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Old 20-07-2009, 09:08 PM   #31
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update your location mike , so i know where you are

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Old 20-07-2009, 09:10 PM   #32
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I live near Liverpool fella. Thankfully not too close though
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Old 20-07-2009, 09:11 PM   #33
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I live near Liverpool fella. Thankfully not too close though
poo . a bit far from me to help out..

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Old 20-07-2009, 09:18 PM   #34
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poo . a bit far from me to help out..

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Thanks anyway Matt, you are very kind.
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Old 22-07-2009, 12:14 AM   #35
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I spoke to Rob at Allspeed earlier today. He's kindly agreed to send me some more of the engine shims out for me. Hes a top bloke

Aside from that, i'd say that the level of aftersales service from Allspeed has been second to none. I would recommend them to anybody considering this type of conversion.
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Old 22-07-2009, 06:55 PM   #36
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I'm only in south Manchester if you ever need to take a look at a running c16se mini to compare anything, not far off the end of the M56 I made some extra shims out of some ally blanking plates from a rack of computers - handy stuff as its about 3mm thick, and free!
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Old 23-07-2009, 01:02 PM   #37
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Cheers for that Rich.

Im still after a 4 branch manifold, would you have one for sale?
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Old 05-09-2009, 02:39 PM   #38
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Just a cheeky little update.

Alternator is completely sorted.

Gear shift and linkage all sorted.

Clutch mechanism is all sorted.

Throttle cable all sorted.

Fuel lines, all sorted.

Wont be long now...! Probably...
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:17 PM   #39
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Y'know when i said that "it wont be long now... probably"... something always comes along and grapeses on your bonfire!

Have a look at this... http://www.16vminiclub.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=19211

Ballache or what?
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Old 29-12-2009, 06:15 PM   #40
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Apologies for the lack of updates! Has it really been this long?

Everything is now finished apart from the wiring and bleeding of the brakes.

The car is now running too !! ,

However, upon inspecting the old mini wiring loom closely it would appear that the loom is knackered. A lot of the insulation on the wires is cracked and there appear to be lots of dodgy crimp connectors used at randon throughout the loom.

As im a complete noob when it comes to auto electrics ive decided to recruit the services of my cousin who will (fingers crossed) qualify as an autoelectrician sometime soon.

In order to set us off on the correct path ive decided to buy one of these:-

http://www.cbsonline.co.uk/cbs-wirin...mod-1185-p.asp

Because the old loom is goosed, we've taken the decision to make a complete new one for the front of the car, so its solder-tastic at the moment!

Hopefully the wiring should be complete within the next month so i will post a few pics when its all finished. To the untrained eye it looks like the car hasnt progressed but i know different, ive got the frost bite to prove it.

Ive ordered a propane space heater today, being a fisherman im normally fairly hardy but yesterday was bitterly cold out there. A garage heater is a must now that im getting old

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Old 03-01-2010, 05:49 PM   #41
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Sorry to drag up the past but have you any pics of the clutch cable bracket you used, cant seem to find any pics anywhere. Cheers
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:59 PM   #42
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Hello there,

Im due to go back into the garage tomorrow night, its toooo cold at the moment!

If i think on, i will take some pics for you. Although, access is restricted because the plenum chamber partially obscures the bit that you want to see.

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Old 14-01-2010, 10:57 PM   #43
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Rightyo, here is my latest update Ė with pictures this time!!

Interior
Iíve made a dash out of an old Autoplas one, some brass plate, matt black plastocote and a few new Smiths clocks:-






Exhaust
Full stainless Scorpion Exhaust is all fitted and working. It looks and sounds a treat too.


A deft bit of stainless welding from my mate Nige.

The bulge in the pipe is the bit that Nige fabricated from a solid lump



Engine

All running now! It sounds sweet too.
Engine is now fully plumbed in, including the cooling system.


Brakes

The brakes are now fully bled up and ready to go. Iíve gone for 4 pot calipers and brand new Goodridge Hoses.
The linkage rod which runs into the master was a bit too short when using the Allspeed bracket. Because of this, the brake pedal sat far too low for comfort. Luckily one of the lads has the idea of using an 8mm wing mirror extension fitting from an Apilia RS125. Here are some pics for anyone else who comes across this problem.
My only complaint is that it ainít in black!!





Wiring

The ECU and wiring module are all mounted in the passenger side of the bulkhead, they are also fully live. You canít see the ECU as it sits underneath the wiring module
We decided to rip out all of the old loom because it was completely shot at, so thereís still plenty of wiring to do though!


Removable Steel Front End

All wired up apart from the final plug.

The intention is to use one of the 13pin euro caravan plugs like these:-




Ive drilled out the passenger side wheel well in order to take the plug:-


So its just wiring, wiring and more wiring now.
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Old 14-01-2010, 10:59 PM   #44
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Sorry to drag up the past but have you any pics of the clutch cable bracket you used, cant seem to find any pics anywhere. Cheers
Here you go:-



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Old 22-01-2010, 06:40 PM   #45
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bit of a random question i know but, is it not necessary to use brace bars with the allspeed frame?
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