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#16 Deanios

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:44 PM

somewhere along the line ive got to start thinking about where the radiator is going to go,
any ideas of what to use,
some have used nissan micra ones but been advised to use an alloy 4 core mini/race one?

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:02 PM

before you blast it right up, have some fitting clearance checking time. Lifting the mounts raises the engine

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:24 PM

good advice charie t, will take some time out to check everything over before final welding,

ideas on radiators ?

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:05 PM

bit more of an update,
subframe finished and in red oxide ready for final paintingAttached File  securedownload1.jpg   43.97K   121 downloads

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:08 PM

also received my wiring loom today,so will get that fitted soon as i get time,
hopefully get a tune out of it soon!

thanks garry( GAZWAD) for sorting my loom out,saved me hours of head scratching O_O

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:23 AM

not sure on your tie bar mounts, but may need some re-inforcement
Rear could do with some too, other wise its looking well built there matey

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:56 AM

That engine's going to be mounted very high up, is it going in a clubman front?

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:56 PM

That engine's going to be mounted very high up, is it going in a clubman front?

check the title ;D

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:26 PM

ive tried the engine in and it sits quite well,
tie bar mounts are braced up underneith,rears are well and truly welded up,should be strong enough!

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:28 PM

painted the subby today and bolted it up,
fit straight in with no messing about,chuffedAttached File  sub.jpg   53.01K   113 downloads

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:35 PM

also made my hydraulic clutch mount which im hoping will work well,
any advice is welcome!
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hopefully will have time to fit the lump tomorrow!

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:48 PM


That engine's going to be mounted very high up, is it going in a clubman front?

check the title ;D


Ha, fool!

Another thing, have you checked the clearance between the front subby and the exhaust manifold?

Apart from that, subframe looks great!

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:27 PM

I made a clutch slave mount simular to that but I found limited room for a radiator, I moved it in the end to above gearbox

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 06:47 PM

i know what you mean,there isnt much room for a radiator so might end up moving it,
ive cut away part of the front section to make room for the down pipe and still have clearance.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 06:52 PM

had a spare couple of hours today so i dropped the lump in,
would have stayed and got it well on its way to running but had to go for lunch with the misses!
exhaust down pipe fit snug at the front of the subby!
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