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Old 03-03-2012, 09:19 AM   #16
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MK1 fits with no bulkhead mods MK2 no such luck but its only a small mod.
Fitted the Shortened Mk2 Manifold yesterday. The 25mm chop did the job, reasonable clearance achieved plus the inlet tubes still line up with the inlet flange - wouldn't want to go any shorter though...
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:21 AM   #17
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:40 PM   #18
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Welding and bodywork finished (I hope!).

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Old 05-03-2012, 09:21 PM   #19
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I'll come and check your Mini at Balatonfüred then
Me too,I hope to have mine finished in time for Italy 2013 but then again I said that about Germany 2010
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:19 AM   #20
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Me too,I hope to have mine finished in time for Italy 2013 but then again I said that about Germany 2010
The Green One is to be finished for IMM2013 Italy - We're starting a bit earlier in the year with it so more time for the build and, hopefully, all niggles will be sorted out on The Blue One.

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Old 08-03-2012, 09:18 PM   #21
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Fitted the Shortened Mk2 Manifold yesterday. The 25mm chop did the job, reasonable clearance achieved plus the inlet tubes still line up with the inlet flange - wouldn't want to go any shorter though...
Hi, your progress is impressive, well done.

I'm struggling to get the hours in on mine with working rubbish shifts.....quick question though if you don't mind. I'm interested how you got the Mk2 inlet manifold to fit without modding the bulkhead, where was it shortened and how. Any pics?
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:05 PM   #22
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Hi, your progress is impressive, well done.

I'm struggling to get the hours in on mine with working rubbish shifts.....quick question though if you don't mind. I'm interested how you got the Mk2 inlet manifold to fit without modding the bulkhead, where was it shortened and how. Any pics?
Thanks Spoons - nice compliment... took us a while to get organised now we're going for it big style

Time is always a defining issue - read any build diary... Hi Atchi

The inlet manifold had 25mm milled out just back from the rear of the flange. This seems a maximum as the ram pipes are still a close enough alignment to re-weld and grind flush on the inside with sufficient to prep and weld to left on the manifold flange. I am pleased with the final fit as it doesn't foul anything To move the engine over the last 20mm or so I plan to 'gently' concave the vertical part of the bulkhead in front of the pedal box & behind the manifold with a BIG hammer Should work!
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Old 27-03-2012, 11:45 PM   #23
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Old 13-04-2012, 10:48 AM   #24
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Cool Ready to Start

After 2 Weekends just 'Organising' we are ready to Assemble.

Collection Day





In Workshop





My Full Size Haynes Manual



Also, having the engine mount brackets remade to my own pattern the Suzuki Sits much better in the standard (dry fit) shell





More available in my Photobucket - use previous links
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Old 13-04-2012, 01:00 PM   #25
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That looks good, really good. Keep up the good work
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Old 25-04-2012, 08:57 PM   #26
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That looks good, really good. Keep up the good work
Thanks for encouragement.
Trying to crack on but dealing with the very welcome arrival of work!
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Big weekend coming up... Probably 2
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Old 25-04-2012, 09:17 PM   #28
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Old 29-04-2012, 08:49 PM   #29
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Hi Guys,

Very busy but fruitfull weekend. Minitastic Fast-Road progressive spring kit arrived Saturday morning with the Gaz Shox so finished the Subframe build and installed today - Getting into place was the usual pinch, poke and lever operation taking an hour or so but we're on at least one pair of wheels now! . Pedal box had to be slightly modified to suit bulkhead 'easing' and needed a little encouragement to fit. Mini Wiring loom in from rear to front... I have both the Suzuki GTi and Mini front looms at home to lay out on the kitchen floor and see how they stitch together (Mr. Popular!). Working towards Front End where it will all be happening. A few evenings and a (very) long Bank Holiday now planned - After all,we're leaving for the IMM in Hungary in just a smidge over 3 Weeks... Argggggggggg!
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