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Re: Mk3 Scamp update

Post  Regsmonster on Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:29 am

Looking good! Cool

You might find you need a bigger grille on the front though. Wink
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Post  Mk3rob on Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:05 am

Most Mk3's have a series of 50 - 70 mm holes below where your grill is.

Check out some of the pics in the past events etc.
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Re: Mk3 Scamp update

Post  mk1dave on Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:09 am

I take it from some the above comments that cooling is a slight issue
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Re: Mk3 Scamp update

Post  Mk3rob on Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:07 pm

Normal road running with the normal holey Mk3 grill is not a prob.
but
if your going to do some off roading/green laning the slower speeds gets the temp up a bit.

Some of us get around it by fitting oil coolers or/and elec fans

The oil coolers if fitted at the front obviously have ram air cooling. Also the fact you have a greater volume of oil keeps it cooler as well.

Really until you get it going and try it (depending on speeds/distances) then you wont know.

Hope that helps Very Happy

ps
Does your front grill (and below) come off easily. Most grill panels are only held on by one bolt either side. Alot easier to work on the front bits than the old Mini


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Re: Mk3 Scamp update

Post  mk1dave on Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:16 pm

Thanks for the advice the way I drive I best get the drill out and find that electric fan I have in the back of the garage.
Yes the grill is only held on by the 2 bolts.
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Re: Mk3 Scamp update

Post  Mk3rob on Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:21 pm


Rev counters good asthe speedo's are never very accurate due to engine pickup or/and tyre size.

What size engine is in it?
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Re: Mk3 Scamp update

Post  mk1dave on Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:04 pm

Got rev counter. Had plenty of experience with "accurate" Mini speedo's I had a 1000 cc which was quicker then my Cooper if you went by what the speedo said Laughing
It's 1100
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Re: Mk3 Scamp update

Post  mk1dave on Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:55 pm

So made it too work on Wednesday evening



Went for MOT on sat morning. and if by magic was visiting friends by Sat afternoon cheers
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Re: Mk3 Scamp update

Post  Mutstar on Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:43 pm

Thats a very fine scamp you have there, althought I prefer the green one Laughing

How is Pocahontas? Twisted Evil
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Re: Mk3 Scamp update

Post  mk1dave on Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:18 pm

Might have to come up with a different name Very Happy
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Re: Mk3 Scamp update

Post  mk1dave on Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:54 pm

couldnt resist a drive round the woods on the way home from work today Very Happy

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Re: Mk3 Scamp update

Post  Mk3rob on Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:59 pm

Looks great Dave, glad your making the best of it in this fantastic weather were having. sunny

Are you going to make it across to Hastings at the end of May for the Scamp meet?
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Re: Mk3 Scamp update

Post  mk1dave on Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:03 pm

Thanks Rob yeah its great in this weather eally enjoying driving it. got some work to do still but its getting better to drive.
i doubt i will be able to make it anywhere end of May sprog is due end of May begining of June Very Happy
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Re: Mk3 Scamp update

Post  Mk3rob on Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:06 pm


Bring the rugrat along as well Twisted Evil

I dont know what the record for the youngest sprog at an event is bounce
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Re: Mk3 Scamp update

Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:39 pm

IIRC, Harriet's first visit was before she was even born. Does that count?
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Re: Mk3 Scamp update

Post  Mutstar on Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:18 am

Will that mean no L2B for you then Dave??
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Re: Mk3 Scamp update

Post  mk1dave on Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:09 pm

Not sure yet. If we do go it will be in the rover
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Re: Mk3 Scamp update

Post  TRR Motorsport on Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:27 pm

Rum Tum Tugger wrote:IIRC, Harriet's first visit was before she was even born. Does that count?

And we think she was conceived at the Scamp picnic if you want to go one better Laughing

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Re: Mk3 Scamp update

Post  Mutstar on Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:08 am

Thought you might like this one up here Dave



I'll do a Wheels Day post with all my pics when I get a chance cheers
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Re: Mk3 Scamp update

Post  mk1dave on Wed May 18, 2011 10:23 pm


painted these up amd fitted finishes the front of a bit better i think

And also fitted my S discs but think im going to need some arch extensions now though.

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Re: Mk3 Scamp update

Post  Mutstar on Wed May 18, 2011 10:39 pm

Erm who painted them David? You need rubber strips like stumps has got
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Re: Mk3 Scamp update

Post  mk1dave on Wed May 18, 2011 10:44 pm

Ok so I got Rachel to paint them Smile. I have got some rubber strip at work which will do the job
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Re: Mk3 Scamp update

Post  mk1dave on Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:51 pm

ok its been a while since i have posted on here so heres a few pics of how things are looking now


a couple of summer pics



getting ready for winter

still waiting for the snow to play in

and one more mod i am currently working on uprated 3 speed heater

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Re: Mk3 Scamp update

Post  wezgit daan saaf on Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:01 pm

Snow forcast for Sunday apparently,don't want a pair of 155 x 12's on Mini rims do you,I bought 4 for my Scamp and they don't clear the rear radius arms.Anyway,it will be good to see it at Brooklands,are you coming along as well Mr.Mutstar?
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Re: Mk3 Scamp update

Post  mk1dave on Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:49 pm

I may be tempted with those actually as that's what I'm running currently.
Yes looking forward to Brooklands. I'm sure Mr Mutstar will be coming along Smile
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