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Old 07-03-2008, 05:29 PM   #1
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Thought I had enough pictures to start to finally start a thread. This project has been in the works for a long time, and is now finally physically coming together.

The setup:
-MKIV Style Mini
-All custom Honda B18C with S80 LSD (Type R) Transmission
-Allspeed subframe
-Standard length round nose, original steel fenders

Extras:
-Jack Knight electric power steering column
-RH Gas tank

The most important lessons thus far:
1. It's a lot cheaper and easier to start with a Honda front clip. Motor mounts, half shafts, starters, sensors, wiring harnesses, etc.. start to add costs quick.

2. There is a lot of custom work to be done, and even the best planning will still leave issues to be worked out on a custom setup.



The motor, from Inline Pro http://www.inlinepro.com/
















The Jack Knight power steering column


New Fuel Pump


Fitting the RH gas tank






HASport.com motor mount 1


HASport.com motor mount 2


Motor in the Allspeed subframe


Half Shaft is hitting the rear mount, need to adjust it.


That's where we are. I'll post more soon.[img][/img][img][/img]
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:32 PM   #2
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Looks very good!
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:32 PM   #3
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looking really good

whereabouts are you? America?
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Old 07-03-2008, 07:55 PM   #4
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Yes USA.
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Old 07-03-2008, 10:37 PM   #5
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What type of inlet are you using, or is it custom built.
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Old 07-03-2008, 11:37 PM   #6
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Golden Eagle Intake Manifold
http://www.goldeneaglemfg.com/race_intakeman.html

It is large but makes a lot of power. We still have not had a chance to fit the subframe into the car yet, and I know that this manifold will require modding of the firewall. I'm happy to do that, as long as it doesn't interfere with the dash on the inside. I won't be using a normal stereo setup due to this manifold.

If I need to, I can also have the runners cut and welded shorter. It shoudl still look clean as they are basically tubes instead of a cast piece. But it will produce less power.


I considered a JG Edelbrock manifold which is 1 inch shorter than OEM and would help with the firewall problem, but Inline Pro (motor builders) said the Golden Eagle will produce much more power. I want to give it a shot at fitting in the car.

JG pic:
http://www.modacar.com/Merchant2/int...g_manifold.jpg
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Old 07-03-2008, 11:45 PM   #7
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The Rear subframe mount was slightly modified to fit the half shaft. Hopefully the steering rack fitment won't be affected. The axles are in!







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Old 08-03-2008, 01:42 AM   #8
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Very nice build.

Which state are you in?
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:27 AM   #9
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VA but the car is being built in IN. Tough to find good craftsman these days 700 mile drive is well worth it for this work though.
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:11 PM   #10
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Cutting...









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Old 11-03-2008, 10:14 PM   #11
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Motor test fit today:

You'll notice the Steve Alexander header. Still a tight fit all around, but a fit.


The cut bits:
















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Old 12-03-2008, 05:43 AM   #12
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Wow... your car is comin' along great! I love how you just trimmed the inner fender instead of hacking the whole thing out. I'd like to keep the front end also (without going to a removable one I mean).

Definitely following your progress!
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Old 12-03-2008, 08:49 AM   #13
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Hi Mate,

Loving the build thus far.

Please could you tell me which exhaust manigold (header) you are using and driveshafts??... and what radiator your intenduing to use??..

Im currently on with the same build but have gone fibreglass flip front!..

Many thanks
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:49 PM   #14
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Sure thing,

The exhaust manifold is a S. Alexander model. You can contact him at stevealexanders@netzero.net, or search for him on this forum.

Drive shafts are from Allspeed Engineering, with a brand new half shaft from Honda in the middle.

I'm not sure on the radiator yet. I need to ask MattG what he's used in the past. We are going to take measurements once the motor is sitting in its final spot and then either see what is availavle, or have something made custom. More on that as it develops.
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:08 PM   #15
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Cool thanks for the info. Ive contacted S.Alexander before regarding Manifold but he never got back to me... Does it fit straight into the Allspeeds Frame??...

Cheers again
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