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Old 12-06-2017, 06:03 PM   #46
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Videos man! We need videos!
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:04 PM   #47
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A few observations that I am now in the middle of sorting out.......

The engine kept its cool but I would like a custom rad none the less as it currently leans back and doesn't look professional. Perhaps a more rectangular shaped one instead the of the current square honda one.

BRAKES.... are utter rubbish. Im going to work my servo back in and also upgrade to bigger calipers. Currently running cooper s. I got lucky and acquired a brand new set of KAD 4pot vented 8.4inch jobbies last week for 410. They will be fitted this week. cue porn..


Sadly I will be loosing the 10x6 rims Going to buy 13x6 to accommodate the KADS.

RPM... I need a better final drive, currently sitting at 4K doing 60mph. Will sort that over the next year, Im not a speed freak.

Sound deadening, or lack of. Im going to spend alot of time focusing on removing vibrations. Im after a modern cruiser with classic looks.

Other than that it performs well, pulls like a train and my gheto wheel alignment, caster & camber / corner weighting is working well. Very little torque steer. She will get booked in for a full setup once I address the wheel / brakes / and sound deadening.

Thanks, David
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:19 PM   #48
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Brilliant stuff, fair play. I didn't see you at IMM but I'm sure we will cross paths at some stage.
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:21 PM   #49
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all looking cool and you dont look like a prCK LOL,good to read a sence of humer too,
how are the 10,sEDIT>sozz i didnt see your last while writeing, yes as monky, vids?
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:44 PM   #50
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If you.want to.stay on 10" rims then look at the Mk1/2 fiesta caliper conversion with decent grooved 7.9" disks.and decent pads. They really are good and can be done for about 100-150.

Apart from that looks really good there fella!!

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Old 14-06-2017, 09:52 PM   #51
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thanks for the comments folks. I am going to move to 13inch, try a new look for the car.
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Old 15-06-2017, 10:17 PM   #52
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We were camped opposite you at IMM. I didn't realise the pace of the build at the time as I haven't been in here since the crash but the mini is fantastic in the flesh!

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Old 17-06-2017, 10:49 AM   #53
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We were camped opposite you at IMM. I didn't realise the pace of the build at the time as I haven't been in here since the crash but the mini is fantastic in the flesh!

Cheers! It was a rapid build for sure. IMM was a good event. Our mega bright torch helped matters
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Old 18-06-2017, 07:28 AM   #54
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Cheers! It was a rapid build for sure. IMM was a good event. Our mega bright torch helped matters
Torch battle!! I am now stuck with over a hundred glowsticks...... How long to Bristol?

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Old 26-10-2017, 04:40 PM   #55
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Think this thread is due an update.

Been driving about in it most weekends and enjoying the power. Upgraded the brakes and what a difference. Still running non servo at the min. Will upgrade to servo over winter.

Had mintex pads in, awful. Squealed the whole time. I just couldn't get them hot enough on the road i guess. Now running ebc green stuff, cracking pad. Heats up quickly, no squeal and stops the car.





















Over a few miles the steering started to increase in play. I checked all the usual areas but couldn't remove the play. It was un-nearving, I would turn the wheel a good 8th of a turn before the wheels reacted ! In went a new rack, thankfully i was able to get it in without unbolting the subframe.



I then turned my attention to the air filter. I bought the ram air filter without even thinking. Last minute ebay auction days before I set off for IMM. Since replaced with a Suitable sized K&N job. No more irritating whirl noise from the filter!




I then made a dash and hid all the Honda wiring loom. I had the Honda ignition barrel and key lying on the passenger floor. I have since incorporated this into the mini ignition barrel. I have still kept the Honda mobilizer encase any thieving pricks try it on. I also got some new 13inch wheels for it. Seats to be re done in black when i get some money gathered up. These minis aint cheap






Took it to a show and received good comments along with the normal 'you ruined it' comments.







Next on the agenda (over xmas) is to pull the gearbox and fire it over to Jeff at watsons to convert the final drive to 3.4. While the engine is out I will fit the servo and make a new rad.

Cheers, Dave
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Old 26-10-2017, 05:32 PM   #56
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Great stuff I always enjoy your updates, whats the clearance like between the caliper and tie rod at full lock and have you got any pics of the filter fitted?
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Old 08-03-2018, 07:05 PM   #57
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Great stuff I always enjoy your updates, whats the clearance like between the caliper and tie rod at full lock and have you got any pics of the filter fitted?
Hi Keith, long time no chat.

I have adequate clearance on the track rod, maybe 5mm. It does hit if the car is jacked up though, to be expected I guess.
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Old 08-03-2018, 07:41 PM   #58
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Its been a while guys so thought I would update,,,,

Another full years MOT on this beast. No issues what so ever. Bear in mind I live in Northern Ireland so am required to use the government ran MOT, no backyard garage mechanic and slip of some money The MOT inspector called over his fellow colleges from the other 7 lanes for them all to give their opinions on the engine swap. All a resounding thumbs up Apologies to those that were waiting in line for their MOT, the mini caused quite the distraction when asked to remove the bonnet

Prior to the MOT I upgraded a few niggles such as balljoints , front shocks, previously standard height, now lowered height ones and upper arm dust covers. Also on the list was all new rubber cones, was currently on the original 1989 cones, fitting of a servo and a different shape radiator. My servo was also leaking pressure so had to source a 2nd hand unit the night before MOT.










































I also had a nightmare of trying to track down an issue withe the offside rear drum. It was getting so hot that the paint burnt off it. Turned out the rear slaves on both drums had seized on one out of the two pistons. Talk about bananase quality, only a year old! fitted new drums and longer wheel studs for piece of mind since I had the whole lot off.

Topped that off with a diy 4 wheel alignment as I have also fitted rear camber and toe brackets.

Before I did this I marked the footprint of the mini and then shimmed the floor to make a level surface. I used the ancient method of water leveling to achieve this. I then set the mini on sleepers and diy slip plates to allow me to set the geometry.

Stats are:

Front: Toe +1mm (2mm total), -0.5deg camber, +4.7deg castor

Rear: Toe -2mm (4mm total), -0.8deg camber



















There is one outstanding issue and that is the gearing. I will be fitting a different final drive, swaying towards the lowest one being circa 3.4. I wish to achieve a comfortable long distance cruiser. I know I will loose some acceleration but beating some financed BMW off the lights isn't a priority for me, but then again who are we kidding, the BMW will still get made to look like a sissy






Cheers, Dave
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:12 AM   #59
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Seizing rear cylinders is actually a common problem on cars that are not used regularly or sat for extended periods. What happens is the bore of the wheel cylinder will start to rust and will either cause the piston to seize or if the piston moves it rips the rubber seal and the cylinder leaks fluid. What I do now is on every set of wheel cylinders I fit I pop the pistons out and lubricate the bore and seal with red rubber grease then reassemble before fitting them. Since doing that I've never had a cylinder fail.
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