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Author:  minimetoy [ Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Round nose efte (updated pg 6 - 04.01.07)

Just a quick update,

Dean and Josh have motivated me again and i got stuck into a few things over the last couple of weeks. They are as follows:

1. Mini 3 core radiator modified amd mounted with thermo fan under the boot.
2. Stainless steel exhaust (2.5inch) with catalitic convertor but no muffler tacked together and ready for final welding. I will be interested to see how quiet (or noisy) the exhaust will be. The stainless pipe i scored has a mirror finish on it.
3. Finished welding my deseamed rear bumper line and layed 2 coats of bog over it. Now to finish sanding and shaping.
4. Installed the tworadiator feed lines under the car.
5. And belted my head numerous times under the car including nice scrath to forehead along with some mild burns from the molten steel from welder to my body. I love working under cars!

Hopefully have some photos next week.

Dan

Author:  gzeVan [ Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:44 pm ]
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well done sounds like its comming together how far have you gone with the radiator i have a feeling the car will overheat

a mate of mine is on his third trial radiator under the boot and it keeps overheating his had two thermos going non stop on a g13 turbo (quite simular to your setup in size and power)

Author:  minimetoy [ Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:51 pm ]
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Yeah, not sure how it will go but will trial this setup first and see how it goes. The rad has a slight tilt to try and get air to pass over it, it is a three core so it actually has more surface area than the standard efte rad and i have two 32mm lines running to the rear of the car so that should help with volume and cooling.

Where has you friend mounted his radiator lines? if they are in the tunnel the exhaust system could be heating the lines asweel.

Dan

Author:  gzeVan [ Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:01 pm ]
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cant remember of hand ,only over heats on boost, sits fine on idle pretty sure it should be sorted by now he got a new radiator last week from the US

Author:  Mini Mad [ Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:11 pm ]
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Nice work Dan, keep it up! not long to go now 8)

Author:  Baracade [ Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:59 pm ]
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Wow we motivate people JOsh... If only our cars were done!

Well done!!!

Author:  Mini Mad [ Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:22 pm ]
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Haha..i'm blaming you for my problem..the more i looks at it, the more i want to do! :lol:

Author:  minstar [ Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:43 pm ]
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Well done keep it up, trust me its worth it. Mine was running like a dream slight problem with missing but up until that happened was just a dream to drive so keep it up once on the road you'll know why you bothered...

Cheers

Matt

Author:  minimetoy [ Wed May 24, 2006 9:01 pm ]
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Here are some photos of the rear end before painting and straight after painting.

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Author:  willy [ Wed May 24, 2006 9:20 pm ]
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I'm a fan of the colour 8)

Author:  minimetoy [ Wed May 24, 2006 9:21 pm ]
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And some more photos of the rear end re-assembled, besides a few minor items.

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Author:  willy [ Wed May 24, 2006 9:24 pm ]
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WOW that looks the part! :D

Author:  Mini Mad [ Wed May 24, 2006 9:34 pm ]
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That rear end looks heaps better, it's coming along nicely! not long now 8)

Author:  willy [ Wed May 24, 2006 9:43 pm ]
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Quick question... how are you going to get it off the stand that its on? :shock:

Author:  minimetoy [ Thu May 25, 2006 12:16 pm ]
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Italian Job style ! do you want to come and watch?

I'll actually jack it up and remove one timber at a time, then just drive it off the original trolley.

Dan

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