16v Mini Club Forums  

Go Back   16v Mini Club Forums > Builds > Rover Builds

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-11-2011, 10:21 PM   #16
chabbly vvc
Senior Member
 
chabbly vvc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bristol
Posts: 498
Subframe: Allspeed
CC: 1800
Make: Rover
ECU: standard
Default

Snapped these up earlier in the week...


Im missing the 4 bottom brackets like the ones in the top of this pic...


Has anyone got a full size template of these so i can make some?

cheers charly
chabbly vvc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2011, 08:56 PM   #17
chabbly vvc
Senior Member
 
chabbly vvc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bristol
Posts: 498
Subframe: Allspeed
CC: 1800
Make: Rover
ECU: standard
Default

Got some more work done 2 day finished off the gear linkage and made it water proof...








Modified bulk head so more clearance for inlet manifold...




chabbly vvc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2011, 11:25 PM   #18
AGoaty
Senior Member
 
AGoaty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Keighley, West Yorkshire
Posts: 2,829
Subframe: Watson
CC: 1796
Make: Rover
ECU: Standard
Default

Why have you chosen to run the gear linkage this way?

I have just cut mine to the required length under the tunnel, as normal....
AGoaty is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 28-11-2011, 10:03 PM   #19
chabbly vvc
Senior Member
 
chabbly vvc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bristol
Posts: 498
Subframe: Allspeed
CC: 1800
Make: Rover
ECU: standard
Default

I could'nt get the linkage 2 clear the rear lowwer gearbox mount on the allspeed frame. Looked it up on the 16v mini shop's build and other peoples builds on here using the allspeed frame and they all did it like this. I just added the steering rack gators so i dont get wet feet lol

The metro/watson frame has the 3 holes 2 mount the gear linkage on at the back of the frame and no lowwer gearbox mount im rite in thinking?
chabbly vvc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-11-2011, 04:21 PM   #20
AGoaty
Senior Member
 
AGoaty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Keighley, West Yorkshire
Posts: 2,829
Subframe: Watson
CC: 1796
Make: Rover
ECU: Standard
Default

I'm using the Watsons frame. Also the PG1 gearbox.

It seems a lot simpler to adapt as it's similar to remote Mini one, just beefier. All fits under the car next to exhaust.
AGoaty is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 09:35 PM   #21
chabbly vvc
Senior Member
 
chabbly vvc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bristol
Posts: 498
Subframe: Allspeed
CC: 1800
Make: Rover
ECU: standard
Default

Rebuilt my top arms 2day and fitted them 2 the allspeed frame... did the bolts up nice and tight and its pulled the frame 2geather a fair bit where the top arm sits and bent the new end caps (the one with the 2 10mm bolts in). Ive used new washers and bolts from a minisport repair kit and put it all back 2geather the same way it came off the standard mini frame. Is this ok for the frame 2 be pulled in? Is my frame not made right? Or have i done somthing wrong?
chabbly vvc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 09:49 PM   #22
cherrybomb
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: middlewich, cheshire
Posts: 303
Subframe: Allspeed
CC: 1598
Make: Vauxhall
ECU: dta
Default

Hi, if it helps I seem to remember with my Allspeed frame that you use two of the 'fat' spacer washers one each side of the top arm, this fills the gap.....my frame is a small block vaux but would imagine the top arm arrangements are the same. Andrew

Last edited by cherrybomb; 04-12-2011 at 09:53 PM.
cherrybomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 10:40 PM   #23
chabbly vvc
Senior Member
 
chabbly vvc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bristol
Posts: 498
Subframe: Allspeed
CC: 1800
Make: Rover
ECU: standard
Default

I did a quick search on here and seen that some people used fat washers on either side. I will try this 2moro and see if it makes it any betta...

If it worked 4 you hopefully it will sort mine out cheers andrew.
chabbly vvc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2011, 09:55 PM   #24
chabbly vvc
Senior Member
 
chabbly vvc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bristol
Posts: 498
Subframe: Allspeed
CC: 1800
Make: Rover
ECU: standard
Default

Got my top arms all sorted now used the thicker washers either side and now spot on.

Finally got my minisport rose jointed bottom arms and tie rod arms though the post yesterday, Drilled the 10mm allspeed frame holes out 2 12.5mm Got some new bolts and made up same spacers for the bottom arm rose joints. So thats that all sorted and save me .

Fitted KAD steering rack reducers and new boots 2 the steering rack so the 4 pot callipers wont thouch the tie rod arms on full lock.

Now all thats sorted i can work out my drive shaft lenghts .

Got a remote oil filter kit on the way in the post so when that comes i will have a pop at the wiring and try get her running

Will take some more pictures on the weekend because i know thats what everyone really wants 2 see lol Just keep 4 getting 2 take any when im working.
chabbly vvc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2011, 06:25 PM   #25
matt
Senior Member
 
matt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 1,639
Subframe: Home Made
CC: 1.8VVC
Make: Rover
ECU: Mems 3 Z&F
Default

Defo get some pics up. Now many about with the Allspeed frame
__________________
13.5 @ 101mph standard VVC engine
Rover no show and all go!!!!!
matt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-12-2011, 10:05 PM   #26
chabbly vvc
Senior Member
 
chabbly vvc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bristol
Posts: 498
Subframe: Allspeed
CC: 1800
Make: Rover
ECU: standard
Default

Will deffs be posting an update after this weekend gunna try have a hole day working on it sunday.

Found a few pics from USC with the standard 1275 engine in lol





Hopefully nextd year at santa pod my time will be a little bit quicker than this lol
chabbly vvc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-12-2011, 04:20 PM   #27
AGoaty
Senior Member
 
AGoaty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Keighley, West Yorkshire
Posts: 2,829
Subframe: Watson
CC: 1796
Make: Rover
ECU: Standard
Default

I am presuming this is the A series....

Me and my mate ran at York last year. I got 19.4 and he got a 18.7. His is a carb Cooper mine is and SPi Sprite.

I'm hoping to beat these with the K series.
AGoaty is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2011, 02:15 PM   #28
chabbly vvc
Senior Member
 
chabbly vvc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bristol
Posts: 498
Subframe: Allspeed
CC: 1800
Make: Rover
ECU: standard
Default

And i thought the wiring was gunna be ok ahhhhhhhhh my brains fried non of the wires on my mpi loom are the same colours as the vvc loom. I cant find anywhere that will let me dwn load a rave cd... stuck stuck stuck
chabbly vvc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2011, 03:05 PM   #29
cooper_mark
Senior Member
 
cooper_mark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: birmingham
Posts: 4,187
Subframe: Home Made
CC: 1998
Make: Vauxhall
ECU: standard
Default

u have pm
__________________
Think Twice Before Passing This Mini.....It Could Make U Look F**k**g Silly.....

my beast
cooper_mark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-12-2011, 11:55 AM   #30
matt
Senior Member
 
matt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 1,639
Subframe: Home Made
CC: 1.8VVC
Make: Rover
ECU: Mems 3 Z&F
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chabbly vvc View Post
And i thought the wiring was gunna be ok ahhhhhhhhh my brains fried non of the wires on my mpi loom are the same colours as the vvc loom. I cant find anywhere that will let me dwn load a rave cd... stuck stuck stuck
Don't go by wire colors go by pin outs as rover changed the colors all the time.
With the engine loom look for things like battery light. Have a look at the alternator note the color and it should go up to the grey plug. Then eliminate them that way.

Then just find a pin out of your bulkhead grey plug and your laughing
__________________
13.5 @ 101mph standard VVC engine
Rover no show and all go!!!!!
matt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.