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Mini Rebuild

 

Step 15 - More Parts

 

Thursday, September 25, 2008:

 

I was going to wait until all the parts I ordered showed up before posting but why wait? Here are some new things that have arrived in the last month or so:

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KAD's adjustable tie-rod for the front suspension.

 

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KAD's adjustable rear suspension bracket.

 

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KAD 4-piston front calipers.

 

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KAD's alloy rear swing arm.

 

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KAD's rear disk brake conversion kit.

 

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I received a used 9-gallon fuel tank and needed to test-fit it
so I did a quick trimming of the cover plate the previous owner welded in.

 

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The 9-gallon takes up quite a bit more space than the 7-gallon tank that came with the car.

 

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I also received these ProTech coilovers. Two snags though: they won't fit in the original rear reinforcement plates...

 

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...and they won't fit on the 1/2" rear spindles I spec'd from KAD. Time to order the 3/8" spindles I guess.

 

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The Speed seats arrived. It is a tight fit but I think they'll work just fine.
Despite what it looks like, the seats are exactly the same. I just have the driver's side mounted higher to test-fit things.

 

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Anyone want to trim this panel out of their junk shell and sell it to me? More butchering by the previous owner.

 

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If I install a rollcage, will there be sufficient room between the roof bars and the driver & passenger's heads? Looks like it!

 

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Here's yet another area requiring some research, new parts, and some elbow grease - the steering rack.

 

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Here are the Schroth Profi-II harnesses I'll be installing in the car next week.

 

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