V8 classic Mini (unfinished project)See original listing
24 Nov, 2011 14:31:26 GMT
Derby, United Kingdom
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|Engine Size:||3500||Type:||Standard Car|
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|Previous Owners:||--||V5 Document:||--|
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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.
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:
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...
(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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