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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick475 View Post
    just saw a clubman estate like yours the other day at a body shop on route 1 in elkridge. they are sick
    That is my buddy Mike's getting some rust repair, and paint. It is a white one correct? Got a 1380 in it. Trying to copy me, lol! Always got to take it to the next level. Trying to get him to bring it out on the Mini run in April, but I don't think his will be ready in time... mine will knock on wood. Maybe not with all the bells and whistles. Really thinking about getting some Mini time in this Friday. But I have to replace motor mounts on the van, and get fuel pump/accumulator, brake lines installed on the Morris too. Good thing I now have a bearded assistant to help out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notabmw1 View Post
    Well pulled the trigger on the gauge. Ordered the GPS sender to go with it. Should mix it up that the normal smith setup. Other than not much going on, shaved a few things on the rear, got some meatball door numbers. Possibly this Friday I will dig into the Mini. Just got 2 cars infront of it. Got 1 month till the Mini Run! OH PS, I have been saving a carbon fiber dash I made years ago, I was planning on tossing it in this car. Maybe it will go with the theme... not sure what my theme is yet... low and slow. Like most of my cars. low rally retro... I just like em clean and simple.

    I love this! In the process of restoring the interior of a 1969 Mini, which has a huge tach hung off the dashboard. I want to keep a tach but not so garish, and this speedo looks like it might be perfect! Do you anticipate it is a direct fit?

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    I looked at alot of different options, by far the best option is the Haneline 5n1 gauge I got for the Morris Minor with v6 in it because it fits the stock 5.5" hole in the dash. This gauge however, as with 99% of the others are only 5". So instead of sitting on top of the dash, it will be flush with the hole in the center. I will be running the fuel gauge left, dual oil pressure and water temp on right, and this guy in the middle. I wanted something kinda stock looking but different. Plus speedo and tach combo is fantastic. I just wish the damn things were not so bloody expensive. Again, that is why I like the Haneline gauges, great bang for the buck.

    http://www.snsclassics.com/Street_rod_gauges.html

    Oh p.s you can get gauge trim rings that would fill the gap to flush mount them.



    You get the idea, just have to get creative!
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    Awesome, thanks for the info!

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    Looks cool, get on it!
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    So I finally got on it in between working on the van. Had a few set backs. Rear subframe has really had it along with a bunch of other components as you will see. Hoping to get this thing lower and converted to disc brakes before the Mini Run. Here's a few pics:




    Old cones, ORIGINAL from 76, yikes.


    Check out the rear cones, probably some of the worst I have seen.


    Test fitting sump guard, will need some tweaking.




    Oh look, backing plate not wanting to be part of the lowered party. Good thing I had a extra set. To bad all the bolts snapped replacing it.


    Lowered SPAX adjustable shocks and blue springs. Found a old set of camber brackets, tossed those on, oh the fun of almost 40 year old bolts that have never been turned.


    Trimming a little off the inside lip to get that extra 1/2" or so. Cambered right in.


    The money shot of where I'm heading.


    1998 Astro, 1976 Mini Clubman Estate, 1985 Trabant, 1961 Morris Minor

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    Not much of an update, finished most of the suspension. Contemplating if I will have time to do the disc brake conversion, lower adjustable camber arms, bleed brakes, and get it aligned/setup before next weekend with only 1 day to work on it. I may stop here till after the Mini Run. Anyway here is another Mini I have been working on. Will be for sale probably around June hopefully. It is a d16a6 crx/civic si engine/trans. Left to complete... wiring, fuel lines, modify intake manifold to fit better, interior, and full respray.




    1998 Astro, 1976 Mini Clubman Estate, 1985 Trabant, 1961 Morris Minor

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    when i first saw the tyres i thought it wasn't gonna work

    looks awesome tho with those flares

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    Got a bit more done, will have to stop for a little bit due to the run being this coming weekend. Hoping to still fabricate the dash, all new gauges, dye the door cards black, maybe swap to disc if I have time. But onto the pics:




    Hs4 Carb leaking at the jet tub, had to fabricate a piece out of a... believe it or not, brake flare did the trick.


    Working on getting it done, will go SC fuel injection this summer.


    Need more low.


    Front rims will sit out once I get the drums on there. The rears are past flush, cambered in a hair, need more camber!
    Last edited by notabmw1; 04-08-2013 at 02:25 PM.

    1998 Astro, 1976 Mini Clubman Estate, 1985 Trabant, 1961 Morris Minor

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    I really love the look of this, the wheel and arch combo really works.

    I'm teetering between static and air for my estate, I'm just not sure if I can hide the compressor and tank anywhere.

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    I don't see why a pancake tank, or maybe a small 3 gallon wouldnt fit in the spare tire location... That's what I am planning, although I have not measured yet. Could also build some false walls on the side to kind of finish it off behind the rear seat... I just carpeted my rear load area, now I am starting to think about wood... must resist.

    1998 Astro, 1976 Mini Clubman Estate, 1985 Trabant, 1961 Morris Minor

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    I've got a custom boot floor in mine with the fuel tank in the middle so no hiding in the spare wheel well for me.


    I guess I could just sit the tank on the underside of the floor near the rear valance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notabmw1 View Post
    Not much of an update, finished most of the suspension. Contemplating if I will have time to do the disc brake conversion, lower adjustable camber arms, bleed brakes, and get it aligned/setup before next weekend with only 1 day to work on it. I may stop here till after the Mini Run. Anyway here is another Mini I have been working on. Will be for sale probably around June hopefully. It is a d16a6 crx/civic si engine/trans. Left to complete... wiring, fuel lines, modify intake manifold to fit better, interior, and full respray.



    what are you going to ask for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 93foxx View Post
    what are you going to ask for it?
    Probably around $17-18k depending on where I end up. It's getting a full respray, new interior, custom dash/gauges, new wheels, arches. It's got coilovers on it right now, disc brakes, etc. I have a full spread sheet of the build, and where I need to take it. Last one I built had a b18c1, and sold for around $23k. But I may have a previous customer lined up to buy this one, he drove down last weekend to check it out, and I think he is on the hook. Would cost you probably $25-$30k to do the same build.

    1998 Astro, 1976 Mini Clubman Estate, 1985 Trabant, 1961 Morris Minor

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    Did you have to do any bulkhead/firewall mods to get that D16 in there? It seems to sit very nicely in the round nose.

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    You don't have to, your suppose to cut the manifold and use 45 degree silicon elbows. But I just bought a venom intake and I am hoping it will clear with minimal mods. This one just touches. But again, compared the b18c1 swap I did with extended front, I think the d series is the way forward. Not enough power than pop a turbo on there and get 250whp! I just like the weight (50lbs savings over stock A-series), fit and finish.... and cost! (When getting into a swap like this)

    1998 Astro, 1976 Mini Clubman Estate, 1985 Trabant, 1961 Morris Minor

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    So I did one last push to get the car ready for the CMR Spring Run that I put together. Ended up having 25 Classic Mini's show up and 2 Bini's. Car turned out great, was an immense amount of work to get done, but made it just in time. Had 2 break downs on the 6 hour drive, but minor stuff. Clutch master cylinder lost enough fluid I couldn't shift, so had to refill and bleed on the side of the road. Then I had the alternator go on the drive back, extra battery got me home. Anyway, onto the pictures, and yes I had to raise the car a bit, I had 2 extra passengers and still managed to crack my rear right fender.


    Pulled the interior


    Cleaned it and dyed it with duplicolor flat black. Turned out fantastic as usual.


    Built up the disc brakes for the front


    Got them all bled out.


    Little box to hold all my spares, etc in.


    The start of making the new center gauge setup




    Wiring fun


    Dash all done




    Where I needed to trim now that I had disc brakes on it


    Sump guard modified.




    Figured since I still had a few hours left I would whip up a roof rack


    Welded some Mini studs on there to mount spare


    All done and painted up




    At Cars and Coffee in Great Falls, VA for the start of the run.


    The bugatti


    Morgan 3 wheeler I will build one day.


    The line up of Mini's getting ready.




    First break down, getting the full experience, great guys to have.


    Getting ready to get on the Whites Ferry








    Going to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain




    Fueling up for the drive home.

    Cracked arch by end of run

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    Having fun with the blue one now. Still need to tweak a few things on the Estate, might get on it tomorrow or Friday. I **** rust.




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    So been enjoying it here and there, and just completed the Mini 54 down in Wythville, VA. I decided if I wasn't going to do an engine swap in this one than I would toss a turbo on it. So I picked up a IHI RHB31 Turbo... and I also scored a brand new Weber Downdraft DGV 32/36 with a turbo plenum. I am gonna piece together some stuff and see what happens. Probably take a little while since I got 2 other more "important" car projects to finish, but it will find it's way on over the winter.








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    *It's so cute!*

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    Well started in a few days ago, gonna have to put it on hold for a little bit, but I decided to cut the intake off the stock cast manifold and will use that to start from.




    Opened up to .70mm to give a larger shot of fuel under acceleration.




    Another .70mm hole drilled with the pin vise to extend the progression circuit.


    All done, got the linkage sorted out for the most part.


    Had the flip carb around to get better throttle routing. Hopefully this won't be an issue. I don't like having the choke on the backside, but hopefully it will be set it and forget it.


    The tiny tiny turbo infront of the 61 Minor.

    1998 Astro, 1976 Mini Clubman Estate, 1985 Trabant, 1961 Morris Minor

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    just went through the pages of this thread and your morris minor thread. you sir are amazing. i envy the spax's you got on your estate. by the way, i go gaga on wagons. i'm a touring nut myself. by the way, quick question on the morris, how come you decided to go short ram with ur intake when in the earlier pages i saw a long ram going straight under for colder air?

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    This the stuff i really love. Simply awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by autobahncebu View Post
    just went through the pages of this thread and your morris minor thread. you sir are amazing. i envy the spax's you got on your estate. by the way, i go gaga on wagons. i'm a touring nut myself. by the way, quick question on the morris, how come you decided to go short ram with ur intake when in the earlier pages i saw a long ram going straight under for colder air?
    Honestly I don't like the Spax, my choice is GMAX, cheap and ride/handle good. I find adjustable shocks to be adjustable from FIRM to really freakin FIRM. Not "soft" to firm.

    As far as the Morris and running the intake there, I am just trying to get it up and running. Original location wouldn't work with the more crap I keep adding, like AC, Power Steering. I may revise it though cause it is really freaking loud.

    That reminds me, I need to start a Trabant build thread. Haven't seen anyone do one on this forum... yet....

    1998 Astro, 1976 Mini Clubman Estate, 1985 Trabant, 1961 Morris Minor

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    This thread makes me happy

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