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 Post subject: 1987 Mini city
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:23 pm 
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Am sure many of you will know this car from various shows and seeing it at shows

I bought this car from a customer of my dads as he has no room for to cars where he lived and lost his job.

It is on going project that i have. I keep adding new things to make it different from the rest of the minis that you see

It was a bog standard 1987 mini city 998


Engine

998 with flat top pistons
1.5 roller tip rockers
Soon to be a 12g295 cylinder head
Stage one kit with RC40 centre exit exhaust
Straight cut drop gears
Central oil pickup pipe
Braided oil feed pipe
Magnetic oil filter pickup
DSN Billet engine steady with blue polybushes

Inside

Centre dash conversion with a KM clock wraped in carbon affect
Suzuki Vetera seats
Mini 35th door panels and back seat
Electric windows
Pioneer Stereo
Parrott MKi9200 bluetooth system

Outside

Innocenti 1001 grill
HID 8000k Lights
Standard black arches
Rusty bonnet with lip removed
MOMO 10X5 wheels with Advan AO32R tyres
German look number plates
Electric wing arial

Suspension

Spax Gas shocks
Mini delta Hi-lows
Polybush donuts that are adjustable
Polybushed front end
Adjustable tie roads
DSN Billet tower bolts

Brakes

Cooper S set up with mintex Pads
Rear super fins with mintex shoes

I.C.E

Pioneer 3400ud headuint
Focal Kevlar Components 6.5 inch
Vibe 2 way 6x9s under the ear seat
JBL amp 75 x 4 RMS
SPL 10inch sub in a custom box
MDS audio Power cap
Vibe 4gauge power and earth wire
VIbe heavy RCA lines
Parrott MKi9200 bluetooth audio device
Autoleads sound deading on the back seat and rear shelf

It really does Thump and all the mirrors shake and rattle

From a standard mini city like this

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To this

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http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... 295&type=1
Some pictures from a recent photo shoot i done with Stephen golden for his website

The further plans are megajolt and a supercharger

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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Mini city
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:41 pm 
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Whats your location?: roscommon
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Seen this on the one life photo shoot on facebook
Was always a rat look fan love your car
If you ever want rid of the roof rack pm me :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Mini city
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:44 pm 
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Not a chance joey. i have two of them hehe


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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Mini city
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:01 pm 
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Whats your location?: Dublin
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1984 mayfair
Modifications: paint two tone colour
looking well James

love the Billet Alloy Engine Steady Bar.

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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Mini city
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:04 pm 
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Whats your location?: roscommon
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looked at the photos again and i must ask why is the rear cones red ?
ahh your teasing me :wink:
are them wheels 10x5 ? if so are the 165/70/r10's on it ?


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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Mini city
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:50 pm 
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Yes they are 165/70R10 tyres

My rear cones aren't red there yellow. you talking about my subframe that is red?


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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Mini city
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:09 am 
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well there yellow then :lol: and thats why I'm Colour blind :lol:

i ask again why are the rear cone yellow :lol: are they road/race cones or something


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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Mini city
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:20 am 
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They are polybush cones that are slightly harder than standard and they are adjustable in height. I have black one in the front to. But you can't see them at all.


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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Mini city
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Whats your location?: roscommon
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adjustable cones :shock: never heard of them would hi lows not give you enough adjustably ?


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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Mini city
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:37 am 
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They would but that is the way my donuts came and I have hi lows to


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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Mini city
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:56 pm 
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Whats your location?: Mullingar
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1985 Matte Black Mini Mayfair
Modifications: the matte black paint,standard arches,white rover style minilites,removable,roof racks, bonnet,honda prelude bucket seats ROOF RACKS Ftw!
Location: Westmeath
Class car man love it :P ...looking well as always think my bro is gonna do a vid for awesome sauce of it :)
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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Mini city
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:40 pm 
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Yeah Stephen was saying that to me about it when he took the photos of it


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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Mini city
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:00 pm 
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Whats your location?: Mullingar
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What Minis have you?: 1985 Matte Black Mini Mayfair
Modifications: the matte black paint,standard arches,white rover style minilites,removable,roof racks, bonnet,honda prelude bucket seats ROOF RACKS Ftw!
Location: Westmeath
yeah only if your up for it though :) would sure love to see the mini sometime :P
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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Mini city
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:37 pm 
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Id say so man id be up for it. Its just a long time away from when it is


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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Mini city
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:08 pm 
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Whats your location?: Mullingar
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What Minis have you?: 1985 Matte Black Mini Mayfair
Modifications: the matte black paint,standard arches,white rover style minilites,removable,roof racks, bonnet,honda prelude bucket seats ROOF RACKS Ftw!
Location: Westmeath
sure we'll sort something anyways :)

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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Mini city
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:18 am 
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I've never understood the German number plate style thingy, is it out of respect for our overlords?

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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Mini city
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:06 pm 
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Dylan8660 wrote:
I've never understood the German number plate style thingy, is it out of respect for our overlords?


Worship the overlords :D :lol: :lol: you made my day after reading that

:lol: im the very same but in the end of the day alot of the time its about the look of them personaly i used to like them but every car in town has them and im sick of them :lol: sure iv a black/silver plate on my car simply for looks i hate the legal plates there so borning :?


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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Mini city
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:17 pm 
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[quote="Dylan8660"]I've never understood the German number plate style thingy, is it out of respect for our overlords?[/quote]


I have cause the fit the look i was going for and there a little different to what you see on a mini


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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Mini city
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:18 pm 
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Think it is time i updated this as my car has had many looks from when it was ratlook

I decided to make it Japanese look when i bought my SSR fl-2 wheels from Japan 2 years ago and a delta mini exhaust was added also and some S2000 seats from a honda on custom frames

Went from this

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To this in a few weeks

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Then A second hand spolier was added from Kent garage in japan just to finish off the look
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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Mini city
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:27 pm 
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Then this year i decided to pull it all apart and fix all the rust issues i had with it. There was really any panels ever replaced on it since 1987 so it didnt do to bad at all

January this year it was rolled into the garage and strip down begun
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Panels to be replaced is a long list

New genuine front panel
New genuine wing
genuine A panel
Genuine door skin
Genuine sill
Non genuine scuttle
Non genuine door steps both sides
Non genuine inner sills
Repairs under the side windows
Repairs under the back window
Repairs to the 1/4 panels
Repairs to the Floor
Repairs to the front inner wings


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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Mini city
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:33 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Mini city
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:42 pm 
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Mostly all the welding done with just a few small bits to tidy up and smooth over

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Final strip down to a rolling shell just subframes and steering rack. Engine full removed master cylinders removed Etc to get the engine bay repainted and to rebuild the Engine aswell as it was starting to get tired
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Then finally off to the painters to be repainted shiny targa red

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In the painters getting ready for paint

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To the whole car one colour and in primer ready for another coat of red primer then top coat

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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Mini city
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:51 pm 
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Then we finally have some red paint and doesn't it look well in shiny new red

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All back together with the boot spolier front splitter Japanese arches

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Then some parts started coming in for it to rebuild it back up

2 bride Brix seats to be retrimmed in black and back seats trimmed to matched

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Wired by wilson switches

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Front and rear subframes in TPC
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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Mini city
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:02 pm 
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Second hand defi voltage clock. temp oil and oil temp are on there way from japan in 3 weeks
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Engine build

998 block plus 20 over
Calver St plus 20 pistons
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New mains and shells and valve guides
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Swiftune Sw5 cam oil pump followers and dulpex chain and timing gears

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Two real nardi steering wheels
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Thats all for the min

i will up date this more stuff comes in

For a quick preview to sure to follows us on facebook under minifix
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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Mini city
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:28 pm 
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Well some more updates on maggie the 87 city

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Underside all edge primed and then zinc primed then two layers of fine stone chip

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Engine bay all primed and ready for red after welding up any holes i didnt need

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Front Subframe all ready to be built up

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KAD front anti roll bar installed
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Front subframe installed
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Front hubs rebuilt and mini delta steering spacers installed

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A nice pile of goodies to be fitted

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Kad 7.9 inch callipers and vented discs installed

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Back subframe built and installed with Kad alloy hubs and roll bar

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Finally has wheels for the first time in a long time

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Thats all for now till i wait for more parts to arrive and few other bits to be painted


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