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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:03 pm 
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We might put all this turbo charged fuel injected 5-speed alloy 16v twin cam nissan micra power unit into this new monaco fastback mini ,,, what do you guys reckon ???

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:03 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:31 pm 
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That is just porn! Needs a NSFW tag

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:57 pm 
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good to see you today Clive, but i forgot to ask you--> what`s a "NSFW" tag ?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:39 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:51 pm 
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Is that monaco roof fibreglass? How do you bond to the chassis and keep strength? Do you have a mould?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:29 am 
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yes it`s a fibreglass top
it gets bonded (Glued) & riveted to the body & glassed up
& we make a fair comprehensive roof strengthening frame, a roll-cage of sorts
amongst a pile of other strengthening panels added to the body to stiffen the entire structure
& yes we took a mould off the original car

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:32 am 
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Thats cool... always loved the look of them..

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:16 am 
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Motor & frame assembly going back in (Again) :-)
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tidying up a few bits n pieces & measuring for axle lengths etc

should be all back on wheels & running in a few weeks
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:49 am 
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Motor & frame in for another dummy-up to check clearances & such
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I`d almost forgotten how good these things look on the ground it`s been so long
can`t wait to get both cars finished & big phat 13x8" wheels on mine :-)

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:21 pm 
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Wow the engine looks to sit low in the engine bay. What's the height difference between the micra and the A series?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:27 pm 
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Kennomini wrote:
Wow the engine looks to sit low in the engine bay. What's the height difference between the micra and the A series?


That is the first thing i noticed too.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:53 pm 
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Yeah the cam cover sits about 2&1/2inches lower than the A-series rocker cover but the sump is at the same distance off the ground as the A-series gearbox, so the engine package does have a slightly lower center of gravity
& it weighs close to the same
& the subframe is almost the same weight too
so over-all it`s not a bad little conversion
apparently it`s easy to make 100hp at 9000rpms with the inlet & exhaust sorted & flick the std computer & either fit bike carbs or after-market ECU
then (of course) we can easy add way more than that again by having a play with cams & cyl head porting n valves & compression etc
or just throw a lung onto it :-) (Turbo) :-)
I have heard (a little birdy told me) that they`re particularly reliable at 9000rpms, so i`m keen :-)

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:32 pm 
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Wow it's like something out of my nightmares.. or is it dreams? I dunno, but it looks awesome :lol:

9000rpm sounds like fun to me :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:00 pm 
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Hey Matt, how'd you come across these engines? the Micra's don't seem like pocket rockets so how'd you decide to start playing with them?

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