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Old 26-07-2007, 09:05 PM   #31
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(in sunny devon)
WOOP! go Devon



i absolutely LOVE ur car! did you have engine troubles? or just fancy more power/something different?
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Old 26-07-2007, 09:09 PM   #32
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I have amended your status and moved this to the build diary section.

Loved the engine before the K series think I would have left it with an A

Hope the build goes well for you
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Old 27-07-2007, 07:12 AM   #33
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no engine troubles- i sold it as a complete, fully set up unit. there are several reasons i decided on a k series, mainly reliability as i will be doing a lot of miles and would feel guilty doing them with an expensive, high power a series (this will be my only car), i wanted fuel injection and five gears which is silly money for the a series and i also wanted efortless power - with my 1380 there was plenty of power but it was a tuned engine and i'd rather have a standard engine with the same or more power to suit my driving style
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Old 29-07-2007, 03:31 PM   #34
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a bit of progress today, cleaned & painted the subframe and fitted it to the car then cleaned and detailed (lightly) the engine (didn't need much work as it's nearly new) and dropped it back in the mini hopefully for the last time. i've got my cable gear change on the way as well as rear spacers and front coilovers (gaz adjustables), oh and a new r200 downpipe. when it gets here i'll fit it and take some measurements to build my exhaust system.

also finally worked out what ecu i've got - its an efi technologies euro 1! which is fully mappable and doesn't need the 3/5as etc and it seems to be on a rover loom
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Old 29-07-2007, 05:40 PM   #35
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hope all goes well with ur build u'll love drivinf it when finished
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Old 12-08-2007, 04:11 PM   #36
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bit of an update. brakes and suspension all built up bar the brake pipes, rad brackets made and got the cable gear shift fitted. i couldn't fit it inside the car as originally planned as it would be too far forward to miss the handbrake, so it is underneath using the original gear lever hole. this may cause a bit of a problem with the exhaust as it takes up most of the tunnel!
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Old 15-08-2007, 01:22 AM   #37
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blimey! Haven't looked on the forum for a while and completely missed this build - you don't mess about do you!

Two suggestions though, have you considered using the rod change gear selector from the rover 200 Vi? Surely the the cable change setup is not suited to a front engined car?

Other thing - your top suspension arms wont be able to cope with the loads on them from the coilovers (unless your using strenghtening brackets) - can't make it out in the photos? The alternative is to use MGTF top arms
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Old 15-08-2007, 07:48 AM   #38
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i thought about the rod change but the cable seems to work well and makes positioning easier, the cables are in an S shape and the only mod i had to do was drill 4 8mm holes to bolt the assembly to the floor! also i've tried the exhaust in position and it does clear it - it goes down the side in the normal position and lines up perfectly with the downpipe.
i have got brackets on those coilovers which go either side of the damper bolt and are also bolted through the top balljoint.

yes, progress seems to be good considering i can only spend evenings on it!
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Old 17-08-2007, 07:29 AM   #39
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aarg! the exhaust fitted nicely but the gear changer was right in the way. i couldn't see any way of making it fit easily so i had to remove it and re-think. i'm now using the original mini rod change selector which fits nicely and only needs the rod extending slightly and a bracket making for the steady rod, even the collar is the right bore!
cooling system is done (just need to mount the expansion bottle) and i'm waiting for the van rear cylinders and front brake hoses to finish the braking system
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Old 17-08-2007, 05:24 PM   #40
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even the collar is the right bore!
Good old Rover - just like Ford - every car is made from the same parts bin
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Old 22-08-2007, 09:10 PM   #41
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litte update. fitted the rear van brake cylinders and the spacers, as well as the feed and return copper fuel pipes. got my wheels back from being painted to match the car and the edge diamond cut, got the tyres fitted and put them on the car - it's a massive enthusiasm booster to see the mini with wheels again! will take it off the stands tomorrow. i've got some turned billet ally centre caps being made by a mate to finish the wheels off nicely.
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Old 22-08-2007, 10:28 PM   #42
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Lookin really good mate
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Old 23-08-2007, 06:13 AM   #43
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Those wheels look great
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Old 23-08-2007, 09:14 AM   #44
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thanks
i loved my old wheels but there was no way of keeping them with the metty brakes so i had to find something a bit special - looked at image split rims but couldn't afford 800 for a set of wheels these cost about 300 in total including tyres etc which i think is pretty good for some completely unique mini wheels! they started life as standard rover 100 GTA wheels from ebay
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Old 23-08-2007, 09:26 AM   #45
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They are the best style alloy Rover made for the Metro/R100 IMO
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