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Old 15-01-2018, 07:36 AM   #391
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the metro frame will certainly handle the power better. My opinion is the mini frame/components are the best choice up to tweaked vvc power and any more than that the metro frame is the best choice, just a shame it doesn't handle as nicely as the mini frame on 10 inch wheels at lower speeds - at higher speeds the metro frame is much more stable.
Out of interest where did your sleeved driveshaft break, was it at the join or at the spline?
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Old 15-01-2018, 08:18 AM   #392
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the metro frame will certainly handle the power better. My opinion is the mini frame/components are the best choice up to tweaked vvc power and any more than that the metro frame is the best choice, just a shame it doesn't handle as nicely as the mini frame on 10 inch wheels at lower speeds - at higher speeds the metro frame is much more stable.
Out of interest where did your sleeved driveshaft break, was it at the join or at the spline?
I'm going to be slapping myself that I did not go this route!
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Old 15-01-2018, 08:50 AM   #393
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Old 15-01-2018, 09:11 AM   #394
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the metro frame will certainly handle the power better. My opinion is the mini frame/components are the best choice up to tweaked vvc power and any more than that the metro frame is the best choice, just a shame it doesn't handle as nicely as the mini frame on 10 inch wheels at lower speeds - at higher speeds the metro frame is much more stable.
Out of interest where did your sleeved driveshaft break, was it at the join or at the spline?


They always broke on the mini spline end. Even the DRD racing shaft broke on the spline end as well. Iíve snapped 3 shafts now and theyíve always broke on the mini end so that why I thought enough is enough.


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Old 16-01-2018, 02:41 PM   #395
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On the frame fitment I think the recommendation would be to use MGF lower balljoints and red/orange band 2.7 steering rack, the Metro items will give vaguer steering and handling.
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Old 17-01-2018, 08:27 PM   #396
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On the frame fitment I think the recommendation would be to use MGF lower balljoints and red/orange band 2.7 steering rack, the Metro items will give vaguer steering and handling.


Iíve got everything off an MGF, complete lower arms ect. Iíll have to check what colour band the steering rack is. But thanks for the info


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Old 18-01-2018, 09:16 AM   #397
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No worries. I had a Metro rack on mine and its 3.2 turns lock to lock and it makes the steering feel detached and light. I've got an orange band rack to go one mine as part of its rebuild to try and make it feel a bit more Mini-like
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Old 19-02-2018, 10:11 PM   #398
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Iíve finished modifying the frame, itís had a lick of paint and is ready to go back in







Knocked up a new down pipe as the old one was fouling the mgf frame. I had a box of left over 3Ē bends so cut them up into sections to make this, tacked it up with my mig welder then got my friend to tig weld it up. Itís not perfect but still looks pretty good.










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Old 21-02-2018, 01:29 PM   #399
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Looking good this Charly. Gonna be an awesome contender on any track day with even the fastest cars.
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Old 21-02-2018, 02:08 PM   #400
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Great build Really enjoyed reading through.

Why did the splines on the steering column fail? Did you lower the column without loosening the u bolts on the rack so it rotates to follow?
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Old 21-02-2018, 02:33 PM   #401
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Are you keeping the standard K series engine position or are you moving the engine back and standing it upright for some extra room and clearance ?
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Old 21-02-2018, 04:38 PM   #402
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Great build Really enjoyed reading through.



Why did the splines on the steering column fail? Did you lower the column without loosening the u bolts on the rack so it rotates to follow?


Thatís exactly what happened to the column, rookie mistake


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Old 21-02-2018, 04:40 PM   #403
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Are you keeping the standard K series engine position or are you moving the engine back and standing it upright for some extra room and clearance ?


Iíve moved the engine back about an inch and stood it up right. Itís not far off the position of the alspeed frame now.




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Old 24-02-2018, 11:43 AM   #404
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Looks tidy, that frame.

You'll be pleased how much more stable the Metro based frame is, I thought Andy's car (Phoenix) put down the power very nicely.
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Old 24-02-2018, 07:22 PM   #405
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