Home Forum Help Calendar Search Register Login
 Welcome, Guest. Please login or register

  Mini Marcos Forum  >  General Boards  >  Mini Marcos  >  A few questions
0 Members Browsing (46 Guests)
Currently No Active Members

Pages: « 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 » : All Reply Recommend Print
  Author    A few questions  (currently 5,377 views)
Alex_Rowbottom
Posted on: May 29th, 2014, 23:30:05 Quote Report to Moderator
Minimum Member


Posts: 72
Well I am keeping an eye out for a marcos shell at this moment in time. What I plan on doing is getting a shell repairing it if it needs to be. I will not paint incase I need to modify the engine bay of the shell itself. But while working on the shell I will be buying parts that are needed for the project and box them up for when I need them. I am currently looking at conversion sites such as 16v mini forum to see if there is anything that interests we.
I didn't think of the spreadsheet but I will do one when the project starts
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 45 - 113
Brian
Posted on: May 30th, 2014, 00:53:51 Quote Report to Moderator
Big Member


Location: San Mateo, CA, USA
Posts: 329

Reputation: 0 (tot: )
As for a project spreadsheet -- I created one with multiple tabs. I created a list of all the parts needed for each section of the car. I forget now, but I think sections included:
* Engine
* Suspension/steering
* Cooling
* Brakes
* Electrical
* Instrumentation
* Interior

and some others. Then, I went through the parts diagrams for each section of the car, one line for each part. Then, I had columns with some possible sources for the parts. Ex: minispares, a local shop, new, used, whatever, and what it would cost from that source.

I ended up finding out that some of the bundled kits from shops, for example minispares, were actually more expensive than the sum of all their parts purchased from the same source.

Anyways, I used that list to filter down what I needed, and where I'd get it from, and used that for budgeting. Even though I ended up doing my own brake plumbing (with mostly -AN style flaring), the mini parts diagrams were able to remind me of some of the fittings and parts I'd need, and attachment points to the car.
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 46 - 113
Neil KilBane
Posted on: May 30th, 2014, 06:59:08 Quote Report to Moderator
Maximum Member2





just a little fine tuning left to do.


Location: Newtown Forbes, Ireland
Posts: 1,391

Reputation: 0 (tot: )
Have you a time frame for this Alex ?

 

Last modified May 30th, 2014, 07:00:06 by Neil KilBane
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 47 - 113
Alex_Rowbottom
Posted on: May 30th, 2014, 07:32:02 Quote Report to Moderator
Minimum Member


Posts: 72
Brian is there any chance you could send me a copy so I roughly know what I'm doing with for the spread sheet.
No there's no time scale for the project
Alex
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 48 - 113
Tim_Greenhill
Posted on: May 30th, 2014, 09:29:08 Quote Report to Moderator
Baby Member


Posts: 13
Quoted from Alex_Rowbottom, posted May 30th, 2014, 07:32:02 at here
Brian is there any chance you could send me a copy so I roughly know what I'm doing with for the spread sheet.



Would find that very useful too if you are happy to share.
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 49 - 113
Brian
Posted on: May 30th, 2014, 16:28:10 Quote Report to Moderator
Big Member


Location: San Mateo, CA, USA
Posts: 329

Reputation: 0 (tot: )
I'll dig it through early next week. Haven't used it in a while .
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 50 - 113
Alex_Rowbottom
Posted on: June 1st, 2014, 15:25:19 Quote Report to Moderator
Minimum Member


Posts: 72
That's great thank you.
Okay guys I'm looking for a marcos project is there any available?
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 51 - 113
Neil KilBane
Posted on: June 2nd, 2014, 21:42:58 Quote Report to Moderator
Maximum Member2





just a little fine tuning left to do.


Location: Newtown Forbes, Ireland
Posts: 1,391

Reputation: 0 (tot: )
Colin is selling his, have a look here,

https://www.facebook.com/groups/8026705918/?fref=nf

 
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 52 - 113
Alex_Rowbottom
Posted on: June 3rd, 2014, 21:58:10 Quote Report to Moderator
Minimum Member


Posts: 72
Bit too much for me at the moment "/
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 53 - 113
Neil KilBane
Posted on: June 3rd, 2014, 22:17:20 Quote Report to Moderator
Maximum Member2





just a little fine tuning left to do.


Location: Newtown Forbes, Ireland
Posts: 1,391

Reputation: 0 (tot: )
They're only going to get dearer

 
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 54 - 113
Alex_Rowbottom
Posted on: June 3rd, 2014, 22:19:25 Quote Report to Moderator
Minimum Member


Posts: 72
I know they will but i need more of a project because of what I want to do "/
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 55 - 113
Brian
Posted on: June 3rd, 2014, 22:47:32 Quote Report to Moderator
Big Member


Location: San Mateo, CA, USA
Posts: 329

Reputation: 0 (tot: )
The 2k is just a drop in the bucket compared to what the rest of your project will cost .
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 56 - 113
Neil KilBane
Posted on: June 4th, 2014, 07:31:34 Quote Report to Moderator
Maximum Member2





just a little fine tuning left to do.


Location: Newtown Forbes, Ireland
Posts: 1,391

Reputation: 0 (tot: )
A cheaper shell would probably cost more in the long run to get it to that stage, to be honest.

 
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 57 - 113
Alex_Rowbottom
Posted on: June 8th, 2014, 15:24:22 Quote Report to Moderator
Minimum Member


Posts: 72
Right I'm starting to plan things now of how I want it to look, engine, running gear, breaks and so on I am looking into a shell at the moment but I need advice and help. I don't want to rush into anything so I am taking things slow and making careful decisions.

I would like to go with the look of something like this body wise http://www.minimarcos.org.uk/memcars/8241/index.html if anyone has an more pics that would be great as I can't seem to find one with the front end on the car.

Engine wise I'm looking at a suzuki hayabusa, I have been speaking to an engineer who has designed suspension for jaguar and billstein amongst other things who is willing to come on board with the project and I have also spoken to an auto electrician about wiring and so on so hopefully the project will be full steam ahead when I get a shell.

Oh I also have a question, if a shell doesn't have a vin number, logbook, registration plates, or any history is there anyway of getting it on the road without an Iva, I know you may be able to get a logbook but how would you come to get one?

Alex
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 58 - 113
mike brown
Posted on: June 8th, 2014, 16:34:40 Quote Report to Moderator
Big Member







Location: Southampton
Posts: 374
Simple answer to the IVA question is no not legally unless you can prove the car was on the road and correctly registered as a mini marcos. Many cars didn't get registered properly in the first place it difficult even to get this rectified. I'm currently building an ibex to go through IVA and I think you could get a mini marcos through with a little work.
Mike
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 59 - 113
Pages: « 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 » : All Reply Recommend Print

New Thread Mini Marcos Forum  >  Mini Marcos  [ previous | next ] Switch to:

Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post polls
You may not post attachments
HTML is on
Blah Code is on
Smilies are on

Powered by e-blah Platinum 7 Final © 2001-2004   -   April 11th, 2021, 22:45:57

Files opened: 91 | Files closed: 91