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 Posted: Jan 14, 2020 03:49PM
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very cool! I've always liked the D-series in minis - even cooler in a truck!

 Posted: Jan 14, 2020 07:20AM
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Looks awesome! I'm super jealous. I've coveted that truck for quite a while. Have fun!

*used to be 'nynone4' here on the board but can't seem to get back into that account Embarassed

 Posted: Jan 8, 2020 03:06PM
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Basically done! Will be shipping from MD to Sausalito CA on the 24th or so! Pretty much final pic below showing how it looks nearly stock (width etc.) below. Ride height is silly due to new cones, even though the Hi-Los are at the lowest setting?

 Posted: Dec 31, 2019 11:06AM
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Where-ever wolfcox will never ever go away except to collect some cox in it's skunky place

 Posted: Dec 30, 2019 09:04AM
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Moderators or whoever, thank you for deleting mokehead's post.... think he/she may be a sheep in 'wolves clothing lol....
More like a sheep in skunk's clothing.

 Posted: Dec 30, 2019 07:57AM
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Moderators or whoever, thank you for deleting mokehead's post.... think he/she may be a sheep in 'wolves clothing lol....

 Posted: Dec 29, 2019 04:11PM
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That is a nice setup, but I am going to place more smaller gauges in that space, e.g. WB AFR, a small multi gauge with oil pressure, water, oil temp, fuel, etc.), and a larger tach (sequential lights above the steering wheel though). The speedo will be a fancy GPS HUD floating above dash for the driver, so not in the cluster...hence why I was looking for the measurements to ensure what I pick up will fit. I am still trying to find a place where I can mount my Russian Doomsday Bomber clock that I used to have in my Caterham. Maybe to the side of the round dash thing with a bracket. 

So if anyone has the dimensions of the round center dash, that would help a lot!

 Posted: Dec 29, 2019 11:09AM
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You can use a 3 clock Binnacle and replace the speedo with a large Autometer which will fit into the opening if you keep the chrome ring from the old speedo.  Replace the oil gauge with a gas gauge from an MG, as its the same resistance as the Mini one, and then you can mount turn signal, alternator and high beam lights on the edges of the binnacle.. Temp gauge will work hooked up to the Honda sender..


Mini Mike.  .....
Driving the Mini 30 VTEC  Mini Van under construction... mikesmith.vic (at) gmail 

 

 Posted: Dec 29, 2019 09:27AM
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Planning dash out now...other half wants to keep bionical....wish I knew the dimensions of it so I can plan a layout (I will install a blank panel into the existing hole and cut out the gauge holes from that). Other than that, understanding how to tie the gauges to the custom loom will be next. 

 Posted: Dec 29, 2019 09:03AM
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You will absolutely love that setup.I have the same engine/gearing etc in my car and it is awesome.The hondata s300 is very user friendly to.

 Posted: Dec 23, 2019 05:53AM
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Couple more random pics. Still got to install cooling system, make up front brake lines to bias valve, and a couple other odds and ends. Getting there.

 Posted: Dec 21, 2019 09:56AM
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gone to skunk heaven

 Posted: Dec 21, 2019 08:58AM
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Dead dead or just kicked off forum? If latter, cool, if former, I am sorry. 

 Posted: Dec 20, 2019 02:22PM
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great  build  even for vtec.. btw. werewolf has DEAD 

 Posted: Dec 20, 2019 11:41AM
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Exhaust, engine, brakes, shifter, etc. are pretty much done. Now what is left is fuel lines, radiator, hoses, and wiring loom (probably some other stuff too ). The exhaust is only 2", so limited to about 143 hp theoretically, but, if the engine is built as it should be, I could get a lot more in the future with an upgrade to that. In any case, just want to see it come home! McGee's Custom Minis has been fun to work with. We have had many calls, mainly just to complain about life and all that, but I think we had some useful ones, not sure . In any case, pretty painless, reasonably quick, and the work looks great!

 Posted: Dec 2, 2019 10:28AM
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Steering wheel ready .... to get rid of the stalk and all buttons on dash.....

Not sure what you all run, but this is 280mm (11in). I have a 320mm (12.5) as well, we will see what is better.

 Posted: Nov 29, 2019 12:52PM
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Getting closer

 Posted: Nov 14, 2019 03:39PM
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Both drivers about 5'7" or 5'8"...the goal really is to have seats that can properly hold race harnesses due to the amount of track work we do on all of our cars. This means cutout holes above shoulders. 5th point can be optional as I can always add those myself if needed. So any advice is good!

 Posted: Nov 14, 2019 09:46AM
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 Reclined seats in a truck is nearly impossible as noted.

  A good cobra bucket still has some recline, but by the time the seat is in place it must be pretty far forward of the cross beam that then your knees are very bent and compacted under the wheel to operate the pedals.

The Pup, being a work vehicle was a very utilitarian seating position. STock seats had no recline and even with too much padding in them would keep you pushed too far forward.
  I had the oppetunity to sit in a 'aged' pup with very comfy original seats that the foam relaxed and you sat down into.. that let the original seat sort of bucket you naturally.
I then Came home and removed 1 inch of topping foam that someone had put in to the seats to fill out the leather / vinyl covers more. 
By relaxing more into the backerst i got the appropriate lean.  not relaxed lay back but much more comfortable 

Looking for race buckets or such  try carefully to pre fit that youll hae enough room...  Over 6 ft tall youll have some comprimises to make to fit a reclined seat in any way.

 Posted: Nov 13, 2019 07:49PM
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My guess is that there aren't many data points for pups with aftermarket seats...

I've only sat in one (with standard seats) and that wasn't over-endowed with space.  As I said, the problem is the space that allows the seat to recline backwards just ain't there in the pup because of the position of the rear bulkhead.

I would think that Lotus seats would be too reclined and you will something with more of a "sit up and beg" shape..

Cheers, Ian

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