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#1 batespeed

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 10:16 PM

hi folks, i come from the bony black isle in the north of scotland and im into minis in a big way.
ive got a 67 mk 2 with a mg metro engine and fiesta calipers on 7.9" discs. a 94 1275 sprite to do up
and ive got a home made convertible, based on a 85 mini city, with a citroen ax gt engine and box,
[currently being rebuilt after an argument with a deer] sadly the deer was beyond repair

Edited by batespeed, 21 January 2009 - 11:10 PM.


#2 morley

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 10:42 PM

Hi and welcome toTMF!

get some pictures of citreon powered mini up! sounds interesting >_<

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:10 PM

before the deer encounter
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#4 batespeed

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:17 PM

citroen engine
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Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:21 PM

cut the front off after the prang, going to make it removable, far better access
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Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:30 PM

and the other two
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Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:45 PM

Nice minis! Welcome to the site! >_<

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:50 PM

Welcome to TMF, AX powered mini, now thats something i dont believe ive heard of before >_<
What kinda power do those engines put out, they any good?

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:51 PM

Very nice minis, Welcome >_<

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 12:09 AM

thanks for the welcome guys,

the ax gt engine is an early carb one [the same as a peugeot 205 xs] and makes a strong 85 bhp,
and 85 lb ft of torque. its all alloy with a close ratio 5 speed box and a twin choke solex carb as standard,
[so no ecu to worry about]. 7000 rpm red line , enough to propel the [slightly heavier but more aerodynamic]
citroen to 60 mph in 9 seconds and 110 mph and instant throttle response.

its good on fuel too, and under 1400 cc so cheap road tax [can you tell im scottish?], i did 2000 miles in two months
in it before killing bambi , and its very nice to drive.....not scary fast like a vtec or red top conversion, but bl**dy quick for a mini

all i have to do is fix it now!!!!

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 12:13 AM

hi folks, i come from the bony black isle in the north of scotland and im into minis in a big way.
ive got a 67 mk 2 with a mg metro engine and fiesta calipers on 8.9" discs. a 94 1275 sprite to do up
and ive got a home made convertible, based on a 85 mini city, with a citroen ax gt engine and box,
[currently being rebuilt after an argument with a deer] sadly the deer was beyond repair


Ummm, Venison >_<

Welcome to TMF!

#12 batespeed

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 09:10 AM

this is an old video of a standing start to 75 mph [7000 rpm in 3rd] in 12 secnds odd, [private road ]
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i told you it goes well!

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 09:54 AM

That's pretty neat!

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 09:58 AM

ax mini!! i'm loving it >_< . Welcome to TMF.

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 02:30 PM

Batespeed.

Just wondering on the conversion - What did you do about the driveshafts and how was easy was it to 'make fit'?

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