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Old 25-07-2011, 11:39 AM   #16
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Ok. Thanks for the quick response Matt.

So I just need the big tower bolts and nothing else? I'm not sure if I received the top big washers with the frame. I'll check that tonight.

I suppose that the mini spares top washers are the same?
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Old 25-07-2011, 11:50 AM   #17
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Ok. Thanks for the quick response Matt.

So I just need the big tower bolts and nothing else? I'm not sure if I received the top big washers with the frame. I'll check that tonight.

I suppose that the mini spares top washers are the same?

yes just need some big bolts , i might have some somewhere if you cant locate any

and yes the washers should have come with the kit , i think you will find they are thicker that the mini spares ones.

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Old 25-07-2011, 11:52 AM   #18
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Matt, thanks for the offer but I already got the big bolts from mini spares.

I'll check tonight to see if the washers were supplied with the frame. I'll send Rob and email if I don't have them.
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Old 24-07-2012, 03:31 PM   #19
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I finally started cleaning up the bulkhead area.

I want to remove the bracket as shown in the picture but with minimal damage to the rest of the bulkhead. I assume that I just need to drill to some spot welds? Can anyone confirm this?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 24-07-2012, 03:50 PM   #20
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I finally started cleaning up the bulkhead area.

I want to remove the bracket as shown in the picture but with minimal damage to the rest of the bulkhead. I assume that I just need to drill to some spot welds? Can anyone confirm this?

Thanks in advance!
yep just drill the spotwelds then just linish it lick of paint and bobs your uncle
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Old 24-07-2012, 04:18 PM   #21
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ok... off to the garage now! thanks!
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Old 14-08-2012, 08:47 PM   #22
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I know... It is going very slow but I finally managed to do some mini-work... I offered up the allspeed frame and noticed that it is impossible to turn the big bolts into the frame by hand... Is this normal?

Please check the pictures and tell me that everything looks ok
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Old 14-08-2012, 09:25 PM   #23
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a question... do I need the plastic bush in the hole where the tower bolt goes? I removed those plastic bushes and can't see a reason to replace them...
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Old 14-08-2012, 10:04 PM   #24
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Yet another question... sorry for all these stupid questions but I will learn...

I noticed that the lower subframe mounts touch the below panel where there is a bulge in the panel... Should I make that area flat?

Thanks for the advice!
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Old 15-08-2012, 07:20 PM   #25
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I offered up the allspeed frame and noticed that it is impossible to turn the big bolts into the frame by hand... Is this normal?
Yes use a spanner

Put some copper grease on the threads and tighten up, it won't turn easy unless you have the frame aligned up perfectly to the hole so thats the reason the bolt aint gonna go by hand as its going in at a slight angle, so just use a socket

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a question... do I need the plastic bush in the hole where the tower bolt goes? I removed those plastic bushes and can't see a reason to replace them...
If you got the flat bushes that go underneath then you could use them, there are only there to act as a dampener for engine vibrations etc otherwise if the frame is solid against the frame then you will feel it even at idle as the whole shell will vibrate, not a bad vibration just an annoying one

Just bear in mind though the frame attaches at the lower section (see later) so if you do one you kind of need to do the other but theres nothing available on the market for the lower ones so you could cut something up

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I noticed that the lower subframe mounts touch the below panel where there is a bulge in the panel... Should I make that area flat?
For the bulge on the bottom bit, my floor was coated in waxoyl so I don't know what its supposed to look like on a bare floorpan in that exact spot - but - the two holes on the frame line up with the original two bolts that protude through so take the two bolts off (its actually a flat plate with two bolts spot welded on) and pass the allspeed bolts through the floor/frame, if the frame sits on that bulge then thats where it sits
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:52 PM   #26
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made some nice progress tonight... offered up the engine... it was not easy but managed to get it into the subframe... also noticed that one of the mounting holes on the rear isn't looking that good... see picture... I don't think it will cause any harm...
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:51 AM   #27
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looking good.

what happened to the casing where that bolt goes? looks like someone tried to over tighten the bolt. those holes are pretty deep so you may be ok. just see if the rear spacer/mount plate goes in ok, and use copper grease on those bolts too.

one more word of advise, paint that subframe. take a grinder with wire wheel, and take the black "rust preventitave paint" off and either get it powdercoated, or use hammerite. my frame which i payed the extra money for the "protective paint" rusted up in about 3 months of driving. i took a wire wheel to it and had it all stripped off in about 10 mins. and that paint didnt put up much of a fight. i used black hammerite about 1 year ago, and still looks good. i only say this, because i had to put up with the rust tuntil i had to pull my motor (long story), and i wouldnt want anyone else to have to look at a rusty frame in such a nice engine bay.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:15 AM   #28
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Good job I bought a stainless steel frame..........

Have you been to see Steve lately Will?
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:41 AM   #29
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not in about a month.. he's got alot of minis in that garage. litterally about 40 of them that he's working on at the same time..
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:39 AM   #30
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Thanks for the tips Will!

I don't know what happened to the casing. It was like that when I bought the engine. There still a lot of thread left in the hole so it will probably be ok!
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