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Old 10-01-2017, 07:48 PM   #16
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Just finished the frame work for the battery and fuel tank to sit on
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Old 10-01-2017, 07:52 PM   #17
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Frame work in car now fuel tank ready to go in as the rubber strips have turn up for the brackets got to sort the clutch slave cylinder out for the gearbox
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Old 22-01-2017, 06:40 PM   #18
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Just finish of fuel tank brackets and fitted battery tray in for battery
Just got to work out wot rad to use I have a spare Honda del sol alloy rad in garage think might use that
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Old 22-01-2017, 06:43 PM   #19
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Start marking frame for the cover for engine just got to put engine in subframe to finish that bit of
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Old 28-01-2017, 12:58 PM   #20
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Hi guys
Started this mini thinking I want the engine in the back and then I think god I wish I left the engine in front not sure if I going to put engine back in front or keep it in the back
Not sure
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Old 28-01-2017, 02:34 PM   #21
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is it too late?
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Old 29-01-2017, 08:37 AM   #22
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What made you change your mind?
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Old 29-01-2017, 05:46 PM   #23
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Hi mate
Just thinking it will be quicker and easier in the front then the back but I would have to weld in new boot floor and archs and heel broad as well so I think it has to stay in the back as all the frame is made and I got engine in subframe today ready to go back in
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Old 30-01-2017, 06:53 PM   #24
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So I have decided to put engine back in the front of the mini it means welding in new boot floor and arches and back seat I have lined up a rear subframe with all parts on it god job I still have all the fixing points for subframe which will make it easier to start making good again
So I better start getting some new panels
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Old 01-02-2017, 07:24 AM   #25
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Hi guys
Can anyone tell me wot clutch slave cylinder to use in my gearbox it's a F16 gearbox 2ltr 8v out of a calibra are the F16 and F18 gearbox the same that wot l have been told is this true
Help needed Vauxhall dealer wastse of time
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Old 06-02-2017, 07:33 AM   #26
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I have been looking at some people's RWD mini on the site some people have the rad on the front and some in the back of the car wot are the pros and cons and which is the best way
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Old 09-02-2017, 09:20 AM   #27
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I have been looking at some people's RWD mini on the site some people have the rad on the front and some in the back of the car wot are the pros and cons and which is the best way
In the front, you can get the rad right in the airflow, but rads take up space. Air takes the path of least resistance. At the back it's a bit harder to get airflow going through the rad without ducting the air through it. Some have the rear rad setup lying horizontal with air ducted up through boot floor I think.

I have the XE up front, st length, non removable front round nose and I manage to cool that with an Mini MPI rad + an FZR Faser Yamaha rad and cooler running stat, so it is all possible..
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Old 09-02-2017, 02:37 PM   #28
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Olli (Mr-Cooper) ran a rad under the rear subframe for his Vtec Auto van and had a lip at the leading edge of the rear subframe, I think it basically used the airflow under the car to act like chimney effect and suck air through the rad by creating lower pressure underneath it than above it. I'll see if I can find his pictures ...
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Old 26-02-2017, 06:33 PM   #30
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So I have been looking at rear brake set up and lock of arms for my RWD mini
So I have been looking at the GTM kit car set up as it is all made for the mini front subframe it will save my so much time think I will start with the lock of arms kit first
Will put some pics on will I get the item
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