

I have only got the back done as I need to sort front valance and also hole needs cutting for the relocation of the rad.

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Got finished at Johns last night (Thanks John and Damon for the late one!) and have good news!

Clutch slave cylinder fitted including all linkages (John did not use any swear words.... honest) Bit tricky but John is an ex gynecologist, which helps :P

Gear linkage is nearly mastered, although out of the car still able to work it out.

Carbs on and snug. Need the rubber bits from the old air box to mount the new K&N Filter, forgot to get them!

And is all. Getting closer and closer by the day eh!

Bonjour! >_<

Edited by progeny, 10 June 2008 - 07:20 PM.


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Posted 11 June 2008 - 01:51 PM

Excellent work so far... loving this car more and more as the project continues.

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 03:26 PM

Ello!

but John is an ex gynecologist, which helps :)


No. when you asked to use my garage I said its okay because I'm used to working with c.................
Argh I can see the confusion now!!!


crème brûlée :D

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 12:10 AM

I've got some inlet rubbers ;)

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 08:41 AM

now would be a good time to think about sound / heat protecting the bulkhead / toeboard, the manifold runs very very close to the steel work and its something we think we should have done prior to fitting the engine.

not sure what or how to do it but it definately needs something.

mange tout, mange tout

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 04:24 PM

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 :wub:

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! :o

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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!

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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!





thanks mate picked my mini up on thursday need reshelling mine will look as nice as urs one day aint going to get loads of work done this weeked tho going to cannon hill show

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 06:29 PM

now would be a good time to think about sound / heat protecting the bulkhead / toeboard, the manifold runs very very close to the steel work and its something we think we should have done prior to fitting the engine.

not sure what or how to do it but it definately needs something.

mange tout, mange tout



Soundproofing.... :wacko:

I have taken the decision not to sound proof. I want to be force fed the high-revving R1 engine song into my brain!

Anyway ear defenders are lighter than lagging!

On the heat side of things "I have a plan"

Mr Chris (You know who you are, and I owe you a pint) Got me some titanium sheet a few weeks back after a little brain storming at the pub....

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I am going to mount this with a small gap between it and the bulkhead to form an air barrier, hopefully deflecting heat underneath the car.

Oh and it is very, very light! :geek:

On Friday I spent the afternoon preparing the rear floor pan ready for a coat of Hamerite satin black, and today I painted...

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Need to remove Next is going to be removing everything from the dashboard including all the heater matrix and stuff, so I can treat a few little bits of surface rust and have a paint, at the same time painting the front floor pan.

All for now!

Arc de Triomphe ;)

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 10:53 PM

I've got some inlet rubbers :thumbsup:


Cool and the gang!

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 11:09 PM

Hi i really like the look of the project, yet another one i cant wait to see finished :thumbsup:

Also how much does the window place charge for the different windows? for example how much would a set of polucarb door windows cost?

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 09:46 AM

Hi i really like the look of the project, yet another one i cant wait to see finished :)

Also how much does the window place charge for the different windows? for example how much would a set of polucarb door windows cost?



Unsure of cost for polly carb for doors as we haven't had a measure up yet. But when all measured up will get a price and let you know.

Will be saving a template so if you want any I can get some more made up :cry:




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