irishminis.ie

Welcome to the Irish Mini Owners Club forum
It is currently Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:39 pm

All times are UTC+01:00




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 89 posts ]  Go to page 1 2 3 4 Next
Author Message
 Post subject: My Mini KAZ
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:34 am 
Offline
NON Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 5:30 am
Posts: 1948
Whats your location?: THE FRIDGE
Region: Aboard
What Minis have you?: 110bhp 1968 mkII
Modifications: NEW Custom flakey paint
Location: The Fridge I told ye!!
I never did post any kind of build to my old Fella KAZ here so i might aswell start now,

He's a 1968 mkII mini, irish, not an import,
When i bought him from a friend (Miniireland) he was in not too bad condition, the engine, i was told was seized so that got my mind thinking of bigger things immediately, namely a 1380cc motor!
i found out afterwards when i pulled the head off that it was just a blown head gasket! if only i'd done that first! :lol:
the bodywork was in good condition apart from a flakey paint job that had been done previously,
so once i got the car i started getting in the long list of parts and believe me, it was very long indeed!
basically i had every part in the engine replaced with new uprated parts, a straight cut gearbox, omega pistons, new uprated crankshaft, webber 45 dcoe, all the expensive bits,
then he got a set of KAD 4pots, new subframe, suspension, braided brake lines, etc,

then eventually after a year and a half of just sitting outside my house i started work on him,
no fancy garages or anything like that, just out on the side of the road with help from mates for the heavy parts!
this was his first incarnation,

Image

Image

Image

he came with a dashboard from a Dolomite sprint so i decided to leave that in as it looked quite good,
Image

_________________
ImageImageImage


Last edited by macker on Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:24 am, edited 2 times in total.

Top
 Post subject: Re: My Mini KAZ
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:41 am 
Offline
NON Member

Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:19 pm
Posts: 187
Whats your location?: -
Region: Western
Location: Carrick on Shannon,Roscommon
i saw this mini car on mr

god its come on a bit since then!

i like the mk 1 doors

sweet enough though

jason


Last edited by Jason79 on Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:58 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Post subject: Re: My Mini KAZ
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:44 am 
Offline
NON Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 5:30 am
Posts: 1948
Whats your location?: THE FRIDGE
Region: Aboard
What Minis have you?: 110bhp 1968 mkII
Modifications: NEW Custom flakey paint
Location: The Fridge I told ye!!
one or two pictures of the initial build,

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

_________________
ImageImageImage


Top
 Post subject: Re: My Mini KAZ
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:48 am 
Offline
NON Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:40 pm
Posts: 2244
Whats your location?: South Dublin
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1995 Mini Mayfair
1994 Mini Sprite
I tryed too do take the engine out on my road too!! Within 20 mins the gards were down :cry: (I hate my neighbours!!!)

Beautiful car though. I like those doors!!!

Some day hopefully I shall have a car that looks that good!!!

_________________
Getting old is a must but growing up is optional!

StanO'Toole :mrgreen:


Top
 Post subject: Re: My Mini KAZ
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:53 am 
Offline
NON Member

Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:19 pm
Posts: 187
Whats your location?: -
Region: Western
Location: Carrick on Shannon,Roscommon
i don know must be the colour of the doors or something! :D


Top
 Post subject: Re: My Mini KAZ
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:02 am 
Offline
NON Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 5:30 am
Posts: 1948
Whats your location?: THE FRIDGE
Region: Aboard
What Minis have you?: 110bhp 1968 mkII
Modifications: NEW Custom flakey paint
Location: The Fridge I told ye!!
then disaster!
the night before i was due to go to carrick on suir the engine died on me,
pulled it apart that night to find that the block had cracked between 2 & 3 cylinder, one scrap block!
you cant see it that well but their is a small grey line at the thinnest part of the cylinder wall that only comes down about 8mm, quite hard to see but i know exactly where it is!
Image

so out came the engine again!
got a new block from england and started again,
Image

it was really cold out!
Thanks to my Dad for the Bovril :D
Image

Image

_________________
ImageImageImage


Last edited by macker on Tue May 03, 2011 11:21 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Top
 Post subject: Re: My Mini KAZ
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:14 am 
Offline
NON Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 5:30 am
Posts: 1948
Whats your location?: THE FRIDGE
Region: Aboard
What Minis have you?: 110bhp 1968 mkII
Modifications: NEW Custom flakey paint
Location: The Fridge I told ye!!
by this stage he's got huge spotlights on the front as you can see,
but thats not the end,
he then had a stage 5 cylinder head fitted,
which............ turned out to be scrap!

so after a lot of head scratching and a year or so of my mini sitting in the basement in work not moving i took him to Paul Hickey engineering,
Paul stripped him apart to find one or two other interesting things which have all been replaced thank god!

finally, he is having a Megajolt ignition system fitted just to make me feel better and to be more precisely tunable,

Image

so at the moment KAZ is 1380cc with a straight cut gearbox, new 4pin diff, new 286 full scatter cam, stage 2/3 cylinder head with 31 x 37 valves, running a webber 45, and a Megajolt ignition system, and thats just the short list :lol:

He's back!....................and he wants tarmac!

Image

_________________
ImageImageImage


Top
 Post subject: Re: My Mini KAZ
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:44 am 
Offline
NON Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:40 pm
Posts: 2244
Whats your location?: South Dublin
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1995 Mini Mayfair
1994 Mini Sprite
Heres the vote!!!!!

Whos car looks better in the dark!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


I must say as a starting product it was a beautiful car but you really made it into a finished product Macker!!!


Attachments:
29032009.jpg
29032009.jpg [ 74.67 KiB | Viewed 9246 times ]

_________________
Getting old is a must but growing up is optional!

StanO'Toole :mrgreen:
Top
 Post subject: Re: My Mini KAZ
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:39 am 
Offline
NON Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 5:30 am
Posts: 1948
Whats your location?: THE FRIDGE
Region: Aboard
What Minis have you?: 110bhp 1968 mkII
Modifications: NEW Custom flakey paint
Location: The Fridge I told ye!!
you do mean who's camera phone takes a better picture in the dark dont you :lol: :lol:

and as for being finished.................................




that'll never happen! :D

_________________
ImageImageImage


Top
 Post subject: Re: My Mini KAZ
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:57 am 
Offline
NON Member

Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:26 pm
Posts: 171
Location: Bury Manchester
Macker
That mini of yours looks superb,how a classic mini should look. very nice.


Top
 Post subject: Re: My Mini KAZ
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:24 am 
Offline
NON Member

Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2005 8:27 am
Posts: 454
+7

i agree. great to see hes back terrorising the back roads of the south east once again (well nearly)


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: My Mini KAZ
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:49 pm 
Offline
IMOC Paid Member
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 06, 2005 10:52 pm
Posts: 1513
Whats your location?: Dublin
Region: Eastern
Well done, it looks great 8)


Top
 Post subject: Re: My Mini KAZ
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:55 am 
Offline
IMOC Paid Member

Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:44 pm
Posts: 2667
Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 60 Austin Se7en
61 van,68 MKII,
75 Clubman estate,
80 1275GT
91 RSP Cooper
Location: Between an A series and a G13B
Fair play for changing an engine at the side of the street,I see it was close to a gulley,handy for any spills. :D :D Looking forward to seeing this on MTM.

_________________
Real Clubmans have a square nose.Seriously.


Top
 Post subject: Re: My Mini KAZ
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 12:08 am 
Offline
NON Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 5:30 am
Posts: 1948
Whats your location?: THE FRIDGE
Region: Aboard
What Minis have you?: 110bhp 1968 mkII
Modifications: NEW Custom flakey paint
Location: The Fridge I told ye!!
Just got KAZ back from Mr Merlin tonight, breathing properly now and doesnt seem to be snotting oil all over the place anymore :lol:

have only made one or two small changes to him myself for the MTM, wheels, seats, not much else really,
not even too sure if i'm gonna keep the new wheels i bought on him,
i'll leave all that till after the MTM :D

_________________
ImageImageImage


Top
 Post subject: Re: My Mini KAZ
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 8:35 am 
Offline
IMOC Paid Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 09, 2005 12:49 pm
Posts: 4544
Whats your location?: Ballyhooly, North Cork
Region: Southern
What Minis have you?: 1967 Morris Cooper, 1967 Austin Mini auto, 1968 Wolseley Hornet x2, 1981 Clubman Estate
Location: Ballyhooly North Cork
Well done Macker.

Not long now.

Billy


Top
 Post subject: Re: My Mini KAZ
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 9:24 am 
Offline
NON Member

Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:26 pm
Posts: 171
Location: Bury Manchester
Well done.
As said before your car looks the part.
Will be nice to see it in the metal tomorrow. :D


Top
 Post subject: Re: My Mini KAZ
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 2:44 am 
Offline
NON Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 5:30 am
Posts: 1948
Whats your location?: THE FRIDGE
Region: Aboard
What Minis have you?: 110bhp 1968 mkII
Modifications: NEW Custom flakey paint
Location: The Fridge I told ye!!
one or two pics of my mini KAZ from this years Mizen to Malin run!

Image

Image

Image

Image

_________________
ImageImageImage


Top
 Post subject: Re: My Mini KAZ
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 2:52 am 
Offline
NON Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 5:30 am
Posts: 1948
Whats your location?: THE FRIDGE
Region: Aboard
What Minis have you?: 110bhp 1968 mkII
Modifications: NEW Custom flakey paint
Location: The Fridge I told ye!!
Image

_________________
ImageImageImage


Top
 Post subject: Re: My Mini KAZ
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:42 pm 
Offline
NON Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:34 pm
Posts: 1515
Whats your location?: knockbine
tullycanna
ballymitty
co. wexford.
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1972 pick up
1979 leyland
88 designer
Location: south east region
i love the evil eyes!!!!! i want them

_________________
................................FOUNDER OF HILLBILLY ENGINEERING.................................
FROM THIS TO THISImage


Top
 Post subject: Re: My Mini KAZ
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:27 pm 
Offline
NON Member

Joined: Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:13 pm
Posts: 293
What Minis have you?: 1979 850 deluxe
Modifications: group 2 arches,semi dish steering wheel, comics,plenty of chrome bits!
Location: mullingar
lookin well


Top
 Post subject: Re: My Mini KAZ
PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:25 am 
Offline
NON Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 5:30 am
Posts: 1948
Whats your location?: THE FRIDGE
Region: Aboard
What Minis have you?: 110bhp 1968 mkII
Modifications: NEW Custom flakey paint
Location: The Fridge I told ye!!
Wow!

over a year since i last posted any updates for KAZ! :o



well, i just got KAZ back from Merlin tonight after having one or two little things done to him, Paul had him down in Westward engineering getting him rolling roaded after all the stuff that's been done to him previously,
quite pleased with the results,

108BHP and 122Nm (90ftlbs) of torque!

Martin in Westward said that the bulkhead box that i have is quite small and is causing slight problems with the air intake being slightly restricted and a little too hot, i may try out an induction kit?

_________________
ImageImageImage


Top
 Post subject: Re: My Mini KAZ
PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:05 am 
Offline
NON Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:05 pm
Posts: 491
What Minis have you?: Mk1 Austin Mini,Mk3 Layland Mini,72Van,81 Clubman Estate, 87 Race carand a 2000 Rover Cooper.
Modifications: Mk1: 998 with flat top slipper pistons, 286 cam, 12G940 head 11:1 compression twin inch and a half SU's 5 speed gearbox. Mk3 998 automatic no mods, 72Van is a pile of rust, , Racer is being built but has the works and the 2000 rover cooper needs an engine again :(
Location: Dublin
This lads is a super car Huge credit to Macker for sticking with me on this one, as a result KAZ is running as sweet as a nut.

A very big thanks to Martin Tracy from Westward Engineering We spent a long time in the dyno cell geting this running right and it shows in the way it drives pulling full throttle well under 2500rpm and pulls like a train to 7000rpm.


Top
 Post subject: Re: My Mini KAZ
PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:21 pm 
Offline
NON Member
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:33 pm
Posts: 323
What Minis have you?: 1988 Austin mini mk3
reshelled 998 jetblack special edition
Modifications: Stage 1. Sportspack replica archs - 13" sportspack wheels. Over rider kit on bumpers.
Half leather interior, Center console and wooden dash, clear lens.
Location: Dublin
Image


Cool:-)


Top
 Post subject: Re: My Mini KAZ
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:23 am 
Offline
NON Member
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:59 pm
Posts: 1076
Whats your location?: Leopardstown
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 86 Mayfair 1000GT
Modifications: 1275 and bar the shell and subframes new everything!! IMOC MEMBER
Location: Leopardstown
Just a lick of paint now Macker and she,s the dogs danglers A !! :D

_________________
ALL YOU NEED IS POWER AND LOADS OF IT!!!


Top
 Post subject: Re: My Mini KAZ
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:25 pm 
Offline
NON Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 26, 2010 3:24 pm
Posts: 27
Whats your location?: Stillorgan, Co Dublin
What Minis have you?: 1988 Austin Saloon
Modifications: Sunroof and Spots.
Location: Dublin
Car is looking well. Do you mind me asking where you got the headlamp covers?


Top
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 89 posts ]  Go to page 1 2 3 4 Next

All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited