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Old 18-11-2010, 05:50 PM   #16
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18 November 2010 Made a handbrake cover for my mini it is made out of billet aluminium. It only needs a black leather cover for the rest of the handbrake mechinism.
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Old 26-11-2010, 07:38 AM   #17
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Hey Marco

Where in SA are you, we have just got a 20v clubby finished and are about to start a 2nd one, we did cheat a little as we used a kit from Tommy at Mini Workshop.

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Old 29-11-2010, 07:41 AM   #18
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Hello Sean I am building my mini in Pretora West at Silverton Radiators.
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:13 PM   #19
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Hi Marco.

The build looks like it's coming along nicely.
Are you building your own subframe? Or also buying the Miniworkshop one?
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:43 AM   #20
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I am busy building my own subframe i have herd that the Miniworkshops subframe is flimsy and building your own isnt that difficult and much cheaper.
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Old 15-12-2010, 12:06 PM   #21
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Ok i can tell you from arround sa somewhere can you Please help me i want to do a conversoin on my mini as well Gold or toyota
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Old 28-12-2010, 06:55 AM   #22
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Hello Theo try www.miniworkshop.co.za
Or just go and buy a mini and a engine and take it from there.
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Old 13-01-2011, 12:45 PM   #23
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Hi Marco

I am also bases in Pretoria and have just bought a project 20v Toyota Mini... MiniOta. There is quite a bit of work to be done on the car but I am looking forward it all. I did notice however that the car has some serious power and crazy torque steer to go with it. Is this normal?
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Old 17-01-2011, 08:12 PM   #24
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Is there a way to combat the torgue steer?
There would be crazy torgue steer as the one drive shaft is half the length of the other.
will an lsd help?
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Old 18-01-2011, 11:51 AM   #25
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Torgue steer is caused be the two sideshafts not being equal lenghts.. As far as i belive a LSD wont help with torque steer.
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Old 22-01-2011, 02:30 PM   #26
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Torgue steer is caused be the two sideshafts not being equal lenghts.. As far as i belive a LSD wont help with torque steer.
also caused by subrame bending, deflection of bushings, scrub radius, bump steer and geometry you will never completely eliminate it on a mini, and definately never eliminate it if you keep mini hubs
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Old 26-01-2011, 07:34 AM   #27
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TBH, I wouldn't call the Mini Workshop frame is flimsy.

I've used 2 of them now, and the plates that Tommmy used are ALOT thicker than the std metal used in the Mini subframe.

having said that, fair play to you for making your own, unfort i don't own a welder and ended up just biting the bullet and buying them from Tommy, even though i live in Durban (+-400 miles away)




Oh and here is what we ended up with as far as drive shafts goes.



You should check out our Local Mini forum (sorry for the plug guys @ 16v forum)

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Old 31-01-2011, 11:59 PM   #28
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absolutely wasnt a dig at the frame mate, like it or not they will all flex to some degree, i know my old one did (alot ) and i know my new one does although substancially less, point was even a 2mm deflection in a bushing is going to have a more pronounced affect than driveshaft angles, so before looking into equal length shafts one has to address other areas first, most notably, scrub radius and bump steer then cornerweights, and finally bushings, frame rigidity and equal legnth shafts. These are the areas that give minis the massive torque steer they suffer. You do learn to live with it though, and its part of the charm!
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Old 09-02-2011, 04:10 PM   #29
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13 January 2011 Made the engines mounting. And my buddy Shaun
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Old 09-02-2011, 04:16 PM   #30
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9 February 2011 A couple of pics to show the progress of my subframe. The altenator has been moved to the front of the engine and the exhaust manifold has been shortend by about two inches.
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