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Old 29-06-2019, 12:59 PM   #1021
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Have you shared the pics and requested Minispares feedback? Should never happen, perhaps itís a known issue and they have increased the material spec since you bought yours


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Old 29-06-2019, 02:33 PM   #1022
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They are the bushed type. Not bothered telling minispares, last time I found a dangerous fault with one of their products they weren't interested in the slightest
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Old 11-07-2019, 03:27 PM   #1023
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done a few hundred miles since the breakage and my confidence is now restored. went to a few local shows and this made me smile:
DSC_0615 by garrywadey, on Flickr
super flashy expensive lambo pulls up next to the mini and the mini pulls the crowd! lambo driver looked bemused behind his expensive but pineapple looking sunglasses.
Then blasted down to goodwood fos as we got some free tickets, nice 250 mile round trip averaging around 50mpg even with heavy traffic on the way home. I still find it comfortable on longer trips and even my passenger said the same
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Old 19-08-2019, 09:00 AM   #1024
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Some footage from mitp yesterday at mallory park
Had a great day, did 4 sessions on the track and nothing overtook me all day! Flew past most of the bini's, only one race prepared one nearly managed to keep up. Can't believe how well this car goes now, not just on the straights but also through the bends, even managed to out corner a proper mini seven racer!


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Old 19-08-2019, 07:05 PM   #1025
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Great video again Gaz. Your car always impresses.

Hope you don't mind but I edited the post as the link didn't work.

When posting the link, don't post the "http" part, just start with the "www." That way it posts a thumbnail and the link will open when clicked.
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Old 20-08-2019, 07:08 AM   #1026
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thanks andrew, i can never get the link thing right!
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Old 21-08-2019, 07:59 AM   #1027
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What was in the blue van, it looked quite rapid. I did feel though he should have moved over sooner for you ...
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Old 21-08-2019, 09:51 AM   #1028
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It's a 1293cc a series, the suspension is set up really well in it so he basically just drove it flat out only braking for the hairpin. It's my mate Chris Whight who painted my mini so he deliberately stayed in front so I could get some video of him
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Old 21-08-2019, 11:17 AM   #1029
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Ah cool, that makes sense then.

Yes, I saw the way he was throwing it in to the hairpin, it seemed to handle well, it also seemed to have very good grip on corner entry on the higher speed corner at the other end of the circuit too.
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Old 25-09-2019, 06:28 PM   #1030
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I've been struggling with poor quality steering racks since I built the mini, the new ones seen either notchy or sloppy in the bushes, so I tried a reconed one which lasted a few weeks before the bush in the passenger side wore. This results in knocking over rough roads (which there are a lot of near me) so i ordered a new bush but that had even more play! I found an old rack in the shed which was better so i used that for a while but there was still some play in the bush.
I decided to make my own solution by machining an oilite bronze bush (oilite are self lubricating) to replace the pineapplepy plastic bush. This worked to an extent but there was too much clearance on the bush to shaft so it was still knocking. I cut through one side of the bush so it could be clamped up tighter onto the shaft:
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I then drilled and tapped two holes in the steering rack and screwed in some m6 bolts, these clamp on the bush and squeeze it closed to take up any slack and should hopefully allow adjustment for wear
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It seems to have worked initially so we will see how long it lasts
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Old 25-09-2019, 06:39 PM   #1031
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also got sent some great photos from mitp:
IMG_20190818_105857396_BURST000_COVER_TOP by garrywadey, on Flickr
IMG-20190906-WA0003 by garrywadey, on Flickr
CF (70 of 441) by garrywadey, on Flickr
I really like this shot (ignore the sleeping driver):
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Old 26-09-2019, 02:59 PM   #1032
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You must be pretty quick if you're keeping up with race prepped bmw minis.

My first proper track day in the Allegro the other day and I was keeping with an r32 golf and the odd clio, moved over for the evo's and m3s though! Bigger boys!

I also supply the Allegro club with bronze bushes as they have the same issue with racks, they have rubber bushes and even nos racks fail quickly as it's gone brittle.
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