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V8 classic Mini (unfinished project)
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Used: An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of ... Read moreabout the condition
Manufacturer: Austin
Colour: -- Model: --
Engine Size: 3500 Type: Standard Car
Power: -- Mileage: --
Seats: -- Doors: 2
MOT Expiry: -- Model Year: 1979
Drive Side: -- Reg. Date: --
Road Tax: -- Exterior: --
Previous Owners: -- V5 Document: --
Transmission: -- Manufacturer's Warranty: --
Fuel: -- In-Car Audio: --
Service History: -- Interior/Comfort Options: --
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Well here we have a nice winter project for someone with the time and space!

I started this last summer but ran out of cash and time.

What is it??
Its a V8 Mini! (or it will be) - the shell is that of a 1979 classic Mini. 
With a custom designed chassis which is 3/4 complete, this enables a 3.5L Rover V8
to be longitudinally mounted in the front of the car, the power is transmitted to the back via a prop shaft
connected to a Mazda LSD.

Whats included:
The shell - completely stripped, numerous replacement herritage pannels have attached. to replace the rust.
there is no rust left on the car!
There are a few bits of body work that will need completing, but obviouslt you will want to have it completely 
sprayed anyway so that can be done then.
All panels are included, wings, doors, boot, all glass.

the chassis is made from extremely solid steel, to complete the car you will need to finish the front end of the 
chassis, and make some outriggers to attach the body - steel (new) included for all this.

The front and rear sub franes are perfect for the job, they are from a Mazda MX5, the rear one includes the 
complete diff, shafts, hubs etc, the front also includes hubs, etc, however there are no brake calipers (front or back) 
But a full set of brake disks are included.

the engine isn EFI a 3.5 rover v8, complete, but will need an alternator. You will probably want to do a basic rebuild for peace-of-mind but shouldn't be necessary.

There is no loom though, you may want to use a Mini loom for the electrics and fit the engine with a good old
4-barrel carb to keep it simple, less electrics to worry about.

includes a set of mini-lite style MX5 wheels and tyres (15") and new fibreglass wheel arches.

What will you need?
- a gearbox
- brake calipers
- brake lines etc
- a fuel tank + system depending on if you go EFi or carb
- a seat

TIME!.. and space... oh and welding skills!

On 15-Nov-11 at 09:01:39 GMT, seller added the following information:

also will require:
- Body "Brightwork" and headlights
- shock absorbers.

On 15-Nov-11 at 09:22:45 GMT, seller added the following information:

also includes - a selection of (new) sheet steel to make up a firewall and so on...

I also have a near-new TIG welder that the winner will get first option on when they collect, at a reasonable price of course!

- Just been asked "Would I consider a part ex / swap" - the answer, of course not ;-) (wink wink nudge nudge)! - i'm after a small car (a runner with long MOT), or I could also do with an old smart car fourtwo... have another project in mind :-D (but of course this is an auction isnt it...... 'cough' )

(unfortunately the guy who asked me was offering a heap worth £10 to a scrapper!! - please reasonable offers only, based on material value...)

either email me via eBay or TEXT MESSAGE me on 07775 867094 - please don't call during the day as i cant answer. I'll answer you as soon as I can.

On 16-Nov-11 at 14:21:51 GMT, seller added the following information:

Apparently this could be very well suited to people wishing to use it for class 6/7 grass track.


On 22-Nov-11 at 09:04:03 GMT, seller added the following information:

Come on guys!!

5600 page views and over 200 watching!

- its got to be worth £800 of anyone's money...
- if it doesn't start rising soon I'll have to cancel the auction.

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