Ausmini
It is currently Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:32 am

All times are UTC + 10 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 43 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Dutchy’s MiniRex
PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:59 pm 
Offline
848cc
848cc
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:14 pm
Posts: 272
Location: Branxton, NSW
https://www.ausmini.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=95872&start=75#p1054335

Project looks great, well done.
Here's the frames I made for my seats if it's any help.

_________________
1972 UK built Mk3 mini, soon to be a supercharged 1150!!
https://www.ausmini.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=95872


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dutchy’s MiniRex
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:04 am 
Offline
848cc
848cc
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:37 pm
Posts: 221
Location: Melbourne
Cool thanks. They look good.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

_________________
Website: http://www.dutchysmini.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Dutchysmini/

Previously owned the Red VTEC Mini (B16A)

Project currently on the go:
1961 Morris mini
Engine conversion - WRX EJ255


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Dutchy’s MiniRex
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:46 pm 
Offline
848cc
848cc
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:37 pm
Posts: 221
Location: Melbourne
For those interested in more detail and running commentary on my project I will be updating my website on a regular basis.

http://www.dutchysmini.com/minirex---page-1.html

_________________
Website: http://www.dutchysmini.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Dutchysmini/

Previously owned the Red VTEC Mini (B16A)

Project currently on the go:
1961 Morris mini
Engine conversion - WRX EJ255


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dutchy’s MiniRex
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:24 pm 
Offline
1098cc
1098cc

Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:23 am
Posts: 1456
Location: Armidale, NSW
Is there any plans for the front end bodywork?
I figure you'll have the radiator up the front, it might be an opportunity to improve standard airflow with a big bonnet duct for air to exit after going through the radiator, sort of like lotus Elise bonnets do.

_________________
---
Roads need more corners
A Deluxe(CG13DE), 2 Clubbies(998 and 1275) and 2 Morris 1100Ss


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dutchy’s MiniRex
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:00 pm 
Offline
Yay For Hay!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:27 pm
Posts: 15414
Location: Wodonga - Vic/NSW border
fuzzy-hair-man wrote:
Is there any plans for the front end bodywork?
I figure you'll have the radiator up the front, it might be an opportunity to improve standard airflow with a big bonnet duct for air to exit after going through the radiator, sort of like lotus Elise bonnets do.


Image

_________________
did I tell you that I won a trophy?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dutchy’s MiniRex
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:17 pm 
Offline
1098cc
1098cc

Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:23 am
Posts: 1456
Location: Armidale, NSW
Yeah that! I remember it coming up in a discussion on here about the mini's aerodynamics, done properly it could help clean up a problem area near the rear of the bonnet / front of the windscreen.

_________________
---
Roads need more corners
A Deluxe(CG13DE), 2 Clubbies(998 and 1275) and 2 Morris 1100Ss


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dutchy’s MiniRex
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:41 pm 
Offline
848cc
848cc
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:37 pm
Posts: 221
Location: Melbourne
I do like a bonnet duct and the RS3 LMS is my favourite as it almost looks factory.
While my project is going to be different I don’t want to go too far away from the mini body when it’s finished. Similar to my VTEC mini it looked like a cooper sport pack from the outside but underneath was another story.
The front will hold the radiator, fuel tank and battery at this stage.
I think I will need some additional weight to keep the front wheels down but not sure yet.

Image


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

_________________
Website: http://www.dutchysmini.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Dutchysmini/

Previously owned the Red VTEC Mini (B16A)

Project currently on the go:
1961 Morris mini
Engine conversion - WRX EJ255


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dutchy’s MiniRex
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:34 pm 
Offline
1098cc
1098cc

Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:23 am
Posts: 1456
Location: Armidale, NSW
It starts talking about IDF carbs but got off-topic a little in a good way, the carbon wheezel link in that thread might also be worth looking at again, it has some stuff relating to gaining front down force.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=92566&start=30&

Trying to think of a stealthy or low key way to manage it...

_________________
---
Roads need more corners
A Deluxe(CG13DE), 2 Clubbies(998 and 1275) and 2 Morris 1100Ss


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dutchy’s MiniRex
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:55 am 
Offline
848cc
848cc
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:37 pm
Posts: 221
Location: Melbourne
Cheers thanks.

Each day I work on this car a new challenge is thrown at me.
The MX5 su frame is going to interfere with the turbo so I’ve adapted and going to make my own frame.
Here’s some pics of what I got up to on the weekend. Not much other than ally of measuring and procrastinating until I pulled the trigger.
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

_________________
Website: http://www.dutchysmini.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Dutchysmini/

Previously owned the Red VTEC Mini (B16A)

Project currently on the go:
1961 Morris mini
Engine conversion - WRX EJ255


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dutchy’s MiniRex
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:34 pm 
Offline
1360cc
1360cc
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2004 10:07 pm
Posts: 10602
Location: SE Melbourne
Is it possible to move the turbo to a better location if it means the suspension / frame will be less compromised?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dutchy’s MiniRex
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:20 pm 
Offline
848cc
848cc
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:37 pm
Posts: 221
Location: Melbourne
I guess it is possible however it wasn’t the only reason why I changed tact. The overall look and structure would probably look like a bitsa. So this will clean it up.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

_________________
Website: http://www.dutchysmini.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Dutchysmini/

Previously owned the Red VTEC Mini (B16A)

Project currently on the go:
1961 Morris mini
Engine conversion - WRX EJ255


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dutchy’s MiniRex
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:14 am 
Offline
998cc
998cc
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2007 4:17 pm
Posts: 901
Location: NOR, Perth, W.A.
So just to confirm, it's a WRX engine/drivetrain and rear subframe with MX5 suspension geometry?

_________________
-Alan
I blame my dad for my love of minis. I think I was conceived in the back seat of one :D
I also blame my Dad for me being 6' 1" - not really the optimum height for driving a Mini.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dutchy’s MiniRex
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:27 am 
Offline
1098cc
1098cc

Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:23 am
Posts: 1456
Location: Armidale, NSW
fuzzy-hair-man wrote:
Trying to think of a stealthy or low key way to manage it...


I've been thinking some more about trying to achieve a bonnet vent without it being too in your face. I'm wondering about a mechanism that pivots most of the flat part of the bonnet down from the back of the bonnet to meet up with ducting through the cooling package.
When the car isn't running it's up in the usual mini position and pivots down once the engine is running or at a particular speed or temperature.
The trick would be hiding the cut line, I remembered some rally minis have a blacked out section on the curve at the front of the bonnet a similar thing mighty disguise the cut line, sort of like 33ejb has.
Image
It would depend on what sort of look you were going for, and it is a fair bit of effort to go to, but the sleeper aspect appeals.

_________________
---
Roads need more corners
A Deluxe(CG13DE), 2 Clubbies(998 and 1275) and 2 Morris 1100Ss


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Dutchy’s MiniRex
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:43 am 
Offline
848cc
848cc
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:37 pm
Posts: 221
Location: Melbourne
Mearcat wrote:
So just to confirm, it's a WRX engine/drivetrain and rear subframe with MX5 suspension geometry?
Yes that’s correct. Subframe is now custom using the lower and upper MX5 control arms


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

_________________
Website: http://www.dutchysmini.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Dutchysmini/

Previously owned the Red VTEC Mini (B16A)

Project currently on the go:
1961 Morris mini
Engine conversion - WRX EJ255


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dutchy’s MiniRex
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:48 am 
Offline
848cc
848cc
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:37 pm
Posts: 221
Location: Melbourne
fuzzy-hair-man wrote:
fuzzy-hair-man wrote:
Trying to think of a stealthy or low key way to manage it...


I've been thinking some more about trying to achieve a bonnet vent without it being too in your face. I'm wondering about a mechanism that pivots most of the flat part of the bonnet down from the back of the bonnet to meet up with ducting through the cooling package.
When the car isn't running it's up in the usual mini position and pivots down once the engine is running or at a particular speed or temperature.
The trick would be hiding the cut line, I remembered some rally minis have a blacked out section on the curve at the front of the bonnet a similar thing mighty disguise the cut line, sort of like 33ejb has.
Image
It would depend on what sort of look you were going for, and it is a fair bit of effort to go to, but the sleeper aspect appeals.
I love your enthusiasm for this bonnet duct.
At the moment I’m just trying to get around the engine subframe and suspension.
Keep your ideas coming though.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

_________________
Website: http://www.dutchysmini.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Dutchysmini/

Previously owned the Red VTEC Mini (B16A)

Project currently on the go:
1961 Morris mini
Engine conversion - WRX EJ255


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 43 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC + 10 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 17 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  

© 2016 Ausmini. All garage work involves equal measures of enthusiasm, ingenuity and a fair degree of irresponsibility.