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Old 20-12-2011, 07:29 PM   #1
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I completed the build once and then decided I wasn't happy with the way things were done so I've stripped it completely and started again. This time with track action in mind.

Some of you may have read this months Mini Magazine where I appeared in the "On The Job" section.



For those that haven't read it (or if it isn't mentioned), heres a rough spec:
Homemade tubular subframe
F17 diesel box with cable shifter
GSXR throttle bodies
Megasquirt
Split Exactions
Yoko A032's
Fully adjustable tie bars etc
Ali race tank
Flat boot floor
Full weld in cage
Fully cut out steel doors
Tubbed arches
Rear valance removed
Mk2 escort pedal box
Gaz adjustable shocks
Cobra Monaco S'

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The engine will be a little lower and will sit slightly more upright. Engine mounts are yet to be made but it will sit under the standard length front.





Shell:







Progress is very slow as I'm at Uni but I have been collecting bits and pieces to help me along the way. This is where I am at the moment but I don't have photo's of everything. Those are just some recent pictures.

Thats all for now folks.
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Old 20-12-2011, 08:44 PM   #2
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good stuff! nice to see my stalks being used!
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Old 20-12-2011, 10:38 PM   #3
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Thanks mate. Still keen on a clear cam cover if/when you have another batch made.
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Old 20-12-2011, 11:24 PM   #4
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Hi King,
Looking forward to seeing this one come together.
Best of luck with the build.
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Old 21-12-2011, 07:25 AM   #5
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nice choice of parts, cool that you run the escort pedalbox never seen that in a mini before
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Old 22-12-2011, 04:59 PM   #6
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Thanks guys.

I'd heard of one or two people using a slightly trimmed escort pedal box before so I thought I'd give it a go. Really easy too, just trim it so that it fits into the bulkhead box and redrill some holes. Its actually one of these:

http://www.rallydesign.co.uk/product...oducts_id=4029

that I found unused on ebay.

I will be bracing it to a dash bar that's yet to go in.

Heres todays efforts.

Boot floor cut out ready for new sheet metal:


Modded rear subframe (still needs bracing then painting):


Tacked engine mounts:


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Lent my friend my welding helmet so things are only tacked.

Progress will grind to a halt now because I'll be heading back to Uni shortly after christmas.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:34 PM   #7
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Been doing a couple of bits whilst at uni.







Also had this and a little flange knocked up for 80 which I thought was quite reasonable:


Courtesy of David Dickerson at http://www.customworkshop.co.uk/
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:38 PM   #8
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Is that flange for GT-r plenum perhaps?
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:13 PM   #9
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Indeed. I got him to leave the base plate blank because I haven't yet sorted out my ITB spacing yet. I can do that myself when I get round to it.

The little round flange is for the fuel sender for my alloy tank.

To be honest, all I've been doing is spending money. It all helps though.
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I thought it looked familiar Are you using ITBs from 600 or 1000cc GSX-r? and from what year? I got itbs from '06 gsx-r installed and gt-r plenum in the closet with trumpets waiting for inspiration (money) before I can get it installed. I'm looking forward to seeing how you get the itbs working well with the turbo
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:48 PM   #11
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Pretty sure they were from a 750.

You'll probably be waiting quite a long time. For the moment, it'll stay NA and I'll use the outlet to route the filter right at front for some nice cold air.

Then I'll slowly save some money and start building a turbo engine with the spare block I have.

Heres a link to some inspiration though:
http://www.uk-ssgti.com/t1469p15-ecu-itb-setup
http://www.flickr.com/photos/1147396...in/photostream
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:53 PM   #12
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Well, I have time Good luck with the project =)
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:08 PM   #13
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Have you managed to short shift the cable gear lever? I was looking for a short shift kit and couldn't find the correct one, they all seem to have the reverse on the wrong side.
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:18 PM   #14
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Nope, all i've done is removed the gaitor and knob, trimmed down the plastic pineapple, then put on an alloy knob. If it comes to it, I'll mount it a little higher in the car and trim the stick down. Should give a similar effect.
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Looks good, I was trying to decide how to tidy mine up, I have an alloy gear knob but was trying to decide if I should leave it open or box it into a centre console type affair.
Having seen that, I may just tidy up the stick and leave it as is.
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