Honda Powered Clubby
Posted 23 March 2008 - 12:31 PM
Heres the base car a 1978 clubman 1275GT. I paid Â£2000 for her for a rust free shell (or so i thought )
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The next thing was to do was to find a doner car this came in the form of a rear ended low mileage 94 honda civic eg6. i hagled the whole car for Â£700 and promptly removed the engine. whislt doing this i already head all the bits from the 16v mini shop on order.
Once all of my new shiny bits had arrived and the engine had been removed i set about puting together the front subframe complete with engine. The tie rods are lovely and with the kink in leave plenty of room for the callipers.As you can see im using the minisport 4 pot callipers with vented and grooved discs.
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Posted 23 March 2008 - 01:26 PM
Posted 23 March 2008 - 01:43 PM
And yep you guesed it my rust free mini is not so rust free
upon removal of the filler and paint off the boot floor i found holes BIG ones
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And the passenger side footwell had a lovly surprise for me to as did both sill shuts
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So now the shell has to have welding, so while in the mean time i am curruntly preparing my shell for the subframe and cutting the bulkhead for the inlet manifold.
Posted 23 March 2008 - 04:31 PM
hope it all goes well and maybe you can take me out for a spin when its done
Edited by GreaseMonkey, 26 June 2008 - 04:52 PM.
Posted 23 March 2008 - 04:38 PM
Posted 23 March 2008 - 05:09 PM
got to get the beast built first and that means welding and had a quote of Â£1200 i think this is a bit to much must get some other quotes but getting welders to come and take a look is like finding a plumber on a weekend lol
in the meantime i have the template made up for the bulk head box and has been sent of to be made in thick gauge steel.
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to cut the body and make the template i had to trial fit the engine, seeing it like this makes me want it on the road sooooo bad
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Posted 23 March 2008 - 08:35 PM
im pretty much at the stage you see now so you are hopefully all up to speed.
i have a few more shiny bits on order and will be continually updating with pics as i think project threads need lots of pics to remain interesting.
Edited by miniman.matt, 23 March 2008 - 08:36 PM.
Posted 23 March 2008 - 09:24 PM
Posted 23 March 2008 - 09:53 PM
got my sisters fiance whos a bit af a wiz with electrics to start on the hybrid honda/mini loom tonight he now officialy hates me but he can put his name on the end credits lol
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Posted 23 March 2008 - 09:59 PM
I've got the wiring loom to do son, but im sticking with a 1293, not too adventurous!
good luck, i'll be keeping an eye on this project!!
Posted 23 March 2008 - 10:02 PM
Edited by GreaseMonkey, 12 November 2010 - 11:56 PM.
Posted 23 March 2008 - 10:21 PM
I've got the wiring loom to do son
the honda wiring is a nightmare, the wiring in the pic is only the mini, the complete honda loom took ages to cut down getting rid of things like the ABS, Air con and the other bits i dont want. I plan on keeping the honda clocks, this is also proving a little bit of a challenge lol.
the quicker she is on the road the better because i am currently driving a car that is NOT a mini (shock shock horror) as a daily driver and i am begining to lose the will to live behind the wheel of this abomination (its french and its a megane coupe in banana yellow ) lol
Edited by miniman.matt, 23 March 2008 - 10:21 PM.
Posted 23 March 2008 - 11:46 PM
Posted 24 March 2008 - 10:22 AM
Are you planning on getting the speedo recalibrated if your using the honda clocks? Also what petrol tank are you using?
Edited by DannyTip, 24 March 2008 - 10:23 AM.
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