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  • InstantCustard
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    Originally posted by evenbiggerdave View Post
    Hey [emoji1360] sure he’s £45 a wheel. He shot blasts too. All gets pressure tests etc! Usher motorsport near fakenham, norfolk.





    He did my mk2 golf rims and the smart car wheels on my boys trike I made him. Does an awesome job.

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    That looks mental! Gotta do something like this when my boy gets older.
    Thanks for coming.


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  • evenbiggerdave
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    Shall be sticking with the standard mgtf brakes. The car will be no more than 500kg hopefully, so I’m sure they’ll stop it pretty well [emoji16] I hope anyway haha

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  • evenbiggerdave
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    Originally posted by InstantCustard View Post
    What does your man charge for banding? Got a couple of wheels I wouldn’t mind doing for spares, had my current wheels fitted with tyres this week and when balanced, 1 has a lot of weights stuck to the outside of it.




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    Hey [emoji1360] sure he’s £45 a wheel. He shot blasts too. All gets pressure tests etc! Usher motorsport near fakenham, norfolk.





    He did my mk2 golf rims and the smart car wheels on my boys trike I made him. Does an awesome job.

    Dave


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  • Haz
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    Originally posted by MiniLandy View Post
    Which front brakes did the TF have? Not sure the optional 4pot AP racing ones will fit under the Metro wheels...
    100% they won't fit. The standard 1.6 TF discs (240mm IIRC) and callipers are the biggest OEMs that'll fit with that setup.

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  • MiniLandy
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    Originally posted by AGoaty View Post
    Are you planning on using the TF brakes and hubs? If so you will find that Rover Metro 13" wheels will fit the fronts without modification. The rear, the hub has a lug on the hub bottom which I think could be ground away to clear the 13" wheel. Other than that, 14" wheels will clear but are hard to find in the 3 3/4 (95.4mm) PCD. You could always get a set of MG F spare wheels banded.
    Which front brakes did the TF have? Not sure the optional 4pot AP racing ones will fit under the Metro wheels...

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  • InstantCustard
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    Originally posted by evenbiggerdave View Post
    Will either go banded route (my mate does it for a living) or 4x95.4-4x100 adapters.

    What does your man charge for banding? Got a couple of wheels I wouldn’t mind doing for spares, had my current wheels fitted with tyres this week and when balanced, 1 has a lot of weights stuck to the outside of it.




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  • evenbiggerdave
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    Front end turned up today, decent quality for patten parts. Went outside for couple hours earlier, unwrapped, cut finger to the bone on a sharp edge of the slam panel, filled it with super glue and carried on haha.

    Didn’t do much......just a small mod to the A panels.....







    And as my garage is so well insulated, it keeps the bloody heat!! So.....



    Cool as a cucumber [emoji16]

    That’s all til maybe the weekend/early next week.

    Thanks

    Dave [emoji1360]


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  • evenbiggerdave
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    Originally posted by AGoaty View Post
    Awesome work. Great to see someone doing their own thing.

    I was surprised to see the TF subframe fitting into the rear. I thought I'd seen other people trying this and found the height of the spring towers meant it wouldn't fit. I assume you haven't narrowed the frame?

    My project Scorpion has a MG F frame narrowed to fit the rear Rover K series engine. The plan is to fit the turbo version of the same engine meaning the turbo will be in a very similar place to yours. Currently this area has the gear cables located in it so will need to be moved.

    Are you planning on using the TF brakes and hubs? If so you will find that Rover Metro 13" wheels will fit the fronts without modification. The rear, the hub has a lug on the hub bottom which I think could be ground away to clear the 13" wheel. Other than that, 14" wheels will clear but are hard to find in the 3 3/4 (95.4mm) PCD. You could always get a set of MG F spare wheels banded.


    Hey man! Thanks so much for the info! [emoji1360] yeah keeping these brakes. And was going to go for 15’s with big arches. Not to e erupted taste, but more readily available. Will either go banded route (my mate does it for a living) or 4x95.4-4x100 adapters.

    Where bouts are the towers supposed to fowl? Obviously mines pretty empty in the rear. I found it a reasonably straight dissed task to get the subframes in, albeit awkward with the lifting of the car, dragging the frames out, measuring again and again, putting back in [emoji849]

    Do you have a link to your build? Sounds interesting.

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  • AGoaty
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    Awesome work. Great to see someone doing their own thing.

    I was surprised to see the TF subframe fitting into the rear. I thought I'd seen other people trying this and found the height of the spring towers meant it wouldn't fit. I assume you haven't narrowed the frame?

    My project Scorpion has a MG F frame narrowed to fit the rear Rover K series engine. The plan is to fit the turbo version of the same engine meaning the turbo will be in a very similar place to yours. Currently this area has the gear cables located in it so will need to be moved.

    Are you planning on using the TF brakes and hubs? If so you will find that Rover Metro 13" wheels will fit the fronts without modification. The rear, the hub has a lug on the hub bottom which I think could be ground away to clear the 13" wheel. Other than that, 14" wheels will clear but are hard to find in the 3 3/4 (95.4mm) PCD. You could always get a set of MG F spare wheels banded.
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  • evenbiggerdave
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    Originally posted by gadget555 View Post
    Great start so far! love seeing how people work out how to fit things in plus it gives other people some insight as to what really goes into one of these builds, keep up the good work and updates.


    Thanks for the positive comments [emoji1360] hopefully try mock up the front end this week, when it turns up.


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  • evenbiggerdave
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    Originally posted by GEORDIE SP1 View Post
    Very tidy build, could you not put turbo out to side of engine.
    Leave plenty of room for seats.
    But you seem to know what your doing.


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    I was thinking that buddy, but I was struggling to make a collector pipe where it meets the turbo!! If I can’t get enough room still, I’ll have to go that route! The black sets are defo outta the question tho


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  • gadget555
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    Great start so far! love seeing how people work out how to fit things in plus it gives other people some insight as to what really goes into one of these builds, keep up the good work and updates.

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  • GEORDIE SP1
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    Very tidy build, could you not put turbo out to side of engine.
    Leave plenty of room for seats.
    But you seem to know what your doing.


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  • evenbiggerdave
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    Where am I up to now.......we’ll I made a manifold yesterday! [emoji222]



    Super chuffed!!!! And.....it fits in the car well!!!



    Any comments welcome. I not a welder/fabricator, I just enjoy making things, so go easy on me [emoji16]

    I am a little gutted tho, I have a set of classic corbeau seats, had them retrimmed, but the lay back angle means the seat is close to the turbo and/or have enough leg room for my 11 year old [emoji20] I’ll have to sell these, and by some upright seats, the ones I’ve found actually give me 300mm more room! So really, it’s a no brainier!!

    [emoji22] upsetting, but hey ho!!

    This is 3months into the build and this is where I’m at!! Hope you’re all enjoying!

    I have ordered an all steel front end this afternoon, and I have some bmw e46 boot hinges, so I’ll be doing a flip front that’s a lot like the new minis. Imagine pulling up a the petrol station and lifting the front to fuel up (will have an aluminium tank and battery in front)

    I will update more when I do more.

    Dave [emoji1360]
    Last edited by evenbiggerdave; 28-05-2018, 09:00 PM.

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  • evenbiggerdave
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    Happy with most things [emoji1360]

    I sent my best mate a pic, and asked his dad to make me the pic in 35mm and 50mm.....the pic was meant to be a dimple die!! [emoji23]



    he made these, from the pic!! [emoji15]



    He’s the absolute bollocks, and a really nice man too! He ives helping me with builds! He made the drive for my fireblade smart and gixxer kart amongst other things!





    Cage all welded in, got the dimple die braces in the front screen! And this is how it sat......



    i absolutely love this picture!!!! [emoji7]the stance is spot on in my opinion.

    On to the engine! Had a few issues, just holding it in place really, and mounting it then realising it would hit on the cage when in the car and having to cut it apart again! [emoji20] my fault tho. Second attempt and got the engine fitted! All 26mm 3mm wall tube again.



    It has a removable mount on the driver side, this way the engine is tight up to the side of the subframe, remove the mount and there’s wiggle room to get the engine in and out! Albeit a struggle!!

    The engine is to one side so it can go as far back as poss, not much room in the mini, and with my height too......

    Don’t worry bout the chain/sprockets, I used this set up in my smart, I’ll get mates dad to make me a jack shaft set up, it works trust me. Look closely on this pic from the smart, you’ll see the shaft and a bearing to keep it all steady,



    It’s all in my head, some things written on my white board, but I’d like to say I kinda know what I’m doing (trying to do haha)



    this pic was before the mounts were finished, but you get the idea [emoji1360]


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