COO ........the 1275GT (ex-Clubman)
he is in 1998! 94 bhp at the flywheel (not amazing but holding
UPDATE 5th June 2004
Here he is in 2004! 98 bhp at the flywheel
(not amazing but holding together well!)
Photo (left) was taken on delivery of "#9" on 18th April
2004, a rapid restoration project to swap the cage and running gear
from "NVR" is reaching completion for attendance at IMM2004
red body shell seen above was condemned on return from the IMM in
Switzerland in 1998 and reshelled into "NVR" a White Mini
1000, COO/NVR was then put into storage in 2000 in Manchester, on
recovery in 2004 the body shell was so rotten (see left) that ANOTHER
reshell was called for!!!!!!
Now re-christened Number Nine, written "#9",
the car is Natuilus Blue with an Arum White Roof, formerly the pride
and joy of Flying Pig, Colin!!!
The "spec" below has been changed
NO COIL OVERS... these damaged the shell
K&N Torque Ram fitted on a modified HIF6 ( 2 springs
and a HS6 dashpot)
NO lamp pod as yet :(
NO multi clock dash either (
Else everything is about the same
BLOCK AND TRANSMISSION AND IGNITION:
(+0.060" overbored) 1275cc Allegro Block (Mike's Granny's Allegro
VDP seized block £5!) : 37x29 Avonbar head, Aldon Yellow non-vac
dizzy, orange clutch diapragm, standard non-sprung plate, lightened
backplate and flywheel, MiniSport non-vernier (offset Woodruffed)
cam belt kit, Piper 285/2 blueprint cam. Lucas sports coil (DLB
105 or DLB 110 if ballasted), Lumenition Ignition System (PMA control
box Optronic Contactless Ignition), Bosch quad electrode spark plugs,
Rover 220 GTi (Tomcat) oil cooler and Mocal remote filter head/block
adaptor. Sheffield Mini Bitz 2 Core special rad and Kenlow fan,
standard 1275GT gearbox with Mini Spares centre oil pick-up and
standard diff for year.
BRAKES AND SUSPENSION:
Metro turbo disc setup ( ex Metro 310 van) with Mini Bitz Sheffield
slotted and drilled vented discs, Avonbar mini to metro brake hose
conversion kit, aeroquipped throughout, Speedex beam axle conversion
(no back subframe), Gas Spax shockers all round (coil-over rears with
180lb springs), Mini Sport Heavy Duty Adj. Tie rods, RoverSport Neg
Camber arms, Customised GB alloys.
3 and 4 point harnesses, Alloy Navigators foot-rest, Drivers Clutch
foot-rest, 2.25kg Plumbed in BCF fire extinguisher, 2.25kg AFFF
hand held extinguisher, Magnum fibreglass bucket seats, Full Safety
Devices cage plus dash- floor- and harness- cross-braces, Peter
Lloyd Rallying 4 gallon alloy tank in boot. Seat-, companion pocket-,
(Old shell) and rear bulkhead- panels removed, Road &
Stage (Morcambe) strut brace and arch turrets fitted.
Ammeter, voltmeter, vacuum gauge, oil- and fuel- pressure,
oil- and water- temperature gauges, TIM rev counter Multiple fuses
and relays on up rated loom with rover 820 alternator and Minisport
(ex ABS- Hull) 4 lamp fibre glass pod, Wipac halogen conversion:
total 6x55watt +2x60w on full beam! .
Curley Racing (Mini 7 Champion) carbon fibre standard mini drop front,
(now removed) Ripspeed ERA Turbo bonnet scoop, steel bonnet
photo album Removing the back seat! textSPEC
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