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Old 07-12-2017, 06:19 PM   #121
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Why can you not get it road legal, you can do a self build for own use IVA test, if you can put a VW trike through why not this.


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Old 08-12-2017, 06:16 PM   #122
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Sorry to see this andy, it's always a risk with buying projects done by other people but you have had some bad luck with this one. If it were me I would cut my losses and sell it on then focus on developing phoenix
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:04 PM   #123
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Thats shock-ing

Sorry, couldnt resist! Its a shame that this project's taken a turn like this, it looked decent in the first pictures, would Phoenix fancy a turbo?
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:16 AM   #124
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I considered putting this in Phoenix. Short story but I use it regularly. I like it as it is. I realise that it's not the fastest on the drag strip but basically I don't care. Out on the road it shows up a lot of fancy cars. I go to the MG's on track, track days. It's always competitive but don't expect to be the fastest. This is mainly because I won't spend a fortune chasing "power"! This is just another example of why I don't. Phoenix works fine as it is. Happy to leave it be.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:42 AM   #125
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I agree, when i said develop phoenix i only meant to keep tweeking and improving rather than start chasing power, as you know they are never finished!
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Old 09-12-2017, 02:09 PM   #126
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Looking at the difference in lengths between the two dampers I'd say the "modified" one is a Mini front damper as they are about the length of that and the normal one a rear damper - valve rates would be very different so the handling would be interesting !
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Old 09-12-2017, 02:17 PM   #127
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I agree, when i said develop phoenix i only meant to keep tweeking and improving rather than start chasing power, as you know they are never finished!
As much as I like the turbo engine!..

I would also agree leave Phoenix as is and enjoy a working car!!!
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:40 PM   #128
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So after much debating I have to accept the fact this is going no further. I had the 120 engine on eBay and I have got someone interested. I needed to remove this from the frame. Every bolt is either seized or rounded off. The amount of bodges is unreal.



Had a chat with Chris about putting the bodywork and subframe right and even he agrees it's a lot of work. Considering it's still going to need a lot more investment than I am prepared to spend as the saying goes, "I'm out"!

So what is the plan. I think I'm going to put the empty subframe back in the shell and get it rolling again. Unless someone on here is actually interested given the work needed, it will go on eBay as a rolling shell.

The rest of the parts will sell for market value and hoping to get back some cash that way. Unfortunately I know I'm going to loose a massive amount.

If anyone is interested in anything, please PM me so we don't just fill up the build with offers.
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:39 AM   #129
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o sHit ladd!! its good you made your mind up, engine in back of mini is dodgy anyway,
i was happy you where haveing a crack at something diferant anyway,
un factory turdo is also a bit risky too, so all in all its right for you, also the new rules ect,
they can get through ok but i know your not feeling good about the future, so again correct for you,
is there a chance you could keep engine in frame and put back in so it runs then sell to a new buyer with new enthusiasem, get wire brush out and give it some wd40 as best you can, it will be much more atractive running in mini, non runners or ruff shells are poor money, but semi up together projects are more atractive,
and sounds like your putting the frame back in anyway so your better off with engine left in and the mess/work you will cost yourself, one thing> at least you have the nuts to give up now, we all make mistakes >my mini has allways felt like a mistake,
if i had phenix sat on my drive i too would bin mine,
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:15 PM   #130
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it will be much more atractive running in mini, non runners or ruff shells are poor money, but semi up together projects are more atractive,
Got to agree with Shaun. Even a rough MOT failure with a running engine is more saleable than a rolling shell.
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Old 10-12-2017, 03:41 PM   #131
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It's beyond just putting back in. Loads of bolts ground off. Mounts all broken.

I am not prepared to spend hours putting it all back for minimal return.

If you haven't gathered, I am fed up of the thing. It's a shame because the concept is great. I hope someone can use it to full potential.
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Old 14-12-2017, 03:10 PM   #132
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Sorry to hear this, it did look good in that first picture
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