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Re: 1964 FIA Lookalike

Post by StevenR » Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:50 pm

It's running the 1380 from his race car but with a few little changes.



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Re: 1964 FIA Lookalike

Post by dayoungfella » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:31 pm

Here are some snaps of the Mini in the snow!

These are outside the house:
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These are at the Hell Fire Club before heading out on the mountain bike:
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Re: 1964 FIA Lookalike

Post by macker » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:34 pm

those tyres really did work well didn't they!
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Re: 1964 FIA Lookalike

Post by neasha » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:49 am

Car looks great. Over riders and corner bars make minis look so good!

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Re: 1964 FIA Lookalike

Post by Kenneth Murphy » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:15 am

you ride mtb?? wat bike ya got? what roof rack you got?? sorry for all the questions i ride and i'm lookin a rack for the mini
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Re: 1964 FIA Lookalike

Post by dayoungfella » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:54 am

I have a set of Paddy Hopkirk bars on it with some mid-range Halfords bike carriers (although I was informed they're made by Thule!). They work a treat.

Bike is a Cove Hustler AM bike. Can be pedalled up hill and is awesome on the downhill stuff too 8)
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Re: 1964 FIA Lookalike

Post by Kenneth Murphy » Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:13 pm

cool. i just ride a hardtail you ride in ballinastow??? were organisin a spin up there in the next few weeks..
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Re: 1964 FIA Lookalike

Post by dayoungfella » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:25 am

Ye I go to Ballinastoe a lot, I'm on for a spin! PM me the details.
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Post by Kenneth Murphy » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:57 pm

i have your number i'll send ya on a text
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Re: 1964 FIA Lookalike

Post by maxi » Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:26 pm

Awesome Nailer :) fantastic pics!! Car looks absolutely amazing!!!

Can I have a go :mrgreen: :wink:
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Re: 1964 FIA Lookalike

Post by dayoungfella » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:06 pm

Oops...

It started with a bit of an engine bay tidy up and now look what happened!!!


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Re: 1964 FIA Lookalike

Post by dayoungfella » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:11 pm

Plans include full respray, new interior, custom wiring loom...and possibly a new engine (current 1380 might be up for grabs)!
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Re: 1964 FIA Lookalike

Post by BERT » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:13 pm

No goin back now!

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Re: 1964 FIA Lookalike

Post by StanO'Toole » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:13 pm

Did you just get to into taking stuff apart and didn't realised you striped the hole Mini? :lol: What engine you thinking Neil?
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Re: 1964 FIA Lookalike

Post by dayoungfella » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:23 pm

StanO'Toole wrote:Did you just get to into taking stuff apart and didn't realised you striped the hole Mini? :lol: What engine you thinking Neil?
Well, as I was taking the engine out I was finding it hard to be strict and not get carried away with tidying up the car...didn't work though!
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Re: 1964 FIA Lookalike

Post by StanO'Toole » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:24 pm

dayoungfella wrote:didn't work though!
I can see that! I take it your going bigger engine wise? 1440? :mrgreen: 1480? :mrgreen:
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Re: 1964 FIA Lookalike

Post by dayoungfella » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:29 pm

Maybe...maybe not!
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Re: 1964 FIA Lookalike

Post by kerryminigringo » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:33 pm

Nice to see it getting a whole lot of TLC.I hope you did not find any nasty surprise when you stripped it out,you know what Minis are like.
Real Clubmans have a square nose.Seriously.

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Re: 1964 FIA Lookalike

Post by dayoungfella » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:51 am

No nasty surprises really. Car is pretty much 100% solid, it's had a LOT of repairs done over the years though, some of which aren't the neatest!
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Re: 1964 Racer

Post by dayoungfella » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:02 am

Small update!

Shell has been at the bodyshop for the last week, hoping to have it back within the next 2 weeks! Ended up buying a new driver's wing and A-panel as the ones that are fitted don't look right at all.

Have also been busy buying lots of new bits including interior, shiney bits, brake bits and engine bits!

The 1380 is now fully stripped and will be sent off for some minor machining, and will hopefully be rebuilt (including some new mods) and ready to go before the shell comes back from paint.

Subframes and various other parts will be going for powder coating next week, and will hopefully have all the running gear built up and ready to go for when I have the shell.

Here's a pic of some of the new bits!

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Re: 1964 Racer

Post by dayoungfella » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:41 am

Another small update!

As we all know, timelines never go to plan so things are happening a little slower than I had hoped.

Shell is coming on and should be primed and ready for paint by the end of the weekend, engine will hopefully start going back together this weekend and subframes should be back from powder coaters mid next week.

In the mean time I've been painting various things, building up my new front hubs and retrimming my seats. The colour may give you an indication of the colour the car is going :shock:

New timeline is shell finished by next weekend, subframes ready, and engine nearly ready!

Pics aren't great but at least they show progress!

Quite a lot of little dents and flat spots needed filling...
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And more...
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New wing fitted...
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New (second hand) seat covers fitted...
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Could probably do with a good clean!
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Re: 1964 Racer

Post by kerryminigringo » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:24 pm

Great to see it is coming along,would the new colour be Dove Grey or maybe Surf Blue?
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Re: 1964 Racer

Post by dayoungfella » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:59 pm

[quote="kerryminigringo"]Great to see it is coming along,would the new colour be Dove Grey or maybe Surf Blue?[/quote]

Maybe it is and maybe it isn't! :P
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Re: 1964 Racer

Post by dayoungfella » Thu May 12, 2011 12:15 pm

Update!

Was down at the painters the other evening and took these. Might be painted and home for the weekend :)

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Re: 1964 Racer

Post by dayoungfella » Tue May 17, 2011 9:42 am

Update!

Collected the shell from the paintshop last night :D :D :D

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Colour is Island Blue with a black roof...really happy with how it turned out!

Will get some better pics during the week.
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