What I wanted was a track day, and weekend car that would be different to the usual 7-alikes and having seen a few articles about the Z-cars mini's I knew that it was perfect for my needs. So, I'm about 12 months into an R1 Z-cars mini build, after having started with a completely bare mk3 shell.
I installed MK1 rear lamp panels, and deleted the fuel filler hole, and in the interest of drawing cold air into the carbs I let a couple of naca ducts into the rear quarters. I made the front-end removable, and deleted the lip from the bonnet to help with the MK1 look. At the same time I hacked a huge hole in the back to accept the Z-cars spaceframe.
The engine is a 2000my (carb) R1 lump having done approx. 4.5k miles. I (or more likely someone who knows what the heck they're doing) will fit the stage 3 dynojet kit after a short period of getting aquainted with the standard setup.
I ordered the standard kit, but in blue, and opted for the LSD, and race-spec coilovers. I didn't order reverse, as it seemed very costly, both finacially and in terms of added weight. I'm not planning on going shopping in this car! The ability to reverse out of a tyre wall might be nice though :saywhat: :grin:
The car has been more-or-less fully built already ,prior to paint, in order to get all the holes drilled and bits of brackets welded etc.
Anyway, it's now painted (got it back Friday afternoon) , and it's going back together quite quickly, but realistically I reckon it won't be on the road (and track) until spring.
Here's a picture taken this morning.... If it's not chucking it down at the weekend I'll take some more- hopefully with the arches fitted.