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Old 16-11-2017, 02:23 PM   #31
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Alternator bracket now all done




Got some glass in, changed to some opening rear quarters as they matched the fronts, turned out all my glass is different colours



Interior is starting to come together, had to change to some different seats a mouse ate one of the Speedwell seats.





Brake lines are now all done


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Old 24-11-2017, 10:11 PM   #32
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Great progress.

How does your manifold and air filter sit with your alternator there?

Iíve sourced an alternator from a Suzuki swift so going to try a similar mounting position to yours.
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Old 17-06-2018, 09:29 PM   #33
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Thank you to Matt Green for getting me back into my account, here's some updates from the last few months.

Engine bay almost done



Made up a shroud to protect the radiator






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Old 17-06-2018, 09:36 PM   #34
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Finished getting the rad all plumbed in.




This is what underneath the roof looks like



The inlet clears the alternator with plenty of room, had to make a pipe out of steel to get the angles needed for one of the hoses.





Got the glass in, just need to do the locking strips. Theres a few ways to do this, we did it by putting the seal in the car then putting the bottom of the glass in as best we could and then with some levering in with a screwdriver, a lot of pushing and pulling from inside and out it went in no problem.

Also got the mounts for the bonnet pins done.





Did the engine wiring before, now have spent about 8 hours sorting the mini side of things, is all neat tidy and works as it should and as always any questionable wiring has been removed and replaced.
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Old 17-06-2018, 09:38 PM   #35
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Now taxed and MOT'd!


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Old 17-06-2018, 09:41 PM   #36
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Fan switch on the dash panel



Went to it's first show on Boxing Day






Had it's first breakdown.



And a few pictures of it pretty much finished







Few jobs lefts which are.

- Get suspension set up, everything is miles out
- Put a bit more carpet it
- Oil and filter
- Get on ramp, strip back, repaint and underseal
- Put door and bonnet roundels on
- Sort speedo cable and gauges
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Old 17-06-2018, 09:45 PM   #37
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Carpet is in.
Tracking and toe is done but still needs camber and castor.
Given it a good clean, will be on the show and shine at London to Brighton.


















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Old 18-06-2018, 05:39 AM   #38
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Wow! Love this build and final look! My level of dedication to detail!
I'm especially loving how you managed to squeeze the alternator in the back and kept it all stealthy under standard front!
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Old 18-06-2018, 09:05 AM   #39
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Proper nice , looks like a mini ,
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Old 21-06-2018, 07:54 AM   #41
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I love the look of this. looks like an old school Cooper S.

Nice work !
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Old 25-06-2018, 09:06 AM   #42
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Smashing looking mini - well done!
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:17 PM   #43
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Thank you everyone.

Little update

Went to London To Brighton






by the book oil change



Local show in Tewin



Photoshoot for Mini Magazine, can't believe I have to wait until it's published before I can see the pics!





New ECU ready for new engine.



Is called a Speeduino, is basically a mega squirt but a bit more DIY and a lot cheaper. Is wired into existing ECU plug so will be plug and play.

Ready for new engine to go in which is E16SE, ported head, C16SE inlet, red top injectors, 288 cam, ARP rod bolts, uprated fuel pump. Might get a lightened flywheel to go in. Should be going in over the winter.
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