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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:10 pm 
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Well this is my new project for next year. Some of you will know the plans for it but for those that don't and this wont be one for purist's

This was given to me as a 22 birthday present and i was unsure of what to do with it the wheels started rolling in my head and plans begin to happen for it

Some of the specs and parts that i already have for it

1968 hornet shell
New floors in the front
New sills inner and outer both sides
2 new wings
New front panel
A panels both sides
Doors rebuilt
Boot floor repair
rear arches repaired
Heel board repair both sides
Side window panels under the window both sides
Scuttle repair on drivers side
Inner hinge repair panel both sides
Bonnet repaired
Boot lid repaired and modified
Deseamed bumpers front and rear
Custom bootlid for L.E.D number plate light
Recaro front seats with back seats trimmed to match and door panels the same
Full bolt in roll cage from Rollcentre in the uk
KAD 7.9 vented discs and billet calipers
wilwood master cylinder
Spax shocks
Loads of billet stuff from DSN
(Subframe mounts for the rear
Shock mounts
Door hinges
Bonnet risers
And few other bits)
Fully adjustable bottom arms and tie rods
Camber brackets for the rear

Next was to decide on a engine for it

And only one engine came to mind and that was a Honda B16 conversion

B16a engine
S4c limo gear box
Stainless manifold
Apaxi airfilter
Light weight flywheel
exedy stage 1 clutch

KJB fabrication vtec subframe

Ill try my best to get this updated but for updates as the happen check out minifix on facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Minifix/ ... =bookmarks


Now time for some pictures

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:46 pm 
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Really cool. She was in quare shape when you got her.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:11 pm 
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Looking forward to seeing this finished James, something very different


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:49 pm 
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well some more updates on my vtec build

trying on the exhaust before i cut it to get it to fit

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Manifold all ground down and ready to be chopped

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The exhaust manifold is going to be one tight manifold

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My honda S2000 clocks for my build

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Apexi Power Fc ECU with commander

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:33 pm 
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Some more parts coming in slowly.

Got a new alloy rad
Slim line fan
Apexi air filter
NGK plug leads
Skunk2 inlet manifold
Inlet manifold gasket
Full EK4 wiring loom

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Hope to get some more done tomorrow like rad mounted and inlet fitted


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:29 pm 
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Whats your location?: roscommon
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Location: roscommon town
What car are them recaros out of ?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:03 pm 
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There out a lancer GSR. they are going up for sale as i want bride seats for it instead


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:47 am 
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Whats your location?: Tallaght :p
Region: Southern
What Minis have you?: 1980 clubman b16 vtec
1992 mini shell, getting turbo,d
1974 clubman estate
Modifications: original-ish pffffft ye rite
How much was the KJB subframe? Did it come with bottom arms/mounts/shafts???

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:03 pm 
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KJB frame was 650 euro as i got it here but it works out that from KJB themselfs but since he has stopped making them

No bottom arms but they use mini stuff and no shafts with it either but all speed ones will work


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:44 pm 
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Got my rad in yesterday but not made up a bracket yet have to sit down and design one to suit my build.

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I hope to get my manifold welded tomorrow and my intake ready to be welded tomorrow or thursday


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:54 pm 
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My silcone hose kit turned up yesterday and got cracking on working out my pipes for my rad and clearances for everything else around it and fitted my fan to

Also fitted a new dizzy cap and rotor arm to

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:56 pm 
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Well abit of a update

Minisport order arrived

New top arms both sides
New hubs with new bearing and ball joints both sides
competion bottom shock mounts
Brand new back plates with mintex shoes fully built up
Brand new alloy super fins
Brand new 7.9 inch grooved and vented discs

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Mini spares order

brand new back subframe
top arm pins
few odds and ends like washers and screws

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KAD brakes all built up with new CVs just getting ready to be fitted

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Drivers side built up with Delta mini from japan springs and lowered Spax shocks and new track rod ends

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Passenger side built up aswell

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My DSN billet shock top mounts in blue

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THen i hit a little problem my back subframe was welded out of alignment so has to be sent back on monday to get it sorted
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Thats all for the min but i will update it when it comes back and has some wheels on it hopefully by the end of next week it should be rolling


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:28 pm 
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Whats your location?: Louth
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What Minis have you?: '88 Austin Mini
Wow I'd say that order set you back a fair few quid. Top work mate.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:05 pm 
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it will be basically a new car benny when it is done so what has to be ordered will be ordered. sure it is only money at the end of the day


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:12 pm 
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jocelynn wrote:
it will be basically a new car benny when it is done so what has to be ordered will be ordered. sure it is only money at the end of the day


Dead right, I like your attitude.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:49 pm 
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Well a big up date

Heel board all fixed and rear subframe fitted today after it only came back on monday

Rear subframe fitted
radius arms are fitted
new back plates fitted
Superfin drums fitted
rear shocks fitted

Also got my driveshafts from Rob in Allspeed and don't they look great

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Wheels fitted to make it roll

Cage mocked up and bride brix seat mocked up and rolled it out side for some pics

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Also mocked up my rocket bunny rear wing

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Thats all for now

Hope to get a start on the loom next week and get my clocks mounted in the dash i have coming from ABS motorsport

Also waiting on my inlet to come from getting modified and welded


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:12 am 
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Whats your location?: Dublin,
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What Minis have you?: 1275 MkIII
Modifications: Few bits
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spoiler gives her a bit of a Jap look.

you go with Gizmo for the welding of the manifold?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:22 am 
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I got AandD Fabrications to do it for me at the back of st margrets


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Whats your location?: cavan
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What Minis have you?: 1996 BRG mayfair 1275 auto-lyin up now
1990 1l city-daily driver
1993 cooper spi-completly stripped and upside down!
the long term project(advantage) courtesy of mr skelly!!
rotten shell-found a floor repair panel in the boot tho!
2 years without an update?! This ever get finished James?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:05 pm 
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Pretty much on the back burner for the min. as my other 87 city took priority over this but here will hopefully be a update in the summer on it


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