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Post  Minivanman on Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:14 pm

I purchased this a few months ago with the idea to complete it:


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Post  NG Guy on Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:40 pm

Davy,

Good Luck with your project!

Did it come with an engine and gearbox?
If not what size engine will you use?
Hope you are going to go up to larger wheels at a later date IMHO a MK3 needs 12 or 13 inch wheels to look right (also better for off-road).

All the best NG Guy.


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Post  Minivanman on Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:26 am

The vehicle came with a 1000 cc lump from a 1972 clubby, presently untested, time will tell. if I've got any probs with it I've got a 1310 on the bench if need be. I intend use 145 70 12 tyres on minilites as I'm having difficulty locating 12 off road tyres, was originally offered M&S 155 x 12 but have been informed that they foul on the rear swinging arm mounts.


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Post  TRR Motorsport on Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:34 am

If you use later 12" spec/cooper drums you will be ok. I ran 155/65 x 12 Colway rally plus tyres on Pea (a MK2 for those not in the know) for years with no issues
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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:44 am

What are the hubcaps from?  (My computer won't show the trim pix from the Mini Wheel Dictionary)
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Post  NG Guy on Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:57 am

Hi RTT,

If my eyes don't deceive me I think there is a diamond shape at the centre of the hub cap so I would guess from a Riley Elf mini variant?

Also I think I have run 155x70x12 tyres at the rear of a Mk 3 scamp at sometime, long time ago LOL!

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Post  Minivanman on Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:46 pm

Rum Tum Tugger wrote:What are the hubcaps from?  (My computer won't show the trim pix from the Mini Wheel Dictionary)
I'm sure the hubcaps are standard Mini Clubman 1973.
The kit is dated 1992 but the it's doner vehicle is what I believe to be that of a 1973 mini clubman


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Post  Minivanman on Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:41 pm

Had some time off work recently, so spent some time in the garage with my rebuild:






More to come in the future

Davy


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Post  NG Guy on Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:15 pm

Well done Davy, keep up the good work!

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Post  Minivanman on Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:45 pm

New petrol tank now in place:




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Post  NG Guy on Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:09 am

Hi Davy,
Not sure why, but didn't see the yellow petrol tank before. Is this an Andy Mac item or one you have made/purchased elsewhere?

Anyway very glad you are pressing-on with your build/rebuild; hopefully see you and your Mk3 at some meetings next year!

Don't forget to enjoy the Festive Season as well as work on the Scamp !!

Best regards RG aka NG Guy.

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Post  Minivanman on Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:33 pm

NG Guy,
Yes I seem to have lost the link to the original photos, and put these ones up to fill the gap.


All the best wishes for the coming Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Happy New year


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Post  NG Guy on Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:09 am

Thanks Davy,

Keep up the good work and keep those pictures coming!

Best regards RG.

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Post  GT3Rob on Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:51 am

NG Guy for president !! Oh mini clubman hub caps defo stainless steel too!
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Post  NG Guy on Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:27 am

GT3 Rob,

Not sure what I have done to deserve this; but thanks anyway!!

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Post  GT3Rob on Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:50 pm

Lol nothing wrong with the old one, but you sound rather keen.
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Post  Minivanman on Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:58 pm

Been having problems locating some special bits for my project, doors, roof, canopy etc, came by this old tired MK3, so purchased it and making an updated version using both vehicles:
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The project continues "Boom Boom"  Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  Minivanman on Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:33 pm

Decided to fit extended swinging arms on the rear to allow the fitment of M&S tyres, I'm led to believe that the shockers are longer than the normal mini rears, what shockers should I use, sombody mentioned Chevette, not sure if that means front or rear, anyone help



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Post  TRR Motorsport on Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:44 pm

We used Van shocks on our MK3 but what you need to watch is the change to the spring rate caused by extending the radius arm. It softens the rear suspension and buggers up the handling.  Fitting red spot comes to the rear should sort it though ;-)
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Post  Mk3rob on Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:12 pm

My Mk3 Scamp is the oddity in the Club.............. Its got Moke longer swinging arms and takes 13" M&S no probs. Very Happy 

I was advised about Chevette shockers but the vary year to year front to back and I got the wrong ones which were to long and bottomed out. they're still in my garage somewhere Mad 

Where were we ..... I have standard length non adjustable Spax on mine along with Hi-Lo cones. Adjusted right they still give a bit of shocker movement and the 13" wheels fill the wheel bay nicely.

I always think that 10" 0r 12" on the back look wrong.
12" on the front and 13" on the back gets the rear end up enough not to be continually scrapping the exhaust all of the time.

Have a look at past Stourport or off roading events for pics of mine.
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Post  Minivanman on Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:09 pm

Looks better on 12 M&S's




And a wee brake upgrade:



Anyone got photos of seat mounting brackets?


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Post  Mk3rob on Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:22 pm

Depends what seats your going to fit.
Mini ones are basically crap.
I have Metro ones in mine which are a bit higher and have wings (not RB)
I can slide over the door sill straight into my seat. With Mini ones you drop in and then have fun trying to drag yourself out.

The main probs are knee room under the steering wheel and fore/aft adjustment.

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Post  Steve G on Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:44 pm

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Post  Minivanman on Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:47 pm

The seats are out of a Mazda I think, got them at a reasonable price, and they're leather so should be ok if they get wet.


I recon I will need to pack them up by about 50mm to get a good driving position.



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Post  Steve G on Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:06 pm

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