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#1 Rhys

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 10:34 AM

Well, after years of messing around with a project, I went from wanting a N/A fast road 1293 to a T2 turbo and now I have finally settled on a B18C4 powered car.

I ordered the parts from Allspeed and today they showed up. I'm in deep already and guess there is nothing left to do but put this sucker together.

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So any questions, just ask and I will be uploading pictures here and there.

Oh and I do have the engine as well, it's from a 2000 Civic Aerodeck with around 80k on the clock.

#2 minimaxie

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:27 AM

looks like a good project! Any pics of the clubman its going in? I see you're from Essex, would be good to see the completed article around town :proud: good luck with it!

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:37 PM

Good to see you get started bud, best of luck with it. will be watching closely

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:55 PM

I am indeed in Essex, over by Stansted airport. I don't usually find myself in Romford, but I'm sure I can take a trip when it's done if you fancy a ride.

As for the car, here it was looking a little sorry for itself:

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Then after a small amount of welding:

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The welding was done by Andy on here, nice guy, I would recommend him.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:00 PM

Hmmm that shell seems like one i had hmm. (that i sold obviously not theft) Whom did you buy this off sorry for being nosey? :P

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:03 PM

Loos's great, What's your plan's for it? Sleeper? :shifty:

#7 Rhys

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:16 PM

Hmmm that shell seems like one i had hmm. (that i sold obviously not theft) Whom did you buy this off sorry for being nosey? :P


I got it from the STIG on here, to be honest, he sold it to me as "rust free" I was a naive 17 year old who was just excited to get my hands on a mini. I have no idea if he knew it was as bad as it was. I wouldn't like to speculate.

Loos's great, What's your plan's for it? Sleeper? :shifty:


It will be a sleeper, I don't want it to be loud or too sporty. I'm sticking with 10s which comes with its own issues. I have the 3.4 final drive from Watsons on order to combat that. Using 7.9" 4 pots.

I will be including airconditioning too.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:19 PM


Hmmm that shell seems like one i had hmm. (that i sold obviously not theft) Whom did you buy this off sorry for being nosey? :P


I got it from the STIG on here, to be honest, he sold it to me as "rust free" I was a naive 17 year old who was just excited to get my hands on a mini. I have no idea if he knew it was as bad as it was. I wouldn't like to speculate.



Oh right did the front subframe mount bolt holes on the floor have grinding marks on it? :P

#9 Rhys

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:53 PM



Hmmm that shell seems like one i had hmm. (that i sold obviously not theft) Whom did you buy this off sorry for being nosey? :P


I got it from the STIG on here, to be honest, he sold it to me as "rust free" I was a naive 17 year old who was just excited to get my hands on a mini. I have no idea if he knew it was as bad as it was. I wouldn't like to speculate.



Oh right did the front subframe mount bolt holes on the floor have grinding marks on it? :P


They may well have done. I bought it in December 2007 so I don't know if you would have had it back then.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 08:01 PM

Good to see you finally getting started

Hmmm thought you was attempting a z-cars conversion when I saw a picture of the shell!

Air con? you posh git! :mrcool:

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:28 AM

Good to see you finally getting started

Hmmm thought you was attempting a z-cars conversion when I saw a picture of the shell!

Air con? you posh git! :mrcool:


Yeah it's all going on at the moment! Well, I say air con but it's a bit of a pipe dream at the moment. Get the sucker in and running and go from there I think.

I have been working on repairing the rear arch and closing panels, replacing the rear bins and sill strengthening plates as well as the rear valance. I will get some more pictures up later today.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:20 PM

So yesterday was just one of those days. Mid way through welding and the welder packs up. The power cable snapped and managed to weld some wire inside of the sleeve, I have no idea how, but hey it happens.

So I fixed that first thing, finished up a couple of small welding jobs then had the painful and tedious job of stripping down my 10x6 wellers and have primered them ready for tyres tomorrow morning, then I will do another coat of primer as the garage is bound to scuff them and then spray the top coat.

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Here is the pile of rust that came off the body today

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:52 PM

good stuff :) kinda wish i got a b18 block now... but then im hopeing for cheap(er) insurance :)

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:31 PM

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If you got time you could build a mini mini with that!

Good work with the wheels, I always thought majority of people took them someone to do stuff like this so its good to see it done otherwise

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:16 PM

Haha it has felt like that along the way!

As for the wheels, they took a lot of time and effort to get right, nitromorse then a wire wheel on the grinder. File out the slots to get rid of the left over chemicals, use gunk to get rid of the leftover rubbish, wash with water and a brush, then paint.

Always wear gloves, overalls and goggles when using nitromorse, it is horrible stuff that burns like mad if you get it on your skin (speaking from experience).

Tomorrow I will finish the welding, get the tyres on and finish painting them. Then build up the subframes and get this thing rolling.





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