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post #61 of 607 (permalink) Old 10-01-2011, 19:24
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lol good luck with that, sounds pretty intense!

My dad's about to start stripping his old Minor Traveller. I keep telling him what he really wants in there is a nice VVC, but he wants to keep it strictly original lol

He did seem impressed when I held up a set of straights next to it though, so who knows, some custom hubs may be a part of the rebuild
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post #62 of 607 (permalink) Old 10-01-2011, 19:25 Thread Starter
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VVC in there would be great!

Our base engine was a VVC unit, but it's getting some very special parts put onto/into it
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VVC in there would be great!

Our base engine was a VVC unit, but it's getting some very special parts put onto/into it
knowing your "track" record (geddit?!) I'm not surprised!
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knowing your "track" record (geddit?!) I'm not surprised!
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lol good luck with that, sounds pretty intense!

My dad's about to start stripping his old Minor Traveller. I keep telling him what he really wants in there is a nice VVC, but he wants to keep it strictly original lol

He did seem impressed when I held up a set of straights next to it though, so who knows, some custom hubs may be a part of the rebuild
Benny Dub check this out http://www.jlhmorrisminors.co.uk/content/k_series.php

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Mini update on the rear suspension. Fitted some anti-tramp bars but the chassis mounting plates that they came with were crap so we made our own box sections up...





Dampers are also mounted for now...



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Had a day of moving cars around on Saturday to get the engine donor car up to the unit to take the engine out.

In the process of moving the donor car into the unit (brakes partially seized and no throttle body so we couldn't drive it in) we needed to move it into position for the lift arms, so decided to jack it up so we could get the 'skates' underneath the wheels.
While jacking it, I had a block of wood on the jack to give it some extra height (this bits important later), there was some coolant spilt on the floor under one of the wheels. Rather than putting the 'skate' through it all I decided to mop it up and while wiping the weight of the car split the block of wood completely in half and the car came crashing down on my poor finger that happened to be underneath it....



Luckily my hand was flat and the tyre cushioned some of the blow, but it was rather flat after it'd happened. Dad tried lifting the car and then grabbed the jack but it was all taking a bit too long, so I somehow managed to grab the wheel spokes and pull the car backwards enough to get my hand out.

Thankfully it's all fine though, although a little sore and doesn't look too pretty. All the bones are intact and it's fully moveable. But that was pretty much it for work on the car this weekend
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Well from death comes new life (very prophetic I know) and a car had to die to provide the new beating heart for the MGBK. Unfortunately that car was a BRM, not the proudest thing I've done but it was well beyond economical repair. It has provided a plethora of spare parts for the track BRM and my road BRM however.

So please all take a moment to remember the passing of number 261....





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Poor BRM, but at least the parts are going into good use. Hows the work coming on the B?

Also, brought a head round to you guys the other week, and all i can say is. Your dad is nothing short of the most helpful guy about. Will be brinigng another one round next week.
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Poor BRM, but at least the parts are going into good use. Hows the work coming on the B?
Slowly, but now we have the donor engine we can mock up the positioning and start making the engine mounts which'll be a great bit of progress.

If you pop up ask to have a look around it.

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Also, brought a head round to you guys the other week, and all i can say is. Your dad is nothing short of the most helpful guy about. Will be brinigng another one round next week.
Cheers Pat, shame he can't remember his own head sometimes
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Well we've got the donor car block all stripped down and attached to the gearbox so that we can accurately position the engine in the bay so that we can make the engine mounts. Plates for the engine and the rubber mounts are all made now, and we've made the templates for the other parts we need, just have to cut them out and weld it all together.

So this is where the engine will actually sit in the car...





Some serious modification of the front cross member was required, but this'll be reinforced internally and rebuilt to fit...



And one shot of the car sitting lonely in the back of the unit...

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Will you need an oil take off and remote oil filter? When I fitted the K series to my Midget I had to fit one to clear the chassis leg!
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Will you need an oil take off and remote oil filter? When I fitted the K series to my Midget I had to fit one to clear the chassis leg!
Sure will. We have the piping already sorted, just need to machine up a take-off block to plumb into.
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That K looks tiny in there... Needs moar V8
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That K looks tiny in there... Needs moar V8
It was an option but we originally thought it would be more expensive (hindsight is awonderful thing). But the lightweight K should pack a wee punch, especially with some of the goodies that are going into it
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Excellent thread - nice one

Shaping up to be a really well buillt car. Good Work. Any clues on what you plan to do the the engine? Mine's a standard VVC 160 with an Emerald, Caterham Roller TB's and a custom exhaust (Powerspeed) Fits well into the B engine Bay - have a look pics. Had to mod the x member similar to you, also cut the bulkhead for clearance for the head water outlet on the near side - leave plenty of clearance as this will be coming off an on regularly, trust me. I've gone down the same Quaife route as you, but used parabolic springs with tele's and powerflex's. I'm interested in what you think of the tramp bars with cart springs, as I've been toying with this for some time, but cant help think the travel of the spring fights the travel of the tramp bar. Anyway , this is geting to be a long post, so I'll close and post a pic or 2 later. A long trip through France and a couple of track days and I'm still smiling. Still more work to do though!

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Red face a bit big - sorry

sorry about the size of the last pic..... zoom level at 50% lets you see the whole thing.
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