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Old 01-12-2017, 12:36 PM   #166
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Been a bit lazy on this atm, all I've done is paint the cam cover
Going to get Christmas out the way then start throwing more money at it and hopefully get it finished




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Old 01-12-2017, 01:27 PM   #167
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"...throwing more money at it..."
Most accurate description
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:04 PM   #168
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Pepsi.....call yourself a Mini owner! Mine's fuelled by coffee and alcohol!
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:13 PM   #169
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Pepsi.....call yourself a Mini owner! Mine's fuelled by coffee and alcohol!
Haha, my minis kept at my work and mostly gets worked on in between jobs, not sure my boss would be happy at me cracking open the Stella half way through the day
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Old 02-12-2017, 01:19 AM   #170
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Haha, not sure my boss would be happy at me cracking open the Stella half way through the day
im glad the boss man is protecting you from that, touched a nerve!
i hate the old strawberry that introduced me to whiskey and cars,
i grew up thinking it was exseptable ,, keep up the good work,, getting tight ,
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Old 21-02-2018, 04:34 PM   #171
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Engine and subframe back out to weld the panel for the steering rack back on seen as Iím going back to the mini rack



Seems like itís 1 step forward 10 steps back just now


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Old 21-02-2018, 05:14 PM   #172
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Why have you chosen to use the Mini rack ?
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Old 21-02-2018, 05:23 PM   #173
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Why have you chosen to use the Mini rack ?
The mini one seems to allow more room to move the engine back. Iím going for the same set up as minidarren had on his with the intercooler along the front at the top, and there was no way the engine was going back far enough with the metro rack to give me enough room for the intercooler
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Old 22-02-2018, 11:19 AM   #174
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I'm running a mini rack as well.
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Old 22-02-2018, 03:12 PM   #175
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I'm running a mini rack as well.
Sorry to thread hijack but Keith, yours is the early Watson's design of frame. This has a small gap (20mm) between the bulkhead and frame. This will no doubt fit the Mini steering rack in that space.

The later frames, like mine are so tight that I had to adjust my bulkhead with a lump hammer to get the frame to fit. There is no way I would be able to swap to Mini rack.

Not being picky here just this swap is not for everyone.
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Old 22-02-2018, 04:22 PM   #176
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Yeah I forgot about it being an early frame, makes fitting the mini rack a doddle but I had to cut the front cross bar out to get the fibreglass front far enough back.

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Old 22-02-2018, 04:50 PM   #177
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All back in, now I can get a final position for the engine and drill holes for the mounts. Just had to guess where the steering rack fitted before but looks like I wasnít far off, so should all still fit inside the front end





Forgot how annoying a job fitting the subframe was


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Old 02-03-2018, 10:32 PM   #178
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Got the engine all lined up and drilled the holes for the engine mount and got that bolted up, just need to drill the hole for the gearbox mount then make up brackets for the engine steadies.
Only picture I got was one when I was checking it all still fitted inside the front end. Also fitted some headlights




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Old 03-03-2018, 08:02 AM   #179
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Red hoses for coolant and blue for induction?


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Old 03-03-2018, 08:33 AM   #180
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The engine came with blue hoses for the intercooler, just stuck it on to see if I had room, will be ordering red ones as soon as Iíve worked out what bends I need
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