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Old 02-04-2017, 01:20 PM   #136
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It's definitely getting busier in there, just repainted the strut brace to go back in tomorrow as stuff will need to miss it and it's a tight fit. Steering column now in

Won't be starting any wiring for a bit yet.
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Old 05-04-2017, 10:14 PM   #137
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Extended the gear lever by 3" and its much better



Still trying to figure out the front suspension, it's rather too high with 8" springs on. Was going to order some 7" but probably still fancy it lower. Got some 6" so now have some adjustment, with it bottomed out totally I still have a two finger gap to the arch. Not bad but I'd like to get it running about an inch above this tops - might see if I can get the protechs shock body shortened.

Next job get the front arb to fit, with the car lower it clears the top of the wishbone but gets pushed into the car.



I was thinking about modding the bar with some oxy for more of a bend, maybe longer droplinks. Or maybe I'll strighten the bend and mount it to the bottom of the wishbone with a very short link. Choices!
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Old 06-04-2017, 06:44 AM   #138
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Id go under the wishbone mate. If you have it sprung correctly you may find it won't need an ARB.....
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Old 06-04-2017, 03:19 PM   #139
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Yeah I'm going to try it under the wishbone tomorrow.
Definitely needs an arb!
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Old 06-04-2017, 04:01 PM   #140
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Ill have to put mine on then......
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Old 06-04-2017, 04:19 PM   #141
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What ARB is that ? if its a Metro one the it is designed to mount to the old subframe to floor mounts which sit much higher up than where you've mounted it.
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Old 06-04-2017, 04:23 PM   #142
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You can just sort of see it here

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Old 06-04-2017, 04:29 PM   #143
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Yes it's a metro one, I would have mounted it on the floor to subframe mounts however I don't have them so its mounted to the floor / chassis on plates chopped off an mgf and welded on. It's in the same place just about 2" lower. Gear linkage still clears and the exhaust as well. As you can see from your pic there is plenty of vertical space in the U bend.

I'm still thinking I'll mount it to the bottom of the wishbones instead of the top, will have another look tomorrow.
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Old 17-04-2017, 01:36 PM   #144
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Well no progress this week due to me becoming a Daddy again

Been looking at exhaust options and droplinks, bit of a pain but have some ideas. Had the garage open while changing the oil in the daily the other day. Chance for a photo.



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Old 17-04-2017, 02:54 PM   #145
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Keep up the good work (Wen you can) and Congratulations!
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Old 24-04-2017, 03:10 PM   #146
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Cheers I'm pretty much banned from the garage at the moment.

I have ordered a Hornet exhaust kit though and put some 7" 700lb springs on the front which seem right now
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Old 06-05-2017, 10:43 PM   #147
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So I was allowed a few hours today, got the coolant pipes all finished and the header mounted. Checked for bonnet clearence and its all good. Mounted the fuel filter, braided line still to be connected but have plenty of length. Using a Rover 45 hard line and keeping the oem connector for the high pressure side. It all manages to fit and aviod the strut brace quite well. Added a bulkhead fitting and measured up for a clutch line too.



Battery mounted (no wires yet)



So I think once I have done the fuel lines it just needs electrical wiring to run, throttle, brakes, clutch can come after.

On the subject of brakes I'm running them inside the car to my pedal box. At the rear I have changed the factory flexi for braided which goes into the car via the old rear seat belt bolt. I measured 150cm at full droop but with the long travel of the rear arm it puts a nasty bend in the Venhill line. I might have to swap these for a shorter length, maybe 125mm.

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Almost full droop

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Old 08-05-2017, 06:07 AM   #148
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Pipes don't look clever. Can you use a one piece Goodrich flexi with banjo fitting on wheel cylinder end? Have these on my mini and they allow you to tuck them under the arm to prevent crush and give a smoother arc to prevent this sort of issue.


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Old 08-05-2017, 07:32 PM   #149
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It has a hard line from the cylinder that comes round to the top and attaches on a braket, from there I'm going braided to the car. I've ordered some braided twice as long so I can have a full loop. Going braided all the way could be an option though.

Knocked up the exhaust today, just needs another hanger in the middle and the sections can be welded. Clears the arb, gear linkage all ok.






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Old 08-05-2017, 07:40 PM   #150
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It has a hard line from the cylinder that comes round to the top and attaches on a braket, from there I'm going braided to the car. I've ordered some braided twice as long so I can have a full loop. Going braided all the way could be an option though.

These are what I have.

http://minispares.com/product/Classi...%20to%20search

I cut off the bracket and zip tied the hose to the radius arm which on a mini means you can run fractionally lower without it touching the body.

Exhaust looks good!



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