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Carbon '72 Mini C20XE Including Build Details

Carbon '72 Mini C20XE Including Build Details

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DougieMc

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1,755 posts

129 months

Thursday 13th May 2010
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Hi Guys during our 2 year build we havent really had time to post up. Skunkworkz, Chris, myself and a load of other mates have been hard at it as you will appreciate below. Instead we've gathered a load of Photos and info through-out the build and have now loaded on page 11 of this thread.

This build has been kept under wraps since we started and this is the first time these pictures have been released.

Breif history is it was my Grandfathers car from new in 1972, it stayed in the family until 1991 when I sold it. Then in 2008 I found it again with only 120miles extra on the clock since I sold it, but in a sorry state, I then bought it back, which is where the fun began.

Enjoy......



2.0 16V C20XE Allspeed Kit
QED Jenvey Throttle Bodies
Emerald Management
Z20LET Injectors
Piper 286 Road/Race Cams
Ported, Milled & Polished Head
Power Speed Custom 4-2-1 Manifold, 2.5” Bore, 3” Tailpipe
Quaife LSD
ProAlloy Custom Radiator, Header Tank, Pipe work & Oil Catch Tank
SFS Silicone Hoses
Rocker Cover Smoothed and Colour Coded with Oil Filler Cap & Removed & Breathers Rerouted
Custom Carbon Fibre Plug Cover
Custom Thermostat and Sensors
8x13 Revolution Split Rims
175-50-13 Yokohama A048

Front - Hi-Lo’s & Spax Adjustable Shocks
Rear - Hi-Lo’s & Spax Adjustable Shocks with Rear Camber Kit
Wilwood Dual Master Cylinder / Pedal assembly
Metro Turbo 4 Pot Callipers

Repainted in Ford Imperial Blue
Standard Length Full Metal, Fully Removable Roundnose with Hidden Fixings
Custom Metal Bonnet with Removable Hinges
Carbon Fibre Roof Skin
Custom Carbon Fibre Mirrors & Internal Covers
Carbon Fibre Miglia Arches
Mk2 Pop Out Rear Windows
LED Number Plate Lights
Custom Red Rear Lights with LED Bulbs
Crystal Clear Headlights
Clear Flat Glass Front Indicators with LED Bulbs

Carbon Fibre Shell Seats
Schroth 4 Point Harnesses
Custom 2” Diameter 6 Point Rollcage
Custom Carbon Fibre Dashboard with Rollcage Fitment
Custom Carbon Fibre Steering Column Shroud with Illuminated Starter Button
Custom Carbon Fibre Instrument Surround
Custom Carbon Fibre Gear lever Surround & Linkage Tube
New Mini Style Illuminated Switches with Loops
ETB Digital Dash
Corsa B Electric Power Steering
Momo Quick Release Steering Wheel
Carbon Fibre Gearknob
Handbrake Moved 8” Back
Custom Carbon Fibre Pedals
Custom 2 Speed Heater with Sealed
Custom Carbon Fibre Heater Cover
Custom Carbon Fibre Door Cards
Custom Billet Door Handles & Window Winders
Custom Made Wiring Loom
White LED Interior Puddle Lighting
Retro Re-trims Carbon Fibre Leather Headlining & A,B & C Pillar Covers
Retro Re-trims Carbon Fibre Leather Handbrake & Gearlever Gators
Retro Re-trims Carbon Fibre Leather Boot kit
Custom Carpet & Mats


Original Pics - 1991 (First Owned)



In the Barn - 2008 (Found after 13 years)


Commence Chopping


After some welding....


Carbon Roof



Engine


Exhaust


Radiator


Bonnet


Completed








Edited by DougieMc on Thursday 17th November 20:57

minimatt1967

16,953 posts

114 months

Thursday 13th May 2010
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That is mental, bravo.
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Edited by minimatt1967 on Thursday 13th May 22:15

omgus

7,100 posts

83 months

Thursday 13th May 2010
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Awesome. That looks fantastic.

Lil' Joe

1,545 posts

94 months

Thursday 13th May 2010
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Jesus. H. Christ'o.

That is a beauty. I think I speak for all PH when I ask for performance figures and the full build thread ASAP. Top work, I love old Mini's that have been modernised. I hear these Vauxhall engined jobbies leave the other popular conversion, the VTEC Mini, for dead. Can you confirm? hehe

A mate had a ride in a C20XE mini and said at around 1.5 leptons he asked the driver to back off the throttle, as he had got the idea. hehe

Otter Smacker

6,309 posts

102 months

Thursday 13th May 2010
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That's friggin awesome! biggrin

Superb work by yourself and co. thumbup
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clarkmagpie

3,097 posts

103 months

Thursday 13th May 2010
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Brilliant, just brilliant.

C. Grimsley

1,103 posts

103 months

Thursday 13th May 2010
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Looks stunning mate. Would love that for myself!!

Carl

Otter Smacker

6,309 posts

102 months

Thursday 13th May 2010
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Dear Track_Cit




Out of the way 'Track_Cit' with your TB'd 106 Rallye. We have a new car to drool over, and this one (unlike yours) is complete hehe


Yours:
Everyone.

minimatt1967

16,953 posts

114 months

Thursday 13th May 2010
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Otter Smacker said:
Dear Track_Cit




Out of the way 'Track_Cit' with your TB'd 106 Rallye. We have a new car to drool over, and this one (unlike yours) is complete hehe


Yours:
Everyone.
Harsh.



















hehe

greggy50

4,666 posts

99 months

Thursday 13th May 2010
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Stunning would love to do a Vauxhall conversion on mine one day have been in a mini with about 120bhp and even that seemed mentally fast for such a small car this must be madness mine seems nippy with 55bhp lol
Took it to santa pod yet? this would have to be in the 12's I would think smile

petrolsniffer

2,362 posts

82 months

Thursday 13th May 2010
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wow this is immense love the workmanship!

alwayzsidewayz

1,527 posts

99 months

Thursday 13th May 2010
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Dawng thats hot!!!

Speedracer329

1,485 posts

85 months

Friday 14th May 2010
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Wow!
Outstanding work.

JFReturns

3,198 posts

79 months

Friday 14th May 2010
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Love it!

Chr1sch

2,211 posts

101 months

Friday 14th May 2010
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Simply awesome!!! How does it handle the extra nose weight?

neiljohnson

11,274 posts

115 months

Friday 14th May 2010
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Not my cup of tea but bow looks awesome bet it sounds nice & goes some to.
Hats off to you smile

rhinochopig

17,932 posts

106 months

Friday 14th May 2010
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What make seats are those?

Stunning job by the way - really nicely done.

Did you consider going mid engine RWD at all?

Chr1sch

2,211 posts

101 months

Friday 14th May 2010
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They look like the carbon seats from a Caterham? (R500 and the like)

007 VXR

64,136 posts

95 months

Friday 14th May 2010
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yikes WOW thumbupnuts in a great way
well donebiggrin

Muzzer

3,814 posts

129 months

Friday 14th May 2010
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Awesome. Just awesome.



That steering wheel looks a bit uncomfortable on the hands though wink