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project "red devil"

Post by joeyfinneran » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:00 am

right iv had this project a while now but never started at thread so i said since iv the engine got its full steam a head :D

right lets start, i wanted a project to learn more about minis and the way they work (did he both mini hanyes books but you'll learn nothing out of a book!). so i looked on here but nothing was happening so looked on donedeal and seen red devil in dublin so i rang and asked all the questioned and needed and went to look at it as mam was shopping :lol: better than sitting on a bench in liffey vally. looked and the car and i was amazed with it, one rust spot yes i mean one but there was a catch had no engine but that didn't bother me, a perfect shell is hard to find now a days. while still in school got dad to drive up during the week and get it, that was one long day at school :lol:
when i got it home gave it a good look over and seen a few dents on the roof from being in 10-15 years dry storage :P so have them filled in and also filled in the holes for the bonnet badge plan on getting a transformers sticker for there :)
anyway pictures are more interesting ........

day i got it :
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trial fit of grille arches and mirrors, windows also out for headlining. ( by the way does anyone have one ??)
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donor engine (thanks joe) ready to come out:
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liftng set up i had and used worked grand :)
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dodgy repair on the exhaust when taken out :
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engine out and ready to clean(have her well trained:lol:) had her do that while i put the car back out its wheels
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was amazed how well the engine cleaned up :shock: but it won't be staying yellow and sliver, will be having it red and black just like the outside Colour scheme.
any advice and thoughts are welcome :)
more will follow as the project goes thanks for reading this far :lol:



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Re: project "red devil"

Post by minis24se7en » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:19 am

Wow! that was some find!

After looking at the 1st pic, if you had said "this is how it looked after the respray" no one would doubt you! :D

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Post by joeyfinneran » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:28 am

10 years under a gazebo
original paint on every panel bar the doors must have rotted out :lol:

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Post by joebe1 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:40 am

Good man joey, Serious project. :D :D

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Post by madjackjr » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:56 am

I was going to say its a nice winter project but knowing you, you'll have on the road in no time :) and your dead right only way to learn how a mini works is to get stuck in.
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Post by joeyfinneran » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:38 pm

Should be rolling within the next month ad will be on te road as soon as possiable. Might have patchs of fillers and primer but it will be on the road :lol:
Its the only way to find out how they work ! You learning nothing out of a confusing book like the hanyes mannuel (impossible to find anything in that book :roll: )

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Post by joeyfinneran » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:04 pm

Cleaning down the engine and preping for paint but how do i do under the gearbox winch it up and clean under it (dont like the idea of that) or turn it on its side ?

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Post by CLUBMANGT » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:40 pm

Joey would ya ever stick her on the bus up to dubland I have a mankey engine under the bench , she might get stuck into for me :lol:
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Post by joeyfinneran » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:14 pm

Update time :)
Have engine painted and in the car (no pics yet as its not finished:P )
I found out that i live painting engines and all the different bits would happly do it again :)
Have arches and sill strips fitted and waiting on wheels (auto jungle :lol:)
Will have to ring simon during the week to ask about spraying ect
Waiting on a few bits from mini spares, getting it all as a early birthday present :) hopefully it will be on the road by then ;)
Its comming together well :D
Ps just to let ye know it was one of the cheapest engines ever ;)
Pic of grille and stuff put on the show what it will look like, picture a gloss black roof and 10" revo's not sure if its up already but again wont hurt :lol:
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Opinons and comment welcome :)

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Post by minis24se7en » Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:54 am

Red/black colour scheme is always a winner and 10" revo's will look perfect on it. Are you going with a black center on the revo's?
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Post by joeyfinneran » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:09 am

Oh yes black centres 8)
And hopefully it will be a different minI with the Colour scheme and the ritZ inteior :D

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Post by joeyfinneran » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:41 pm

Fitting brakes and all shocks today and there wanting revo's :lol:

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Re: project "red devil"

Post by macker » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:56 pm

joeyfinneran wrote:also filled in the holes for the bonnet badge plan on getting a transformers sticker for there :)
do you mean a small Autobot one like this?
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I still have one of them if you want it?




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Post by joeyfinneran » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:03 pm

Autobots all the way 8)
Seen your one but im gona a black one with just black not like yours with all the colour

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Post by joeyfinneran » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:57 pm

nothing happening with this project lately as insurance tax and italy is coming fast
but I'm still putting some nice detailing on engine parts
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Post by joeyfinneran » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:00 pm

Sneak peek to engine bay
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Post by joeyfinneran » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:12 am

connecting all parts to engine and i must be missing something on gear linkage

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with bleeding brakes should i do the rear or front first ?
and can dot 4 brake fluid be used for clutch too ?

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Post by daniel garry » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:25 am

theres a sleeve that connects the rod to the gearbox and yup, you can use brake fluid for the clutch. i usually start with the rear passenger side, rear drivers side, front passenger and front drivers, dont know why but i think i remember reading that you start with the furthest away from the master cylinder....could be wrong but it's not let me down!!
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Post by Benny » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:24 pm

Very clean mini you have there dude. What year is it I can't seem to see it mentioned anywhere.

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Post by joeyfinneran » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:00 pm

Thanks i payed enough for a bar shell but its perfect bar one rust issue
Its a 84/85 shell cant rember what was on the book
And as far as im aware the engine is out of a crashed 92
Its a 998 but they seem just as nippy as 1275's

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Post by joeyfinneran » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:51 pm

Right update time
Got an order in there of the last few weeks which contained all i need to finish (i think)
Got speical wheels real cheap :P only a 4 set but still cheap

Best item that came :

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Post by joeyfinneran » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:07 am

Update on this too!

Plans have changed on the colour scheme of this car. In the last 6 months too many red/black mini have popped up. So I'm going with something i haven't seen in any IMM photo albums iv looked at or most of TMF.

Also i have put RC40 on blue mini so I'm making a de-cat pipe from my old exhaust and putting it on this car. I was thinking of putting a huge back box on it from a jap car something like 5-6 inch but im thinking of lowering so that wont be practical.

Update will fallow soon as im getting frustrated at looking at this car doing nothing

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Re: project "red devil"

Post by joeyfinneran » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:37 pm

A while ago we got a room re-carpeted in the house and i took the left over and used it in this car.
I think its totally different from the crowd exactly what im looking for with this car.

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I also reused my old rust/scratched bumpers off the blue mini and wrapped them in sticker bomb :)
Sticker bomb is really a love or hate thing. Im one of the few that think its class 8) an in the end its my car :lol:
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Also have some other funky odd ideas for this car and cant wait to properly tackle into it :)

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