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#1 YIANO

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 02:06 AM

well ive finally got round to starting my build , the old engine/subframe is out and ive picked up my pro-motive kit today!
and what a well engineered kit its impressive and i also like the comprehensive fitting instructions and the nice touches like the numbered subframe
so along with the kit ive got, chain guard,rad fan and a couple of extra bits
ive sourced a low millage 5jj lump complete and will begin the install shortly
stand by for pics and fun!!

#2 Basky

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 06:47 AM

well ive finally got round to starting my build , the old engine/subframe is out and ive picked up my pro-motive kit today!
and what a well engineered kit its impressive and i also like the comprehensive fitting instructions and the nice touches like the numbered subframe
so along with the kit ive got, chain guard,rad fan and a couple of extra bits
ive sourced a low millage 5jj lump complete and will begin the install shortly
stand by for pics and fun!!


Lovely! hope fully getting myn in a week when phill has put my lsd in! Keep us poste with the picys mate :gimme:

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 12:49 PM

well done that man ! big boys meccano kit is GO. :gimme:

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 02:19 PM

Game on, more kits yaaaaay :gimme:

#5 YIANO

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 01:12 AM

advice please!
ok ,im stripping the old subframe down to get my arms off brakes etc, then it occured to me to upgrade them and bolt all new shiney suspension and brakes to my promotive frame .
so..

i have to keep my 10's so brakes wise im limited

what equipment are others running with this setup?

bottom arms:
tie bars:
shocks:
etc.. exotic rose jointed stuff or meerly h/d stuff?

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 06:25 PM

all rose jointed and turbo brakes for me. you're going to need some really good stopping power.

#7 YIANO

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 01:43 AM

progress so far ...
picking 5jj engine up this weekend its complete and has a ported head fitted apparently 160 bhp!
anyway doing various jobs ready for install tidying up bulkhead , fitted pot joints and now deciding where to put inner wing rad vent as mk1 minis differ in this respect still were getting there...

Edited by YIANO, 10 July 2008 - 01:45 AM.


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Posted 10 July 2008 - 05:10 PM

Ooo Luurrveely!

#9 YIANO

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 11:10 PM

update!! the engine has been modded as per pro-mo manual and is in finally in the sump has been baffled and now its a case of reassembly ,still got to source some 4 pot callipers to fit inside my little 10's im running out of time and need yet more money im fast approaching the 5k mark!
ill be at the stanford hall show !

Edited by YIANO, 13 August 2008 - 11:20 PM.


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Posted 15 August 2008 - 10:34 AM

looking great matey keep up good work

im saving/ estimating a bugdet for about 8k when i do mine from a bare shell build as soon as finances are raised

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 11:30 AM

coming along well mate, good work

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 12:20 PM

thats looking good, you got the ATB diff in there?

what battery are you running in it?

the 5JJ should have 160bhp as standard, so you probably have a little more than that if its ported! awsome

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 01:47 PM

so apart from the rad vent have to had to / going to need to cut any of the shell?

looks great so far

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 07:59 PM

bar in the grill (between slam panel and valance) has to be removed

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 08:03 PM

update!! the engine has been modded as per pro-mo manual and is in finally in the sump has been baffled and now its a case of reassembly ,still got to source some 4 pot callipers to fit inside my little 10's im running out of time and need yet more money im fast approaching the 5k mark!
ill be at the stanford hall show !


LOOKING SEXY MY FRIEND! keep us posted! im soooo dam happy iv finished myn theres loads of teething problems but its awsome!




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