16v Mini Club Forums  

Go Back   16v Mini Club Forums > Builds > Rover Builds

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-03-2018, 08:54 AM   #181
InstantCustard
Senior Member
 
InstantCustard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Whitworth, Lancashire
Posts: 5,930
Subframe: Home Made
CC: 1.8
Make: Rover
ECU: Emerald K6
Default

I quite liked the idea of colour coded hoses


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burnard View Post
couldnt be bothered to stretch that far to pull it out.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ardonfast View Post
Haz obviously don't like custard , my Mrs spits it out to!
I love it
InstantCustard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2018, 05:35 PM   #182
geachy87
Senior Member
 
geachy87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Campbeltown, Scotland
Posts: 444
Subframe: Watson
CC: 1.8t
Make: Rover
ECU: Kmaps
Default

Got the gearbox mount hole drilled and bolted up, just waiting on some 1 piece mpi bushes coming so I can finish making the brackets for the engine steady and get them welded on.
This is the side that will be welded onto the front bar of the subframe and Iíve started making one up that bolts onto the bellhousing but didnít get a photo of that






Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
geachy87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2018, 02:38 PM   #183
geachy87
Senior Member
 
geachy87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Campbeltown, Scotland
Posts: 444
Subframe: Watson
CC: 1.8t
Make: Rover
ECU: Kmaps
Default

Bushes finally arrived today so I fitted them to the engine steady





Then welded the bracket onto the subframe and finished making up the one for the gearbox, the gearbox one is boxed in on the bottom and the rear, hard to see in the photo but itís plenty strong enough



Iíll tidy up the welds at the front when Iíve got some more free time


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
geachy87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2018, 03:33 PM   #184
Oz
Senior Member
 
Oz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Jersey, Channel Islands
Posts: 4,272
Subframe: Other
CC: 1595
Make: Honda
ECU: DTA
Default

My thoughts are:-

1) The bracket on to the gearbox looks like it would fracture with the lateral force on it. I think most of us have seen the rear engine steady bracket on an A-series (behind diff) fracture and its a lot thicker than your bracket. Could you attach the steady direct to the gearbox where the lower bracket bolt is ?; and

2) The force on the subframe bracket will be pushing against the weld on the front of the subframe. I reckon that will fracture too over time. Could you reverse the bracket and tweak it so it sits against the back of the front bar so you'd be pushing in to the bar rather than against the weld ? It'd be much stronger that way.
__________________
New subframe fitting has begun - slowly

Build Thread - Standard Round Nose with K series subframe build begun
Oz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2018, 03:58 PM   #185
geachy87
Senior Member
 
geachy87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Campbeltown, Scotland
Posts: 444
Subframe: Watson
CC: 1.8t
Make: Rover
ECU: Kmaps
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oz View Post
My thoughts are:-

1) The bracket on to the gearbox looks like it would fracture with the lateral force on it. I think most of us have seen the rear engine steady bracket on an A-series (behind diff) fracture and its a lot thicker than your bracket. Could you attach the steady direct to the gearbox where the lower bracket bolt is ?; and

2) The force on the subframe bracket will be pushing against the weld on the front of the subframe. I reckon that will fracture too over time. Could you reverse the bracket and tweak it so it sits against the back of the front bar so you'd be pushing in to the bar rather than against the weld ? It'd be much stronger that way.
Completely agree about the bracket on the gearbox, just couldnít think on a better way to do it, Iíll have a rethink and come up with something better..

Iíll wait and see if the one on the subframe proves me wrong but I think itíll be fine
geachy87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2018, 10:56 AM   #186
Oz
Senior Member
 
Oz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Jersey, Channel Islands
Posts: 4,272
Subframe: Other
CC: 1595
Make: Honda
ECU: DTA
Default

Has the front bracket been welded to the underneath of the front bar as well ? The pic is a bit dark to tell. If not then adding weld there will increase the strength of the bracket in resisting the force of the engine moving.
__________________
New subframe fitting has begun - slowly

Build Thread - Standard Round Nose with K series subframe build begun
Oz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2018, 11:10 AM   #187
geachy87
Senior Member
 
geachy87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Campbeltown, Scotland
Posts: 444
Subframe: Watson
CC: 1.8t
Make: Rover
ECU: Kmaps
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oz View Post
Has the front bracket been welded to the underneath of the front bar as well ? The pic is a bit dark to tell. If not then adding weld there will increase the strength of the bracket in resisting the force of the engine moving.
Yes, both L shaped parts have been welded on the front and bottom on both sides of each part, so should be plenty strong.
Been looking at it though and there is only one hole on the bellhousing that suits the size of bolt for the engine steady, the rest are obviously far too big, but to use that one Iíll need to weld brackets for the steady onto the top of the subframe bar, so Iíll be doing away with the one thatís already there
geachy87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2018, 08:32 PM   #188
geachy87
Senior Member
 
geachy87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Campbeltown, Scotland
Posts: 444
Subframe: Watson
CC: 1.8t
Make: Rover
ECU: Kmaps
Default

Had to do a bit of surgery on my passengers seat today, the outside of the head support and the rollcage wanted to occupy the same space, took the cover off and cut some of the return lip off, still left some for strength. With the cover on you canít tell and it fits in nicely now





If anyone is thinking on getting these seats, they would go in perfectly if you donít have a rollcage


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
geachy87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-03-2018, 12:23 PM   #189
andy86
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Newport S.wales
Posts: 24
Subframe: AMT
CC: 2000
Make: Vauxhall
ECU: DTA
Default

how do you find the mirco seats other than the hassle to fit. I've been looking at the its without the head restraint wings. they're a lot cheaper than the suzukas I was going to go for.
andy86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-03-2018, 12:23 AM   #190
geachy87
Senior Member
 
geachy87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Campbeltown, Scotland
Posts: 444
Subframe: Watson
CC: 1.8t
Make: Rover
ECU: Kmaps
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by andy86 View Post
how do you find the mirco seats other than the hassle to fit. I've been looking at the its without the head restraint wings. they're a lot cheaper than the suzukas I was going to go for.
Canít fault the quality for the price, seem really well made and these ones are really comfy for buckets. All Iíll say is check the shoulder width, when I looked these were the only ones in the range that looked like they would fit, theyíre 570 width at the shoulders as far as I can remember, think the rest were around 590 or there abouts. Really happy with them though
geachy87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-03-2018, 11:39 AM   #191
geachy87
Senior Member
 
geachy87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Campbeltown, Scotland
Posts: 444
Subframe: Watson
CC: 1.8t
Make: Rover
ECU: Kmaps
Default

Started plumbing in the intercooler, just need to finish the other side then itís onto the oil and water lines for the turbo




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
geachy87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-03-2018, 11:33 AM   #192
geachy87
Senior Member
 
geachy87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Campbeltown, Scotland
Posts: 444
Subframe: Watson
CC: 1.8t
Make: Rover
ECU: Kmaps
Default

Still need to finish it but this should be more suitable than the last attempt..




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
geachy87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2018, 01:14 PM   #193
geachy87
Senior Member
 
geachy87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Campbeltown, Scotland
Posts: 444
Subframe: Watson
CC: 1.8t
Make: Rover
ECU: Kmaps
Default

Kinda lost motivation on this so currently sorting the wiring to get it running and hopefully get the motivation back to finish it




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
geachy87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-06-2018, 03:33 PM   #194
geachy87
Senior Member
 
geachy87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Campbeltown, Scotland
Posts: 444
Subframe: Watson
CC: 1.8t
Make: Rover
ECU: Kmaps
Default

First start

https://flic.kr/p/28n1sc4
geachy87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-06-2018, 08:23 AM   #195
Geehawk
Senior Member
 
Geehawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Wiltshire
Posts: 3,435
Default

__________________
Mini T-Shirts
TheClubman.co.uk
Geehawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.