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Posted by: AK Posted on: November 7th, 2012, 22:25:12

hi, i'm Alexis an enthusiast about classic mini and also mini marcos , i recently bought this one



she has got the serial number :7496.

and a first registration date in 1984.

a complete restoration it's now engaged !

Posted by: AK Posted on: November 7th, 2012, 22:28:59
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she has got a new  garage







she is under cleaning

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Posted by: AK Posted on: November 7th, 2012, 22:32:35
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after use the hight pressure cleaner

i have a look about body working :

cut off the roof ( to make it plane)



fix a new dashboard



repaired the front noze


cut off a air box emplacement
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Posted by: AK Posted on: November 7th, 2012, 22:33:53
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fixing of the  roll cage  



Posted by: AK Posted on: November 7th, 2012, 22:36:12
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that progresses





roll cage it's machining










Posted by: AK Posted on: November 7th, 2012, 22:37:29
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We look for the rust












Posted by: Damien Marais Posted on: November 7th, 2012, 23:49:53
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Du boulot !!!
Ton garage me fait toujours rÍver ...
J'attends de voir la suite sur miniracing aussi !

Posted by: Denis Posted on: November 8th, 2012, 09:45:16
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Vraiment du beau travail mais encore beaucoup travail pour venir belle.  ;)

Nice job.

Posted by: Nigel_Holmes Posted on: November 8th, 2012, 18:58:59
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Alexis - that's the cleanest and tidiest garage I have seen for a long time!

Some interesting upgrades in the past, I don't think the panelling over the petrol tank is a factory item but it should stiffen up the rear window nicely.

For the roll cage are you planning to fit large load spreading plates at the end of the tubes, in particular the ones at the heelboard could be tricky as they are in an enclosed box section?

Best regards, Nigel

Posted by: Graham Bichard Posted on: November 9th, 2012, 18:27:06
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You're right Nigel - definitely a case of garage envy!

Also at the pace you seem to be progressing at Alexis.

A bit OT but do you know the make of your engine stand?  I'm after one that will hold the A-Series.

Looking at your location I'm tempted to aim for the 2014 Le Mans Classic to get my car on the road by - it's always good to dream  ;D.  Good luck with your build.

Posted by: Graham Bichard Posted on: November 9th, 2012, 18:28:52
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You're right Nigel - definitely a case of garage envy!

Also at the pace you seem to be progressing at Alexis.

A bit OT but do you know the make of your engine stand?  I'm after one that will hold the A-Series.

Looking at your location I'm tempted to aim for the 2014 Le Mans Classic to get my car on the road by - it's always good to dream  ;D.  Good luck with your build.

Posted by: AK Posted on: November 10th, 2012, 16:53:21
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Quoted from Nigel_Holmes, posted November 8th, 2012, 18:58:59 at here
Alexis - that's the cleanest and tidiest garage I have seen for a long time!




as you can see it's not easy to keep the garage tidy.


For the roll cage it's planning to fit large spreading plates at the end of the tubes , may be like this for the hellboard



to Graham

this is an universal engine stand, like this :


for the moment, the gear box it's fixed on the stand by the final drive bolt †(4 bolts) , i have to create a specifique spacer to fix the engine block on it ( may be by the timing side)


Posted by: Allan Brown Posted on: November 11th, 2012, 21:13:34
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Hi and welcome,

I thought my garage was big, but yours is massive.
Have you tried the seat in for position? Your rear roll hoop looks a long way forward. I hope you have short legs or your head will be hitting the roll hoop.

Good luck with the build

Allan

Posted by: AK Posted on: November 19th, 2012, 15:38:03
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so , seats have just arrived it short but it's okay with the roll cage.





Posted by: Graham Bichard Posted on: November 19th, 2012, 20:46:15
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Bloody Hell!  He's got the seats fitted already  ;)

(Nice seats by the way Alexis)

Posted by: AK Posted on: December 3rd, 2012, 21:26:29
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so, it's to cold in France to do body work thus i work on the engine :

conrods, crankshaft, and pistons



crank on the block



conrods and crankshaft fixed on the block




general view .




Posted by: AK Posted on: December 5th, 2012, 14:35:36
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under construction:










Posted by: Graham Bichard Posted on: December 15th, 2012, 12:23:05
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Alexis, is that the SC throttle body set up?
If so I'll be interested in how you get on with that - I'm sure they do an adaptor kit to wire it into the MPi loom.
What ecu are you looking at using?
Some good progress by the way! †Puts me to shame †:-/
ETA - will those injectors clear the bonnet or is some modification going to be neccessary?

Posted by: AK Posted on: December 17th, 2012, 15:08:17
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Quoted from Graham Bichard, posted December 15th, 2012, 12:23:05 at here
Alexis, is that the SC throttle body set up?



yes it is , it's the complete set of engine management (5 port )
Quoted from Graham Bichard, posted December 15th, 2012, 12:23:05 at here

If so I'll be interested in how you get on with that - I'm sure they do an adaptor kit to wire it into the MPi loom.

it's a complete wire ready to fit ( because a switch hiff44 to SC injectors) but it's already exist a kit for MPI mini
Quoted from Graham Bichard, posted December 15th, 2012, 12:23:05 at here
What ecu are you looking at using?


it's the SC ECU complitly mappable , with intake air tį , crankshaft sensor, coolant sensor, throttle position sensor and more
Quoted from Graham Bichard, posted December 15th, 2012, 12:23:05 at here

ETA - will those injectors clear the bonnet or is some modification going to be neccessary?



it's the next step for me , fix up the engine temporarily, to see if the bonnet needs modifications ....

Posted by: Graham Bichard Posted on: December 17th, 2012, 20:59:29
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Excellent - like I say, I'll be interested how you find the kit.  In some ways it could be seen as a step backwards (from the MPi set up) in that it's more of an electronic carburettor, than 'proper' injection.  Having said that, it does seem to be the most cost effective (and effective!) option for proper programmable injection.
I hope it goes well for you - and I might nick the idea as well if it proves successful  ;).
Out of interest, what make is the LCB manifold you've got mounted on there?  I ask as I've got an SC stainless now on my mini and to be honest, the trouble I've had (and still have) trying to get it to seal correctly are doing my head in!!!  Any cure seems to last no more than a couple of weeks before starting to blow again.  I only put it on (having bought it for the MM) as the Maniflow LCB split in the middle of the 'Y'.  I bought another to replace it before experiencing all the problems.  Again, if it is an SC manifold I'll be interested to hear if you have the same problems or if I've just been unlucky with this first one.

Posted by: AK Posted on: December 19th, 2012, 23:43:34
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For interested persons:
http://www.twinkam.co.uk/shop/article_SC208.001/A-Series-5-Port-Engine-Management-Kit.html?sessid=VX7KQADXQBQesc8PlZVNEgmtfRYmt8ZUL09ev3wX4dnsmSrWdqaZ92P351D8SSTH&shop_param=cid%3D7%26aid%3DSC208.001%26

it's a very good condition kit ,hight quality machining , the sensors comes to BOCH , all in very good conditions.


my LCB is a Stage 2 from Maniflow.

Posted by: AK Posted on: February 2nd, 2013, 22:54:28
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so, the engine is almost ready, and have now to wait the body work on the marcos.






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