So this hasn't been updated for a while! the mini has been a bare shell sitting on the floor for a while now, was going to get it sandblasted (and i still intend too) but the sandblaster I've been contacting has just not been replying to me, even after i accepted there quote. This has made me question if i really want to do business with them so I've decided to wait and look for another one. In the mean time I've been focusing on my apprenticeship and working my way up. Atm there is little to no money for the project so progress is slow. However next week i have booked a week off and I'm planning on getting the f-series engine out of the accord. The other night i put it up on axle stands and started to strip it down. My dad is restoring his land rover next to the Honda so it's given me a bit of encouragement and company! Enjoy the photo dump :) I'm still excited about this build and cannot wait for the little beast to be back on the road.
Also i purchased an engine stand so i can work on, clean up and paint the Honda engine properly.