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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 4:19 pm 
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:D i dropped out to check out the mini today, it looks (and sounds) absolutely incredible!!!

Not finished yet, but its on the home stretch. Heres a couple of pics.

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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 4:49 pm 
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little you tube of it running. if you listen very carefully, you can hear the wee tricking down my leg :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hq0vhQikEY


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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 4:51 pm 
saw this and heard it aswell today ,i got a little trouser twitch when it revved weiredly beautiful rasp off it, nice talking to you aswell maxi, its good to have a quick catch up and bitch every now and then, anyway best of luck with it.....

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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 5:28 pm 
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I want one of these :mrgreen:

Looks sweet as!


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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 5:32 pm 
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Looking sweet Maxi, should go like the clappers :lol:
Bring on the track days!!!

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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 7:41 pm 
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thanks dudes. have to say hats off to Paul for all the work, the level of work/engineering is simply mind blowing.


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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 6:32 pm 
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Any ballpark figure on the cost of one of these jobs? Are you running the standard gear set?
Looks like a very tempting project to take on, Im itching to do something with mine, but Im torn between 7port or 16V :mrgreen:

I must say , Merlin has certainly worked his magic on this, looks like a super job as youd expect.


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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 8:08 pm 
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Whats your location?: dublin
What Minis have you?: 191 mini city
Modifications: none yet but buster will have plenty done to him after the resto :D
if you dpnt mind me asking what arches and alloys do you have on it??


great looking car by the way and should be a little pocket rocket when its finished off :D


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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 9:12 pm 
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mad4mini's wrote:
if you dpnt mind me asking what arches and alloys do you have on it??


great looking car by the way and should be a little pocket rocket when its finished off :D

They are wood and Pickett arches
and the wheels I have on at the mo are standard minilites.


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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 1:41 am 
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very tasty


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:38 pm 
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bit of an update on benny. he's back on the operating table.
he's been treated to some brand new fuel lines
(the exisiting ones were too little apparently)
he's also got a brand new loom, the other one was haunted.

going to look at him tomorrow so will have some updated
pics to add to the thread tomorrow night. yay!!!

heres a little poster i made last week.

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Clubman Poster1 by maxidublin, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:01 pm 
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excellent job, only seen this thread there.... i have a box in the shed too with a k100 head, injection and loom etc for a future build but after hearing the sound of yours.... hmmm just sounds the dogs danglies :lol: . whats the finished build spec and let us know how it performs please. can't wait to see it out :wink:

think paul will be doing mine too but it will be on a 998 bored +120 using k100 pistons :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:21 pm 
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Picked up benny from Paul this evening....

I have no words :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Whats your location?: Longford
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What Minis have you?: 1971 Mini Marcos.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:46 pm 
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Whats your location?: THE FRIDGE
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What Minis have you?: 110bhp 1968 mkII
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delighted for you dude!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:18 pm 
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Excellent, get some more photos and videos up :D


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:21 pm 
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I will when I stop shaking :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:22 pm 
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Hope you are coming to the camping weekend in it .......

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:51 am 
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Whats your location?: Stepaside, Dublin
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Nice one Maxi!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:33 pm 
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hi maxi is that pic in greystones the outside dublin one, was it taken a good while ago i thought it looked older than 2 years ago, by the way its an absolutely savage car keep it between the ditches :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:37 pm 
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hi maxi is that pic in greystones the outside dublin one, was it taken a good while ago i thought it looked older than 2 years ago, by the way its an absolutely savage car keep it between the ditches :lol: :lol: :lol:

ignore that last one im an idiot i just didnt look at the date on it, im goin upstairs to take a pill now :oops: :oops: :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:58 pm 
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lol. good man tommy :mrgreen:

well, ive stopped shaking so might just write a little report of my first impressions of the conversion.

In one word NUTS!

In a couple more words... I wasnt sure what to expect when I arrived over in Pauls on friday.
Its been two long years since ive sat in the clubman and turned the key so i was in a bit of a daze.
This didnt help as Paul was explaining all the things I needed to remember before setting off towards home.
(i remember something about oil and something about one of the guages being a bit off)

So after a lot of chat I headed off towards home, Paul said something about taking it easy, and
as I normally drive like a pregnant giraffe, this want going to be a problem. Drove out of Newcastle
and onto the Naas road, typically the traffic was moving at pace so I had to give it some boot to
merge properly... gave it some right foot... HOLY CRAP!!!! the car just took off, decided to ease off
and then realised I was in 3rd... it felt like i was in first gear. So kept it handy until the roundybout
at the redcow (speedcamera capital of dublin) and then realised my speedo was on the blink,
but the revcounter seemed to be working so i decided on speed number 3. As soon as I was passed the
'red zone' i gave it another little squirt and decided that I am probably going to lose my license before christmas!!

but all joking aside, the car is far from finished, its rattly like hell (jill calls it the cement mixer), the fuel economy
is pants, throttle is awful jerkey, but the performance is pretty mindblowing considering the cost. i just hope paul can sort out the niggles
and make it a bit more tame.

to be continued...

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:34 pm 
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great summary maxi at least you have poke im nearly sure an electric bike passed me the other day he went so quick i wasnt sure, but hey at least theres not much chance of points ha ha :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:22 pm 
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meep meep
:mrgreen:

sounds like a bag of metal cats with hammers in their mouths,
but were getting there :)

http://youtu.be/EYFMHWGRgyE

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:59 pm 
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Excellent :D


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