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Forum: Rover Chat Yesterday, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By gazwad
simple sleeved driveshafts work well. just cut...

simple sleeved driveshafts work well. just cut the mini outer shaft and rover/mg inner shaft to length, clean up the ends on a lathe to the same diameter, make a sleeve (approx 5mm wall thickness) to...
Forum: Rover Chat 08-12-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By gazwad
I am running the 1.8 vvc with around 180bhp on...

I am running the 1.8 vvc with around 180bhp on 10" steel wheels with no problems. With good tyres and well set-up suspension it can handle the power fine. I have used the PG1 gearbox as I wanted to...
Forum: Rover Builds 08-12-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 932
Views: 195,533
Posted By gazwad
Will be going next week but will take a few weeks...

Will be going next week but will take a few weeks as it has to be fitted between jobs as its being done as a favour
Forum: Rover Builds 07-12-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 932
Views: 195,533
Posted By gazwad
a couple of small patches were needed on the...

a couple of small patches were needed on the floor under the crossmember so i formed the channel to match using various bits of box section and angle iron. ...
Forum: Rover Builds 01-12-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 932
Views: 195,533
Posted By gazwad
Yeah I'm surprised it didn't break in half. The 4...

Yeah I'm surprised it didn't break in half. The 4 flute sills are mk1 to early mk3 so are what it would have had originally anyway but yes they are a nice detail
Forum: Rover Builds 01-12-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 932
Views: 195,533
Posted By gazwad
so this was the main problem and reason for the...

so this was the main problem and reason for the work:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4900/44310413650_8a46d47eab_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2avyse9)DSC_0263 (https://flic.kr/p/2avyse9) by garrywadey...
Forum: Rover Builds 28-11-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 932
Views: 195,533
Posted By gazwad
I felt left out with everyone taking their mini's...

I felt left out with everyone taking their mini's to bits so i've cut a big hole in the floor
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4830/44271369930_6d273b855f_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2as7kTy)DSC_0273...
Forum: Rover Builds 28-11-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2,600
Views: 257,462
Posted By gazwad
I used this on my tank as the boot kept smelling...

I used this on my tank as the boot kept smelling of petrol, worked well
Forum: Non 16v Mini Chat 27-11-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By gazwad
Matt, your inbox is full!

Matt, your inbox is full!
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 27-11-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By gazwad
my subframe is powdercoated, it was an old...

my subframe is powdercoated, it was an old subframe that was sandblasted then powdercoated and has been on the car for 4 years on the road all year round, i have just removed it to work on the sills...
Forum: Non 16v Mini Chat 27-11-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By gazwad
I should have predicted that, right i'm off to...

I should have predicted that, right i'm off to spam your build diary now...
Forum: Wanted 27-11-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By gazwad
thanks, that's what i'm after but seems...

thanks, that's what i'm after but seems extortionate at that price! I've made my own
Forum: Non 16v Mini Chat 27-11-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By gazwad
tablets

The missus has promised the kids tablets for Christmas but i'm a bit out of touch with whats about, any reccomendations for something reasonably cheap but OK quality and the best places to buy them?...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 27-11-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By gazwad
If you go for the kad setup then the pros are...

If you go for the kad setup then the pros are lighter weight, no adjustments needed, better handbrake for doing skids and looks. As said it's not required for performance as the standard drums are...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 26-11-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By gazwad
just blank the light off, if they can't see it...

just blank the light off, if they can't see it they can't check it.

I never bother fitting an eml light, it doesn't cause any problems with the ecu
Forum: Wanted 23-11-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By gazwad
rear seat belt mount-anyone with a scrap shell?

I need the rear seat belt mountings which are welded on to the rear wheel arches in the rear pockets on the later minis (with inertia reel rear seatbelts - mpi and spi i think). I can't find them new...
Forum: Rover Builds 19-11-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 37,998
Posted By gazwad
I like it, if i were building a modern/track...

I like it, if i were building a modern/track style mini i would use that, looks like a race dash. as long as its not too big it will look fine
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 19-11-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By gazwad
I looked into using the mgf heater - it would...

I looked into using the mgf heater - it would work but needs bits of the dash cutting out so i didn't bother. I'm using an mpi mini heater and find it works really well, much better than the older...
Forum: Other Non Mini Builds 05-11-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 55,097
Posted By gazwad
that's some strong numbers, nice result! i should...

that's some strong numbers, nice result! i should have kept the nitrous...
Forum: Rover Builds 15-10-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 99,830
Posted By gazwad
glad to hear its being fixed

glad to hear its being fixed
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 15-10-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 536
Posted By gazwad
I think the fiat/alfa 1.4 turbo engine would be a...

I think the fiat/alfa 1.4 turbo engine would be a great engine in a mini, i have the 1.4 multiair turbo engine in my alfa guilietta and it goes well in that - 170bhp 180lbs/ft (more in the 500 abarth...
Forum: Rover Builds 01-10-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 99,830
Posted By gazwad
10" tyres roll under a lot! ...

10" tyres roll under a lot!
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4237/35503463042_13a41ff717_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/W6jwD9)_P3D9897_zpsjgk7fntt (https://flic.kr/p/W6jwD9) by garrywadey...
Forum: Rover Chat 24-09-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By gazwad
real men just use their finger

real men just use their finger
Forum: Rover Builds 21-09-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 932
Views: 195,533
Posted By gazwad
Yes

Yes
Forum: Rover Builds 20-09-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 932
Views: 195,533
Posted By gazwad
10's easy! No I'm pretty sure the nitrous...

10's easy!
No I'm pretty sure the nitrous didn't do any damage what so ever. Should have kept it...
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