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Ciarans 1380 Cooper

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Ciarans 1380 Cooper

Post by kona » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:32 am

Engine:
1380cc minispeed block.
Stage 3 Cylinder Head.
kent cams 286 Camshaft.
Twin Su HS4 1.5 inch carburettors with cone filters.
4-core radiator
Standard 4-speed box with 3.1 final drive.
Maniflow Exhaust manifold.
Maniflow twin DTM exhaust
All fitted in 2005

Suspention and Steering:

HiLos fitted all round.
New standard cones.
KYB Gas-A-Just dampers all round.
New knuckle joints.
New track rod ends.
Bushes in steering column replaced
Adjustable Tie Rods.
Adjustable Bottom Arms.
Correct offset bushes for bottom arms.
Poly and rubber bushes on Tie rods.

Exterior:
Flame Red with white roof.
12x5 Standard Cooper alloys.
12x6 Yokohama A539s.
Chrome Bumpers.
Chrome Grille.
Twin spots.
John Cooper signed stripes like a RSP cooper.
Standard Cooper arches.

I.C.E:
JVC Kd 1033-h
Two Alpine 10cm speakers in dash.
Two JBL 937 6x9s in custom boxes on rear seats.
mutant 4-channel amp powering the 6x9s.
Vibe 15? 1500w sub in the boot powered by a Vibe monoblock.

Interior:
Brushed aluminium dash.
3 Smiths gauges ( oil pressure, battery condition ,temperature).
Cooper Trim.
RSP Steering wheel.
Cobra Monaco S buckets in Black vinyl with Red Piping.
Sparco 3 Point harnesses.

Power:
She was on the rollers in Slark race engineering and put out:
94 BHP @ 6137rpm and 82lbs/ft torque @ 5551rpm


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300 Euros delivered. Fastest things ive ever gotten from england, http://www.sixonetwo.com the best company I could find for seats.

and then a few of christine, shes looking quite lonely :(


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Re: Ciarans 1380 Cooper

Post by mustard » Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:39 pm

very sleeperess!!! i love it...
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Re: Ciarans 1380 Cooper

Post by just_st3v3n » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:31 pm

nice mini man like i said to you before...
liking the steering wheel :wink:

steven
some day....

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Re: Ciarans 1380 Cooper

Post by miniireland » Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:31 pm

haha those pics are from my wedding back in june, i must dig out the rest and post them up....

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Re: Ciarans 1380 Cooper

Post by kona » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:37 pm

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Re: Ciarans 1380 Cooper

Post by kona » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:48 pm

well, it has been awhile since I updated this! unfortunatley the car is not even close to the same condition as above :( :oops:

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Re: Ciarans 1380 Cooper

Post by kona » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:03 pm

Basically due to finishing college and getting a real job, I had to relocate down the west a few years ago, so the mini was used to get down until I got enough $$ for a modern car (clio 182).

Unfortunatley this was pretty much what pushed the car from needed a bit of welding to needing a miracle.

During college I did my thesis on retro fitting fuel injection to the A series so it is running a little special engine under the bonnet.

Canems engine management
ford EDIS coilpack
x2 mikuni throttle bodies from a kawasaki 1100
and all the other bits and bobs needed to get it up and running. It also recieved some lovely new AE hepolite pistons, rings, big ends, clutch, lightened flywheel.

all this was fitted in a week on my driveway :mrgreen: (in reality its a pain in the hole)

Now that Im in a bit better place with money and back in Dublin , Ive been able to address the state of the shell, which will involve a reshell.

Heres a few snaps of the donor car, last taxed in 1995 and all the bodywork done by somebody else :mrgreen:

Not a spot of rust on it.

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Currentley looking at quotes for some light bodywork(dents) and paint in rosso corsa 2011 and a white roof :)

Exciting times.

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Re: Ciarans 1380 Cooper

Post by coolmini » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:31 pm

Good man kona
Hope ya get your injection up and running have loads of info on do's and don'ts

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Re: Ciarans 1380 Cooper

Post by kona » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:58 pm

Been mad busy with work and got stuck on permanent nights for most the summer which screwed up any plans. Anyways on a better shift now and have eventually got moving on the project.
First step, strip down the Cooper, Which is deteriorating at a impressive rate now, im not so sure if the outer sills are still actually structure lol.

Heres the Damage:

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Anyways I cracked on taking apart most of the engine bay and baggin and taggin every nut and bolt that came off. Im not worried about the condition of the parts as they will be getting a refurb.

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Needed to remove the exhaust, which as per usual was welded onto it. Really need to get a Stainless steel exhaust.

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Damn speed bumps!! :(

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Only 1 Damaged Lambda sensor, although look how rich it was running!

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Clutch and brake fluid! Mouldy! :mrgreen:

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She wont be flying for quite awhile!!

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Re: Ciarans 1380 Cooper

Post by kona » Sat May 21, 2016 5:21 pm

Well, heres the damage after I stripped the shell down. Its pretty bad, Im not sure weather to spend the money and save the shell.


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Re: Ciarans 1380 Cooper

Post by Dylan8660 » Mon May 23, 2016 9:36 am

It would be too far gone if it was mine, I would be tempted on a re-shell to keep it but the regs aren't as favourable here as the UK.

Good luck.
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Re: Ciarans 1380 Cooper

Post by kona » Thu May 26, 2016 4:58 pm

Dylan8660 wrote:It would be too far gone if it was mine, I would be tempted on a re-shell to keep it but the regs aren't as favourable here as the UK.

Good luck.

All depends on the labour cost, the panels alone I'm looking at 3k.

The reshell maybe the only option.

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Re: Ciarans 1380 Cooper

Post by kerryminigringo » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:19 pm

The problem is that getting a better shell than that is going to cost money and it will probably still need work.At least if you do your own shell properly and rust proof it,you know what you have.
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Re: Ciarans 1380 Cooper

Post by kona » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:30 pm

Ok a little update. The car has been sent away to hopefully have all the rust cut out of it. Its a fairly comprehensive list of panels that are needed. Hoping to have the car back for the IMM next summer. :)

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Re: Ciarans 1380 Cooper

Post by kona » Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:31 pm

A little update, the car has had half the crap cut out, however theres quite a bit more to go, i knew it was rotten but not as rotten as the pictures show, the shell was pretty much scrap.
Hopefully its saveable.
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Re: Ciarans 1380 Cooper

Post by kona » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:32 pm

Some more progress as the shell is beginning to get some fresh steel back into it. I have to say the shell really was beyond sensible repair. If it wasnt a cooper it would have been scrapped, fortunatley it is.
At the stage now where im trying to get a garage sourced to rebuild it. I also have to pick out a colour, im not sure to keep it standard flame red or change it up?
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Re: Ciarans 1380 Cooper

Post by kona » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:37 pm

And a few more pictures of the progress
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Re: Ciarans 1380 Cooper

Post by miniireland » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:49 am

Great to see you saving it , that was one of the cars on my wedding day in 2009

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Re: Ciarans 1380 Cooper

Post by kona » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:00 pm

There has been alot of progress on the shell its now painted and due back. Ive started sorting out all the suspension parts now before i move onto the engine.

Ive plenty of photos but i cant seem to attach anymore due to board quota being reached.

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Re: Ciarans 1380 Cooper

Post by The Marcos Graveyard » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:44 am

You need to use a third party hosting site, photobucket is still available but is now a subscription service, there are other websites that are still free, you could try postimage.org for example.
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