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#16 Down&Out

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 10:23 AM

once the mini bug bites you just cant live without them!

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 11:46 AM

Nice project :) im watching this very carefully as im planning on doing the same :P

Are you planning on getting the speedo recalibrated if your using the honda clocks? Also what petrol tank are you using?


yeah i have been speaking to a company called speedycables about getting it all recalibrated, but the signal from the engine is electrical not a cable like a mini so the guy down there sais he is going to lok into it for me.
As for the tank im going to use an MPI mini tank with an uprated pump that works to the same PSI as the honda one. Im not sure if i can use the standard mini supply as the return fuel line yet though.... Any ideas guys? :)

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 04:46 PM

Ah cheers i've heard about speedycables but still wasn't sure if it could be done or not. I'm planning on using an SPI tank then changing the pump in it. Have you considered using the entire honda loom? Rather than splicing it with the mini loom?

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 10:41 PM

Thats so damn sexy!!!!

Good luck with the project

I know someone else who is putting a Honda engine in his clubby, eventually :mrcool: :D :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 07:13 PM

let me guess... jammy ? =]

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 05:49 PM

right guys a bit of an up date :P
I have been on a bit of a spending spree and have lots of new shiny bits that have arrived.

first off the new interior, with matching rear apulstry and door cards.
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Next i have the new brake servo, ebay bargain at £25
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I picked up this new new windscreen from minispares, big fan of the top tint :P
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I got this dash off of ebay as well, as you can see ive already made a start but is gona take alot of work to get it spot on.
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Also from minispares are a set of there new bonnet struts, going to remove the stay from the inner wing for a neater finish.
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i also have recieved a few less interesting bits like New rubbers front a rear screen with filet strips, a new set of jewel style rear lights and the flush fit buttons for the new dash from demon tweeks.

I have now also repainted the rear subby, i also have a set of recon radius arms, a new bolt bush a pin kit with new minifin rear drums. no to mention all new rear brake internals. Pictures of the rear subby all built up coming soon :genius:

Edited by miniman.matt, 06 April 2008 - 05:51 PM.


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Posted 07 April 2008 - 01:19 PM

Those seats are brilliant, good luck with the build mate.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 02:32 PM

this is pure amazing love the dash

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 02:39 PM

whats going in the hole?

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 02:41 PM

one of those digi dash things? or failing that a cat flap?

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 03:05 PM

one of those digi dash things? or failing that a cat flap?

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 04:20 PM

I've got the wiring loom to do son


I plan on keeping the honda clocks


them seats look lovely!

Edited by GreaseMonkey, 26 June 2008 - 04:54 PM.


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Posted 07 April 2008 - 07:38 PM

put this in :) looks the right shape....

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 05:20 PM

been away playing soldiers so havent got much more done except i decided to get rid of the origional (spelling lol) shell and got another off fleabay. Its already been totally restored with all heritage panels, now i have to cut this perfect shell about for the conversion but it has worked out cheaper this way, than to get the other shell welded. I do apologise to all the purists out there but im trying to acheive my dream mini. picys coming soon but i have a 2 week exercise in wales before i can get home and see it. My dad sais i wont be disapointed, lets hope so lol, i cant stand any more rust. :closed:

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 10:29 AM

time for an update!!
Ok i finaly got fed up with either waiting for welders or getting stupid quote (+ £1000) so i decided to admit defeat with this shell and get rid of it and source a rust free one (and i mean it this time :( ). so fleabay was called upon and this is the result. Totaly bare shell with all welding already been carried out to a high standard. It cost £850 including fuel to get it home so i think it was a bit of a bargain.
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The next stage made me think twice but i now had to butcher a 100% perfect shell to make room for the honda lump and manifold, this included inner wing and bulk head mods.
Once cut the bulkhead had the new box created from my erlier template welded into place.
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And then painted
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I am not entirely happy with the box and the welding the box had to be bent to match the shape of the bulkhed but the inlet is going to fill this so im not to bothered. Another coat of paint will be coming very soon.

I then set about completely painting and undersealing the bottom of the car. i left the extremes of the sills bare from underseal as i wanted it to look nice when finished.
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I then set about assembaling the rear subframe assembaly. Everything apart from the recon radius arms and brake back plates is brand new. Nice to actually be putting things back together lol. This was then fitted back on the car with the alloy rear drums.
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The brand new steering rack and longer track rod ends were fitted to the car.
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Next the engine is going in for the final time and a steering column put in so i have a roling shell. That would have been happening now but the weather is doggy doo. But thats been my progress since my last update. should be coming along alot faster soon.

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