Yes, the wait is painful, but I've found ways to pass the time (buying parts, etc.). and remodelling my basement (wife said I had to get it done first!). The wait will be worth it thoughI'm sure.
Ade: I'd love for you to give any feedback on "first hand impressions" - kind of cool that you might see it before me....
F1Mini: Chris is doing the spaceframe, supplying the shell, front end, bonnet (used to be boot) cover, arches, steering gear, shockers, springs, brakes, fuel tank, wheels, and a bunch of other small stuff (custom seats, a few others)....I'm sourcing some of the std mini parts and the 'busa parts from over here. So far I have:
1.) Translogic Powershifter
2.) PBS Engineering paddle shifter with microswitches
3.) Kuhmo street / track tires in 235 45R3 and 215 50R13
4.) Sparco 310F2SN suede wheel
5.) 2003 Busa motor with appx 1200 miles on the clock.
Soon to be purchased:
1.) ETB Digidash Lite or Digidash 2
3.) Various stock mini pieces, wipers, lights, lenses, weterhstripping, etc. etc.
I'm planning for a possible future turbo upgrade and am getting hispec drive shafts per Chris's recommendation....but where to put that intercooler so I can see 360BHP...hmm...
Willie: I'll look for your call
DD: Here's a pic of the front end, without the sway bars installed (you can see the mounting brackets). Also, Chris is makign the shock perches adjustable an inche (two differnt holes) to accomodate for street vs. trck, depending on how seriosu I get....great guy...
I haven't asked Chris to commit a date as I'd rather it be "right" than early....and I wasn't going to get it done this year before winter comes anyway....